Genealogy in Pollutri

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

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

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

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


  1. Di Martino says:

    I´m looking for my ancestors, born in Pollutri. Mi great grandfather was Vincenzo​ Di Martino, son of Nicola Di Martino and Maria Dominica Fabrizio. He was born in 1891. He come to Argentina around 1922, with his wife, Dominga De Ercolis, and with his first son.

  2. Liz says:

    I’m trying to find out what my maternal grandmother’s maiden name was. She was born in 1879 in Pollutri. Her name was Elisabetta. She married Michele Ferrara on March 31, 1900. He was born on May 27, 1880. According to my mother (deceased), she came from a wealthy family and was disowned when she married my grandfather. He came to this country in 1902. I assume they came together – although I’m not sure. I have a copy of his naturalization papers, but there is no mention of her maiden name. I have absolutely no records of her other than this. I don’t know where to look for this information.

  3. Sheri says:

    Wondering if anyone can help me find out if my ancestors are from Pollutri, Cheiti, Italy?
    I have a Giuseppe D’Alimonte who was born around 1857. Parents were Nicola D’Alimonte and Maria Venditti.
    Nicola D’Alimonte’s father was Francesco D’Alimonte, and his mother was Angelico Di Pietro.
    I see the name Di Pietro on the list of common surnames from Pollutri and am really at a loss as to where my family was born.
    Giuseppe had a brother Santo who was born in Manoppello, Cheiti, Italy. However when I wrote them for records, I was told there was not a record for Giuseppe.
    I have not had any luck receiving any records for anyone other than Santo D’Alimonte born January 23, 1873 in Manopello.

  4. Harland says:


    I am doing family history, and obviously I have found a big line coming from the town of Pollutri – which led me to here. I have been looking for dates of birth and death, marriage dates, etc… and anything else possible via the internet. I have found family back to the mid-1800’s, and a few names past that, but no dates. I would love to follow the advice above and come in person to look at church records, but since that won’t be for a bit of time, I’m seeing how much I can do via the internet. What can I do to obtain more information from italianside? How does this process work? Two big family names I have from Pollutri are Zinni and DiVirgilio. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my message, helping me find my family.


    • Chris says:

      I’m new to this site, but I’ve been doing a lot of genealogy research, and I also have several Zinni and DiVirgilio families. I can share tips with you if you’re interested, and who knows, we may be cousins!

      • Carol says:

        I have both do Virgillio and do Martino families. Our relatives were Antonio do Virgillio, Giovanni Camillo di Virgillio and Felice do Virgillio. Are any of these your relatives and if so which one(s)?

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