Genealogy in San Donato Val di Comino

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Donato Val di Comino, 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 San Donato Val di Comino registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Donato Val di Comino?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Donato Val di Comino


Before to start your genealogy research in San Donato Val di Comino, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Lazio and in San Donato Val di Comino too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Donato Val di Comino from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Donato Val di Comino. As more your surname is common in San Donato Val di Comino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Donato Val di Comino 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 San Donato Val di Comino 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 San Donato Val di Comino, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Donato Val di Comino, 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


37 Messages to “Genealogy in San Donato Val di Comino”
  1. Dustin says:

    Hi –

    My mother was adopted in 1955 in Bridgeport, CT. Her father is Daniel (Donato) Quintiliano (Quintiliani?). He was born in San Donato on February 22, 1902. He came to the US in October 1920 aboard the Dante Alighieri. His parents remained in Italy. Perhaps his father’s name was Raeffele.

    Anybody out there have any additional information related to the Quintilianos of San Donato?


  2. Elizabeth says:

    Searching for my paternal ancestry. My grandfather(Benedetto Antonio Maggiorino)was born in May 1892 he was found at the doorstep of Lucia Valvona in Picinisco later given to Filomena Silla she had a biological daughter named: Maria Silla> He married my grandmother : Elisabetta Mancini Fanone Maggiorino they later lived in Rosanisco. My grandfather was in the states to work in 1920 later returned to Italy until his death in 1959….We know that it will be difficult to find any information. He was baptized by Maria Latte in the church in Picinisco,,
    If you can direct us to any office or resources we would greatly appreciate it.
    We understand the difficulty in this situation being he was dropped off as an infant after his birth.We do want to hand down our ancestry to the children in our family……..
    Thanking you in advance for any information.

  3. Dan says:

    My ancestors were 4 brothers who immigrated from Italy around 1896 to 1902. Names are Carmine, Pietro, Lorenzo and Vincenzo Gallo.

  4. Larry says:

    Looking for Cellucci

  5. redheadedjen says:

    My Mother’s parents were from San Donato, though my grandmother’s family moved there from Alvito. My grandfather’s family, Mazzola, went to Brighton, MA before WW2 and my grandfather went to Italy after WW2 and married my grandmother. My grandparents were Armando and Francesca Mazzola. They lived in Brighton, MA. My grandmother’s maiden name was Martini.

    My mother, their daughter Rita, passed away in 2012. I do not know much about my Italian side and am interested in exploring it.

  6. Donata says:

    Hi, I have been trying to develop our family tree for the younger members of our family. My mother was born in San Donato VC, her name was Donata Maria Cedrone, her father was Loreto Cedrone and her mother was Donata Loreta Cocuzzi Cedrone (not sure if it was Cocuzzo or Cocuzzi). They lived at 11 Via Maggiore, and emigrated to the United States in 1936. Her brothers and sisters were Lucia, Cesidio, and Carmello. They sailed on the Saturnia from Naples. My grandmother’s parents were Valerio Cocuzzi and Giovanna. My grandfather’s parents were Cesidio Cedrone and Carmella Marini. This is all I know, and I was wondering how would I research to go back even further? Thank you! I have been reading other comments and have found it to be helpful and interesting!

  7. Mancini says:

    Just wondering if any information on mancini has my great grandfather come from this villaga carmine mancini came to england in 1901 hope someone can help thanks

  8. Maddalena says:

    Hello, my father was Domenico Rufo Cocuzzo, he was born in 1927, 9th october.
    He came to Uruguay and got married with my mother, all his brothers and sisters also came to Uruguay, but he passed away very young and I lost this part of my history.

    I would like to know about my grandmother, she was Maddalena Cocuzzo, I don’t know
    my grandfather’s name.

    I know the family’s house is still at San Donato, and I would like to know if there´s still a part of my family there.

    Thank you in advance.

  9. Donato says:


    My father & mother were born in San Donato Val Di Comino. My father (Mario Rufo) & mother (Carmela De Rubies).

    They immigrated to Australia in 1952. My father’s family house is in Via Bel Fiore/Fiori. I’d like to know if this address is still correct?

    My father had (Basilio, Antonio, Gerardo) and one sister (Rita). My mother had three sisters (Antionetta, Cesidia, Nina) and one brother Pompeo. All my mothers sisters & brother immigrated to the USA. Her house was near the school but I’m not sure if that still exists.

    I am travelling with my family to San Donato in December 2015 & would like to show my son where his Grandparents were from. Any help on the address for both houses will be greatly appreciated.

    • Danielle (Varney) Mom Linda Salvucci says:

      San Donatese in America[edit]
      Many San Donatese live in New England, specifically in Boston, Massachusetts, and in The Bronx, New York City as well as Westchester County, NY.[citation needed] The village of Nonantum, Massachusetts is home to many descendants of San Donato Val di Comino residents and a variant of the local Italian dialect is still heard there.[citation needed] Another American city that has a very large number of Italian Americans from the San Donato Val di Comino region is Wilmington, Delaware. The following surnames from San Donato can be found in Delaware, New Jersey and the Philadelphia suburbs: Cellucci, Pesce, Casale, Leone, Visco, Rufo (Ruffo), Pelligrini (Pellegrini), Cedrone. Baltimore, Maryland is home to many Pellegrini’s from San Donato as well.

      In Massachusetts, family names include Cugini, Gentile, Coletti, Pellegrini, Peruzza, Salvucci, Tocci, Antonellis, Piselli, Cedrone, Cocuzzo, Marini, Rufo, Tempesta, DiBona, Cellucci, Cardarelli and Leone. These names are also found in Norwich, Connecticut where there is a large number of San Donatese Italians. An annual picnic was held every summer for many years.

      Many San Donatese also live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada such as Marini, Cedrone, Tramontozzi, Cellucci, Pellegrini. The San Donato Festival is celebrated every year courtesy of The San Donato Club and president Donato Tramontozzi.

    • Lucianne Marini Abbondanzio says:


      I am a neice of Anna De Reubis Marini. I remember meeting your mother many years ago at my cousin’s wedding. I know that Cesidia, Aunt Nina, and Paulo are deceased. If you would like, I can call my cousin to check if she knows anything about the house and it’s location.


      • Donato says:

        Hi Lu,
        That would be wonderful. Our son is very interested, as Carmela is the only grandparent he remembers and misses her terribly.


  10. Annamaria says:

    My grandmother was born in San Donato and I’m looking for information about her family.
    Her name was Maria Civita Fabrizio and was born on 21/11/1887. She had 3 brothers Carmelo, Donato and Luigi and 5 sisters Loreta, Anna, Assunta, Annunciata and Antonietta.
    Her brother Carmelo Fabrizio was born on 7/12/1878 and her sister Loreta Antonia Fabrizio was born in 1885. Maria Civita, Loreta and Carmelo immigrated to Glasgow Scotland.
    My grandmother and her sister in 1913, Carmelo some time before.
    I believe her sister Anna was born in San Donato too on 5/8/1893, though I have no records of this, as I have no records of her other siblings.
    Their parent’s names were Cesidio Fabrizio and Degna Maria Coletti.
    I would be grateful for some help to find birth, marriage or death or any records of this family.

  11. Donato says:

    I am visiting San Donato with my family & would like to show them my Grandmothers house. Her name was Maria Rufo married to Donato Rufo. Her son’s (Basilio, Gerardo & Mario) and daughter (Rita) all immigrated to Australia. Her other son, Antonio, immigrated to the USA. An address to take a look from the street would be great.

    I’d also like to show them my mothers house in the same village. Her name was Carmela De Rubies. Any address for the DeRubies family would also be welcomed.

  12. Jean says:

    Back in 1960’s my father and his cousin allowed Boston people to live in my dad’s father’s house in exchange for upkeep and them paying the taxes in my dad’s name and his cousin. I found paperwork showing this and was wondering what came of that property in San Donato, Italy. No one went to San Donato to check on the property and just allowed these people to live there rent free and yet we don’t know who owns the property now. It was never sold by my family but after so many years, what is the law in Italy?
    Is it considered abandoned, still being paid in my dad’s name, still owned by my family?

  13. Carmine says:

    I am looking for the birth record of my grandfather. His name was Carmine Coletti. He was born in San Donato in approximately 1879.

    I am looking for the birth, death and marriage records of his parents. His father (my great grandfather) was Antonio Coletti and his mother (my great grandmother) was Carmina Rufo.

  14. Donna says:

    I am looking for the names of Giovanna Salvucci’s parents. Giovanna was born 26 Apr 1867 in San Donato. She married Donato Pellegrini, son of Giovanni Pellegrini and Giovanna Decina born 3 Aug 1863, no marriage date but it has to be late 1880’s.

  15. Catherine says:

    I am looking for information on Angelo Colleti, who was my grandmother’s father. Her name was Pompea Coletti and was born in Italy, but I don’t know where. Her brother was born in San Donato. My grandmother’s father was a stone cutter. His wife did not move to the United States with he and his children. Would appreciate any help you can give me. I. Will definitely be visiting San Donato the next time I am in Italy.

  16. Richard says:

    Both of my grandparents are from San Donato Val di Camino. Cesidio Lanno and Carmella Leone both emigrated to the US sometime in the late 1800’s. I recently visited San Donato but was not able to obtain any information as my visit was on a Sunday when both the cultural center and church office was closed.I did see the Leone name on the soldier monument in the town piazza but did not notice the Lanno name anywhere in my travels. I hope you can help with some information about either family. Thank you.

  17. Salvucci says:

    Greetings, Im trying to help my wife find information on her mothers family. My wife’s grandparents were Luigi (1889-1956) and Carmela (Nee Leone 1889-1972) Salvucci. They were from San Donato val Camino and migrated to the US in the early 1900’s. We are looking for information on their parents and grandparents.

    Thank you for all of your help.

    • ItalianSide says:

      San Donato civil records are on microfilm from 1809-1865. After 1865 they can be found in the town office. However the clerk is busy but often takes up to 6 months to respond to requests and wants full dates or maximum 3 years span to search.
      The parish priest is very accommodating to researchers but will not do look ups unless you have a full date as the books are not indexed. What they do have is a parish census done every 10 years from 1630 to 1860 complete with birth dates.
      We just sent an email about what to do and how to search.

  18. Teresa says:


    I am seeking information about my family.

    My grandparents were Giovanni and Domenica Antonellis, who emigrated to New York in the mid 1930s. My uncles Cesidio and Donato, and my Aunt Gerarda were born in San Donato. My Uncle Antonio and my father, Rodolfo were born in New York City.

    My grandfather’s mother’s name was Maria Leone, but I am not sure of my great-grandfather’s first name. As I understand it, they were from the Carbone clan.

    My grandmother’s mother’s name was Antonia Salvucci, and I believe her father was Luigi Antonellis. They were from the DiManz (not sure of the spelling) clan. My grandmother sometimes went by Minga DiManz.

    My grandfather was born June 3, 1896, and my grandmother was born November 22, 1898. I appreciate any information you can find. My cousin Roberta and I are coming to visit San Donato on Wednesday, June 18, and look forward to speaking with you.

    Molto Grazie,

  19. tony says:

    history of the cucchi s in san donato

  20. Jennifer says:


    I am looking for the birth certificate of Oreste Fabrizio (or Fabrizi: The story is that he changed his name when he came to America in 1923.) He was born in 1897 in San Donato Val di Comino. His wife was Marietta Quintiliani; his children are Benedetto (b. 1921) and Ilia (b. 1922), both of whom are still living. My husband, Aldo, is Benedetto’s 2nd child, and Aldo was born in 1957 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

    I have found several records after he immigrated to the U.S., such as naturalization and census records. But my searches have not resulted in any Italian records.

    Would you please direct me in my search?

  21. Manna Ester says:

    Bonjour, je cherche les noms de mes ancêtres. Ma nonna s’appelait ou Perrella Esterina, date de naissance 16 décembre 1905, je crois que son père travaillait au USA sa maman, Maria ? et papa Domenico Perrella . Je pense faire un voyage l’année prochaine à Sans Donato. Peut on accéder aux archives de la ville?
    Merci pour l’aide que vous pourrez m’apporter dans ma recherche
    Cordiales salutations

  22. Linda says:

    I am looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather and will be visiting San Donato (FR) in June.

    Domenico Cetrone was approx 60 when he died 08/03/1893 in Arpino. I believe he was born in San Donato. He married Camilla Rea and his parents were Giovanni & Maria Cetrone.

    Thank you

  23. Louise Cucchi says:

    I will be visiting San Donato in June, 2014 and I am very interested in finding information about my grandparents.
    We believe the following were all born in San Donato:
    Grandfather Guiseppe Cucchi – dob 1/1/1871 or 1870
    Grandmother Pasquala Maria Cellucci-dob 5/3/1872 or 1871
    Guiseppe and Pasquala married 1891
    Daughter born in San Donato Laureta Cucchi-dob 4/2/1893

    Grandfather came to United States the first time 4/24/1893 and the second time 4/15/1896. He then came to the states with his wife and daughter for the final time in 1900
    Grandfather’s mother Cesida Cellucci
    Grandfather’s father Crescienzo Cucchi – year of birth 1840
    Grandfather’s brother Alesandro Cucchi – year of birth 1879
    Grandfather’s sister Maria Cucchi – year of birth 1875

    Grandmother’s brother Antonio Cellucci – year of birth 1858

  24. Richard Tocci says:

    I’m researching my branch of the Tocci family. My great grandfather was Donato Tocci, born in 1889 in San Ddonato Val di Comino. My great grandmother was Donata Cuigini Tocci.

  25. Patricia Rita says:

    My grandfather was born in San Donato Val Di Camino.

    Luigi Cedrone
    He was born Jan. 10, 1887.
    Son of Onorio and Annunciata Cedrone

    I will be visiting San Donato in April. I would like to find:
    .original birth certificate
    .address where family was living
    .visit cemetery and find grave for Onorio and Annunciata Cedrone (I do not know years they passed away.)
    Can you give suggestions as to what I need to do to prepare for my visit?

    Thank you, Patricia

  26. Jacki says:

    I’m looking for Carmine (spelled here as Carmen several times) Leone b. 1884; would love to know his parents names, etc. He married Loretta G Tramentozzi. There was a Gaetano and Antonia Leone living at his address at Brighton, Massachusetts, US. He might be his brother.

    Thanks for your help, Jacki

    • Stephen says:

      I am Stephen Cantelli grandson of carmine cautilli are we related. I have a print out of my grandfather carmine from town hall in San donato it has lots of family information what information are you looking for about my great grandparents

  27. Richard says:

    Dear Sir/Madam, In Italy searching for my Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother’s birth and marriage records. For Italian Citizenship. Cannot find same, you are one area we were told they were from.
    Andrea Henry Cantelli/Cautilli Born 28 oct 1869-Great Grandfather
    Angela Mazzola born 14 feb 1875-Great Grandmother
    Alfred Cantelli-Grandfather born 4 Sept 1906 Please if possible do you have any of their records? Assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

  28. anthony says:

    my father was cucchi and my mother was leone. via ponte di tolle and via serola

  29. Alicia says:

    I am looking for information on Gaetano Cantelli and his wife Victoria Cardarelli. The original spelling of Cantelli is Cautilli, also Victoria may actually be Vittoria. All of their children were born in San Donato between the years 1866 and 1879. Their children were Cesidio, Andrea, Lorenza, Maria, Carmine, and Angelo.

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