Velliscig is an Italian surname with no small population base and spread almost exclusively in Friuli. The center of origin of this surname must be identified in the ancient Kingdom of Hungary - Bohemia between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
This name, from 1580 onwards, had its epicenter in the Valley of the Judrio, concentrated in the area of Zapotok, Kanal ob Soči (now in Slovenia), but especially in the small hamlet of Vélendol to which he gave the first name. 1592 Vrsiza Vilisiza de Oborza 1596 Juuan Veliseche Cahal of Judri 1612 Michel Veliscech, 1643 Peter Velaszahk de Idria. From there it spread to the Valley of the lsonzo where it is present in the form of Slovenia Velišček, in the valleys of San Leonardo (Vellescig), in Cividale (Vellisig) and in the Friuli plain (Velisig, Velliscig). In the early 19th century, many emigrated to the United States of America,(Indiana, Ohio, Illinois), naturalizing the surname.
The etymology is uncertain, the cogome Velliscig and its variants may arise:
from the name of good Veles
the proper name or Velech Велес
adjective Velik = great and glorious
the country of origin or Veliš Velešice.