Genealogy in Montecalvo Irpino

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Montecalvo Irpino from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Montecalvo Irpino. As more your surname is common in Montecalvo Irpino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Montecalvo Irpino 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 Montecalvo Irpino 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.


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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Montecalvo Irpino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montecalvo Irpino, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to montecalvoirpino@italianside.com our expert in Montecalvo Irpino area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

12 Comments

  1. Juan Carlos says:

    One of my ancestors was born in Montecalvo in 1764 was Mariangela Capozzi was death in Bonito,she married in Bonito with Crescenzio Di Flumeri born in 1752,I am looking for the descendents of this two in any place in the world.Thank you

  2. Rose says:

    Great grandfather was Luigi Lorenzo Stefano Mangialetto His wife was Filamena Maria loCasale Mangialetto from Montecalvo Irpino. 1860? came to US through Queen’s Island New York. His father was Fedele Mangialetto mother was Agnes Sorentino.

    • Daniel Mangialetto says:

      My great grandfather Pietro Mangialetto and his son, my grandfather Leonardo Mangialetto came to the US from Montecalvo Irpino thru Ellis Island in 1906 at the ages of 48 and 14. My grandmother is Rose (Albano) Mangialetto. I don’t know when she arrived in the US. My email is dmangia@mac.com if anyone has further info. Thanks.

  3. samuel says:

    I had Grandfather Sam De Blasio born 1882 came 1910 and Grandmother Filomeno Migaudio from Montecalvo irpino avellino italy looking for any relatives?

  4. Fran says:

    My maternal grandmother was Carminella Dagostino (or spelled D’Agostino)from Montecalvo, born approximately 1886. Her brother was Leonardo, sister Lucia. She married Francesco Pappano and emigrated to the U.S. There are still relatives in Montecalvo I think (17 Dagostinos), but I don’t have contact with them. I’d be curious to know more about her family tree.

  5. Thomas says:

    My grandfather, Frank Dagostino, immigrated to the US around 1910. He was born in Montecalvo Oct 12, 1890. We recently visited Monntecalvo but had no luck determining who his father was. We found the D’Agostino vault-crypt in the Montecalvo cemetery and the oldest person there was Felice Fu Carlo D’Agostino, born 1886. We believe all or most of Frank’s brothers also immigrated, so we have no idea what the relationship is between Frank and Felice. Perhaps brothers or cousins as they were born 4 years apart. My uncle’s name was Carlo Dagostino so there is probably a connection. if you have any information about these relationships,I would be most grateful.

    Sincerely, Tom

    PS Frank married Catherine Cataldo in the US. Catherine was supposedly born in Potenza.

    • Fran says:

      Hi Tom,
      My maternal grandmother was Carminella Dagostino, born in 1886. She had a brother, Leonardo, and a sister Lucia, perhaps others… She married Francesco Pappano (not sure if he was local) and emigrated to the US (I’d have to look up the date). They lived in Chester, PA. My parents and I visited Montecalvo in 1965, up in the hills, out on the farms. I don’t have contact with relatives still there; I think my cousin in her late 80’s does.

      • Tom says:

        Fran

        Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I lost this web page and just refound it. Frank, born Francesco, had several brothers according to my father. They all came to the US at the same time. Some of them continued off to Argentina (?) and Frank and at least one other stayed in the US. Frank moved to Worcester MA. The others went to NJ I think. I’ve not been able to trace Frank’s family at all. I did make it to Montecalvo and found many D’Agostino grave sites but it was a national holiday and even the grave yard was closed. Have you found anything since? Once of my cousins said she was told Frank was born in Avellino, the local capitol of Avellino and the county where Montecalvo is located.

        Thanks

  6. Sandy says:

    My grandfather and his family lived in Montecalvo Irpino. I have found 12 people with the same last name and so far have written to 5 of them. Should I get a response and find out that they are indeed a relative, how difficult would it be to travel from Rome to Montecalvo? I will be in Rome the first week of May.

  7. Richard says:

    My great grandparents, Josephine & Louis Tarone, came to the United States in the early 1900’s, from Montecalvo, Italy, according to my father. I am trying to find out if they were really from Montecalvo, and if I still have any relatives living there today. Perhaps the surname was changed upon their arrival in America. I am looking for some answers, so that perhaps I can visit Montecalvo one of these days.

  8. Hugo says:

    madre (1889) e padre(1871) nasi (born) in Montecalvo

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