Spatola Family History
Spatola Name Meaning
Italian:: from a diminutive of Spata . habitational name from Spadola in Vibo Valentia province. from old Sicilian spatula ‘grass iris’ (or other plant with lanceolate leaves) used as a topographic name. from spatola a species of wading bird so named for the shape of its beak hence possibly used as a nickname for a fowler or for someone with a beak-like nose. from Sicilian spàtula a kind of fish presumably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble this fish or perhaps for a fisherman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022