Genealogy in Teramo

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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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Teramo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Teramo, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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14 Messages to “Genealogy in Teramo”
  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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!

  8. 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??

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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!!

  13. 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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