What a coincidence! Most of my family moved from the New York area (Brooklyn) to California. And my great-grandmother's name was Theresa. I know that the name Forte is pretty common and that many Easterners have moved out west, but I can't but wonder if we are related. My grandparents are Herbert (originally Umberto) and Rose Forte, my great-grandparents were Raffaele and Theresa Forte. My great-uncles names are Victor and Joe. In fact, I believe my great-uncle Joe Forte still lives in New York. If any of these names sound familiar to you or to anyone on this site, please get a hold of me. Grazie!