Sala Family History
Sala Name Meaning
Italian Catalan Portuguese and French (Occitan): from sala ‘hall’ hence a topographic name or an occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. Both the Italian and Catalan names may also be of habitational origin: in the case of Italian from (amongst others) Sala Biellese (Biella province) Sala Consilina (Salerno province) and Sala Monferrato (Alessandria) and in the case of Catalan from any of the places called (La) Sala. Compare La Sala . Spanish Asturian-Leonese and Aragonese: habitational name from any of the places called Sala (Asturias and Aragon) or La Sala (Asturias). Hungarian: from a short form of the Biblical name Salamon (see Solomon ). It is also found in Romania (Transylvania). Czech (Šála also Šala); Slovenian and Croatian (Šala): from a short form of the old personal name Šalamoun (Czech only) Šalamon (see Salamon ) or perhaps a nickname from Czech šálit ‘to cheat to swindle’ Slovenian and Croatian šaliti se ‘to joke to jest’ or šala ‘joke’. Altered form of Arabic Salah .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022