Genealogy in Panni

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


12 Messages to “Genealogy in Panni”
  1. Gerry says:

    I’m interested in finding anyone related to My grandfather Frank Mastrangelo who was born in Panni He was born in 1800’s. He had a brother who remained in Panni. He married Geraldine Villano, I think that is the correct spelling of her last name.

  2. Mary Jane says:

    I am looking for the family of my grandmother. Her name is Maria Giovanna Procaccini (6/23/1891). Her mother was Angela DeLuca, her father was Antonio Procaccini. She came to USA via Ellis Island from Naples on the ship Perugia. She arrived in New York on March 19, 1904. She settled in Providence, R.I. She married my grandfather Donato Melino on January 23,1910. Thank You.

  3. Gina says:

    I’m interested in finding out more about my ancestors from Panni or perhaps some relatives. My family names are Longo, Manuppelli, and Procaccini.

  4. Joseph says:

    I need the birth certificate for my Grand mother: Teresa Cotoia born in Panni Foggia Italy. Can you guide me to get copy. Thank You Joe Corege

  5. Cheryl says:

    My grandparents, who are deceased, came form Panni in the late 1800 and 1905. There names are Columba Rainone and Saverio Porcaccini. Are there any de endears still living in Panni. We have a cousin in Canada whose name is Tony. I believe his last name was Rainone, but it could have been Procaccini. He has been back to Panni several times. Please respond. My sister and I may visit Panni in about a year. Look forward to hearing something. By the way, my grandparents settled in Duquesne, PA.near Pittsburgh.

    • paul rainone says:

      Well there are some Rainones in Canada – how old is this Tony you mentioned ?


    • Fred says:

      My grandmother was the daughter of Jennie Rainone and Frank Gesualdi of Panni, Italy. Nonna was Mary Cocciardi, she married Anthony Cocciardi, lived in Philadelphia, PA, moved to Sacramento, CA after WWII.

  6. Steven says:

    Need info on my great grandfather Costanzo Zelano and great grandmother Giovanna Grasso. He was born in 1869 in Panni and came to Providence, RI in 1891. She was born in 1879 in Panni and came to Providence, RI from Naples aboard the Patria in 1896.

  7. John says:

    Looking for family members in Panni, either Russo, or LaPolla. My Grandfather Giuseppe Russo born I believe in 1874, and my Grandmother Gaetana LaPolla d.o.b I believe 1876 came to Providence R.I. in June of 1900, or at least Giuseppe did. They lived with my Great Grandfather Giovanni LaPolla d.o.b unknown for a period of time. The odd thing is I cannot find a port of entry in the U.S. for my Grandmother, my Grandfather was easy it was N.Y. from Naples, on the Chateau Yquem with his two (2) young brother in-laws , Luigi & Alfonso LaPolla. Any help with possible family on either side in Panni would be greatly appreciated. Thank you JR

  8. Robin says:

    Looking for all siblings of Antonio Calitri (an ordained priest) born 1875. Father Giuseppe Calitri and mother Carolina Del Vacarrio. Thank You.

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