Genealogy in Sant’Agata di Puglia

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Sant’Agata 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 Sant’Agata di Puglia registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Sant’Agata di Puglia?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Sant’Agata di Puglia


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Sant’Agata 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 Sant’Agata di Puglia. As more your surname is common in Sant’Agata di Puglia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sant’Agata 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 Sant’Agata 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Sant’Agata di Puglia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sant’Agata di Puglia, 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 Sant’Agata di Puglia area will reply to you


22 Messages to “Genealogy in Sant’Agata di Puglia”
  1. Mike Auran says:

    Looking for thr family of Nicola Longo, born 29 July 1877 in Sant’Agata di Pudlia, emigrated to the US in 1902

  2. Giulia says:

    Researching my great great grandfather Vincenzo Longo came across some interesting facts if this is the correct ancestors his parents Guseppe Domenico Longo 1778-1857 wife Felica Spremulli 1792-1873 3 of their children died in the spring of 1837. What happened in 1837 april/may that caused such tragedy?
    Only info on my great grand father was finding dob as 7-2-1835 bovino Foggia
    not sure if these are even my relatives …looking for his spouse Filomena either Palazzo or Polarro had my grandfather Gregorio Longo

    this is hard and confusing help help help

  3. Jim says:

    Looking for information or distant relatives of my grandfather.

    Grandfather: Nicola Carrillo
    Birthplace: Sant’Agata di Puglia
    Date of birth: 1882
    Son of: Vito Carrillo and Francescapaolo Russo Carrillo
    Occupation: Farming
    Nicola Immigrated to America in 1904

    Thank you.

  4. John says:

    Buona Giornata: I am trying to locate birth and marriage records. My paternal grandfather, Alessio Capano, and grandmother, Carolina Farano were both born in Sant’Agata di Puglia about 1881 and emigrated to the US in 1904. Alessio was a barber by profession and had least one brother, Louis, and at least one sister, Antonette. He also had a cousin or uncle, Reverend Giovanni Santoro, who was from Anzano di Puglia, born June 2, 1849, and founded St. Anthony of Padua Church in Troy, NY in 1892. My paternal great-grandparents were Domenico Capano and Dalmatzia Santoro.

    Thank you, John

  5. Cheryl says:

    My grandfather was from sant’agata de Puglia his name was Antonio andreano…any information you could provide would be much appreciated

  6. Clive says:

    We are looking for information about my grandfather and his parents. His Name was Francesco Paolo Mazzeo born in Sant Agate di Puglia on August 25,1891. We have this info from a 100 year old passport but there are no names listed of his parents or siblings.

    We are travelling to Rome from Canada in April and if we could get more info we hope to visit Sant Agate di Puglia. Thanks for your help with this.
    Clive Walton

  7. Danyelle says:

    David, I asked Christian twice for yours or your brothers info, no luck!?
    About aunt Jennie, I never heard grandma call her Jennifer

  8. Francine says:

    I am looking for relatives of my grandfather who was born in Santa Agata Di Puglia …Antonio Russo born January 21, 1897.

  9. david says:

    has anyone have any new info, whose daughter is Evelyn? Margeret Marys or Steven or Nicks? I also saw Aunt Jennys name as “jennifer” which is strange, was not she Genevovia? or close to pronunciation. Grandpa& Grandma used the custom of naming children after othe relatives. Time has passed, cousin Bobby is gone, cousin Franky is gone, it is funny, there aree a lot of relatives between Puglia, Sorrento,Calabria,Naples, andSicily, who was Zio Nunzio in NewYork state ,Jamestown area, was he a scarpitti ? lot of questions. Danyelle, Christian can get me if he calls his father.I would like to hear from any of the family.

  10. Danyelle says:

    Lyn, Grandpa DeLuca’s 1st wife died in childbirth along with the infant. He was always sad on Christmas day cause that’s when his mother died and he felt guilty for never going back to see her. The reason why he never went back was because he was deathly afraid of the boats, water, the whole voyage. Do you know why he came here in the first place? It was over a woman.
    Danyelle (Catherine DeLuca Overholt’s grand-daughter)

  11. David says:

    I would also like to know who was Alphonso a nephew who immigrated from Italy and lived and worked with Grandpa Deluca o the railroad, whose nephew was he and what happened to him, his last name was spelled “marcie” which is not correct.c

  12. David says:

    We have a large family, I would like to know more about Sagata di puglia, but also Grand mas side ,they have a lot to search…….

  13. Lyn says:

    HOLY COW! This is so interesting and cool! Yes, my Uncle Bill, who posted above and is going to Sant’Agata, and I have been working on Donato DeLuca’s genealogy for a long time now. I have lots of copies of records for him and his second wife, but I am very interested in hearing about anything people have been able to find about his parents, Rocco DeLuca and Caterina Iuspa, or about his first wife, Giovanna Vitagliano and how she died. The death record I have for her has no cause of death on it. I know nothing of Rocco and Caterina, Donato’s parents, beyond their names. Do any of you know if we have DeLuca relatives still living in Sant’Agata?

  14. david taylor says:

    danyelle, is your grandmother Catterine(Catherine) ?
    contact me ,the more interesting part is your great grandmothers side!

  15. David says:

    this is my mothers father you have a lot of relatives in ravenna ohio and new york.

  16. David says:

    this is is my mothers father from ravenna ohio ,you have a lot of relatives.

  17. Danyelle says:

    Please, I am still looking for information on my great grandfather, Donato Deluca, please help

    Thank you

  18. Danyelle says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on my great grandfather. He was born in Sant Agata di Puglia from 1872-1876, his name was Donato DeLuca. He came to America between 1900-1902. He had a wife who died in childbirth, along with the infant. I believe he had 3 brothers. Donato was a mason by trade, his father a harness maker. If you could find any info on him, I would be very grateful.

    • Danyelle says:

      David Taylor,
      So sorry, just saw your post on here. I asked your nephew, Christian for your contact info, but he didnt have it. Yes, Catherine was my grandmother. Grandma kept hundreds of pics of her relatives, parents, siblings, etc. I sent your nephew some beautiful photos of your mother, to share with you and his dad. I would love to know more about Domenica Pascaline (minnie) Deluca.
      Thank you
      Danyelle Overholt (Gary Overholt-your cousin is my dad)

      • david taylor says:

        Danyelle, have Christian call Jim his father,I remember your father I used to go on tow truck recoveries with your grandfather when I was in Florida seeing Uncle Mike. I have been to Italy and Sicily, the next time I go will probably be to S ‘Agata if I can. I remember you and the other kids laying on the floor at Aunt Catterines watching TV.You have a relative, Evelyn scharf who is doing a lot of research I do not know whose daughter she is.If you can contact Christian, then you will be able to talk to me. I have to put an e-mail address to reply, can you see it? Your great Grandmas family is a real struggle, they have changed names many times and spellings but there are baptismal records etc. in Ravenna.

        • Bill says:

          Lyn recently obtained Italian documents for Donato’s birth, marriage, and deaths of his wife and child in Italy. I will be going to Sant’Agata this summer to do more research.

          • Danyelle says:

            Oh wow! Bill, can you please send me the info you have on grandpa
            Deluca? I would be happy to pay for copies, etc. I tried to get a hold
            of David Taylor, but cannot get his info from Christian. I am Catherine DeLuca Overholt granddaughter. I have so many pics of grandma and grandpa Deluca, grandma loved to take pics through her life. How are you related to grandpa Deluca? My dad Gary Overholt
            was in sant agata di Puglia a few months ago but did not do any genealogy.
            Hope to hear from you soon
            Danyelle Overholt

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