I have been able to trace the roots of my ancestors back to ~1500. Most were from Erice and Monreale in Sicily. My approach has been to follow all family names, not just those of my parents, SCUDERI and BRUNO. As I went further back in time, I found that there were many links between the families, which I have called TWISTED ROOTS. I suppose this is to be expected in relatively small cities like Erice and Monreale. Thus, after a few generations, everyone is related to everyone else! This has meant though that my research has somehow become a fairly full documentation of many families from these cities, not just SCUDERI and BRUNO. A selection of names I have researched is given later on this page.
As anyone who carries out family history research will know, the problem is "how" to present it. I have now published the latest version of my family tree on on Ancestry, but you will need an Ancestry account to view this. Here on this site, I have also provided a Webtrees implementation of the basic data, which includes a complete list of all the people in the tree. Finally I have provided some basic facts about how the families intertwine.
If we start from my paternal grandparents Alberto SCUDERI and Antonina SCUDERI (yes, same last name!), there are about 10 SCUDERI forefathers back in the 1500-1600s that lead directly to me not only through the SCUDERI line, but also through my maternal BRUNO line.
If on the other hand,we look at the BRUNO ancestors and my maternal grandparents Giuseppe BRUNO and Giuseppa FONTE, we can see that not only do they lead to me on my BRUNO side but also to the SCUDERI line!
I have also provided a TWISTED ROOTS link, that shows how a further 10 family names also lead to SCUDERI and BRUNO.
This site is under continuous development (there are over 15,000 people in the tree to date!), information is always based on rigorous facts (from reference Sources), unless when the notation "~" appears.
Accardo, Acquaviva, Adamo, Adragna, Agosta, Agugliaro, Aiuto, Albano, Alessandro, Amico, Ancona, Angelo, Anselmo, Arcudi', Arnasca
BADALUCCO, Barbara - Varvara, Barbera - Barberi - Varveri, Barone, Barraco, Basilico', Batia, Battaglieri, Battiata, Bazzillotto, Belludiri - Belvedere, Benivegna, Bernardi - Bernardo, Bertolino, Billetta - Billetto, Bivona, Blanco, Bonanno, Borranea, Bosco, Bulgarella
Calabro', Calandruccio, Calvino, Campaniolo, Canaci, Cancilla, Cancilleri, Candela, Canino, Cannatella, Cannizzaro, Capizzi, Caradonna, Carnesi, CAROLLO, Cassara', Castiglione, Castrogiovanni, Castronovo, Catalano, Catania, Cavalcanti, Cavallino, Chiappari, Chiazza, Ciaraulo, Ciarlo, Cicala, Ciotta, Cipolla, Cipponeri, Citino, Colcasi - Culcasi, Colomba, Contorno -Pintorno, COPPOLA, Corleo - Corrao, Cosentino, Costa, Crimiti, Cuculla, Curatulo, Curiale, CUSENZA
D'Ali, D'Andrea, D'Arcilo, De Filippo, De Noto - Noto - Di Noto, Deidone, Di Aversa, Di Benedetto, Di Carro, Di Castella, Di Fabrizio, Di Gaetano, Di Genua - Di Genova - Genovese - Genuisi, DI Giovanni, Di Gregorio, DI Labita, Di Lapi, Di Leo, Leto - Di Leto, Di Licandro, Di Mango, Di Maria, Di Messina, Di Miceli, Di Naso - Naso, Di Ponzo, DI Sciacca - Sciacca; Di Stefano, Di Trapani - Trapani, Di Virdi, Di Vita, Dino, Domingo, Donato, Donzello, Drago.
Fallucca, Fanara, Federico, Felichi, FERLITO - LA FERLA, Ficara - Ficaroa - La Ficara - la Ficarra, Filaga, Fileccia, Fimia, Fisicaro, Floreno, Florino, Fontana, Forti, Franzello, Frappa
Gallo, Gammicchia, Gandolgo, Genco, Gentile, Gervasi, Giacomarro, Giangrasso, Giangreco, Gianlumbardo, Genitrapani - Giannitrapani, Giubardo - Jubardo, Giuffre', Giustiniani, Grammatico, Greco, Grimaldi - Grimaldo - Grimaudo, Guarfano, Guarnotta, Guastella, Guitta, Gulpitta - Vulpitta
Impiombato, Infichera, Insigni, Iustino
La Graffa, La Grutta, La Mammina, La Manna, La Manno, La Mantia, La Russa, La Sala, La Torre, La Viola, La Zusa, La Bua, La Navetta - Navetta, La Porta, Lanza, Lauria, Lazarino, Li Mandri, Li Spezii, Li Vigni, Lo Bludo, Lo Coduto, Lo Jacono, Lo Re, La Vairo, La Verde, Lo Longo, Lo Valvo - Valvo, Lombardo, Luppino
Macaddino, Magro, Maiorana, Maltese, Mangiapane, Mangogna, Maniscalco, Mannina, Marano, Maranzano, Marchese, Margagliotti, Marino, Marsala, Marsiglia, Marullo, Matera, Maurici, Mazzara, Messina, Miceli, Milana, Milazzo, Militi, Minasco - Marasco, Minaudo, Mirabile, Mongogna, Monte, Montoleone, Morana, Mortilla - Mortello, Mugaria, Mustazzo
Napoli, Navetta, Oddo
Pace, Pagano, Pagoto, Palazzolo, Palma, Palmera, Panfalone, Parisi, Patrico, Pavia, Pecorilla, Peralta, Petralia, Pilato, Pinnicca, Pipitone, Piranio, Pollina, Poma, Porrello - Portella, Porta, Provenzano, Puglisi, Pulizia, Pupella
Rado, Raimondo, Ramella, Rayneri, Reina, Renda, Ritondo, Rizzo, Romano, Rosselli, Rosso, Ruggirello, Rugulo, Russello, Russo
Sacco, Salerno, Salvaggio, Salvia, Santostefano, Santoto, Saura, Savalli, Scaduto, Scalia, Scarcella, Scolano, Seggio, Serra, Sesta, Simonte, Solleri, SPAGNOLO, Spalla, SPANO', Spinoso, Spoglia, Stefania, Sucamele, Surdo
Tagliaferro, Tagliavia, Tardia, Tartaglio, Teodoro, Terraccina, Terrasino, Testa, Testagrossa, Tobia, Todaro, Tranchida, Tuscano
Valentino, Villano - Villanti, Vinci, Virdirramo, Vito, Vultaggio
Zichichi, Zirinzi, Zuccaro