hello, my name is elyse badamy. my father patrick and his brother peter changed badami to badamy back in the 40's for reasons i can only guess at. i dont know much, but my grandfather joseph/guiseppe(sp?) was from palermo sicily. i am not sure when he came over. he married josephine/guiseppa(sp)? about 1907 and settled in rochester, ny. i believe that he was a tailor and worked for hickey freeman in rochester, ny.
i have seen the name, tho infrequently, here and there and was curious