Genealogy in Rocca San Giovanni

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Rocca San Giovanni?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rocca San Giovanni


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

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

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


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Rocca San Giovanni”
  1. Eric says:


  2. Patricia says:

    My Grandfather’s parents are Domenico Aimola and Maria D’Antonio. Both born and raised in Rocca San Giovanni.

    Marie was born 1838 and died 1885, August 23rd.

    I am looking for their marriage date and death record of Domenico Aimola. They had five children:

    Mattia Aimola born 1858
    Pietro Aimola born 1861
    Antonio Aimola born 1864
    Tommaso Aimola born 1873 who married Anna Aimoa (my grandparents on my mother’s side)
    Rosina Aimola born 1881

    Any more information on this family much appreciated.


  3. Leann Smith says:

    My grandparents, Tomasso Aimola and Anna Aimola (her maiden name was the same as her married name) were born in Rocco San Giovanni in 1873 and 1878. They were married Dec 13, 1897. Two of my aunts were also born there: Uliana Aimola (1899) and Louise Aimola (1903). My grandfather came to Canada in 1902 and my grandmother and my aunts came to Canada in 1906. Any information about them would be appreciated.
    Thank you, Leann

  4. Marianna says:

    Searching for relatives of Pietro Di Carlo, married Rosa Guglielmo immigrated to USA in 1905 to Des Moines Iowa.

    Any family members?


  5. Larry says:

    My grandfather, Antonio Basciano was born in Rocco San Giovanni on May 12, 1894 and he’s parents are Tommaso Basciano and Domenica Pocetti. He arrived in U.S.A 1912. I have a birth certificate from San Matteo church but I can not find anything else about his family. If I could get some information on his family that would be great.

    Thank you

  6. Karen says:

    My grandfather, Carmine Rotondo was born in Roco San Giovani on April 15, 1890. His parents were Dominico Rotondo and Mattea Giardino. I don’t know when or where his parents were married. We believe Dominico was from Latesa. Any information about his parents, grandparents etc. would be great. Carmine had 3 sisters, Elena, Antoinia and Concetta(she married a Carravagio)

  7. Gina says:

    My grandparents, Giovanni Michele Basciano and Angela Maria Marrocco, were both born in Rocca San Giovanni during the 1890s. They married there around 1920 and my father, Antonio Basciano, was born in 1921. They came to Canada in 1923. My grandfather’s parents were Antonio Basciano and Giovanna Di Rado. I am trying to find their marriage record so that I could perhaps learn the names of their parents and get back further in my tree. Any advice would be appreciated.



  8. Carolyn says:

    My grandfather (Anthony D’Orazio) was born in Rocco San Giovanni in the late 1800’s. He married Francis Brisotti (from Pescara) and they immigrated to the US in early 1900’s. Would like to find out if there were any brothers or sisters that remained in Italy and, if so, how they would/could be related.

    Any help is appreciated.

  9. Alicia says:

    Hi there,

    I’m in Australia. I married a Caravaggio. His father is from Rocco San Giovanni. I am after some information regarding his line. All I have is that Nonno’s name was Domenico Caravaggio (30/9/1906-27/3/1956) married 18/12/1937 Rosina Paolini (5/5/1906-27/1/1980). His father was Raimondo Caravaggio (1869??).

    Any help would be great.



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