Genealogy in Arpaia

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Arpaia


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

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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Arpaia area will reply to you


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Arpaia”
  1. Ilena says:

    I plan to visit Arpaia end of May 2017. Would like address of grandparents Pasquale and Rosa Tancredi in Arpaia from Jan.1906 to summer of 1925. I would like to see their house. Also any info about families Crisci and Itri. I eagerly await your reply. Mille Grazie

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Ilena, I am a Tancredi from Forchia which is the next town over from Arpaia. I’ve never heard of a Pasquale Tancredi from my mom and she was born in 1923. I do know of the Crisci family also in Forchia and Pasquale was a family name with them and I happen to know a young man 36 years old who is a Crisci with that name, his dad was originally from Forchia. I had an Uncle who lived in Arpaia and his name was Luigi and his wife was named Giusseppina and I visited them when we spent summers there as a kid.

      Enjoy your trip there, it’s changed a lot since I’ve been there in 1977.
      Best regards,

  2. steve says:

    Are there any rovito or Rivetti in Arpaia?

  3. Lee says:

    Hello, I am trying to find some information on our greatgrandfather who was born in Arpaia about 1886-1887 to Geremia D’Amrbosio and Caterina Giordano It is said he was a taylor His name was Giuseppe D’Ambrosio

  4. LEE D'AMBROSIO says:


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