Genealogy in Lapio

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Lapio. As more your surname is common in Lapio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lapio 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 Lapio 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Lapio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Lapio, 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 .
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  1. Paul says:

    Seeking information on the CAMPANA family of Lapio, descendants of Domenico CAMPANA (fl.1860). His son Giovanni later emigrated to Massachusetts USA.

  2. Pam says:

    Hello…I am trying to find birth/marriage/death records for Giovannia Sessa born ca. 1858. Married Domenico Lepore (Date unknown) and died in or before 1899.

    Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated.

  3. john says:

    need a marriage record for giovanni carbone and rosa lepore in lapio ca.1814-1834.

    • Mike B. says:

      John, I am researching Carbone and Cataldo families in Lapio for friends of mine. Would love to share information. Please let me know if you would like to correspond regarding research. All the best,

  4. Carl tino says:

    Trying to find information on my grandfather -Dominic Lepore , who came to America -not sure of exact date but around 1920. He was married to Michalena ( not sure on spelling) and had a daughter Dora ..

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