Genealogy in Rocca San Felice

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Rocca San Felice, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Campania and in Avellino province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Rocca San Felice registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Rocca San Felice in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Rocca San Felice to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Rocca San Felice?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rocca San Felice


Before to start your genealogy research in Rocca San Felice, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Rocca San Felice too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Rocca San Felice from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rocca San Felice. As more your surname is common in Rocca San Felice, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rocca San Felice archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Avellino province are:
Albanese, Bruno, Capobianco, Capone, Carbone, Cardinale, Caruso, Cioffi, Cipriano, Colucci, Coppola, Cucciniello, De Feo, De Luca, De Maio, De Simone, De Stefano, De Vito, Di Pietro, Esposito, Famiglietti, Ferraro, Festa, Fiore, Forgione, Gallo, Grasso, Graziano, Guarino, Guerriero, Iannaccone, Iuliano, Lepore, Lo Conte, Lombardi, Luongo, Matarazzo, Napolitano, Nigro, Petrillo, Picariello, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Sarno, Spagnuolo, Vitale.

Church archives in Avellino province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Rocca San Felice and Avellino province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli(Naples).

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Rocca San Felice, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rocca San Felice, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Rocca San Felice area will reply to you


13 Messages to “Genealogy in Rocca San Felice”
  1. Anthony says:

    Dear Administrator: I recently found that my grandparents were from Rocca San Felice. I am looking for more information on my grandparents and great grandparents. My grandfathers name was Joseph Buttaccio and my grandmothers name was Grace Fischette Buttaccio. They immigrated around 1909 to NY and found residence in Clyde NY. If you have any information it would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Raymond says:

    When I was in Rocca San Felice several years ago, I was given some records at the Comune that have created a mystery.

    My great-aunt Maria Consiglia Santoro was born in Rocca November 7, 1858. Scribbled at the bottom of the document is that she married Angelo Michele Sicuranza on March 17, 1923. It seems unusual to marry at age 65, but my two questions are: is there any way to know the date she passed away? And 2) Is there anyone to contact to see if a photo might exist of either of them? I would certainly compensate for any documents, photos or information anyone might have on these two relatives. Thank you.

  3. Ingrid says:


    Scrivo per richiedere il certificato di nascita del mio bisnonno, ERCOLE BORRELLI, nato fra il 1870 e il 1879 e della mia bisnonna, ROSA GERARDI (GHERARDI?), nata anche lei fra il 1870 e il 1875. Vorrei anche richiedere il loro certificato di matrimonio.

    Grazie per la disponibilita’ e cordiali saluti,

    Ingrid Wilson

    I am trying to get official birth certificates and a marriage certificate for my Great Grandparents. Ercole Borrelli born about 1878 or 1879? And Rose Gerardi born about the same time. They were married in Italy before coming to the USA but I am not sure when.I can pay any fees needed.Thank you for any help you can give me.

  4. Eugene says:

    My grandfather came from Rocco San Felice. He was born on december 25 in the early 1900’s.He had siblings juliette, clara gilda and anthony. I belive his name was virgilio santoli but was changed at some time to Eugene. He told a story about being friends with Al capone who was a barber apprentise in Italy. If I can find any other info i will. Supposedly my great grand father returned to italy to have another family.
    I am trveling to Italy in May so i am hoping to find some relatives.

  5. Karen says:

    Dear Administrator,
    I am a descendant of people who emigrated from your town to a village in northern New York State named Clyde in 1916. My grandfather was Fiorentino Gialanella born Feb. 18,1885. His parents were Francis Gialanella and Anna Maria Quaglioriello. His wife was Constandino Cipriano. Her parents were Vitalli (Vito) Cipriano and Filomena DeJohn. My grandparents had several children: Mary, Filomena, Frank, Rose. Concetta (Jane), Vito, Michael, Virginia, and Evelyn; all of whom I knew and I remain close with their families. My mother was Jane. The only surviving sibling is Evelyn.
    I am interested in visiting your village sometime in the near future. Any information or communication would be most appreciated.
    At present I iiam compiling a listing of the family genealogy. If interested I am happy to forward to you. I look forward to your kind reply.

    • Raymond Santoro says:

      Hello, my name is Raymond Santoro and I have been to Rocca San Felice and am returning in August. I am from Holley, NY and am related to many of the people you mentioned. My great grandfather’s sister was named Filomina DeJohn, and his wife was a Cipriano. I don’t mind sharing my information with you. I have traced my family back to the 1700’s thanks to the records in Rocca. It’s a thrilling hobby.Let me know!

    • joe says:

      I am also from clyde, grandparents were also from rocca san felice.there names were giuseppe fiorentino and maria castellano

  6. amato says:

    informazioni su Rocco Iannelli,fabbro di Rocca San Felice , credo prima del 1900. Grazie

  7. Gail says:

    Can you help me find information on Alessandro Dapolito, b 1869 (est.). Emigrated to US 1890 resident of Rocco San Felice. Mother, Nellie Dapolito. Do you have address of registry office or possible church parish office that may have information? Thank you

  8. Mary says:

    Hello, I am searching for my grandfather’s hometown in Avellino. Records in my parish church list the name of his town as “San Felice Caprilia”. Could this have been an error by the person recording the information? I can’t seem to find any evidence of this town having existed. Thank you.

  9. Joseph says:

    looking for information on my grandmother maria castellano born 1994 in rocca san felice Italy
    thank you

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