Genealogy in Castelfranco in Miscano

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Castelfranco in Miscano


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castelfranco in Miscano. As more your surname is common in Castelfranco in Miscano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castelfranco in Miscano 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 Castelfranco in Miscano 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 Castelfranco in Miscano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelfranco in Miscano, just leave a message below

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  1. Gina says:

    Looking for my grandfathers family. They are from Castelfranco in Miscano, Province of Benevento, Italy. His Fathers name was Theodore Michael Pomarico. They left Italy around 1900-1903. They settled in Pittsburg, PA they also had relatives in Bridgeport, CT and Harrison, NY. If anyone has any info please let me know. Thank you.

  2. Patricia says:

    I am looking for more info on my Izzo/Scinto family. My grandfather, Luigi Izzo/Izzi ?, born 1872. My grandmother, Philomena Scinto, was also from Castelfranco. I know we had relatives in Bridgeport, CT and also in Rye, NY. My great-grandfather was Michele (Michael) and he died at 21 yrs. when my grandfather was just 6mo’s old. He came to US in 1893.

    Any connections out there?

  3. John says:

    My Grandfather and my Grandmother were born in Castelfranco in Miscano my Grandfather name was Giovanni Rainiero his fathers name was Michelangelo Rainiero his mother’s maiden was Maria Fedele Petruccelli. My Grandmothers maiden name is Gagliardi. I have records birth certificates and other documents from Italy.

  4. John says:


    My GreatGrandfather Giovanni Rainiero came from castelfranco in miscano and he was born around 1882 and came to the US to stay with his sister in Morristown, NJ. I dont know the name of his parents and am trying to determine them. unfortunatly i don’t have the name of his sister either. He settled in Trenton, NJ. Any help would be great.

    Thank you,

    • Cindy says:

      Hello John,

      I just read your post. I’ve been doing this research for 25 years and never did I see the name Rainiero. Is it possible someone, when Giovanni entered the U.S., in the immigration department (clerk) misspelled the name. It seems more likely to me that the name was Giovanni Mainiero. Have you ever considered this possibility?

      BTW, Trenton is 127 miles from Bridgeport, CT or 2 and 1/2 hrs. driving time. There were (passed tense) a lot of Mainiero folks in Bridgeport 75-100 years ago.

      • John says:

        I did see the Mainiero spelling, but my great grandfather was sure on the spelling. I did find a lot of Rainiero’s on ancestry in castelfranco from 1700’s – 1800’s however those records seem to drop off by 1860 and he was born in the 1880’s.

        • Emil says:

          I have been doing research on Castlefranco for about 12 years now. I have never come across the name Rainiero. I agree with the previous comment, that it must be Mainiero. that family was quite large; my grandmother was a Mainiero and many of them ended up in Bridgeport, CT.. My side of the family settled in Hartford, CT and all their relatives were in Bridgeport. they were the only family that came from Castlefranco in Hartford. Bridgeport must have had hundreds of familys from Castefranco.

  5. Cindy says:

    Cheryl, do you know the name of your great-grandfather’s butcher shop in Bridgeport?

    Also, from all the certified documentation I have in my files, the name Mainiero was never spelled differently. All Castelfrancese ancestors that I have researched are spelled with two of the letter I.

  6. Antoinette says:

    Hi. I believe my 2nd great grandmother Cristina Paoletta was born in 1855 in Castelfranco. She married Nicolas Giannantonio. How do I verify this? Thanks.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Hi. My great- grandfather, John (Giovanni) Gabriel (Gabriele) came to Bridgeport, CT from Castelfranco. He owned a butcher shop in Bridgeport. We are related to the Verilli’s and Manieros .

  8. Cindy says:

    If you know that these Mainiero ancestors emigrated from Castelfranco in Miscano, Italia then it’s safe to assume all these people were related. Lynn, if you visited Castefranco as I did, the old town was very small. Everyone knew everybody else and their business. Here is my Mainiero connection from Bridgeport, CT:

    My great-aunt Maria Fedele Petruccelli (1882-1950) married Lorenzo Mainiero (1880-1963). They had the following children:


    I too never heard of relatives living in Phildelphia or the environs.

  9. Maria says:

    Hello, my grandfather from here, name Nicola Aurilia(o). (b)1896. Son of Soccorro and Rosa (Sabatini) Aurilia (o). Any information would be appreciated.

  10. Nicholas says:

    My fathers family , my great grandfather , said they were Catelfranco in Miscano. HIs name was Antonio Capuano. As many others he settled in Bridgeport, Ct. Are there Capuano still living in Castelfranco?

  11. Aaron says:

    Hello Cindy and Sara,

    My last name was changed from Mainiero to Miner when my great grandfather came to the US. I know that my relatives also went from Castelfranco in Miscano to Bridgeport, CT. I will find out more details!


    • Carol says:


      My great grandfather’s name was Giovanni Mainiero. He was born in Castelfranco in Miscano and when he immigrated to the U.S. he changed his name to John Miner. He lived in Rye, NY but some relatives went to Bridgeport, CT. Do you know anything more about your great grandfather?


      • Cassandra says:

        My family (Colasanto) came from Castelfranco and also settled in Rye,N.Y.
        we are related to the Verilli’s and the DiMinna’s wich was changed to DeMane at Ellis Island.

        • Erica says:

          HI Cassandra,

          Yes, I’m a DiMenna, name changed to DeMane. I’m also related to Verilli. My family also settled in Rye. We’re probably related.


          • Jeannie says:

            Hi Erica,
            Another researcher passed a story posted by a Erica DeMane. Are you this Erica? The story he passed to me Am I Italian. He and I are in communication because we are trying to make our DNA match connection. My Riccio family were also from Castelfranco in MIscano. Do you know who the parents are of the Filomena and Lucy Riccio you mention in the story. I loved reading the story, especially about the Riccio man and the cookbook.

  12. Dan says:

    My great grandparents came from Campania, Castelfranco. My g. Grandfather’s name was Fred Caserio. I’d love to find more information.

  13. Diana says:

    Hi my name is Diana Imperiale from norristown pa my grandfather was Charles Imperiale a relative visited this town and has since passed away they saw a plaque in a church with my grandfather’s name. Don’t know if there are any relatives
    Thank you

  14. Anthony says:

    Hi, I’m trying to find possible relatives for my Grandmother or Grandfather, both form Castel Franco, they left from Naples in 1913.
    Her Maiden name was Francesca Izzo, her Father was Antonio Izzo and mother was Donata Iacurci Izzo. She Married Pasquale H. Verrilli, she was born in Castel Franco in Miscano on October 9th, 1892. I believe when she left she had a total of 8 sister/brothers, they stayed in Italy, one may have been a priest .

    Appreciate any info. since we are coming to Italy in November of the year, would love to stop in that town.. Thank you.

  15. c. Evans says:

    I am looking for relatives, past and present, of Vincenzo Picone (1844-1897) and his wife Saveria (died 1887) they had 5 children, Ascarino, Enrico, Enzo, Eugenio and Elena. They lived in castelfranco in miscano. Thanks for your help.

  16. Kevin says:


    I would like to find out if there is a record of Joseph Gabriele in your records. I believe he was born 1868? and emigrated to USA in 1887.
    Thank you/grazie….


  17. Lenora says:

    My grandfather came to the US in early 1900. He was from Castle Franco, an only child. His name was Daniel Paul Antinozzi. Do you have any information on his family? Thanks.

    • Cheryl says:

      I have a Joseph Gabriele on my family tree. My grand father’s brother was Joseph Gabriel but I believe they had an Uncle named Joseph or perhaps it had been Giuseppe.

  18. Phil Riccio says:

    my great grandfather John ( Giavanni ) Riccio was born in castelfranco, Italy in 1885. Died Dover, NJ 1963. Looking for relatives related in castelfranco.

    • Karin Riccio says:

      Hi Phil,

      My husband’s grandfather is Mateo (Mathew) Riccio, and he was born in Castelfranco in 1896. We are trying to find information about his family. He had two brothers, Victor and John (there may have been more siblings, but we don’t know who they are). Mateo and John came to America after WWI, and Mateo settled in Bridgeport CT, and John settled in Long Island NY. Mateo’s parents were Carmen Riccio and Lucia Mainero. If there is anyone out there with information on this family please help us to find them. We would like to do a family tree and get information on the ancestors of Carmen Riccio and Lucia Mainero.
      Phil, I hope this helps.

      • Sara says:

        I believe I am descended from Lucy Mainero, not sure if this is the same person. I had a book about the family tree, I’ll see if I can find it. The Mainero and Roberto families were my paternal grandmother’s side, from Castelfranco in Miscano to Bridgeport, CT. My grandmother was Grace Roberti and she married Nicola Jacobelli. I remember there were quite a few Riccios in town when I was growing up in Bridgeport.

        • Cindy says:

          Sara, OMG, Grace Roberti was my Godmother! I have at least three photos of her in the early 1940s – Bridgeport, CT. I am also related to the Mainiero (correct spelling) family, Ricco family, Petruccelli and Lippiello family.
          Also, I want to say Grace was a beautiful woman.

          • Sara says:

            That’s amazing Cindy. I’d love to see those photos. I am researching my family history. I grew up in Bridgeport, CT. Seems to be a big connection between Castelfranco in Miscano and Bridgeport. I was also told that some of my family were from Sicily, I think the Roberti family. I’m not positive though. I believe I had relatives with the name Petruccelli and Mainiero. I grew up with some Riccios and Grassos in the neighborhood on the East Side.

        • Aaron says:

          My great grandfather, Phillip Mainiero, came from Castelfranco in Miscano to Philadelphia actually. looking for relatives!

          • Lynne says:

            Interesting…my father was Joseph Mainiero born in 1908, his father was Vincent Mainiero born in 1881. No one ever mentioned relatives in Philadelphia. They all settled in Bridgeport CT and Chicago IL. I did visit Castelfranco 2 years ago, unfortunately on a Sunday when town hall nor cemetery records were open. It’s a beautiful little town.

    • Jeannie says:

      Phil Riccio, do you know the parents names of your Giovanni Riccio born in Castelfranco were?

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