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 are interested to start or to continue your 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, 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


30 Messages to “Genealogy in San Marco dei Cavoti”
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. David says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

        • 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. parletta says:

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


  19. 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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