I have been looking at the messages and I would like to add something to ponder over. I do believe that the Narducci name is not a longstanding name of the Molise area that we all seem to originate from. I think that the Narducci name is an alternative to the name Nardi which is common the the Tuscany area. My grandfather used to say that folklore in the Molise area suggested that the original Narducci's arrived in Molise from the north of Italy. it is also now known that the original families settled in Monicillioni before spreading out to Sant.Angelo in Grotte and then to Santa Maria del Molise. As time moved on so did the Narducci families and settled in Cantalupo and Campobasso. The largest number of Narducci's lived in either Monicillioni or Santa Maria del Molise. It is apparent that the Narducci families from both villages migrated to America, Canada, Australia and South America. The South American, Canadian, some of the American and most of the Australian Narducci's are related to my side of the family. Then there is another large number of Narducci families in America and in some of the beforementioned localites that are direct descendants of the Narducci's of Monicillioni. The big question now remains if the Narducci's of Monicillioni and the Narducci's of Santa Maria del Molise are directly related! From photgraphic evidence and other evidence, it would seem that this is a reality. Why? the Narducci's in Santa Maria del Molise moved there because of available land. The village that has supported about 8 generations is known as the "Marchile" The other evidence is that the Monicillioni Narduccci's went to America long before the Santa Maria del Molise Narducci's did. As document keeping was unheard of, it is very differcult to trace just who is related to who. Yet a photograph of Stacy Narducci looks very similar to photographs of my sister Anna and my daughter Natalie. I would really love to solve this age old mystery. If you have any idea about the Narducci families from either area, please reply. Your comments will be truly appreciated.
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