Where do Forte family come from in Italy.

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Forte is a common and popular family name in Italy, but you might find the original area researching your Forte's wife's or mother's or husband's family name or if you have a clue which province they are from, you could use this website, which shows surname by city.

http://italia.indettaglio.it/ita/cognomi/cognomi.html
answered by Regis Giampersa G2G6 Mach 1 (13.8k points)
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answered by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (363k points)
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Di Forte and Diforte surnames are from Marianopoli, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily.
answered by Angelo Coniglio G2G Rookie (200 points)
Ciao Angelo!

You can find Di Forte or Diforte also in other parts of Italy.

http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo-viaggi-e-tradizioni-italia?t=cognomi&cognome=di+forte&x=0&y=0#.Vp0jZvkrLIU
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The British hotelier family of Fortes originally came from Mortale, Casalaticco in Italy. The founder was born in 1908 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nbGcAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA387&lpg=PA387&dq=Rocco+Giovanni+Forte&source=bl&ots=FVzZ6yxA8j&sig=sgRW8SuWgmFr97Kph1TBDr2rKo8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjL1dH29bPKAhWCoxoKHQdxB2UQ6AEITjAJ#v=onepage&q=Rocco%20Giovanni%20Forte&f=false

 (I hadn't realised that the family  were such recent 'immigrants' , he wasn't a British citizen until after WW2 but still managed to become a baron. I remember well the holiday treats of  knickerbocker glories and chocolate nut Sundaes from Fortes in the 1950s)

He doesn't seem to have a profile on here.

 

answered by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (195k points)
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My wifes Family Cono Forte is from Salemi, Trapani, Sicilia, Italy about 1850
answered by William Roberts G2G2 (2.4k points)

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