Li Causi is specific of western Sicily, of Palermo and of Trapani, of Marsala, Castelvetrano, Partanna, Santa Ninfa, Trapani, Erice and Valderice, Licausi, very rare, it would also seem to be of Sicilian origin, from Trapani. in particular of the area of Santa Ninfa, Partanna and Marsala and of Sciacca in the Agrigento region, they could derive from nicknames originating from the Greek expression lykoi àndres (wolf men), but it is also possible that it derives from the Greek archaic term alykàres (salt operator) ) craft perhaps carried out by the progenitor, one cannot however ignore the possibility that they derive from patronymic forms referring to progenitors whose fathers had called themselves by the Greek name Kaousios latinized in Causius.
Li Destri, very rare, would seem typically Sicilian, in particular of Mazzarino in the nisseno, Lidestri, absolutely rare, it should be due to a transcription erector of the previous one, could derive from the fact of being the progenitor a son of one called with the late name medieval Dester or Destro (see Dester).
Li Donni is typically Sicilian, has a lineage on the island of Lipari in the Messina area and one in Palermo, should derive from a contracted form, altered dialectically, by Li Domini (the Lords), noble family, of which we find traces during the Spanish domination , when he held important positions, we recall, in the early 1500s, the Inquisitor Don Giovanni Li Donni of Noto in the Syracuse area. coat of arms supplied by Claudio Li Donni
Both absolutely rare and specific to Nyssa, Li Gambi has a very small Mazzarino stock, Ligambi has only a few meager presence, it should derive from a Sicilian dialectal nickname originated from a characteristic of the progenitor, perhaps that of having very long legs or being very fast.
Li Gresti, absolutely rare, would seem to be from Paternò, Ligresti is typically Sicilian, from Catania and Paternò, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia and Catania, it should derive from a nickname that indicates the rural (rural) origin of the family.
Li Mandri is typically Sicilian, from Palermo and Marsala in the Trapani area, Limandri, almost unique, is an altered form of the previous one, which should be a patronymic form where the Lestia for children of, referring to a progenitor, whose father it was called Mandro, an apheretic form of the Greek name Anassimandro, we remember with this name an ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher.
Li Muli is typically from Palermo, should derive from a nickname perhaps originated from the fact that the progenitor was dedicated to the breeding and trading of mules, the use of which was in the past very frequent for the transport of baggage, wood and other goods of consumption.
Li Rosi is decidedly Sicilian, of the Catanese in particular of Vizzini, Catania, Grammichele and Licodia Eubea, it should derive from the word rosa (flower) to indicate the presence of perhaps a large rose garden near the family home.
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