Genealogy in Monteferrante

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Hila says:

    I am the Grandaughter of Evandro Sulmonetti who came to New York in 1908. My goal is the same as yours. Maybe we are related?Good luck finding the family.

  2. nara says:

    I’d like to Know if there are people with surname sulmonetti or Di Tulio in monteferrante. My grandfather (Vittorio Sulmonetti) and grandmother (Conceta Di Tulio) were from Monteferrante and came to Brazil after 1918. Is there people that are of my family in monteferrante? I’d like to Know if it was possible. Can I have documents of Vittorio and Conceta in Monteferrante to italian citizen for me and my two daughters? Thanks.

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