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Typical of the area that includes the provinces of Milan, Como and Varese, it derives from the toponym Carcano (CO) which in 1928 was merged into Albavilla, together with the town of Villa. The Carcanoes are a family of very ancient nobility, as early as 899 we find Andrea da Carcano Archbishop of Milan, in the second half of the 900 Bonizo Carcano is named, by Emperor Otto I, to lead the city of Milan, in 978 he becomes Archbishop of Milan Landolfo da Carcano, and so on over the centuries, the Carcanoes have linked their name to the history of Milan.

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

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