I am hoping that I might be able to learn more about my father's family from Italy. My father's last name is Barlaam (it has been changed to other spellings by some of the family - in fact, it is spelled Barlam on my birth certificate and that of my siblings although I don't really know why my father changed it). The family name is Barlaam. My great, great grandfather, Carmen Barlaam was born 11/13/1873 and was from Abruzzi, Castigliane, Teramo. Does anyone know this name or anything about it?
Anything you can offer would be of great help.