Genealogy in Gallo Matese

If you search your ancestors in Gallo Matese, in the province of Caserta, 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 Gallo Matese

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gallo Matese 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 Gallo Matese. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Gallo Matese archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caserta province are:
Barbato, Colella, Conte, Coppola, Corvino, Crisci, D’Angelo, De Lucia, De Rosa, Di Nuzzo, Diana, Esposito, Fabozzi, Farina, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Guida, Iodice, Izzo, Letizia, Lombardi, Marino, Martino, Mastroianni, Merola, Mottola, Natale, Pagano, Palmieri, Papa, Pascarella, Pellegrino, Piccirillo, Piccolo, Piscitelli, Raucci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salzillo, Santoro, Schiavone, Tartaglione, Vitale.

Church Records in Gallo Matese

Church archives in Caserta 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 Caserta 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 Gallo Matese on your behalf.

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

AVE GRATIA PLENA – Piazza Indipendenza

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

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  1. Angela says:

    My great noni told me I’m descendant of Ernest and Julio gallo

  2. Anthony says:

    Does anyone know anything about the Pirraglia family from Gallo Matese? Anthony William Pirraglia, Albert Carlo Pirraglia who married Miranda Maria Antonia Confreda Pirraglia

  3. Marie says:

    I am looking to see if I have any family left in Gallo Matese. My dad lived there until coming to Canada when he was 16. His family consisted of: Giovanni (father), Appolonnia (Di Petriantonio) mother, siblings: Maria, Angela, Antonia, Domenico, Pasquale and Antonio (my dad) Del Vecchio.

    • John says:

      Hi Marie

      My Aunt’s husband was Tony DiPietrantonio. They lived (both deceased) in the Bronx, NY for many years. Madeline (my Aunt) made the best taralli.

      And my Uncle Joe and John (John’s deceased) married sisters, Mary and Rose Del Vecchio.


  4. Dominc says:

    HI to all..I just found this site upon looking for some ancestor in Gallo. My Father and Grandfather name is Di Pietrantonio. This is where I found comments of Wanda and Paul and wanted more info on Di Pietrantonio..

    If I remember my great-grand-mother or my Gran-mother was a Palumbo


  5. Jim says:

    I am looking for information on Francesco Palumbo born December 8 1897. Father Pasquali Palumbo mother Madelena Cippolone

  6. Mike says:

    Hi, my grandparents last named Chiodi is from Gallo-Matese, was wondering if there are any Chiodi’s in the region still? They moved to Canada over 50 years ago. Me and my fiance want to visit the town next year to see where my famiy originated from.

    • Domenica says:


      Yes there is a Chiodi in Gallo Matese.

      Her name is Pasqua Chiodi. She is my maternal aunt.

      My mother Rosa Chiodi (deceased lived in New York and so does her other sister Domenica Chiodi.

      • Betty says:

        There are Chiodi’s that live in Weirton,WV.

        • Michelle says:

          I have family from Weirton, WV, also! Last names of Orrechio and Pirraglia. I am traveling to Gallo Matese in November and hope to bring back some more info to family who were never able to return to the village.

          • Joyce says:

            Hello! I just found this website and noticed you had family in Weirton WV. I am from Weirton and my maiden name is Pirraglia. Was wondering if we could be related.

    • Caterina says:

      Ciao there are Chiodi’s in Gallo still

  7. David says:

    Hello, my mother’s maiden name is Brancazio (Mary Brancazio Rurak (born 12 March 1925, died 1 July, 2018) and she is the daughter of Giovanni Brancazio (born 29 Aug, 1892) and Domenica Cioffi (born 8 March, 1896). Her parents left Gallo Matese around 1922. We were planning to visit Gallo Matese in May of this year and were wondering if there was any family still in Gallo.

  8. Rose says:

    Looking for information on 2 families that lived in Gallo Matese. My mom’s married name is Antonia di Pietrantonio. Born April 25, 1938 to Angela Cioffi. My dad’s name is Giuseppe Orecchio. He was born December 13, 1928. His mom’s name was Rosa. Any family history would be appreciated.

  9. Catherine says:

    My grandfather Antonio canale and Catherine Assalone my grandmother came to the US in the early 1900 are there still Canale’s in Gallo caserta
    I am traveling to Italy in June and would love to meet family members
    Thank You

  10. joseph says:

    my paternal grandparents were born in gallo. my grandfather Francesco boiano was born 24 feb 1864. my grandmother domenica rocchio was born 30 apr 1865. any info would be greatly appreciated.

  11. Marie says:

    Paul I am searching for the same last name.

  12. Carmen says:

    I am a United States Cipolone. We lost and L on the voyage , I guess. Looking for the Cipollone over in Italy still. Would love to connect with family.

    • Holly says:

      There are many Cipollone’s in Gallo matese, they own the pizzeria

    • Wanda says:

      I’m a Cipollone also. With both L’s. My grandfather came from Gallo with his mother and siblings when he was 16 yrs old. His mother’s maiden name was DiPictrantinio. I’ve been looking for info for a long time. Any info is highly appreciated.

  13. Joseph says:

    My great grandfather and mother came to the US in 1888 from Gallo Matese. I believe they left family behind there. My great-grandfather and mother was Domenico and Dominica Cipolone. The spelling may have been different.


  14. Paul says:

    How far back does the name Di pietrantonio go back in gallomatese

  15. Graciela says:

    Hola, soy argentina.alguno de mis familiares, quizás nacieron allí. GIOVANNI DEL VECCIO hijo de PASQUALE DEL VECCHIO Y MADDALENA DEL VECCHIO.
    PADRES DE FRANCISCA DEL VECCHIO esta es mi bisabuela

    Desearia saber si Giovanni y Antonia se casaron alli en Caserta, Gallo. Muchas gracias

  16. Kelli says:

    I am looking for any information regarding the Marzucco family.
    Phillip Marzucco married Maria Paulao
    Son – Antonio Marzucco born May 9, 1891 . married Angeline Marzucco.
    As of right now I only have the death certificate of Antonio Marzucco.

    • Lorenza says:

      Hi, I live in Montreal ,Canada, where are you located?
      My mother is Angelantonia Marzucco, her Father was Antonio Marzucco and her mother also from Gallo was Angela Eduardo
      I will be going to Gallo next spring and will get more info.
      Keep in touch

    • Holly says:

      i have the information you need for Marzucco and Angela Paolo, both buried in Saint bernard cemetery Bradford Pennsylvania

  17. Rosanna says:

    I will be traveling to Gallo Matese in May. Both of my grandparents were born there in 1901. I have their original marriage certificate and some other original documents. I am wanting to find other relatives. My grandfathers name was Domenico Deli Carpini. My grandmother was Rose Pirraglia. If you have any suggestions for me I would be so grateful!!
    Thank you!!

    • Mike says:

      Antonio Delli Carpini & Maria Perrino:

      My great-grandfather, Antonio Delli Carpini, was born in Gallo Matese, Italy on October 16, 1864.

      He married Maria Perrino on May 30, 1892 in Gallo Matese. She was born on February 2, 1875, also in Gallo Matese.


      Giuseppe Eduardo & Rose Pirraglia:

      My great-grandfather, Giuseppe Eduardo, was born June 26, 1872 in Gallo Matese, Italy; Baptism: June 26, 1872, Italy, Campania, Caserta, Gallo Matese; and died June 16, 1970 in Seattle, King County, Washington age 97.

      He married Rose Pirraglia on October 17, 1897 in Manhattan, New York. She was the daughter of John Pirraglia and Mary DeLeo. She was born May 01, 1880 in Gallo Matese, Caserta, Campania, Italy; Baptism: May 01, 1880, Italy, Campania, Caserta, Gallo Matese; and died July 08, 1946 in Seattle, Washington at age 66.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Mi familia es perrino de gallo matese…perrino cipollone era mi padre. Antonio perrino y maria cipollone mis abuelos.

      • Betty says:

        My grandmother’s last name was Perrino. She married Michael Orecchio.
        My grandmother’s sister Maria Perrino married Joseph Orecchio.
        Many relatives from Gallo live in Weirton WV.
        Many more.

  18. Mary Elizabeth says:

    Mozzone or Mazzone also Assalone

    • Phillis says:

      To Mary Elizabeth, Looking for Mozzone or Mazzone now Massone(in America) from Gallo. Great grandfather was born there. Migrated to New York when 7/8 years of age with his parents. Father Pietro F. born 1845, wife Elizabetha, born 1845, married to Palumbo first and had one son. 1870 she married Pietro and she had Antonio born 1888.

      Any thing would be appreciated. Story goes they were both raised in an orphan home.

      Town of Gallo, Campobasso, Campobasso, Molise, Italy