Re: chat about origin of our name
My maiden name is Carruba. My grandfather, Sam Carruba, immigrated to this country from Sutera, Sicily during the early 1900's. I know he left family behind, but nothing was ever mentioned about them. He married an American and forgot everything Italian. He fathered twelve children, the youngest was my father, now deceased. None of my aunts and uncles could even count in Italian. The only thing he passed along was his Catholic faith. Even that wasn't rooted too deeply and as my aunts and uncles married, many of them took on the faith of their spouse. Like my grandfather and father, I practice the catholic faith and embrace that part of Sam Carruba that arrived from Italy almost a hundred years ago. I live in the south, Alabama to be exact. My grandfather was a farmer and coal miner. I've been told by a distant cousin who visited the small village my grandfather and her father came from, that Carruba is as common a name in Sicily as Smith or Jones is here in the states. Interesting fact. Please contact me and lets see if there is a connection.
Ellen Carruba Tucker