Genealogy in Manfredonia

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Manfredonia. As more your surname is common in Manfredonia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Manfredonia 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 Manfredonia 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Manfredonia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Manfredonia, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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  1. Irene says:

    I am looking for descendants of Matteo Gentile my gg grandfather and his wife Donata/ Antonetta Ciociola, both from Manfredonia. We also have Castriotta roots. Any help deeply appreciated.

  2. Manette says:

    Searching for any living relatives related to my grandmother
    Her name : Carmella Azzarone born December
    8, 1888 . She married Francesco. Federico born
    July 26, 1864 .

  3. Anna says:

    I am looking for the mother and father of Gaetana Piemontese Palumbo and Leonardo Palumbo any information you can provide will be deeply appreciated! Thank you. Anna

  4. Jackie says:

    Looking for ancestors of Lorenzo Guerra from Manfredonia, Italy born 1876. Married Maria Josephine Sabatino born in Foggia, Italy 1878.

    • Kay says:

      Hi Jackie, I just happened to come across this message and I think we are looking for the same info….is Lorenzo’s mother’s name Assunta?? She was also called Susie/susan

  5. Janet says:


    I am currently attempting to trace my genealogy back before that of my grandparents, including any siblings they may have had. My grandfather, Leonardo (Matteo?) Palumbo, was born around 1893, and came to America in 1913, a passenger on the Perugia. His sponsor in the US was an uncle, Giuseppe Palumbo.

    His wife was Gaetana Piemontese, and her birth was around 1896-98. They were married in Italy, perhaps around 1920, and had two daughters, Philomena and (Frances) Mary. Mary was born in 1925, and was 2 years old when the family moved to America in 1927 together.

    I would appreciate any information found regarding lineage which is found, especially the siblings, parents, etc of my grandparents.

    Thank You,


    • Anna says:

      Janet. I am also looking to find info on these same people. Maybe I can help I found some of the siblings in my search there was a Mary Palombo, Virginia Palombo, Matthew Palumbo, philimena Palumbo, Anna Palumbo, Antonetta Palumbo, and Frank L Palumbo the only living sibling living in Bristol RI. What relationship are these people to you? They coul possibly be related to be being as Gaetana has the maiden name Piemontese. I hope this helps.

      • Janet says:

        Hi Anna,

        All those people you mention are my aunts and uncles, except for Antonetta, who was my Mom.

        What is your relationship to the Palumbo/Piemontese family? Where are you located? Would love to correspond with you, and share knowledge with you regarding my grandparents ancestors.

  6. Lisa says:

    My grandmother Annina Paglioni came from Manfredonia before she married my grandfather Salvatore Vitulano. Do you know of any Paglioni’s in Manfredonia born around 1899 who moved to America abt 1928?

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