Genealogy in Deliceto

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

Registry offices in Puglia and in Foggia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Deliceto registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Deliceto. As more your surname is common in Deliceto, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Deliceto archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church archives in Foggia 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 Deliceto and Foggia 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 Deliceto, or if you have questions regarding your family in Deliceto, 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


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Deliceto”
  1. NorbyD says:

    Hello. I’m hoping someone might help me with my great grandparents who were from Deliceto.
    Nicola Mascia, born about March 1877 – emigrated to NY through Ellis in 1905.
    His wife, Maria Luigia diBattista, born about July 1877 and followed him to NY in 1908 with their son Francesco Paolo. They settled in Lyndhurst New Jersey where my grandmother Patricia Anna Mascia was born
    If it helps, Maria Luigia had a 1yr old daughter Antonette who died in Deliceto about 1900 and her father or grandfather might have been Irish (she did have blonde hair & blue eyes). Thank you.

  2. Heather says:

    My Great Great Grandfather Antonio Doto was born in Delicito 9 July 1885. He immigrated to th US in 1903. Looking for any information on his parents

  3. Rosalie says:

    My maternal grandparents are from Deliceto. The surname is Mazzei. My grandmother was Carmela Mazzei and my grandfather Nicola Mazzei. They came to the United States in the early 1900s and settled in Brooklyn, New York. My grandmother’s oldest sister stayed in Deliceto and her married name was Cardellichio.

    I would like to know if any family members are still living in Deliceto and, should I make the trip to Puglia, the street the house they lived in was on.

    • Michelle says:

      Hi, my family and I travel to Deliceto… we have family living there still! My parents and grandparents immigrated to Toronto Canada. Mazzei last name is very popular and well know in Deliceto! Definitely worth taking the trip there and seeing the town and learning the history! Beautiful town!!

  4. Kristie says:

    The post above mentions my Great Great Grandparents and Great Gandmother and I am trying to find any information I can on the above mentioned people. Maria Giuseppa Dotto married to Paolo Grosso and their daughters Theresa (my great grandmother) and Rosaria. My internet search has led me to this site and I am hoping that you have some information on them.

  5. Mike says:

    My great grandparents Maria Giuseppa Doto was married to Paolo Grosso. They had two children that I know of (Teresa and Rosaria Grosso). I am not sure if they had other siblings. They were married in Deliceto. When Paolo Grosso died, she came to New York, USA with her two daughters. I am looking for information on Paolo Grosso. I believe he was originally from Deliceto and died there as well.

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