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Heraldic Search Last name: LIGGIO

Nobles: Italia
Nobility: Principi
Language of the text: Italiano

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Search Etymological origin of Italian surnames


Lectern, typically Sicilian, very widespread especially in Ragusa, but still very present also in Palermo, Isnello, Corleone and Partinico in the Neapolitan, Santa Ninfa, Castelvetrano and Trapani in Trapani, Syracuse, Vittoria and Modica in Ragusa and Sambuca di Sicilia and Sciacca in the Agrigento region, also has a Salento lineage in San PIetro Vernotico in the Brindisi area and in Surano and San Cassiano in the Lecce area, Lieggio is almost unique, Liggio, always Sicilian, is specific to Palermo and Corleone in the Palermo area, these surnames should derive from nicknames originated from the dialectal term, which varies slightly depending on the area, lièggiu, liggiu, lèggiu (light, superficial, not very reliable), perhaps expressing an unflattering judgment on the founders.

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

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