Genealogy in Grottaminarda

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Grottaminarda. As more your surname is common in Grottaminarda, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Grottaminarda 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 Grottaminarda 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 Grottaminarda, or if you have questions regarding your family in Grottaminarda, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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10 Messages to “Genealogy in Grottaminarda”
  1. Linda says:

    My grandfather, Thomas Flammia, and his wife, Maria Nargi, came to New Jersey in the early 1900′s. My mother, Antoinette Flammia, was the first of their 7 children to be born in America in 1908. I am coming to Campania next year and would like to know if there are any descendants of the Flammias and Nargis who live in Grottaminarda or Avellino. Mille Grazie.

  2. Joe says:

    My grandfather Guiseppe DiGiulio came to the U.S. Between 1900 and 1905. He was born in Grottaminarda. He moved to the Northend of Boston. He had a brother who had a son Tomasso DiGiulio who married a Woman Filomena. They had three daughters one’s name was Maria. Are their any family left in Grottaminarda and if possible can I obtain a birth certificate of my grandfather and perhaps my great grandfather.

  3. Assunta says:

    My grandmother’s name was Anna Maria Simone or De Simone, born november 1, 1887
    in Grottaminarda.
    Her parents were Antonio de Simone born April 15, 1860, mother Maria Giuseppa Tutela born Sept. 1, 1885. My grandmother had 3 siblings who died in infancy. However she had another brother Michele, who died around the age of 20 in World War I. Birth records for Anna Maria and the siblings that died in infancy were found, but no birth or death records for her brother Michele are known. Trying to find both of these records. Any information is very much appreciated.

  4. Antonio says:

    I would like to know the date and which church in Grottaminarda, Avellino, Italy were the following names married in :

    Maria Grazia Flammia
    Michele Angelo Racca

  5. Cynthia says:

    Will be visiting Grottaminarda in October. Would like to know if any family still lives there. Grandfather, Raffaele Minichiello, born June 9, 1892, immigrated May 1909.

  6. Denise says:


    Looking for info on sur name Basile, Flammia and the mother of my great great great grandmother Maria Celesta Viola born March 8, 1848. Does anyone had info on her mother and would have been born bewteen 1828-1830.
    Thank you

  7. Gloria says:

    My great-great grandfather and my great grandfather both immigrated to Haverhill Massachusetts from Grottaminarda in the late 1800′s. Michaelangelo Bucuzzo and Gennaro Bucuzzo. I am planning to visit next year and would like to know if there are any families with the name Bucuzzo still in the area. Also, where or what cemeteries I might find any ancestors.

  8. Kristina says:

    Looking for any info on family surname Terrazzano and iandoli

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