Surname Zanella, Zanoli, Zannier, Vani, Vannucci, Vannicelli and others

We have already explained that a large part of Italian surnames are patronymic, that is, surnames that derive from first names (father's name). Among the male names Giovanni is the one who has generated the most variety of Italian surnames. Giovanni (John) is a male name that comes from the Hebrew Yohanan, which means 'The faithful to God' that from the original Hebrew passed to other languages. John is the name of two of the most revered saints in Catholicism: St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist. 1

The cult of these two saints was strong since the dawn of Christianity, but it was increasingly imposed in the Middle Ages with the numerous dialectal variations of the name. Let us remember that dialect was often the only language spoken by people.

Zane/ Vane is the Veneto dialect version of Gianni (contraction of the name Giovanni); Zuan is the Friulian dialect version.

With the addition of suffixes, which give it a more familiar and affectionate connotation, numerous variants emerged: Zamarini, Zambardi, Zanardelli, Zanardi, Zanaroli, Zanassi, Zanela, Zanelli, Zanello, Zanenghi, Zanetti, Zanetto, Zani, Zanicchi, Zanichelli, Zanier, Zanieri, Zanigni, Zanin, Zaninelli, Zaninello, Zaninetti, Zanini, Zanino, Zaninotti, Zanirato, Zanne, Zannetto, Zanni, Zannier, Zannini, Zannino, Zannon, Zannone, Zannoni, Zannotti, Zano, Zanocchi, Zanola, Zanoli, Zanolo, Zanon, Zanoncelli, Zanoncini, Zanoni, Zanotti, Zanotto, Zanussi, Zanucchi, Zanuccoli, Zanus, Zanna, Zanussi, Zanusso, Zanut, Zambardi, Zanutti, Zanutto Zuan, Zuanella, Zuanelli, Zuani, Zuanon Vanni, Vannio, Vanno, Vani, Vanetto, Vanino, Vannino, Vanuccio, Vanazzi, Vanella, Vanelli, Vanello Vanin, Vanini, Vanna, Vannella, Vannetta, Vannetti, Vanni, Vannicelli, Vannini, Vannino, Vannucchi, Vannucci, Vannuccini, Vannuzzi

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  1. Ivan – Juan en WIkipedia (2020)