Genealogy in Apice

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Apice, 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 Benevento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Apice registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Apice?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Apice


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Apice. As more your surname is common in Apice, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Apice archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Benevento province are:
Barbato, Calabrese, Caporaso, Caruso, Ciervo, Cocca, Colangelo, Corbo, D’Agostino, D’Andrea, De Ieso, De Luca, De Rosa, Del Grosso, Del Vecchio, D’Onofrio, Esposito, Falzarano, Fusco, Garofano, Grasso, Iadanza, Iannotta, Izzo, Leone, Lepore, Lombardi, Maio, Mancini, Massaro, Mercurio, Nardone, Pacelli, Palumbo, Parente, Pastore, Pedicini, Pepe, Ricci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Ruggiero, Russo, Varricchio, Zollo, Zotti.

Church archives in Benevento 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 Apice and Benevento 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 Apice, or if you have questions regarding your family in Apice, 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 Apice area will reply to you


  1. Bob says:

    Called numerous times the government offices in Apice. No one answers.

    I am looking for additional family information on Michele GianGregorio he is my great grandfather. Born around 1868

  2. Joe says:

    My great grandfather was Antonio D’Apice…he came to Ellis island then his name was changed to Roberts.I heard he came to Naples via Gela,Sicily……please if anyone has info lemme know….ciao e grazie

  3. River says:

    My great-grandfather was born in Apice around 1888- His name was Eduardo DeBellis. His mother’s name was Concetta DeBellis. Any information would be helpful!

  4. Erin says:

    Searching for my great grandfather’s parents names and any information about them. He name was Angelo Garzone, he was born in Apice Feb 5th 1886 according to his WW II draft card.

    • Laura says:

      Erin, not sure if you’ll get this message, but I also have ancestry with the Garzone’s in Apice. It was a small town, so I’m sure we’re distant cousins.

  5. Frank says:

    My father was born in Apice n my aunts. The last names are Garzone n Rotondo my father John Rotondo came to the states in 1922 Giovani Rotondo was my grand father And Manuela was my grandmother I ve gone as far as my grandfather Giovani Rotondo

    • Marie says:

      I am a citizen of Italy and received my dual citizenship through my grand-
      father, PASQUALE DeSIMONE, who was born in Apice on August 13, 1884. His
      father was CARMENOLDI DeSIMONE born in 1866. His mother was RAFFAELA

      I believe Pasquale had two brothers, JOSEPH DeSIMONE and SAM DeSIMONE.
      Could you send me the birth certificate for the parents and three sons.

      Any other information you could provide would be appreciated. I am hoping
      to visit Apice within the year and would like to find their home.

    • Laura says:

      Frank, not sure if you’ll get this message, but I also have ancestry with the Rotondo’s and Garzone’s in Apice. It was a small town, so I’m sure we’re distant cousins.

  6. Ken says:

    My Grandfather was Vincent Maglio ,born in Apice 1883 to Grazia (Bartoli) and Francesco Maglio. He had older siblings: Raffaele, Guiseppe and Annina Maglio. Grazia died giving birth to my grandfather. Vincent came to USA in 1898. Any info appreciated. Thank you

  7. Susanne says:

    Looking for Erricos and Giangregorios in Apice.

    • Eric says:

      My grandfather was named errico martori born in 1870. Irena giangregorio born around 1781 was his maternal great grandmother

    • Cathy says:

      Hi – I just came across this site. My great great great grandmother was named Irena Giangregorio ( married to Carmine Bartoli). She was born around 1794. Also have a Carmela Errico in my tree (circa late 1800’s)

      Any of this help or sound familiar?

      Hope to hear from you

    • Cathy says:

      Giangregorio name is in my family tree -Irena 1781-1860 married Carmine Bartoli and had a son that I know of – Domenico. They had a lot of children who came to US. From Apice, Does this sound familiar?

  8. Pete says:

    Looking for information on my maternal Grandfather Pasquale Maiorano. He was born in Apice. He had three brother, John, Ancelto, and a brother Stansilo who stayed in Apice. He also had a sister Rosado. He father was Fransico and his mother was Constance. There history, house and documents of birth etc would be a help.

    Thanks Pete Jasanis

  9. michael d'Apice says:

    I understand that my ancestors originated in Apice have arrived in Australia in the mid 1850’s , can you tell me anything about locals with a similar surname.

  10. Sierra says:


    I’m seeking any information about my great-grandmother Maria Pignone born in July 1905 or 1907.

    Grazie mille,

    • Cheryl says:

      My great grandmothers maiden name Fiorintina Pignone… her husband Simone Marra. She was born however in the late 1800’s.. her children were Grace, Rosina ( my grandmother) and Alfonso… wondering if you found any information regarding your great mama and if their could be any relationship. They came to the US in the early 1900 ‘s. Simone returned to Italy.. he may be buried there.. he may have been the postmaster and owned a grain mill… if you have any information could you email me . Grazie Mille!

  11. Cadia says:

    My great grandfather Pasquale Rosato married Rosa Ferragamo they both lived in Apice. I’m curious to know about Pasquale. I do know he migrated to America and left his family.

  12. Susan says:

    My husband’s father was born in Apice 4/4/1904, Antonio Sacchetti. We will be traveling to Apice in April and have been trying to research any remaining family in the area. Antonio’s mother was Palomina and his father was Michael,although do not have their dates of birth. He had I believe 7 siblings,some of their names are Fiore,Bridgette,Rosa,Vincent,Domenica. My father in law came to the USA in 1920 and believe Fiore came in the 1950’s. The other family members never left the area. Any information that may assist us would be very appreciated.

  13. Ana says:

    We are searching for a relative whom states on her passenger list that she was born in Apice Italy in 1888.
    Her name was Cristina Sciarillo.
    Thank you

    • Laura says:

      My husband’s grandfather is Hannibal (Anibale) Sciarillo. I believe Cristina was his sister. They also had a brother Anthony that came over. Their father’s name was Vincent and mother was Raffela but have not been able to get much further.

    • Cathy Bartoli says:

      Hi – I have a Cristina Sciarillo in my family tree, but she was born around 1853 and married an Albanese. She is my great grandmother – she came to US in around 1898 – age 17

      Does this sound familiar?

  14. Philip says:

    Hello, I am trying to find out more about my family. My great grandfather was born in Apice Benevento on April 4, 1883. His name was Carmine Antonio Masiello and he married a woman named Luisa Porcelli b October 13, 1887. She was also from the same area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  15. John Musto says:

    I have a birth certificate for my Grandfather that states that my Great Grandparents, Domenico Musto and Lucia(Crancusio) Musto had a son on September 17th, 1892. Domenico was 25 at the time. This information was taken from the Town Hall of Apice birth registry for 1892. I know that Domenico emigrated to the United States sometime before 1900. Do you have any information about Domenico or my Great-Grandmother Lucia Crancusio.
    I will be visiting in September 2015 and appreciate any information before I travel. Thank you for any family information you may provide.

  16. Jeanne says:

    Searching for members of the Belmonte Family.
    Agostino Belmonte b. 24 Oct 1893 d. 1973 in Boston Massachusetts
    Pasquale Belmonte b. 18 Feb 1888 d. 1963 in Santa Barbara California
    Both were born in Apice, they were sons of Agostino Belmonte and Maria. It has been said that the family lived on a ranch.
    Another family member visited relatives in Apice during the 1950’s unfortunately the information about who he visited was lost.
    Any information will be helpful.
    Thanks Jeanne

  17. Ken Maglio says:

    Grazia Bartoli married Francesco Maglio in Apice . She dird giving birth to my grandfathet Vincent in 1883 in Apice. Any info on Grazia and/or Francesco greatly appreciated. Thank you, ken

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