Genealogy in Airola

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Airola, 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 Benevento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Airola registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Airola 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 Airola. As more your surname is common in Airola, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Airola archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Benevento province are:
Barbato, Calabrese, Caporaso, Caruso, Ciervo, Cocca, Colangelo, Corbo, D’Agostino, D’Andrea, De Ieso, De Luca, De Rosa, Del Grosso, Del Vecchio, D’Onofrio, Esposito, Falzarano, Fusco, Garofano, Grasso, Iadanza, Iannotta, Izzo, Leone, Lepore, Lombardi, Maio, Mancini, Massaro, Mercurio, Nardone, Pacelli, Palumbo, Parente, Pastore, Pedicini, Pepe, Ricci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Ruggiero, Russo, Varricchio, Zollo, Zotti.

Church archives in Benevento 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 Airola and Benevento 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 Airola, or if you have questions regarding your family in Airola, 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 airola@italianside.com our expert in Airola area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

12 Comments

  1. Dael Chapman says:

    I’m looking for information about my maternal grandfather whom I never knew, Pasquale Geroso born April 27, 2889 in Airola. He left Italy at around age 30 for an arranged marriage in the US. He made wine in the cellar (I guess they all did!) and may have worked with shoes as he later imported them to the US.

  2. Dael Chapman says:

    I’m planning to go to Airola to find the birth certificate of my grandfather who came to USA at around age 30. His name was Pasquale Geroso, born on April 27, 1889. Any information would be most appreciated.

  3. Judy Campbell says:

    I am looking for information on

    Giacomo Ianniello, born 10 April, 1879.

  4. Marie says:

    I am looking for information on my great uncle who was born and died in Airola…His name is: Francesco Falzarano and he was born on April 1, 1893. His parents are Luigi Falzarano, born June 8, 1858 and died in 1923…Mother was Vincenza Tirino born in 1854 and died in 1923 in Airola.

    I know that Francesco married Pasqualina Fauniello, born in 1854 and besides wanting to know when Francesco died, I would like to know if he had any children and, if so, what are their names…I believe they had four children all born in Airola and possibly still living there.

  5. lori says:

    Hi!

    I am trying to find out more about my grandfather and who is parents are.

    His name is Vincenzo Napolitano
    He was born in 1896
    In Airola.

    What is the best way for me to find out all of this information?

  6. Sandy says:

    I am trying to trace my grandparents from what I can find out they came from Aitola. his name wad Vincenzo James iuliucci. hers was carmella fusare. thanks for any help

  7. Thomas says:

    This is where part of my family story begins. I’ve never been on a plane so you can assume that I’ve never been overseas but hopefully this is a year of changes and I will go there soon to find my roots.
    My paternal grandfather was born in or near Airola from what I remember being told. His parents were unmarried and he was given to the Napoletano family at birth. They raised and loved him as their own, and that is the family I’ve ever known and the name (Americanized) that I carry so they are mine. I have no clue who the families of his biological parents were but I was told that he was born Alberto, possibly Alberto Amore but that sounds more like a term used to refer to a “love child” than a real last name and that he was born on January 13, 1904 in an area hospital and baptized in a church before he was given away. Because this was never discussed in our family because my grandfather was embarrassed about being given away, there is nobody left who would know the real story. I assume from here that I would get clearer answers to my inquiries by going to Airola than in trying to communicate by mail or internet.

  8. Rhonda says:

    I am researching the following names and believe they are from Airola:

    Silvio DiGiammatteo father
    Frances Ruggiero mother

    Serafino DiGiammatteo b. abt 1875 (son)
    Carmella Truppi b. abt 1876
    immigrated to the US in about 1901

  9. Brian says:

    Unfortunately I have reached several dead ends …..all of which are in Airola. Below is a list of relatives which are from Airola, but I am unable to find any information previous to their voyage to the U.S.
    Pasquale Perrotta born abt 1860 Airola married to
    Caterina Napolitano born abt 1860 Airola

    Vincenzo James Ruggiero born abt 1854 Airola married to
    Domenica Affinito (or Freigo) born abt 1862 Airola

    Lorenzo Ruggiero born abt 1864 Airola

    Antonio Ruggiero born abt 1862 Airola married to
    Rosa Riccardi born abt 1870 Airola

    All of these relatives’ last residence was Airola. Any help would be awesome!

    • Clair says:

      My grandfather was born in Airola and when I went there to get a copy of his birth certificate, his mother’s maiden name was Perrotta, I think her first name was Angela.

  10. Debi says:

    I am interested in searching for my grandfather and grandmother. My grandfathers surname is D’Onofrio, my grandmothers surname was Napolitano.
    Can you help me with my search

  11. Astra says:

    My mothers maiden name is ariola, however, we have found that when my grandfather or perhaps it was my great grandfather changed it from airola when he came to America … Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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