Genealogy in Pettorano sul Gizio

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Pettorano sul Gizio?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Pettorano sul Gizio


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Pettorano sul Gizio. As more your surname is common in Pettorano sul Gizio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Pettorano sul Gizio 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 Pettorano sul Gizio 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Pettorano sul Gizio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Pettorano sul Gizio, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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9 Messages to “Genealogy in Pettorano sul Gizio”
  1. Sandra says:

    Both of my grandparents were born in Pettorano. Grandfather Antonio Lancia 1867 and Antonia Ferrelli May 19, 1874. I would appreciate any information on their parents and or siblings.
    Also, could you provide me with a name of someone in the area who might be able to do further research for me. I visited Pettorano in 2005, however, it was on Palm Sunday and of course the town hall was closed.

    • Joseph says:

      My grandfather was Giuseppe Dominic Lancia and was born in Pettorano March 11th 1898. I also have cousion named Liberate Ferrelli from the same town. I am going to visit Pettorano in May.
      Look forward to hearing from you

  2. Mario says:

    Looking for information on my 2nd great grandparents Liberata Dosantos and Bernardino Di Pietro. Liberata Died on 9 Jan 1951. In Pettorano.

    Thank you in advance.

  3. Jeannie says:

    I am looking for the names, etc. of the parents of Donata Spagnoli and Ricardo Lucci.
    Also information about Anna Maria (?) and husband, Vito (?) D’Aurora–all from Pettorano sul Gizio. Thank you for any help.

  4. Ann says:

    I am in search of my husbands lineage. The Surnames Fronterotta, Fernando 1924 and Orsini, Filomena 1930. Thank you for any information ! Ann

  5. Mike says:

    Looking for information on Michael Tristani born in Pettorano in 1883…
    Thank you!

    • Rita says:

      Hi Mike, never heard of a Michael Tristani, but my father is Fernando born in 1926 and his father was Francesco. Don’t know his birth year but it would be around that time. My parents immigrated to Ontario Canada with all my father’s brothers and sisters.

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  7. RONALD says:

    MY grandparents were both from pettorano sul gizo ,Cesido susi born 4/7/1893 and my grandmother Anna Calabrese born 1894. my grandmother’s father was Gaetano Calabrese. The piece i do not know is my grandmothers mother name. my grandfathers father is buried in pettrorano and anna calabrese sister. any ideas?

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