Perla Family History
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Perla Name Meaning
Spanish: from perla ‘pearl’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes. Italian: generally, from the female personal name Perla, meaning ‘pearl’(from Late Latin Pern(u)la (‘little pearl’), whence Italian perla ‘pearl’), but in some cases possibly a metonymic occupational name (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press