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Stival is typical of the area that includes the Trevisan, in Farra di Soligo, Santa Lucia di Piave, Conegliano, Motta di Livenza and Pieve di Soligo, the Pordenonese, in Pordenone, Azzano Decimo and Cordenons, and the Venetian above all, in Portogruaro, Pramaggiore, Venice, Concordia Sagittaria, Fossalta of Portogruaro and Caorle, Boots, present in Rome, and Norma, Sermoneta and Latina in Latinense, should derive from an italianization of the previous surname and should have arrived in Lazio on the occasion of the reclamation Pontina, Boot, extremely rare, it would seem above all an alteration of the first, could result from nicknames originated from the term Veneto stival which means boot, perhaps motivated by the fact that the founder of the craft produced boots, but a Secondary meaning of the term in Venetian dialect is that of stunned, and in some cases could therefore be a playful nickname attributed always to the ancestor, not very likely a derivation from names of localities such as Stival of Frizzon in Trentino, possibility that you can not exclude anyway.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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