Cane is typical Piedmontese and Valle d'Aosta, Canè has its main nucleus in Bologna, in Bologna in particular, it also has a stock in Naples and one in Narcao nell'iglesiense, Cani has more stocks, in Cagliari, in the area of Carbonia, Iglesias and Santadi (CA), in Emilia and in the Agrigento area, they should all derive from the medieval name Cane, remember for example Grande Dog Della Scala (1291-1329) Lord of Verona. Traces of this surname can be found, for example, in the Anzasca Valley, in the manuscript Memories of the Anzasca Valley by the notary Carlo Zambonini, which states that: on 5 May 1496 three brothers arrived, the counts Cani di San Pietro in Valle d'Aosta. clarifications provided by Cav. Luca Giambonino the Dogs of San Pietro did not arrive in Pianezza (TO) but in Battiggio, Ciola, Pianezza now San Carlo, which is a municipality in the Anzasca valley (VB) where gold mines began working. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli CANÈ is an Emilian surname that originally had the local name Canè, which is the Latin cannetum = canneto. See the local names Canè, municipality of Vione (Brescia), and Canè, municipality of Limana (Belluno). Source: F. Violi surnames in Modena and Modena, 1996.
Both are typically Calabrian, the almost unique Lo Cane is from the Vibonese, as is the slightly less rare Locane, these surnames should derive from a nickname based on the Arabic word qaani (red), perhaps indicating that the progenitor was red of hair.
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