Portella Family History
Portella Name Meaning
Catalan: habitational name from Portella in Lleida or La Portella in Barcelona or Tarragona, so named from a diminutive of porta ‘gate’. Italian: from Sicilian purtedda ‘portal’, ‘door’, ‘pass’, presumably applied as a topograhic name or as a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press