Siragusa Families In America

From Sicily to the United States

Tracing Siragusa Family Origins

Aside from documenting my own family's history, one of the goals of this project is to track ALL of the Siragusa families in America, their origins in Sicily/Italy, and which ones are connected.

Searching the Ellis Island database results in over 1300 Siragusa arrivals -- this includes spelling and indexing errors that I have found as well as variations on the name such as Siracusa. The number gets reduced a bit as a fair portion of the arrivals are of the same person making multiple crossings.

While there are a number of ways to sort all of this data, I have chosen to arrange it by town of origin (the birthplaces of our ancestors) as that will likely be the most efficient way to track which families are connected as they made their way to America, although there are instances of small towns in Sicily with more than one line of unconnected Siragusa families.

Obviously, this is a huge undertaking, so the table below will grow as time passes and more families are traced. The orgin column lists the name of the town and province (all in Sicily unless otherwise noted). Name, Born and Arrival columns will link to supporting documents and detail page (if available).

Origin (Town, Province)NameBornArrivalDestinationFam. #
Collesano, PalermoBuonaventura Siragusa5/22/18561901New York1
Collesano, PalermoStefano Siragusa2/18/18611902New York1
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoAngelo Siragusa8/2/18621898Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoAngelo Siragusa5/29/18901899Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoCalogero Siragusaa.18421906New Orleans?
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoAngelo Siragusaa.19111919Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoCastrenze Siragusa11/25/18631919Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoGiuseppe Siragusaa.19091919Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoIgnazia Siragusaa.19071919Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoMaria Siragusaa.19021919Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoSalvatore Siragusaa.19051919Buffalo2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoAntonino Siragusa12/8/18881907Chicago2
Montemaggiore Belsito, PalermoCosimo Siragusa1/15/18921909Chicago2
Towns below with Siragusa connections through Ellis Island (more info to follow)
Acquaviva Platani, Caltanissetta
Agrigento, Agrigento
Aidone, Enna
Alcamo, Trapini
Alia, Palermo
Bagheria, Palermo
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Messina
Baucina, Palermo
Bitonto, Bari (Italy)
Caccamo, Palermo
Calatabiano, Catania
Caltavuturo, Palermo
Campofelice di Roccella, Palermo
Cassino, Frosinone (Italy)
Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani
Castelvetrano, Trapini
Castroreale, Messina
Catania, Catania
Cianciana, Agrigento
Polizzi Generosa, Palermo
Ferrandina, Matera (Italy)
Gangi, Palermo
Gratteri, Palermo
Lentini, Siracusa
Leonforte, Enna
Lercara Friddi, Palermo
Marsala, Trapini
Mazara del Vallo, Trapini
Messina, Messina
Mezzojuso, Palermo
Mineo, Catania
Misilmeri, Palermo
Mistretta, Messina
Monreale, Palermo
Montelepre, Palermo
Motta Camastra, Messina
Naples, Naples
Palermo, Palermo
Porto Empedocle, Agrigento
Palazzolo Acreide, Siracusa
Partinico, Palermo
Prizzi, Palermo
Racalmuto, Agrigento
Realmonte, Agrigento
Ribera, Agrigento
Sant'Angelo di Brolo, Messina
San Cataldo, Caltanissetta
Santa Croce Camerina, Ragusa
San Filippo del Mela, Messina
Siculiana, Agrigento
Santa Lucia del Mela, Messina
Santo Stefano Quisquina, Agrigento
Sclafani Bagni, Palermo
Sciara, Palermo
Serradifalco, Caltanissetta
Siculiana, Agrigento
Terrasini, Palermo
Tusa, Messina
Valledolmo, Palermo
Vallelunga Pratameno, Caltanissetta
Vizzini, Catania