Genealogy in Monteodorisio

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Monteodorisio”
  1. ELCIO says:




  2. Michael Tenalio says:

    It’s a long shot but trying to locate the origin of my grandfather,James Tenalio. His name was supposedly changed when he entered the USA from Tenaglia to Tanalio. He and one brother Samuel came to the USA. One brother stayed in Italy. James death certificate states he was born in Montedorzio on May 30, 1887. He was the son of Joseph and Catherine Tenalio/Tenaglia. Not sure this is enough to locate any information but let me know.

    Michael Tenalio

  3. Mariela says:

    Estoy buscando informacion sobre mis ancestros quienes inmigraron de se mucho de ellos.solo puedo nombrar a mi bisabuelo segundo morizzio casado con prudencia cresini.agradeceria cualquier informacion.

  4. Ann says:

    I am researching my grandparents the Monteodorisio and Rucci families from Chiete and abuzz I
    My grandfather was Sebastiano Monteodorisio who married Maria Nicola Rucci
    Any info would help

  5. Davis says:

    I found your website very informative, as I am in the middle of searching for our Monteodorisio ancestors. US records and family records indicate my wife’s great-great-grandfather, Domenico Bellasano (son of Vincenzo Bellasano and Carolina) was born in Monteodorisio on 10 February 1880 and immigrated to the US sometime around 1905. I did find in some Monteodorisio death records a Domenico Bellesame born in 1865 to Vincenzo Bellesame and Carolina Smargiassi. This seems a very likely possibility, but things just did not quite match up, particularly the fact that this Domenico was listed as having died the same year he was born. I cannot find record of another Domenico Bellasano or anything similar that seems to fit our criteria. Do you have any ideas? Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated.

    • Ryan says:

      Davis, I believe my great-grandfather was the same Domenico Bellasano from Monteodorisio — I also have his parents as Vincenzo and Carolina. I don’t have much more information than that though. I found an Ellis Island manifest from October 26, 1905 listing Domenico Bellasame (it’s cursive, but sure looks like that spelling to me), age 30 from Monteodorisio.

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