Genealogy in Troia

If you search your ancestors in Troia, in the province of Foggia, Puglia region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Troia

In towns and villages of Puglia and in Foggia province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Troia town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Troia 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 Troia. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Troia archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church Records in Troia

Church archives in Foggia 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 Foggia 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 Troia on your behalf.

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



MARIA SS. MEDIATRICE – Via Regina Margherita

S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – P.zza Marconi

S. BASILIO MAGNO – P.zza S. Basilio Magno

S. SECONDINO VESCOVO – Quar. S. Secondino


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 Troia 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 Troia forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Troia feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Kate says:

    My last name is Troia. I’m currently in Australia but my grandfather was full Italian. Does anyone have any information on Troia being a last name

  2. Al says:

    Hi my family was from Troia. The last name was Maddalena. Giovanni was my great grand father and was a butcher. I believe his father was Vincenzo who married a Granata. I’m stuck on finding Vincenzo’s parents. Is there anyone who can help me. I am also related to the Terlingos. Filomena Terlingo was my great grand mother

  3. Gerald says:

    I am trying to contact my cousin Pompea Limongelli. She lives in Trioa. Her parents are Nardine and Christina and her uncles are Benny and Dominic. Would appreciate any help. My name is Gerard Cusato, my name decend from Aquilino from Limongelli. My grandparents were born in 1880’s.

  4. denisa says:

    I am looking for any information on the Lapicerella family from Troia and my great grandmother Bessia (possibly also called Maria) married name Lapicerella.

  5. Allison says:

    Hi, my grandfather was Giovanni Lizzi (born March 8, 1890) from Troia and arrived in New York in 1905 at the age of 15. He changed his name to John Lizzi. He married my grandmother Nancy Pearl Zeoli (Nunziata Zeoli) who was born in Croton NY in 1901. They had 4 chikdren: Antoinette, Marie, John and my father Leonard. Hoping to trace back to either of my grandparents’ parents. Anyone got any clues? Thank you! Allison

    • Rose says:

      Hi my grandmother name was Giovannina Lizzi born 4.2.1902 and died 8.11.1961 in Troia Italy. She had four daughters Maria ,Lina Carmelina, Ida who is my mother. Lina still leaves in Troia. Maria lives in Milan and Csrmelina died in Troia. My mother Ida passed away in 2017 in Melbourne Australia.

  6. Richard says:

    I am researching the Roberti family, who I believe lived in Troia and emigrated to the U.S. in the 1880s and 1890s. I know that Michael Roberti was born in Foggia Province in August 1871 and lived in Pennsylvania and Connecticut after arriving in the U.S. Michael’s son, Vito, was born in Pennsylvania in 1907. Vito married Mary Marella, whose family may also have immigrated from Troia. Any information about either family’s roots in Italy would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Denise says:

    My grandmother, Anna de Mucci (father was Giovanni de Mucci )’ was born on July 26, 1889, born in Troia, Foggia, Italy. Please confirm. Left for the US around 1898.

    Any information about her family is greatly appreciated.

  8. Gabrielle says:

    I’m looking for information on my ancestor Addolorata Maria (Dolores Mary) Bellini Birth OCT 2 or 5, 1890 in Troia. Emigrated from Italy in 1910. Her father was Saverio Bellini. Do you have any information on her birth date or her father, mother, or siblings? Thank you

  9. Secondino says:

    This was my grandfather’s name. He was born 21 May +/- 1888 married to Lucietta Martini. They had 4 children (My mother the oldest Carmela De Stefano born 12 March 1914.
    I would like to know the names of my ancestors from both my grandfather and grandmother’s side as far back in the 1800. My mother got married to Antonio Bianco on the 10 November 1938 they later immigrated to South Africa. I am registeres in Troia as Maria Lucia Bianco.

  10. Dave says:

    My father was born in troia, I think 1903. His name was Giuseppe Viglione. Had an older brother Urbano. Also had a younger brother John and four sisters


  11. Andrew says:

    Any information on Andrew Bonante bornSeptember 8, 1892 in Troia Italy Immigrated to United States in 1900.

  12. mary says:

    Any information on Pompia Mary Rubino born December 3 1897. Immigrated to United States in January 1921.

  13. Barbara says:

    I am looking for information on Lodovico (Luigi) Pellegrini born 1876 in Troia. He emigrated to the United States in either in 1892 or 1895. His sister, Clara, also emigrated to the US although I’m not sure when.
    I am looking foe information about his parents – I have no records of their names or places of birth. Any help would be appreciated.

  14. John says:

    I believe my grandmother may have been born in Troia around 1887. Her name has been spelled as Philomena Bettina, Filomena Bettina, Florence Bettina and Flora Bettina. I am not sure which is correct. I would like to have any records available including birth and, if available, marriage. She married Alphonso Cirone and they had a son Melio Cirone born about 1913.

  15. Len says:

    I am trying to find out the names of great grand parents born in Troia. My Grandfather Urbano Casoli was born in 1888 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1907. He never spoke to us about his family except he was the youngest of 15 siblings. Any help would be appreciated

  16. Ryan says:

    My great-great grandfather – Domenico (spelling?) Di Ponziano was from Troia born (on the record it said) March 26th, 1873. His wife Assunta Di Palma was also from Troia (she was married once before, but he died when they arrived to America) she was born in 1873 as well. I am trying to find out more about their ancestry – who were their parents? What did they do? Any information helps! Thank you!

    • Cristina says:

      I have Tucci blood from my paternal grandmother. The clan you are referencing i believe settled in Tyler, Pa as miners.
      Lots of info on Ancestry

    • Jill Ann says:

      I believe my grandfather, Luigi Montereale, emigrated from there around 1920. He was a very young child at the time. His parents were Michele and Anna. Any record of that surname in the early 1900’s?

  17. Eugene says:

    My great grandfather, Alfonso Caputo, was born in Troia, Italy in 1859, but I have no official record of the birth and I would like to have one, particularly as it might show his mother and father. Alfonso was married to Antonia Lizzi, and she died and was buried in Trioa around 1894, but I have no official record of the marriage or the death and would like to have these, as they might list Antonia Lizzi’s parents. Finally, Alfonso Caputo’s parents Antonio (might have been Valantonio) and his mother, Costanza Pasqualuccio probably died in Trioa in the late 1800’s, but I can find no record of them. I am told that Antonia Lizzi, Antonio Caputo, and Costanza Pasqualuccio are buried in the graveyard of the church in Trioa. Can you help find the information on these three ancestors of mine? Many thanks.

    • Carol says:

      Dear Eugene,

      My Great Grandfather, Alfonso Caputo was also from Troia, and I believe he was probably born some time in the mid 19th century, so we might be related. My Grandmother was Carmella Caputo. I don’t know my great Grandmother’s name. Perhaps Antonia Lizzi is my Great Grandmother too. I do know that my Grandmother (Carmella) was born in July, 1893 and that her mother died when she was only 18 months old. Thereafter, her Father remarried and she had a number of step brothers (Jack & Al) & a step-sister, Eleanor. Carmella was my Mother’s mother. She and my Grandfather, Joseph Donvito were married in Allegheny county, PA in 1913. I am the daughter of Nick & Anne (Donvito) Crimi. My Mother’s family was originally from the Pittsburgh area, but they migrated to Akron, Ohio in the 1920’s. My Brother Richard & I are looking for family history. If you were able to obtain any information, please let me know. Thank you.

  18. Fred says:

    My grandfather Biagio Lizzi b. 1888, my great grandfather Arturo Lizzi b.1859, and great, great grandfather Biagio Lizzi were born in Troia. I will be visiting Troia and would love to know what offices in troia I should visit and their addresses. I would like to know if any relatives still are there. my great granmother name is Antonia del Vecchio & she came to America but why she did not use Lizzi name? What cemeteries in Troia have Lizzi graves especially Biagio & Grazia Lizzi my great great grandparents. thanks.

    • Sarah says:

      Fred! My grandmother’s maiden name was Lizzi. I believe her father was Gabriel Lizzi born in Foggia around 1889, married to a Lydia Iacavone(sp). From what I could find, he came to the US around 1912. Trying to find any information I can as all connection was lost with that side of the family decades before I was born. Maybe we’re distant cousins? Feel free to contact me!

    • Cristen says:

      My great grandfather was Giovanni Lizzi (known later in the US as John Joseph Litzie) – born in Troia in 1893. He married Anna (Ann) Polizzo. He immigrated to the US in 1897. I cannot find any information on who his parents were. Any leads?

    • ROSE says:

      Hi Fred. It is common in Italy that the woman use their Madigan name. My ancestors on both side of my family come from Troia and my grandmother surname is, Lizzi even though she married a Rotundi