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Banella is typical of the area around Perugia, Castiglione Del Lago (PG), Banelli has a nucleus in Arezzo and one originating in Friuli, in the area of Arta Terme (UD) and Tolmezzo, Banello is specific to the Friuli region, in the area of Medeuzza and Trivignano Udinese (UD), Banetta, very very rare, is from Perugia and Perugia, Banetti is almost unique, Bani is very common in Lombardy, especially in Bergamo and Brescia, Tuscany, especially in Pisa and Florence and in Umbrua, Bano it is typically Venetian, in particular of the Paduan area, the hypotheses on the derivation can be different, directly or through hypocorisms, from the apheresis of the Latin nomen Albanus or Columbanus, or from the medieval name Banus, of whose use we have an example in a writing of 1203 in Veneto: "... Accepimus autem, quod cum nuper Venerabilis frater noster Spalatensis Archiepiscopus Patarenos non paucos de Spalatensi et Traguriensi Civitatibus effugasset, nobilis vir Culinus Banus Bossinus iniquitati eorum non solum tutu m latibulum, sed et presidium contulit manifestum ... ", name probably derived from the medieval Germanic term banus, medieval political and administrative charge:" ... Nos Joannes Corvinus liptoviensis et opaviensis dux, regnorum quoque Dalmatiae, Croatiae, Sclavoniae Banus .. . ", we cannot exclude, even if unlikely a derivation from modifications of names derived from the Germanic words barth or bandwo.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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