Genealogy in Ripabottoni

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Ripabottoni 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 Ripabottoni. As more your surname is common in Ripabottoni, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ripabottoni 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 Ripabottoni 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.
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 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Ripabottoni, or if you have questions regarding your family in Ripabottoni, 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 our expert in Ripabottoni area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Regina says:


    I am looking for any information on my Great Grandparents. My Great Grandfathers name was Giuseppe Cristoforo and my Great Grandmothers name was Incoronata Carmosino (spelling may be a hair off with her name). I am told that both of my great grandparents were born in Ripabottoni. It is also my understanding that my Giuseppe came to the states through Ellis Island with Incoronata following shortly thereafter. Any information you can provide me would be amazing as it has been few and far between. I am interested in their marriage, their families, etc.

  2. Pat says:

    I am planning to visit the Venafro/Campo Basso area of Italy on September 21, 2018. My grandparents are from the general region and I would love to be able to visit. Here is the information I have

    family name is Matteo. My grandfather was Pasquale Matteo Born July 6, 1875.. He had a brother Giacoma and sister Madeline. His mother was Angelina.

    My grandmother name was Maria Antonio Iannacone and she was born on 1/1/1882. I believe that belonged to the Church Santa Maria Assunta Ripabottoni.

    I would appreciate any information that you can provide regarding the Matteo family. I understand this is short notice but we just made the arrangements to drive to this area.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

    Patricia Matteo Keller

  3. karen says:


    I am looking for birth certificates for a Guiseppi Ciarlo born in Ripabottoni on July 14 1872 and Mary Christanzano born in Ripabottoni on Dec. 13 1870. Any information you are able to give me about my grandparents would be very much appreciated. Thank you for any help you can provide.


    • sharon says:

      Hello Karen. My mother’s side was Ciarla. I was in Rippabotoni about five years ago but before that day I went to the province of Campobasso. That is where you can get birth certificates etc from that province.
      We most likely are related. The name of Caristanzoo is also part of it all.

  4. Lisa says:

    My Great Grandmother is Maria Dominica Grosso Born 20 July 1870 in Ripabottoni, Campobasso, Molise, Italy died 26 July 1954. Her husband was Dominic Vaulato Born Aug 1866 Turin Italy died 1922 California, United States. Maria’s Father was John B. Grosso. Her children Carlo Grosso Vaulato I am trying to find more about as well He was born in Italy as well.

    • sharon says:

      My Great grandfather was Cosmo Grosso and married a Fabio in Rippabotoni. They migrated from Italy to Montreal Canada then Washington state where my g.grandmother’s family lived.

      I’m in the process of moving from the Seattle area. All of my genealogy is packed. I will be able to help you when I get settled.

      Good luck in the meantime.


  5. Janet says:

    I am looking for information about the extended family of my father, Dominick Thomas DeIulio, born in Ripabottoni in 1896. (Name was changed to DeYulio at entry into the US). He had brothers Frank DeIulio, Michael DeIulio, sisters Florence, Angelina, Carmella, and Josephine. His father was Giovanni (John). They all settled in Syracuse, NY.

    I would be very interested in any information about extended family, etc. My father died in 1989.

    • Ellen says:

      My family from Ripabottoni included my grandfather Joseph DeIulio (changed to DeJulio) , a shoemaker who settled in Brooklyn NY with his wife Luise Lepore.. They raised three children there, now deceased: Ferdinando (Frederick), Teresa, and Lucy. My father was Fred. My great uncle, Giovanni DeIulio was my grandfather’s older brother. He and his wife Josephino had no children.

  6. David says:

    Hi. Both sides of my family are from this town. Surnames are Mastandrea and Samela. Would love to find out if any of my ratives are still in the area!

    • Sam Sauro says:

      Both my mother, Anna Vannelli, and my father, Antonio Gieseppe Sauro, were originally from Ripabatoni and the imigrated to North Bay, Ontario, Canada around 1949 or 1950. I was wondering if there were still family members living there.

  7. Deb says:

    My beloved grandmother, Angela Maria Guiseppa Sauro, born April 14, 1894 to Angelo Michele and Maria Filomena Grasso, was from Ripabottoni, Campobasso.

    My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy this Septemeber 2017 to visit her village and see where she lived. If we can maybe find/meet any relatives of the Sauro or Grasso families still within immediate area, that would be a miracle!

    She left for British Columbia, Canada in April of 1925 to marry my grandfather, Franco Donatelli.
    He was from Ateleta in Aquila and came to Canada in 1910.

    Thank you, everyone.

  8. Anna says:

    Looking for information on my grandfather. Name was Charles Santi or Cavalli. Have info he was either from Ripi or Ripabottoni. Have seen both. Had a brother James. Charles born in 1882, James in 1884. Mother name may have been Sara. Understand they both fled Italy to get away from the mob because one of them got a girl pregnant who’s father was involved in the mob. If anyone has any info I’d love to hear from you.

  9. Peg says:

    my father: born Vittorio Matteo Martino (1926) Ripabottoni (siblings: Dominic, Teresa, Anthony, Josephine, Peter)
    his mother my grandmother: Albina M. Di Ioia (or possibly Di Joia) whose parents are Domenico Di Ioia (Di Joia) and Teresa Saveria
    my father’s dad (my grandfather) Giovanni (John) Antonio Martino

    I do know my grandmother’s family still resides in Ripabottoni. I would like more information on her side.

    My grandfather’s family I do not know anything. Please any information would be eternally greatful. Thank you

  10. Troy says:

    My grandfather came from Ripabottoni as far as I know. His name was Jacomo DeJulio, moved to new rochelle, ny…..changed his name to james….

  11. Margaret says:

    My father (Victor) was born in Ripabottoni 1927 his mother’s name was Albina DiIoa his father’s name was John Martino (and he had a shoe shop with his dad in Ripabottoni) I am trying to find out ancestors of my paternal relatives and if we still have relatives there in the region. Also would like to know who the original natives were of that region and if any of my ancestors were from native tribes. My grandparents, my dad & siblings migrated to America (Ellis Island) from Naples in 1936 (I have just just received my documentation/ship manifest etc from Ellis Island). Thank you for all of your help/direction.

  12. Joanne says:

    My maternal grandmother, Maria Antonia DiLiello immigrated around 1905 from Rippabatoni to Boston. I would like to know more about the family that stayed in Ripa. I went in 2005, but the church had been damaged in an earthquake and could not locate the priest. Thank you.

  13. Charlet says:

    My grand mother Irene D’Addario from Rippabatoni married Fabiano Giusti from the village of Morrone across the hill, I believe, in 1873. I visited Rippabatoni in Oct of 2014 and left a copy of their marriage certificate in the church. Wondering if anyone found it and knows of any relations that still are in the area.

  14. Jim says:

    Our family emigrated from Italy in the late 1800’s they were from Ripabottoni and their name was Masterandrea – we are unable to locate any information on our grandparents. Our grandfather died in America (New Rochelle, New York) sometime between 1920 – 1925, our grandmother died also in New Rochelle around 1944. Our grandmothers name was Angelina – not sure what our grandfathers name was – possibly James or Joseph.

    Thanks – look forward to hearing from you if there is any information available.

  15. Michelle says:

    I am the great-granddaughter of Antionietta De Iulio (b. 1893) of Ripabottoni. It’s my understanding her parents were Michael De Iulio and Carmelina Del Vecchio. I have been told she was one of ten siblings, but I have no information on any of those siblings – whether they also immigrated to the USA or elsewhere. I would welcome more info on other family members.

    Many thanks for any help –

  16. Robert says:

    I am looking to gather information on my great grandfather from Ripabottoni
    Giuseppe Antonio Ciarlo, is born about 1864 immigrated to canada in 1891, married to Maria Giuseppa Paduano. Im looking for information because we will be to Campobasso on 29th august 2016. I come from Québec, Canada and i wish to know where come from my own family.

    • Ronald says:

      My great grandparents were from Ripabottoni my great grandfather was Ciarla Pasquale and he married a Iaricci Maria.this event took place in Ripabottoni around 1865. Also, Ciarla is the name from Ripabottoni; Ciarlo is a variant caused by human error. My family settled in Johnston, Rhode Island USA in 1902.

  17. tom nervina says:

    Pietro Nervina was born in NYC or Ripabutoni in the late 1800s. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  18. Sandra says:

    I am writing to find information on the LePore family from Ripabottoni, Italy.
    Pietro Lepore was born June 29, 1873 to Matteo Lepore and Angela Maria Testa.
    I would like to find out his siblings names and birthdates, he had 9. Also Matteos parents names and birthdates.
    Any information would be extremely helpful,
    Thank you for you time,
    Sandra Small

    • Dean says:

      We visited Ripbottoninin May 2016.
      My wife’s great grandmother was Caterina Lepore born Oct 12, 1875 in Ripbottoni. Her father was Pasquale Lepore born about 1843.
      Do you have more info on the Lepore family?

  19. John says:

    My great grandfather was Leonardo Fiorito. My grandmother Adeline Fiorito siblings, josephine, Mary, Joe, Ilda. Leonardo from Ripobotonni.
    Any information is helpful…. anything please.

    thank you

  20. Nick says:

    Sharon my grandmother was a d,add aria from ripa

  21. sharon says:

    Hello Jacqueline, My father’s parents were both from Ripabottoni, Italy Molise Region. I have extensive genealogy research and see we share one common last name Fiorito. My ggg grandmother (This was my father’s, father’s grandmother named Angela Maria Fiorito. Her birth date was about 1818-1822. She was married to Giacomo DelVecchio. They had a daughter named Maria Giuseppa DelVecchio, She married Domenico Antonio Lanni, and had a son Nicola Lanni. He is my great grandfather. I hope this information may be of help to you. You may contact me anytime!

  22. Ron says:

    I am looking to gather information on my great grandfather from Ripabottoni. Angelo Michele Di Julio (Feb 25, 1876) immigrated to US in 1900, married to Teresa D’Addario (Birth 11 March 1873) from Sant’Elia a Pianisi. (November, 29 1896)

    I have been told several stories and have found addresses, but want to know more. I was also looking to get information on any relatives still in the area. I have done research and have noted that there are very few Di Julio’s in Italy. I was also wondering about the Sir-name due to the Italian alphabet.

    • B Diane Landon says:

      I think the is spelled Di Iulio. I’ve seen it a lot in my recent research. That letter is a capital I ( say eye in English) not an L.

  23. Jacqueline says:

    My grandmother’s family name was Fiorito. I believe she and her siblings were born in America but my aunt told me her family was from a town called Ripabottoni in Abruzzi mountains of Italy. My grandmother (Angela) had a brother named Bill Fiorito. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about my grandmother’s parents but I reckon they (my grandfather) migrated to the US in late 1880’s or early ’90s as my grandmother’s eldest child (my aunt Iola) was born in 1908 or thereabouts and I heard my grandmother married at 15.

    I would be interested to know if there is/are any Fiorito family still in Ripabottoni or if there is any genealogy information for this family. My grandmother was catholic.

  24. Nathhaniel says:


    I am looking to obtain an Italian passport. I understand I’ll need information including birth certificate, marriage certificate for either/or my great grandfather or great grandfather. I believe both are from Ripabottoni.

    Leonardo Antonio Barbieri
    DOB: Jun 12, 1877

    Thank you for any help you can provide.


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