Canal Family History
Canal Name Meaning
Spanish Catalan Portuguese and southern French: topographic name from canal ‘channel pipe conduit’ (from Late Latin canalis a derivative of canna ‘reed’) e.g. for someone who lived near an irrigation channel or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. Asturian-Leonese (Cañal): habitational name from Cañal a place in Asturias (Spain) named with cañal ‘reedbed’ (from Latin canna ‘reed’). Italian: variant of Canale .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press