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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Montaguto”
  1. 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!

  2. 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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