Genealogy in Rocca d’Arazzo

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

Registry offices in Piemonte and in Asti province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Rocca d’Arazzo registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Rocca d’Arazzo?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rocca d’Arazzo


Before to start your genealogy research in Rocca d’Arazzo, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Piemonte and in Rocca d’Arazzo too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Rocca d’Arazzo from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rocca d’Arazzo. As more your surname is common in Rocca d’Arazzo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rocca d’Arazzo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Asti province are:
Accornero, Amerio, Barbero, Bianco, Binello, Bo, Borio, Bosco, Bruno, Capra, Cerrato, Conti, Fassio, Ferraris, Ferrero, Ferro, Forno, Franco, Gai, Gallo, Gamba, Gatti, Giordano, Gonella, Grasso, Graziano, Lanfranco, Marchisio, Molino, Monticone, Musso, Negro, Nosenzo, Pavese, Penna, Perosino, Poggio, Quaglia, Raviola, Rossi, Rosso, Sacco, Saracco, Scaglione, Serra, Torchio, Trinchero, Viarengo.

Church archives in Asti 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 Rocca d’Arazzo and Asti 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 Torino.

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

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  1. Louise says:

    Hi there

    I would appreciate any info on my ancestors Luigi Torchio, Maria Torchio and any other relatives who lived in Piedmonte during 1800’s and 1900’s. I believe they lived on a large grape growing property close to the border of Italy and France. Several children in the family include Massimo, Clement, Vince and Serafino. Thanks in advance xx

  2. Carl says:

    I am looking for more history on my Great,Great,Great grandfather Michele Doglione born in Italy died December 15, 1866. He was married to Maria Delaude. Looking for their parents and grandparents, how far back can we go?

  3. Katherine says:

    My husband’s ancestors came from Rocca d’Arazzo, Italy.
    The last names Penna, Avidamo and Morellin.
    We will be coming to Italy in 2016.
    Are there any church records available, etc.

    Mille Grazie


  4. annelyse klapperich says:

    I will visit rocca d razzo in june 2014 and am interested in contacting any relatives of my grandmother maddalena dominica ottovianno born feb 2 1886 married pietro luigi bosso in 1905? her father was Francesco ottoviano and mother anna ottovianno bosso. her mother anna died in 1908? and her father remarried. my grand mother had 2 children guiseppe and maddalena and left for america in 1911. her father Francisco had a vineyard in santa catarina and they lived in santa catarina. thank you for any help

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