Genealogy in Benevento

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Benevento, 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 Benevento registrar as of that date.

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Benevento. As more your surname is common in Benevento, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Benevento 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 Benevento 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Benevento, or if you have questions regarding your family in Benevento, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to benevento@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Benevento”
  1. Victoria Cusanelli says:

    Surnames in my family history are Varrone, Guisto and Cusanelli…All of my great grandparents with those last names ended up in New HAven/West HAven, CT
    Just wondering if any of them had any brothers, sisters that stayed in Benevent/Faicchio and subsequently may have descendents that would be THEIR great grandchildren…ie my cousins???\
    Thanks, Vickie

  2. Marilyn says:

    I am looking for information about my grandparents. My grandmother’s name was Maria Garcia DelVecchio and my grandfather’s name was Luca DiMeola. They both came from Cerreto Sannita in Beneveno province Italy. Thank you

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