Genealogy in Arce

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Arce, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Lazio and in Frosinone province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Arce registrar as of that date.

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Arce


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Arce. As more your surname is common in Arce, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Arce archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church archives in Frosinone 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 Arce and Frosinone province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), 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 Bari.

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 Arce, or if you have questions regarding your family in Arce, 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


11 Messages to “Genealogy in Arce”
  1. gaetana says:

    hello, I had an uncle in providence RI named eleuterio forte born in Italy around dates you posted. I also was born in arce Italy reside usa now.

  2. Zachary says:

    My great grandmother and great grandfather were from Arce, her name was Theresa Polselli and his was Amato Mastromattei. I’m from Worcester, MA.

  3. Ann says:

    My father’s name is Eleuterio Forte. Born September 19, 1893 in Arce. He passed away in April 19, 1971 in Rhode Island. I am interested in getting more information about his immediate family and the church he was baptized in.

  4. Nicole says:

    I am interested in more information on my mothers family. My great, great grandmother was Caroline Gemma Marzilli. I have a photo of her in Arce and it was taken in 1916.

  5. Amy says:

    My grandparents were Antonio Mattei (1888-1955) and Anna Marzilli (1889-1957), both from Arce. His parents were Rocco Mattei and Bernanda Fraioli. Her parents were Nicola Marzilli and Angela Ciolfi. I have no more information for my grandmother, I do have additional names for my grandfathers grandparents and so on, three more generations. I would like to find out more about my grandparents and their life before the emigrated to the US in the early 1900s. I would like to get in contact with any family who may be still left. My grandfather had 5 siblings. I know nothing about my grandmother. Any information or ideas will be greatly appreciated.

  6. Cheryl says:

    My grandfather was born in Arce, Casserta, Italy. His name Eleutario Arcese and is the son of Bernardo Arcese and Marianna Polselli. My grandfather came to the U.S. In 1903 and lived in Waltham Massachusetts

    I am interested in finding out the complete ancestory and history of the family and anyone who has information to help may contact me

    Thank you

    • Brian says:

      Hi Cheryl. I have got your grandfather in my family tree. Eleuterio Arcese born 22 December 1884. He has the same parents as those you mention. If this is the same person, please get back to me.


    • Zachary says:

      Hello Cheryl,

      My great grandmother’s name was Theresa Polselli who moved from Arce to Worcester, MA in the early 1900s. Does that ring a bell?

  7. Marie says:

    Looking for information on my grandmother Maria Santopadre’s family. She came to Ellis Island with an aunt and uncle.late 1890’s.

  8. nicole says:

    I just recently found some information about my 2x grandfather. I would really appreciate any help in finding my Italian family in Arce Caserta Italy. My 2x great grandfathers name was Geovini Battista ( Sbardella). Geovini married Maria Simonella possibly in italy. They had 7 children. Sossio, Angelo, Giovanni, Therasa, Phelomena, Concetta, and Louisa. I only found that Sossio married rosina patuto ( my great grandparents) , and Angelo married concetta cerrone.
    If anyone could please help guide me so I may find out more relatives I would be grateful.

    Thank you so much.


  9. Loreta says:

    I am interested in learning more about my father’s heritage. His name is Silvio Battista.He was actually born in the United States in May 1916 but lived in Arce Italy as a boy. When the war came he his brother Alfred, and his father Orazio Battista came back to the United States but my grandmother and another brother(Gregerio) was not able to leave. My grandmother was killed in the war. My grandfather is Orazio Battista. My grandmother’s name is Colombia Pescosolido Battista. My great grandfather’s name is Luigi Battista. My great grandmother and namesake is Loreta Bianca Battista. My great grandmother was a mid wife. My grandfather was a stone mason. Orazio was born in 1887 and died in 1940. Orazio is buried at the Calvary Cementary in Waltham Mass. My father Silvio, passed away in Sept 1989 and is buried in Fort Myers Fl. If you can help direct me or put me in touch with family it will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you. Loreta

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