Genealogy in Campobasso

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Campobasso. As more your surname is common in Campobasso, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Campobasso archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Campobasso province are:
Battista, Calabrese, Caruso, Ciocca, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, D’Aversa, De Santis, Di Biase, Di Domenico, Di Iorio, Di Paolo, Di Stefano, D’Onofrio, Fanelli, Felice, Florio, Greco, Iannetta, Lombardi, Mancini, Manes, Manocchio, Marinelli, Marino, Martino, Mastrangelo, Mignogna, Moffa, Niro, Occhionero, Palladino, Palmieri, Panichella, Pasquale, Perrella, Petrucci, Petti, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salvatore, Santoro, Spina, Testa, Trivisonno, Venditti.

Church archives in Campobasso 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 Campobasso and Campobasso 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 Campobasso.

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 Campobasso, or if you have questions regarding your family in Campobasso, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


9 Messages to “Genealogy in Campobasso”
  1. Ann says:

    Hello, I am researching for a friend- the Casino and Buri (spelling?) families in Gugliesi, Campobasso area. Pasquale and Rosina emigrated to Canada in the early 1920’s to Montreal. Any information as to their parents and family would be appreciated.
    Thanks you, Ann

  2. Nancy says:

    Hi– Both sides of my family came from Campobasso–my parents are 2nd cousins. The last name that is in common is D’Alessio. I have found some information on my Grandmother Cherubina D’Alessio (father’s mother), but nothing on my Grandfather Guiseppe D’Alessio (mother’s father). They were 1st cousins; their fathers were brothers. Sounds like it would be easy since everything leads to one family. Can you help?
    Thank you so much!

  3. Dan says:

    My grandfather Donato Mignogna came from Campobaso, in the late 1800′s and settled in Camden, NJ, USA, I have been meeting a lot of Mignogna’s in my area Mt Laurel, NJ, USA and was told the Mignogna name in Campobaso was like the Smith Name here in the USA, were most of the Mignogna’s related in the town?

  4. Debora Laura says:

    I just wanted to know what the origin of the surname “Campobasso”. I know the meaning. I was told that if you have an Italian surname deriving from the name of a town or city, chances are you have Jewish heritage.
    It has to do with Jews fleeing their previous country due to anti-antisemitism, and so, to disguise them better, they were given the surname of the Italian city or town they then lived in.
    Is this true? Could it be that I am part Jewish?

    Mille grazie

  5. Mella says:

    My grand parents came from the town of compobasso to the USA around 1880. Are there Mella’s in compobasso?

  6. David says:

    Looking for relatives or tree of Rosina Lupo, Father Guiseppe Lupo. Mother Antonia Lalli.
    Any info, please share, thanks

  7. Petrucci says:

    My great grandfather Joseph (Giuseppe) Petrucci was born in Campobasso December 30, 1885. He came to the US at age 19. His father, Vincenzo Petrucci, was also born in Italy but we have no information on him. Any information on Giuseppe Petrucci and his family (particularly father, grandfather, etc.) would be very appreciated.


  8. Lucia says:

    Hello, My Father, Antonio Greco was born in Molise, Campobasso to Lucia and Paolo. … any information you can lend would be great. He passed before he could bring me there. I believe I have a cousin named Fabio Greco still living there. Thank you so very much. This means the world to me.
    Forever grateful, Lucia Greco

  9. louann campobasso says:

    My husbands grandfather was born in campobaso is name was Joseph Campobasso. Where would we find out about his family? We will be traveling to campobasso in august of 2014. Any information would be helpful

    thank you


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