Genealogy in Popoli

If you search your ancestors in Popoli, Abruzzo, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Abruzzo and in Pescara province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Popoli registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Popoli 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 Popoli. As more your surname is common in Popoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Popoli 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 Popoli 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 Popoli 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 Popoli area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Cheryl says:

    I am looking for information on my ancestor, Maria Grazia Campanelli, who may have been born in Popoli in the early 1800s. Any information that you may have would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  2. Amy says:

    Looking for relatives of Boniface Galli and Dominica Liberatore Galli from Popoli who moved to Hartford, CT in the early 1900s.

  3. Anthony says:

    My grandfather Dominic Sabatini was born in Popoli between 1880 and 1890. Wondering if he has any relatives still in the area. Thanks

  4. Patricia says:

    Looking for my grandfather Pasquale Cafarella’s relatives . He was born about 1888 in Popoli and emigrated to NY on the Furst Bismark with papers

  5. Barbara says:

    My father Antonio Rossi was born (we think) in Popoli, Italy, on July 15, 1888. His father, Guiseppi Rossi, His mother, Patrizia Scolloco. Antonio, had a younger brother, named Raphael Rossi. Any information would be appreciated. Antonio, came to USA through Ellis Island, about 1903.

  6. Linda says:

    My mother, Angelina Concordia, was born in Popoli in 1920. Parents: Ercole Concordia and Paolina Gagliardi or DeAngelo. Gagliardi is on her birth cert but we always thought my grandmother’s maiden name was DeAngelo. They emigrated in 1922 and settled in Philadelphia, PA.

  7. Patricia says:

    Looking for Mary LaGrande’s relatives from Popoli. She was my grandmother, immigrating to Chicago with her family (or Oak Park, Illinois) in the later 1800’s with her family at about 4 years of age. Can anyone help?

  8. Lissa says:

    I am searching for information on my grandmother/grandfather’s families. Their names were Assunta Castricone (b.10/16/1901, d.1992) and Nicola Pizzone (b.11/22/1897, d. 1941-1942). Both were born in Popoli, Aquila degli Abruzzi, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. I believe they were married in 1917. They emigrated to the United States in 1920, departing 8/13/1920 from Le Havre on the Rochambeau. My grandmother had a sister (younger, I believe) and my grandfather had brothers (names and number of siblings unknown). I’m very new to genealogy and have run into a brick wall regarding this side of my family. If you are able to provide any information regarding my family, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you, Lissa.

  9. George says:

    I am looking for relatives ofSalvatore Camarra.Salvatore immigrated to the United States in about1912.He was married to Anna Petinelli.They are my grandparents.I know that there are still many Camarra’s living in Popoli.I would like to hear from some of my cousins.

  10. Jacqueline says:

    Looking for Arnoldo Constantini – born Silvi di Paese – between 1936 to 1940. He was a shoe designer and studied in Milan. Moved to Canada when he was young – be still be in Canada or may have returned to Italy – not sure. He had one sister that I know of who also was in Canada (Ontario) – may or may not still be there. No idea if he is alive or living – but any info would be great – at least to narrow down my search. Thanks and regards – J

  11. Susan says:

    Looking for information on Ignazio Santoro born about 1842-1850 and married to Maria Mosca.

  12. Joan says:

    My grandfather was Gregorio Castricone born on 17 April 1882 in Popoli to Guistino Castricone and Raffaela D’Angelo. Another sibling was either Nicola or Nicole born 27 OCT 1895. Gregorio came to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Any information on family there?

  13. Robert Joseph says:

    My Grandfather Joseph Villa was born in Popoli Italy, I believe the the late 1800s. He had a cousin names Pasquale. I would like to know more about him and if any relatives are still residing in Popoli. Thank you.

  14. Michele Di Loreto says:

    Looking for relatives of the Di Loreto Family in POpoli. My husband’s grandfather was Pasquale, his father was Nunzio and his parents were Antonio Di Loreto and Pasqua Santoro. would love to meet up with some relatives during our visit in September. Hoping to be there September 4th, 2015. Please contact me if you know of any relations to the Di Loreto name as described above. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from anyone regarding this request. Would love more than anything to see where his grandfather and great grandfather lived – do you also know of where the cemetary would be?
    Thank you Michele Di Loreto

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