Genealogy in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Rocchetta Sant’Antonio, 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 Rocchetta Sant’Antonio registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio. As more your surname is common in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio 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 Rocchetta Sant’Antonio 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 Rocchetta Sant’Antonio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio, 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 .
Our expert in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio area will reply to you


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio”
  1. Pam says:

    My grandfather was born in Rochetta Sant Antonio in 1886. His last name was Palmisano. First name Stephen. I know he had a few brothers and sisters. Romeo and Joseph were two of his brothers. How can I find out if there are any records of him. He later came to America and eventually settled in Bayonne NJ where he raised his family.

  2. Kathy says:

    My grandfather Angelantonio (Angelo) Di Stefano was born in Rocchetta Sant’Antonio on 19 Nov 1886. His parents were Carolina Barbetta and Alfonso Di Stefano. He left Italy in 1909 and settled in the US. I have not been able to find any info on his family.

    • Patty says:

      My great grandfather was Rafaelle Palmisano, brother of Steven and Romeo. He also settled in Bayonne where he raised his family:
      Lena, Mary, Virginia, Juliette, Theresa (my grandmother), Gloria and Ralph. My mother and I are hoping to visit Roccheta this year. Perhaps we can share information. I love in NJ and would love to share resources with you.

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