Genealogy in Mattinata

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


    My Grandfather is Ralph Trotto and he married Mary Guerra. My Dad is Saverio. My Grandfather had one Sister and her husband was blind. That is all I know. My Grandmother was adopted by the Guerra Family when her parents died. A relative was a police officer in Rome (Captain).

    Please help me I need to find out more and visit family.

    Thank you,

    Maureen Trotto

    • Maureen Trotto says:


      Grandfather Ralph Trotto, Grandmother Mary Guerra, Dad Saverio. Cousin was a Police Officer in Rome (Captain). Grandfather had one Sister. Aunt Angela and Laura .

      Kindly help me find family.

      Maureen Trotto

  2. Caterina says:

    Hello, my father was Piemontese Matteo and my mother was Prencipe Maria Luigia. I would love to find out more about my ancestors.


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