Genealogy in Castelvetere sul Calore

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Castelvetere sul Calore, 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 Castelvetere sul Calore registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castelvetere sul Calore from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castelvetere sul Calore. As more your surname is common in Castelvetere sul Calore, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castelvetere sul Calore 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 Castelvetere sul Calore 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Castelvetere sul Calore, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelvetere sul Calore, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Castelvetere sul Calore area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Joann says:

    My family surnames are Sullo and Ferraro. I am looking for family, siblings, parents relatives dead or alive of Generoso Sullo born 1879 and Maria Domenica Ferraro or married name Sullo. Any help would be aporeciated

  2. Dianne says:

    We are related!! My grandfather is Anselmo. My Dad
    Introduced me at St Bernadettes to maybe Carol in the
    Schoolyard and her Dad.
    I have done lots of genealogy and traveled to town
    Several times. My Dad, knows lots of info about your family.

  3. Kimberlee says:

    My Grandfather (Velivolo “Lee” Loro) was first cousins with Anselmo and Juliette Ricca. His mother Maria Violano was sisters with their Mom. The immigration records for the Ricca’s doesn’t list their parents names and I have no immigration records for Maria Violano. So, I got excited when I saw this post and am hoping you may be able to help with this longstanding genealogical road block as we know little to nothing about the Violano side.

    My Mom (Carol Loro) remembers going to Juliette’s store, with her Dad, when she was a kid. Also, she went to St. Bernadette’s school with Maryann Ricca. Any info you can provide would be much appreciated.

  4. Kim says:

    I believe my grandfather was from CVSC. I think his name was John Ferraro in Italy, and he changed it to Ferrio when they moved to the states. His cousin, Elena Gall, was also from here.

  5. Fred says:

    Looking for Isadore Tremarzo (or Trimarzis) married to Carmela Decola (or Dicola) born abt 1873 in CVSC. Any info appreciated.

  6. Christina says:

    Hi; we are looking for information about Antonio Salvatore Nargi, born in Castelvetere sul Calore in 1878. Any assistance would be much appreciated!

    • Wendy says:

      My great-grandfather was Dominick Nargi, and married Maria Sullo in CVSCaround that time. They had a son in Italy, then emigrated to New York where they had 5 more children. My grandmother was then born here – Lena Nardi and they eventually moved to Stamford, CT. Maybe Dominick is a relative of Antonio’s?

  7. Lowell says:

    We are looking for information on Nicola LaTerza (born 1864) and his wife Maria Giovanna Mariano (born 1867).

  8. Steve Valle says:

    My grandmother was Carmela Bimonte from Castelvettore sul Calore. I think someone in her father’s family immigrated to Connecticut. I know her father came to that area and did some work to make money but returned home to Italy. His name was Salvatore Bimonte. He was married to Aurora DiCola.
    Does that make any connections to your Bimonte’s?

    • Elisheva says:

      Hi! My great grandmother is Carmella Bimonte from Castelvettore. Her family did immigrate to CT. My grandmother is her daughter Rose. I do have some family work done on that line if you would like more information!

  9. Andrea Bimonte says:

    Thank you for creating this website. I am interested in the origin of my surname, Bimonte. The name seems specific to Castelvetere Sul Calore. I wonder if is a from a French surname, Bimont, or derived from a Count who lived in Castelvetere named DeBeaumont. Maybe it is neither! Thank you for your input.

    • Lorien Stiegler says:

      Hi Andrea, my family came from CVSC as well and I have a relative called Luisa Bimonte Ricca. My Aunt said that she had a Great Aunt called Josephine who who married a Bimonte (They lived in New Haven USA). We are trying to find out more information about the family so please contact me, we may be able to help each other.

      • Melissa says:

        Hi Lorien,

        My grandfather, Michael Ricca, came from CVSC to stay with family in Connecticut, I believe an “Aunt Josephine,” in 1950. I don’t know about the last name “Bimonte,” though..I can check with my grandfather. Do you know anything about an Anselmo Ricca? He is my grandfather’s father from CVSC who went missing in WWII.

        • Evelina says:

          Hi.Melissa my relative in America was Anselmo Ricca, my grandmother named his “zi Nselmo”. Contact me on facebook, so se can tell of him. Bye 🙂

          • Melissa says:

            Hi Evelina,

            My family would love to know more information about Anselmo. My grandfather and his mother lost contact with Anselmo during World War II when he went missing in action. What is your last name, so I can find you on facebook? I am Melissa Ostroff in Philadelphia. I would love to hear from you.


    • Elisheva says:

      Hi! My grandmother was Rose (Rosa) Bimonte! She lived in New Haven, CT – I have a good amount of information about the family if that would help!

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