Genealogy in Rotondi

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Rotondi 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 Rotondi. As more your surname is common in Rotondi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rotondi 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 Rotondi 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 Rotondi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rotondi, 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 rotondi@italianside.com our expert in Rotondi area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

3 Comments

  1. Aldo says:

    Necesito saber sobre el apellidos Gallo Maietta de Rotondi Italia Abuelos Giusepinna Maietta de Gallo Esposa muere el 05/02/1979 de Rafaele Gallo participo en la segunda Guerra Mundial tuvo cinco hijos: Domenico Gallo Maietta, Michele Gallo Maietta, Giusepinna Gallo Maietta, Luigi Gallo Maietta y Maria Gallo Maietta ; Agradezco Informacion

  2. elaine says:

    My grandfather was Salvatore Rotondi, born in the province of avellino. Emigrated to Canada then US around 1900. Would he have been from the commune of Rotondi because that was his name?

  3. Annette says:

    I would like to know more about my grandfather Luigi Clemente who was born in Rotondi on 13 April, 1896. Who in Rotondi should I contact for assistance?

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