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  • Southern French : variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna ‘hut’ (see Caban). This name was established in North American in the 18th century, probably by Huguenots.