My wife and I just returned from Forio, d'Ischia on Nov 7th. My grandfather and great grandfather were born there. My grand father Tommaso Verde married Loreta D'Ambra and they came to the US (Rhode Island) I believe in 1896. I was informed by locals in Forio that family names, D'Ambra, Verde and Amalfitano were common last names. My great, great grandmothers maiden name was Luisa Amalfitano. I could not find proof of her birth in Forio, but I did find the birth certificate of Franceso Verde (her husband) born 26 September 1841. Coincidentaly, my grandparents (mothers side - Higgins) also died in the 1938 huricane in RI.