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Cagni is from the Lombardy area between Brescia Lodi and Cremona, Cagnola is specifically from Milan, Cagnoli from central north, Cagnolo from the Ligurian-Piedmont area and central-north, with maximum diffusion in the province of Milan and in Lombardy Cagnoni, Cagnotti, very rare, is of the Cuneo area, Cagnotto has a stock in Fossano in the Cuneo area and in Turin and a very small Venetian stock in the Padua area. The derivation can be, directly or through various hypocoristic forms, from the toponym Cagno in the Como area, from Cagnola in the Paduan area or from other similar locations, or from the medieval name Cane, remember the famous Cane Grande della Scala, or from Canio, or from nicknames linked to the relationship with the Della Scala family.

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

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