Genealogy in Carunchio

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Carunchio, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Abruzzo and in Chieti province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Carunchio registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Carunchio?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Carunchio


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Carunchio from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Carunchio. As more your surname is common in Carunchio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Carunchio archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Chieti province are:
Angelucci, Bruno, Cinalli, Costantini, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, De Luca, Di Biase, Di Carlo, Di Crescenzo, Di Francesco, Di Giacomo, Di Marco, Di Martino, Di Matteo, Di Nardo, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Prinzio, Di Renzo, Di Santo, Di Stefano, Di Tullio, Di Virgilio, D’Orazio, Esposito, Ferrante, Iezzi, Luciani, Mammarella, Mancini, Marino, Martelli, Menna, Natale, Paolini, Paolucci, Pasquini, Piccirilli, Ranieri, Ricci, Rossi, Salvatore, Tenaglia, Travaglini, Tucci, Zappacosta.

Church archives in Chieti 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 Carunchio and Chieti 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.

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

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.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Carunchio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Carunchio, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to our expert in Carunchio area will reply to you


  1. Irene says:

    My grandmothers maiden name was a Bernice Conti. She married Frank (Ernesto)Sciorra both of Carunchio. I think they made,two voyages having children born in Italy as well as USA. One child Alberto and another Bettina.


  2. Krystle says:

    My mother’s maiden name is Gayle Caruchio. Her father is Carlo J. Carunchio and his father’s name was Michele Carunchio. Someone told me that Michele had parent’s named Carlo Carunchio and Govina Stampone. Michele’s father Carlo died on 17 March 1891 during the sinking of the S.S. Utopia. He had a father named Dominico Carunchio. My grandfather told me that the family is from Fraine, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy.

    I was wondering if our last name had anything to do with the city of Carunchio, and if you could help my family and I find further information about greater ancestors.

    Thank you.


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