My grandmother's surname is Paura and her father came to Brazil from Italy probably early last century. Actually, I am not sure if it was her father or grandfather. We have no idea of his heritage, as my grandmother`s mother died during her birth and her father decided to go away ( my grandmother and her sisters were all raised by her aunt, sister of her deceased mother). So, she never heard from him again, where he (or his father) came from etc. I am very curious to know if Paura is a common Italian surname and where it comes from.
Unlike many Italians that came to Brazil, my ancestor decided to live in Northeast of Brazil (in Pernambuco). Most Italians went to South and Sao Paolo area. Any idea ?