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Failla from Calabria, Italy

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Re: Failla from Calabria, Italy

Posted: 1297962780000
Classification: Query
Hello, my grandfather Carlogero Failla came to Ellis Island from Alcamo, Sicily a 14 years of age and never saw his family again. He came on the boat names San Guliemo. The manifest says he was 18 but my dad said he was really 14. He left his parents and I believe 14 brothers and sisters in Sicily. He had a cousin already in Brooklyn named Franceso Failla. He was sent to Detroit because he was ill but eventually made his way back to Brooklyn to live with his cousin. My grandfathers dad's name was Francesco Ball we have been told. My dad also told me we had a French background and the name was changed to Failla. My grandmothers maiden name was Barone and we believe she came from the Baron which I believe was French also. My grandfater's name again was Carlogero Failla born May 24th 1894 from Alcamo .. last 4 digits of social was 6349... and he died in January 1970. Are we related???
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Francesca Ball 931002669000 
Francesca Ball 931009462000 
FRANCESCO FAILLA 966035170000 
PatMcLean 975890694000 
Frank Failla 976216876000 
mrsqueen28 988175873000 
DeLuiseNY 1363193643000 
DeLuiseNY 1363193673000 
lisaf98 1297912170000 
vanorej 1297962780000 
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