Genealogy in San Marco dei Cavoti

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Marco dei Cavoti, 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 San Marco dei Cavoti registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Marco dei Cavoti?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Marco dei Cavoti


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Marco dei Cavoti from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Marco dei Cavoti. As more your surname is common in San Marco dei Cavoti, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Marco dei Cavoti 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 San Marco dei Cavoti 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 San Marco dei Cavoti, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Marco dei Cavoti, 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 San Marco dei Cavoti area will reply to you


46 Messages to “Genealogy in San Marco dei Cavoti”
  1. Andrew says:

    Hello. I am trying to find out any information about my history. My Mother (Pasqualina Gentilcore) was born in Molinara but moved with her mother Carmela Gentilcore to San Marco Dei Cavoti in the 30s. My nonna had 4 children with a married man (not sure of the name, might be Cocca, who lived in San Marco), my mother being one. Because of this history is vague but would like to know any information out there.

    • joanne leakey says:

      It made be just a coincidence but my Great Grandmother’s mothers maiden name was Cocca, from the San Marco dei Cavoti.I am not sure of her first name, I will have to ask my Dad first

      • Claudia says:

        My maiden name is Cocco (but surname got mixed up here in states) my grandfather was from San Marco Dei Cavoti, Donato (Daniel) Cocca. Donato came to the states in the 1920s married my grandmother Rose Masone from Pietrelcina. He had a brother Vito Cocca I know. Vito’s daughter is Anna-Rita and a son Michele in San Marco Dei Cavoti.

  2. Joe says:


    My grandfather, Donato Borrillo, was born in San Marco dei Cavoti on February 22, 1883. His father’s name was Antonio Borrillo and his mother’s name was either Josephina Borillo or Josephina Columbo (she may have remarried). He left from Naples to immigrate to the United States on June 13, 1900 on the SS Bolivia.

    I will be traveling to San Marco dei Cavoti in October 2017 and would like to visit the home where my grandfather was born and possibly visit with a few relatives. I would appreciate if you can put me in touch with someone that can help me with my search.

    Does anyone have any travel tips for me while I am in the town of San Marco dei Cavoti? I will only be there for a one day and want to make the best of it. Has anyone found a person who will help, either for free or for pay, find information on relatives?

    Thank you,

    Joe Borrillo

  3. Robert says:

    Hi All,

    I am first generation child of two ( Parletta and DeSciscio ) both parents from San Marco who emigrated to Australia after World War II. I live in Adelaide, South Australia and there is quite a large San Marchese community here.

    You might want to reach out to either your relatives back in San Marco or in the USA/Canada whether any of their ancestors may have come to Australia.

    My grandfather (Michele DeSciscio) lived in Boston in the 1920s before coming to live in Australia in the 1960s before returning home to San Marco to see out his days.

    Good luck in your efforts and god bless San Marco,

    Robert Parletta

    • Andrea says:


      My grandfather was Angelo DeSciscio who emigrated to the US (Boston) on October 11, 1922. I believe he had or still has some relatives but I don’t know who or where they are. Could you be one of them?

  4. Ginny says:

    Hello all! My grandfather was Diodoro Colarusso born in San Marco in 1902- he had two sisters, Angelina and Carmela. Carmela stayed in San Marco while both Teddy and Angelina emigrated to Jersey City, NJ. My great grandmother was Columba Costanzo married to Michaelango Colarusso (we’re not 100% sure on is first name). I’m looking for any info on Carmela- we believe she married but we’re not sure when she passed away- maybe the 1970s. My grandmother was also a Colarusso but born in PA and moved back to San Marco when she was young, Diodora.

    • Claudia says:

      My great grandmother was Pasqualina Colarusso, married to an Angelo Masone of Pietrelcina, gave birth to my grandmother Rose who married my grandfather Donato Cocca from San Marco Dei Cavoti in the early 1920s.

  5. Anna says:

    Hello, My grandfather Angelantonio (Angelo aka Tony) Beatrice was from San Marco Dei Cavoti. He was born in 1885 and came to the USA in 1902 via Ellis Island and married my grandmother, Maria Bozzi from Puglianello in 1907 at Derby, Connecticut. Looking for relatives of Angelo Beatrice whose parents were Pellegrino Beatrice & Lucia DeCorso Beatrice (daughter of Pellegrino DeCorso and Maria Castellucci. My grandparents lived in Shelton, Connecticut and had 12 children My dad Thomas Beatrice is the last surviving child turning 90 in 2017. I am looking to plan a trip to San Marco with a genealogist and would like to find my Beatrice family members. Thank you, Anna

  6. Melissa says:

    Hello! I am searching for information on my family. My great grandparents were born in San Marco Dei Cavoti. They were Fedele and Barbara Assini. They left in 1906 and 1907 to come to the United States. They settled in the Pittsburgh/Koppel PA area. They had a daughter names Dorena Rossi who married King Rossi. Most of my family still lives in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. I am looking for more information on the Italian side of my relatives. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you

  7. Joanne says:

    I am interested in finding my Great – Grandfather, Angelo Antonio Santacroce.
    He was born in San Marco dei Cavotti in 1872. The story my fathers family has always said He was put up for adoption because his mother had a chance to remarry and the child interfered some how in her new marriage. My Dad always said that his grandpa never wanted to talk about it. He was ashamed of being an orphan. They also said the Padre’s in the church raised him, and that is where the name Santacroce comes from. It is said to be apart of the name of the church where he lived.
    If possible I would love to know alittle something about him. Maybe his mother or father’s name.

  8. Lucy says:

    I would appreciate receiving information on the DeCorso family…my grandfather’s name was Diodoro and my grandmother was Maria with the same last name…they had seven children…one moved to Pistoia, and three to Canada.
    I would also like information on the Costanzo family….my grandfather’s name was Pasquale and my grandmother was Caterina….they had ten children…one moved to Australia and three to Canada. My grandfather died shortly after his tenth child was born.


    • Maureen says:

      HI Lucy….Hoping you see this post and the other one I responded to that you wrote. Hopefully we can connect. Thanks Maureen DeCorso Kyle

      • Lucy says:

        Hi Maureen, just noticed your post…unfortunately didn’t see the other one you responded to. Would you still like to connect?

        • Maureen DeCorso Kyle says:

          Hi Lucy……Absolutely! I have been checking this site daily and was hoping one day you would notice I answered. It was so nice to see you finally did. I hope to hear from you soon.

          • Maureen says:

            Hi Lucy, Are you related to Louie DeCorso (deceased) from Guelph Ontario, immigrated from San Marco. He was my Grandfathers brother and I believe has 3 or 4 sons. We visited with them in the 70’s. You mentioned that you think my Grandfather was your Dad’s uncle. Can you explain further? I am so interested Thank You for any additional information you can provide.

          • Lucy says:

            Hi Maureen, yes I am. My dad is his nephew. Zio Luigi is my grandmother’s brother. As is your grandfather. Can you friend me on Facebook? I’m the one called Lucy. I was talking with my dad this past weekend and it brought me to this sight again. Talk soon

  9. Connie says:

    I just happened to go on line for “Panaggio” lineage in the U.S.& was pleasantly surprised by the results. While I am a Canadian, I was born in San Marco dei Cavotti, Benevento. My mother’s maiden name was Cocca & her mother’s maiden name was Ricci.I love San Marco-still have many relatives there. Point of interest-it is the birthplace of Lee Iacocca. Would love to connectwith other ‘potential’ relatives?

    • Nick says:

      I think we are related then. My grandmother’s maiden name is Iuliano her married name Campestre. but her mother’s side are Cocca from memory. I have made contact with Cocca relatives when I was visiting San Marco one of the two times I was there.
      I’m in Adelaide Australia.

    • Kelli says:

      My family is from San Marco. My great-grandmother was Teresa Ricci and great-grandfather was Nicolo DiConno(changed to Digonno by immigration). A lot of our family lives in Canada. Wounderimg if we are related.

  10. Dianne says:

    I am looking for information on grandfather, Guiseppe Grepoli and his parents, my great grandparents, Lorenzo Grepoli and Mariama (Bologna)Grepoli, who were from San Marco Dei Cavolti. Guiseppe Grepoli was born approx. 1880s. Also had a brother, Vincenzo. Both immigrated to the U.S.
    approx. 1910. Any information you can offer will be appreciated.

  11. Sandra says:

    My search is in reverse, I am looking for Nicola PIETRAFESA who left San Marco dei Cavoti in 1900 and arrived in USA on 14th July 1900. He was born in 1865. I have found he may have been living in West Virginia in 1912, if there are any American family ancestors who think they may be related to Nicola PIETRAFESA I would love to make contact. Thanks so much. Sandra

  12. David says:

    I believe my grandfather Theodore Anthony Parletta was born in San Marco in 1904. He emigrated to the states ~1908.

  13. David says:

    I’m pretty sure my grandfather Theodore Anthony Parletta was born in San Marco. He emigrated to the states in 1908 I think.

  14. David says:

    Hi, So grateful for your help. My grandfather Theodore Ricci came to America from San Marco in the 1910’s. His mother’s maiden name was Martzulo. I have a great picture of my dad visiting relatives there in the 50’s that I’d love to share and get some help identifying person’s. My dad sadly died when I was 7, six children, the oldest was a month old. My mom sent all his clothes to relatives in San Marco and we would get a letter with candy each year. I’d love to find out more about my Italian family and my heritage.

    • David says:

      Saw your post today. I am from the Ricci and DiConno (US translation. ..Digonno) families of San Marco dei Cavoti. We could very well be realted. If you’d like to compare info, let me know.

      • Kelli (DiConno/Ricci) says:

        David, I think you may be responding to one of my old messages. Not sure. I am from the DiConno/Digonno & Ricci families of San Marco dei Cavoti. Would love to chat.

        • Jan says:

          I see a couple of family names in these posts. My maternal grandfather was named Michael DeConno, who arrived in the US from San Marco dei Cavoti. He married Mary (Incoronata) DeSciscio. It was her second marriage following the tragic death of Pasquale Cocca, in a munitions explosion in Jersey City. She had a son who lost his father while just a few months old. I have cousins named Cocca. Mary gave birth to three girls in her marriage to Michael. In my immediate family, the surname of DeConno ceased to exist. I believe Michael left a few sisters behind in Italy when he came over at age sixteen.

          • Belinda says:

            Hi Jan
            My Name is Belinda DeConno. My Nonno Giuseppe DeConno and my Nonna Rosa Petroccia immigrated to Italy before the Second World War. My Nonno’s parents were Pellegrino DeConno and Barbara Petroccia and Nonna’s parents were Lucia Deciscio and Rosario Petroccia.

            My Nonno had two sisters, Incoronata and MAria DeConno and two brothers, Antonio and Giovanni DeConno. I believe that the boys (not all of them) past through New York, before deciding to go to Australia.

            My Nonno had 5 sons, Pelligrino, Antonio, JOhn, Victor and Robert. There are many more of us, I’m doing the family tree now. Maybe we are related, I,m unsure of who my Great Grandfather’s siblings may be. regards Belinda

        • david says:

          Hi, Just found this today Kelli. I would love to find out anything I can about the Ricci[‘s from SMDC. I also have a great family picture to share.

        • nick says:

          Hello Kelli. I,too am from the DiConno/Digonno & Ricci families of San Marco dei Cavoti.I am looking for ancestor information. I would also like to chat-at your convenience. Thank You!

      • nick says:

        Hello David. I am from the DiConno/Digonno & Ricci families of San Marcodei Cavoti. I’d like to compare info. Thank You.

  15. Don says:

    Hello, I wrote to you on may 17 2014 and did not hear from you yet on my request. Additional information for search is— my grandfather name was Deodoro Palumbo and he was born in 1859 and brought the family to the USA some time in the 1920’s. They came here with the Iococo family. Thank you for your time in this matter.

    • Ernesto says:

      Mi nombre es ernesto palumbo y mi granfather is Deodoro Palumbo nacido en san marco dei cavoti en setiembre de 1887 aproximadamente , city donde estube en el 2013 , quiciera poder rehacer la genealogía de nuestra family ,agradesco lo que pueda aportar , se que los palumbo emigraron a eeuu , uruguay y argentina , mi familia esta en argentina y mi abuelo deodoro nació en san marco dei cavoti (benevento)italia.

  16. Mary says:

    Hello, My Father Angelo Panaggio was born in Italy his last know address before coming to the USA was S. Marcodei C.,. Itlay I was trying to find information regarding his parents I think there names were Maria Antonio and his fathers name was Pasquale Panaggio I have no idea what my fathers Mothers Maiden name was and also would alike to know what that is as well. My father came to the USA in 1912 any help you could offer would be appreciated, and if by chance any photos are filed I would love to see them. Thank you for your help

  17. Ron says:

    My maternal grandfather was Pellegrino Colarusso, born in San Marco dei Cavoti. He emigrated to the US around 1920. I have been to San Marco in 2012 and remember from the local phone book that there are approximately 13 families with the family name Colarusso. How would I determine if any of the current Colarussos in San Marco are relatives?
    Thank you,

    p.s. my other grandfather, Rafaelle Guerriero was born in Lapio`, AV.

  18. Joanna says:

    Buongiorno! I am searching for my great uncles decendants in San Marco. His name was Theodore Costantini. I don’t know a great deal about him other than his fathers name, Crescencio and his mothers name, which is listed as Mary but it may be Maria. My great grandfather was born on April 27. 1897. Theodore was older, though I don’t know my how much. He also had an older brother name Pasquale Costantini who was born on July 12, 1880 and another older brother who was born on December 25, 1891. If you can help, anything at all, I would so greatly appreciated it. Grazi!

  19. Richard says:

    My mother Carmela Cocca was Born in Sam Marco on July 15th 1886. Her father was Diodoro Cocca and her mother was Barbara Cocca.My mother Carmela, came to the United States when she was 18 years old. She came with here sister Mary who was born in 1897 in San Marco. She had 2 brother who also came to the United Staes.Her brother Pelligrino was born in San Marco in 1889 and her other brother Nicola was born in 1883.
    Can you provide the name of anyone who can search the records and provide some history relative to my mothers ancestors.

    Alternatively I may visit San Marco next year and connecting with relatives would be the purpose of the visit

  20. Maureen says:

    I am searching for my Grandmother’s maiden name. Her marriage name was Antonia De Corso. Can someone help me with this request?

    • Lucy says:

      Hi Maureen, I just came across this site on a whim…I’m a DeCorso from Canada and and am almost positive that your grandfather is my Dad’s uncle. I got to know Antonietta vey well when I visited San Marco back in the 80’s. She had two other sisters (one named Assunta). They were very close with my uncle’s family in San Marco. are you from Jersey?

      • Maureen says:

        Hi Lucy…..I just saw your response as I forgot I posted on this site. I was so excited to read your response. We visited San Marco in May 2016. I visited with Antonietta’s sister Assunta when I was there. She is almost 100 years old. My grandfather Pellegrino and his wife Lucy (Cocca) immigrated to Jersey City, NJ. Yes I still live in NJ. When I was a kid we visited with Uncle Louie and family in Guelph Ontario. My grandfather had 4 sons…..Angelo, Mike, Anthony and John. Anthony (Tony) was my Dad. Would love to hear from you so we could share information.

  21. Maureen says:

    Hello…My maiden name is Maureen DeCorso. My Grandfather was Pelligrino DeCorso was married to Lucia Cocca. Lucia passed away in America in the 1950’s and he remarried Antonette DeCorso (don’t know her maiden name). She moved back to San Marco Dei Cavoti in the 1960’s. I am coming to visit nex fall and would like to know where he lived or any information would be helpful. Thanks so much.

  22. John says:

    My grandfather on my mother’s side was born in San Marco Dei Cavoti. His name was Thedore Soriano. I visited the village in August of 1975 with my parents Dominick & Carmela (Soriano) Perez and was fortunate to have met some of my distant relatives. We showed up one late morning after driving from Avelino and were hoping to see my mother’s cousins. We knocked on their door and when they opened it they could not have been more gracious and welcoming. They immediately started to prepare a wonderful lunch and insisted we join them. I remember taking a picture from the balcony of their house with all of us, including my distant cousin who looked almost like my twin. It was truly a beautiful day and I think about it often. It’s most dear to my heart since my dad died on Dec. 31st of that year. It was the last trip we took together as a family. I would love to hear from my relatives if this note finds its way to them and maybe catch up on the last 39 years… or some of it!

  23. Don says:

    Hello ! My grandfather brought my father marco , grandmother- barbara and Cosmo, Anthony, Michael and daughters Dolores and Mary. I am seeking out any members of my family still living in San Marco. I believe they lived on crocella. Thank you in advance for ny help or information

  24. parletta says:

    any information regarding families of parletta cocca ialleggio colarusso would be fantastic


  25. Cristina says:

    Hello! I have been searching for information on my great great grandfather’s family and hit a dead end. His name was Diodoro Castellucci, he was married to a Maria Antonia. They had many children, one of which was Antonette Castellucci who was born 17 January 1921 in San Marco Dei Cavoti. I’ve gotten all the information i’ve been able to find about his time here in the US but when it comes to any information in Italy i can’t seem to find any. From what i had heard over the years, his wife and a couple of his children never made it over here to the US. Any help you can give me would be fantastic! Thank you so much!


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