Genealogy in Frigento

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Frigento 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 Frigento. As more your surname is common in Frigento, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Frigento 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 Frigento 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 Frigento, or if you have questions regarding your family in Frigento, 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 Frigento area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Rick says:

    Hello, I am trying to find out information regarding my great great grandfather. His name was
    Rocco Filippone. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Joseph says:

    My Grandfather was Rocco Ciampi, his wife, my Grandmother was Angelina Grasso. Any record of family in Frigento

  3. Anne says:

    I will visit Frigento in May, 2018. My family is Famiglietti and Pascucci and Stanco. I don’t know where to start but would love to visit a cemetery, etc. I information where they came through Ellis Island in NY.

  4. Linda says:

    I am researching the family of Filippo Capobianco who I believe to have born in Frigento circa 1847-1850. His wife was I believe Constantina De Stefano also from Frigento. The emigrated to the USA and settled there in Nassau County, New York around 1892. According to the 1910 US census there had been six children born to them but only four were still living, they were Giuseppe,Angelo,Louis & Regina. I would like to know more about the family and their lives in Italy if at all possible.

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