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Type Surname
Usage Maltese
Pronounced Pron. Spi-te-ri  [key]

Meaning & History

The surname Spiteri is derived from the Latin word "hospitalieri" meaning hospitaliers. It was initially given to babies born to mothers who worked as nurses at the Knights' hospital during the 16th century where the babies' fathers were usually knights who had been treated at said hospital.
Added 2/11/2016 by Sofia
Edited 2/11/2020 by Mike C, ididahumanerro and Sofia