My father was a Baratta. His father was Emilio Baratta who came from Bosco di Corniglio, a small village near Parma, Italy. They settled in Cambridge MA and there are still relatives and many Barattas in that vicinity today. I have recently found out my mother's relatives live in Newbury, England. Their last name is Tambini and emmigrated to Wales instead of the US around the turn of the century. Good luck to you.