Genealogy in Vicenza

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Vicenza. As more your surname is common in Vicenza, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Vicenza 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 Vicenza 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 Vicenza, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vicenza, 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. Carolyn says:

    I would like to know if there are any documentation or records during the years 1720-1775 on Giovanni Gualdo. He was a well known musician.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi, My grandfather Giovanni Batista Rossato was born 1-24-1897, great grandfather also Giovanni Batista born 1867, died 1954, was married to Catherina Novello died 1923, all of Breganze. That is all the information I have to go on, & would love some direction on how & where to search.
    Thank you,

  3. Tina says:

    Hello! We have traced our immigrant ancestors to Emil Casarotto, married to Theresa Fabrello. His father was Luigi, married to Margherita Mantoan. My uncle and cousin were just in Vicenza a few days ago and sent back many beautiful pictures. I know Casarotto is a very common name there, but that just means we have lots and lots of cousins!

  4. Michael says:


    My gradparents are from Thiene, Vicenza (Alessandro Carretta born 5 Jun 1905 – parents Valentino Carretta and Maria Candia and Giustina Pegararo born 7 Oct 1915 – parrents Bortolo Pegararo and Angela Vazzaro). I will be in Vicenza soon and would like to know how and where I need to go to research my family tree.

  5. Paola says:


    My surname is Fusato, my fathers name is Aldo. He was born in 1932 to Filomena Urbani (my nonna) I do not know anything of my nonno because he died when my father was about 5 years old. I would like to go back as far as I can in my ancestry because I have blue eyes and blonde hair. My mother was born in 1944 to Angelo and Vittoria Bruttomesso.

  6. Alexandre says:


    My grandparents are from the region of Vinceza in the north of Italy, my Family name is Panzoldo in Brasil may be it could be changed from Panzoldi in the Brasil immigration office, I am going to visit, for vacation, this part of Italy and I would like to know something from my name and family.

    Thanks in advance!


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