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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


Similar surnames: Sala, Papa, Palla, Cala, Palm, Pal, Pola, Paola, Bala, Palo

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Pala Family Origin

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Pala Family Occupations

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Pala Historical Records

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Pala Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pala in 1957 was 79, and 82 in 2004.

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