Genealogy in San Vito Chietino

If you search your ancestors in San Vito Chietino, Abruzzo, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Abruzzo and in Chieti province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Vito Chietino registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in San Vito Chietino, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in San Vito Chietino too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Vito Chietino from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Vito Chietino. As more your surname is common in San Vito Chietino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Vito Chietino archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Chieti province are:
Angelucci, Bruno, Cinalli, Costantini, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, De Luca, Di Biase, Di Carlo, Di Crescenzo, Di Francesco, Di Giacomo, Di Marco, Di Martino, Di Matteo, Di Nardo, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Prinzio, Di Renzo, Di Santo, Di Stefano, Di Tullio, Di Virgilio, D’Orazio, Esposito, Ferrante, Iezzi, Luciani, Mammarella, Mancini, Marino, Martelli, Menna, Natale, Paolini, Paolucci, Pasquini, Piccirilli, Ranieri, Ricci, Rossi, Salvatore, Tenaglia, Travaglini, Tucci, Zappacosta.

Church archives in Chieti 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.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Vito Chietino:

S. MARIA DEL PORTO – Largo Argentieri – Marina



If you have the opportunity to visit San Vito Chietino and Chieti province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in L Aquila.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in San Vito Chietino just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in San Vito Chietino area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Sandy says:

    My great great grandfather was Dominick Scipione who was a traveling silk merchant when he met his future wife Giacinta Iavicola. In 1849 they had a son Vito Scipione whose marriage record states he was born in San Vito Chietino. Dominick’s family were upset that he did not marry someone from their hometown of Sulmona so it is assumed that Giacinta may have come from San Vito Chietino. Can you put me in touch with someone who can direct me with an address for civil records in this town?

  2. Linda says:

    My grandfather Antonino Rocco Tosti (dob 24 April 1895) was from San Vito Chietino. My husband and I are coming from the US next month and I want to see if I can find any information on his family. His parents were Luigi Tosti and Mariangela Rossi. Can you give me any advice on where to begin and look for this information.

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