Genealogy in Paduli

If you search your ancestors in Paduli, 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 Paduli

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 Paduli town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Paduli during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Paduli 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 Paduli too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Paduli 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 Paduli. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Paduli 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 Paduli

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 Paduli on your behalf.

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


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 Paduli 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 Paduli forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Paduli feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Robert says:

    My great-great grandfather Raffaela Parrella was born in Paduli about 1857. He later went to Castelluccio Valmaggiore where he married Maria Rosa D’Angelico and had several daughters. He left for Philadelphia around 1888 and his wife and daughters joined him around 1901.

    I have not been able to find any information about Raffaela’s birth in Paduli. I would like to identify his mother and father. Grazie.

  2. Robert says:

    My great grandmother Rocchina Parrella was born in Castelluccio Valmaggiore in Foggia in 1885. Her father Raffaele Parrella, a bricklayer, was born in Paduli around 1857. I don’t know when he left Paduli for C-V. I am trying to find his birth information to identify his father and mother. Thank you.

  3. AnnMarie says:

    My father was orphaned in the Swine/Spanish Flu in 1919. He was one years old. His parent were Michael and Maria Mazzeo or Mezzio. We find both names on several documents. Joseph Fonda and a Frank Razzano appear in the family immigration and baptism records. Any information would be helpful.

  4. Celesto says:

    My grandmother’s maiden name was Fierro and I had an Uncle CELESTO GUARINO who lived and died in PADULI. I’m looking for his grave site for when I come there may 2022.

  5. Kimberly says:

    Looking for relatives by the name of Bonasorte. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. My paternal grandfather was Corradino Bonasorte (b. 1886) and my great-grandfather was Luciano Bonasorte married to Maria Colamarino.

    Thank you so very much!

  6. Miriam says:

    My grandfather was padulesi. His name was Felice Follo. He emigrated to the US in 1907, I believe.
    He was born around 1885 and died in April of 1960. His tombstone says that he was born in 1889. I know this is inaccurate. My grand mother’s year of birth is also inaccurate.

  7. Sue says:

    My husband and I are visiting Paduli Oct 1-4, 2016. We have documented his relatives back to the 1700’s. Our surname was Guarini, changed to Guarino after Salvatore Guarini, born 1853 and Antonia Izzo, born 1857 when they emigrated to Auburn, New York.Family names include Feleppa, Ranaldo, Minicuzzi, Di Ionna, Fasulo, and Marchese. We have documents..what we will be looking for are any living relatives. We do have the name of a living Guarini who married a Limongelli. Are the old cemeteries accessible in the old part of town. Any info would be welcome. Thanks

  8. Jimmy says:

    My father was born in Paduli in 1920. He was born Fidele Carmen LaBella. His parents were Salvatore and Elisa nee Barbato LaBella. I am looking for any relatives siblings parents of my grandparents.

    Thank You

  9. Thom says:

    I’m looking for any information about the De Jesu or De Iesu families in Paduli.
    My grandfather Nicola De Jesu came from Paduli to Brooklyn in early 1900’s, moved to oyster bay Long Island, where the family settled. He married Maria la Sala from around Palermo, here.
    He passed away in 1933 at age 50, so I guess he was born around 1883. Thanks!

    • Nick says:

      That was my grandfather too! I saw that there was a Luigi De Iesu in Paduli/Benevento back in the 1880’s that could have been a relative. The name was probably changed to DeJesu when Nicola immigrated. I’ve been to Paduli several times but was too young to research the name (1962 after the earthquake). Maria came from the town of Santa Margherita Di Belice in the province of Agrigento, Sicily.

  10. Kathleen says:

    My great grandfather & grandfather were born in Paduli, Italy & I am trying to obtain any pictures of my great grandfather & grandmother. My great grandfather was Alfonso Limongelli born circa 1865. My great grandmother was Maria Ferravante born circa 1867. He came to the USA in 1901 on the ship Trave. There are no known photos in this country & I never met them. They passed away before I was born. Anything would be greatly appreciated as I am researching this for over 1 year. Thank you in advance.

  11. Debbie says:

    Hi. My family and I have been searching for any type of record regarding Andrew Bocchini (1860 – ?) and Emma Lombardi (1862 – ?) of Paduli, Italy. We have not seemed to make it past their names to further generations since our search began decades ago. We have done everything we think we have been able to do, short of visiting the country. We know that Emma Lombardi came to the USA as a widow so we are currently trying to find a death certificate for Andrew Bocchini. Would you be able to assist in this search or any others we may have?

    Thank you for your time.