Biccari (Province Foggia) Italy

1 Mar

Many surnames in Biccari have roots that extend into the 1500s in that town. Luckily, church records do exist, so that extensive genealogical research is possible.  Civil records are available for 1809-1829.  The 1746 census of Biccari (Catasto Onciario) survives at the regional archives in Naples, Italy.  The Pallante Center can arrange for this to be searched.  It will show the head of the family, his age and occupation, his wife’s name and age, list of children’s names and ages, and also will indicate other household members, such as a parent  (with a mother’s maiden surname and notation if she is a widow), and also if a sibling of the head of the family is living in the same household.  It can help you see the big picture in the mid 1700s and how many families with your surname existed then.  Surname spellings may have changed as people emigrated out to various new lands.  It is important to consider alternate spellings when researching ship records, census and other records outside of Italy.  Often if the immigrant was not literate, they just kept the spelling as it was written for them in the new location.  Sometimes they went with a new spelling on purpose because they thought it would help them fit in better in their new homeland.  The Pallante Center has put together many Biccari family trees.  We are currently working on the Basile family, who immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

8 Responses to “Biccari (Province Foggia) Italy”

  1. Franco Tudisco December 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I am your relative. Was in Biccari, dec 2013. Have Robert contact me on 23 and me and I will send you pictures of the elaborate crypts.-Franco disco

  2. Debora May 29, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Do you have a date of birth for a particular person, and parents names? I can easily have baptism records searched all the way back into the 1500s. Also my office in Italy can submit a request for a marriage record search to the town hall. Perhaps the flat rate for a month long research session might be better for you with all these different surnames involved. Please respond with research details to my email box:

  3. debora May 29, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    The surname shows up in the town of Troia (Province Foggia) and the town of Foggia. This may or may be where your ancestor was born, as people have moved around some in the past 100 years. Do you have your family line documented up until the immigrant ancestor? What is the source of your info that the family was from the area of Foggia?

  4. Dawnmarie Arthur-Malaspina May 28, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    Anyone have any info. on what part of Foggia the Sepielli family hailed from??

  5. JoanieXYZ May 28, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Any information about the Tumolo/Tummolo, Checchia, Bonelli, Di Cicco, Braca or Iammarino families from Biccari? I have been to the town twice. My grandfather immigrated to Philadelphia from Biccari in 1901.

  6. Donato Marino May 5, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Donato Marino was born in Biccari we moved to Philadelphia Pa in 1967 with my parients Francesco and Rosa Marino and 2 sisters

  7. Anonymous March 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    My Last name is DeBiccari

  8. mike D'Imperio February 20, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    my great grandmom was a Basile came to philly in 1895

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: