it is my understanding from information given to me from my father, Felice Bada, that our branch of the Bada family had been relatively recent (late 1800's) arrivals to the Abruzzi and came from somewhere "in the north of Italy." I have always been curious about where that might have been. I have suspected that some of the male ancestors might have been mercenaries from another country, fighting along side of Italians during the reunificationof italy.This could be strictly fancy on my part, but the reason that I think that is that my father told me that my relatives "had been bandits" who were fleeing authorities and settled in Fossacesia. I understand that many soldiers were not paid after the war and that they became bandits. My family roots would suggest that.