- Awhile back on another group, I mentioned that my father told me our
BELCASTRO family nickname was Lucifer. Whew! What a nickname. Anyway, another
member of the group from San Giovanni In Fiore, Cosenza, Calabria, wrote back and
said that is because I am ?descended? from Michele PEZZA a/k/a Fra Diavolo.
After reading his history, I am relieved that this is the nickname source.
Apparently, Michele PEZZA spent time in San Giovanni in Fiore during which
he ?married? a local woman. Since my BELCASTRO ancestors are from that same
town, and if, indeed, the above is all true, can anyone in this group give me
more information regarding this connection? Any information. Thanks so much.
Rebecca Belcastro Drummond
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