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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian (Sicily; Mandalà) : occupational name for a seller of scarves, from Greek mandilas.
  • Italian (Sicily; Mandalà) : altered form of Mannalà, a name of Arabic origin, derived from mann Allāh ‘grace of Allāh’. The surname is characteristic of the Palermo region and eastern Sicily.

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