The Mendola is typically Sicilian, from Agrigento and Palermo in particular, it should derive from place names (see MENDOLA).
Quite rare it is native to western Sicily, it can derive from the locality name Mendola, quite common in Sicily, for example Mendola di Terme Vigliatore (ME). The baron Antonio Mendola of Favara was famous for his library of about 14,000 volumes and for his work in the botanical field. by Giovanni Vezzelli Mendola is a Sicilian and Calabrian surname that comes from the word 'mèndula' = almond ..
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