Padula is typical of southern Peninsular, particularly concentrated in Basilicata, it should derive from one of the many toponyms with this name, such as Padula (SA), Padula di San Pietro (CS), Paduli is almost unique, Padulo, very rare, is specific of Molise, area of Campobasso and surroundings, it too could derive from a toponym like Padulo (AP) or Padula di Monteroduni (IS). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Padula, Panitalian, very frequent in the south. Surname derived from the Latin word 'palus, paludis', from which our "swamp" and the synonym 'padule' = "quagmire", derived by metathesis, with a somewhat diminutive sense. In Neapolitan "parule". The surname can derive from homonymous toponyms such as eg. Padula (SA).
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