Genealogy in Castel Frentano

If you search your ancestors in Castel Frentano, Abruzzo, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Abruzzo and in Chieti province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Castel Frentano registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castel Frentano from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castel Frentano. As more your surname is common in Castel Frentano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castel Frentano 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.

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

S. STEFANO PROTOMARTIRE – Largo della Chiesa

If you have the opportunity to visit Castel Frentano 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Castel Frentano just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Castel Frentano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Janice says:

    I’m trying to locate records for my husband’s grandfather and his family. Camillo Di Marco born in 1886 to Carmine/Carmenuch Di Marco born 1857. Camillo and a brother Stefano emigrated to the US. Camillo in 1910 and Stefano before that. Stefano returned to Italy during WWII and then emigrated to Canada.

  2. Lynn says:

    We are trying to locate records for my husband’s grandfather, Giuseppe Cavacini born in Castel Frentano on 7 October 1894. I have names of other Cavacinis in the area and would like to send information to determine if related and meet them in September 2017. Thanks for any help you can be.

  3. Crystal says:

    Looking for information on my husbands family. His great grandfather was born in Castle Frentano, 5 Jan 1888 Nic (Nicola) Silvestri. Have suspected parents names of Antonio Silvestri (family lore says he fled due to some crime) mother is Maria. Nic came to US as a teenager alone.

  4. Aldo says:

    Hi I’m trying to get my birth certificate (Aldo Cipollone) I was born in Castel Frentano my father was Gaetano Cipollone and Mother Gina cipollone (Gina DeLoretto) if no certificate then the date of birth would be nice thank you
    Kind Regards

  5. Nanci says:

    I would like to locate birth certificate records for my great grandmother and great grandfather. Hope you can help. I am also interested in finding out anything I can about their families (mothers, fathers, siblings, etc).

    – Filomena Scaglione (b 1888)
    – Mauro Massimini (b 1884)

    • Patricia says:

      I am just checking out some ancestry information and noticed your message. My grandfather was Raffaele Massimini (June 4,1884). He traveled to America and settled in Coraopolis, PA near Pittsburgh around 1920. I will be visiting Castel Frentano on June 19, 2017. I am 72 years old. Have you heard from any Massimini family still in Castel Frentano?

  6. Veronica says:


    I’m trying to obtain marriage certificates and birth records for my grandfather and his parents. Everybody came from Castel Frentano, Chieti. I know my grandfather Domenico Valerio Date of Birth:04/16/1906. His fathers name is Tomaso Valerio and his mother is Lucia Rulli. My grandfather travelled to USA in 1920 with his father Tomaso and both were deported back to Italy. My grandfather then immigrated to Argentina and started a family there. When my grandfather landed at Ellis Island in New York,in 1920 Tomaso listed he had a brother in law, Domenico DiLoreto, my grandfathers uncle on his mothers side, already living in Pennsylvania USA. I’m trying to find this family and since there are so many Diloretos in Pennsylvania, I was hoping I could link the family I found in Pennsylvania, to my grandfathers mother. Thank you for your help.

  7. peggy sparks says:

    I am trying to locate birth certificates for my grandmother,maria Silverii (could be Silveria) and grandfather,Andrea Vitelli,both from Castel Frentano. Maria came to the United States with her sister-in-law,Camilla Vitelli,also from Castel Frentano. Is there a civil office I can write to in order to check birth records? Maria may have married Andrea before she came to the US so there may be a marriage record.

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