Hi all! This is my first post. My dad's family is from Sicily and they come from Bagheria, Piana Degli Albanesi, and a few from Villafrati. I was so blest to find a lot from my aunt and also Leita S. had most of it! However, I want to know more!
Here are the surnames with locations:
Bagheria: Zarcone, Paleo/Puleo, Di Bernardo Piana Degli Albanesi: Zito, Miraula, Dotto, Filpi, Guidera, Geraci, Cortese, Scalisi, Zuccaro, Matranga, Pizzuto, Ficarrotta, Cavalo, Renda, Dorangricchia, Lo Verde, Ceffalia, Vienna, Fucarino, Di Mauro, Di Carlo,
Probably more--I have to look again. But the main ones are Zito, Zarcone, Dotto, Miraula, Filpi.
My great grandmother was born in Piana Degli Albanesi. She is Annie Vienna-Holmgren. I don't have much on her. Her mother was a Petta from there. I cannot find Annie on any ship's list, but I do know they started in Texas when they first got to the states in the late 1800's.