Genealogy in Armento

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Armento, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Basilicata and in Potenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Armento registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Armento. As more your surname is common in Armento, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Armento archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Potenza province are:
Albano, Bochicchio, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Carlomagno, Carlucci, Cirigliano, Claps, Colangelo, Conte, Cosentino, Coviello, D’Andrea, De Bonis, De Luca, Ferrara, Fortunato, Genovese, Giordano, Grieco, Ielpo, Labanca, Lauria, Lombardi, Lorusso, Marino, Martino, Mecca, Nigro, Nolè, Pace, Pepe, Potenza, Rinaldi, Romaniello, Romano, Rosa, Russo, Sabia, Santarsiero, Santoro, Scavone, Sileo, Summa, Telesca, Vaccaro, Zaccagnino.

Church archives in Potenza 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 Armento and Potenza 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 Potenza.

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 Armento, or if you have questions regarding your family in Armento, 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 Armento area will reply to you


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Armento”
  1. virginia says:

    i am looking for information on , Fillippo Marotta, who married, Maria Giovanna Villone, 1895

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I am looking for any records you may have on John DeMarco born in Armento Italy. I believe his birth date may be December 26, 1864. He immigrated to the United States around 1903. He was Married to Rosie Ierardi possibly also from Armanto and had a son Nicholas born in 1903 also possibly in Armento. I would truly appreciate any help you can provide with information on any of my relatives. Thank you.

    • Alison says:

      I may have some information for you. I had been working on the family genealogy years ago and spent quite a bit of time searching for the DeMarco’s and Ierardi’s (also Gerardi and Iradi). Do you know where they immigrated to? My DeMarco’s came to Massachusetts.

  3. Anthony DiMarco says:

    My maternal grandfather, Pietro Mazziotti, was born in Armento in 1904. I believe his last name may have been Mazziotta at birth, but became Mazziotti when he arrived in New York in 1920. I was curious as to whether I has distant cousins still residing in Armento.
    Thank you,

  4. TonyZ says:

    My grandfather was born in Armento in 1910 and lived there until he was 12 when he immigrated to NYC. He will be 104 this year and in excellent shape (both physically and mentally). Barring any major health setback or natural disaster, I optimistically expect him to set some longevity records. That being said, I would like to obtain any documentation of his birth, baptism or anything proving his nativity to this region. A list of parishes or contact info for the local vital records bureau would be greatly appreciated. If I had the financial wherewithal, I would go there myself. I appreciate any assistance. Thank you.

  5. Breffni says:

    Did you know Armento is twinned with Macreddin Village, County Wicklow, Irlanda.

  6. AnnaMarie Farone says:

    Hello, my name is AnnaMarie Farone. My ancestors names are Villone, from the town Armento in Potenza, Italy.

    I have been searching on and off for years about information that could lead me to any living ancestors. Please contact me, I would love to know how I can find out more information. My goal is to find the actual house my ancestors are from.

    AnnaMarie Farone

    • Sue says:

      Anna Marie,

      I found three Villone living in Armento on this site. My grandmother’s mother was also a Villone, and she married a Senise. I will be going to Armento in a month. I am trying to locate the home where my grandmother was born, and visit the graves of my great-grandparents. If I am able to find any information while I am there. I will contact you on this site when I return.


    • Sue says:

      I was in Armento in the spring of 2014. There are still Villone family members living there. My great-great grandfather was Nicola Villone. His historical manuscript from the early 1800’s was just published, and there was a major event there for it. The people of Armento are warm and welcoming. The village is charming, and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The mayor of Armento is an intelligent, friendly, and hard-working man who has a great sense of civic pride. Both the town and its people are a little gem in the mountains with an amazing historical past. sue

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