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Type Surname
Usage Basque
Pronounced Pron. a-ya-luh  [key]
Other Forms FormsAyala

Meaning & History

A diminutive of Ayala. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy. The purposes of the spelling alteration were to avoid confusion with Domingo Ayala, an unrelated person, and to steer from prejudice with Hispanics.
Added 3/20/2014 by Robart
Edited 3/20/2014 by Robart