The Ferlita and Ficarrotta families immigrated from Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sicily to the United States in the late 1800's and settled in Tampa, Florida. Most of the information obtained before the 19th century was provided by the church in Santo Stefano Quisqinna. The Ferlita / Ficarrotta Family Tree provides data back to the 1500's. And the Ferlita surname is believed to originate from Spain when the King of Argon ruled the Kingdom of Sicily.
Vince is researching the PARDO, CACCIATORE, DIECIDUE and LoCICERO families that immigrated at the turn of the century from the Italian towns of Alessandria della Rocca, Cianciana and Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sicily (Province of Agrigento), and later settled in Tampa, Florida.
La Società di Santa Rosalia di Santo Stefano Quisquina (Santa Rosalia Society) is a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes preservation of cultural traditions, family and giving back to the community. The society was founded on March 19, 2005 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by direct descendants of Santo Stefano Quisquina, a town in the province of Agrigento in Sicily, Italy. The patron saint of this religious town is Santa Rosalia, after which this society is named.