If your ancestors are from Guayanilla, PR we are "tied". There are 2 possibilities: a) by blood, or b) by slavery. The original Lucca came to Puerto Rico (South, Yauco, Guayanilla) from Corsica in the first quarter of the 19th century. They became wealthy people (commerce, agriculture, navigation, politics) and had many slaves. At the time slavery was abolished (1879) the "good" owners gave their name to freed slaves.
Tell me more about your Lucca relatives. Where do they live? I still go to Guayanilla, but I don't remember any Julio Lucca from there (except for my grandfather who died 1917; and one of my brothers, who never lived in La Playa.) I am intrigued from what branch of the family you come from. Where do you live now?
I hope to hear from you soon.
Nydia Lucca, San Juan, PRnydlucca@caribe.net