Genealogy in Ceccano

If you search your ancestors in Ceccano, Lazio, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Ceccano registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Ceccano in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Ceccano to know more.

Before to start your genealogy research in Ceccano, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Lazio and in Ceccano too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Ceccano from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Ceccano. As more your surname is common in Ceccano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ceccano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church archives in Frosinone province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Ceccano and Frosinone province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Roma.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Ceccano just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Ceccano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Rick says:

    Looking for any information for Carlo Cavese. Born in 1905 in Ceccano.

  2. Alfredo says:

    Del Brocco family history… Antonio Del Brocco & Angela Malandruccolo, Ceccano…x5 children: Guiseppe, Antonio, Maria, Alexandro & Alfredo. Two went to the USA, Guiseppe & Antonio. Alexandro carried his mother’s maiden name Malandruccolo (?) & Mria married name Grandi. Alfredo died & is burried in Sezze Sept. 1963 together with his wife Rosa Ciardi. Any assistance in this matter would be awesome.

  3. Dana says:

    My great grandma Loretta Mingarelli was born in Ceccano (October 12, 1897-July 1, 1982). We are searching for her parents names and birthdates as well as her siblings names and birthdates. Thank you.

  4. Robert nicolio says:

    I believe my grandfather was from Cercano. His name was Augustine Nicolio. Could you verify.
    Thank you

  5. Rachel says:

    Looking for information extending from from Michael Paolini born 1894. Parents Giovanni Paolini and Auga Paolini (DiVico)

  6. Janine says:


    My nonna’s name was Columbia Santodonato – birth papers are from
    Ceccano. They settled in Rochester, NY.
    My nonno’s name was Carmen Spagnoli. Any other Spagnoli around?

  7. Joe says:

    My grandparents were Domenico Antonio Ferri and Vittoria Maura. I believe that my grandfather’s father was named Guiseppi but I do not know the name of his wife. Also I would like to find the names of my grandmother’s parents. Thank you for any help you can give.

  8. Kathy says:

    I am looking for any information I can find on my maternal grandfather, Joseph Santodonato. He was born in Ceccano on Sept. 11, 1889. In the 1920 Census of the USA, it lists his wife at Rose Pollitto (born in Greensburg PA USA on Jan. 15, 1899). They were married around 1916 in USA. Rose’s parents were born in the Callabria area of Italy. He died in Dec. 1964 in Greensburg PA.
    His brother’s name is Francescantonio Santodonato, born in Rome (or Ceccano). Through New York passenger lists, there are several years of birth: 1887, 1889, 1890.
    I will traveling to Ceccano around Sept. 17-19. Please advise me where I might go to look up any information: are there still Santodonato’s living in Ceccano. Church records showing addresses, any personal information, names of his parents. Thank you! Grazie!!!

    • Deborah says:

      Hi Kathy- just read your post. My grandfather Angelo Santodonato was from Ceccano. Did you find any when you traveled there?

  9. Arlene says:

    searching for Great Grandparents Giovanni de Camillo & Maria Bartoli we believe were from Ceccano. Born(?) 1861. Their son, Luigi De Camillo born 1879 immigrated to the USA somewhere around 1905. If you have information, or data please advise

  10. Jeffrey says:

    My great grandfather Luigi Scarsella was born in 1882 And great grandmother Columba Germani born in 1888 were married and lived in Ceccano before coming to Ellis Island in I believe 1913 with their children Ugo, Remo, Berths, Vince, Lee and Anne. Are either of these names still common in Ceccano. Wondering how many relatives we have there. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  11. Deborah says:

    My grandfather Angelo C Santodonato left Ceccano around 1902. At age 15 he came to Ellis Island. My father thought he came alone. Looking for any relatives. So much I want to know. My grandfather married. I have corresponded with a man born in Ceccano. He told me the Santodonato name originated in Ceccano. Here in the states there are not many Santodonato’s. Any information appreciated.

  12. Kim says:

    My grandmother, Agnese (Agnes) Cicciarelli was born in Ceccano on 17 September 1908 and I can’t seem to find any information on her family. She is deceased but my father said she has siblings named Angelo, Elizabeth, Vincenzo that he had heard her mention. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    • Michele says:

      Kim. My Grandparents were both from Ceccano. His last name: Tiberia. Her last name: Cerroni
      Before they were married, my grandfather married a woman from Ceccano named Agnes. They had a boy named Joe and a daughter named Maria (Marie) and moved to Detroit. A few years later Agnes died. My Grandfather returned to Ceccano searching for his new wife and married Theresa Cerroni.

      This is the same time period. My Mother came along in 1930…so that means his original marriage was about 13 -15 yrs earlier.

      Could this be a match?

  13. Amy says:

    Looking for more information on my great grandparents that were from Ceccano, Italy. My grandfather, Benedetto Misseritti, emigrated to the US around 1910. He was born in Ceccano, Italy on May 9 or 10, 1889 or 1888. HIs parents were Giuseppe Misseritti and Grace Misseritti. He had a brother, Alexander, that died as a young man most likely before 1910. If you can direct me to any information on Giuseppe and Grace Misseritti (unknown maiden name) whom I assume were born in the 1860s in Ceccano, Italy and had at least two sons, Benedetto (born 1888 or 1889) and Alexander, I would truly appreciate your assistance.

    Thank you very much.

    P.S. My mother is Gloria Sandra Maritto (Misseritti) daughter of Benedetto Misseritto and granddaughter of Giuseppe and Grace Misseritti of Ceccano Italy.

  14. Sherry says:

    My grandfather, Angelo DelBrocco, listed Ceccano as his birthplace on his documentation at Ellis Island in 1910’s

    I plan to visit Ceccano this summer and would like to meet family.

  15. Philip Rocco says:

    Searching for birth place for Carolina Grandi/Grande Married Enrico Rocca in Ceccano. Both immigrated to USA. Carolina was born in 1886 in Fronsione. She died in Pennsylvania 1928. Her father may have been a physician (not verified).

  16. Tim says:

    I am doing research for my fiancé. Her mother’s parents were born in Ceccano in 1900. Louis Joseph Massa and Ana Felicia Massa were third cousins (note that Ana has the same maiden and married last name), both born in Ceccano in 1900, married in Ceccano in 1919-20, and emigrated into the USA around 1930. We plan on traveling to Ceccano in October 2015. Could your service do any pre-research prior to our arrival? Could you conduct a tour of the town? Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Regards, Tim

    • Michael Vincent says:

      My father was born in Ceccano in 1922 to Lorenzo Massa and Francesca (DeMilio) Massa. I am hoping to visit Ceccano in the near future. We have relatives still living in Ceccano. My parents and sisters visited in the 1970’s but I was unable to go because I was studying at the University at the time. I’m looking forward to the visit!

  17. Kelly says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents families.
    Rosa Colini born around 1882 and Vincenzo Misserville born around 1874
    The story is that Rose or Rosa and her sister Felice Colini ran away with brothers Vincenzo and Francesco Misserville ended up living in Lawrence MA USA.

    Thank you!

  18. Alessandro says:

    I am looking for military records for my grandfather. His name was Felicetto Pinebbi married to Antonia. He fought in WW2 and was a prisoner of war. All my mom can tell me is when he returned to Ceccano the people ran back into their houses because of how dark he was and it took several years for his skin colour to lighten. I would like to find out where he was held as a prisoner of war and any other information I can find out about his military service.

  19. Glenn says:

    I am trying to locate historical data for my sur name Mastrantoni in Ceccano, Italy. The information that I do know is:

    Great Grandfather Andrea Mastrantoni. He was born in 1886 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1913.

    I’m trying to find out information on his father.

  20. lisa says:

    I am researching my grandparents. Dominico Egidi (14 June 1879 – born in Ciccano, italy) and Lucai Pacione (12 Dec 1884 – from Ceccano and Castro del Volsci) They emigrated to New York City on 23 June 1905. They Had three children before the left for the US via naples. Oleva, Antonio and Maria.
    They had a civil marriage in Philadelphia in 1906. Would you please help me confirm their places of birth and current relatives still residing in said towns. Any information on their parents or grandparents would me much appreciated. I would like to visit my living relatives this spring but need to be sure I have found the correct people. Thank you so much for your help.

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