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Lovisa is specific of the area between Trevisano and especially Pordenone, in particular of Azzano Decimo, Cavasso Nuovo, San Giorgio della Richinvelda, Maniago and Chions in the Pordenone area, Lovise, extremely rare, is from Vicenza, Lovisetti, very very rare, is from the area Lombard, Piedmontese, Lovisetto is typically Venetian, from Padua, Tombolo and Cittadella in Padua, Silea, Treviso, Roncade and Monastier di Treviso in the Treviso area, Vicenza, Costabissara and Thiene in the Vicenza area and Venice, with a stock also in Fondi in latinense, probably the result of Venetian emigration during the Pontina reclamation, Lovisi has a small stock in the Verbanese, a very small one in Tuscany and a more consistent one in the Salerno area at Casaletto Spartano, Torraca, Casalbuono, Caselle in Pittari and Montesano sulla Marcellana, almost unique, it would seem Venetian, Loviso, absolutely rare, would appear to be from the area between Salerno and Potentino, Lovison is undoubtedly Venetian, from Padua, in Pado va, Piazzola sul Brenta, Rubano, Villafranca Padovana and Campodoro, and of Vicenza, in Vicenza, Mason Vicentino, Fara Vicentino and Thiene, Lovisone is Piedmontese, Asti and Castell'Alfero in Asti and Turin, Lovisoni, almost unique, it would seem Friulian, all these surnames should derive, directly or through hypocoristic or accretive, even dialectal forms, from altered apheretic forms of the medieval name Alovisius, from which Alvise is derived, an archaic form of the name Luigi, we have an example of use in 1500 in a deed in Trento: "... Magister Alovisius Cenagus sartor, dictus etiam sutor ...", but it cannot be excluded that in some cases it may derive from Venetian dialect nicknames with the meaning of a wolf-wolf.