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Type Surname (from location)
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 12/30/2015
Meaning & History
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo
, vernacular form of Paulus
, + the locative ending -la. Both the farm name and the surname can be traced back to the 15th century. The surname occurs chiefly in western Finland.