Subject: Re: Ficco/Ficca
In Reply to: Ficco/Ficca posted by Genevieve Mehler on 05/15/03 at 9:23 AM:
The spelling is Ficca, and in Lama there are still 8 families with this surname.
They may all be related to your ancestor since the surname was originary from Torricella, from where some Ficca moved to Lama in the mid or early 1800.
As to his return to Italy, there were no records kept, but you may give a closer look to the manifest for the 1912 arrival, where he may declare the years of his previous stay in the USA.