Genealogy in Tora e Piccilli

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Tora e Piccilli, 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 Tora e Piccilli registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Tora e Piccilli, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in Tora e Piccilli too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Tora e Piccilli 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 Tora e Piccilli. As more your surname is common in Tora e Piccilli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Tora e Piccilli 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 Tora e Piccilli 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.
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 Tora e Piccilli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Tora e Piccilli, 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 toraepiccilli@italianside.com our expert in Tora e Piccilli area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

9 Comments

  1. Michael says:

    My grandfather Carmine DeFusco was from Tora e Picilli. He donated the front doors back in the 1950’s to a church that I believe was named S. Simeone. The Diocese I believe was Teano-Calvi (not sure). I have an address of Piazza Castello. I can’t seem to find the church on any maps, does it still exist?

  2. Cindy says:

    My grandmother was from Tora e Piccii. I can’t locate any records on any ancestry site. My grandmother’s name was Giovannina Ferrucci. Mother’s name was Mariannina (last name before marriage is unknown) and father’s name was Antonio. Her father died and then her mother,leaving her orphaned. That is when she came to America to join her family members. Any information about ancestors there would be appreciated.

  3. Alan Dias says:

    Hello
    Have done some research and my grandfather Pietro Ambrosca was born in Tora e Piccilli in 1890 to Francesco Ambrosca and Filomena DeLucia. He immigrated to the US apparently alone in 1907. I’m trying to find out if he had any siblings and parents and if there may be any relatives still in Piccilli.
    Grazi Mille
    Alan

  4. Doris says:

    My grandfather, Angelo Segrella was of the Segrella family in Tora Piccilli. He emigrated to the U.S. circa 1890. I would be appreciative of any information on the Segrella families currently living in Tora.

  5. Peter says:

    I am searching birth and/or marriage records for my grandparents, both of whom were from Tora E Piccilli.
    His name was Pietro Aucone. We believe his name was altered upon arrival in the USA
    He was born in April 1880 in Tora.
    He married Isabella Petrilli, also of Piccilli. I am guessing that the marriage took place circa 1898, as they arrived in New York in 1902, aged 21 years each.
    Any help or direction you can provide would be of great value. My wife is Italian, born in Chieti, and of course, speaks Italian.

  6. Angela says:

    I am looking for a birth record for my great-grandfather Fiorentino Adesso, born in Piccilli on June 18, 1891, father’s name Antonio Adesso. Is there someone who can tell me that there is a record for him before I try to search any further?

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