Genealogy in Tora e Piccilli

If you search your ancestors in Tora e Piccilli, 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 Tora e Piccilli

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 Tora e Piccilli town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Tora e Piccilli on your behalf.

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

S. SIMEONE – Piazza Castello

S. GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA – Piazza San Giovanni

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 toraepiccilli@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Tora e Piccilli feel free to leave a message below.

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13 Comments

  1. Justin says:

    My grandmother Mary Catherine Leuzzi Sinopoli came over to Pennsylvania, United States from Isca Sullo Ionio, Calabria, Italy in 1920 at age 10 with her mother Concetta Leuzzi and father Saverio Leuzzi I don’t know much more information about them but I’m interesting in learning more if there is a way.

  2. Darleen says:

    I am looking for Serafino Lepore born about 1848 in Tora, Italy. He married Mirabile Leoncavallo about 1871 in Tora Picilli, Italy. All their children Anthony born 1870; Gennaro born September 4, 1871; Michele born March 3, 1873 married Rosa Gazzerro; Eugenia born June 10, 1877; Giuseppe born December 7, 1878; Giovannina born August 23, 1881; Assunta born 1885; Domenica born July 9, 1886; and Carmine born December 4, 1889. Any help would be appreciated.

  3. William says:

    According to my relatives, my grandfather was from Tora e Piccilli. His name was Carmine Gazerro and my understanding is that he worked for the railroad but had to leave Italy as Mussolini rose to power. Is it possible to find out if there are any Gazerro relatives still in the area? Thank you.

  4. Darleen says:

    I am looking for my Great Grandfather Guilio Volante born about 1874 in Italy. His father was Felice Volante and mother was Anna. Guilio immigrated to the US in 1896 through Ellis Island. Guilio married Giovannia Lapore on January 7, 1900 in Providence, RI. Guilio is my mystery man from Italy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  5. Michael says:

    My grandfather Carmine DeFusco was from Tora e Picilli. He donated the front doors back in the 1950’s to a church that I believe was named S. Simeone. The Diocese I believe was Teano-Calvi (not sure). I have an address of Piazza Castello. I can’t seem to find the church on any maps, does it still exist?

  6. Cindy says:

    My grandmother was from Tora e Piccii. I can’t locate any records on any ancestry site. My grandmother’s name was Giovannina Ferrucci. Mother’s name was Mariannina (last name before marriage is unknown) and father’s name was Antonio. Her father died and then her mother,leaving her orphaned. That is when she came to America to join her family members. Any information about ancestors there would be appreciated.

  7. Alan Dias says:

    Hello
    Have done some research and my grandfather Pietro Ambrosca was born in Tora e Piccilli in 1890 to Francesco Ambrosca and Filomena DeLucia. He immigrated to the US apparently alone in 1907. I’m trying to find out if he had any siblings and parents and if there may be any relatives still in Piccilli.
    Grazi Mille
    Alan

  8. Doris says:

    My grandfather, Angelo Segrella was of the Segrella family in Tora Piccilli. He emigrated to the U.S. circa 1890. I would be appreciative of any information on the Segrella families currently living in Tora.

  9. Peter says:

    I am searching birth and/or marriage records for my grandparents, both of whom were from Tora E Piccilli.
    His name was Pietro Aucone. We believe his name was altered upon arrival in the USA
    He was born in April 1880 in Tora.
    He married Isabella Petrilli, also of Piccilli. I am guessing that the marriage took place circa 1898, as they arrived in New York in 1902, aged 21 years each.
    Any help or direction you can provide would be of great value. My wife is Italian, born in Chieti, and of course, speaks Italian.

  10. Angela says:

    I am looking for a birth record for my great-grandfather Fiorentino Adesso, born in Piccilli on June 18, 1891, father’s name Antonio Adesso. Is there someone who can tell me that there is a record for him before I try to search any further?