Your story sounds just like mine. My great grandfater came from sicily, italy. While a young boy in school, the nuns changed how his last name was spelled. I'm not sure of the original spelling (still looking that up)... but it was changed to Baracco. My great grandfater settled in New Orleans, LA. I am told he had many brothers and sisters. Some came to America, some did not. I too am looking for any information anyone might have. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any information that could be helpful.