Genealogy in Montagnana

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Montagnana. As more your surname is common in Montagnana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Montagnana archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Padova province are:
Agostini, Antonello, Bertin, Berto, Bortolami, Bovo, Calore, Capuzzo, Carraro, Cecchinato, Costa, Destro, Fabris, Favaro, Ferro, Furlan, Gallo, Greggio, Griggio, Lazzarin, Lunardi, Marcato, Masiero, Mazzucato, Meneghetti, Moro, Paccagnella, Pavan, Pegoraro, Rampazzo, Rizzo, Rossetto, Rossi, Salmaso, Sartori, Schiavon, Tonello, Toniolo, Trevisan, Varotto, Veronese, Vettore, Visentin, Volpato, Zago, Zanella, Zanetti, Zanon.

Church archives in Padova 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 Montagnana and Padova 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 Venezia.

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 Montagnana, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montagnana, 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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Montagnana”
  1. Doris says:

    I am searching my family tree, my paternal great great grandfather and grandmother. His name is Guiseppe Arfiero b. 1819 and her name is Regina Rossi . I would like to know if they lived else where or where in italy they came from. how many children did they have. I also like to know if there are more Arfiero before 1819 , or if the name has been change. Can you assist me on any of this. i would appreicate all your help. thank you Doris

  2. Leonard says:

    I am researching information on my paternal grandmother. Her name was Narcisa Fornaciari. Passenger ship records show that she left from Genoa on 26 March 1903 on the ship S.S. Palatia and arrived in New York City on 16 April 1903. She traveled with her brother Demetria. On the ship manifest her birthplace is listed as Montagnana, Italy. She was born in 1887. I do not know the names of her parents or any other siblings. I would like to know information about her family. Can you assist me or suggest who I can contact.
    Thank you,


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