Genealogy in Fondi

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Fondi. As more your surname is common in Fondi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Fondi archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Latina province are:
Battisti, Bianchi, Cardillo, Conte, De Angelis, De Meo, De Santis, Esposito, Forte, Fusco, Lauretti, Lombardi, Mancini, Pannozzo, Parisella, Ricci, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Testa.

Church archives in Latina 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 Fondi and Latina 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 Fondi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Fondi, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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  1. Dorria says:

    Will be in Fondi later this spring. Do you have contact information for town/city hall, family records?
    Thank you!

  2. Nick says:

    My name is Nick DeSimone, born on November 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

    My great grandfather Michele Forcina was born in Formia in 1850.
    Michele Forcina married Margarita Mazzaccone in Fondi on February 15, 1874.
    I don’t know who his parents or siblings are. I hope the marriage documents will list his parents and siblings
    Margarita Mazzaccone was born in Fondi in 1832, She died May 3, 1897.
    They had at least 2 children, Maria Ersilia Forcina, born June 6, 1876 and Maria Assunta Forcina, born May 8, 1879. Don’t know if they had other children. Maria Assunta Forcina died July 4, 1941.
    Maria Assunta Forcina is my grandmother, and Maria Ersilia Forcina is my great Aunt.
    My mother, Maria Quadrino, was born in Fondi on April 10. 1910 and my grandmother, Maria Assunta Forcina is her mother. My grandfather is Andrea Quadrino, born December 12, 1870 and died February 28, 1941 in Fondi.
    My great grandfather, Michele Forcina, married Carmela Spanarella in Fondi shortly after Margarita Mazzaccone died in 1897.
    Together Michele Forcina and Carmela Spanarella had at least 3 children, Maria Grazia Forcina, born June 19,1899, Mario Nicola Forcina, born September 11, 1901, Alphonso Eduardo, born March 1, 1904 and Alphonso, born January 14, 1906.
    Carmela Spanarella was married previously to Luigi Pietro Nallo on November 25, 1886.
    I have several cousins who currently live in Fondi but are mostly on the Quadrino side of the family. What is my best approach to find information about my great grandfather Michele Forcina.

  3. Diane says:

    Traveling with my 88 year old Mother to Italy (her 1st time), her father Biagio Mattei born in Fondi roma, Italy on 11/15/1899, his father may have been Lorenzo Mattei born 2/8/1859, hoping to connect with living family during our visit.

  4. Onorato says:

    My parents both came from Fondi Italy but I was born in Millbrook NY 1935. Lived in Millbrook most of my life. Visited Fondi and stayed with some of my fathers relatives for 3 weeks while there. As a young boy I knew of your grandfathers blacksmith shop located close to where the railroad used to be located before it was discontinued however in the village of Millbrook the original blacksmith shop still stands where it originally stands. Living in Millbrook as a young boy I knew most of the Gali boys from that area. Unfortunately I did not know your Grandfather Louis. I’m sure that my father Onorato Morelli who arrived in Millbrook in 1920 and my older brother Louis knew him unfortunately they are deceased. Sorry Maria I cant give you any more information relative to Louis Galli.

  5. Maria says:

    My Grandfather Louis O. Galli came from Fondi to the US in 1902 and settled in Millbrook, NY (his trade was a blacksmith and became very well-known). Don’t know the whole story. He apparently was adopted and his stepfather was January Savocchio and step-siblings Atillio and Rose Savocchio and I think another was Benedetro Savocchio. Grandpa Galli married Maria Assunta Spada in Fondi and had 1st born Rosina 1902. Grandma and Rosina came to the US in 1905 with Rose and Atillio Savocchio. They settled in Millbrook ny. Rose married Albert DeBonis and stayed in Millbrook. Atillio went to Colorado and had a family there and then came back to Millbrook for awhile and them went to Amsterdam, NY to live (he was a blacksmith) but I believe he then went to work in a factory.
    We don’t know the adopted story to well but was hoping that someone in Fondi might have known the Galli’s, Savocchio’s or the Spada’s.

    Hoping someone might have some information and it would very much be appreciated. Thanks.

  6. Terri says:

    I came across someone with the last name of Sepe. They may have dropped one of the p’s when they arrived at immigration. The town was Millbrook, New York.

  7. Cindy says:

    Maria, My grandmother, elisa buttaro came to the US from Fondi in 1916 with her sister eleanora. Their older sister Vincenzina arrived in 1913 with her husband Antonio Cherubino in 1913, probably your father Paola’s brother. Antonio and Vincenza’s last residence in Italy was in Fondi with mother elisabetta de Santis. So we are connected.
    Contact as soon as you can. Grazi Mille cousina Cindy

    • Maria says:

      Hi Cindy, I believe maybe we are related. Uncle Antonio Cherubino’s first wife was Vincenzina they married in Fondi and came to the US (don’t know the year) they came with 1st born Salvatore and then had another son Onorato in US. They lived in Rahway, NJ. In the 1920 Census it states that a sister-in-law (Eleanora) and brother-in-law (Luigio Capobianco lived with them. Luigio Capobianco and Eleanora had a son Frank Capobianco (He was married to Ida Cherubini but he was killed in the war flying a plane. Luigio Capobianco went back to Fondi to marry Uncle Antonio and my father (Paul) sister Luigia Capobianco and they had a child Carmela. They lived next door to each other in Rahway, nj. There was another brother Vincienco who married Christina Debonis and they settled in North Plainfield, nj along with my father Paul and my mother Madaline (Gall) whose parents also came from Fondi. There was another sister that came to the US Felomena Cherubino and she married Angelo Morra.

      I could go on but I think I got you thinking. We should get in touch with each other. Are you living here in the US? I am married to Victor Carroccia (from Lenola) and still live in North Plainfield, nj.

      Please contact me. cousins Maria. Thank you.

  8. enio says:

    Looking for the Birth Certificate of Angelo Mastromanno, born in Lenola in 1865 and died in 1942 in Lenola of Fondi.
    Can you help me as to where I could locate it, from a registry in Lenola or from the local church records in Lenola
    Please advise

  9. louise says:

    My parents were born in Fondi, in 1922 and 1920. Their last name was Fusco and Marchetti. Are there many people with those names living in Fondi?

    • Joe says:

      Louise I lived in Fondi for 4 years before I immigrated to the US,did a search of Italian white pages and there are 19 individuals named Fusco living there and 1 Marchetti,hopefully this helps.

  10. Linda says:

    I am trying to apply for duel citizenship with Italy but it is impossible to get what I need. Both grandparents were born in Fondi I believe. Gaetano Abbondanzio and Carmela Stravato. I need birth certificates and marriage certificates and naturalization papers. I am lost….any direction???

  11. Maria says:

    My Father Paul (Paolo) Cherubino born in Fondi January 22, 1902 to Onorato Cherubino and Lisabetta DeSantis. There were 9 children. 5 came to the states Anthony, Vencienco, Luigia, Filomena and my Father Paolo. My father went to Fondi in Sept. 1959 and stayed with family and also a nephew in Paris (Nino Marconi). The other left in Fondi Maria Carmen, Francesco, 1 died in war and another sister ??. We wondered if there were any children, grandchildren, or cousins still in Fondi that are related to us. My husband went a couple of times when he was in Lenola with our son Mark; but he was never able to find anyone who knew of the Cherubino family.

    • Cindy says:

      Maria, My grandmother, elisa buttaro came to the US from Fondi in 1916 with her sister eleanora. Their older sister Vincenzina arrived in 1913 with her husband Antonio Cherubino in 1913, probably your father Paola’s brother. Antonio and Vincenza’s last residence in Italy was in Fondi with mother elisabetta

  12. Doris says:

    searching for record of my late grandfather. His name was Luigi Roscio, His fathers name was Biagio Roscio & his mother was Maria Alicandro. They lived in Fondi around 1940-1949. His childen are Vittorio and Elsa. He is believed to have died in Venezuela. But no death certificate was ever issued. I have searched but was unable to find any record of him or his family.

  13. Daniel says:

    My grandfather Salvatore Mangini spoke of his home town,Fondi. He mentioned riding his donkey picking figs in the orchard as a boy. Can you verify this as his boyhood town? I`m his grandson (68yrs. old). He left Italy and traveled to Waltham,Mass. USA. He named his son Thomas Salvatore Mangini my dad who passed away in 1972,in Mass.

    • Giuseppe Onorati says:

      Hi,Daniel i was born in Monte San Biagio which is only about 4-5 miles from Fondi but i lived in Fondi for about 4 years before i moved to Waltham Ma. with my family around the mid 60’s,i did a search of city directories online that Waltham Public Library puts out from around the 1920’s to the 1960’s and only found a Gaetano and an Anthony Mangini but no Salvatore also did a Ellis Island Passenger search but no Salvatore from Fondi only 1 from Sulmona in Abruzzi region also on Italian White Pages no Mangini left in Fondi,maybe if you can provide more info i can help,by the way there was a Thomas S Mangini that lived in western part of Massachusetts, maybe your dad,hopefully this helps,best. Joe

  14. Anne says:

    Hi I am trying to find my grandmothers sister who stayed in Italy. She was born in or near Fondi, her name was Carmella DeVito she had 3 brothers, James, August, and Salvatore who all came to America. She arrived in America in 1913 with her 2 children Andrew and Theresa and was married to Francisco DiGregorio.
    I am trying to locate any information on the one sister that stayed in Italy, my mother believes her name was Laura DeVito. I think she married with the last name either Papadella or Paparella? I have a postcard sent to my grandmother addressed to my aunt Carmella of a first communion. I can’t quite make out the last name of Papadella or Paparella but the first name is Faustina. My mom thought Faustina was around her age which would make her to be in her late 90’s if she is still alive. My mom just passed away a few months ago at 98. I am trying to locate the family line of Laura DeVito to see if she had more children and their children who would be around my age of 60. I am planning my first trip in Italy in May and I am planning a trip to Fondi as my mom believed both her parents were born in this area. If someone can point in the right direction to try to locate this family line I would greatly appreciate it.

  15. Claire says:

    I am sure my family came from Fondi. The family name is Papa. The one person I am hoping to find is TOMMASCO PAPA who married VINCENZA LO BORGO or DEL BORGO.
    I think there were five children, RACHELE, ANGIOLA, FRANCESCO, GIACOMANTONIO & MARIA.

    • Donna says:

      Tommaso Papa married Vincenza Del Borgo,their daughter Maria Domenica Papa born 1813 in Fondi married Francesco, Antonio born 1803 in Fondi, they are related to our family through Francesco, Maria died sometime before 1839

    • Thomas says:

      Hello. Sorry I don’t have information regarding your inquiry, but I too have family from Fondi.
      My mom, Maria Papa, married Pasquale Pesce. Some Papa family members are still in Fondi. My mother’s parents were Mariano and Cristina Papa.
      Good luck with your research.

  16. Louise says:

    My mother and father were born in Fondi. In 1920 and 1922. I know I have family still there but would like to know who my relatives were prior to the 1920s. The surname was Marchitti. My mother was Vencie and my father was Louis.

  17. Mark says:


    I’m looking for my family in Fondi. My grandfather was Emilio Pasqual Fucci married to Teresa Stancari. Both moved to the US, but the rest of the family stayed in Fondi. Hopefully I can get a hold of the Fucci family in Fondi. There is a possibility that the name was Fuccio….

  18. Vanessa says:

    I believe my great grandfather Benedetto Volpe was born in Fondi. He immigrated to the U.S. I think he may have been born around the late 1800s or early 1900s? Might there be any record of this?

    • Giuseppe says:

      Hi,Vanessa I was born in Monte San Biagio,I lived in Fondi from 1962 to 1966 when I immigrated to Waltham,Massachusetts I searched on Ellis Island website and your Grandfather immigrated here In 1907 from Fondi,he came on a ship called Germania,hopefully this helps.

  19. Mary Ann says:

    Thank you for any help you can give. My grandmother, Angela (Angelina) Evangelista was married to a man by the name of Seppe. I believe this marriage was in Fondi Italy but am not sure. They had a child who they named Joseph Seppe. My grandmother’s husband Seppe (unfortunately I don’t know his first name but am wondering if it was Joseph) died and she immigrated to the United States with her son. I have had no luck in locating any records for Joseph Seppe.

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