Just trying to start off this new message board I requested. I have found the spelling of the name both ways and don't know if one is a variation of the other or if they are two different family lines.
Of Interest: My grandmother's original name was Marraccini / Maraccini but she never knew her father. She was born in 1890 in Lucca, Italy and her father (first name unknown) died of yellow fever in San Palo, Brazil, that same year, just before her mother arrived in Brazil to meet him. Her mother Mary (Dini) Marraccini remarried back in Lucca and later moved to America. I know it's a long shot but I thought I'd post it anyway.