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Failla from Calabria, Italy

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Re: Failla from Calabria, Italy

Posted: 17 Feb 2011 10:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, my grandfather Carlogero Failla came to Ellis Island from Alcamo, Sicily a 14 years of age and never saw his family again. He came on the boat names San Guliemo. The manifest says he was 18 but my dad said he was really 14. He left his parents and I believe 14 brothers and sisters in Sicily. He had a cousin already in Brooklyn named Franceso Failla. He was sent to Detroit because he was ill but eventually made his way back to Brooklyn to live with his cousin. My grandfathers dad's name was Francesco Ball we have been told. My dad also told me we had a French background and the name was changed to Failla. My grandmothers maiden name was Barone and we believe she came from the Baron which I believe was French also. My grandfater's name again was Carlogero Failla born May 24th 1894 from Alcamo .. last 4 digits of social was 6349... and he died in January 1970. Are we related???
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Francesca Ball 3 Jul 1999 11:51AM GMT 
Francesca Ball 3 Jul 1999 1:44PM GMT 
PatMcLean 4 Dec 2000 12:44AM GMT 
Frank Failla 7 Dec 2000 7:21PM GMT 
mrsqueen28 25 Apr 2001 5:17AM GMT 
DeLuiseNY 13 Mar 2013 4:54PM GMT 
DeLuiseNY 13 Mar 2013 4:54PM GMT 
lisaf98 17 Feb 2011 3:09AM GMT 
vanorej 17 Feb 2011 5:13PM GMT 
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