Genealogy in Montaguto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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13 Messages to “Genealogy in Montaguto”
  1. Phyllis says:

    I believe my grandfather, Frank Cifaldi, was born in Montaguto about 2/13/1892.
    I would appreciate any help to confirm this & to get a copy of his birth record.
    Thank you

    • Antonio says:

      Your grandfather Francesco Cifaldi, son of Giuseppe Cifaldi and Maria Luigia Anzivino, was born in Montaguto on 11 Feb 1892.

  2. Ernest says:

    Please advise of any information that is available.

    Giuseppe Morra ( Morro )
    Nato : 8 Aug 1862
    Montaguto, Avellino

    Moglie : Maria Anna (Marianna) Grillo
    Nato : 29 Sep 1870
    Montaguto, Avellino

    Padre (Maria): Raymond Raimondo Grillo
    Madre (Maria): Jenny Jennie Grillo Alesanda


    • Antonio says:

      I suspect that people you mention were from Monteleone di Puglia and not from Montaguto. From the ship manifest of Marianna Grillo (di Raimundo) arrived in New York January 8th 1900 (ship name Sempione) is stated Monteleone as last residence. She travelled with children Carmela? and Lucia? Morro.

  3. Carmelina says:

    Hi,my Grandfather Orazio Indino was born in Monteguto, 1893, his father was Vito Indino born in 1863, in Monteguto, Italy. I would like to find out what his mother’s name was. It might be Antoinette. He came over to the U.S. in the early 1900’s, and married my grandmother, Margaret (DeSpirito), on Dec. 1, 1920. He died on Feb. 25, 1977, My grandmother died, April 24, 1955. Any info. would be appreciated.

    • Antonio says:

      Antonia Maria Consiglia Anzivino (Montaguto, Oct. 27, 1855 – ?)was Orazio’s mother. Her parents were Orazio Antonio Anzivino (Montaguto, Apr. 4, 1823 – Jun. 11, 1866) and Marziale Carrozzo (Montaguto, Aug. 13, 1829 – ?). Antonia had a previous marriage to Leonardo Antonio Marzocchi (3 children).

  4. Karen says:

    My grandmother is from Montaguto, Avellino, Italy. She came to the US with her mother Maria Concetta Carchia who was born in 1877. We think it was June 7, 1909 when she came over on the Canopic ship. Her parents were Guido Carchia and Leonarda De Michela. We think she married a Joseph Cobuzzi in 1904 in Italy. Another story is my great grandmother, Concetta Carchia, was single when she arrived in the US. My grandmother married Martino Alicandro. How can I find out if my grandmother Josephine Carchia was born to a single woman or the child of Joseph Cobuzzi? Can I locate a birth certificate from Italy?

    • Antonio says:

      Your grandmother was registred in Montaguto on May 05, 1905 as Giovanna Carchia born May 03, 1905, daughter of Concetta Carchia and unknown father (reported as unmarried and unrelated to the mother).

  5. Judith says:

    My grandfather Donato Macchia was born in Avellino Monteguto October 1890 or November 1890
    I am looking for his birth certificate

  6. Larry says:

    My Grandfather was Nicholas Andreano of Monteguto (I believe). I think he was born in 1900 and came to the United States at age 16 so 1916 or so. He had two brothers I think that also came to the United States – Mark and Jim I believe were their names but I’m not positive. I’d be interested in anything I could find out about him.

    Thank You!

    • Claudia says:

      arriving NY, 26 Aug 1922, SS Patria depart Naples: Nicola Andreani 22y, single, from father Antonio to brother Marco 1237 Otis St, Youngstown, OH.
      d 22 Jun 1983 Youngstown, OH, Nicholas Andreano

      brother Marco (Mark) b Montaguto 30 Oct 1896. Died 25 May 1989 in Youngstown. Changed surname to Andio.

      brother Jim, aka James Vincenzo b 14 Oct 1903 Montaguto, died 20 Jul 1974 Youngstown. Changed surname to Andio.

      Also had a brother Giuseppe, b 29 Mar 1898 Montaguto. Believe he stayed in Italy.

      Their father Antonio was married twice, although I’m not sure of the order. Giovanna D’Allocco and Maria Rosa DeMichele. The 4 boys are the sons of Maria Rosa. She was b 6 Oct 1876 Montaguto, daughter of Patrizio DeMichele and Maria Luigia D’Allocco (one of my second great grand aunts). Antonio’s father was Marco, but I’m not sure which one, he died before son Antonio’s Jan 1896 marriage bann to Maria Rosa. Marco’s wife and Antonio’s mother, Vincenza Magnatti, was alive at the time of the marriage bann.

      My grandfather (whose mother was a D’Allocco) spent some time in Youngstown and was a friend of all three.

  7. Pauline says:

    I will be traveling to Montaguto and Avellino in March 2014. I have my grandfather’s original birth certificate which lists his parents name and even the house address where he was born. If I would like to research his parents or other relatives would I go to avellino or Montaguto to start. Any information you can give mr would be appreciated. Thank you.

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