Genealogy in Benevento

If you search your ancestors in Benevento, in the province of Benevento, Campania region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Benevento

In towns and villages of Campania and in Benevento province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Benevento town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Benevento follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Benevento during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Benevento to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Campania and of course in Benevento too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Benevento from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Benevento. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Benevento archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Benevento province are:
Barbato, Calabrese, Caporaso, Caruso, Ciervo, Cocca, Colangelo, Corbo, D’Agostino, D’Andrea, De Ieso, De Luca, De Rosa, Del Grosso, Del Vecchio, D’Onofrio, Esposito, Falzarano, Fusco, Garofano, Grasso, Iadanza, Iannotta, Izzo, Leone, Lepore, Lombardi, Maio, Mancini, Massaro, Mercurio, Nardone, Pacelli, Palumbo, Parente, Pastore, Pedicini, Pepe, Ricci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Ruggiero, Russo, Varricchio, Zollo, Zotti.

Church Records in Benevento

Church archives in Benevento province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Benevento started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Benevento on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Benevento:

S. GIUSEPPE MOSCATI – C.da Capodimonte

S. ANNA E S. ANTONIO – Contrada Epitaffio


S. ANNA – Corso Garibaldi, 139

S. DONATO – Largo S.Donato

S. MODESTO – P.zza S.Modesto

S. SOFIA – P.zza S.Sofia


S. GENNARO – Via Calandra

S. MARIA DELLA PIETA’ – Via dei Mulini


S. MARIA DELLA PACE – Via Pace Vecchia


SACRO CUORE DI GESU’ – Via S.Angelo A Sasso

S. MARIA DI COSTANTINOPOLI – Viale Principe di Napoli

Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Benevento area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Benevento forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Benevento feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. William says:

    I am looking for information on my family history, Angelo Covino & Maria Rosa Buonanno are my Grand parents from the Montesarchio, Benevento, Italy area. I have a large tree of their decedents but need help with their ancestry.

  2. Laura says:

    hello, I am looking for information on my family history, Tavino or Tavini. I have searched the Antenati but it is very limited. I know there are very old records in Sant’Angelo a Cupolo dating back at least to the 1700s. My grandparents were from Montorso (montorsi, Monte D’Urso, Monte d’Orso) There was a large casale in the town, at one time called the Tavino Palazzo I have been told. It was destroyed by earthquakes but I have see in in old maps. There was a priest Gabriele Tavini in the 1700s. How can I learn about them? I can speak and write Italian fairly well if that helps.
    Mille grazie,
    Laura Tavino

  3. Anthony says:

    Plan to visit Benevento in September. Grandparents came to America May 10,1914 on the SS Laconia. Names are Giulio Capriglione and Florenza (Stazione) Capriglione, married January 9,1913 in Telese. Giulio was born on December 26,1879 in Benevento and his parents are Antonio Capriglione and Anna (Calandra) Capriglione. I would like to visit my great grandparents burial site and to visit any existing relatives in the area. Thank you…

    • Tony says:

      Searching for information of my grandmother her name was Josephine ( Guiseppina) Anna Frascatore . I believe she was born in the Naples Italy area in 1898 and immigrated to Philadelphia 1914. She married Sabastinon Trunfio

  4. Melissa says:

    I’m looking for information on my 2nd great grandfather Giovanni Battista Parrella who lived in Benevento possibly born around 1870. He married Filomena Biele and children are Nazzareno, Luigi and Arturo.

  5. Michelle says:

    Hello I am looking for any informnation regarding Silvio Fusco. He was born in Paupisi on the 15th Feb 1934. He moved to the Uk and marred in 1961. I am looking for more information regarding his family. I have his wedding certificate , but can not read the father’s first name on it. I am not sure how I go about getting a borth certificate for him as he was born in Italy. Any help will be much appreciated

  6. Marianne says:

    Looking for information about Michael Micco and ? Maria ? Micco emigrated to Allentown, PA in US early 1900s. Some children born in Italy and others in US. Possible Italian born were Teresa, Annie, Josie and Albert. Some Micco brothers came also with some eventually going to Argentina I am told.

  7. Nancy says:

    Hi, I am planning a trip to Italy in the Fall. I will be traveling from Rome to Chieti, to Foggia, to Benevento and to Solopaca then to Naples. I would like to know where I can research records in the following places and the surnames: Carmiena/Carmela Benevento birth 17 Jan 1868, Nicholas Benevento birth 27 Jun 1884, Antonia Benevento 1864 Brothers and sister, in Benevento, Campania, Italy.
    Also Joseph Benevento 27 Jun 1884 and Maria Laurogna 29 Jul 1891 and Antoinette Laurogna 1890 (Maria and Antoinette Children of Carmela above) in Solopaca, Benevento, Campania, Italy.
    If you could point me in the right direction that would be great. These are my Grandmother and Aunts and Uncles.

  8. patricia says:

    Hi My husbands family name was Fusco. They cam from a village called dogend in benevento. Could you tell me anything about that name. His grandmother was called Angela and his grandfather was called Antonio

  9. Michele says:

    Hello I truly hope you can help me with obtaining more information on the birthplace of my Grandparents My Grandfathers name is Vincenzo Giardiello born around 1884 and my Grandmothers name is Mary Felicia Mancini born around 1892. I was told by my father who died when i was a teenager that his parents were from Naples n i recall Beneviento being also mentioned. I have done alot of research as far as after they arrived in america. But i am a stage three cancer patient and i now have my daughter living in Venice and family members have arranged a trip to italy for me!!! MY DREAM has always being to walk through the area in which they lived.i leave in mid october and will be visiting naples .My grandfather came to america i believe in 1902 and grandmother came i think 1907 they didnt marry till 1910. So all information would be for there separate families, i guess. if you could PLEASE HELP GUIDE ME IN RIGHT DIRECTION i surly would be so pleased. Thank you m GIARDELLO

    • Alfonso says:

      My wife’s name isEmma Gisrdiello. Her family origins are Naples as well. Joseph Giardiello was his grandfather and Vicenza grandma. Dates traveling to America’s are really similar to yours. We would love to contact you to share more information.

      • michele says:

        I am so sorry for not replying . Honestly i just now saw this. The past year has been hectic to say the least death in family major surgergy and moved. But Yes contact me because i think in my research throughout the years those names have popped up.

  10. Joanne says:

    I am looking for information on Angelo and Luisa Varrone. They were born in Petrovia, Benevento, Naples. Angelo was born on June 15th 1988. He immergrated to the US on the Nord America on 1/28/1902 and was met by an Uncle last name Feora in Manhattan. The story says his parents were told by a judge he either had to go to America or he would go to juvinial detention. Supposedly he set a barn on fire in 1901. Could be an old wives tale. Luisa was born I think in 1891, she married Antonio Cassano and had a daughter Rose. Luisa and Rose immergrated to the US without Antonio, he came by himself. I am trying to see if they had other siblings and who their parents were. Lousia had five children with Antonio, I believe she died giving birth to her son in 1916. My grnadfather had ten children (six boys and four girls) lived a full life in Rockaway Beach NY and passed away at the age of 91. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.

  11. Nicholas says:

    My surname is Salleroli, I believe we were from the Benevento or Naples area but there are a limited number of relatives I can find. It seems there are many with the spelling Sellaroli (reversing the A & E). My grandfather was born in Indiana, USA. we were told our great grandfather worked for the railroad. Do you know if there were Salleroli’s in Benevento? Or could it be a spelling error or change at Ellis Island. My great grandfather was Dominic Salleroli married to Angeline Salleroli. Sons Patrick 1915, Tony 1917, Harry 1923. Dominic attend school through the 4th grade. Thank you for taking the time to look into this for me. Sincerely, Nicholas Salleroli

  12. Judith says:

    Researching for my cousin Bob Giaquinto. His mother was Marzia Romano and dad was Angelo Giaquinto. Bob was born in 1918, a Michael Giaquinto died in New Haven Ct. at 94-96 years old. Might have been Bob’s Dad – using middle name? Does this connect to Vickie Cusanelli or Louis? Thank you.

  13. peter says:

    I am looking for the birth, marriage and death certificates for michele iannece who died c.1970 in campagna, near eboli, campania.
    Which registry office should I write to?

  14. Jan says:

    Interested in Ruggerio family information from Benevento

  15. Jennifer says:

    I have been researching my ancestry for one year now. I have recently discovered an ancestor of mine by the name of Domenico Piscitelli, Barone di Cerreto in Italy in 1650. Upon further research, I learned the Piscitelli’s were related to the House of Carafa. Does anyone know anything else at all about either the Piscitelli’s being a noble family in Cerreto Sannita or Benevento, Italy area? Thank you.

  16. J. Calabrese says:

    Seeking information on Giovanni/John Calabrese, born June 24 1860. Married a Serafina & immigrated to America, where he died in 1928 in New York. His death record there says his parents were Anthony & Christine Calabrese. Any help will be great!! Grazie!!

  17. Barbara says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on my great grandmother. Her name was Assunta Lamberti and she was born in Benevento in 1902. Her mother’s name was Domenica Lamberti. She came to the United States through Ellis Island in 1912, departing from the Port of Naples. If you could please help with any information, it would be great. My mother and I are visiting Naples in the summer of 2017. Thank you!

  18. Elise says:

    My grandfather was from Limatola, and was sent to the US when he was just 15 years old. Banished from Italy! The priest advised this was the best thing to do, as my grandfather had killed a man while protecting his sheep. (or so the story goes) His name was Antonio Tariello, born around 1885-88. I am interested in knowing who his parents were, (my great grandparents) and maybe what the real story is. I haven’t been able to find any information.

    Thank you,


  19. Mary says:

    I am looking for birth records of Giuseppe Romano and family. Also, Giovanna Romano. thank you approx 1885.

  20. Mike says:

    Hello. I am trying to piece together some marriage dates. I believe my grandfather and grandmother lived in the Casalduni area before immigrating to the USA. His name was Pasquale Salamone. He was born in 1884, and his mother’s name was Pellegrina. His first wife was Teresa Corbi (or Corbo). She died at the birth of their daughter Antonia in about 1903 or 1904. He then remarried Orselina (Ursola) Calabrese. Any information on either marriage dates or Teresa’s year of death would be greatly appreciated. And thanks for all you do there, I really like the site!

  21. Laura says:

    I have traced some of my Tavino (Tavini) family back to the 1700s. I went to the town Montorsi (previously called: Montorso, Monte D’orso, Monte D’Urso) to find nothing. Returned to U.S to learn that the records were in the neighboring town of Sant’Angelo a Cupolo. How do I find out the origins of the Tavino family? There was a priest in the family in the 1700s and apparently then called i Tavini (of more importance? the note from the church in Italy said the family was aristocratic). My grandmother’s stories were of a Pope visiting Montorsi and the Tavino family. This is in the hill towns around Benevento.

    Thank you for your time.

    • Ken says:

      Hi, If I may ask, how are you related to the Tavini family and what name have you traced your ancestry to back in the 1700s ?

  22. Beverly says:

    I am looking for any information regarding Nazzareno Louis Santoro of Benevento. DOB: 12/30/1878 Parents were Felice Santoro and Angela Comparo.

    I am also looking for my grandmother, Virginia Paolina Nista DOB: 12/17/1882. Parents: Alfonso Nista and Maria Guiseppa Tammaro.

    Thank you

  23. Peter says:

    Looking for information regarding my Aunt Angelina FUSCO born Sep 13, 1891 or 1895. Her mother’s maiden name was Balucci. She came to the US where she married my Uncle Giuseppe Mazzitello either in Italy or America. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  24. Terry says:

    Hello, looking for any information on my grandparents who were from Beneveto Italy. Margaret Mirnado Caporaso was married to Franceso Caporaso around1899. They left Napoli in 1905. Margaret was born 1877 and Franceso was born 1868. My dad told me that his mom’s family owned a vineyard. My dad also told me that his dad was one of 17 children. Not sure of these last facts.

  25. vernon says:

    My grandparents were from benavento. My grandfathers name was eugenio lepore. My grandmother name adelina bancala born may 21,1891. I would like to know their wedding date and any family info. My aunt Anna Marie lepore was born in benavento on august 22,1920.

    • Carson says:

      Hi ,
      This is Aunt Connie’s son, Carson. Please contact me when you receive this message. My siblings and I are interested in the search of our ancestry through our grandparents, Eugenio and Adelinia.

  26. Andrea says:

    I am looking for the correct spelling of my grandmother’s maiden name and also my grandfather’s real last name. My grandfather was Nicholas Phillips(given to him at Ellis Island)who married Rose Ferraccio? and lived in Philadelphia, Pa. Nicholas would have emigrated in the late 1800s or early 1900s. They had 8 children, the youngest was my father, Herman Phillips. Rose died Dec. 31, 1932, but her maiden name is not mentioned anywhere. We found 3 spellings…Ferraccio, Ferrico, and Ferruccio. Can you tell us Nicholas’ surname and Rose’s maiden name? Many thanks.

    • Kathy says:

      May I have a copy of birth date for Luigi Manfredi born on February 27, 1903 in Benevento, Campagia.
      Thank you for your assistance.

  27. Michaele says:

    Hi my grandfather name is Abele Iuliani married to Maria Decrosta they had a daughter Marianna and two son Michele and lilliano. My grandfather was borne in Benevento I think around the late 1800 to eairly 1900. I do not know where my grandmother was born. If possible can you let me know who my grandparents parents names were and where they were from.

  28. Paul says:

    My grandmother, Teresa Massaro, was born in Benevento around 1895. Her mother was Rose and her father was Gennaro. Gennaro emigrated to the United States in 1910. Rose followed with Teresa in 1913. Teresa had four brothers and sisters also born in Benevento – Joseph, Dominick, Albert, Jennie.

    Can you identify when and where she was born exactly?

  29. joanne says:

    Hello, My mother was adopted. We would truly love to find out about her family. My mom’s name is Maria Rosario Quadretti, born October 29, 1940 in Benevento,Italy. Her birth mother’s name is Maria Borrelli (not sure if the spelling is exactly like this)) Who could give me more information about her family and remaining relatives. I know she was adopted at Convento di San Pasquale (Benevento) and I was told that her mom went to a monastery where she died. Maria Borrelli’s uncle’s name was Gaetano Ferranini. Hope someone can help me. Our family would truly love to find her and her burial site and the family members.

  30. Roseann says:

    My grandmother Rosa was born to Raefili and Filamena DePalma or De Palma on
    May 5th, 1902 in Benevento Italy, I know my grandmother had at least a brother, Just trying to find out more info.

  31. Zotti says:

    Trying to find more about my family. My grandfather was moved with his mother, father, and brother during or shortly after World War I. Their is no record of them moving into the United States, but they apparently left a significant amount of property to the church prior to their departure. They lived in Mezzaselva. Just hoping to learn more about my heritage and family.

  32. Chris says:

    I am searching for the relatives of my grandmother Anna Maria Torrillo. She was born in Pietraroja between 1894 and 1898. She had a sister teresa and brother Lorenzo that immigrated with her.

  33. Mary Lou says:

    Hello, I am looking for information about my great grandparents. My grandparents were Rosa DiMaria and Sebastiano Zeoli. She was born around 1889 and he was born around 1892. They originated in Benevento Provence and i recall being told they were from Santa Croce del Sannio. Is it safe to assume that all Zeolis are related?

  34. Barbara says:

    I am looking for info regarding my grandfather Antonio Mauriello of Benevento Italy. Born around 1880 not sure of which village. I recently meet someone from Benevento who said there were many Mauriello’s who live in his village.

  35. Lisa says:

    I am researching Salvatore Iannotta Abt. 1869 and Maria Carmina Biscardi from Sant’Agata dei Goti, my great grandparents. I think Salvatore’s father was named Andrea, because my grandfather Andrea 1897, was the first born son. I need to get documents in order to apply for dual citizenship.

    In addition my grandmothers parents were Domenico Iannotta abt. 1875and Maria Concetta Viscusi also from Sat’Agata. Domenico father was Stefano and his mother was Margherita Cesare. Maria Concetta’s father was Clemento Viscusi and mother Caterna Giaquinto, she was the 2nd wife.

    • Holly says:

      I have records that match to Maria Carmina Biscardi
      My paternal great grandfather was Pietro (Peter)Biscardi; his sister Maria Carmina was born about 1874, in Benevento, Campania, Italy when Pietro “Peter” was 13 years old (he was born 1861). Pietro “Peter” Biscardi was born on June 29, 1861, in Benevento, Campania, Italy to Grace Santonastasia, age 24, and Frank Biscardi, age 31. Hope this helps.

  36. Erik says:

    Hi, I am looking for records for Pietrelcina or Ceppaloni for the late 1800s/early 1900s. So far I have only able to find records for Benevento comune for that time period and Archivio di Stato only has them for years prior to 1860. Do you know of any place I may be able to find such a thing? Thank you so much for any help!

  37. Lana says:

    I’m looking for information about Georgio Casiello Born 1870 in S Giorgio, Benevento, including information on parents, siblings or marriage records (Wife is Conchette Crema). He left Italy in May of 1911 from Naples on the ship “Romanic.” I have not been able to find any records of his ancestors or of his time in Italy, any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  38. Nancy says:

    My grandfather, Nicola Jannicola (Iannicola) was born in Benevento. Does anyone know of this family name?

  39. Sharon says:

    We are researching information on our family tree. The Pastore family tree where Donata Rapuana and Umberto Pastore had a son Antonio Pastore who wed Caterina Nave daughter of Antonio Nave and Rufina Palladini. Thank you

  40. Teresa says:

    I was born in Benevento on July 15, 1957 at Ospedali Civici Riuniti and was adopted thru Catholic Charities. I am looking for anyone who may be related to me in Benevento. would love to find my birth parents or any information about them

  41. Teresa says:

    My ancestor Pietro Mignone was born in Ceppaloni in the 1800s. He married and moved to San Nicola Manfredi and had two sons, Giovanni and Angelo. I would love to know if he had brothers or sisters, or what his parents names were.

  42. Theresa says:

    I am looking for family in Benevento & Pozzuoli with the surnames Riccio & Villani or Villano that migrated to New York and Pennsylvania.

    Thanks you.

  43. Louis says:

    Is there anyone named Giaquinto living in Benevento, Italy?

  44. Victoria Cusanelli says:

    Surnames in my family history are Varrone, Guisto and Cusanelli…All of my great grandparents with those last names ended up in New HAven/West HAven, CT
    Just wondering if any of them had any brothers, sisters that stayed in Benevent/Faicchio and subsequently may have descendents that would be THEIR great grandchildren…ie my cousins???\
    Thanks, Vickie

    • Kathy says:

      Hi Vickie – I just stumbled on this and I felt the need to respond. Not sure of our connection however, my great grandfather was Domenico Cusanelli. He was born 1884 in Pietraroia, Province of Benevento. He came to US in 1902 where he married Angela Marie Rettino. I came across something that he wrote, like a memoir that my aunt translated. He had siblings, which may be our connection. Siblings were Sebastian, Vincenzo, Ursala, Antonio and Guiseppe.

      I see that you are in Connecticut. I know my grandmother ( Clementina ) was raised in CT for a few years with family after her mother, Angela Marie Rettino, passed away. Any of this connect to you? Maybe we are cousins (5x removed)? 🙂

      By the way, we are in New Jersey, not far from where Domenico lived.

      Hope to hear back from you.

  45. Marilyn says:

    I am looking for information about my grandparents. My grandmother’s name was Maria Garcia DelVecchio and my grandfather’s name was Luca DiMeola. They both came from Cerreto Sannita in Beneveno province Italy. Thank you