Genealogy in Foggia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


35 Messages to “Genealogy in Foggia”
  1. Shelley says:

    My grandfather was Guiseppe Ranalli. He came from Foggia Italy. We think he was born in the late 1800’s and he emigrated to Australia when he was young. He returned to Foggia around 1929 taking his daughter Mary Anita Ranalli to visit family.

    • Pat says:

      My grandfather was born in Province of Foggia Italy, his birth years to be around 1896and left there at the age of 21 for America.
      He passed away in1965. His name was Dominic Yacci. Can you give me any additional information.
      Anything would be much appreciated.

  2. Gerri says:

    My grandfather, John Spinella, was born in 1889, and he said that he was from Foggio, Italy. He emigrated to Mt. Pleasant PA and had several children (Gerald, Raphella, Daniel, Michael, and Agnes). He passed away in 1948.

    Can you provide any additional information since I am traveling to Naples, Italy in September?

  3. Gerri says:

    I am interested in locating information about my grandfather, John Spinella, who was born in 1889, and he said he was Foggio, Italy. He emigrated to Mt. Pleasant PA and lived there till his death in 1948. Can you provide any information, since I am going to Naples in September?

  4. Joe says:

    I am trying to locate the birth certificate of my Grandfather Giuseppe D’Errico. I believe he was born in Rodi Garganico Foggia, Italy in 1894.
    Any help would be wonderful.
    Thank you.

  5. Joe says:

    Looking for relatives in Foggia, Puglia, Italy, of my grandparents Giuseppe Monaco and Maria Fontana who immigrated to America about 1913.

  6. Donna says:

    I am seeking information on my surename CHIRELLO, and where it comes from. There are some families in Foggia, Italy. My Grandfather was from Italy, Tony Chirello, or Anthony Chirello. He came over to America in the 1900s, I just can’t find anything on him.

  7. PJFrabotta says:

    I am trying to locate the birth certificate of my Great-Grandfather Ippolito Frabotta. I believe he was born in Foggia, Foggia in 1866. I think his grandfather was Francesco Frabotta, and Grandmother, Maria Luigia Montanaro. I have found 4 sons of theirs that survived, and believe one of them is Ippolito’s father. Any help would be wonderful.
    Thank you.

    • JoAnn says:

      I am looking for information on my Great grandmother, Maria Luisa Volpe. She was married to Guiseppe Paolozzi. They had two children, my Grandfather, Eugenio Paolozzi and Beatrice Paolozzi. I have my grandfather’s birth certificate with her name on it but that is all I have. I have been researching for years but I am unable to find anything about her. I would love to know who her parents were and anything about her. They came from Foggia. I would be forever grateful if you could find anything about her.

  8. Pamela says:

    My grandmother Guiseppa Ricci came here to New York in Dec of 1913. We never knew where she came from, she would not talk about her family. I recently came across a small jewelry container with the name of Foggia, Italy on it. Seeing that her surname is a common name in this region, I wondered if this might be where she was from.

  9. karen says:

    looking for my Grandfathers ancestors in Foggia,Italy. Salerno,Paul I want to know if I have any relatives there and any land or home inheritance. thank you

  10. tristan says:

    Looking for info. about my grandparents Frank Patella and his wife Benvenuta Negri.

    • Joel says:

      I am your Aunt Gildas grandson. I am searching for more information as well. Have you found anything on either side yet?

    • Kristen says:

      I’m Concetta’s grand daughter (Patti’s daughter), I am also looking for information. Have you found anything?

  11. Maria says:

    Looking for information (i.e. names of parents)for my grandfather Carmine Ramere (Ramiere)who immigrated to the US on August 10, 1903. My grandfather’s birthplace was listed as Voltorino, Foggio. Any information would be most helpful.

    Additionally, if there is any info on my grandmother, Coletta Iatesta (DOB: April 19, 1894) it would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

  12. Diane says:

    I am looking for information on Dipaolo,family and Grasso, My grandmother mom name was terisana Grasso,her father was Pasquale grandmother Marie married Michael De Vito his father was Luigi De Vito

  13. Bungaro/Colonna says:

    Information on Gt. Grandfather and Mother
    Luigi Bungaro 1855-1947
    Filomena Colonna 1859-1943
    Born in Foggia died in Modugno
    Any brothers or sister either family
    The had three sons, Antonio Bungaro 1895 Foggia -1971Canada
    Erupreprio Bungaro, lived in Modugno died in Modugno
    Luciano Bungaro born Foggia died in Canada
    I want to find out about earlier family, ie Gt, Gt, Grandparents and family

  14. dolores says:

    looking for my grandmother lucia mandressia and my grandfather baggio stellabotte they were fro foggia

  15. Peter says:

    Looking for any information regarding my great grandfather Michael Forgione , born March 1865 and who I believe married Maria Angela Catri . Would like to trace relatives . Grazie

  16. Gesualdi says:

    I am looking for relatives of Giuseppe (Joseph) Gesualdi he left a brother behind in Foggia
    He came to America with his wife Anna Lapolla

  17. Raffaele Caputo says:

    my father was born in Foggia in 1917 his name is Antonio Caputo. I would like to get information about his ancestors. Also my mother born in 1926 in Foggia her birth name is Luigia Di Gemma.

  18. Katelyn says:

    I have been stumped on my research of my family’s history, particularly my mother’s side. THe name known is Caterina D’Attellis and her mother is Luisa Yerizzo in Celenya, Foggia, Italy. Any information on Luisa Yerizzo is greatly appreciated. She was supposedly married twice and had three children. Although, her last name is a bit “iffy.” Any links of info would be helpful.

  19. Maureen says:

    Looking for grandmother Giavonna DeMenna, her parents wee Pasqule and Margaret MeMenna (Demenna)

  20. Paul says:

    My Grandfather, James Simone, born about 1895, married Mary Parenti, oldest son Frank Simone born in Italy, immigrated to the United States approximately about 1917-1919. Do you have any records of this family.

    • Paul says:

      My Grandfather, James Simone, date of Birth 24 August 1894, married Mary Parenti date of Birth: 16 MAY 1896, oldest son Frank Simone born in Italy 1920, immigrated to the United States approximately about 1920-1921. Do you have any records of this family.

  21. Lauren says:

    Looking for some family history on some of my ancestors. My great grandfather and my great uncle travel here from Foggia in the early 1900s. They went through Ellis Island first then resided in South Philadelphia. It would be cool to find if generations of this family’s legacy still existed. My grandfather’s name was Guispesse LaTorre.

  22. Jennifer says:

    My great grandfather. Micheal Delano came over from Foggia late 1800. We believe the name was altered and I found census records whereas the family was listed as Delino. I m trying to find out if there is a surname that this could have come from. His wife was Assunta Buzzo also from Foggia. Any links to these two names would be greatly appreciated!

  23. Frances says:

    Looking for information about my great grandparents
    Barthalomew Ferrante, Libera Rossi, Vincenze Guelano, Ciccia Sumnenes.

    Also grandparents Guiseppe Ferrante b. 1886
    Angela Gualano b. 1891

  24. Antonette says:

    My grandmother’s maiden name Laquintano of Foggia had wheat fields married Domenico Caggese. Had children Antonio deceased result of war and Anita one other dtr died result of war. Other dtr Camela and son Domenico imigrated to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Carmella about early 1920’s my father Domenico about 1925.
    Later my grandmother Antonia and grandfather Domenico came to Phila to live with remaining children. Other Caggese came and at least l Laquintano.
    I am interested to know if there are any relatives still in Foggia and of my grandmother’s property which she gave to a niece. My father had mentioned he thought for employment many moved to Rome.

  25. Anthony DiPaolo says:

    Grandfather was from Foggia, Italy who left behind a large family and came to America. Relocated from New York to Chicago. Owned and operated a resturant for many years until the depression. Invested in a home in Indiana where he live out his life. Only relative in US was Anthony Palmumbo who has also passed on. Would like to find Donato DiPaolo’s family(s).

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  27. Deborah Tursi says:

    Looking for my grandfather Lawrence Tursi born in foggia Italy around 1896.

  28. Susan says:

    Looking for history of the
    Lo Albo family from Foggia, Italy
    Giovanni Lo Albo born in 1782
    Savino Felice Francesco Lo Albo born in 1812


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