Saw your post... My Great Grandfather Angelo Lammardo came from Sala Consilina in 1890's and settled in NYC in the Harlem section (107th st.). Angelo made several trips back to Italy over 20 years. We know of at least 2 trips. My grandfather, Michael Lammardo lived in Manhattan NY till he married, then moved to Bronx NY. He had 3 sons - Angelo (my father) Donald and Michael, and a daughter Anita. For some reason the last names on the birth certificates for Angelo and Donald were spelled wrong! They omitted an "m" and some of the names in our name became Lamardo. We believe that Angelo who came to America in the 1880's traveled with brothers. We are not certain of their names, and we do not know what became of them. We know that our grandfather Michael had a brother John.
I have many cousins with both the surname Lammardo and Lamardo. Most of whom reside in NY.
ARe you aware of the website www.ellisisland.com
? It provides immigration and manifest info regarding a possible connection.