Genealogy in Morcone

If you search your ancestors in Morcone, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Benevento province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Morcone registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Morcone from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Morcone. As more your surname is common in Morcone, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Morcone archives 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 archives in Benevento 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.

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

SANTISSIMO SALVATORE – Fr.ne Cuffiano

S. MARIA DE STAMPATIS – P.zza Madonna della Pace

S. MARCO EVANGELISTA – P.zza S.Marco Evangelista

SANTI APOSTOLI FILIPPO E GIACOMO – Viale San Francesco

If you have the opportunity to visit Morcone and Benevento province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.


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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Morcone just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to morcone@italianside.com our expert in Morcone area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

16 Comments

  1. Julia says:

    Hello
    I need to know about Domingo Fusco born in 1883 in Morcone

  2. Lisa says:

    My fathers last name is DiMella and I am planning on visting his home very soon. The last time he was there many of his family was still there and it was his wish that I visit. All I know from him is that there was a plaque in the center with our name and that his fathers name was Joseph.. any help is apppreciated

  3. Jerald says:

    My grandfather Giacinto Fusco immigrated to the USA arriving in Ellis Island in 1912 after leaving from Naples on board the Prinzess Irene. He was born around October 2, 1894. He listed his last place of residence as Morcone, Benevento. His brother Gioconaino Fusco arrived 2 years earlier on August 2, 1910. He was 17 years old born in 1893. He sailed on the ship Oceania also out of Napoli.

    No other relatives came to the states to visit or live that they were aware of. Gioconaino and his wife Josephine returned to visit only one time in the 1960’s. I am trying to find any family history on my dad’s side of the family. Very little from my grandmother’s side also as her sister Josephine was an only sibling and they married my grandfather and uncle.

    Mio nonno Giacinto Fusco emigrò negli Stati Uniti arrivando a Ellis Island nel 1912 dopo essere partito da Napoli a bordo della Prinzess Irene. Era nato intorno al 2 ottobre 1894. Elencò il suo ultimo luogo di residenza come Morcone, Benevento. Suo fratello Gioconaino Fusco arrivò 2 anni prima, il 2 agosto 1910. Aveva 17 anni, nato nel 1893. Salpò sulla nave Oceania anche da Napoli.

    Nessun altro parente è venuto negli Stati Uniti per visitare o vivere di cui erano a conoscenza. Gioconaino e sua moglie Josephine sono tornati a visitare solo una volta negli anni ’60. Sto cercando di trovare qualche storia di famiglia sul lato della famiglia di mio padre. Molto poco dalla parte di mia nonna, anche perché sua sorella Josephine era un’unico fratello e hanno sposato mio nonno e mio zio.

  4. Patricia says:

    I am visiting Morcone in July 2017 and was wondering if anyone knew the DiCilla family. My grandfather, Nicolangelo DiCilla, was born there and married Pasqualina Capitolino (not sure of the spelling) and they had 3 children while living in Morcone (Michael, Joseph (my father) an Corrado who died at 2 years old from pneumonia). When Nicolangelo came through Ellis Island in 1920 his name was changed to Nicolas DeCilla. He came back for his family in 1927 and all 4 left and settled in NY. My father’s name was read Corrado instead of Joseph and he kept the name Corrado Joseph DeCilla instead of Joseph Corrado DiCilla. Does anyone know if any living DiCilla’s or Capitolino relatives are still living in Morcone?

  5. Michael says:

    My greatgrandfather was Pellegrino Gentile, my grandfather born 10 Jun 1890 • Benevento, Morcone, Italy was Anthony Pellegrino Gentile. My greatgrandmother was Filamanda Narciso. My Grandfather’s sister Giuseppa married into D’Addona family.

    Sono paesaggio piantare progettista e manager. Mio nonno Anthony Gentile era il fratello di Giuseppa Gentile D’Addona da Morcone Italia
    Pellegrino Gentile was my great grandfather
    era mio bisnonno

  6. Debbie says:

    I knew my greatgrandfather, Thomas Dominic Prozzo. But his surname at birth was something like DeAngelis. His mother, Andreana Falco , was married to her first husband and gave birth to my greatgrandfather, Thomas , on July 24,1890. His official papers say he was born in Marcone, Benevento.
    This first husband died in a fishing or drowning as the story goes. Andreana Falco then married a man named Nic or Nicola Prozzo. Nic Prozzo adopted my greatgrandfather, Thomas.
    They came to America sometime around 1902-1904.
    I want to know what the true surname was of Tom’s father! Can you help?
    Thank you,
    Debbie Frodigh
    USA

  7. Maureen says:

    Looking for information on the family of Domenick DiMella, born March 11, 1889 to Nicola DiMella and Louisa Delli Fenari. May also be the parents of Antonio DiMella/
    Thank you for any help you may give.
    Maureen

  8. Rose says:

    Hello, I’m trying to find the surname for my great-grandmother, Angiolina. We believe her last name was Bolelli, Balello, we just aren’t sure. Hoping someone can help. She married Domenico Mandrone (b. 1852) possibly around 1880 maybe. Thanks!

    • dom says:

      Hello Rose, this is just to let you know that a quite common surname in Morcone is Bollella,which sounds like the one your family remebers. Maybe you can refine your search using this tip. Hope this helps.

    • Patricia says:

      Hello Rose,

      My parents were good friends with Augie Bollella and his wife Nancy who lived in Bedford, NY . Augie died in the 1990’s but Nancy is still alive. They came from Morcone and so did my father Corrado DeCilla (real name Joseph DiCilla). I wonder if you are related to these Bolleas.

  9. Louis says:

    Everything I read from my mother-in-law’s keepsakes indicate that my husband’s family is from Morcone, Italy. His grandfather and his brother came over (left from Naples) first and then two sisters came later and married the brothers. His grandfather’s name was Dominic Teresino (brother Antonio “Charlie”) and his grandmother’s name was Filomena Della Camera. They settled in West Virginia. Apparently, due to some clerical error, the first “e” was dropped and the name became Tresino some time ago.

    I’m sure there are living relatives in or near Morcone!! It would be lovely to find them!

  10. Robert says:

    i tracked my grandfather back to Morcone. His name was Guissepi Falaguerra born in 1865 . He imagrated to the USA in 1898 married and had a son Ralph in1900.
    I would like to know if you have any records of his (my) family and if anyone is still living in Morcone. I will be there on Oct 21 for one day thank you

    • Ivan Grimaldi says:

      Hi Robert,
      My grandfather’s (my mother’s father) name was Carmine Falaguerra born in Morcone in 1909. He had 3 brothers ( Raffaele, Giovanni and Giuseppe). My mother does not remember her grandfather nor his name (he probably passed away before she was born). If your grandfather was born in 1865 he could perhaps be a brother to my great grandfather.

  11. Sue says:

    My family has been traced to Morcone. Luigi Volpato and Matia Volpato born to Giovanni Volpato and Angela Petrillo any info would be welcomed.

    If there are any living relatives would love to find them
    Many thanks

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