Genealogy in Avellino

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

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

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


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

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

Surname:

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Avellino. As more your surname is common in Avellino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Avellino archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Avellino province are:
Albanese, Bruno, Capobianco, Capone, Carbone, Cardinale, Caruso, Cioffi, Cipriano, Colucci, Coppola, Cucciniello, De Feo, De Luca, De Maio, De Simone, De Stefano, De Vito, Di Pietro, Esposito, Famiglietti, Ferraro, Festa, Fiore, Forgione, Gallo, Grasso, Graziano, Guarino, Guerriero, Iannaccone, Iuliano, Lepore, Lo Conte, Lombardi, Luongo, Matarazzo, Napolitano, Nigro, Petrillo, Picariello, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Sarno, Spagnuolo, Vitale.

Church archives in Avellino 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 Avellino and Avellino 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 Napoli(Naples).


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 Avellino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Avellino, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to avellino@italianside.com


Messages

57 Messages to “Genealogy in Avellino”
  1. RICHIE says:

    My paternal grandfather was Antonio Conforti, definitely born in Avelino on or about
    July of 1880 or 5-7-1881. Mother possibly Benetta Conforti,Mother possibly Saverina Conforti. He arrived in America / New York in 1900. Mother Saverino possibly born in 1857. Born in Avelino, lived in Avelino & flated around from Salerno to Avelino. I believe he had two Brothers Rafaelo & James. Actually this “Conforti” family had some historical roots.Antonio’s (my paternal grandfather also had a paternal grandfather named Rafaelo Conforti who was a compatriot of garibaldi and also became the first President of the United States / Federation of Italy circa 1859-1861
    Any information would “Greatly” help.

  2. Martha says:

    I am traveling to Avellino in May. My grandfather Pasquale Mario Balestrieri was born and lived in Avellino until he was 20 or so then immigrated to Boston, MA USA. His parents were Vincenzo Balestrieri and Concetta Russouiello
    or Russoniello. I would love to meet any relatives I might have and see the home he grew up in. I am traveling with my granddaughter and we are very excited about this trip.
    Thank you

  3. Carol says:

    Hello, I am looking for any information on my grandfather. He was born in Avellino to Pasquale and Maria (Martone) Ciampi. His name is Rocco Anthony Ciampi Born September 29, 1890. I am trying to find any information on his parents and siblings. Thank you very much.

  4. Barbara says:

    My grandfather Pasquale Ianniciello was an Italian immigrant who I believe was born in or near Avellino. I’m guessing he arrived in America in the early 1900’s and settled in Brooklyn New York.
    My father used to speak of family in Avellino and even visited them years ago. I’m wondering if Biagio Ianniciello is the cousin I remember. I remember Biagio was married to Concetta Ianniciello and they had two daughters.
    Can you help me to find out? My father’s name was Almerino Ianniciello.

  5. Robert says:

    Hello! I shall be visiting Avellino and Ariano Irpino for the first time this Ju;ly. My great grandparents were born in Avellino province. I think in Ariano Irpino, although perhaps in Avellino city. Their names:

    Stefano Albanese, born 26 December 1859.
    Josephine Lepela, born 1873 (I think.)

    Any leads or information on how to locate birth records for them, or information on their parents, will be gratefully acknowledged.

    Bob Zecker

  6. Olivia says:

    Giovanni Mastrangelo was born on November 5, 1876, in Avellino, Avellino, Italy, the son of Maria and rocco. He married Mary Mastrangelo on December 6, 1903, in Boston, Massachusetts. I am looking for his birth records as well as any other records i can find

    thank you

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hello! Not sure if you are still replying to these via email, but I am looking for birth information and hopefully parent names of my great-great grandfather, Antonio Preziosi, born in Avellino in 1867. He immigrated to the US and settled in Orange, New Jersey and married Olivetta Lanfranchi around 1892 approximately (various spellings for both names, but she is from Atripalda and is daughter of Mariano Lanfranchi and Rafaella Novaco). He was a hatter by trade, if that helps any. Thank you so much!

  8. Michael says:

    My mothers maiden name is Amorosa. Her father Louis Amorosa was born in Avellino.
    What info or contact info can you provide to confirm there is family in the
    province?

  9. Faz says:

    Hi Im looking for any information that could help me find Franco Geremia Serino full name could possibly be Frasncesco. Franco came to South África in the early to mid 60′ and worked for a company called Turin motors. His estimated birthdate is between 1938 – 1946. estimated

  10. Lisa says:

    I am trying to locate a birth certificate for my grandmother and death certificate for my great grandmother, both events happened in Avellino. My grandmother was born in Avellino on October 12, 1894. Her given name was Giustina Iannicelli. Her father was Francesco Iannicelli. She was the youngest of four children, her older siblings were Maria (born in Avellino on 4/5/1884), Francesco, and Domenick. She came to the United States with her father and brothers on Duca D’Aosta out of Naples, arriving in New York on April 17, 1912. Her mother died in Avellino in about 1910 or 1911. I am told they had an olive grove. When I look online, it says I have to know the commune they came from to obtain records, and I am not sure how to narrow that down when they only ever said they came from Avellino. Thank you.

  11. Carmine says:

    Anything on my grandfather Raphael (Ralph ) Fico came to us between 1890 and 1910. Came in through Manhattan

  12. Marianne says:

    My Grandmother was born in Avellino on July 26, 1880. Her name was Anna (or Nanina) Pagliuso. She told me that she was raised in a convent. She had a brother Lawrence and sisters. My grandmother came to the United States in 1901. My grandmother’s family owned an olive grove but my mother and her sisters gave it to the family who were the caretakers in 1960. I would love to learn more about my grandmother, her family and the olive grove so that I can pass this information on to my children and grandchildren. I hope to one day visit Avellino and would like to have as much information as possible about my family.
    Thank you for taking time to read this and to possibly help me research my family.
    Marianne

  13. Ralph says:

    I am trying to find sny records of my maternal grandfather, Angelo Angiola(Angiollo) being born in Avellino.
    It seems as if the spelling of his surname was corrupted when he arrived at Ellis Island in 1917- 1919.
    Thank you for your assistance.

  14. Pamela says:

    I am looking for the relatives of Pasquale Colarusso born Jan. 31, 1890
    Avellino
    Provincia di Avellino
    Campania, Italy

    I would like to meet some of my relatives. Thank you

  15. Robin says:

    Trying to trace my great grandmother, Menica Guerriero (married name). She married my great grandfather, Stephano Guerriero in early 1900 and came through Ellis Island and settled in New Jersey. , My grandfather Francis Guerriero was born in 1905. Menica died in 1907. Stephano and his new wife, Rachel, moved to Biano, Italy in 1912. I’m trying to find out about Menica, as my mother is named after her and never knew about her until recently. Any suggestions of how to trace would be appreciated.

  16. Ed says:

    I am looking for any information regarding my grandfather Giuseppe Di Gabriel who married my grandmother Angela Masucci in St. Lucia Di Serino, Avellino in 1898. He later changed his name to Joseph Gabriel in America.

  17. Sandy says:

    I’m looking for information about my grandparents. Lucia Coppola Panico DiVincenzo and Pietro DiVincenzo. Pietro’s father’s name is Mauro and his mother’s name Theresa Gravino. A document shows Lucia was from Avellina but I was told she was born in Sardinia. Her DOB is 9-6-1886. Her siblings are Concectta, Angelina and Vincenzo. Pietro, DOB is 9-14-1885. I think he was from Calitri. I have no record of Pietro’s siblings.

  18. Stephanie says:

    can you please give me any info on my Family:
    there names were Carmen Derosa and marie antoinette Concetta Derosa maiden name was ( Consoliazio )
    they are from Avellino. He was born July 16 1869
    marie was born Dec 1875 they were married 1897
    Thank you Stephanie

  19. Carole says:

    I’m looking for the family of Giuseppe Villa, born 1856 in Santa Lucia di Serino, Avellino, Campania, Italy died 1936 USA, father Rafaelo Villa Santa Lucia. Giuseppe”s wife Mondina (Jennie) Anterelli born 1868 in Piacenza, Emilio-Romagna, Italy, died 1922 USA father lugie Anterelli born 1832 Piacenza, Emilio-Romagna,Italy died 1917 USA. Giuseppe sailed from Naples to New York in 1924. He also had a daughter named Maria born 1878 come to America in 1894.

  20. Brenda says:

    My grandfather was born in 1891 in avellino to Angelo Cavello and Tomasina (Molinaro) Cavello. His name was Alfred Cavello.
    My grandmother was born in 1890 and her name was Rosario Cerza and I have no further info on her. Do you have any info on any of the people??

  21. Tone1 says:

    Would like to know if my Grandmother(mommom) was born in Avellino, Naples and changed her name to Ervolino, would there be any records or ways to find out and trace ancestors and relatives(archives) when I go there, provincial di Avellino? Besides the family cemetary.

  22. Marianna says:

    Hi! My name is Marianna Botte. My entire family is from Italy, and I am also proficient in the Italian language. I recently signed up for ancestry.com and found out lots of information, but for some reason I could not find anything on my father’s side from Avellino. My father’s father (my grandfather) is named Anthony Botte (22 Apr 1926-28 Jan 1994) and was born in New Jersey. His father (my great grandfather) is named Emilio Botte (born about 10 Aug 1886) in Avellino. He married Nellie Gonnelli. This is all I could trace back! I’d love some help finding anything further. Grazie mille!

  23. Michelle says:

    Hello can you help?
    I am trying to trace my mothers grandparents, they came to England prior to 1901 from Avellino, their names were Lorenzo Prudente born 1864 and Giacinta (surname unknown) born 1889. They may have married about 1889. Thank you.

  24. Peter says:

    I am looking for anyone in Avellino that might know my Grandfather he was born in 1890-1898 and moved to London. His name was Michael Papa according to my Fathers birth certificate my Fathers name was Amieddo Aniello Papa.
    My grandfather returned to Italy in the 1920’s and never returned I was told he died of consumption. He married Carmela Falcone in 1919 Islington, London.

  25. Laura says:

    I am trying to research my great grandfather. Pellegrino Cucciniello . I would like to visit Avellino and meet any family. My great grandmother was Nicolas

  26. Tori says:

    I’m looking for any information on Salvatore (Samuel) Billardi. I’ve gathered that he was born in Avellino, Italy in 1884 or 1885. He moved to the USA 1908. His wife was Josephine Percillo – also from Avellino – who was born in 1889.

  27. Mary says:

    Have searched endlessly, to no avail,for any records of my great grandmother, Maria Gallo Ambrosini and her husband Michael Ambrosini,who lived in the province of Avellino in the mid 1800s. I don’t know whether either of them was born or were married in the province or not.I have a death certificate for Michael Ambrosini who died in Barton, NY August 15,1904. They immigrated to ,USA around 1880. Will gladly pay whatever fee you charge to do a search.

  28. Andrea says:

    I am looking for information about my Great Grandparents who immigrated to New York City from Avellino in the late 1800’s- early 1900’s. Their names were Frank and Donatella Compitello. If you can suggest any research tools I would be very grateful.

  29. Harry says:

    Looking for information about my grandfather’s family — his name was Vincenzo Santulli. He was born in Avellino on May 19,1880. His parents were Martin Santulli and Maria De Stefano. He came to the United States in May 29, 1899. He married Antoinette Ruocco in New York on Nov 7, 1901.

  30. Michelle says:

    I am trying to find information regarding my grandfather Gentilino (Mario) pastore, born 1929. He was married to maria rosa pastore maiden name labella. They emigrated from avellino to NY in 1954. His mothers name was Rosa pastore, I do not have any info on hi father. My grandmother’s parents were Carmine and Carmela labella. I am looking for birth certificates on both my grandparents as well as my aunt maria grazia pastore born 2/9/49, my mother Carmela pastore 1\22\51, and my uncle vincenzo pastore 7/8/54. Also looking for any other information like marriage certificate. I have tried emailing churches in avellino, but it is difficult from NY to get answers. I appreciate any help and would be willing to pay a trustworthy source for informtiin or help

  31. Steven says:

    I would like to find out exactly what town my grandfather was born in. His name is Saverio Santosuosso, dob 17February1899. His father’s name is Nunziante Santosuosso and he was born in 1862. I would like to see if I have relatives in the area.

    • Cathy says:

      Hi Steven, This is Cathy. I happened to be looking on this site also and saw your inquiry. After our family picture night at Freddy’s, it has raised alot of curiosity. We too, would like to know if there are any relatives in Avellino.

  32. Richard says:

    I am looking into the LaPietra family from San Martino Valle Caudino. My great grandfather was born in ~1862 and is name was Costantino LaPietra.

  33. Kevin says:

    hello i found out my great grandfather was born 1877 carmine vecchiarelli and my grandmother marie guiliano born 1883 thank you kevin

  34. Angie says:

    I am looking for Filomina Barone who was born in approximately 1872. I have emailed all the churches in Avellino and cannot get any information. She married Lorenzo Giordano who died, then she married a pharmacist (but I do not know his name). She had a daughter, Teodolinda Giordano, who emigrated to the United States, and had other children as well whose names I do not know.

  35. Margaret says:

    I’m looking for information on my maternal grandfather’s family. My grandfather, Domenico Troisi, was born in Pietradefusi, Avellino, Italy in November 1888. He had a brother, Raffaelo and a sister Sabatina. I have found some information that may pertain to them: his father’s name may have been Cosmo Troisi and his mother Lucida Pertitti. If you have any information on his Italian family I would appreciate hearing it. Thank you in advance! Margaret

  36. Celeste says:

    I am searching for information on my grandmother Anna Favorita, married to Albert Laferrara. I believe she was born around 1886. I am sorry I don’t have much information only that she was born in Avellino. I am searching for birth records…Thank you so much for any help…..

  37. Dan says:

    Hello, my name is Dan Petrosene and I am doing a family tree on my ancestors from Fontanarosa. I live in Sacramento, California, U.S.A., but I want to find out more about my relatives who came from Fontanarosa and the area of Avellino. My great-grandfather was named Attilio Petroccione. He was born in either Fontanarosa or Sant’Angelo all’Esca. He was born on November 14, 1893. He came to New York City in 1904. He had three brothers that I know of: Tony (born ~1881), Fred (born ~1890), Harry (born ~1892)

    His father’s name was Joseph Petroccione and he was born in Fontanarosa around 1850. He was married to a woman named Maria and his job was a watchmaker. I know it’s a lot of information, but if you help me or tell me someone that can trace my ancestors through this family. I would appreciate it. Looking for direct ancestors, not siblings names or cousins, etc.

    Please provide the cost of your service to dig up my ancestors as far back as possible.

  38. Linda says:

    I am looking for information for the Verdi family. My grandfather was Giuseppe Verdi born February 12, 1881, and had a twin brother Carlo. Mother’s name was Anna do not know the fathers name. My grandfather came to America in 1905 or 1906. Brother Carlo came to America but went back to Italy. married and had 2 daughters. Mother lived to over 100 years. Have family pictures. Would like to know fathers name, as well as the names of his parents as well as my great grandmothers parents (and family name)

  39. Jacqueline says:

    We will be visiting Avellino Italy October 30,2015. My great grandfather and my grandfather were born in this village. Both of their names were Salvatore Coppola. My great grandfather had two brothers Sabastiano and Barthalamule (we do not think they ever went onto America. My great grandfather was born around 1880 and married Anna (not sure of her maiden name) in 1900. He left Italy to go to america leaving his wife with his children about 1903 and returned to Italy 1904 and then returned to America 1906 in which my grandfather was about a year old. My grandfather had a sister Carmella and a brother Eddie. We are looking to see the church they were married in and the home they lived.

  40. Maria says:

    I am looking for any information on my grandfather. His name was Aniello Proda and was born in Avellino. His fathers name was Giuseppe an I think his mothers name was Concelia or Celia.
    He had a brother, Pasquale and sister, Laura, all born in Avellino He was born in 1881 or thereabout and emigrated to the United States on November 2, 1907 on the ship Liguria.

  41. Kathy says:

    I am trying to find death records on my great grandfather- Antonio De Venezia, spouse Filomena LaSalle.
    I would love to know who his father was. Antonio lived in Avellino. He had a brother Orazio De Venezia born 1862, death 1946, Avellino Italy. To help you, Antonio had a daughter Assunta De Venezia, who married Salvatore De Venezia, and they had three children. Assunta and Salvatore lived at Via C. Colombo #58, Avellino, Italy. I really hope you can help me, as I have created a family tree and have hit a brick wall at this point. Thank you very much!

  42. Jackie says:

    My grandfather came from Avellino to America in late 1890s or early 1900s he had family in Avellino I believe a brother or nephew was in the police department I know some of their homes got destroyed during the earth quake and they had to move His name was Lugi Sensale

  43. Melissa says:

    I’m looking for the family of my great grandfather Mario Sanseverino. He was born in 1900 and came to the U.S. in 1920 from Avellino. He is said to have many siblings . On his immigration papers it listed his parents as Gabriele and Carmella.

  44. Carmela says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandmother.
    Name: Carmela Scarano
    Birth: July 14, 1896
    Father: Federico Scarano
    Mother: Antonia
    Passport says she was born in city of Solofra, province of Avellino

    Thank you.

  45. Joseph says:

    I am trying to find more information on my grandfather’s immediate family, particularly brothers and/or sisters. Giuseppe Pulzone was born on 9/26/1893, the son of Lorenzo Pulzone and Marianna Iannacone. He lived at Corso Umberto No. 125, Avellino until leaving for America in November, 1920. I know that an older brother, Gabriel, born in 1886 also immigrated to America in 1905. He died in 1918, possibly fighting in WWI. My grandfather was sponsored in the USA by a family cousin, a grocer named Dominic Perone. I have memory of another brother who left Italy to live in Argentina (???) but do not know his name or if there were other siblings. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  46. Sam says:

    My mother was adopted. She was born September 7, 1922, in Avellino, Italy. DNA records show a few surnames Polcari, Schena, Cogliano…to name a few.On her only record of birth, it says Commune Di Vallata. I would like to know if there is any way to get to the records of her true birth parents as all parties concerned are now deceased. Angelina Maestosa was her adopted name. She passed away in November of 2007.

  47. Laura says:

    I have come to a dead end while searching for my great-grandparents, Giovanni Raffaele Lombardi (18 Oct 1870 in Montemarano) and Giuseppina Festa (1873), both of Avellino.
    Giovanni Raffaele Lombardi’s parents were Alfonson and Domenica Lombardi. Giuseppina Festa’s parents were Vincezon and Vincentina Festa.
    I would be thrilled to connect with someone with information on these two family names!
    God bless everyone’s searching!

  48. Billy says:

    Searching for any relatives in Avellino or surrounding regions with the surname ANDRUSCO

  49. Marie says:

    I have reason to believe my mother may have been born in Avellino Italy in 1906. Her name was Giuseppina Maffeo. Where can I write to see if there is proof of her birth there?

  50. Nick says:

    Hello,
    I was born in 1963 in Avellino Province and put up for adoption. I do know the last name that I was given at birth. I spent time with 2 foster mothers, a Franciscan nun orphanage in Rome (I don’t know the name), and was eventually adopted by American parents in 1964. I also know the date that I was baptized in S. Maria Assunta, Avellino, but I have no information on the name of the church. I also have the name of the woman who was my sponsor at baptism but nothing more.

    Would you be able to provide me with any information on how to start my search for my birth parents and relatives in Avellino?

    I greatly appreciate your help.

    Nick

  51. Kathy says:

    Trying to locate information on my father in law. He was born in Avellino, Italy in 1900. His mother was Giuseppina Carpenito(maiden name) and she married Tomaso Carpenito. He died we think somewhere between 1900-1902 in Italy. She remarried Giuseppe Pasquariello. Not sure if there was another child but there could also be a daughter, not sure if she was born there or here. Thank you very much.

  52. Bernadette Gazzo Welsh says:

    I am looking for my grandmother. Her name was Vicenza Salvatore Spagnuolo. Born in Avellino in 1878. What can I do to find her birth or baptism records. Maiden name was Salvatore.

  53. Elizabeth says:

    Looking for information about my grandfather’s family — his name Alfredo L. Capobianco born 1880. His parents were Giovanni and Rosalia Capobianco, and siblings Giovanni 1876, Gamba 1883, and Luchia 1890.

  54. Louis says:

    We have been gathering information about the hertitage of our family thus far we have traced back to my mothers grandfather Generoso Feola born 1836 married in the Santa Paoloino parish in 1863 to Brigitta Carpenito born 1837. Thank You

  55. Joan says:

    I have been working on my Family Tree for about 6 years. My Great Grandmother was born in Avellino. Felica Allocca (1864 or 65). She married Giosue Addeo(1964 or 65)who died in Castel San Giorgio in 1896. My Grandmother was born in Castel San Giorgio just after my Grandfather died in 1896. Where should I start? There are quite a few churches in Avellino.

    Also, I am looking for my Father’s side which is from Misterbianco, Sicily. Domenico Caruso born 1878, married Maria Sava born 1892. There are so many “Caruso’s” I don’t know where to start.
    Thank you very, very much!!!
    Joan

    • Robert says:

      I am Robert The husband of Elizabeth, I am searching in her behalf.
      I would like to get information regarding her ancestry in Avelin, Italy. Her father’s name was Agesilao Bruno. other names include Ipolito Bruno. Elizabeth was born in Boston
      She says she is a descendant of the Bruno who was burned at the stake at the time
      of Galileo. Thank you.

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