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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Montaguto, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montaguto, 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 .
Our expert in Montaguto area will reply to you


35 Messages to “Genealogy in Montaguto”
  1. Carmelina says:

    Hi, can you tell me any information on a Giuseppa Seppe? She would be my great great Grandma. Possibly from Montaguta. Her daughter, Maria Rutigliano DeSpirito was born in Montaguta. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Carmelina

  2. Carmelina says:

    Hi do you know anything about my Grandmother Maria Rutigliano DeSpirito? her mom was Josephine Seppe.

  3. Carmelina says:

    Hi, I know that my family is related to all the Schiavone’s possibly Cifaldi’s too. My Grandmother was an Anzivino, so possible related to all them too? Do you know anything about being Rutigliano’s? I know there is a connection there too, being related to Schiavone’s on that side. Thanks for all your info.

  4. Gary says:

    I will be going to Tuscany, I will be visiting my grandfathers birthplace.
    This is there an accessible birth registry where his information might be?
    I do have records of him as well.

  5. Shannon says:

    James Vincent Andreano

    BIRTH OCTOBER 14 1903 • Montaguto, Avellino, Campania, Italy
    DEATH JULY 20 1974 • Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
    emigrated 1920

    we are looking for information on his family in Italy. this is my great grandfather! am researching and plan to visit next summer! thank you for any help!

  6. Valerie says:

    Bonjour mon grand père SCHIAVONE zefirino est né le 7/12/1898 à MONTAGUTO de père SCHIAVONE Angelantonio et de mere ANZIVINO Filomena auriez-vous des informations sur mes arrieres grands parents par avance merci de votre aide cordialement

  7. Marie says:

    I am looking for any info about my Grandfather’s family. His name was Franceso Cifaldi 1909-1968.
    I know his father was Antonio Cifaldi and his mother was Marilugio Schiavone (an orphan?). Maybe his grandfather is also Francesco Cifaldi? Any info you can fill in would be amazing and appreciated.

    • Antonio says:

      Francesco Cifaldi was born in Montaguto 12 Oct 1909 to Antonio Cifaldi (8 Sep 1874 – ?) and Maria Luigia Schiavone (3 Mar 1879 – ?).
      Paternal ancestors were: Isidoro Cifaldi (9 Jul 1786 – 11 Jun 1875) and Cristina Pezzella (27 Jul 1785 – 7 Jun 1852); Nicola Cifaldi (about 1806 – 27 Feb 1881) and Paola Angino (25 Jan 1815 – 20 Jan 1887); Francesco Cifaldi (3 Dec 1842 – 15 Mar 1908) and Maria Consiglia Sanità (12 Oct 1848 – ?).
      Maternal ancestors were: Angelantonio Schiavone (7 Mar 1774 – 16 Oct 1846) and Dorotea Carchia (12 Apr 1772 – 30 Nov 1833); Pietro Schiavone (12 Nov 1793 – 17 Sep 1877) and Maria Concetta Iatarola (17 Aug 1791 – 3 Nov 1867); Leonardo Schiavone (25 Feb 1833 – 25 Dec 1889) and Angela Anzivino (10 Jun 1838 – ?).

    • Marco says:

      I believe my great-grandfather’s mother was a sister of Maria Luigia Schiavone. Her name was Maria Giovannina Schiavone, born ~1873. She was married to Gennaro Manganiello, and they had at least 2 children. Carmella (b. 1894-d. 1994), and Raffaele “Ralph” (b. 1910-d.1976). Both Carmella and Ralph immigrated to Chicago, IL, USA. I would appreciate any information on Gennaro and/or Giovannina and their children. Thank you !

  8. Nancy says:

    My grandmother, Concetta Anzeveno was born July 11 1886 in Montaguto to Raffaela (Carchia) and Joseph Anzeveno – Raffaela’s parents were Filomena nee Montechivo and Michael Carchia). My grandmother, Concetta and brother Anthony and sister Filomena and parents left Montaguto in 1900 and went to Boston, MA – She married John Mauriello from Moiano, Benevento later that year and lived in Vermont from then forward – I would like to know if this is accurate and any more you can provide – I have just seen a half hour video of the town from @2007 and cannot find it again!!! At the end a woman was washing clothes on a constructed rock ledge and I was astonished as I had always been told that my grandmother used to wash clothes on a rock, but had no idea it looked like THAT – this is how it must have been –

    • Antonio says:

      Data are quite accurate (Anzeveno and Montechivo correct spelling was Anzivino and Montecalvo, respectively). Filomena Montecalvo was born about 1845 in Ariano (now Ariano Irpino) to Raffaele Montecalvo and Raffaela Cardinale (about 1795 – 25 Jan 1884).

  9. Collette says:

    I’m looking for information on my Great Grandmother Congetta Anzivino from Monteguto. She married Crescendo DeSimone. I believe that she was from the Anzivino family that later produced a mayor from Montaguto. Any information would be appreciated.

    • Antonio says:

      Concetta Anzivino was born in Montaguto 12 Jan 1858 to Giuseppe Domenico Anzivino (19 Feb 1828 – 17 Nov 1909) and Maria Anzivino (11 May 1927 – 4 Mar 1890). On 25 Mar 1880 she married Crescenzo De Simone and moved to Orsara, a nearby village.
      Her siblings were:
      Antonio 30 Dec 1853 – ??; Domenico 14 Aug 1855 – 6 Dec 1875; Alfonso 23 May 1860 – ??; Arcangelo 21 Dec 1862 – 16 Mar 1863; Maria Michela 7 Mar 1864 – ??; Crescenza 8 Feb 1867 – 12 Oct 1885.

      • Collette says:

        Thank you so much Antonio. This is definitely my Great Grandmother as my grandfather Nicola De Simone was born in Orsara. If you have any more information on this family I would appreciate it!

        Thanks again,

  10. Anonymous says:

    Luigi Antonio Lepore born in Montaguto,Italy on 9 October 1875 to Domencio Lepore and Maria Montecalvo. Do you have any information on my parents? Does Luigi have siblings?

  11. Carmelina says:

    Did my Grandpa Orazio Indino, was born in Monteguto, son of Antonia Anzivino, have any brothers and sisters? I think he had a brother Leonardo, but did he have a sister? And is Maria Anzivino his aunt?

  12. Jacqueline says:

    I am looking for my grandfathers (Giuseppi Pucci) birth certificate, he was from Montaguto, born on Nov.11,1881, married “Angiolina DelMonte” she was born in 1891.
    His father was Vincenzo Pucci and mother was Raphelle. Thank You

  13. Carmelina says:

    HI could a Donato Patrone, be related to Camanzo’s or Indino’s?

  14. Carmelina says:

    Thank you for the previous findings, but can you find anything else on Vito Indino, who was born 1863, of who his parents were?

    • Antonio says:

      The birt certificate of Vito Orazio (Montaguto 1893) reports that:
      1. His father, Vito Indino, is son of Vito.
      2. He and wife Antonia Anzivino reside in Rapolla.
      3. He is a railroad labourer on the line Rocchetta – Melfi.

      Vito Orazio is the only indino born in Montaguto. I ignore the place of his father’s birth.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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).

  18. 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).

      • karen says:

        I just found my way back to this site. Still searching for info. I see your reply says reported as unmarried (which we understood), but not sure what “unrelated to the mother” means. how can I find out who Concett carchia’s parents were and where from? Thank you for any help.

        • karen says:

          Update today: I was told my great grandmother, Maria Concetta Carchia married Joseph Cobuzzi in 1904, Italy. This is possibly misinformation since being unwed mother must have been a disgrace back then.

  19. Judith says:

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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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