Genealogy in Campochiaro

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Campochiaro. As more your surname is common in Campochiaro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Campochiaro 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 Campochiaro 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 Campochiaro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Campochiaro, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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14 Messages to “Genealogy in Campochiaro”
  1. Jacqueline says:

    My grandparents were born in Campochiaro. My grandfather was Thomas Venditti. My grandmother was Lucy. I do not know her maiden name. I would love to know if anyone knows of any Venditti’s and could help me put together a family tree. Please contact me via email or this page. JackiVA 1949@ I am going to Rome in June 2018. I am going to try to get to Campochiaro to search for information. any help will greatly be appreciated.

  2. Pamela says:

    Hi everyone!

    My grandmother and grandfather were from Campochairo. They immigrated in 1953 to Montreal, Canada. My grandmothers name Gugielmina Buttino and my grandfather named Giovanni Cesta. Any connection to anyone ?

  3. Linda says:

    My grandfather, John Sbarra, emigrated to New Rochelle, NY (also lived in Victor, NY for a time) around 1920. Over the years, he returned to Campochiaro many times. He was married to Antoinette Buttino) (she died in 1927).

  4. Elena says:

    My great-grandfather Gaetano Biondi was born in Campochiaro in 1856 and emigrated to Newark, NJ in the early 1880s. I’m working on building the family tree of the entire village as I quickly realized that over time, everyone is related to everyone else. I am currently working on finding descendants of the Campochiaresi that emigrated around the world. Would love to hear from you if your family is from there.

  5. Lou says:

    My grandfather – Luigi Biase Picciano – emigrated from Campochiaro near the turn of the (20th) century (I’d have to check immigration record). Patricia, are we related?

  6. JoAnn says:

    My Campanaro and Buttino (Bottini in the U.S.) families were in Campochiaro until the 1880’s when they went to Piedimonte d’Alife (now Matese, I believe). I would like to find out what the economic climate was during that time in the province. What would have made Piedimonte d’Alife more appealing than Campochiaro that would entice 2 families to pack up and leave?

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  7. Lyn says:

    My grandfather was Antonio Rontondi. My grandmother was Carolina Mastrioanni both from Campochiaro. Lived in Buffalo NY.

  8. Kota says:

    My great great great Grandfather, Marco Antonio Bucci documented that his father was from here. Marco was born April 24. 1985, and died Jan 16 1988 in Binghamton NY. He was married to Nancy I Bucci.

  9. Patricia says:

    My Great Grand Parents came from Compochiaro in Molise to America. His name was Antonio Picciano and she was Rosa Maria Fiorelli. My daughter and I visited Compochiaro in November 2112 and were fortunate enough to meet ladies with those last names. We will be returning in June of 2015 and would love to know more of the two families. Any and all assistance would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

  10. Jack says:

    Grandfather was Pasquale Giannone. From Campochiaro. Married Corlone.
    Returned from N.Y. Around 1890. Died approximately 1935 in Campochiaro.

  11. Jack says:

    Grandfather was Pasquale Giannone. Married Corlone.
    Returned from N.Y. About 1890.
    Died approximately 1935 in Campochiaro.
    There is a statue at the church there he donated.

    • M. Giannone says:

      Hi Jack,

      I think we’re distant relatives. Pasquale Giannone and his wife Giuseppa Carlone were my great great grandparents. Their son, Emilio (Liberato Emilio on the birth documentation in Campochiaro), was my great grandfather. I think he had several siblings, so your father was probably my great uncle. Get in touch if you can, let’s see if there’s an actual connection here.

      • Jack says:

        Pasquale Giannone had threee sons. & a daughter. They were Emille, Nichole, Marie, and Antonio.
        Antonio,. Born 1896 was my father. At different times, and places, they all came to Canada.
        Emille left Winnipeg and lived in New York. I believe he died in the 40’s.
        I visited my cousins inN.Y in 1948. Nick lived in Winnipeg from r many years. Antonio lived in Edmonton. Marie died in Montreal. Hope this helps if we are relatives or not.


      • Jack says:

        Sure seems a connection. Emilio was the oldest son.
        He lived innWinnipeg and I believe had his first three children there.
        He then moved to New Yotrk city and had three or four more children. He was my Dad’s oldest
        Brother. What is your connection?


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