Genealogy in Teora

If you search your ancestors in Teora, 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 Teora registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Teora 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 Teora. As more your surname is common in Teora, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Teora 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 Teora 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 Teora 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 Teora area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. kenneth says:

    find history of the salerno family in teora Italy.

  2. Richard says:

    My great grandfather, Francesco Immersi was born in Teora in 1856. My grandfather, Domenico Immersi was born in 1884 . He immigrated to US and the family ended up in Newark, NJ. I am planning a trip to Italy in the Fall of 2019 and want to visit Teora. I was wondering if there are still Immersi’s living in Teora?

  3. Darlene Patricia says:

    Looking for familia in the town of Teora, province of Avellino, Campania region of southern Italy.
    My Great Grandmother is: Maria “Mary” Rosamilia Varrone and was born in 1882 in Teora, province of Avellino, Campania region of southern Italy. She passed in September of 1963 in the USA.
    She and my grandfather we in an arranged marriage, his name is Angelo Varrone, who was from the town of Petrona, province of Cantanzaro, Calabria region of southern Italy.
    ANY information about my grandmother would be most appreciated!

    Thank You,

    In Italian:

    Alla ricerca di familia nella città di Teora, provincia di Avellino, regione Campania del sud Italia.
    Mia bisnonna è Maria “Maria” Rosamilia Varrone e nacque nel 1882 a Teora, provincia di Avellino, regione Campania del sud Italia. Passò nel settembre del 1963 negli Stati Uniti.
    Lei e mio nonno siamo in un matrimonio combinato, il suo nome è Angelo Varrone, che veniva dalla città di Petrona, provincia di Cantanzaro, regione Calabria del sud Italia.
    QUALSIASI informazione su mia nonna sarebbe molto apprezzata!


  4. Marianne says:

    Will be visiting relatives in Teora in Sept. on my grandfathers side. His name was Angelo Maria Sperduto. His siblings, the ones I know of, were Raffaele, Immaculata, and Nicolo. Raffaele and Immaculata remained in Teora, but Angelo and Nicolo came to America. Angelo and Nicolo settled in Newark, NJ.
    Unfortunately, we are not aware of any relatives remaining in Teora on my grandmothers side. Her maiden name was Filomena/Philomena Zarra. Her siblings were Maria(Nazzaretta)from Newark, NJ, Josephina (Melillo) ?, Rosina (Porrecca) Teora, Gerardo settled in Conn. and Nicolo settled in Brooklyn, NY.
    If anyone has any information regarding the surnames of Sperduto, Zarra or Ciccone from Teora, please be kind enough to share it with me. It would be greatly appreciated by my brother and I. Thank you.


    • Pia says:

      Hello….my grandfather was Gerardo Zarra born in 1897 and my grandmother was Mary Pia Ferrara born in 1899. She had siblings Nicolas, Peppino,, Onerina and sinamuch. All lived in Teara. They settled in Newark NJ. When they came to America my grandfather changed his last name to Zarro. My grandmother’s mother was Filomena Caprio. I don’t know much about my grandfather’s siblings except that he had a few sisters and one was the name was Raffraiella . My grandmother’s father was a schoolteacher in Teara italy.. My grandmother died in1981 and Grandfather died in 1951.

  5. Geralyn says:

    Hello, I am trying to find out more information about my fathers family. My grandfathers name was Pasquale Grasso and was born September 27 1890. I know that he had at least 2 brothers Donato and Joe (Giuseppe) that went first to Scranton PA then Newark NJ. Pasquale was married to Angelina lardieri/ Lardiere not exactly sure of the correct spelling and all I know of my grandmother is that she was born May 18, 1896 and had a brother Angelo that was in Newark also. My Grandmother also came from Teora. My grandparents were married in Italy and also had their first child a son Anthony born July 20, 1920 there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You! Geralyn

  6. Justin says:

    Hi I’m looking for information on my great grandfather his name is Giovanni P. Maglio. I believe he was born November 11 1906 in teora Italy and died March 15 1976 in Sarasota Florida. He spent time in New York and in Haiti. He married a woman in Haiti name Blanche Bellande. He was also the consulate in Haiti. My grandmother was born in Haiti. Her name is Solange Maglio. I’m trying to make my family tree and learn about my ancestors. I believe his parents are the key to tracing the maglio name back as far as I can. I’m not sure but I believe he had a brother named Joseph Maglio. I can’t confirm that information. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

    Justin Voyles

    • Francis Jean says:

      My great uncle was Joseph Maglio. He was married to Mafalda Masi. Joseph, better known as Ti Coeur (small heart) had many sisters and brothers. I only knew Aunt Enriette Maglio Russo, Uncle Rafael Maglio, and another Aunt that was married to Ricardi. I have pictures of Joseph, Mafalda, Rafael, and Ricardi. Joseph died in 1970, Mafalda in 1992, and Rafael in 1966.

  7. Nancy says:

    My fathers dad was born in Teora in 1898. He came to Newark NJ at the age of 13. My grandfather name was Tolentino Casale. He had a sister Concetta and other family members named Aldo and Vito and Vincent. Several family members were killed in Teora in the 1980 earthquake. Names and locations of survivors in my family is very much appreciated. Thank you Nancy

    • J. Nelson says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Re: your comment on Mar 7, 2017. I believe Tolentino was my grandmother’s (Rose Casale Candore) eldest brother. Concetta Casale Martino was her sister. Tolentino’s father was Vito Casale a police officer in Teora. His mother was Josephine (Giuseppina) who died young.

  8. Rosalyn says:

    Looking for grandchildren of the sisters of Gi
    Giuseppe Rotonda born Nov 25,1877
    married to Maria Stefanelli and left Teora i
    in October 1903 with a baby son,
    They emigrated to Newark, NJ, USA.

  9. Gus says:

    Would like to know if there are still families with the surname of Milano or Tedesco in Teora. Also the names of Mattia or Del Preore in Conza.

    • Patti Restaino says:

      Hello Gus,
      My cousins and I were researching our great grand father Pasquale Restaino at the municipal in Teora. We found he was born October 5, 1857. His father was Giuseppe Restaino and his mother was Maria Nicola Milano.

  10. Juliane says:

    Looking for any information on a Nicola Zarra from Teora and Gelsomina D’auria ( she is from Caposele).

    They emigrated to the US around 1875 and traveled back and forth. I believe Nicola may have had siblings or family back home in Italy and in the states.

    Any information on the family, photos, letters or records would be very helpful! Thank you.

  11. Robert says:

    My fathers family lives in teora italy, they where sheet herders . The fathers name was nickolas Donatiello. My father name was Mario Angelo Donatiello, arrived in America in 1918.
    I am trying to see if my father family is still alive .

    • Louis says:

      I have a step grandfather by the name of Rocco Donatiello b. 1892 in Teora, d: 1982 do you have any hints or possible connections, please share, it would help tremendously. TY

  12. Donna says:

    I am looking for information on my family’s ancestry. My father’s parents were from Teora. Their names were Vincenzo Rotonda married Maria/Mary Melillo. They had either one or two children before they emigrated to America — Salvatore was definitely born in Teora, and Peitro may have been as well. They immigrated to Newark, NJ in approximately 1904

    Vincenzo — born Oct 24 1878 (likely Teora) — cannot find farther back than this (father name, mother, sibling, etc.)

    Maria – born April 1883 in Teora. — we have her parents Vito Melillo (born 1850) and Mary Chirico (born 1854) and can continue a bot down her maternal side — but cannot find anything about Vito Melillo.

    We are planning a trip to Italy in the first half of 2017, and would like to continue our research in person. Anything you can share would be helpful. Thank you!

    • Angelo says:

      Donna, (August 13, 2016 at 9:38 pm):
      I read your posting regarding your inquiry of the Rotonda and Melillo Families. My father, F. Rotonda is from Teora. I was also born and studied in Italy and know the families well. Also, my grandmother’s maiden name was Melillo. Not sure if this is a coincidence or a true family member. We just visited family in Teora and vicinity in August 2016. I would be happy to share any information that might be helpful.

  13. Vincenzo says:

    Dear sir all my family came from teora my grand father name Nicolas Vitiello my grandmother Josefina dérogation please can you help.

  14. Dee says:

    I am looking for any information on my grandfather’s father. He was born in Teora 1902 and went to the US in 1904. His last name is Gammaro. I can not find any information on the name Gammaro past my great grandfather, Carmine Gammaro. My great grandmother’s name was M. Tereza Meola and she was born in Teora as well. I do know the Carmine and Maria were married in Teora as well. I would appreciate any information.

    • Lynn says:

      What year was Maria Tereza Meola born? I have a great great aunt by that name born in 1896. Her sister, Maria “Mary” Arcangela, was married to my great grandfather, Pasquale Giuseppe Rosania. They were born in Teora and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  15. Tara says:

    My grandfather, Anthony Gammaro, was born in Teora on May 30, 1902. His parents, Carmine (b: July 30, 1880) & Maria (b: April 16, 1882, also listed as Theresia, Maria Theresa, and Maria Tereza, on various documents) emigrated to the US with him as an infant (Carmine first on December 17, 1902 aboard the SS Perugia) , with wife and child joining him on April 15, 1904 (vessel unknown). They were married January 8, 1901 in Teora. I would love to find any more info, or relatives still in Italy.

    • Sandy says:

      Yes I know your grandfather. He was my father’s first cousin. Maria Teresa Meola was my grandmother’s sister. I have done a lot of research on the Meola family.

      • Judy says:

        My Great Grandmother’s name was Mary Josephine Meola she was born and raised in Teora. Sandy, you indicated that you have done a lot of research on the Meola Family, will you share?

  16. Joseph says:

    My father Joseph Casale born in Teora 1884 came to US may 1910 married Maria Lamana from Leoni I’m 85 last of his 8 children tell me of any relitives I may e-mail with to learn more…thank you

  17. Maria says:

    My grandparents were from Teora Italy. I am going there in 3 weeks and would lie to look into family ancestry. My grandfather was Vittorio Salerno and his wife my grandmother was Annunziata Salerno (Luongo). I know she sailed to US to join her husband in 1908 on the Italia with four children, Victor, Nicholas, Aagnes and Rose; ages 14, 12, 8 & 5.

  18. Rose says:

    I was not able to receive a return e-mail from my previously one..for some reason it was there a problem? Thank you, Rose mignone Formato (Alifano was my mother’s name)

  19. Maria says:

    Hello. I have copies of many of my Teora family birth and marriage records. I could use help reading them and translating them to english. My Teora family includes the surnames: Melillo, Vitiello, Casciano, Ciccone, Zuoppo, Rotunda, DeRogatis, Stefananelli and more.
    Please let me know if someone could help me!
    Thank You!

    • Pat says:

      Hi Maria, I hope you were successful in getting help with the translations. I am new to this site. My husband’s grandfather, Pasquale DiCesare b:1897 came to the US from Teora in 1903 as a child with his parents and siblings. His parents were Maria Giuseppa Casciano b: 1870 & Vito DiCesare b:1869. Vito’s patents were Salvatore DiCesare b:1842 and Rosa Restaino b:1844. However, we also have him married to a Maria Casciano b:1863. Not sure if this is accurate, nor if she was his second wife and the sister of his son, Vito’s, wife or a totally different people. We have Maria Casciano b:1863 with parents, Luigi Casciano b1818 and Rosa Rotonda b:1834. If you have any info on any of these people we would love to hear from you. Thank you for your time and consideration, Pat

  20. Jacki says:

    I am sitting in a bar in Teora! Michele di Lorenzo left his town to go to England and he was a street musician. His father was Massimo born 1846. Michele had siblings who all moved to USA – Archangela 1870, Domenico 1873, Pasquale 1875, Cesare 1878. Michele married Ada Gittins. Does anyone have more information about the family?

    • Kristin says:

      Hi Maria,

      My Great Grandfather’s name was Antonio Vitiello and his parents were, Giuseppe and Anna Ciccone Vitiello. I recently figure this out because we have been spelling our name Vitallo. Some how it got changed here in the US. Please contact me with any information. Thank you!

  21. Rose says:

    My mother Maria alifano was born in teora, Italy & migrated to America in 1920 (16 yrs old) she left her younger brother who was waiting for a visa to join her. The war broke out & he was in the Italian army. He never made it to America. I went to Italy in 1960 & went to teora to meet my uncle. When I returned with movies of Him my mother cried & my father booked flights for us to go for the reunion…heartwarming to say the least!! I would like to know if any relatives are still there? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

  22. Maryann says:

    My grandfather Cesar Zoopi was born in Teora around 1905. He married Louise Ciccone. By hey moved to Haiti and had 5 children. My father, Anthony Rudolph Zoopi was born in 1936, I believe.
    Please send any info you may have.
    Thank you,
    NY, USA

  23. Johnrocco says:

    I have the great grandfather Antonio Sibilia who married Maria Restaino. His Father was Angelo Sibilia who married Vincenza Melillo. My grand father was Pasquale Nicola Sibilia who married Margarita Fuino. Its hard to find out some of the brothers and sisters of Pasquale. Are any of these names familiar.

    Johnrocco Sibilia

  24. Ronn says:

    Hello, My great-grandfather was born in Teora in 1861. His name was Guiseppe Antonio Rotonda. He married Rosina who was born in 1873. I do not know her maiden name. He He left and came to America in 1899. My grandfather Rocco Gerardo Rotonda was born there too in 1894. Any information you could give would be appreciated.

  25. Richard says:

    My grandfather Alessandro Giovanni Restaino was born in Teora 10/1/1887. i believe he emigrated to the US around 1906. His father was Michelangelo Restaino his mother Filomena DeRogatis but that is all I know. Family lore has it that my grandfather was the youngest of a very large family (21).
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Rich

  26. Roberta says:

    Hello, I am looking for a record of marriage between Colomba Immacolata Maria Melillo to Emidio DeRogatis in Teora around 1910-1914. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  27. Vincent says:

    I am from Wilmington, DE USA, trying to find information about my family whom I believe lived in Teora. My great grandfather was named Giovanni Lardieri, and was born in Teora around the mid 1860’s. He immigrated to the United States in in the late 1890’s. His father is listed on his marriage certificate as being Michele Lardieri…any information would be appreciated.

    • Carl Lardiero says:

      My grandfather’s name is Gerardo Lardieri also from Teora who came to the States at the turn of the last century. He had four brothers one of whom also followed him to the States shortly after and his first name was Salvatore. Perhaps there is a connection. I have been able to trace the family surname back to the 17th century.

  28. Diane says:

    I am trying to find out information about my grandmother. I adored her. Her name was Marie DeMaio and she was born Feb. 2 1877. She came to the USA I think in November 1893 or 1894. Her mother and brother reained in Teora. Her brother was killed in WW 1, and her mother committed suicide. I know there were many siblings at least 4 brothers and two or three sisters. The family never shared a lot of information. I now remember that her family were tenant farmers. Thank you so much and God Bless

    • Lisa Press says:

      Diane, my great-grandmother’s name is Marie DeMaio. Did she live in NJ?

    • Anna says:

      The brother’s name was Thomas DeMaio and he was killed in WWI. The parents were Generoso DeMaio (1848) and Johanne Ciccone (1851) – J.Ciccone killed herself after the news of her son’s death. Marie’s sibling were Nicola DeMaio, Immacolata DeMaio, Rocco DeMaio, Raffaela DeMaio, and Raffaele DeMaio. Raffaele DeMaio married Anna Marie Ciccone and Rocco DeMaio married Carmela Goione.
      Generoso DeMaio’s parents were Raffaele DeMaio and Marie DelGuercio.
      We think Johanne Ciccone’s parents were Nicholas Ciccone and Lucia (last name unknown).

  29. Lisa says:

    I am trying to find relatives in Teora.

    Here is some info I know
    Carmine Meola born 1865 in Teora to Tommaso Meola born in Teora in 1819 died in 1877 in Teora and Brigida Serafina Del Tufo born 1818 Teora.
    Tommaso Meolas parents were Francesco Antonio Meola born 1795 in Teora died 1852 in Teora and Agate Nicoletta born 1794 in Teora died 1934 Teora.
    Francesco’s parents were Tommaso Meola born 1768 in Teora and Teresa Sibilia born in 1769 in Teora.
    Agate’s parents were Francesco Nicoletta born 1768 died 1809 and Arcangela Milano born 1768 in Teora

    I do have more info but maybe this is a good start.

    Thank you,

    • Benjamin says:

      Bonjour, je descend des Meola de Teora savez vous si après 1768 les Meola ne venez pas d’Espagne ? Ou si il existe une trace en Italie avant cette date ?

  30. Sandy says:

    I am trying to find any information on my grandmother’s brothers who died.

    Nicola Meola born in Teora – 10/06/1869

    Angelo Maria Meola born in Teora 10/08/1875

    Salvatore Meola – born in Teora 4/20/1885

    I traced the Meolas in Teora all the way back to 1768

    Thank you

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