Genealogy in Montemiletto

If you search your ancestors in Montemiletto, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Avellino province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Montemiletto registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Montemiletto 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 Montemiletto. As more your surname is common in Montemiletto, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Montemiletto 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.

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

SANTISSIMO ROSARIO – Montaperto Comune di


If you have the opportunity to visit Montemiletto 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 Montemiletto 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 Montemiletto area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Carol says:

    My great-grandfather, Goffredo Migliarese came to the US in 1902, settling in New York. He was born in Montemiletto on June 9, 1882 possibly to Giacinto Migliarese and Elisa Fusco. I have no idea if he had any siblings. Does anyone know of other Migliarese family members still living in Montemiletto and how I might get in touch to learn more about the family? Is it possible to get a copy of his birth certificate, and how would I do that?

  2. Willis says:

    Looking for information on Vincenzo Colella born 1 Dec. 1905 Montemiletto Avellino Campania Italy . He came to U.S. at 16 years old .Father was Amadio , mother was Livia .

    • tensy says:

      Vincenzo J. Colella b. 1-Dec-1905 Montemiletto, Italy, aka, Vincent, Vince
      d. 9-Aug-1987 Natick MA (Alzheimers)

      Vincenzo lived in Dedham MA (Winfield St.)

      Ship Passenger Record, Vincenzo Colella, 1-July-1922 ship’s name, ‘President Wilson’

      His last residence was Franklin MA 02038

      Vincenzo married Mary P. Scarella about 1927, she was born in NY.

      Their children were;

      Livia, Amadio (Adam), Frances, Louise, Vincent Jr, Bernardo, Giacomo, Mary, Grace Ann

      Vincenzo was the son of Livia (Pucillo/Puccillo) and Amadio Colella

      Their children were;
      Vincenzo b 1905
      Maria b. 1912 (Montemiletto)

      Livia Pucillo was born in Monetmiletto, she emigrated when she was 16

      Vincent Jr. 8-Aug-1938
      married Dorothy M. (b 1946) Last name unknown

      They had three children

      Vincenzo Jr. was the only child of Livia and Amadio who came to America.

  3. Willis says:

    Vincenzo Colella b – 1905
    Padre – Ammadeo
    Mother Livia
    Brother Bernado

  4. Stephen says:

    I need a copy of my grandfather’s birth certificate. His name is Bernardo
    Colantuoni born January 31 1885 in Montemiletto Ave lino Italy. My nephew needs it for duel citizenship with USA and Italy. Presently, I am in Italy but 10 hours away from Montemiletto. Can I call the municipal office and have them mail it to me here in Italy?
    Any help would be appreciated. Grazie

  5. Rose Marie says:

    My grandfather was Bernardo Fiorentino born Dec 1888, Montemiletti, his father was Pietro Fiorentino. Mother Maria Carmela DeVirigilia. My fgrandfather had five sisters. I would love to give any information in them, Birth Certificate, Marriage License, etc.

  6. Janelle says:

    My great great grandmother came from Montemilleto her name was Maria C. Brogna (Bagnuolo) her husband Antonio Brogan, settled outside of Boston, her father was Achille and her mother was Consilia I believe.. Anyone related?

    • Dianne says:

      My grandfather was Felice Brogna, born there. Came to America, in the 1800’s lived in Roslindale ( Boston) Massachusetts. He was married to Raffaela DiFonzo, I also believe she was from the same town, she passed in 1918, here in Massachusetts, when she was 26. They had one son and three daughters. Family also lived in the North End and in Dedham Mass.

  7. Laura says:

    My Nan has recently passed away and it’s only then we realised how little we actually knew about her. She was born Alma Di Orio (think that’s right spelling!) in Montemiletto 15/12/1933.
    She left Italy at the young age of 18 and only returned to Italy for a visit in 1974. I am hoping to find out about her parents and siblings as the family (even her sons/daughters) aren’t 100% on any names and other details of her family when she was young.
    Hope someone can point me in the right direction.thanks Laura

  8. Paul says:

    My great-grandmother Laurette was born 1846 in Montemiletto,and married Giucinto Eliseo Lanzillo in Montemiletto abt.1868. I have information about her with her married name, but cannot determine her Maiden name.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

  9. vikki says:

    Looking for
    Maria Angelica Della Porta (b. 1873 Montemiletto ?)
    daughter of Giuseppe DellaPorta
    Giuseppe came to NYC around 1890- 1898 ?
    HELP !! I have been searching for years. I only have Maria’s marriage certificate from NYC and from that, her husbands naturalization papers that name her birthplace as montmerletto but the handwriting is not clear.
    I even went to Monte Merletta near Vicenza — no luck.
    I will come to Montemiletto/ Avellino as soon as I get some hint that i am now on the right track.
    Grateful for ANY information or how to proceed.

  10. Pat says:


    Looking for any information on my grandfather ( birth or baptismal certificates, home address, parents names, etc. ) Giuseppe Musto DOB 1/07/1889.

    Thank you

    • vikki cappiello says:

      To Nicole
      This name Musto is on my grand mother’s marriage cert as a witness !! They lived in Hoboken NJ and were married in NYC. Do you have Any connection to Hoboken?

    • vikki cappiello says:

      To Pat
      This name Musto is on my grand mother’s marriage cert as a witness !! They lived in Hoboken NJ and were married in NYC. Do you have Any connection to Hoboken?

  11. nicole says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents. Vincenzo James Cassetta and Carmella Musto Cassetta. They had 7 children. I was wondering if there was any family living in Italy.
    thank you

  12. Desirée says:

    Buon giorno!
    Any information on my great-grandfather Ciriaco De Virgilio (Di Virgilio) born in Montemiletto 13 June 1889 would be greatly appreciated.
    I believe his brothers were: Antonio, Giovanni, Raffaele, Alessio & Giuseppe.
    I would like to know his father & mother’s names (maiden) and perhaps where they lived.
    Tante Grazie!

    • Desirée says:

      Well, I finally received my great-grandfather’s birth certificate. Interestingly, his mother’s maiden name was Cerella. Also in attendance at his birth were Gaetano Dello Iacono (40yrs) and Gaetano Capobianco (30yrs). Very cool to be holding the document:-)

  13. Robert says:

    Looking for any mention or records of my grandfather, Gaetano D’Amato, born in 1878 in Avellino (in Montemilleto, I think). He emigrated to the U.S. around 1908.

    • Scott says:

      My Grandmother was Teresa D’Amato, Montemiletto. I believe this was brother or cousin. She came to US 1908 with mother.

      • Myra says:

        We are seeking information about Mary Antonetta D’Amato, who married Giovanni (John) DePalma, b. 1880-81, in Montemiletto. He emigrated to the US and she followed later with son Thomas. They lived in Mansfield, Mass. and had six more children. She died about 1957; he died in 1982. Are she related to Teresa or Gaetano?

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