Another derivation, always toponymic, may be connected to villages whose names contain the word "Badia", as Badia in the province of Catanzaro, Badia Calavena in the province of Verona, Badia near Sulmona in the province of L'Aquila.
Surname BADIA and variation
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The BADIA surname is common in Spain as well, and is recorded in a document of 722 as "infantes" of Montañas de Jaca; in the 12th century this family had moved to Catalonia. There is no evidence however that links the Spanish Badia to the Italian branches, though it may be possible for some of them.
- White Pages: The surname BADIA appears in Italy with about 400 listings, BADIALE with about 60.
- Ellis Island: about 65 arrivals for BADIA immigrants from Italy are recorded, about 70 from Spain or South America.