Genealogy in Arpino

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Arpino, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Lazio and in Frosinone province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Arpino registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Arpino. As more your surname is common in Arpino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Arpino archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church archives in Frosinone 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 Arpino and Frosinone province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), 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 Bari.

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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Arpino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Arpino, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Arpino”
  1. Julie says:

    Looking for birth and marriage records for my grandparents. My Grandfather was Domenic Viscogliosi Date of Birth 05 May 1893. My dad was born in Arpino but not sure if my grandfather or grandmother were. My Grandmother’s name was Italia. Not sure sure of her maiden name or date of birth.

    Thank You.

  2. Tina says:

    Hi, my family emigrated to England many years ago, my grandfather spoke of his family in Arpino and regularly sent money to the church Christo. I have tried to trace my family however I have been told that the Italian alphabet had no J and possibly my surname was spelt with an I (Iafrate) or even Ifrattee. Any help would be grateful.

  3. Nancy says:

    Hi I am looking for the birth of my Grandmother Teresa/ Terisina Notargiacomo. She was born in Arpino on Jan 11 1889, Her parents were Antonio and Rosa (Carlomusto)

    Thanks in advance Nancy

  4. Larry says:

    I am looking for birth & marriage records for:
    my grandfather, Donato Anthony Polsinelli born in Arpino approx 1889
    Great grandfather: Bernardo Polsinelli born in Arpino approx 1862

  5. John says:

    Hello there,
    I am planning a trip to Arpino soon, and know that my Great-Grandfather Amedeo Rea was born, and/or lived in Arpino, and am very keen to find out more in advance of my trip in order to develop an arts project in Cardiff, Wales.
    Can you help, or guide me to someone who might be able to help?

  6. roberta says:

    The ship manifest from Ellis Island show my grandparents last place of residence was Arpino, Caserta. No mention of Saint Arpino, Caserta. My father always mentioned his parents were from Frosinone. Do you know if these two cities are one in the same? Would you know if the surname iafrate is still known in this region?

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