Lisi is widespread throughout the centrosud, particularly in Tuscany, Lazio and Puglia, Liso has a Roman stock, but the main core is in the Bari area of Andria and Bari, with important stocks also in Bitonto, Modugno, Mola Di Bari and Trani, they should derive from a modified contraction of the name Aloisi (the modern Luigi) or also from the apheresis of the name Fiordaliso. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli For the surname Liso, parallel to the hypothesis of a derivation from Aloisio, we cannot exclude another: that Liso is a shortened hypochoric of the surname Elisabetta that, not very widespread in the basic form, is quite frequent in Puglia not so much in the abbreviated Elisa, Elisi, Lisa, Lisèi, as in the other abbreviated Lisèna, Liseno, Lisi, Lisino, Lizzini. Lizzio, Lizzo. The surname Elisabetta is naturally the surname of the personal name Elisabetta, which is of Jewish origin and is composed of El (ohîm) = God and sheba = oath, with the sense therefore of 'God is oath'. Some other scholars mean sheba instead as 'seven', perfect number, and then the meaning would be 'God is perfection'.
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