Genealogy in Roccamonfina

If you search your ancestors in Roccamonfina, 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 Roccamonfina

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 Roccamonfina town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Roccamonfina from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.
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To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Roccamonfina. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Roccamonfina 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 Roccamonfina

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 Roccamonfina on your behalf.

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

S. MICHELE ARCANGELO – P.zza Giovanni XXIII Fraz. Gallo

S. MARIA MAGGIORE – P.zza Nicola Amore

S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA – Torano

S. PIETRO MARTIRE – Via G. Puccini

S. NICOLA – Via Vecchia

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 roccamonfina@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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40 Comments

  1. Kerri says:

    Hello: I am looking for information on the Gallo family in Roccamonfina. My great grandfather was Mattio Gallo and he married Teresina Grelle. He came to the United States in 1911 (via SS Romanic) and my grandmother (Trieste Roma Gallo) was born in RI in 1919. My grandmother had 4 children and my father passed away in 2013. I now live in California. Please email any information. I have 2 boys (age 13 and 9) and would love to share stories with them. Thank you.

  2. antonio says:

    I’m looking for information on the Montanaro family in Roccamonfina. My great grandfather was Benedetto Monatanaro, born in 1888. He came to the united states for a period of time but returned to Roccamonfina and eventually died there. I was hoping to find out about more info on him, does he have siblings? His father was Gennaro and mother Felicia Mario. We have alot of family in Rhode Island as well. Please email any info, Thank you

  3. Bill says:

    My grandfather, Giovanni Zannini, was born in Roccamonfina in 1864 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1905, settling in Rhode Island. His wife was Orsola DiSpirito Zannini who was born in 1871 in Roccamonfina. Giovanni’s parents were Carmine and Clementina Mellucci Zannini. Giovanni had a brother, Francisco. Giovanni and Orsola had nine children born in Italy and the U.S. One of them Emma Zannini Loveless, my mother, was born in 1913. She was their youngest child. I’m planning to visit Italy in October, including Roccamonfina, and hope to visit members of my family. I would appreciate any help making connections.

    • Carla says:

      Hello,

      My grandmother Angelina Zanzibar was born in Roccamonfina in the early 1900’s. I’m also trying to find out who my ancestors are and am curious if there was a relationship between my grandmother and your grandfather.

  4. Susan says:

    I am trying to find information about my grandmother Angelina Buonanno who was born in Roccamonfina and married Beniamino Montanaro on January 25th, 1914 in Rhode Island. That is all the information I currently have on them.

  5. Alfred says:

    looking for any information on Raphaelle Maccarone born in 1870’s.Father was nichola?Raph married Carmella Palumbo from same village ,married in Prov idence Ri.many emigrants from Roccamonfina settled in Providence and Lawrence Massachusetts.Any info appreciated

  6. Erica says:

    Hello! I am searching for information on my great-great-grandfather, Antimo Sciacca. He was from Roccamonfina and was born around 1875. I’d appreciate any tips on how to begin my search. My great-great-grandmother, Consiglia Zannini, was also from Roccamonfina and was born around 1885. Thank you!!

  7. Scott says:

    Hello- We are looking for any information that may have to do with Angelina Di Cunto. She is my great grandmother. She was born in 1881 in Roccamonfina (according to her traveling papers) and eventually made it to Vancouver, Canada. We have record of her being on the SS Lake Erie in 1905. She may have been married to Thomas Di Cunto or Gontes. Does this family have any relation to the DeStefanos or Iannalfos? Looking for any information on any of the families mentioned – living in Roccamonfina. Thank you!

  8. Nicole says:

    I am looking for more information about my paternal side of my family. My dad’s father is Salvatore Rocco who was married to Mary Lou Angelone. He was born and lived in Pawtucket Rhode Island most of his life and from what I know his family cams to RI from Roccamonfina. Any information would be great!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Nicole, Is your great grandfather’s name Anthony…his wife was named Bertha? Was he a barber in Pawtucket, RI? Did Salvatore have a sister named Dolores? If so, your great grandfather was my grandfathers’ brother. My grandfather was named Steven. I visited Uncle Anthony and Aunt Bertha many times…even went to see the Pawtucket Indians (Boston Red Sox farm team) with them. The elders all came from Roccomonfina. These relatives are all from my mom’s side of the family but my dad’s family was from there also. We visited Roccomonfina in 2006. There were no Roccos there except for grave sites. We did maternal DNA tests on the Rocco branch.. Results were fascinating. My name is Mary and I live in PA.

      • Marsha says:

        Hello Mary, I remember Tony and Bertha. They were cousins I believe of my grandmother Carmela Del Vecchio Aveno from Pawtucket. I lived with her until marriage, so I saw them every time they came to visit. We are researching our Italian roots and can trace it back to Roccamonfina where my great-grandmother is listed as a daughter of Giovanni Rocco. My name is Marsha and I still live in RI

      • Ryan says:

        Mary,

        I’ve been trying to find info on the Melucci side from Italy as well. My grandfather was Antonio Francis Melucci who recently passed away. Can’t find much but maybe you have more info. Feel free to email me

  9. Eric says:

    Several of my relatives came to Rhode Island and Massachusetts from Roccamonfina and I am trying to find records and relatives.
    1) Antonio Dibiasio was born in Roccamonfina on 13 Jan, 1879. He married
    2) Carmina Gallo, who was born 19 Nov 1879 in Roccamonfina.
    3) Carmina Gallo’s parents were Giuseppe Gallo and Antonia DiPetrillo (born 1852)of Roccamonffina.
    4) Antonio DiBiasio parents were Carmine DiBiasio and Maria (last name unknown) of Roccamonffina.

    I am looking for any information that might lead me to marriage dates, birth dates, and living relatives. Any help or guidance will be very appriciated. We would like to come visit and meet my relatives.

    Thank you in advance,

    Eric

    • Mary says:

      Hi Eric….my dad’s family came from Roccamonfina. His sister was named Pasqualina and married a Gallo. I’ve been to Roccamonfina and met the Gallo family. It’s a very common name there but Maria Gallo (daughter of Pasqulina) married someone named Elviro Ferruolo and I met all of them. Lovely people that lived right in town in a nice little villa. My dad’s last name was Vento. All his relatives are in RI…Cranston, Providence, etc.

      • Frances says:

        Can you give me more information on the Gallo family? My grandmother was Rosa Gallo, daughter of Giuseppe Gallo and Antonia Martellini.She was born in 1888. She married Michele Maddalena in RI in 1907.

      • Rose says:

        Hi Mary my mums uncle was Vincenzo Gallo and he actually walked my mum Gennarina down the aisle when she got married to my dad Michele Coletta his dad was Giovanni Coletta married to Rosalia Dibiasio. My mother has a brother in Switzerland Anthony Gallo and I believe he has 2 boys Joseph and Pino and his wife is Elisabeth my mother’s sister one of them is Maria married to Elviro Ferruolo and they have I believe 2 or 3 kids Pina and Angela Giovanni Coletta had about 14 children not all survived and all the boys came to Toronto canada

        • Fran says:

          Eric (above) and I are related, as we’ve learned, and we have connected on finding more relatives living in Roccamonfina.
          We’ve now learned that Carmina, Rosa and Mattia were siblings. Their father was Giuseppe Gallo and mother was Antonia De Petrillo. Giuseppe Gallo’s father was Giovanni and mother was Marianna Feole. Please reply to one of us if you feel we are related. We have family trees on Ancestry; we’ve done DNA testing as well.

          Also, on my paternal side, my family surname is Maddalena, of Carinola (formerly a fraction of Falciano). My GGF was Isaia Maddalena, wife Laudonia Borghese; GF was Michele Maddalena, wife was Rosa Gallo; my F was Vincenzo Maddalena, his wife was Frances Pizzi.

          The majority of both ancestors lived in Providence, RI.

          Hope to hear from you!

  10. Debra says:

    Good morning:
    I am trying to find out more information on my maternal side.
    My mom’s paternal grandfather’s name was Giuseppe Ferruolo, born in Roccomonfina on July 12, 1885. He was married (in USA) to Carolina Rocco who was born approximately 1880. Unknown where in Italy Carolina was born.
    On my mother’s maternal side, her grandmother Enrichetta Santagata was from Caserta. She was born on March 18, 1874. Her husband came from Misciano (Gaetano Gaito).

    Any little help would be greatly appreciately.

    Debra

  11. Kerri G says:

    I am interested in finding information regarding my 2x GGrandparents. Giovanni Grillo (Grello, Grelle) and his wife Maria Leonardo. Birth dates would be around the mid 1800’s. They had a son, Antonio Grillo who married Vittoria Saravo, also from Roccamonfina and immigrated to Lawrence, MA. Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,
    Kerri

  12. leo says:

    I am looking for any information on Giuseppe Perrotta and his wife Elisabetta Feole. Their children were Raffaele b 1864, Sorafina b 1867, Antonio b 1875 & Gennaro b 1878. Any information on the date of birth, parents, siblings for both Giuseppe and Elisabetta would be helpful. Thank you.

  13. Gabrielle says:

    I believe my grandmother Cristina Antoinette Simone was born in Roccamonfina on September 12, 1912 to Vincenza Petteruti and Emilio Simone. Her parents emigrated to the United States, where they had four sons. I would be very grateful to find records of my grandmother in Italy and hopefully find living relatives as well. Thank you Sincerely.

  14. Anthony says:

    My Great grandfather Francisco Simone and his wife Emelia Zannini came to America in 1900 from Caserta, Campari, Roccamonfina. Anyone know them?

    • Anastasia says:

      Hi Anthony,
      My great grandfather was born in Roccamonfina in 1874. His name was Antonio Simone. He married a woman by the name of Carolina Contenti and her place of birth shows to be Caserta. Antonio and Carolina came to the US in 1901. I know nothing about his family in Roccamonfina and am trying to find out more about them.

  15. Frank says:

    I am looking for any information you can provide for the Melucci family.

  16. ELIZABETH says:

    I am looking for information on the Cianci family…
    Pietro Cianci was born in 1871 in Roccamonfina, Campania, Italy. He married Carmela Tedesco in Roccamonfina 1892.
    Their son Alfred C. Cianci was born in 1892 in Roccamonfina Italy
    Their daughter Laura Cianci was born in Roccamonfina1894
    I am looking for information on Pietro Cianci parent’s… grandparents etc. and Carmella Tedesco Cianci parents and etc…

  17. Paula says:

    My grandfather, Antimo Pelliccione was born in Roccamonfina. My father’s name was Vincenzo Pelliccione. My family and I visited in 1984 and met a family whose son was in medical school. His name was also Vincenzo Pelliccione. If anyone had information on this family, please contact me.

  18. Stacy says:

    My ancestors came from Italy. I have traced to Roccamofina an Edigio or Algitis DePetrillo who was born in 1898. He married Clorinda or Creolinda Decubellis who was also born in 1898. They emigrated to Massachusetts sometime before 1918, their first child, Nargentina who was my grandmother, was born in Lawrence, MA. There is also a Lorenzo Furnari who was born approx. 1855 in Santa Maria di Licodia, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italy who is my forth great grandfather. I do not know who his wife was.
    I am looking for information about both of these family lines. Thank you for any information you can provide. Stacy

    • Lorna says:

      It’s a funny small world your grandmother was my aunt my father Almerindo was her brother so we are related Lowie was my cousin

  19. SUSAN says:

    I WANT TO TRAVEL TO ITALY to research my Italian roots (on both sides)
    of my family. My Grandmother, Apollonia Iannucillo was born in Roccamonfina on April 8, 1888. Can you find any more information about
    her family, i.e occupation, history, etc. her brothers were Tommaso and Giuseppe.

  20. Lynn says:

    I will be visiting Roccamonfina italy in Setp.
    My grandmother was fron the caserta and I hope to see where she lived of if any living relivatives . her last name was Passalacqua. any help would be gratefull

  21. James says:

    would be greatful for any information on clementina ruosi born dec. 10,1884 in carinola.she was the daughter of silvestro ruosi and angela alvino. thank you.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    Good day,
    I am planing a trip to Italy in April . I am looking for information on the Cianci family… My great grandfather was Pietro Cianci born in Roccamonfina in 1871 died in Rhode Island USA in 1935. I believe he was a carpenter.
    He married Carmella Tedescho (may have been spelled Tedesco ) in Roccamonfina
    Any information would be wonderful .

  23. hoard says:

    Looking for my great grandfather may almerindo depetrillo from roccaminfina.

  24. Anthony says:

    I m interested in starting a genealogy search. My grandmother was born in Roccamonfina. Her name was Michelin Amore. That ia all the information I have so far. Are you able to help, please reply.
    Thanks,
    Tony B

  25. Michael Vuolo says:

    Hi, My Grandfather is Antonio Vuolo from Roccamonfina born 10/16/1882. My father’s first cousin was also from there his name is Gennaro Maria Prata Vuolo born 9/20/1923, he was an arch bishop in Boliva South America. I just wanted to find where my Grandfather’s brothers are. All I know is he has 3 brothers and at least 1 sister. Any chance if I came over there I could track their movement from Roccamonfina, Italy?
    Never been to Italy, this place looks very nice. Is it traveler friendly as I do not know the language, except for a few words. Thanks, Mike Vuolo

    • Lynn says:

      Hello, Just found your message my husband’s grandmother was a cousin to Bishop Gennaro Maria Prata. Her name was Anna Prata (Paris). She married Ercole Paris from the same town Roccamonfina and they left Italy in 1960’s and moved to Rhode Island.

      • Mike Vuolo says:

        Hi Lynn didn’t see this till now as I was looking for more information. My Grandfather’s sister married a Prada and they had the future Archbishop as their son. Small world. I wish there was more information though on my grandfather without going to Roccamonfina. There isn’t one surname of Vuolo left in the whole area as far as I can see. Thanks for the message Lynn.

        • Ralph says:

          Hi, my father was born in Roccamonfina, Italy. His name was Antonio DePetrillo, or it could have been spelled DiPetrillo, my grandfathers name was Rafael DiPetrillo, my grandmothers name was Concetta DiPETRILLO I had an uncle whose name was David an aunt named Rose who became a Nun and moved to Rome. two other aunts that moved here to the USA LIKE MY father did.my father told me that they lived on a farm.

    • Candy Miller says:

      Hi Mike,

      I am researching my grandfather, Luigi Vuolo, who was born in Roccamonfina, Italy on October 2, 1897. He too was cousins with Gennaro, the Bishop who worked in Bolivia, who we knew very well. Luigi immigrated to the United States on March 28, 1912. He had several sisters and at least one brother which came over also. The sisters names were Ida, Nancy and Lucy, and there was a brother named Frank. I am going to ask a cousin who has more information. Feel free to get in touch if you want to chat or share any information you’ve discovered in the last 3 years!
      Best,
      Candy