Genealogy in Tocco da Casauria

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Tocco da Casauria?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Tocco da Casauria


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Tocco da Casauria. As more your surname is common in Tocco da Casauria, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Tocco da Casauria 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 Tocco da Casauria 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.

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 Tocco da Casauria, or if you have questions regarding your family in Tocco da Casauria, 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 Tocco da Casauria area will reply to you


  1. Marina iacobucci says:

    Hi, I reside in USA, I was talking to my only aunt living in Italy, my dad being her brother, she told me that her dad( pasquale Iacobucci) great great grandpa( Di Carlo last name) was a count long long time ago, born in Tocco da Casauria in Abbruzzo, is there a way that I can have more informations on this matter? I guess we talking about many generations ago, at least four. Thank you so much. Marina Iacobucci

  2. Mary says:

    I have the birth dates of my Grandmother Palma Candida Di Giandomenico Aug. 20 1894 and her sister Maria Antonia Di Giandomenico April 21, 1890. My great grandparents Carmine & Maria Antonia Di Giandomenico (or Antonia Maria)Colucci as maiden name, came to America near 1914 with their only 2 daughters. I’m looking for any of their siblings and cousins possibly in Tocco/Lettomanoppello or near by.
    This is information I do have that may or maynot be correct:
    Orziantonio Di Giandomenico- 1794 Toscano, Italy/ Maria Domenica Zigrossi 1798 –Abruzzo Italy
    Domenico Di Gaindomenico July 13, 1834/Maria Paolini Nov. 10, 1836- at least 1 son, Carmine 1860
    Domenico Colucci- April 17, 1814/ Doralice Castellucci- Oct. 30, 1825- Lettomanoppello -at least 1 daughter- Maria or Antonia 1854
    Carmine DiGiandomenico- July 16, 1860 – Tocco Da Casauria
    Antonia Maria or Maria Antonia Colucci- Dec. 18, 1854 Lettomanoppello
    Can you help me find more info. or any family?

  3. Anna says:

    I will come to Tocco 6/22/2016 with my entire family (14 of us). I visited in 1999 with my mother and aunt.
    My grandfather’s name was Fortunato Tucci and he came to American about 1910. His family was from Tocco and he married Anna Petinella

    If you have any information I would appreciate it. I visited the cemetery when I was there and will go again. My grandparents were married in the church there (name?).
    Any information would be appreciated.

  4. Susan says:

    Hello my fathers name is Sigfrido Aleardi he was born in Tocco and my grandfathers name was Remo Aleardi my grandmothers name was Assunta Aleardi (Di Cursio) I would love to know more about them and my ancestors can you help? Thank you Susi

  5. Alfredo says:

    My grandfather Alfredo sansobrino was born in Tocco on January. 3 1880. He
    emigrated to ny , lived in Brooklyn and
    married. Brigida Senese. Would appreciate any information about his
    family. Thank you, Lucille

  6. Vicki says:

    I am looking for ancestry and siblings of my children’s gr grandmother, Concetta D’Angelo. She was born 9 Dec 1893 in Tocco Casauria. She married Cesidio Piccioli from Caramanico Terme prior to 1910. She and her son, Michele, immigrated from Naples on SS Canada on 17 April 1920. The sailing manifest lists her mother as Jamone Domenica. Family members say that this is Domenica Iacuone and that her father was Francesco D’Angelo but I haven’t seen this documentation. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

  7. Marty says:

    I’m trying to track down birth records for my great grandfather (and possibly earlier relatives), Concezio (or Concenzio) D’Angelo.

    I know that:

    1) He was born 7 Aug 1884
    2) he left Tocco da Casauria in December 1901 on the Trave, arriving in NY in January 1902. He was traveling with his brother Angelo D’Angelo
    3) He was coming to see his brother Luigi, who lived in Chester, PA.
    4) It APPEARS his father was Joseph, mother was Marie Longli

    I know that there were a bunch of D’Angelos but I’m struggling to find any birth/baptism records. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  8. concezio says:

    I was born in Tocco Da Casauria on 08/12/1950. My father Vincenzo Morelli was born Tocco Da Casauria 11/06/1911. My mother Adele Sonsini was born Tocco Da Casauria 22/21912.
    I would like some information about my ancestors if possible.

  9. Cindy says:

    My husband’s grandmother and grandfather were from Tocco. Her name was Anunziata Spano and his was Eugene Pettinelli. They were born in Tocco approximately 1893 and 1892. We will be visiting Tocco on Nov. 2 and would love to know if there are any relatives still there. One thing about his grandmother. Records show her name to be Anunziata Spano but she was later known as Nancy Pettinelli (she had a brother named Chester Romano). Not sure where the Romano name came from. Any help will be appreciated.

  10. Steven D Tarquinio says:

    I am tied to Dominic Tarquinio – Eustachio’s son in Detroit. He was my grandfather. I have a lot of family history

    • Donna Berardo-Burns says:

      Cindy my grandmother was Donata Tarquinio Berardo her mother was Carmela Pettinelli Her father was Donomic Tarquinio. She was from Tocco.

    • Donna Berardo-Burns says:

      Steven, your grandfather was my father’s first cousin. Your grandparents lived in Lexington, Mi. when my parents lived in Fort Gratiot, Mi. Many meals were spent with them, at my parents house. Your grandfather always spent time at my father’s fruit market. Your grandfather lived in Chesterfield, after you grandmother, Lena, passed away. Your Great-Aunt Carmela Virga , I remember very vell. I would appreciate any and all family history, especially knowing that ours is a shared family history. I am the oldest of Donata (Eustachio’s sister’s) grandchildren. Joe Berardo was my father. I have a copy of my grandparents wedding photo, in it are your great grandparents, your grandfather, Domonic as a young boy, and Carmela. Also, Donata’s and Eustachio’s brother George and His wife Mary are in the photo, how well I remember them.

      • Liz says:

        My mother, Maria (née Tarquinio) Smarrelli, was Donata’s niece, on her father’s side. She knows of relatives who migrated to Detroit, before she was born but never met any of them. We live in Melbourne, Australia. Would love to hear from any decedents of Donata or her siblings.

        • Steve says:

          I’m the great grandson for Eustachio Tarquinio. My father is Gerald A Tarquinio, his father is Dominic J Tarquinio – son of Eustachio. As I know it Eustachio had a brother Loreto who did not come to America. His daughter – unknown to me – married Antonio Smarelli (DOB 1929 DOD 2010). If this is right I have a lot of info on the people in the Detroit area.
          Eustachio had brother George, brother Loreto, sister Maria, and sister Donata. I know a lot about Eustachio, George and Donata, Little about Maria and Loreto

  11. Ken says:

    Several of my relatives were born in Tocco Da Casauria. These include:
    Eustachio Tarquinio who was born about 1853 and his wife whose maiden name was Cesidia Rizio who was born August 30, 1853.
    Their child was Abele Tarquinio who was born April 10th, 1892. He married to Assunta Rega who was born on the 12th of May, 1896. They married about 1923 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Anny help that you could give me regarding prior ancestors would be appreciated.


    • Erin says:

      Hi Ken,

      My great great grandfather is Eustachio Tarquinio of Tocco da Casauria, born 1865 (?) who married Loreta Tucci in 1889. Loretta’s parents were Angelosante Tucci and Annantonia Rizio. Eustachio and Loreta went to São Paulo in 1896 and Eustachio was killed working on the railroad in approximately 1902. I have recently heard may have been buried in or near Pennsylvania, which makes me think we may have the same relatives.

      • db48060 says:

        my grandmother was Donata Tarquinio, born in 1898 at tocco da Casauria, she had 2 brothers one was Eustachio Tarquinio born in 1877 he was married in Indiana. He later came to Detroit, Michigan. I have found where he registered for the draft in 1917. The other brother was Uncle George, who name I believe was Greggio? Tarquinio. My grandmother Donata Tarquinio married Angelo Berardo who I believe was from Frosinone, Italy. Eustachio’s children were Dominic, and Carmella. Uncle George had one adopted son Gino. My grandmother had Anthony, Dominic, Joseph, Angeline, and Jennie. All of these people ended up living in the Metro Detroit area. I have found where my grandmother left Tocco da Casauria and landed in New York,on December 1, 1920. She was 22 years old and had left from Naples sailing aboard the Providence. I have found here marriage license which was in Detroit Michigan it lists a Domonico as her father and Carmela as her mother. I can find no records for either of them.

        • Ken says:

          Wow! Three people named Eustachio Tarquinio all born within fourteen years of each other in the same town that currently has only about 2800 inhabitants.

          Erin’s great grandfather (Eustachio Tarquinio) married a women whose mother’s last name was Rizio and my great grandfather (also Eustachio Tarquinio) married a woman with a last name of Rizio. Donata Tarquinio’s brother was also named Eustachio Tarquinio. Yet, despite the similarity of names and the close proximity in time and location of birth there is no known close family relationship.

          • Susan says:

            It was the practice at that time to name the first son for his grandfather so it’s possible that your three Eustaccio were first cousins. Also as saint Eustaccio is that patron saint of tocco there were a lot of boys with that name which is very uncommon in other areas. My late brother in law born in 1949 was an Eustaccio as well.

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