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


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


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Benevento”
  1. Erik says:

    Hi, I am looking for records for Pietrelcina or Ceppaloni for the late 1800s/early 1900s. So far I have only able to find records for Benevento comune for that time period and Archivio di Stato only has them for years prior to 1860. Do you know of any place I may be able to find such a thing? Thank you so much for any help!

  2. Lana says:

    I’m looking for information about Georgio Casiello Born 1870 in S Giorgio, Benevento, including information on parents, siblings or marriage records (Wife is Conchette Crema). He left Italy in May of 1911 from Naples on the ship “Romanic.” I have not been able to find any records of his ancestors or of his time in Italy, any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  3. Nancy says:

    My grandfather, Nicola Jannicola (Iannicola) was born in Benevento. Does anyone know of this family name?

  4. Sharon says:

    We are researching information on our family tree. The Pastore family tree where Donata Rapuana and Umberto Pastore had a son Antonio Pastore who wed Caterina Nave daughter of Antonio Nave and Rufina Palladini. Thank you

  5. Teresa says:

    I was born in Benevento on July 15, 1957 at Ospedali Civici Riuniti and was adopted thru Catholic Charities. I am looking for anyone who may be related to me in Benevento. would love to find my birth parents or any information about them

  6. Teresa says:

    My ancestor Pietro Mignone was born in Ceppaloni in the 1800s. He married and moved to San Nicola Manfredi and had two sons, Giovanni and Angelo. I would love to know if he had brothers or sisters, or what his parents names were.

  7. Theresa says:

    I am looking for family in Benevento & Pozzuoli with the surnames Riccio & Villani or Villano that migrated to New York and Pennsylvania.

    Thanks you.

  8. Louis says:

    Is there anyone named Giaquinto living in Benevento, Italy?

  9. 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

  10. 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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