Dear Ann and Maritza,
Hello! I'm Jose A. Tollinchi. I was borned in Ponce, PR. My grandfather was Dimas Tollinchi from Yauco, PR. The Tollinchi surname is not Italian. It is from Corcega, which is a French Island south of Italy. A lot of puertorricans are under the false impression (including myself until recently) that some of our names are Italian, when infact they are French. If you go to the Yahoo! French web site and type the name Tollinchi you will see a lot of people with the name. You will not get this result in the Yahoo! Italy site. I have maintained e-mail with Tollinchi in France, Germany, and Venezuela. A guy named Charles Tollinchi in France explained to me that the name is Corcegan NOT Italian. He was very offended that I thought the name was Italian.