Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish and Catalan ((de) Falla): probably a nickname from Catalan
falla ‘torch’ or ‘bonfire’ (in particular one which was lit in the streets of a city on public
festivals), or an occupational name for one who lit such a bonfire.
- Spanish: perhaps a nickname from falla ‘flaw’, ‘error’,
‘doubt’ (Latin falla).
- Scottish: habitational name from any of
various places named Falla, Fala, or Fallaw, especially Fala in
Midlothian. The second element is probably law
- Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named in
southeastern Norway, so named from fall ‘fall’,
probably with reference to the site of a landside or to tree felling.
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