Genealogy in Chieti

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Chieti, 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 Chieti registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Chieti. As more your surname is common in Chieti, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Chieti 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 Chieti 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 Chieti, or if you have questions regarding your family in Chieti, 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 Chieti area will reply to you


30 Messages to “Genealogy in Chieti”
  1. Brandy says:

    My grandfather was ANTONIO SCURCI from Chieti, born May 17, 1882. I am looking for familiar in Italy. He was married to Carmen Marie Santillo. Thank you. Grazie mille! (I am traveling to Italy in June 2018)

  2. Alisa says:

    I am researching the Ricci family and the DelConte family who came from Chieti. The DelConte’s were from Rocco Monte Piano. The Ricci’s from another town, Not sure. My Granfather, Luigi DelConte’s father was Stephano and Mother Annandonio Mattiolo. That is as far back as I have information. The Ricci family— Dionino Ricci was my grandfather. He married Elisa Santorino from Miori, near Naples. I know little about Dionino. He was a carpenter by trade. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  3. Lois says:

    I am wondering if I have any relatives living in Chieti. My grandfather was Luigi Zuccarini and my father was Amerigo Zuccarini. My grandfather married Giovanni Mecomonecco. I have a letter from my dad’s cousin, Mario Zuccarini, written in 1948. The letterhead is Giovanni Zuccarini ; Chieti
    Premiato Laboratorio Lavori in Cemento. It lists many awards the company won in the 1930’s.

    Thank you!

  4. Linda says:

    I am looking for information on my paternal grandfather, Carlo Carmen Manzi, born in Gessopalena in the 1880s. I need a copy of his birth certificate in order to apply for Italian citizenship. If unavailable, I am looking for information on my maternal grandparents, Nicola Torrese and Angiolina De Palma Torrese. Nicola Torrese was born in Canosa Sannita in 1886. Angiolina was born in 1888, but may have been born in Salerno. A marriage record would be wonderful as well, or at least where I can find these records. Grazia! Linda Manzi

  5. Jed says:


    I am looking for information on my great great grandfather Giovanni Bandiera born 1863 in Guardiagrele. He was a stone mason and he married Maria Di Bello from neighboring Pennapiedimonte. I can trace her family back many generations in Pennapiedimonte but I cannot find out much about Giovanni. I know his father was a senator for the Kingdom of Italy and family lore was that he was related to the Bandiera Brothers. Anyone who may have an idea where I can find more information or who has information on the Bandiera family in that area please let me know.

  6. Roxxie says:

    I am trying to locate any possible family on my Grand Fathers side of the family. He was born in Rapino Chieti on March 23, 1889 and immigrated to the US at around age 16 or 18 not really sure I forgot to be honest. His trade was Shoemaker here in the States but Cobbler in Italy. He was a short little man about 4 ft 10 inches tall. He married Amelia Pellagrama she was 6 ft tall and very elegant looking and had a identicle twin sister. A cousin of mine had all the family history we found out that both of our grand parents were actually adopted so to be honest if this is so we have no idea what the last names were and in that case we do not know anything else about family.

  7. Darcy says:

    I am looking for my maternal great, great grandmother. Her name was Filomea Deremis (we think), she was born in the 1800s in Chieti and married Felipe Aurite or Auriti. We believe she had three daughters (Rosine, Marietta and Angelina). We would love to get some information on either of them.
    Would love to hear from anyone who has information.

  8. Sergio says:

    Buon giorno, sono argentino, mío nonno Basilio Taraborrelli è nato a Chieti, il 06 ottobre, 1910, suo padre era Giusseppe e sua madre Angelantonia Bucciarelli. Mi piacerebbe avere dei dati in cui hanno vissuto in modo che possa visitare in futuro. Grazie mille.

  9. Patti says:

    Looking for information on Rocco Zecca born 1872 in Buechiauro. Married to Mary Delabio born 1869. Rocco is my grt grand father. I believe my 2x grt grand father is Nicholas Zecca born Apr 27,1872 Chieti. Nicholas married Anna Paravia. Any help appreciated.

  10. Doug says:

    Trying to find information on my grandfathe Angelo Luciani and his ancestry. He was born on 2 Auguest 1894 in Cheiti. I beleive he had a brother named Alfredo and many sisters. Your help would be much appreciated.

  11. Mary says:

    My grandfather Fiore Colangelo was from Salle, Chieti, Italy and he left to come to the USA on November 18. 1911 on the ship Moltke leaving Naples. I am interested in tracing my italian roots and always wondered why my name on my birth certificate is Colangello, instead of Colangelo. My mother told me that he moved to Manhattan and then married my grandmother Julia, but I never knew her last name. In the USA, he passed away, and I do not know where he is buried. Thank you for your help and assistance in this search.

  12. Joe says:

    I am looking for official birth records for my Great Grand Father his name was Orazio Mastrovincenzo Born 9/9/1896 and left Italy in 1913. All records say he was born in “Castiglione” but I have no idea which one. His Passenger Manifest says “Southern Italy” so I’m hoping someone maybe has info or can help me find some. He had a brother named Luigi and I think his fathers name was Giuseppe not sure of his Mother’s name, yet.

  13. Dana says:

    I am looking for info on Nicolantonia Talone who was born in Roccascalegna,Chieti,Italy in 1875 or 1877 He left for the US on 4/28/1900 from Casoli> He may have fled Italy. Could have had a criminal record. Looking for any and all info.

  14. Leslie says:

    I am looking for help with tracing the genealogy of my Great Grandfather’s family. I believe he was born in Chieti. His name was Giuseppe Ciammaichella. He won the Medal of Honor in Italy and was a Military policeman. He was born in 1884 and married a woman from Forli del Sannio Italy named Angela Iacavetta born Nov. 18, 1884 in Forli del Sannio. They had 3 children in Italy, Carmen Guerrino Ciammaichella born April 6, 1910; Anthony born 1912 and Ida born 1914.
    Giuseppeimmigrated to the United States in 1913 to Cleveland Ohio, and Angela and the kids stayed in Forli del Sanniountil Giuseppe sent for them and the immigrated in 1921.
    I would appreciate any help with the lineage and genealogy of this line of the Ciammaichella family. Giuseppe could have been born in Chieti or Pescara and I know their are Ciammaichella’s still in that area. Giuseppe was the oldest son and I know land paased to him, but was later signed over to family who stayed in Italy if that helps with the search.

  15. Linda says:

    Looking for information about my grandfather Giuseppe Aceto born 3-2-1894 in Chieti, Italy. I was told he had 10 brothers and sisters but I do not know any of them. If anyone has information, I would greatly appreciate it.

  16. Terry says:

    My grandfather, Patsy Natale, was born January 14, 1872, in the Abruzzo region. We and his brothers came to the USA in the late 1800s. I am trying to locate where he was born and I am not exactly what city he was born in. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

  17. Regena Marie says:

    My grandfather was Guiseppi Palmer Rapposelli born April 2,1887,in Chieti. His father was Luigi Rapposelli born in 1853,in Chieti. His mother was Louisa Romano born in 1860 in Rome,Lazio. I am trying to obtain a copy of their birth certificates.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Regena Marie

  18. Camillo says:

    I am traveling to Rome soon am going to Chieti as well. I am interested in information concerning the Ippolito Family and the Pizii (Pizzi )Family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Jane says:

      Hello Camilo,
      While this note is rather lat, it’s March 2017, I do want you to know I have some info. on one Loretta De Falco who was married to an Ippolito from Teramo. I do not have his name at my disposal right now but would be happy to get you the information if you desire. This Ippolito came to the US around the turn of the century.
      We traveled to Chieti and loved the cities and beautiful green hills.

  19. Assunta says:

    I am looking for records on my fathers family.
    His mother is Assunta Romano from Celano Abruzzo Italy
    His father is Emilio Savina from Avezzano Abruzzo Italy

    All I know about them is they were both dead befor eI was born in 1957. My father says his mother died while he was serving in WWII.

    He immigrated to USA in 1955 but neither of his parents did. How do I go about gathering this information such as birth and death dates, burial places etc

  20. James says:

    I was born in Chieti italty on September 10 1957 . My birth name was Luca Ludovici .. I was placed up for adoption with the catholic committee for refugees and transferred to the USA in 1959.. I am desperately seeking to locate my birth mother .any information I can obtain through this site would be greatly appreciated.

  21. Linda says:

    My great grandfather, Pasquale DiRado from Filetto, Chieti, Italy married Bambina D’Allesandro and the?y had 11 children. I have their names but not their dates of birth and that keeps me from listing our family history. Would it be possible to obtain their dates of birth? The names of the DiRado children were Antonio, Liberata, Concetta, Paolo (Amabile), Rafael, Massimino, Filomena, Vincenzo, Marianina, Elizabeth and Stefano. Please advise how I can obtain these records. Thank you.

  22. Brenda says:

    I am looking for my grandfather’s birth certificate. His original name was Silvino Ottaviano. He was born on January 6th 1899. His parents were Carmine and Mary Ottaviano. Also if there is a marriage certificate of Carmine and Mary.

    Thank you so much. Any information you can share would be most appreciated.

  23. Maranzano says:


    My grandfather, Miguel Maranzano, was born in Italy. I think he was born in the early 1900’s in or near Chieti. As a young man in his early 20’s he moved to Buenos Aires Argentina.

    I’m wondering if you have any information on him?

    Thank you,


  24. Donna says:

    looking for any relation on my grandfathers side His name was Antonio Giuliante born in Chieti 1898 I think Cassoli

  25. Janet says:

    Non parlo Italiano. I have an ancestor, Angelina Luciani born to Rocco Luciani and Antonia Marchione from Manopello, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. She was born 3 September 1895.
    Family rumor is her birth mother died right after giving her birth plus this Angelina was supposedly born to Venetian Royalty.
    How on earth do I find out if this is true or false rumor?

  26. Lucy says:

    I am currently living in Australia. I am trying to obtain my Italian citizenship and require the birth certificates of both my mother and father.

    Both my mother and father were born in Chieti – My mother was born Assunta Anna Maria Di Giovanni and was born 25 November 1936 and my father was born Francesco Maccarone born 12 September 1934.
    Are you able to advise me how I can obtain a copy of both their birth certificates please.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  27. John says:

    My great-grandfather’s name is Rocco Capuzzi. My grandfather’s name is Nicola Capuzzi and he was born 02/05/1888 and I think in Guardiagrele. My grandmother is Filomena DiTommaso who was born 03/11/1891. Her father was Guiseppe DiTommaso and her mother was Antoinetta Finoli. I am trying to obtain my Italian citizenship and need birth records. How can I get these. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  28. Cristina says:


    I am writing you to find out more information about my family on my mother side.

    My grandmother (Concetta CASSIO) was born in Chieti on May 13, 1889. She then married Tomas Apostolo but I have not any other info about him. In my grandmother passport it says she resided at Ari. She came to Argentina in 1912.

    I will be really glad to have any additional information you may provide..

    Thanks and Look forward to hear from you..

    Kind Regards


    • Rosemarie says:

      I am looking for information about my maternal grandmother whose family name was Filomena Valentine (i) born around 1875 in Chieti. She emigrated to USA around 1902 (3). We think she may have married in Abruzzo and had a son; but her husband and child died during an epidemic or an illness. In America, she married Luigi DiPaolo in 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you could, please check his name as well, since we believe he too was born in Chiet. With sincere appreciation!

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