Genealogy in Rapino

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rapino. As more your surname is common in Rapino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rapino 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 Rapino 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Rapino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rapino, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to rapino@italianside.com


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One Message to “Genealogy in Rapino”
  1. papower says:

    My grandfather, Gerardo D’Angelo was born in Rapino, Italy on September 14, 1893, (as stated on US Naturalization papers). I would like to get birth record that I hope will contain his mother’s and father’s names. Where do I write to or who can I contact? Unfortunately, there’s not much chance I’ll be able to travel there to do my own research. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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