Genealogy in Lettopalena

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


7 Messages to “Genealogy in Lettopalena”
  1. Conchita says:

    Buongiorno dalla città del Messico, cerco di comunicare con la signora Maria Ines Masciantonio residente Lettopalena. Non so il suo nome da sposata. Si chiede il vostro aiuto per contattarla. Grazie mille.

  2. Gary says:

    My Grandfather was Michael DiMuzio his parents were from Lettopalena. I was wondering if there are any remaining relatives there?

  3. Patricia says:

    My father Dante Rossetti was born in lettopelena in 1918 to Assunta Tempesta Rossetti and Edmond Rossetti who also had Sisto, Guido, Romeo, Edmond, Dora and Gilda Rossetti. The family immigrated to the US sometime in the 1920’s and ended up in Pittsburgh, PA.
    Any information on the Rossetti family would be greatly appreciated.

    • Janet says:

      My husband, Giuseppe (now Joe)Rossetti immigrated to the U.S. with his parents, who were from Lettopalena 60+years ago. What sort of information are you seeking? we are planning to visit Lettopalena this fall.

    • Patricia says:

      Any information on the Rossetti family would be great. Assunta Temesta immigrated to the United States in the 1920’s. My father Dante was with her.

    • Marilyn says:

      I believe that your Rosetti family may be related to my grandmother. Her name was Gioconda Rosetti. She married a DeNoble from Lettopolena and came to America in the late 1800’s. They were in Pennsylvania for a while, then moved to Ohio. I also have family in Pittsburgh, but am not sure of the connection. As a child, we visited a Sisto Rosetti, near Washington D.C. I also had an Aunt Theresa that I believe was my grandmother’s sister.

  4. Harry Faulk says:

    I would like to know if there is anyone living in Lettopalena with the surname of Falcocchio.

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