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Fadani has a Lombard lineage in Brescia in Brescia, Manerbio and Castel Mella, and in Cremona at Gussola, and an Emilian lineage in Colorno in the Parma area, it should derive from the name of the locality Fadano di Guiglia in the Modena area, or Fadano di Brentonico in the lower Trentino area, even if it cannot be excluded a derivation from a nickname originated from the archaic dialectal term, of the Lombard, Emilian, fadan (large toad, magician, sorcerer).

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

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