List of Surnames

Having entered more than 15,000 individuals into a Family Tree Maker database, with information gathered from the town’s vital records, many last names proved to be very common in the history of Baselice. The names that I now think of as Baselice names include:

  • Agostinelli
  • Alfieri
  • Angiolillo
  • Antonelli
  • Anzuino
  • Apicella
  • Barbato
  • Basile
  • Basilone
  • Bianco
  • Bibbo/Bibbona
  • Biscardi
  • Bisceglia
  • Boccamazzo
  • Boffa
  • Borrillo
  • Bozza
  • Brancaccio
  • Branzzano
  • Buontempo
  • Calzone
  • Canonico
  • Capobianco
  • Capozzi/Capozzo
  • Capuano
  • Caruso
  • Casamassa
  • Castelluccio
  • Cece
  • Cernese
  • Chiusolo
  • Ciello
  • Cilenti
  • Cimaglia
  • Cinelli
  • Ciotti
  • Circello
  • Ciusolo
  • Civetta
  • Cocca
  • Colandrea
  • Colarusso
  • Colasanto
  • Colella
  • Colucci
  • Cormano
  • Corvino
  • Corvito
  • Costantino
  • d’Agostino
  • d’Alessandro
  • d’Andrea
  • d’Angelico
  • d’Arcangelo
  • d’Ariano
  • deBellis/deBello
  • delCavo
  • deLellis/deLella
  • delGrosso
  • delPrete
  • deLuca/diLuca
  • delVecchio
  • deMathia/deMatteis
  • dePaulis
  • deSanto
  • diConna
  • diCosmo
  • diIura
  • diNonno
  • diPalma
  • diPaola
  • diRienzo
  • diSalvio
  • d’Onofrio
  • Emanuele
  • Facchiano
  • Falso
  • Fanzo
  • Favarella
  • Ferella
  • Ferrannina
  • Ferraro
  • Ferro
  • Filippone
  • Finelli
  • Forte
  • Fortunato
  • Fusco
  • Galante
  • Galasso
  • Genovese
  • Giampieri
  • Gianquitto
  • Giglio
  • Giorgio
  • Giovinetto
  • Giusto
  • Graziano
  • Guarriello
  • Iacobaccio
  • Iadanza
  • Ialletruso
  • Iamarino
  • Iammucci
  • Iampietro
  • Ianigro
  • Iannello/Iannillo
  • Iapozzuto
  • Iarossi
  • Iavasile
  • Ielardi
  • Intorcia
  • Italiano
  • Iuliano
  • Izzo
  • Lantella
  • Lapastoressa
  • Lembo
  • Leone
  • Lepore
  • Lombardo
  • Longo
  • Luciano
  • Lupo
  • Maddalena
  • Maesto
  • Maffeo
  • Mancini
  • Marenzo
  • Marinelli
  • Marino
  • Martucci
  • Marucci
  • Marzullo
  • Mascia
  • Mastrocinque
  • Mattia
  • Mazzone
  • Moccia
  • Montagano
  • Montanino
  • Morelli
  • Morrone
  • Mucci
  • Musto
  • Nista
  • Orlando
  • Pacifico
  • Pallotta
  • Palmieri
  • Palumbo
  • Paolozza
  • Paolucci
  • Parisi
  • Pecora
  • Pedicino
  • Petrillo
  • Petroccia
  • Petruccelli
  • Pettorossi
  • Pietrorenzo
  • Pilla
  • Pinto
  • Pirchio
  • Pisciotti
  • Pompeo
  • Pozella
  • Priore
  • Pupillo
  • Quattrocchi
  • Rajola
  • Recchia
  • Ricci
  • Ruggiero
  • Russo
  • Sacco
  • Sagliocca
  • Sanchelli
  • Scrocca
  • Silvestro
  • Spinelli
  • Stravato
  • Summonte
  • Tagliaferro
  • Tambascia
  • Tedesco
  • Toro
  • Torselli
  • Tosto
  • Tresca
  • Turro
  • Vaturro
  • Velardo
  • Verdone
  • Verdura
  • Viola
  • Virgilio
  • Zaccarino
  • Zarrelli
  • Zeoli/Zeolla/Zeuli
  • Ziccardi

37 thoughts on “List of Surnames”

  1. Josh Massie said:

    Diann, I see that you have quite a few Zeuli/Zeoli family members in Baselice, Benevento. Is it possible that some of the Zeuli/Zeoli family moved to San Giorgio La Montagna (now called San Giorgio del Sannio) from Baselice and then eventually left Italy through Naples to New York?

    Here are the family names who immigrated to New York through Naples:
    John’s Zeuil (born in Italy about 1862 per 1920 US Census) + Pasquaine (born in Italy about 1862 per US 1920 Census) = Pasquale/Patrick John “Patsy” Zeuli, Charlie Zeuli (born in Italy about 1898 per 1920 US Census), and Antonette Zeuil (born in Italy about 1901 per 1920 US Census)

    Patsy Zeuli (born 1895 in Naples, Italy per his US WWII registration, immigrated to New York about 1904 per 1930 US Census)

    Below is my wife’s great-grandfather’s uncle immigration records from 1901:
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    Giovenale Zeuli
    Arrival Date: 13 Apr 1901
    Birth Year: abt 1863
    Age: 38
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
    Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Citta di Torino
    Residence: San Georgio La Montagna

    I have to assume that John, his wife, and his brother were all from San Giorgio La Montagna, Benevento.

    If you have any records matching the above names or you can point me to someone with Zeuil family in San Giorgio La Montagna, please let me know.

    Also, I came across someone researching back in 2009 the surnames of Benevento from the late 1800s and early 1900s for a book. The Zeuli/Zeoli surname was listed. Do you happen to have a copy of that book or know where I can get one?

    Thank you in advance for your help!


    • Hi, Josh. I’m not aware of the book you described, but I found a couple of resources for you. If you type Zeuli in the Cognome box at, it shows that the name comes from several towns within Campania – maybe even several towns within the province of Benevento. At least into the late 1800s it was very uncommon for families to move out of their home town (one of my families is an exception to that rule, however), unless a man married a woman from another town. He would then move to his wife’s town. So maybe your wife’s family had been from San Giorgio la Montagna for generations.

      The Mormon Church’s Family History Center does have microfilm of vital records for your town from 1809-1860 (same as they do for Baselice). This is a long URL, but at*%2C0%2C0&titleno=486759&disp=Registri+dello+stato+civile+di+San+Giorg++ you can get the numbers you would need to order any of the rolls from your closest Family History Center, and you can view the film at their location. Maybe you can zero in on your wife’s family and piece a few relatives together. You can go here to see where there is a center nearest to you:

      Also, don’t overlook checking the Italian white pages for people with that name who may still live in that city: I found someone still living in my grandfather’s house, and his last name is the same as my grandfather’s mother. I have to write to him!


  2. I just added several more Baselice names to this list. Two of the names that are closest to me (Iamarino and Pilla) originated in the neighboring town of Colle Sannita, but some men moved to Baselice when they married, and raised their families there.

  3. a.ziccardi said:

    Looking for my gr.g pas father and mothers names…his name was domenicantonio ziccardi..born 1869…his wife marianna zampino…salerno area…thanks a ziccardi.

  4. Hi, A. Ziccardi. To trace your ancestors it’s incredibly important to know exactly which town they came from. Did Domenicantonio Ziccardi leave Italy for another country? And if not, did any of his children emigrate? You need to find an immigration record – a ship manifest – that’s late enough to show the person’s hometown. If they came to America in the 1890s, the ship manifest would probably not include their hometown, but if they came in the 1900s, it most likely will.

    The town I researched does have Ziccardi’s, but the records that I documented end with 1860, so your great grandfather is too young for that cut-off date.


  5. Olivia Fisher said:

    I’m somewhere along the Piscotti line.

  6. Gelyn Montanino said:

    Hey there, my great grandparents lived in Baselice with the name Montanino. My last name is Montanino as well. I’m not sure if my Grandfather was born there before they took a ship to Jamestown, but his name is Leonard Montanino. Do you have much info on this surname?

    Love the site, thank you.

  7. Annette Petruccello Melice Whitlock said:

    I am trying to find my maternal grandfather, Leonard Petruccello, born in 1905 in Baselice and immigrated to the US (through Ellis Island) in 1923.

  8. Annette Petruccello Melice Whitlock said:

    I could not find him on the Ellis Island link but I am surw that is him. His mother was Filomena Fusco and his dad was Antonio. I would appreciate any links you can provide. Thanks. Annette

    • Annette, I grabbed the ship manifest from Your grandfather is on line 17 on these two pages:

      My research has 2 or 3 people named Antonio Maria Petruccelli who could be your great grandfather, but again, there’s no way to be sure.

      It’s frustrating to have this gap between the 1809-1860 vital records and the immigrants to America. And it doesn’t help that there were a lot of Petruccelli’s in Baselice.


      • Annette Whitlock said:

        Thank you so much. That is him! I knew the year he came but not the name of the ship. His last name was also changed from Petruccelli to Petruccello for some odd reason.   From: Families of BaseliceSent: Friday, December 16, 2016 10:15 AMTo: annette.whitlock@gmail.comReply To: Families of BaseliceSubject: [New comment] List of Surnames

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  9. Patricia Macchiarolo said:

    What can you tell me about Baron Petrucelli? My husband’s Macchiarolo family (from Colle Sannita) worked for him, including in the kitchen. They were with him in the latter part of the 19th century. I’ve not been able to find a website that gives any info about the good baron. THANKS!

    • Patricia, unfortunately the vital records that I documented don’t contain any stories or background information. It’s all names, dates and occupations. What was the Baron’s first name? It’s hard for me to look him up without his first name.

  10. Patricia Macchiarolo said:

    My husband’s grandparents, Nicole Macchiarolo and Antoniamaria Basilone were married in Chiesa S. Leonardo Abate on 9 August 1908.

  11. Elle Dewey said:


    I have been looking for years for records regarding my great-great-grandparents, and their parents. The main surname is Iavasile. I know that Pietro Iavasile, my grate-great-grandfather, was from Santa Croce del
    Sannio. Also, I have not been able to find records of his wife Maria/e Corbo. If you have any record of them or know of anything I would be very thankful.

    Thank you!

  12. Hello
    My name is Joe and I was born in Brazil. I am looking for my Italian great-grandfather who immigrated to Brazil around 1888. After years of research I managed to locate his marriage in Brazil and then connecting evidences I found this person that I believe may be my great-grandfather.
    Being a very common name, I would like to know how to get more informations about him. What should i do? Much obliged.

  13. George Iacobaccio said:

    Hello DiAnn, my name is Giorgio(George) Iacobaccio – DOB 28/4/1968, I was wondering if you can please help me with my family tree. My parents Giovanni Iacobaccio – DOB 31/3/1925 & my mother Concetta Iacobaccio(maiden name was Pestello – DOB 5/3/1926. As far as I know they both were born in Colle Sannita, Italy and married there. They migrated seperately to Melbourne, Australia between 1960-1965 I think. I am pretty sure my fathers parents were called Pasquale and Maria, my mothers parents, Serafino and Grazia or Graziella. They left behind parents and siblings but am struggling to find out much about any of my grandaprents, great grandparents, siblings, etc. if you can please help with any information about my parents lives in Italy, my grandparents, uncles and unties, etc it would be much appreciated. Or if you can show me in what direction to look. I know I also have relatives who migrated to Argentina, Canada, USA and obviously Australia, would reall love to peace everybody together. Thank you in advance, George

    • Ciao, George. The available documents for Colle Sannita won’t iniclude your parents. No births after 1915 are available, and modern-day marriages are available from 1931-1942. Your parents would have been too young. I will try to find your grandparents’ documents. I have a distant Iacobaccio cousin in Argentina. If I can find your grandparents, I may find that you and I are related.

    • George, no luck. There were zero Serafino Iacobaccio’s born in Colle Sannita between 1875-1904. There were a few Pasquales, but none that married a Maria. I checked neighboring towns of Baselice, Circello, and Sant’Angelo a Cupolo with no luck.

      I have 2 suggestions. 1. If you can possibly come up with maiden names for your grandmothers, I can search for them. 2. Contact Alessandro Bovino for a free consultation. He’s a Benevento-based Italian genealogy researcher.

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