Genealogy in Villa Santa Maria

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Villa Santa Maria?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Villa Santa Maria


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

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

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


  1. Dicicco says:

    could you give me any information on my great grandfather he was from here he had 3 sons Louis. Donenic and Anthony and a daughter Ann he married agatha pellegrini I think moved to USA in early 1900

    Thanks. Louis Dicicco

  2. Corinna says:

    I am looking for information on Luisamore Colaizzo married to my great great grandfather ??? Porcaro . Or Giancamillo Colaizzo . I have a strong feeling they come from Villa Santa Maria . We are from Rosello
    Any information would be great

  3. Chris says:

    Hello, Would like to find some information on my Great Grandparents from Villa Santa Maria:
    Rocco Fantini
    Maria Teresa D’Agostino
    Can you head me in the right direction?
    Thank you

  4. Constantine says:

    i would like any information you can give me regarding my father, Francesco Luciani, Born September 15, 1891. He was the son of Luigi Luciani and Maria Marcucci.
    He served in the Italian army in the First World War and was decorated five times.
    He had a sister Teresa who remained in Italy after he emigrated to Canada.
    Any information you can give me on any of the above noted would be greatly appreciated.

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