Palla Family History
Palla Name Meaning
Italian: from palla ‘ball’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cannon balls or a nickname for a player of ball games or someone with a rotund figure. Catalan: habitational name from any of several places of this name in Catalonia. Catalan and Galician: also probably a derivative of palla ‘straw’. Hungarian: from the personal name Pál (see Pal). Indian (Gujarat): Muslim name of unknown meaning. Indian (Panjab): Sikh name, probably from Panjabi p?lla ‘edge of a garment’, ‘support’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press