My family is descended from Johannes Flohri, one of three brothers that came to Philadelphia
from Germany in 1754.
Ken Florey maintains a detailed history and genealogy of several related
family names: Flory, Flora, Florey, Florea and Flori.
My husband's family is from Cavargna, Italy
. Two Capra brothers married two Bernali sisters and moved
to the US, probably in the second half of the 19th century. We've
never found any relationship to Frank Capra
, but he's from Sicily in the south, while Cavargna is
in the north, so any relationship is unlikely to be close, if it exists at all.