Genealogy in Chivasso

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Chivasso, 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 Torino province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Chivasso registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Chivasso. As more your surname is common in Chivasso, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Chivasso archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Torino province are:
Barberis, Barbero, Benedetto, Bertolino, Bianco, Bonino, Bosco, Bosio, Bruno, Cavallo, Cerutti, Costa, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferrari, Ferraris, Ferrero, Ferro, Fiore, Fontana, Franco, Gallo, Gentile, Giordano, Grasso, Greco, Grosso, Leone, Lombardo, Longo, Marino, Martino, Merlo, Morello, Musso, Negro, Olivero, Perino, Piovano, Rizzo, Romano, Ronco, Rossi, Rosso, Russo, Sacco, Serra, Testa.

Church archives in Torino 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 Chivasso and Torino 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 Chivasso, or if you have questions regarding your family in Chivasso, 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

1 Comment

  1. Giavannini says:

    My grandfather born in 1885 either in Chivasso or pratiglione area of Turin. Put into Catholic orphanage. Given the name guido Rocco because he was born on the feast of st. Rocco. Was adopted by Teresa giavaninni some time after. He left for America when grown. I would appreciate any information on anything…his mother, orphanages, his real surname or how to get it.
    He did not like to talk about this . Thank you very much, dmerritt

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