Genealogy in Loreto Aprutino

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Loreto Aprutino from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Loreto Aprutino. As more your surname is common in Loreto Aprutino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Loreto Aprutino archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Pescara province are:
Buccella, Bucci, Chiavaroli, Cilli, Costantini, D’Agostino, D’Amico, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Sanctis, Di Berardino, Di Biase, Di Blasio, Di Carlo, Di Domizio, Di Donato, Di Felice, Di Francesco, Di Giacomo, Di Giovanni, Di Girolamo, Di Gregorio, Di Marco, Di Matteo, Di Michele, Di Nicola, Di Paolo, Di Pietrantonio, Di Pietro, Di Renzo, Evangelista, Faieta, Ferri, Giansante, Iezzi, Leone, Luciani, Mancini, Mariani, Marini, Morelli, Orlando, Pace, Pavone, Renzetti, Ricci, Rossi, Savini.

Church archives in Pescara 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 Loreto Aprutino and Pescara 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Loreto Aprutino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Loreto Aprutino, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Loreto Aprutino area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Anthony says:

    I am planning a trip to Loreto Aprutino late this year. My father Antoniio Palmucci was born there 1890. I am aware of a brother Guiseppe and a sister Assunta. My grandfather Sante Palmucci was married to Carmela Bucella. Antonio left for America sometime 1910-1918 and served in the US army in 1918. I am interested in locating relatives that may still be living in Loreto.

  2. Donald says:

    I am looking for any records for my Great Grandfather and Grandmother. I am first focusing on a marriage record for them. The following is what I know:
    Antonio DiCamela Born:1 Aug 1883, Immigrated to America about 1906.
    Wife Philamena DrPrtra or DiPetro , Born 1881, Immigrated to America with 1st Daughter (Carmella, Born 19 Jan 1903) in 15 March 1907 (I have the wife and daughters Ship Manifest noting they were from Ari, Chieti). How can I find thier Italian Marriage Record? My guess is that it will be 1902 or earlier. I have a possible match for a ship Manifest record in 1906 for Antonio that records that the listed person was from Loreto Aprutino heading for Philadelphia, PA. Could you provide assistance? Thank You,
    Don (Near Philadelphia, PA)

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