Pala Family History
Pala Name Meaning
Italian: topographic name from pala ‘upland meadow’. Catalan: generally a habitational name from a place called Palà, in Barcelona province. Catalan: possibly a metonymic occupational from pala ‘shovel’ (Latin pala). Polish (also Pala): from a vernacular form of the personal name Pawel, Polish form of Paul. Czech: nickname for an obstinate person, from Moravian dialect pala ‘head’. Hawaian: unexplained.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press