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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lana


LANA | LANARI | LANARO | LANERA | LANERI | LANERO

Lana could have several nuclei, in the Agrigento, Lazio and Macerata areas, in the Paduan area, in the Mantua area and in the Novara and Varese areas, Lanari is typical of the central belt that includes the Marche, Umbria and Lazio regions, Lanaro is probably from Vicenza, Lanera is typically Apulian from Bari, Bari, Valenzano and Putignano, Laneri has stumps scattered throughout Italy, in Cuneo, Genoa, Pavia, Rome, Naples, Sassari and Sicily in Catania and Enna, Lanero, very rare , has a stock in the Asti and Genoa areas and one in Cagliari. These surnames probably derive from dialectal nicknames connected with the trade of spinner or weaver of wool, but it is also possible a derivation from toponyms now disappeared, like Lanero in the Asti area, in some cases it can also be descended from apheresis of the Germanic name Gailana.

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


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