Genealogy in Amorosi

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

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

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

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

8 Comments

  1. Maturi says:

    How far back can we go to a monk by the name of Sebastiano Maturi in 1450 in Amorosi. My dad always told me (Giulio Maturi)that we came from families of priests, in other words, some relations with monks or priests.How is this monk related to me from year 1450?

  2. Gene says:

    I am Searching for family (my father)of Orlando J Gaudio who was born 03 December1898, , moved to Connecticut USA,in 2009

  3. MaryAnne says:

    I’m looking for information regarding my grandparents, Luigi Mongillo born 9/16/1893 and Philomena Ferrucci born in 1894. They were both from Amorosi and married on 11/8/1917 in the Bronx (NY). My grandfather had a brother named Michele (who was married to Philomena’s sister!). Any information, help, or guidance would be appreciated!

    • Francesco says:

      Hi MaryAnne, my grandmother was born in Amorosi also and her name was Maddalena Ferrucci. She was born in 1907, and her husband Giovanni D’Angelo was also born there. They moved to Montreal Canada after WW2, in the mid 50’s. Her father’s name was Michele Ferrucci. I don’t remember her mother’s name, but she was his second wife. My grandmother had 2 stepbrothers. If you’d like more information, feel free to contact me. Ciao ciao.

      • Mary Anne says:

        Hi Francesco, this is Mary Anne I would like to know if you would be kind enough to forward me your contact information. Hopefully we can communicate and figure out what our connection is.
        Thank you I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  4. Lucille says:

    Looking for information about my grandmother Lucia DiGioia born 13 Dec 1874 in Amorosi. She was married on 24 Dec 1897, I have a stamped copy of the marriage certificate from Comune Di Amorosi. I have been trying to find more about her birth.
    She came to American on May 1, 1900 to meet up with her husband Giovanni Cermola, who also came from Amorosi but was born in Castle Di Campangna Casserta, his father was in the military.
    Thank you,
    Lucille

  5. Michael says:

    Last March I received information about my grandfather’s birth in Amorosi. It stated he was born in Amorosi on April 29, 1886 from Giovanni Salvione and Teresa Mattei. He also had younger siblings John and Arminda born in Italy. Any information you might have about these families (Salvione and Mattei) would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Janet says:

    Searching for family of Lauretta Ciarlelli who was born 17 March 1883, married Giovanni Milone 16 July 1899, then they moved to Connecticut USA, then to Kansas City, MO USA. Also searching for family of Giovanni Milone born 19 February 1872.

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