Dear Donna, just playing about on the internet and I noticed your message. I also noted that it was posted over a year ago and I'm praying that I'm not wasting my time.
As you can see my name is also Maffia and most of my ancestors were from Bethnal Green, London so I expect there's a huge chance that we could be related. Do you know of any other names that you could mention to me to jog my memory? I can only go back as far as Edward Maffia. My great grandad who would have been born around the turn of the century. He married a lady called Margret and had about 5 children, one of them my grandfather, Herbert.
Most of the 'Maffias' have since moved away from London and mostly live around Essex.