Genealogy in Prata Sannita

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Prata Sannita, 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 Caserta province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Prata Sannita registrar as of that date.

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Prata Sannita


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Prata Sannita. As more your surname is common in Prata Sannita, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Prata Sannita archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caserta province are:
Barbato, Colella, Conte, Coppola, Corvino, Crisci, D’Angelo, De Lucia, De Rosa, Di Nuzzo, Diana, Esposito, Fabozzi, Farina, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Guida, Iodice, Izzo, Letizia, Lombardi, Marino, Martino, Mastroianni, Merola, Mottola, Natale, Pagano, Palmieri, Papa, Pascarella, Pellegrino, Piccirillo, Piccolo, Piscitelli, Raucci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salzillo, Santoro, Schiavone, Tartaglione, Vitale.

Church archives in Caserta 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 Prata Sannita and Caserta 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 Prata Sannita, or if you have questions regarding your family in Prata Sannita, 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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14 Messages to “Genealogy in Prata Sannita”
  1. gale delfino breckel says:

    my great great grandmother was sabbatina pezza. born in 1857 in prata sannita.her husband was pasquale testa. her parents were dominico and angela pezza. sabbitina died on9/23/1919.hope i was a little help. I THINK WE SHOULD ALL GET ON A PLANE AND GO TO PRATA SANNITA!!!!!

  2. Corrine says:

    My grandparents were born in prata sannits, Italy, Giovanni and Liberata Mastrobuono, I believe they came to the u.s, in the late 1800s

  3. Gale says:

    I am looking for information on my great-grandmother Mary Theresa Scungio. She was born on 6/15 1865 in Prata Sannita. My great-grandfather was Antonio Delfino.Their first child Modistino was born on 12/2 1886. Antonio came to America in March 1886. these dates that I have don’t add up but there is a possibility that he may not have known when he left he would become a father! its 9 months between March and December! Her parents names were Nicoletta Imundi and Santino Scungio.All the Delfinos settled in Johnston and Cranston R.I.There they had 7 more children.Any information on when she came to America and the name of the ship would be very helpful.Also her parents death records would have a lot of information about the next generation. Thank you so very much for your time.

    • Debra says:

      I am eligible for Italian citizenship based on my Great Great Grandfather Nicola D’Amico who left for America in 1886. He was born and lived in Italy before the cutoff date. He never became a citizen…I need any advice you have about in what commune I might find records his 1840 birth and 1870 marriage to a Vittoria Iacavone from Capriati al Volturno.I have his death certificate and other documents that list his birthplace at Prata Sannita. 6 January,1840. Census records put their marriage in Italy 1870.

      Name Vittoria Iacovone
      Gender Female
      Birth Date 03 Oct 1847
      Baptism Date 03 Oct 1847
      Baptism Place Civile, Capriati A Volturno, Caserta, Italy
      Father Sabbatino Iacovone
      Mother Angiola Caruolo
      FHL Film Number 1173577
      Reference ID 2:1MHSLNF
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Angiola Caruolo
      Sabbatino Iacovone
      Vittoria Iacovone

      Should I just look there?
      Would the marriage record be in his town or hers?

    • TR says:

      Hi Gale, I believe Antonio is my great-great grandfather and Modestino is my great grandfather. I just started researching this part of the family and would love to know if Modestino had any siblings and more about my great great grandparents. If you found anything out I’d love to compare. Tanya

      • gale says:

        hi.sorry it took so long but my husband was ill and passed away on oct 2.well i guess we are cousins!.wow. Antonio was my great grandfather. his wife was Mary Theresa Scungio.He was born on june 14, 1861 in Prato. They had Modistino,Carlo,Mary,Louis, Margaret,Alfred,Rose and my grandfather, Sandino. in that order.Modistino was nicknames Wisty and had 10 children. his wife’s name was Conchetta Cenami.I have alot of info on the Delfino family.If you would like more info…do you live in R.I.? lets get together..

  4. Allison says:

    I am looking for information about the Palumbo family from Prata Sannita. My great great grandfather, Giancento Palumbo was born in Prata Sannita in 1836 and immigrated to the United States. His Ferdinando (b.1874) immigrated to Argentina before the US. How common was it for men from Prata Sannita to go to Argentina for work?

    Thank you,

    • Rob says:

      Hi Allison, it’s a small world. Giacinto Palumbo is also my great great grandfather. One of His daughters is Rosa Palumbo my great grandmother & she married Vincenzo Scuncio who is my great grandfather. One of their sons is my beloved grandfather Ferdinando Scungio, somehow the c in Scuncio turned into a g after coming to America and settling in Johnston R.I..Frog City. I have my great grandparents records from Prata Sannita. They came here in 1894 and I believe Giacinto came with them but I don’t know when the rest of his kids came.

  5. Vincent says:

    My grandfather,Vincenzo Salzillo,was born in Prata Sannita around 1880. He came to America in the early 1900’s with his brother,Camilio. I am trying to find who their father was.

    • Jean says:

      Hello Vincent

      My grandfather was Camillo. Their father was Carlo. He is buried in St. Ann’s cemetery. You can find this info on Your grandfather and my grandfather did not travel together. I believe based on the information that I have that Vincenzo came fist and my grandfather came a year or two later.
      Please email me and we can compare notes.


      • Vincent says:

        Checked some of my records. Camillo came here in 1902 but they did not come together. Your grandfather came first. My grandfather came a few months later.

  6. Mike says:

    Hi. I am looking for information concerning the Pezza family from the Prata-Sannita / Valle Agricola area. Can you help? Grazie, Mike

  7. Jean says:


    I am viewing my grandfather’s ship records and I see that he was from Prata Sannito. His name was Camillo Salzillo. He had a brother Vincenzo.

    I would appreciate any help you can offer. If I could get a copy of his birth certificate that would be wonderful.

    His birthdate is May 26, 1885.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  8. albert says:

    I’m hoping you can help me find some information on my grandfather. the information I have is his name is Albert Carmine LaFazia, date of birth is December 10, 1887 and I velieve he was born in Prata Sannita. Any information you can give me will be much appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.


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