Cano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Cano is derived from a nickname; that is, it was originally used to describe a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from the Spanish word "cano," meaning "white-haired" or "ancient," and would have been applied to one with gray hair or one who was advanced in years.

Early Origins of the Cano family

The surname Cano was first found in many Regions of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. There were families of this name in Castile, Murcia, Seville, Vizcaya, Portugal and other regions. In Vizcaya, a family of this name resided in Aldeanueva, Valmaseda, while another family was established in Penacerrada, Laguardia, in Alava.

Important Dates for the Cano family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cano research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1667, 1476 and 1526 are included under the topic Early Cano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cano, Cao, Cane, Caño and others.

Early Notables of the Cano family (pre 1700)

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Cano migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Cano, aged 39, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1811 [1]
  • Hernan Cano, who landed in Cartagena in 1834 [1]
  • Heman Cano, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1834 [1]
  • Sebastian Cano, who landed in Venezuela in 1834 [1]
  • Herman Cano, who landed in New Spain in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cano (post 1700)

  • Félix Manuel Cano (b. 1966), former Spanish baseball pitcher
  • José Ortega Cano (b. 1953), Spanish bullfighter
  • Don Juan Cano (1502-1572), Spanish conquistador
  • José María Cano (b. 1959), Spanish composer, and contemporary artist
  • Gabriel Cano, Spanish soldier who served as Royal Governor of Chile from 1717 to 1733
  • Ulises Cano (b. 1983), Spanish footballer currently
  • Franklin Arregui Cano (b. 1911), Spanish painter
  • Melchoir Cano (1509-1560), Spanish theologian
  • Alonso Cano (1601-1667), Spanish painter/sculptor/architect
  • Ricardo Obregón Cano (1917-2016), Argentine Justicialist Party politician, 53rd Governor of Córdoba (1973-1974)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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