Genealogy in Monteleone di Puglia

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Monteleone di Puglia?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Monteleone di Puglia


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Monteleone di Puglia. As more your surname is common in Monteleone di Puglia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Monteleone di Puglia 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 Monteleone di Puglia 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 Monteleone di Puglia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Monteleone di Puglia, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Monteleone di Puglia”
  1. Maryann says:

    I am traveling to Italy. My maternal grandparents lived in Monteleone di Puglia. Grandfather’s name is Visconti and grandmother’s is Ciani. Where do I find more info or if there are relatives still there?

  2. Doug says:

    it is clear that Monteleone is an ancient town. All my web searches have given no indication of a founding or beginning date for the town, or parts of the town. I am curious about the Borgo Nuovo portion, mostly, as the Ruggiero family had a house on the road, outside of the old town wall. Knowing when Borgo Nuovo was set down, as a road, or as a settlement would give some guess about how long the family had been there.

    Secondarily, I remain curious about the source and meaning of the name Ruggiero. All my looking points to a naming convention based on the Norman kings Roger I and/or Roger II, or something to with a rusty earthy colour. Either seems likely if we were some kind of serf or servant-property of a king, I suppose.

  3. Rocco Nunno says:

    I would like to get more information about my family from Monteleone di Puglia. My grandfather was Rocco Nunno and my grandmother was Rosaria Volpe.

  4. Daniel says:

    Good day,
    I’m interested in finding out more information about my mother’s family (Colangelo), from Monteleone di Puglia. I’ve been able through civil registries (microfilms) to trace the line back to Felice Colangelo and his father Annibale Colangelo. Felice died in 1835 at age 76, thus he would have been born some time around 1759 (possibly between 1758-1762). For his father, Annibale, I would estimate he was born some time around 1717, based on the ages of his children I was able find through the registries. Would anyone be willing or able to help me contact the Church archieves in Monteleone or Foggia, to see if they could locate any earlier records (birth records of Felice and Annibale, and possibly some earlier generations)? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this information would be extremely meaningful to my mother and her family.
    Thank you,

    • Kim says:

      Hi Daniel,

      Did you ever get anywhere with your search? I’m also trying to find info on my grandfathers side of the family, but other then his name, Rocco Colangelo, and knowing that he is from Monteleone, I know nothing more about his family. Please feel free to contact me

      Thank you.

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