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Taban would be unique, perhaps Veneto, Tabanelli is typical of Ravenna, Lugo, Faenza, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna, Castel Bolognese and Conselice, with strains also in Bologna at Imola, Tabani is typical of Pistoiese, Tabano would seem specific to the Salernitano, Roccadaspide in particular, should derive directly or through hypocoristic from nicknames originated from the Late Latin word tabanus (Tafano, Moscone of horses) perhaps to indicate in the ancestor a person particularly nagging or spiteful.

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

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