Genealogy in Teramo

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Teramo. As more your surname is common in Teramo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Teramo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Teramo province are:
Centorame, Costantini, D’Agostino, D’Angelo, De Berardinis, De Dominicis, De Luca, Di Battista, Di Berardino, Di Blasio, Di Bonaventura, Di Carlo, Di Domenico, Di Donato, Di Egidio, Di Febo, Di Felice, Di Filippo, Di Francesco, Di Giacinto, Di Giovanni, Di Giuseppe, Di Gregorio, Di Marco, Di Matteo, Di Michele, Di Nicola, Di Paolo, Di Pasquale, Di Pietro, Di Sabatino, Di Sante, Di Simone, Di Stefano, Ferretti, Ferri, Franchi, Iezzi, Mariani, Marini, Martella, Olivieri, Pavone, Piccioni, Ranalli, Ricci, Ruggieri, Valentini.

Church archives in Teramo 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 Teramo and Teramo 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 Teramo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Teramo, 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 Teramo area will reply to you


  1. Alex says:

    My grand parents were Luigi ferri shoemaker and etelinda zunica ferri housewife they left from Naples late Jan 1920 on the red Italiia ship arriving NY Ellis island on feb 3 1920 he was 31 my grandmother 24 she was born June 6 1896 the ship manifest said they came from campli teramo Italy trying to find relatives I know she visited in 1965 with her daughter Elizabeth maybe some relatives in pescara

  2. Anthony says:

    I have traced my Italian ancestry back to 1830 when my great-great grandfather was born in or around Teramo, Italy. His name was Nicolo Dimarco. His sons were Nicolo, Luigi and Pasquale Dimarco. Any information you can send me concerning anyone of the great grandfathers or their heirs would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Joy says:

    Hi, I’m trying to find out more information about my paternal grandfather’s parents. His father was Francisco “Frank” Sgobba and he was born in Teramo, Italy on August 15, 1881. Francisco’s wife (and my grandfather’s mother) was named either Theresa or Teresa Sgobba, also from Teramo. (I have not been able to find out her maiden name.) They both immigrated to the United States in 1907. Departing from Naples on the SS Canopic on August 12, 1907 and arriving in Boston (per my grandfather’s memoir). In addition, Francisco’s father was named Michael Sgobba; Michael Sgobba’s father was named Francisco.

    Francisco “Frank” Sgobba had a brother named Giuseppe “Pipino” Sgobba and he was about 2 years younger than Francisco. Giuseppe’s wife was named Delfina. They were married in Italy and then immigrated to the United States together, departing from Naples on the SS Colombo and arriving at Ellis Island in 1923. Francisco also had a sister named Finuccia Cella.

    My grandfather’s mother Theresa Sgobba (or spelled Teresa) had a sister named Concertina Nanicelli. This is all of the information that I have for my Italian ancestors/family. I would love to find out more about where I’m from and my Italian heritage. Thank you for your help!!!

  4. Melanie says:

    Hello I am trying to research a family tree – which is not easy, seeing as their are rumors of adoption. I am searching for any information on Gaetano Scotolati I have researched and know he came through Ellis Island on October 28, 1907. Passenger lists states the family ( Francesco Scotolati and Maria Setta) were from Cappadaccia, Aquila. His Grandfather was Silvertro Scotolati from Teramo Italy according to a passport application. Any information on Scotolati’s from these areas is very much appreciated! Thank you so much in advance for all help.

  5. Jill says:

    My grandfather Albert Iannascoli was from Abruzzo – Teramo, L’ Aguila, Chieti, Penne, Pescara… are areas he spoke of

    His father was Cetteo Iannascoli – born in Arstia, the son of Frances/ Francesco Iannascoli. I have found a family tree of Iannascoli in Farindola. I’m sure we’re related but can not find the actual ancestors that link Frances to them.

    His mother was Anna Marie Digeralmo (or DiGirolamo???) born in 1888, in Castelli (?)
    no other information, including the names of her parents.
    They came to the States together. Ended up in Philadelphia area. When they divorced, Cetteo stayed in Crum Lynne area of PA.
    Anna remarried and settled in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.

    I have been looking for years. Very, very slowly piecing the tree together. Any information or suggestions fr research would be greatly appreciated.

    ~ Jill

  6. Barbara says:

    My grandmother Maria Marcozzi married Ferdinando Tritelli. Ferdinando had a twin sister Giois and a brother Camillo. I am trying to find the names of Maria’s parents and Ferdinando’s parents. I believe the lived in Teramo, Italy (Poggio Cono). Could you please help.

  7. John says:

    di bernadino family Italy married del rossi Teramo lived in wakfield mass hi to Italy

  8. Lenora says:

    My dad left Teramo, Italy and came to America in 1909. He was born Feb 3,1890. His
    Parents were Pietro Martini and Catherina Marcozzi. He traveled to America with
    Someone named Cesare Pagnoni. Would love to find any information I can about
    My dad and family. Thank you so much.

  9. Toniann says:

    My uncles were born in Castellalto, Teramo; Gabriele Di Gregorio in 1894, and Candeloro Di Gregorio in 1889. In USA 1940 census Candeloro’s status is alien. I am trying to find the names of their mother and father. Can anyone provide information? Please let me know.

  10. William says:


    I am the fourth generation Italian in the USA.
    My interest at the present time pertains to relatives on my maternal side who were born in Teramo.
    My grandfather was Emiddio Vallese was born in 1879. His father was Giuseppe Vallese born 1846. His mother was Pasqua Menchini born 1849.Pasqua parents were Salvatore Menchini and Maria Pinelli. (Dates unknown)
    My grandmother was Maria Verdecchia and she was born in 1887
    I am interested in obtaining information such as birth, marriage records etc as far back as I can.



  11. William says:

    Trying to locate birth records for my mother. Her birth name was Adelina Verticelli. We know she was born in Teramo, but nothing specific beyond that. Her date of birth was 7/ 9/ 1904. The one area that was always mentioned to my sister was Madonna de la cono. Thank you so much for any information you may provide..

  12. Diana says:

    I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother.
    Her name was Catarina DiMeco. She was born on November 26, 1862 in Rapino
    of Teramo.
    Her fathers name was Francesco Paolo DiMeco and he was born in 1828
    Her mothers name was Maria Giuseppe Esposita and she was born in 1829
    any help or information would be greatly appreciated.


  13. Stephen says:

    I’m looking for info on my grandfather. His name was Orazio Sciarra. He landed in NYC in 1910 and came from Cugnoli. I think he was born about 1894. He passed before I was born in the early 1950s in Boston, MA, USA. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

  14. Mary says:

    I am looking for relatives, my grandfather was born in Rusciano, Teramo, March 23, 1896 or 97, Augustino Marziale, I think his father’s name was Nicola. I think he had a sister, but I don’t have her name.

  15. Albert says:

    Looking for any ancestors of my grandfather. Guistino DiGennaro or spelled DeGennaro. We think he was either born or raised I Teramo until he came to America. Any help would be appreciated

    • Penny says:

      My great-grandmother’s name was Emelia DiGenarro. She came to America from Teramo in the late 1890’s, as a young wife with a baby to meet her husband, from Guilianova, Italy, who already had a job with the railroad in Columbus, Ohio. The DiGenarro’s had a resort inn, in Teramo, that catered to vacationing families. Grandma and her sisters worked hard… washing linens, cleaning rooms, cooking, even baiting hooks for novice fishers. She was only 18 when she left and missed her family terribly, but never saw them again.

  16. Patricia says:

    I am looking for information about Santino DiNiccla and his blood relatives who emigrated to the United States by way of Ellis Island in 1902 or 1906. His two brothers, Henry and Jimmy travelled with him. They came from Teramo, Moscufo, Italy. They all settled in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. My grandfather, Santino married my grandmother, Margherite DiGiovanni in 1916, in Philadelphia. Then they moved to West Chester,Pennsylvania.My grandfather was a farmer or common laborer,I think.
    There seems to be absolutely NOTHING Santino anywhere. I hope someone cane help me with my search. In America, he worked as a common laborer. He was a talented garderner ahd had the most beautiful vegetable garden that I have ever seen. Any information will be really appreciated.

  17. Joshua says:


    I am trying to find out how to locate my mothers birth parents and if they are still alive or not. She was an orphan adopted in I think the early 60’s. Her birth name was Luana Mughetto born 1958 May 06 and was adopted by my grandparents in Chicago and her name was changed to Donna Marie Caposieno. I have tried to find info even on the name but it is hard. If anyone can help me that would be great and very much appreciated. Thank you.

  18. Judith says:

    Any information regarding Guiseppe Fortunato Franceschini b 1888 father born in France….mother in Italy….married to Vienna Scarano 1910….he was a tailor and owned his own business in Schenectady NY….left Schenectady and moved to Chicago with another woman….
    Guiseppe died in 1962 in Chicago…
    Trying to find extended family and do not know names of Guiseppe’s mother’s maiden name and father’s first name…He remains a mystery and don’t even know when he came to America…all infomation is inconsistent…
    Anyway, anyone can help…

  19. Chris says:

    I am trying to learn info on Giuseppe Romualdi, born abt. 1856 in Rosburgo, Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy. His wife’s name was Maria Giuseppa Colonna born in the same area. His first son was named C.A.Giulio Giuseppe Romualdi born in 1890 in Teramo (Municipality of Montepegano). Any information anyone would share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  20. Patricia says:

    I believe that my earliest relative came from Teramo, Italy. The earliest record that I have is of Stefano CItoni. I believe his wife was Rosa and they had one child named StephanO enrich citoni, as well as other children. Can you locate any records and let me know the charges??

  21. Linda says:

    I believe my grandfather, Guiseppi Cimini was from Tocamo. He had a brother named Dominic and a sister whose name I cannot recall. Guiseppi returned to Italy in 1928 and married my grandmother whose name was Almerinda Marinelli (she was a midwife).
    Any information on either of these families?
    Thank you

  22. Christina says:

    My great grandfather, Pasquale Valentini, raised his family on Magnanella, just outside town of Teramo. His first wife (my great grandmother) was believed to be Teresa Desanti or Desantis — and she died between 1912 and 1917. Can you let me know if you have any information on our family from there. We have cousins in Ascoli Piceno (Alberto DiDiodato) whom we visit every 1-2 years — and who are related to Valentini family from Teramo. I am a journalist in United States, and am doing further research on our Valentini family in Abruzzo. Kindly let me know if there are records for them in your records offices.

  23. fiorile says:

    my father is from teremo would like to find his relatives dad was born in the US in 1922 or 23. born on christmas eve so no one knows if it was 12/24/1922 or 1/5/1923. he visited in 1968 and signed papers to turn over land that was left to him by his father Rocco. came back to live in italy in 1923 after his father was killed by the black land, a case of mistaken identity, his wifes name was eleanor. would like any info you could find, visiting in 2014. there was a fiorile sports store on sorrento, my sister fould them in 2001 but have since lost contact. please help


    eleanor ryan

  24. Nanci Agostinelli says:

    I am trying to find paternal relatives in the Teramo area. Paul Agostinelli (Paolo) was born July 20th either 1887 or 1888. This was my grandfather. He had 2 sisters (names unknown) and his father’s name was the same. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!

  25. Dana says:

    My father Robert W Del Paggio I has lung cancer for the second time and would like to more about his father …. Ferinando Del Paggio who was born 10-26-1891 in Termano . He heard we have a relative Monsenqur e Pasqule Del Paggio buried in a church!!! Could you please help me help my father??? Dana

    • Dana says:

      Ferdinand Del Paggio came to the states in Downingtown, Pa , worked for the Philadelphia Railroad lived in lower Mmmarion township pa now Villanova pa my father Robert w Del Paggio is on his death bed n cancer travel 3rd to his brain family was called in last night n I just want to see him happy sreaching for any info on Ferdinand Del,Paggio

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