Genealogy in Villanova del Battista

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

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

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

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


  1. Jennifer says:

    Hello. I am searching for information regarding my great grandfather. His correct surname is unknown. He was born in Villanova del Battista on January 23, 1896 and was sent to the US(NY) on the Karamania from Naples in late November or early December 1899.

    Surnames that may be associated with Antonio are: Rubilla/Rubillo, Raduazzo or Iorizzo. Antonio’s mother’s name could be Carmen Raduazzo or Randazzo.

    Any information that can be provided is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for any help!


  2. Carole says:

    I am looking for any information on my maternal grandparents: Antonio Iorizzo and Raffaela Baviello.
    They were form Villanova del Battista.

    • Richard says:

      Hi, Auntie Carole!!! I too am looking for any Information on my paternal Great Grandparents Antonio Iorizzo born April 23, 1879 and Raffaela Baviello born Sept 25, 1888.

  3. carmelita says:

    I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Antonio Silano and my grandmother Carmela Pellecchia. They immagrated to the U.S. about 1903 to 1915. They had 4 sons, Giovanni, Angelo, Generoso, Guilliano. My father was Guilliano. They immigrated to Spokane, Washington. The father came over first and then later Giovanni. Carmela and Generoso and Guilliano came over in 1915 I believe. Angelo was not able to come with them at that time and was sent back to Avelino to live with an aunt as he had a rash of some sort and had to have that taken care of. He came over later. The lived in Villanova del Battista

  4. Sofia says:

    I’m doing a research project on both of my great-grandfathers who served in WWI and II for my socials class. I was hoping you could help me find some more information on them like their rank, unit, where they were stationed, when they died, where they were buried, etc… I’ve searched for a while now and I sill can’t find any info on them besides what I already know.
    The first one’s name was Raffaele Panzetta. He was born August 20th 1896 in Villanova del Battista, Avellino, Italy and served in the Royal Italian Army in World War 1 and 2.
    My other great-grandfather’s name was Giuseppe Gesa. He was born on December 29th, 1921 in Ariano Irpino, Avellino Italy. He later moved to Villanova. He served in the Royal Italian Submarine Division in World War 2.

  5. Sally says:

    Hello, I am looking for any information on the Raduazzo or Del Visco families. I have reason to believe my grand father Raffael Raduazzo and my grandmother, Angelina Del Visco may be from there.

    • Michael says:

      I saw your posting from 2 years ago. I have my grandfather’s baptism record from Villanova del Battista and it says the baptism was witnessed by Antonio Raduazzo. He must have been a neighbor of my great grandparents.

  6. Peter says:

    Hi, My cousin is going to Villanova del Battista in Avellino where our family is from, in a week or so and I am trying to find the local cemetery and or funeral directors in the town.

    I been able to find:

    Onoranze Funebri Silano
    Via F. Cusano, 16/D
    83030 Villanova Del Battista, Italy

    But I can’t find the web address or other Funebri in Villanova. Can you help?

    Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.


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