Genealogy in Ortucchio

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Tricia says:

    Looking for Orante D’Amico, think he was born around 1874 in Ortuchhio provence de L’Aquila Abruzzo, his mother may be Filament Gigli, he married Louisa DiGiacomontonio. Would like to find his fathers name.

  2. John says:

    My great grandfather was born in Orticchio on 26 Sept 1888. His name was John D’Agostino (probably Giovanni) that is all the info I have. Any leads or advice would be appreciated.

  3. Casey says:

    I would love to find out about my family from Ortucchio. My great, great, great grandparents were Luigi Cicchello and Grace Dicenza. They were born between 1800-1850. I know nothing about them, only that their son Emilio Cicchello (Changed to Cicchelli or Chicchelly in America) and his family came to America in 1907. I’m looking for any information about my family line or any relatives out there!

  4. Sarah says:

    Hi. My ancestor is Filomena DeBenedictis. She came to America at the turn of the century but I’m not sure exactly when. She was 7 years old and left Orttuchio after her family died in a volcano. Her baby sister survived and was found in a crib. She went into an orphanage and was later sent for. Papers were signed by the King for her release from Italy. I would love to know any more about this and her family.

  5. Liinda says:

    my great grandparents came from Ortucchioi at the turn of the century. Their names were Antonio and Rosetta Dominic D’Amico. We are looking for any relatives out there!

  6. Priscilla says:

    Hello, my grandfather came to America in 1912 from Ortucchio. His name was Alessandro Monaco. His father’s name was Guiseppe Monaco and his mother was Gemma Fallavollito. I am researching the family and would love to learn about their lives in Ortucchio. Do we still have family their?

    Thank you for any help you can offer!

    • Francesca says:

      My great grandfather was also named Alessandro Monaco he was from Ortucchio. He married Maria Carmene Rizi in Corfinio. They may be related maybe cousins. I don’t know who his parents were. This is amazing. There are many Fallavollito’s in Corfinio and the statue’s name in Corfinio is Gemma!

  7. S. Yacovetti says:

    Hello, my great grandparents immigrated from Ortucchio, Italy to America in the early 1900’s. Their names were Domenic and Teresa Iacovetti, her maiden name was DiCristofaro. (Our surname was changed to the “Y” upon arrival in New York, we never knew why.) We do not know much about their lives or family in Italy, before they came to America, and are very curious and would love any kind of information that can be found or known about them. Like do they still have family in Ortucchio, or anywhere in Italy? Things of that nature. Look forward to a response.

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