Genealogy in Lama dei Peligni

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Lama dei Peligni?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Lama dei Peligni


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

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

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


8 Messages to “Genealogy in Lama dei Peligni”
  1. Connie says:

    I was just directed to see if the Simeone name originated in Lama…I don’t see it listed…it is not listed in Guardiagele either I sent a fax to the honorable mayor but no reply….she or husband is DiFabrizio and that name is in my gene list. Our family names are Francesco Simeone/Concetta Coco. I hope to complete the history soon.

    A cousin was born in San Martino but I didn’t research that yet

    Any help would be appreciated. Lama has a very great webpage but those youngsters probably don’t know about the origin names in 1800 Thank you

  2. kathryn says:

    I have reason to believe I am related to a Maria Giuseppina Angelucci from Lama dei Peligni.

    Was there a Giuseppina/Maria Giuseppina Angelucci born in Lama dei Peligni, Italy on 20 Aug 1884?

    Basically, I am a descendant of a Josephine Angelucci and I can’t seem to find any information on where she is from, except a passenger manifest from the time she immigrated from Italy with a woman named Maria Gppa Angelucci listed. According to the manifest, this woman had a final destination point of where I know Josephine lived, and the manifest lists her age as either 23 or 28 (it’s hard to read) but my ancestor would have been 23 at the time. So, it seems like this may be the same person. It also lists a brother named Tomasso as someone she would be living with.

    I can’t find any more info though.

  3. Joan says:

    Hi, I am looking for information about Giacomo di Gianfrancesco . He married Rosa DiLallo and had a family of 4 children in Lama dei Peligini.
    He died during WW2.
    His son Domenico di Gianfrancesco immigrated into Australia 1952 as did many Italian people.
    Any information about the DiLallo and Gianfrancesco family in Lama dei Peligni. Who were the parents, grandparents, sibblings, etc.

    Any information would be very appreciated
    Good Hunting,

    • Domenico Di Gianfrancesco says:

      hi, I’m a member of the family Di Gianfrancesco of Lama dei Peligni. In 1996 I started a long family history research by which I built our family tree until the 15th century . I knew this branch of the Australian but I was able to track down anyone. I am ready to send you the tree in pdf format for free . Obviously I appreciate it if I did know who you are first .

  4. Laura says:

    I am searching for information on my Great-Grandparents who were both from Lama Dei Peligni. They both came to the United States in the early 1900’s but not as a married couple. My Great Grandfather’s name was Michele Di Antonio Masciarelli and he was a widow. He was born on March 8, 1871 and he first traveled to the U.S. in 1898. Apparently, he made several trips back and forth until 1907. My Great Grandmother’s name was Maria Saveria Cianfarra born January 20, 1879 and she also was married previously before coming to the U.S. She had a daughter in Italy named Amelia. My family members have all passed away and there is great mystery with my ancestors. There is no written records of the parents of either one of my Great Grandparents. Any information would be much appreciated.

    • Margaret says:

      Hello, my friend has the same surname her in Lama and her father still lives here. I will ask her next time I have coffee.

  5. Bass says:


    Firtly congratulations on a wonderful site. Wish I had discovered it earlier. My name is Bassino (Bass) Santarelli and I was born in Taranta Peligna. I migrated to Australia with my mother in 1956 to Australia and have lived here ever since.

    I am looking for information on my family from Lama dei Peligni and Civitella. My grandfather Vincenzo Conicella was born in Lama in 1911 and died in Australia in 1994. I know his parents (my great grandparents) were Cesidio Conicella (1878-?) and Maria Saveria Conicella (1884-?). Cesidio’s parents (my great great grandparents) were Vincenzo Conicella and Ciriaca Gianfrancesco. Vincenzo’s parents (my great great great grandparents) were Antonio Conicella and Pasqua ???.

    My grandmother, Daria Mastrippolito, was born in Civitella in 1912 and died in Australia in 1982. Her parents (my great grandparents) were Giustino Mastrippolito and Eusebia Di Martino (1883-?). Giustino’s parents (my great great grandparents) were Emidio Mastrippolito and Giovina ???. Eusebia’s parents (my great great grandparents)were Carmine Di Martino and Crocefisso ???.

    As you can see I do not have very much information about my grandmother’s family and am missing many dates from both families. Any information or directions for me to further research would be most welcome.


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