I'm new to the group, and I'm researching the Ponticelli name.
My name is Ralph Ponticelli, and my great-great grand parents
Antonio Ponticelli and Giovanna Amadio, were married in
Avvocata, but there were at least three of their children that
were born in Gaeta.
Ponticelli has been spelled many ways. It was usually spelled
Ponticelli, or with an "e", "o", or "a" at the end. There were some
unusual spellings, Pinticelli, Ponticella, and Pinticello, and
sometimes there was an "h" or a "d" thrown in the middle.
I'm sure you've experienced the same. The way I look at it, it
was up to the scribe who documented their name.
I have the birth records of, what I believe to be the last three
children born in Gaeta, and I thought it would be a good idea
to send for a "Certificato dello Stato di Famiglia". I'm hoping
this certificate would provide me with information on the entire
Now after that verbose introduction, I was wondering if anyone
has sent for this document? If you have what was the address
and possibly the cost?
And by the way, is anyone familiar with the name Ponticelli.