Genealogy in Pizzoferrato

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Margaret says:

    Looking for information about the Rosato family. My grandfather John Rosato has passed away but lived in Pittsburgh PA, and always said Pizzoferrato is where his family came from (probably in the 1930s).

    Judging from the emails I see, it looks as though many emigrated to Pittsburgh from Pizzoferrato at around the same time!

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Anthony says:

    Wondering if any information can be found on my family. I know my Grandfather was Francesco Palmieri. He left at 15 years old from pizzoferrato for Pittsburgh Pa. in 1936. (I can’t pull up some other info at the moment. His parents were Michele Palmier and Vincenza DiMatteo. Michele’s parents were Rose (maiden name unknown) and Francesco Palmieri.

    My grandfather’s mothers parents were Angela D’Andrea and Marco DiMatteo

    Any information would be helpful.

  3. Bob says:

    I am looking to find information on my family. Daquilante…may have been D’aquilante

    My grandfather left around 1914 and brought his family to New York and eventually settled in Pittsburgh PA

    • Mary says:

      My grandmother was a D’aquilante. Her brothers immigrated to Canada she lived in outskirts of pizzo all her life….

  4. Sylviane says:


    I’am looking for informations about Mariano Tarantino (1896-1930) (Tarantini on headstone in cemetery town Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) who was employed by the Noranda Mines in Quebec,Canada.He was fatally injured on november 4 th 1930. The last time he came in Quebec, he probably arrived by the Dante Alighieri ship in 1924 for probably for work in Sudbury , Ontario, Canada.

    Birth place: Pizzoferrato Tarantino’s wife: Maria Casciato

    Je suis à la recherche d’informations concernant Mariano Tarantino (sur la pierre tombale dans un cimetière de Rouyn, il est inscrit sous le nom de Tarantini).Il a été blessé mortellement à la Mine Noranda (Horne Copper) le 3 ou 4 août 1930.

    Lieu de naissance: Pizzoferrato L’épouse de M. Tarantino: Maria Casciato

    Merci beaucoup

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