Zanella is common throughout the north, in the eastern section of Lombardy, Tre Venezie and Emilia orientale and Romagna, Zanelli is common in Lombardy and Emilia and Romagna, Zanello in addition to the strain in Udinese, has one in Turin and one in the break, Zannel is typical of Province of Latina, of funds, Terracina and Campodimele, of the Neapolitan of Marano of Naples and Quarto and of Foggiano, of Foggia and Accadia, Zannelli has a Tuscan strain in the Florentine in Empoli, Montespertoli and Castelfiorentino, a stump in Rome and one in Naples, derive all From Zane, or tusks a variation of the apheresis of the name Gianni. Trace of this surname we find it at the end of 1500 to Cornale (BG) with the consul Zanello de Zanelli, and Salò (BS) where in a written complaint of the family state of a violin maker to the Venetian Republic you can read: "... Some a de Formento, fourth Trei fava, wine Bono Zerle Seven, oil weights doi. Item I have a credit with Mr. Count Ernestor Martinengo da Zanello de L. 52 because of so many ininstruments from Sonar,... ".
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