Meaning and Origin of: Abella

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan, Galician, and Spanish : habitational name from any of several places called Abella, in Catalonia, Galicia and Santander.
  • Catalan and Galician : from abella ‘bee’, hence a nickname for a small, active person or an occupational name for a beekeeper.
  • Italian : mainly Sicilian variant of Avella.