Genealogy in Paduli

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Paduli. As more your surname is common in Paduli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Paduli 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 Paduli 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 Paduli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Paduli, 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 .
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8 Messages to “Genealogy in Paduli”
  1. Kimberly says:

    Looking for relatives by the name of Bonasorte. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. My paternal grandfather was Corradino Bonasorte (b. 1886) and my great-grandfather was Luciano Bonasorte married to Maria Colamarino.

    Thank you so very much!

  2. Miriam says:

    My grandfather was padulesi. His name was Felice Follo. He emigrated to the US in 1907, I believe.
    He was born around 1885 and died in April of 1960. His tombstone says that he was born in 1889. I know this is inaccurate. My grand mother’s year of birth is also inaccurate.

  3. Sue says:

    My husband and I are visiting Paduli Oct 1-4, 2016. We have documented his relatives back to the 1700’s. Our surname was Guarini, changed to Guarino after Salvatore Guarini, born 1853 and Antonia Izzo, born 1857 when they emigrated to Auburn, New York.Family names include Feleppa, Ranaldo, Minicuzzi, Di Ionna, Fasulo, and Marchese. We have documents..what we will be looking for are any living relatives. We do have the name of a living Guarini who married a Limongelli. Are the old cemeteries accessible in the old part of town. Any info would be welcome. Thanks

  4. Jimmy says:

    My father was born in Paduli in 1920. He was born Fidele Carmen LaBella. His parents were Salvatore and Elisa nee Barbato LaBella. I am looking for any relatives siblings parents of my grandparents.

    Thank You

  5. Thom says:

    I’m looking for any information about the De Jesu or De Iesu families in Paduli.
    My grandfather Nicola De Jesu came from Paduli to Brooklyn in early 1900’s, moved to oyster bay Long Island, where the family settled. He married Maria la Sala from around Palermo, here.
    He passed away in 1933 at age 50, so I guess he was born around 1883. Thanks!

    • Nick says:

      That was my grandfather too! I saw that there was a Luigi De Iesu in Paduli/Benevento back in the 1880’s that could have been a relative. The name was probably changed to DeJesu when Nicola immigrated. I’ve been to Paduli several times but was too young to research the name (1962 after the earthquake). Maria came from the town of Santa Margherita Di Belice in the province of Agrigento, Sicily.

  6. Kathleen says:

    My great grandfather & grandfather were born in Paduli, Italy & I am trying to obtain any pictures of my great grandfather & grandmother. My great grandfather was Alfonso Limongelli born circa 1865. My great grandmother was Maria Ferravante born circa 1867. He came to the USA in 1901 on the ship Trave. There are no known photos in this country & I never met them. They passed away before I was born. Anything would be greatly appreciated as I am researching this for over 1 year. Thank you in advance.

  7. Debbie says:

    Hi. My family and I have been searching for any type of record regarding Andrew Bocchini (1860 – ?) and Emma Lombardi (1862 – ?) of Paduli, Italy. We have not seemed to make it past their names to further generations since our search began decades ago. We have done everything we think we have been able to do, short of visiting the country. We know that Emma Lombardi came to the USA as a widow so we are currently trying to find a death certificate for Andrew Bocchini. Would you be able to assist in this search or any others we may have?

    Thank you for your time.

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