Tani Family History
Tani Name Meaning
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Tano a pet form of a personal name ending in -ano notably Gaetano or Montano . Japanese: written 谷 ‘valley’. It is a topographic name taken by many families and found chiefly in western Japan. The most ancient bearers are listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Tani is also a common element in many other surnames so some instances in America could be shortened versions of these.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022