Scala Family History
Scala Name Meaning
Italian: topographic name from scala ‘ladder flight of steps; wharf’ for someone who lived by a flight of steps or on terraced land; or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word as for example Scala in Salerno province Scala Coeli in Cosenza or the district so named in Torregrotta in Messina province Sicily. Compare Di Scala and La Scala . Americanized form of Czech Skála Polish and Jewish (from Poland) Skała or Slovak and Rusyn Skala .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press