1. Home
  2. Search Etymological origin of Italian surnames

Search Etymological origin of Italian surnames


Canella has a small lineage between Novara, Vercelli and Pavia and one, decidedly more consistent in the Veneto, Emilia, especially in the Vicenza area, Venice, Padua, Rovigo, Ferrara and Bologna, in particular in Veneto in Abano Terme, Padua, Selvazzano Dentro and Saccolongo in the Paduan area, in Venice and Noventa di Piave in the Venetian area and in Porto Tolle and Taglio di Po in the Rovigoto area, and in Emilia in Ferrara, with presences also in Copparo, Ro, Massa Fiscaglia and Portomaggiore in the Ferrara area and in Bologna, should derive from nicknames originated or from the fact of being sons of a Can (a particularly widespread name in the Venetian area), we recall only by way of example the Veronese Can Grande della Scala, or even derive from the fact of being the progenitors of the vinai or being anyway accustomed to using the small wooden barrel or tube used to tap wine from barrels, less likely a connection with the cinnamon trade (spice), we find traces of this surname one in Chioggia towards the end of the 1200s with the notary Dionisio Canella, and in Chios (Greek island under Genoese control), in the second half of the 1300s, with the notary Giuliano de Canella.

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

Buy a heraldic document with your coat of armsBuy a heraldic document with your coat of arms

You may be interested

Heraldic dossiers

Variations Last name: Canello,Cannella
Nobles: Italia (Liguria - Piemonte)
Nobility: Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

Nobles: España (Sevilla)
Nobility: Señores - Caballeros - Familia Noble
Language of the text: Español

Variations Last name: Canella - Canelli - Cannella
Nobles: Italia (Piemonte - Liguria)
Nobility: Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

Verba Volant, Scripta Manent
(Spoken words fly away, written words remain)
Examples of Heraldic Documents
Order now a Professional Heraldic Document

We are making the world's largest digital archive of coats of arms
Make sure Your Family will be in it