Genealogy in San Marco dei Cavoti

Region: Campania Province: Benevento

Tracing your Italian roots back to San Marco dei Cavoti, in Benevento province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in San Marco dei Cavoti, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in San Marco dei Cavoti
If your ancestral trail leads to San Marco dei Cavoti, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • San Marco dei Cavoti City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for San Marco dei Cavoti residents since then.
  • San Marco dei Cavoti Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring San Marco dei Cavoti’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in San Marco dei Cavoti

In towns and villages of Campania and in Benevento province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in San Marco dei Cavoti Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from San Marco dei Cavoti Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in San Marco dei Cavoti during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of San Marco dei Cavoti to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit San Marco dei Cavoti !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit San Marco dei Cavoti, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
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    Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Marco dei Cavoti from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Marco dei Cavoti. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in San Marco dei Cavoti archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s 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 San Marco dei Cavoti

    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 Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of San Marco dei Cavoti on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Marco dei Cavoti:

    S. MARCO EVANGELISTA – P.zza Chiesa

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit San Marco dei Cavoti, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

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

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in San Marco dei Cavoti area , write to or fill the form here.

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

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Campania and of course in San Marco dei Cavoti too.

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

    56 thoughts on “Genealogy in San Marco dei Cavoti”

    1. I too am trying to find any information on living relatives in San Marco. My maternal grandfather immigrated to the US, OHIO in 1920, Dec. 10, from Naples.. He was born Angelo Marco Cocca April 11,1902 to Concetta Cocca and Francesco Cocca,
      He was one of like 12 children. His siblings were: Antonio, Carmela, Carmine, Damiano, Giovanni, HIM, Pasquale, Barbara who married Don Michele and moved to Australia, ad aria Addolorata who passed in 2013 at age of 103, but also immigrated to Australia.
      I want to come and visit San Marco, and would like to meet any family IF I have any distant relatives.
      My grandmothers family also were from the same area: Donata Riccio born August 6, 1884 or 1885. Her parents were Barbara DePaulis b. 1864 and her father Theodore Riccio born 1864, (at least this is the info I could find that I think is correct). and my grandfather Diodoro D’Angelica born Sept. 14, 1885

    2. Hi My name is Belinda De Conno and my grandparents are Giuseppe de Conno and Rosa de Conno (nee Deciscio) her mother was Lucia Petroccia and she immigrated in 1928. Her husband was killed in World War I and never returned to Italy. My grandparents immigrated 10 years apart, 1920 and 1935 respectively. I know my Nonna had relatives still living in San Marco, but they may have all passed. Any information would be greatly appreciated as we are looking to visit from Australia later in the year. Grazie Belinda

    3. My Grandparents were born and lived in San Marco.

      Grandfather: Vincenzo Parletta was born in 1910, in San Marco dei Cavoti, Benevento, Italy. He was the son of Diodoro PARLETTA and Angelantonia

      Grandmother: Giovannina Colarusso was born in San Marco dei Cavoti, Benevento, Italy in 1923. She was the daughter of Domenico COLARUSSO and Diodora COCCA. )

      1. Hi Vincent,
        I had a grandfather named Michele Parletta who was born on December 2,1900 in Benevento. We also had cousins named Colarusso. I wonder if we’re related?

    4. Hello – I am looking for information about the birth of Diodoro Iacocca (01/23/1886) and Assunta Tommaselli Cocca (01/15/1896).
      They immigrated through Ellis Island in 1920. I already searched Benvento’s birth registries, but to no avail for Diodoro. Brothers are Nicola and Marco.
      I also checked Venice as a birthplace as I saw somewhere that he may have been born there.
      Thank you for any direction you can offer.

    5. Hello. I am trying to find out any information about my history. My Mother (Pasqualina Gentilcore) was born in Molinara but moved with her mother Carmela Gentilcore to San Marco Dei Cavoti in the 30s. My nonna had 4 children with a married man (not sure of the name, might be Cocca, who lived in San Marco), my mother being one. Because of this history is vague but would like to know any information out there.

      1. It made be just a coincidence but my Great Grandmother’s mothers maiden name was Cocca, from the San Marco dei Cavoti.I am not sure of her first name, I will have to ask my Dad first

        1. My maiden name is Cocco (but surname got mixed up here in states) my grandfather was from San Marco Dei Cavoti, Donato (Daniel) Cocca. Donato came to the states in the 1920s married my grandmother Rose Masone from Pietrelcina. He had a brother Vito Cocca I know. Vito’s daughter is Anna-Rita and a son Michele in San Marco Dei Cavoti.

    6. Hello,

      My grandfather, Donato Borrillo, was born in San Marco dei Cavoti on February 22, 1883. His father’s name was Antonio Borrillo and his mother’s name was either Josephina Borillo or Josephina Columbo (she may have remarried). He left from Naples to immigrate to the United States on June 13, 1900 on the SS Bolivia.

      I will be traveling to San Marco dei Cavoti in October 2017 and would like to visit the home where my grandfather was born and possibly visit with a few relatives. I would appreciate if you can put me in touch with someone that can help me with my search.

      Does anyone have any travel tips for me while I am in the town of San Marco dei Cavoti? I will only be there for a one day and want to make the best of it. Has anyone found a person who will help, either for free or for pay, find information on relatives?

      Thank you,

      Joe Borrillo

    7. Hi All,

      I am first generation child of two ( Parletta and DeSciscio ) both parents from San Marco who emigrated to Australia after World War II. I live in Adelaide, South Australia and there is quite a large San Marchese community here.

      You might want to reach out to either your relatives back in San Marco or in the USA/Canada whether any of their ancestors may have come to Australia.

      My grandfather (Michele DeSciscio) lived in Boston in the 1920s before coming to live in Australia in the 1960s before returning home to San Marco to see out his days.

      Good luck in your efforts and god bless San Marco,

      Robert Parletta

      1. Hello:

        My grandfather was Angelo DeSciscio who emigrated to the US (Boston) on October 11, 1922. I believe he had or still has some relatives but I don’t know who or where they are. Could you be one of them?

        1. Hi Andrea,

          My fiancé family are De-Sciscio, living in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK Luke De-Sciscio if my fiancé, his father Tony De-Sciscio his father was Michele De-Sciscio who married Rita Destefanio Micheles father was Diodorino De-Sciscio.

          Does anyone have any connections and we can work a family tree out?

    8. Hello all! My grandfather was Diodoro Colarusso born in San Marco in 1902- he had two sisters, Angelina and Carmela. Carmela stayed in San Marco while both Teddy and Angelina emigrated to Jersey City, NJ. My great grandmother was Columba Costanzo married to Michaelango Colarusso (we’re not 100% sure on is first name). I’m looking for any info on Carmela- we believe she married but we’re not sure when she passed away- maybe the 1970s. My grandmother was also a Colarusso but born in PA and moved back to San Marco when she was young, Diodora.

      1. My great grandmother was Pasqualina Colarusso, married to an Angelo Masone of Pietrelcina, gave birth to my grandmother Rose who married my grandfather Donato Cocca from San Marco Dei Cavoti in the early 1920s.

      2. Hi Ginny, I just came across your message on from 2017 while working on my family tree. My Grandfather’s side of the family was from San Marco dei Cavoti, Benevento and included the Colarusso and Verzino families. Many of them settled in PA, where many of their ancestors still live. While there are so many Verzinos that it’s hard to decide which branch to follow, there are very few Colarussos that I have come across. Being that my grandfather’s name was Theodore Colarusso and there are also Diodoros in my family tree, I thought maybe we could put our knowledge together and see if we can figure some things out. Thank you! Joshua

        1. Hello Joshua,

          My grandfather, Giovanni DeLeonardis was born in San Marco dei Cavoti also in 1891 and his mother was Emanuella Colarusso. She married Lorenzo DeLeonardis.

          I am trying to get my grandfathers birth certificate which I found on antenneti, but am having getting trouble getting from the comune. I did write to them in Italian. Not sure if this is the Colarusso line of yours. I haven’t gotten much further, but I do know that all their children came to New York. Thanks. Rosemary

    9. Hello, My grandfather Angelantonio (Angelo aka Tony) Beatrice was from San Marco Dei Cavoti. He was born in 1885 and came to the USA in 1902 via Ellis Island and married my grandmother, Maria Bozzi from Puglianello in 1907 at Derby, Connecticut. Looking for relatives of Angelo Beatrice whose parents were Pellegrino Beatrice & Lucia DeCorso Beatrice (daughter of Pellegrino DeCorso and Maria Castellucci. My grandparents lived in Shelton, Connecticut and had 12 children My dad Thomas Beatrice is the last surviving child turning 90 in 2017. I am looking to plan a trip to San Marco with a genealogist and would like to find my Beatrice family members. Thank you, Anna

    10. Hello! I am searching for information on my family. My great grandparents were born in San Marco Dei Cavoti. They were Fedele and Barbara Assini. They left in 1906 and 1907 to come to the United States. They settled in the Pittsburgh/Koppel PA area. They had a daughter names Dorena Rossi who married King Rossi. Most of my family still lives in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. I am looking for more information on the Italian side of my relatives. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you

    11. I am interested in finding my Great – Grandfather, Angelo Antonio Santacroce.
      He was born in San Marco dei Cavotti in 1872. The story my fathers family has always said He was put up for adoption because his mother had a chance to remarry and the child interfered some how in her new marriage. My Dad always said that his grandpa never wanted to talk about it. He was ashamed of being an orphan. They also said the Padre’s in the church raised him, and that is where the name Santacroce comes from. It is said to be apart of the name of the church where he lived.
      If possible I would love to know alittle something about him. Maybe his mother or father’s name.

    12. I would appreciate receiving information on the DeCorso family…my grandfather’s name was Diodoro and my grandmother was Maria with the same last name…they had seven children…one moved to Pistoia, and three to Canada.
      I would also like information on the Costanzo family….my grandfather’s name was Pasquale and my grandmother was Caterina….they had ten children…one moved to Australia and three to Canada. My grandfather died shortly after his tenth child was born.


      1. HI Lucy….Hoping you see this post and the other one I responded to that you wrote. Hopefully we can connect. Thanks Maureen DeCorso Kyle

        1. Hi Maureen, just noticed your post…unfortunately didn’t see the other one you responded to. Would you still like to connect?

          1. Maureen DeCorso Kyle

            Hi Lucy……Absolutely! I have been checking this site daily and was hoping one day you would notice I answered. It was so nice to see you finally did. I hope to hear from you soon.

            1. Hi Lucy, Are you related to Louie DeCorso (deceased) from Guelph Ontario, immigrated from San Marco. He was my Grandfathers brother and I believe has 3 or 4 sons. We visited with them in the 70’s. You mentioned that you think my Grandfather was your Dad’s uncle. Can you explain further? I am so interested Thank You for any additional information you can provide.

    13. I just happened to go on line for “Panaggio” lineage in the U.S.& was pleasantly surprised by the results. While I am a Canadian, I was born in San Marco dei Cavotti, Benevento. My mother’s maiden name was Cocca & her mother’s maiden name was Ricci.I love San Marco-still have many relatives there. Point of interest-it is the birthplace of Lee Iacocca. Would love to connectwith other ‘potential’ relatives?

      1. I think we are related then. My grandmother’s maiden name is Iuliano her married name Campestre. but her mother’s side are Cocca from memory. I have made contact with Cocca relatives when I was visiting San Marco one of the two times I was there.
        I’m in Adelaide Australia.

      2. Connie:
        My family is from San Marco. My great-grandmother was Teresa Ricci and great-grandfather was Nicolo DiConno(changed to Digonno by immigration). A lot of our family lives in Canada. Wounderimg if we are related.

    14. I am looking for information on grandfather, Guiseppe Grepoli and his parents, my great grandparents, Lorenzo Grepoli and Mariama (Bologna)Grepoli, who were from San Marco Dei Cavolti. Guiseppe Grepoli was born approx. 1880s. Also had a brother, Vincenzo. Both immigrated to the U.S.
      approx. 1910. Any information you can offer will be appreciated.

    15. My search is in reverse, I am looking for Nicola PIETRAFESA who left San Marco dei Cavoti in 1900 and arrived in USA on 14th July 1900. He was born in 1865. I have found he may have been living in West Virginia in 1912, if there are any American family ancestors who think they may be related to Nicola PIETRAFESA I would love to make contact. Thanks so much. Sandra

    16. I’m pretty sure my grandfather Theodore Anthony Parletta was born in San Marco. He emigrated to the states in 1908 I think.

    17. Hi, So grateful for your help. My grandfather Theodore Ricci came to America from San Marco in the 1910’s. His mother’s maiden name was Martzulo. I have a great picture of my dad visiting relatives there in the 50’s that I’d love to share and get some help identifying person’s. My dad sadly died when I was 7, six children, the oldest was a month old. My mom sent all his clothes to relatives in San Marco and we would get a letter with candy each year. I’d love to find out more about my Italian family and my heritage.

      1. Saw your post today. I am from the Ricci and DiConno (US translation. ..Digonno) families of San Marco dei Cavoti. We could very well be realted. If you’d like to compare info, let me know.

        1. Kelli (DiConno/Ricci)

          David, I think you may be responding to one of my old messages. Not sure. I am from the DiConno/Digonno & Ricci families of San Marco dei Cavoti. Would love to chat.

          1. I see a couple of family names in these posts. My maternal grandfather was named Michael DeConno, who arrived in the US from San Marco dei Cavoti. He married Mary (Incoronata) DeSciscio. It was her second marriage following the tragic death of Pasquale Cocca, in a munitions explosion in Jersey City. She had a son who lost his father while just a few months old. I have cousins named Cocca. Mary gave birth to three girls in her marriage to Michael. In my immediate family, the surname of DeConno ceased to exist. I believe Michael left a few sisters behind in Italy when he came over at age sixteen.

            1. Hi Jan
              My Name is Belinda DeConno. My Nonno Giuseppe DeConno and my Nonna Rosa Petroccia immigrated to Italy before the Second World War. My Nonno’s parents were Pellegrino DeConno and Barbara Petroccia and Nonna’s parents were Lucia Deciscio and Rosario Petroccia.

              My Nonno had two sisters, Incoronata and MAria DeConno and two brothers, Antonio and Giovanni DeConno. I believe that the boys (not all of them) past through New York, before deciding to go to Australia.

              My Nonno had 5 sons, Pelligrino, Antonio, JOhn, Victor and Robert. There are many more of us, I’m doing the family tree now. Maybe we are related, I,m unsure of who my Great Grandfather’s siblings may be. regards Belinda

          2. Hi, Just found this today Kelli. I would love to find out anything I can about the Ricci[‘s from SMDC. I also have a great family picture to share.

          3. Hello Kelli. I,too am from the DiConno/Digonno & Ricci families of San Marco dei Cavoti.I am looking for ancestor information. I would also like to chat-at your convenience. Thank You!

        2. Hello David. I am from the DiConno/Digonno & Ricci families of San Marcodei Cavoti. I’d like to compare info. Thank You.

    18. Hello, I wrote to you on may 17 2014 and did not hear from you yet on my request. Additional information for search is— my grandfather name was Deodoro Palumbo and he was born in 1859 and brought the family to the USA some time in the 1920’s. They came here with the Iococo family. Thank you for your time in this matter.

      1. Mi nombre es ernesto palumbo y mi granfather is Deodoro Palumbo nacido en san marco dei cavoti en setiembre de 1887 aproximadamente , city donde estube en el 2013 , quiciera poder rehacer la genealogía de nuestra family ,agradesco lo que pueda aportar , se que los palumbo emigraron a eeuu , uruguay y argentina , mi familia esta en argentina y mi abuelo deodoro nació en san marco dei cavoti (benevento)italia.

      2. Hi Don! I am also looking for information on Palumbos in San Marco. My people came through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. I would love to discuss this with you if you respond.

    19. Hello, My Father Angelo Panaggio was born in Italy his last know address before coming to the USA was S. Marcodei C.,. Itlay I was trying to find information regarding his parents I think there names were Maria Antonio and his fathers name was Pasquale Panaggio I have no idea what my fathers Mothers Maiden name was and also would alike to know what that is as well. My father came to the USA in 1912 any help you could offer would be appreciated, and if by chance any photos are filed I would love to see them. Thank you for your help

    20. My maternal grandfather was Pellegrino Colarusso, born in San Marco dei Cavoti. He emigrated to the US around 1920. I have been to San Marco in 2012 and remember from the local phone book that there are approximately 13 families with the family name Colarusso. How would I determine if any of the current Colarussos in San Marco are relatives?
      Thank you,

      p.s. my other grandfather, Rafaelle Guerriero was born in Lapio`, AV.

    21. Buongiorno! I am searching for my great uncles decendants in San Marco. His name was Theodore Costantini. I don’t know a great deal about him other than his fathers name, Crescencio and his mothers name, which is listed as Mary but it may be Maria. My great grandfather was born on April 27. 1897. Theodore was older, though I don’t know my how much. He also had an older brother name Pasquale Costantini who was born on July 12, 1880 and another older brother who was born on December 25, 1891. If you can help, anything at all, I would so greatly appreciated it. Grazi!

    22. My mother Carmela Cocca was Born in Sam Marco on July 15th 1886. Her father was Diodoro Cocca and her mother was Barbara Cocca.My mother Carmela, came to the United States when she was 18 years old. She came with here sister Mary who was born in 1897 in San Marco. She had 2 brother who also came to the United Staes.Her brother Pelligrino was born in San Marco in 1889 and her other brother Nicola was born in 1883.
      Can you provide the name of anyone who can search the records and provide some history relative to my mothers ancestors.

      Alternatively I may visit San Marco next year and connecting with relatives would be the purpose of the visit

    23. I am searching for my Grandmother’s maiden name. Her marriage name was Antonia De Corso. Can someone help me with this request?

      1. Hi Maureen, I just came across this site on a whim…I’m a DeCorso from Canada and and am almost positive that your grandfather is my Dad’s uncle. I got to know Antonietta vey well when I visited San Marco back in the 80’s. She had two other sisters (one named Assunta). They were very close with my uncle’s family in San Marco. are you from Jersey?

        1. Hi Lucy…..I just saw your response as I forgot I posted on this site. I was so excited to read your response. We visited San Marco in May 2016. I visited with Antonietta’s sister Assunta when I was there. She is almost 100 years old. My grandfather Pellegrino and his wife Lucy (Cocca) immigrated to Jersey City, NJ. Yes I still live in NJ. When I was a kid we visited with Uncle Louie and family in Guelph Ontario. My grandfather had 4 sons…..Angelo, Mike, Anthony and John. Anthony (Tony) was my Dad. Would love to hear from you so we could share information.

    24. Hello…My maiden name is Maureen DeCorso. My Grandfather was Pelligrino DeCorso was married to Lucia Cocca. Lucia passed away in America in the 1950’s and he remarried Antonette DeCorso (don’t know her maiden name). She moved back to San Marco Dei Cavoti in the 1960’s. I am coming to visit nex fall and would like to know where he lived or any information would be helpful. Thanks so much.

      1. I hope you see this, 5 years later. I think Pellegrino was my grandfather’s nephew. He lived across the street from us on Cator Ave. in Jersey City. My grandfather was Marco DeCorso. I would love to find out more.

    25. My grandfather on my mother’s side was born in San Marco Dei Cavoti. His name was Thedore Soriano. I visited the village in August of 1975 with my parents Dominick & Carmela (Soriano) Perez and was fortunate to have met some of my distant relatives. We showed up one late morning after driving from Avelino and were hoping to see my mother’s cousins. We knocked on their door and when they opened it they could not have been more gracious and welcoming. They immediately started to prepare a wonderful lunch and insisted we join them. I remember taking a picture from the balcony of their house with all of us, including my distant cousin who looked almost like my twin. It was truly a beautiful day and I think about it often. It’s most dear to my heart since my dad died on Dec. 31st of that year. It was the last trip we took together as a family. I would love to hear from my relatives if this note finds its way to them and maybe catch up on the last 39 years… or some of it!

    26. Hello ! My grandfather brought my father marco , grandmother- barbara and Cosmo, Anthony, Michael and daughters Dolores and Mary. I am seeking out any members of my family still living in San Marco. I believe they lived on crocella. Thank you in advance for ny help or information

    27. hello
      any information regarding families of parletta cocca ialleggio colarusso would be fantastic


    28. Hello! I have been searching for information on my great great grandfather’s family and hit a dead end. His name was Diodoro Castellucci, he was married to a Maria Antonia. They had many children, one of which was Antonette Castellucci who was born 17 January 1921 in San Marco Dei Cavoti. I’ve gotten all the information i’ve been able to find about his time here in the US but when it comes to any information in Italy i can’t seem to find any. From what i had heard over the years, his wife and a couple of his children never made it over here to the US. Any help you can give me would be fantastic! Thank you so much!


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