Genealogy in Santa Maria Capua Vetere

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, 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 Santa Maria Capua Vetere registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Maria Capua Vetere?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Maria Capua Vetere


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santa Maria Capua Vetere from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. As more your surname is common in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Santa Maria Capua Vetere 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 Santa Maria Capua Vetere 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 Santa Maria Capua Vetere, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, just leave a message below

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10 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Maria Capua Vetere”
  1. Jen says:

    My family lived in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. As far as I can go back with my research is 1816 with the death of my 5th great grandfather. His name was Nicola Deriso (Diriso) He married Petronilla Pepe. Then we have Gennaro Deriso (1769-1829) his wife was Maddelena Scala.I am just looking for any info on the Deriso family while they were in ITaly.

    My great grandfather came to America in 1909 Michele Deriso.

    Any help would be appreciated!!

  2. Kim says:

    I am trying to locate information about Luigia Munno, her mother was Rosa Parrilla. Luigia was born around April 24th 1907. She left for America 1926. Her husband was Carlo Ragozzino also from same area born around 1875. Any information would be great.

  3. Eva says:

    My husband, children and grandchildren are traveling to Italy and staying in Caserta fot 3 days. My husband!s Grandfather’s name was Vincenzo Caruso born August 7, 1873 We believe that his whole family is from Santa Maria Capua Vetere. His Grandmother,’s name was Genievive DeGiadano who also was born there and had a sister named Catherine.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  4. Rob says:

    Hello- I am writing to you because I am searching for my family who migrated to the united states back in the early 1900’s. I have searched on and have been able to track my family to my great great grandfather and grandmother who were the first to come here. I have records of the zacchia family from him down to my grandfather who also came over. I know they came from Santa Maria Capua Vetere when they immigrated over to the US and that there are not many Zacchia’s in that area so I am hoping that the ones there I am related to. I would also like to see if my great grandmother family (Di Monaco) is still there since they did not move to the US. Below is the info that I have and am hoping that you could help me out.

    Great great grandparents- Francesco Zacchia and Clotilde Zacchia (maiden name De Luca)

    Francesco and Calotilde had 3 kids- Alfredo (born around 1898), Ettore (born around 1901), Attilio. Ettore is my great grandfather and was married to Teresa Rosa Zacchia (maiden name Di Monaco and born around 1902). Teresa fathers name was Antonio Di Monaco so maybe that will help with the Di Monaco side.

    For Ettore Zacchia- He had an Aunt Almerinda who lived in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Ettore and Teresa (or Rose) had four children, Attilio (my grandfather), Clotilde (Clautilda), Amelia, and Carol (who was not born til later)that lived in Santa Maria CV

    If you could help with identifying any family from the Zacchia or Di Monaco side that still lives in area whether in Santa Maria CV, Caserta or Campania I would truly appreciate it. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Susan says:

    I am looking for info on my 3rd great grandfather, Antonio Nespoli. He married Marianna Ragucci. They had a son Domenico Nespoli (1850-1920) born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania, Italy and died on 26 Aug. 1920 in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania, Italy.
    Any information regarding the Nespoli family would be appreciated.
    Thank you

    • Susan says:

      I am looking for info on my 3rd great grandfather, Antonio Nespoli. He married Marianna Ragucci. They had a son Domenico Nespoli (1850-1920) born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania, Italy and died on 26 Aug. 1920 in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania, Italy.
      Any information regarding the Nespoli family would be appreciated.
      Thank you

  6. Casey says:

    Caterina Munno listed Saint Maria Capua Vetere as last place of residence when entering the Port of New York on 4 October 1905. Her husband, Salvatore Talento paid for passage. Assuming they were married in Saint Maria, but can find no record.

    Caterina Munno date of birth is 10 June 1882 and her parents listed as Andrew Munno and Angelina Spina (possibly Spena).

    Salvatore Talento date of birth is abt. 7 Sept 1878 and his parents listed as Andrew Talento and Josephine Maura.

    Any record of Caterina and Salvatore’s marriage or birth/church records to confirm city of origin to keep the search alive.

    Much thanks

  7. Arline says:

    My Grandparents came from Santa Maria Capua, Italy.
    My Grandfather is Gaetano Celia b. 1/25/1881
    My Grandmother is Lucea Setola b.12/13/1884.
    I believe they were married in Santa Maria Capua, Italy around 1902
    They left for America in 1902.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  8. Matt says:

    My great grandfather was born in Capua. His name was Raffaele Piccirillo and I am very interested in learning more about him and any of my other relatives in the area. He immigrated to America, settled outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and changed his last name to Little; I believe the American translation of Piccirillo in order to help secure work. As best I can gather from my great grandfathers birth certificate, his fathers name was Angelo Piccirillo. Any information or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


  9. Jason says:

    I have been told that my great-great grandfather Antonio Scarpati was born here in 1860. I believe that he married Michela (Marghrita) Russo who was born in 1863.

    Any information or suggestions regarding Antonio Scarpati would be greatly appreciated.


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