Genealogy in Pietravairano

If you search your ancestors in Pietravairano, 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 Pietravairano

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 Pietravairano town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Pietravairano on your behalf.

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

S. ERACLIO – P.zza Alfonso Saluzzo


S. FELICE – Via Chiesa Frazione San Felice

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 Pietravairano 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 Pietravairano forum:
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  1. Derek says:

    My great-grandfather Vincenzo Lombardi emigrated to Rhode Island from Pietravairano. My grandfather is Peter as so is my father named Peter. Looking to try an connect any family connections to that area, thanks.

  2. Diana says:

    I have a vague memory my Grandmother may have been from this region.
    Her name was Angelina Laurenza, married to Donato Falaguerra from Badilicata.

  3. Steve D'Antuono says:

    I am from RI and my grandparents were part of establishing the St. Bartholomew’s parish in Providence. Any information on living relatives in Pietravairano area would be much appreciated. My grandfather was Domenico Pisaturo and my grandmother was Angelina Ventriglia. Thank you.

  4. Catherine says:

    vincenzo vessella seems to be in my family tree. he was born in pietravairano in 1830.
    My family were in Philadelphia, and their surname was fiscella,, they were in Nicosia, Sicily before they came to America. Does anyone have a connection to them or an idea how they would have gotten to Sicily in that period.
    there was plenty of unrest in 1850.

    • Antonio says:

      Hi Catherine,
      My great grandmother was assunta Vesella, they came from pietraviarano to rhode island, she married my great grandfather nicola Franco. Please feel free to message me

      • Dani says:

        Do you have the names of siblings on the vessella side? I have a lot of vessellas in my family tree and I am curious if your great grandmother is somehow connected to me. Thank you.

  5. Anthony says:

    I’m looking for information on my grandfather he was from Pietravairano, Francesco Sionni 1-07-1897 DOB mothers last name is lisi

  6. Denise says:

    I am looking for information about my family. Alessandro (Alexander) Durante (Duranti) or Teresa Durante (Duranti) Immigrated to the United States of America in 1879. Birth Date November 4, 1858. Birth place listed as Pietravairano, Italy

  7. Michelle says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather Michael Marcello born May 20, 1889 in Pietravairano . Do you have any additional information like his mother and father and any other relatives.
    Thank you very much

  8. Connie says:

    I have found immigration to the US, arriving April 21, 1892 departed Napoli ship name is Mateo Bruzzo. He was born February 14, 1871. I believe that this is my great grandfather Raffaele Palmieri. Any Italian family history would be greatly appreciated.

  9. Connie says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandfather who I believe was born in Pietrovariano on February 14, 187… listed as Petro-Verian on his death certificate…and migrated to the US in 1890? His name is listed as Frank Palmer on early census records and in 1940 as Ralph Palmiere. He married Mary in 1895 or 1896 also from Italy after arriving in the US. I have no other information on my ancestors. They lived in Sharon Pennsylvania but I haven’t been able to find any other info in relation to their Italian roots.

  10. Robert says:

    My father’s parents both came from Pietravairano in the early/teen 1900s; my grandfather was Domenick Venticinque, my grandfather was Filomena (Philomena) Iadavaia. Any information you might provide would be very much appreciated, and may clarify if I qualify for Dual Citizenship available to descendants if specific ancestral facts apply.

  11. Cheryl says:

    Hello, I’m looking for information about my grandfather Ralph Mariano and great grandfather Francesco Mariano and his wife Antionetta Bianca. I have information from other Mariano relatives (Rocco Mariano) that Pietravariano, Italy is the location. I guess I need to search the local church records to see if either was born in Pietravairano. Any information would be appreciated…

    Thank you,

  12. Tom says:

    Looking for my grandfather’s family. I am told he emigrated to the US via Ellis Island from Pietravairano in around 1905. Giovanni Iannotti. He was born 1873

  13. Tom says:

    I am looking for family members in Pietravairano my grandfather Angelo Lombardo was born in Pietravairano, Italy on July 14, 1878. He settled in Providence, RI married my grandmother Immmoulata and they had 12 children. Any information is greatly appreciated. Tom

    • Antonio says:

      My great grandparents are also from roccamonfina, and moved to providence. The names were nicola Franco amd assunta Vesella.

  14. Nancy says:

    I will be in Naples in October. I am trying to find relatives of my grandfather, Ernesto Greco, who was born 2/21/1895, in Pietravairanco, Province of Caserta, Italy. When he was a young man he relocated to Providence, Rhode Island USA. He was married to Amalia Capaverde and they had four children, Helen, Viola, Ralph and Ernest who all were born and lived in Providence. My hope is that I would be able to find a living relative that still lives in that area. I would appreciate any help you could give me about finding information about my grandfather or any relatives.

  15. Terrie says:

    Hello I am looking for family in Pietravairano or nearby. My grandfather was born there before coming to America in @ 1901. His name is Pasquale Nassi. He passed away in 1966 in I think Methuen Massachusetts. I am going to be in Turin Italy this fall & might be able to travel south.

  16. Michala says:


    I am interested in learning more about the Margherita Altieri (madien name) or Marherita D’agostino family. I know she and her family resided in Pietravairano before leaving for New York. Thank you.

  17. Bob says:

    I’m looking for information on my grandmothers family. Her name is Francesca Marcello, born March 23, 1895 in Pietrovairano. Her fathers name was Paolo Marcello and mothers name was Filomena (Nardiello) Marcello. Any information will be appreciated.
    Thank You

  18. Robbie says:

    Looking for family “DeBottis”
    So far research has shown Raphael DeBottis (1820 – 1881) marrying Margarita Migliaccio (1826 – 1920 – died in NYS USA) Both born in Pietravairano, Caserta, Campania, Italy – Rahael died in same //
    Children born in same: Antonio DeBottis (1846) , Concetta M DeBottis (1856), Francesco DeBottis (1850), Maria Rosa DeBottis – children plus the mother margarita all emigrated to USA NY State in late 1800s after Raphaels death.
    I show Raphaels father to be Paolo who married Maria Rosa di Scorpio // Margaritas father – Giovanbattist Migliaccio Mother – Mariarosa Nobile
    i wonder if you can confirm?

    • Joe DeBottis says:


      I show the same information which you have posted above, with the exception that I have found the father of Paolo De Bottis to have been Nicolo De Bottis and his mother to have been Maria Antonia Summonte.

      But, that is as far back as I can go using Napoleon era records. Now, we must search through Catholic Church records in Pietravairano, Naples, and elsewhere to go back further.

      Joe DeBottis
      LaFayette, NY

      • Ted says:

        Robbie, did you find what you were looking for? If you (or Joe DeBottis, below) have gathered any helpful information, I’d love to see it. (For instance: do you have a record showing Margarita Miglicaccio died in the U.S.?)
        Here’s a bit of what I know: Concetta DeBottis was my grandmother’s grandmother. She came from Pietravairano to New York City around the 1880s, as did various members of her family. Eventually the family migrated upstate to Port Byron and then Syracuse, New York. Concetta came into some notoriety when she killed the husband of her brother Francesco’s daughter – you can read about it in various newspapers of the time, though the journalism quality is a bit iffy; Concetta claimed self-defense and the trial resulted in a hung jury.

        Joe – since you have the DeBottis surname, are you descended from one of Concetta’s brothers, Antonio or Frank?

        • Joe says:

          Sorry to find this so late.
          I am a direct descendant of Antonio DeBottis (son of Raffaele, who was the son of Nicola, all of Pietravairano) – Anthony Samuel DeBottis (Grandfather) – Anthony Michael DeBottis (Father).

          Margarita Migliaccio DeBottis died in Seneca Falls, NY 19 Mar 1920.

          All of Raffaele’s family emigated to the US in the 1880’s, although some returned several times to visit family members.

          I have downloaded all of the Pietravairano Birth, Marriage, and Death records from the Napolean era, and have been working to connect all of our relations.

          I have found DeBottis family members all the way back to the late 200’s in Northern Italy. We have many famous Italian descendants, many of whom were either connected to the Catholic Church, or were lower Nobles.


          • Julie says:

            Dear Joe,
            We must be cousins! Margarita Migliaccio DeBottis had a sister named Vittoria Migliaccio (1808-1894 Pietravairano). Vittoria was my 3rd Great-Grandmother. Where did you download all of the records back to the 200’s for Pietravairano? I am VERY interested in doing the same. I have many family lines from Pietravairano, in addition to the Migliaccio family. Feel free to get in touch privately by email, if you like.


  19. Frank says:

    Looking for family in Pietravairano. My great grandfather Antonio Lombardo,my great grandmother Maria[Mancini/Mancino and their 4 children Angelo, Francesco born on April 11,1875 [my grandfather],Anna,and Lucia came to America to the state of Rhode Island around the year 1900.
    My grandmother born July 11,1884, Maria Mariano [daughter of Pasquale Mariano and Isabella Rosignuolo,Mariano] arrived in Rhode Island in the year 1902. I will be in Pietravairano around the middle of May. Would like to meet family members ?
    PS: My grandfather Francesco lived at Via Cesolle 157 and my grandmother Maria lived at Vicolo Sepra Recinto 10. Would like very much to visit those home locations
    Any assistance in locating any family members will be greatly appreciated
    Frank Lombardo

    • Joe says:

      My great-great grandfather was Antonio “Toney” DeBottis, born 1846 in Pietravairano, Caserta, Italy. Antonio was Frank and Congetta’s brother. Margarita Migliaccio was the mother of Antonio (Anthony or Toney), Francesco (Frank), Maria Rosa (Mary Rose), Marianna (Mary Ann), and one unnamed sibling whom I believe died at birth. Margarita died in Seneca Falls, NY 19 Mar 1920 at the home of her daughter, Mary Ann.

      We have some very famous Italian’s in our family genealogy, many with long associations to nobility and the Catholic Church.

  20. Terrie says:

    Looking for family related to Pasquale Nassi, born 1901 & coming to America when he was 1 yr old to Boston Massachusetts.

  21. Terrie says:

    Hello, I am looking for family in Pietravariano. My grandfather’s name is Pasquale Nassi born in 1901 I think. He was @ 1 year old when he came to America. I believe the port of his arrival was Boston, Massachusetts. Please let me know if family still live in Italy.

  22. Bob says:

    At present I do not have any information. But, I will provide date of birth later. Looking for records of my grandfather lungi antonelli. Born in Pietravairano, Italy.

  23. Rose says:

    I am trying to get information on my grandfather Sabastiano Lombardi who was born in Pietrovairano on May 8 1875. His father was named Petrangelo and his mother was Maria. Both parents were deceased when Sabastiano was sent to Providence Rhode Island USA to live with relatives at the age of about 12. I am planning to be in that area on Februay 15, 16 and am not sure where to go to look for information on his birth, parents death and possible other family members still living. I would appreciate any help you can give me to expedite my search. With gratitude, Rose