Genealogy in Santo Stefano Quisquina

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santo Stefano Quisquina, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Sicilia and in Agrigento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Santo Stefano Quisquina registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Santo Stefano Quisquina in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Santo Stefano Quisquina to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santo Stefano Quisquina?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santo Stefano Quisquina


Before to start your genealogy research in Santo Stefano Quisquina, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Sicilia and in Santo Stefano Quisquina too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santo Stefano Quisquina from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Santo Stefano Quisquina. As more your surname is common in Santo Stefano Quisquina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Santo Stefano Quisquina archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Agrigento province are:
Alaimo, Amato, Argento, Arnone, Bellavia, Bono, Burgio, Butera, Cacciatore, Carlino, Castronovo, Ciaccio, Cipolla, Colletti, Costanza, Cuffaro, Cusumano, Di Caro, Ferraro, Gallo, Gambino, Giardina, Greco, Iacono, Indelicato, La Porta, La Rocca, Lauricella, Licata, Lombardo, Mangione, Maniscalco, Marino, Messina, Miceli, Montalbano, Morreale, Mule’, Palumbo, Patti, Piazza, Rizzo, Russo, Sanfilippo, Tuttolomondo, Vaccaro, Vella, Volpe.

Church archives in Agrigento province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the list of parishes today in Santo Stefano Quisquina

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Santo Stefano Quisquina and Agrigento province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Palermo.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Santo Stefano Quisquina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santo Stefano Quisquina, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Santo Stefano Quisquina”
  1. Frank Scozzari Adamo says:

    I’m so grateful to see this available. I was in SSQ for 2 days back in 2000, but haven’t had the opportunity to return. My grandparents, Giuseppe Scozzari and Marie Leto came to the States in the late 1890s and, like many others, settled in Tampa.

    Giuseppe’s parents were Francesco Scozzari Biao and Rosalia Maurici. Marie Leot’s parents were Fillippo Leto and Maria Angela Cacciatore. Rosalia’s mother was Modesto Maurici. Franceso’s father may have been Adamo Scozzari, but I’m not sure.

    I have been hopeful I could trace back to the last half of the 1700s when, according to documents, “A family of Spanish heritage migrated to Italy, specifically to the city of Sutera, Sicily. The first member of the family was named Paul and on April 30, 1767 by the authorities, he obtained the title of Baron of Solfaria. Title waas fully recognized by the Royal Seal on September 30, 1768. On April 7, 1769, the son of Paul married Lady Isabelle Ajala who had very little assets, but who was born from the very noble family Ajala of Enna.”

    Francesco Scozzari-Biao was born around 1825 and so there are only 2 to 3 generations to link Francesco to the Spaniard. I am also hopeful to find information on Marie Leto’s ancestors.

  2. April says:

    My husband’s great grandparents immigrated to the US from Santo Stefano di Quisquina in 1903 and traveled back and forth several times, sometimes with family members. They were born and married and had children in Santo Stefano and settled in Tampa, FL. Great Grandmother was Rosalia Castellano b. 1881, her brother, Rosario Castellano b. 1873, her husband, Silvestro (Silvester/Silvestre)Torregiante/Torrigianti/Torreggiante b. 1873. Silvestro was born at an orphanage in Santo Stefano and family members have visited there but they had no records for us. The story was that he was the product of an affair between a servant and an affluent Torregiante.

    Hoping to further research on the Castellano side. Rosalie and Rosario had a cousin, Concetta/Coucetta Camparetto/Campanetto and an Uncle Giacchino/Giachino Camparetto/Campanetto presumed to be the brother of Rosalia and Rosario’s mother. Would love to see if there is already established genealogy research on this line/family.

    Thank you so much for your assistance,

  3. Art Graziano says:

    My grandmother came to the US in 1900. She had a brother who stayed behind and never came to the US. His name was Nicola Pullara. He married Vincenza Geraci in 1907. They had a daughter named Caterina (1909) who married Costantino Parrino in 1926. I’m trying to find their descendants. How do I go about finding people who are still living in Sicily? I’m sure Nicola and Vincenza had more children besides Caterina.

  4. Laugero says:

    My great Nonno (mother’s side) was from Santo Stefano Quisquina. His name was Pietro Alfieri, immigrated to New York, then to Tampa. I am trying to determine his citizenship status when he had my Nonno in the U.S.
    Thank you for your help,

  5. Angie says:

    My grandmother, Angelina Maria Vizzi was born in SSQ on March 14, 1892 or 1893. I could not find anything at the courthouse on her birth. She had brothers and sisters: Rosina(b.1890), Emanuel (b.1884)
    Giuseppe(B.1887), Maria Francesca (1888), and Rosalia .

    Rosalia Leto (b. 1860) and Emanuel Paulo Vizzi were the parents, I think, and the grandparents were Rosalia Maria Filangieri and Santi Leto. Could you verify this? Could you tell me where they were baptized? Thank you so much. I know that we have a cousin, Francesco Messina, who lives there now. Could I have his address so I might write him.

    Sincerely, Angie

  6. Louise says:

    My grandfather Guissepe Pizzo left Santo Stefano in 1903. His future wife Emilia Zambito left with her family in 1907. They married in Tampa, Fl and I am their granddaughter. I am coming to Santo Stefano in early October, can you connect me with any family?

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