Genealogy in Arzignano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Arzignano. As more your surname is common in Arzignano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Arzignano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Vicenza province are:
Baggio, Basso, Bedin, Benetti, Bernardi, Bizzotto, Bonato, Bordignon, Campagnolo, Carollo, Casarotto, Costa, Dal Lago, Dal Maso, Dal Santo, Dalla Costa, Dalla Valle, Dalla Vecchia, Fabris, Faccin, Ferrari, Filippi, Fontana, Frigo, Lovato, Martini, Moro, Panozzo, Parise, Pegoraro, Pellizzari, Pozza, Pretto, Rigon, Rigoni, Rossato, Rossi, Sartori, Sella, Stefani, Stella, Toniolo, Trentin, Trevisan, Zanella, Zarantonello, Zonta, Zordan.

Church archives in Vicenza 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 Arzignano and Vicenza 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 Arzignano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Arzignano, 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. Renee says:

    Hello there from Raleigh North Carolina! I’m looking to hire someone in Arzignano to do some research for me, regarding my grandmother’s family. I am specifically looking for my 4 great great grandparents, all born there, circa 1860. Please contact me asap!

  2. Mara says:

    I am researching my ancestors Gio Batta Chiarello (b. 1856-d. 1906)and Pierina Brusarosco (b. 1857-d.1941)who were married (and most likely born) in Arzignano. They married sometime in the 1870’s. I would like to find the names of their parents but I can’t seem to find any documents from Arzignano dating from 1815 til 1870. I know that during that time, the northern part of Italy was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and some documents were written in German (documents from the same period in the town of Lonigo for example). I was wondering what happened to all the documents from that period (1815-1870) in Arzignano?

    Thank you!

  3. Mark says:

    My grandfather’s name was Marcello Fucinato. His U.S. military records state that Arzignano is his place of birth in the late 1890’s How can I find out more about him and his family there? Thank You.

    • Isabelle says:

      Dear Mark,

      I live in France, and a part of my family comes from Arzignano too.
      Was your grandmother Pierina De Marzi…?? Married to a Marcello Fucinato (who was born on November 12 1897) and had at least 2 children?

      The relatives in USA I’m looking for are from the De Marzi family from Arzignano, but so far I haven’t been able to find a connexion between “my” De Marzi and this Pierina De Marzi married to Marcello Fucinato.

      If you’re interested it would be a pleasure to hear from you.

  4. Renee says:

    Hi there! I emailed you the other day, but I have an additional question: I would like to know the names of the siblings of my great grandfather, Giovanni Parise, and verification of his parents’ names. Here’s what I know: his parents were: Bartholomeo Parise (born circa 1860) and Constanza (no known last name). Giovanni was born on April 9, 1883. Can you tell me how I can find this information?

    Thank you!

    • Giorgio says:

      Per Renee.
      Vedo che sono passati alcuni anni dalla tua richiesta ho trovato le seguenti notizie.
      Parise Giovanni nato ad Arzignano il 09/04/1883 era figlio di Parise Bortolo e Quartiero Costanza. Ho trovato notizie di un fratello.
      Parise Giuseppe nato ad Arzignano il 19/02/1875 era figlio di Parise Bortolo e Quartiero Costanza.

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