Genealogy in Castelfranci

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

Registry offices in Campania and in Avellino province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Castelfranci registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castelfranci 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 Castelfranci. As more your surname is common in Castelfranci, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castelfranci archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Avellino province are:
Albanese, Bruno, Capobianco, Capone, Carbone, Cardinale, Caruso, Cioffi, Cipriano, Colucci, Coppola, Cucciniello, De Feo, De Luca, De Maio, De Simone, De Stefano, De Vito, Di Pietro, Esposito, Famiglietti, Ferraro, Festa, Fiore, Forgione, Gallo, Grasso, Graziano, Guarino, Guerriero, Iannaccone, Iuliano, Lepore, Lo Conte, Lombardi, Luongo, Matarazzo, Napolitano, Nigro, Petrillo, Picariello, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Sarno, Spagnuolo, Vitale.

Church archives in Avellino 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 Castelfranci and Avellino 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 Napoli.


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 Castelfranci, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelfranci, 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 castelfranci@italianside.com our expert in Castelfranci area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

16 Comments

  1. John says:

    Anyone have info on my great grandfather? If so please let me know.

    Antonio La Marca
    BIRTH 3 APR 1895 • Santa Margherita Di Belice Girgenti
    DEATH 19 OCT 1985 • Alhambra, Los Angeles, California

    Mother
    Caloguia Lillian Montalbano
    BIRTH 1869 • Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy
    DEATH 26 FEB 1934 • Los Angeles, California

    Father
    George J LaMarca
    BIRTH 6 NOV 1858 • Italy
    DEATH 20 NOV 1956 • Los Angeles, California

  2. Anna says:

    My mother was born in Castelfranci in 1903. Her name Pasqualena Romano. I still have cousins there Amalia, Tony Romano. Does anyone if they’re still around

  3. Bev W says:

    My 4xs great grandfather, Francesco Boccella married Marianna Perrillo before 1790 in Castelfranci. Her parents were Francesco Perrillo and Petronilla Tecce Perrillo. A researcher who was adept at reading the films at the LDS library did research for my cousin some years back. This is all I know about my Perrillo line. Grandson, Carmine Antonio Boccella moved into Paternopoli and his son, Giovanni Raphael Boccella emigrated into Philadelphia. I understand that my great grandfather kept up with his family from both Castelfranci and Paternopoli and did travel back and forth more than once. Would love to take the research further back and learn more about early families. Thanks so much!!!!

  4. Susan says:

    Hello,

    My great grand father (&grandfather) came from Castlefranci. My great grandfather mothers name was Barbone. My understanding is his parents died young and was raised by the barbaone family. He had 1 brother that I know of Emido. I’m told there may have been another brother. I would like to get his birth certificate and any information on the Roberto’s/ Barbone family. I plan to visit next year and would love some advise on my family heritage.

    Thank you

  5. Frances says:

    Just found this site. Have visited Castlefranchi 10 years ago. Both my parents were born there. My father’s last name was Romano, several in his family still live there. My mother’s last name was Braccio. Members of her family still live there. Her family home still has a Braccio living there. My father came here in 1909, to Philadelphia, presently most of us live in the Cherry Hill, nj area. The Braccio’s came to NY., my mother’s family settled in South Jersey. Anyone who would love to contact me for further information, please contact me.

    Fran

    • Alex says:

      The Romano’s has many that came to the region around Philly. My great grandfather listed one as a cousin for his contact. Vincenes Romano.

  6. John says:

    I would like to know about my grandfather from castlefranci. He was Angelo Michael ,Gregorio born about 1893 Came to America in about 1905. He always spoke of family at home and I desire to see his house and piazza.he passed in 1981 in ,Wakefield MAssachusetts,USA Please contact me with any information

  7. Maria says:

    My grandfather Nicola Aurilia was from here. His wife Rosa (Sabatino) Aurilia.

    Good Luck in your searches.

    Maria

  8. Mary says:

    My grandparents were born in Castelfranci in the late ninetieth century. Soccorso Musi and Rose (Storti) Musi. I am interested in finding out more about the families and will be in Italy in October of this year and plan to visit Castelfranci to look up family history and dates

  9. Rosemarie says:

    my grandfather was born in Castelfranci 1899 Name Giuseppe Grassi. Father was Eduardo Grassi, mother last name Juno I think – maybe it was DeGrassi. ?

    i am interested in finding out more about my ancestry- etc. everything really – family etc.
    thank you
    Rose

  10. Amy says:

    Hello!
    I have done some research and know that my grandfather was born in Castelfranci.
    I want to come visit, as i have been to other places in Italy but never my family’s region!
    We are also hoping (my siblings and I) to gain dual citizenship (USA and Italy) through my father’s lineage. Is there anyone in this organization who might be bale to help us?! Many thanks!!

  11. Ralph says:

    I would like to find some information on my father’s parents who immigrated to the USA about 1909. My grandfather’s name here in the US was Raffaele LaSalle or Lasala or Lazella. I don’t know which was his original surname. He was born 7 May 1893 I’m guessing in Castilfranci. The only other thing I know about him was that he married Maria Anne Santoro who was born in 1896. Her parents were Joesph Santoro and Rosa Ruberto. If you could verify any of this information for me I would greatly appreciate it.

  12. Michael Anthony says:

    We are planning our visit to Castlefranci in May 2015. From some research I believe that my great grandfather was from there and I see several families with the same last name residing there currently. My real question is, would the Colella families be offended if I approached them.
    Thank you

  13. Craig says:

    Hello, my grandfather was born in Castelfranci in 1886 and I am interested in locating relatives still living in the area. I know that he had several siblings that remained in Italy and did not emigrate to the US when he did in the early 1900’s.

  14. Donna says:

    I am in Avellino and plan to go to Castelfranci on Tues., Oct 15, 2013. My grandparents were born in Castelfranci (1889, 1894) and I am interested in looking up birth, baptism, marriage, etc. records. I have dates of birth and full names. Can you please tell me where I should begin my search?

    My family name is Perillo (Socorsso Perillo was my grandfather) and I would like to visit Perillo Winery. Can you tell me where it is located and when it is open to the public?

    I am appreciative of any assistance you can provide.

    Donna

    • Geno says:

      Hi.
      I was in castelfranci Oct 2014.
      Discovered that my great grandmother on my father’s side…last name Perillo.

      geno

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