Genealogy in Corfinio

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Corfinio, 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 L’Aquila province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Corfinio registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Corfinio. As more your surname is common in Corfinio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Corfinio archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in L’Aquila province are:
Bianchi, Bisegna, Bonanni, Centofanti, Cipriani, Colangelo, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Andrea, D’Angelo, De Angelis, De Santis, Di Benedetto, Di Carlo, Di Cesare, Di Domenico, Di Felice, Di Girolamo, Di Loreto, Di Marco, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Renzo, Di Stefano, Gentile, Giuliani, Graziani, Leone, Liberatore, Mancini, Mariani, Marinucci, Morgante, Pace, Paris, Parisse, Persia, Petrella, Presutti, Ricci, Rossi, Sabatini, Santilli, Santucci, Silvestri, Tarquini, Valentini, Venditti.

Church archives in L’Aquila 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 Corfinio and L’Aquila 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 Corfinio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Corfinio, 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 Corfinio area will reply to you


11 Messages to “Genealogy in Corfinio”
  1. Patricia Lattanzio Ricupero says:

    My Grandfather was Luigi Lattanzio, born around 1882 had on brother and one sister, my Grandmother was either Gema or Philmenia Lanciani born around 1882 and she ha three brothers

  2. Lois says:

    My name is Lois Tomasello. I am looking for relatives in Corfinio. My grandparents were William DiMarzio and my grandmothers name was Anna DiCarlo. They came to America with there older children i am not sure of the year. My mother was born in America, and we never heard much about our relatives in Corfinio and I would like to know who they are. If anyone can help i would be greatfull for any information
    Thank You

  3. Robert says:

    I am searching for any information about my maternal grandmother, Antonina Bruno. She was born, I believe in Corfinio on December 1, 1892. She married Panfilo DiMarzio in 1911 and emigrated to the United States in January of 1911. Any information regarding her family,i.e. family members, marriages, deaths, etc. I would be most appreciative for any help you may give me.
    Robert W. Jones

  4. Patrick says:

    Seeking information on my grandfather, Daniel Colella, born in Pentima/Corfinio on or about September 8, 1891. Parents were Panfilo (Panfalo) and Francesca Colella ( maiden name Dinino or Dinnio) Daniel emigrated to the USA in 1905-1906 and married Winifred Kilderry 1912 in Boston, MA. Any assstance would be appreciated as I have tried and failed using the major USA geneology sites.

  5. Peg says:

    Hi. I’m looking for info regarding birth and marriage records of Alessandro Moreschi and Maria DeCola, birth of their son Giuseppe (Pepino) Moreschi. Please please help.

  6. Dean says:

    I found my great-grandmothers complete name on my grandmother’s U.S. social security record. It was Agnesina Lucci. I assume she lived in Pentima/Corfinio for at least part of her life.

  7. Dean says:


    I am a 2nd generation Italian-American from Boston, Masaachusetts, USA.

    My father’s parents were from Corfinio. My grandfather’s name was Bonifacio DiLillo, born in 1897. His father was Pasquale, he had a sister Rosina, and I think his mothers maiden name was Lucia Lepore.
    My grandmother’s name was Pasqualina Ciaralli, born in 1898. Her father’s name was Pasquale Orazio and her mother was Agnes. I don’t have her maiden name.

    Any information if this is correct is greatly appreciated.
    I would love to hear from you.
    Dean DeLillo

  8. John says:

    My name is John Polidoro and I am looking for some information on my ancestors from Corfinio (Pentima), Italy. My grandfather’s name was Antonio Polidoro (Born 1864). My grandmother’s name was Congetta diVirgilio. Both were from Pentima. I am interested in obtaining any information as to ther lineage.

    • Bill says:

      Antonio was my great grand father. My grandfather was Paul, born 1896, I have a lot of information on the Polidoro lineage dating back to the 1700’s. Would be happy to share.

  9. Walter liberatore says:

    My name is Walter Liberatore born in Canada and I am looking for some information on my ancestors from Corfinio, Italy. My father name is Corfinio Liberatore and his parents were Giovanni Liberatore and Laura Camerata. My mother’s name is Rita Fallavollita and her parents were Pelino Fallavollita and Loreta Fazi. Where to go from here? I am interested in pursuing the Liberatore and Fallavollita lineage.

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