La Pietra Family History
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La Pietra Name Meaning
from pietra ‘stone’, ‘rock’, with the definite article la (Latin petra, from Greek); probably a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent rock or on stony ground, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a quarryman or stone carver. from feminine form of Pietro, the feminine form probably being due to the influence of the Italian word famiglia ‘family’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press