Genealogy in Gioia Sannitica

If you search your ancestors in Gioia Sannitica, 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 Gioia Sannitica

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 Gioia Sannitica town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Gioia Sannitica on your behalf.

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





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 Gioia Sannitica area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Gigi says:

    I’ve just discovered recently that my great grandparents came from gioia sannitica as well, thier last name was lauria, my great grandmother’s was Landino and her mother’s surname, raccio, they emigrated to the u.s. in 1896 and also lived in New Haven, ct then Hamden, ct

    • JM says:

      My family is also from gioia sannitica. They moved to New Haven Connecticut around 1900. It seems this was a popular place for residents of the town to settle. You have to wonder why. Did one towns person establish themselves in the area and host others, eventually creating a welcoming & familiar community? I find it fascinating

      Sadly I am unable to trace my relatives further back then my great grandfather born in gioia sannitica circa 1860. I’m wondering if there was a name change. A significant amount of Eastern European ancestry appears in my dna results and I’m beginning to suspect my great grandfathers family might have immigrated to gioia sannitica from Eastern Europe and changed their name upon doing so. Are you aware of the history of the town? Perhaps it was a popular area for immigrants from the east? I’m desperate for any possible clue

  2. Cynthia says:

    I was in Gioia Sannitica in 2010 and went to city hall to look up my grandparents name. We came across Torelli but my grandfather went by Angelo Torello. He came to America in the late 1800’s married my Grandma Philomena Cardegna they had 13 children and lived in New Haven CT. Can you trace back any other Torello’s in that area?

    • Randi says:

      I’ve just discovered recently that my great grandparents came from gioia sannitica as well, thier last name was lauria, my great grandmother’s was Landon and her mother’s surname, raccio, they emigrated to the u.s. in 1896 and also lived in New Haven, ct then Hamden, ct

  3. Betty says:

    I am seeking to find my grand father’s parents who lived in San Potito Sannitica. My grandfather is Vincenzo Pergolato born in 1887.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can share.

  4. Matteo says:

    I have a newspaper arthical that my great uncle Matteo A. Gagliardi was an arch bishop in the church in Italy I use to have a picture of him in all his Bishop clothing over the years it has gotten lost I have been trying for a long time to find out anything about him.I have checked all the deceased in all the dioceses in Italy. I believe he was from Gioia Sannitica that was where my father was born. The Archbishop was my fathers uncle and my great uncle.My fathers family cam to the United States but I am not sure of all the dates.I am puzzled that I cannot find his name anywhere in the catholic religion in Italy. I hope you can give me some information about him.

  5. Iva says:

    I am wanting to plan a trip to research my grandparents place of birth in Italy. The Campania region. I am researching travel tours and not sure how to go about it.

    Any help you have to offer will be greatly appreciated

  6. paula says:

    We are seeking information regarding Fiorentino Donia who lived in Gioia Sannitica. He was married to Caroline Marrelli. They had daugheter Mariantonia born April 8, 1906. We are trying to find where he was born. He left Gioia for the US in 1907.

  7. Donna says:

    My grandfather, Fsco Antonio Pascale, was born April 1, 1877 in Gioia Sannitica. He came to the US in 1891. I am trying to find the names of his parents and any siblings he might have had. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can give me.
    Thank you.

  8. Kathy says:

    I know my great grand parents lived in Giaio Sannitica, Italy. My daughter and I will be in that town on Sept. 1, 2014. How do I find their both certificates and grave sites off others with the same last name.
    Santillo, Pierto and Marie.
    I have DOB and DOD.