My maiden name is BAIADA. My father's name was Giuseppe. His parents were Giuseppe and Girolama (Passalacqua). great-grandparents were Andrea and Stefana (Gallina).
All were born and died in Carini (Province of Palermo).
I believe the original spelling in Malta was BAJADA or BAJATA, but it was changed to BAIADA in Sicily.
I am almost certain we may have a connection way, way, back somewhere.
The "expert" on this family name is Michael BAIADA. He lives in Colorado. His email address is ... RMBAssociates@compuserve.com
Let him know you have been in touch with me, only don't expect a quick reply from him, as he is a pilot with United Airlines.
He also has a family tree website with names, etc. Him and I think we may be related some 4 generations ago by the name of Alfonso BAIADA.
I have travelled to Sicily, speak the language very well, but I was unsuccessful with any further search.
Hope you find the info you are searching - this family tree thing can become addictive stuff !
Take care and all the best,