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origin of "AYALA"
Posted by: ray ayala (ID *****2320) Date: May 03, 2003 at 16:33:59
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this is yet another possible origin of our great name.
an art instructor of mine in the 60's, at nightingale jr high school {in n/e los angeles} told me that she believes it is derived from the term "praise allah" which in the language of the moors, who invaded spain, translates to something like > AY-ALLAH < ,
this might also explain why i've seen AYALA spelled w/ two "LL's" at times
i truly enjoyed the other examples of the origin of AYALA. let me know what you think of this example.

P.S. > perhaps the name had already been created before the invasion by the moors. <

R. Christopher Ayala


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