Genealogy in Montazzoli

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Montazzoli 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 Montazzoli. As more your surname is common in Montazzoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Montazzoli 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 Montazzoli 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 Montazzoli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montazzoli, 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 Montazzoli area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Carrie says:

    Looking for my great grandfather’s parents names. My great father name was Nicola Perrucci, he was born 5 May 1887 in Montazzoli, Italy. He emigrated from Montazzoli to Scotch Plains NJ in 1911. He married Laurina Di Prospero who was born in 1888 in Montazzoli. Her parents were Mariangela and Francesco Di Prospero. I don’t know Mariangela’s maiden name. Any information would be most helpful.

  2. Bob says:

    My grandfather’s name was Nicola Mancini. He emigrated from Montazzoli to Scotch Plains NJ around 1915, along with many others, such as the Appezzatos. I am interested in finding out more about his family and their history in the region

  3. Del nero says:

    Looking for informations about my granfather nane DEL NERO ir DEL NEGRO

  4. Maria says:

    Sou filha de Paolo Di Nizo e Giuseppina del Roio, tidos nascemos em Montazzoli, de onde saimos em junhode 1954 em direcao a Sao Paulo Brasil.
    Gostaria de saber minha arvore genealogica e ter os nomes de meus antepassados.
    Os pais de Paolo sao Maria di Fiori e Pasquale di Nizo.
    Os pais de Giuseppina sao Rosa de Fiori e Federico Del Roio.
    Me mande logo noticias. Obrigado.

    • Rodrigo says:

      Olá Maria,
      Eu me chamo Rodrigo, e vivo em São Paulo capital. Meus antepassados vieram de Montazzoli.
      Minha bizavó se chamava Maria Di Fiore, e estou procurando dados sobre ela também. Não sei se são a mesma pessoa, mas não custa tentar….
      Minha Bizavó Maria Di Fiore foi casada com meu Bisavô Giovanni Di Francesco. Tempos depois que meu avô Giuseppe nasceu, Giovanni e Giuseppe vieram para o Brasil e deixaram Maria na Itália.Não sei quando vieram para cá e nem em qual vapor.
      Estou atrás dessas informações para montar a minha arvore também.
      Até Breve!

  5. paul says:

    My grandfather’s name was Nicolo DiFrancesco. He and his brother Donato emigrated from Montazzoli to Scotch Plains NJ around 1917, along with many others, such as the Ferraras, DiNizio, Checcios and Appezzatos. I am interested in finding out more about his family and the history of the region in general.

    • Jason says:

      Do you know the names of Nicola Di Francescos parents and grandparents. Montazzoli only released records from 1810 to 1899. If you can go bast 1899 i van can find records

  6. Jeanne says:

    My grandmothers name is Laurina DiNizo and she married a C. Monaco

  7. Cecilia says:

    Hola ! Mis abuelos malvina appezzato y corinto apezzato junto con mis bisabuelis de parte de mi abuela vinieron a la argentina despues de la 2da guerra mundial. Ellos vivian en el pueblo deMontazzoli .tambien vinieron con mis tios joshefina appezzato y romano appezzato ambo niños en ese gustariabm ponerme en contacto con alguien del pueblo ya que probablemente tenga primos ya que mi abuelo tenia una hermana luisa appezzato.les agradezco culquier informacion.o si hay alguna pagina de facebook del pueblo o pagina web

  8. Candace says:

    I understand my great grandmother came from Montazzoli. Her name was Grace Regina Cesarini (? I have found a few different spellings of her last name)born in February 1860. She married Emil DiMinni (later changed to Rose in the United States) from Fraine. I am hoping to visit Montazzoli this summer. Anyy information you have on her would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Jason says:

      Hi. Grazia Cesarini was born May 5, 1856, baptized May 6 in Montazzoli. father Giovanni, mother Carmela Del Negro
      She had a sister Filomena born 1864 in Carunchio to Giovanni and Carmela Del Negro. She married in Montazzoli April 22 1885 to Luigi Mena (b Atessa) his parents were Filippo and Antonia Di Tonto


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