Genealogy in Sant’Agata de’ Goti

If you search your ancestors in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Benevento province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Sant’Agata de’ Goti registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Sant’Agata de’ Goti too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Sant’Agata de’ Goti from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sant’Agata de’ Goti. As more your surname is common in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sant’Agata de’ Goti 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 Sant’Agata de’ Goti 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Sant’Agata de’ Goti just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Sant’Agata de’ Goti area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Evelyne says:

    I know my paternal grandfather was born in the province of Benevento.I would like to know if he was from Santa Agata de Goti because he emigrate4d to the U.S.A . in year 1902 as I have found out on the “Passengers Search. Ellis Island.” There was a Tommaso de Curtis, from Sant Agata who left for the U.S.A. and he could be my granfather. My dad was born on American soil. It is very important for me to find out my italian roots.Thank you very much

  2. santo says:

    I am trying to research my grandfather who was born in Sant”Agate around 1884. His name was Nicola Vele.
    I am planning a trip to visit the area and would love any recommendations on who I should contact in an attempt to get any information.

  3. Joseph D'Angelo says:

    My late cousin did research into the D’Angelo and Cioffi families in Sant’Agata dei Goti, but I am looking for additional information. My grandfather was a D’Angelo, and my grandmother was a Cioffi. I can trace some of the relatives, but would like to know more about their cousins named Manero, La Marra, Matera, and di Manto. We can go back to about 1811, but then the trail goes cold.

  4. Daniel says:


    I am looking for information on the Iannotta family. My research has led me to a CARMINE IANNOTTA, born in 1881 to GUISEPPE IANNOTTA and ELISABETTA BUFFOLINO in Sant’Agata de’Goti. Did Carmine have any brothers, or cousins on the Iannotta side that your records show, and do your records go back farther than Giuseppe and Elisabetta?? We are trying to connect family trees with a few distant cousins over here in New York.

    Thank you!

  5. Nicolina says:

    Sono nata a Santagata Dei Goti. Mia Nonna Maria CESARE sposo mio Nonno Ascierto Alfonso nel 1914. Lei mori nel 1918 a causa della malattia denominate Spagnola. Vorrei sapere I nomi dei genitori di ambedue miei nonni cioe’ I miei bisnonni- per favour come potro’ trovare questa informazione.
    Io ero piccola quando siamo emigrati in Australia.

  6. Kim says:

    Per favore, cerco di trovare i registri di nascita per mio nonno, Tommaso De Curtis, nato intorno al 1871, e il mio nonna, Josephine Fisani, nato 1878. Mio nonno partì Napoli per NY gennaio 1902, e nonna non lo so, 1906? Vorrei conoscere loro madre e padre. Penso tutti loro vissuto a S Agata dei Goti. Tutti informazione sarebbe fantastico!

    Molta grazie!

  7. Sondra says:

    My grandparents Elizabetta (Lauriello) and Alphonso Santonastasi were both born in Sant Agata de Goti. They immigrated to USA and lived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
    I’m attempting to find my cousin Francesco Dr. Santonastasi or any members of his family
    I visited Sant’Agata de Goti in the 1989 and met my cousin and his sisters at that time. Any information would be so appreciated.
    Also, any Lauriello’s too.

  8. Patricia says:

    I’m currently researching the birthplace of my grandfather, Pietro Lepore, born in 1888, in Naples, possibly in the Benevento Province. I know he married my grandmother (Brooklyn, NY), Giuseppa Marie Iannotta, who was born in Sant’Agata De’Goti in 1901. I’m trying to find out what year they both came to America and if possible some information as to how I may obtain official birth certificates. My grandmother’s father’s name was Lorenzo Agostino and her mother’s name was Rosa Mangino. Any assistance you can provide would be most helpful. Thanking you in advance for your attention of my request.

  9. Lynn says:

    I’m looking for my great grandfather and his family. From Sant’agata De Goti. Genarro Izzo born in 1882.
    Married to Caterina Sparono in November 1905. Came over in 1906 to New York. His fathers name is Alfonso Izzo born Abt 1850. His mothers name is Elizabetta Grasso or Graffeo.
    I’m looking for any information possible. And also where to find more information on where else to search. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you!

  10. Barbara says:

    I am trying to research my grandfather who was born in sant agate. His name was giuseppi sacco and I believe he had 2 brother vincenzo and pasquale. He was born in 1877. Not able to fin any more information, except they came to new york around 1900. Any information would be greatly appreciated. also where can I go for more research

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