Beliso
I've been asked to assist in possibly finding the origin of this last name: BELISOOriginally, the family heard this could possibly be French. Maybe Spanish. However, according the spelling, I would say this derives more from an Italian name. I believe it is possible during the generations, family members may have moved to France or Spain. But my guess is this name originated from an Italian background. Any suggestions would be helpful.Thank you,Paula
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According to Ellis Island a man called Onofrio BELIZO arrived at New York in 1912 he came from MOLA a town near BARI in Southern Italy.A possibility?
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Another problem with the Italian hypothesis is that most American Belisos are in California as you can see at http://www.gens-us.net/map/genera.html?cognome=BELISO. This would strongly indicate that they arrived through Mexico or Central America. Also, if you check out the name at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, you'll see that the first names are all Hispanic until very recently.
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All very good information. Although I can not elaborate with the excellent information provided by Marc, which by the way, I love what he has provided here. I can tell you this... knowing people associated with this family. Supposedly there was a name change many, many years ago that I believe may have been something like D'eliso or DelBellisso. Something like this. Regardless, it was changed for their own reasons when they moved to Spain. I love this feedback because it goes to show you what is and possibly is not out there. It shows that people will do what they can to provide you with information to somehow find more on your family. I think Marc has great information for you if you wish to pursue things. Lucca seemed to guess right with them moving to Spain or at least someone making the move to Spain. But I'm going to look at these websites Marc has for you. Have a great Holiday everyone!Danny
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Hello Paula, I lived in Sicily for many years and later moved to Rome. I studied History at the University in Milan just to give you a little background. I did see the link Marc had posted up and he is correct that the Beliso family shows relatives in the Philippines and Spain. However, the name BELISO and it's origin is from Italy. My guess is the family may have originated from Italy and later moved to Spain. This is common being they are not that far from one another. Also, a good thing to remember is that the Philippines was once ruled by Spaniards. So you can begin to see a pattern here. Many of the names are similar, but I can tell you the spelling and origin of this one particular name, Beliso, is from Italy. Abbia un giorno piacevoleLucca
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If Beliso is Italian in origin, how do you account for the fact that the name doesn't show up on any of following websites which list the surnames of Italy:
http://gens.labo.net/
http://www.infobel.com/en/italy
http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/cognomi0002e.htmNor does it appear in Francipane's Dizionario ragionato dei cognomi italiani (2005) which is the most complete and up-to-date Italian surname dictionary.
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The name is Spanish but it seems to be very rare and I haven't been able to determine its origin. You can check out the following website for confirmation:
http://www.geocities.com/rizal_beliso/Jose_Rizal_youngest_sister.html
There's no one named Beliso in Italy. You can check this at http://gens.labo.net/
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