Posted by Daniel R Compagno on 6 JUL 2013 22:26:10
I am the son of Ralph E Compagno,son of Emile Antonio Compagno and Leona Schmidt Compagno. My father Ralph moved to Mobile 60 years ago. My mother's name was Patricia. Both are deceased. My uncle Allen is in a nursing home in Connecticut. spelled Compagnon. Supposedly our ancestor was a tobacco smuggler and the French navy was after him, so he sailed to Ustica; dropped the "n" on the end of the name and became an instant Italian. Do you know if this story is true?