Pella Family History
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Pella Name Meaning
Italian: possibly a reduced form of Iacopella, a pet form of the personal name Iacopa, feminine form of Iacopo (see Jacob), or of Filippella, a pet form of Filippa, feminine form of Filippo. Italian: habitational name from Pella in Novara province. possibly Catalan: from old Catalan pella ‘used clothes’, perhaps a nickname for someone poorly dressed.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press