Pah-DEE-yah, possibly Spanish.
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Padilla is a Spanish surname derived fro the Spanish word padilla, meaning: frying pan, possibly designating the original bearer of the name who was a cook. I found this information in a surname book at the library.
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The surname Padilla is indeed Spanish. It is Castellanoleonés, which means it is originally from León, Spain. It extended then to Galicia and Andalucía. I could not find the meaning of it tho'...

Hope this helps,
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