Genealogy in San Severo

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Severo

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

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



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


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in San Severo”
  1. David says:

    My wife’s late father’s family came from San Severo. His grandparents, Thomas D’Errico and Angela Russo )both born ca 1860) and parents, Vincenzo (born 02 Aug 1882)and his two wives, Elodia La Vacca (born abt1888) and Leonora Gentile (born 16 Apr 1891, father Giuseppe) were a;; born in San Severo and all but Giuseppe died in Worcester, MA. I also have basic information about some siblings. I would like to trace a couple more generations back and flesh out what I already know. Thank you.

  2. Kay Poucher says:

    I am looking for Luigi Ciavarella probably in his 90′s now if still alive.Formerly interned prisoner in London, England during 1944.

    I am interested in visiting his grave site if deceased, he was known to my mother while working for Red Cross at that time.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    I had contact until my 16th birthday

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