Genealogy in Monteforte Irpino

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Monteforte Irpino


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Monteforte Irpino. As more your surname is common in Monteforte Irpino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Monteforte 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 Monteforte 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.

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 Monteforte Irpino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Monteforte Irpino, just leave a message below

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  1. Ben says:

    Hello, looking for information on Antonio Capuano or Caponi… my Grandfather from Monteforte… thanks…

  2. John says:

    I am looking for information on Pasquale de Santis. Born in Monteforte Irpino on 5 March 1853 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1885. In June 1913 he returned to Monteforte Irpino. I have no information after that time. He is my great grandfather.

  3. Vee says:

    I can’t find anything on my father’s family from Monteforte Irpino. My grandfather —-Andrea Iacenda—- was born on April 18, 1893. His parents were FRANCESCO IACENDA and MARIA VALENTINO. Can somebody please help ? I have been trying for several years now but I don’t speak italian so I am lost.
    Than you so much.

  4. Debbie Greco says:

    I have done a great deal of research into ancestors from Monteforte Irpino and I am planning a trip to the area in a couple of months. What would be the best way to research in the parishes? Do I need an appointment and permission, or can I just show up and start searching?

    • Bob says:

      I am also doing the same shortly in Italy- I am researching my Grandfather Valentino from Monteforte Irpino (1880)-did you have any luck in Monteforte town or Avellino? The parish registry or the Commune?

  5. Anthony Gallo says:

    My grandfather,Antonio Gallo, was born in Monte Forte, irpino,avelino in 1860. He emigrated to USA in 1878. I would like any information about him or his decendants in Italy

    Anthony Gallo

  6. Bob says:

    My Grandfather -Angelo Valentino left MonteForte around 1915, possibly with a brother John to the United States and settled in Manhattan, NYC.

    I do have a picture when he was young-what is the best way to trace his family there?

    • Lorenza says:

      My grandfathers father and three brothers came to the USA early 1800’s with three sons, carmine, Giovanni and I believe Vincenzo , from monteforte . Valentino

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