Genealogy in Crecchio

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Suzanne says:

    I am looking for information about my husband’s family who are believed to be from Crecchio, Chieti Italy. His grandfather was Salvatore Martelli, born in 1883 and his grandmother was Giacinta Cantoli, born 1889. Does anyone have information about either of those families in Crecchio? Thank you

  2. Tony says:


    I am looking for some information on my grandmother, her name was Cristina paolini and I believe she passed away during the war in 1941. Her husband was giustino gaspari and they had 7 children. Is there any photo record of her at the crecchio commune ie possibly on an identity card. I believe she was buried at crecchio cemetery. I would be grateful for any information

    Tony io parlo Italiano grazie

  3. Mary says:

    My grandfather was born about 1896 in Crecchio. His name is Guistino Graziano. I know his mothers name was Maria Rosa DeGuale. I’m not sure what his fathers name is, possibly Lorenzo Graziano but I’m not sure. No proof of that name. He had two brothers Angelo Graziano born about 1889 and Pasquale Graziano born about 1883. There’s possibly more brothers Nicola and Tommasso, but not sure about them. My grandfather was a twin. Not sure if the twin was a girl or boy and what happened to his twin. I love to know who his family is and if there is any ancestors in the Crecchio area.
    Grazia Mary

    • Richard says:


      I am a grandson of Angelo Graziano a brother of your grandfather. I am also involved in some genealogical research. From what I can tell there were indeed five brothers as you suspected. I have two versions of their father’s name. One from a related family tree indicates that it was Lorenzo. Another from the death certificate of the oldest brother, Pasquale says his father was Angelo Antonio and his mother listed as Marie Rose Degali Would love to share information.

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