Spatola Family History
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Spatola Name Meaning
from a diminutive of Spata. from old Sicilian spatula ‘grass’, ‘iris’ (or other plant with lanceolate leaves), used as a topographic name. nickname from spatola, a species of wading bird, so named for the shape of its beak. from Sicilian spàtula, a kind of fish, presumably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble this fish or as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Parola, Patella, Spalla, Spinola, Spada, Pakula, Patoka, Palla