Hello from California! I just was googling up some information rgarding the Cucchiara name and found Jean's posting. Jean is married to my cousin. I will forward your answet to her. I am actually a Cucchiara (Mark); my grandfather was Paolo Cucchiara and was also born Montelepre. I have been trying to find some info on him and other than where he was born and when he died I haven't found alot. He died when my dad (Girolamo) was 2. I know Jean found some info on him but not much; it appears we must be related though!