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


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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Rapino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rapino, 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 Rapino area will reply to you


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Rapino”
  1. Maria says:

    Cerco informazioni su Saverio Micucci, classe circa 1780, venuto a Rapino da fuori. Due figli: Pietroangelo e Francesco. Voglio il nome della moglie di Saverio e il luogo della nascita.

  2. Stephen says:

    Looking for info on my grangfather Constantino Martino who emigrated to usa in early 20th century. He was from Rapino.

  3. Geri says:

    I am seeking information on my father-in-law, Archangelo Ferrara, who was born in Rapino, Italy, in January 1920.

    He was the eldest son, with brothers Augusto, Antonio and Alfonzo also born there. The family emigrated to Philadelphia, Pa. when Archangelo was about 16.

    Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.

  4. Sandy says:

    Hello I am looking for information on my Italian relatives from Rapino.

    Pasquale DiFrancesco born about 1846 – son of Vincenzo DiFrancesco and Vincenza Grilli. Died June 4, 1898 Villa Brozzi.
    Married Maria Domenica Ippoliti born September 18, 1857 daughter of Unknown, died in Pennsylvania, USA.

    Children first born in Rapino were Domenico born June 11 – September 29, 1879 Rapino and Paolo Emidio born January 29, 1881 Rapino – died Italy unknown.

    I would like to find a birth record for Pasquale Difrancesco and Maria Domenica Ippoliti. I would like to know the parents of Maria Domenica Ippoliti and any further genealogy on all.

    I would like to find out more about Vincenzo DiFrancesco and Vincenza Grilli. I know that they were deceased by both before June 4, 1898. I would like to further my genealogy on them.

  5. 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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