Genealogy in Torella dei Lombardi

If you search your ancestors in Torella dei Lombardi, in the province of Avellino, Campania region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Torella dei Lombardi

In towns and villages of Campania and in Avellino province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Torella dei Lombardi town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Torella dei Lombardi follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Torella dei Lombardi during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Torella dei Lombardi to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Campania and of course in Torella dei Lombardi too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Torella dei Lombardi from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.
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To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Torella dei Lombardi. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Torella dei Lombardi archives, expecially 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 Records in Torella dei Lombardi

Church archives in Avellino province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Avellino started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Torella dei Lombardi on your behalf.

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

S. MARIA DEL POPOLO – 83057 TORELLA DEI LOMBARDI AV

Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to torelladeilombardi@italianside.com or follow this link.

Our expert in Torella dei Lombardi area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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30 Comments

  1. Victoria says:

    My grandfather was from Torella dei Lombardi, his name is Ralph Frank Iorio. His father (my great-grandfather) was Giulio Iorio (b. January 10, 1900) and his mother was Maria Iorio . My grandfather had a sister, Antoinette and two brothers, Carmine and Frank. My grandfather was born on October 13, 1926. I know my great-grandfather made multiple trips back and forth to get everything set up in NY, prior to the family coming over. He left out of Naples. My grandfather came over with his mother when he was about 12-13 years old (around 1938-1939). When they got to NY, they resided in Brooklyn. I would like to find out more information about where they lived in Torella dei Lombardi. Also any information about my great-great grandparents would be helpful. If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate it.

  2. Joe says:

    I’m looking for any information on the Villani family my father was Orestes Villani I think he had two sisters Linda and anydina one of them had a store in torella di Lombardi my grand mother’s name was Angelina and my grandfathers name was Joseph. My. grandmothers maiden name was Debernadis any help will bea plus ty. Joe Villani Villani Marietta ga.

  3. Ameriga says:

    My grandmother was Michelina Favale she married Alessandro DelVicario, also from Torella.
    I was wondering if anyone knows my family and if there is anyone left in Italy whom I might contact.

  4. Nancy says:

    Looking for information on Stephen Teta (and family) of Torella dei Lombardi. He was married to Louisa Villani and they had a son named Frank Teta who was born on the 22 Mar 1891 in Torella. Frank migrated to Port Washington, Long Island New York USA in 1903. In 1919 he married Mary Rubino. Frank and Mary were my Grandparents but we know nothing about our family back in Torella dei Lombardi. Nancy Teta Whatley, Winter Garden, Florida USA

    • Nancy says:

      Wanted to add that Stephen Teta was a stone mason and that he had another son named Michael Anthony Teta (brother of my Grandfather Frank Teta).
      I also forgot to mention that Mary Rubino’s family was from Torella dei Lombardi although she was born in the USA on 19 Dec 1897. Her father was Frank Rubino, born about 1861 and her mother was Frances Porcelli, born about 1873. In addition to Mary Rubino, we believe the other children of Frank and Frances were: Tressa (F), Phillie (F), Sowsa (F), Mildred (F), Frank Jr. (M), Vera (F), and Helen (F).

      • Charles says:

        You may find this of interest. My grandmother’s maiden name was Mary Teta and was born in little Italy in September 1899. Her parents were from Torella dei Lombardi. She had a brother Pasquale who appears to have been born in little Italy in 1905 and sister Angie and Josie who were older than her and may have been born in Italy. What is interesting is that my Mom, Theresa Jeszeck, (maiden name of Sepe) was born in Port Washington. My mom also had a cousin Gloria whose maiden name was Faticone and mother’s maiden name was Delaura and lived in Glen Cove. My grandmother also spoke of relatives in Waterbury Connecticut. They moved around a lot (Long Island City, Port Washington before staying in Williamsburg Brooklyn. My problem is that I don’t know the names of my grandmother’s parents so I am unable to find the linkage between Italy and the United States. I continue to do research and will share anything that I find. Cheers.

  5. Kathleen says:

    Hello, my great grandmother Marie Ingresani was born in 1880 and her husband, Pasquale Di Gaetano) was born in 1875. Their son, Angelo was also born there in 1904. They immigrated to the US in about 1906. All three were from Torella dei Lombardi. I believe my great grandfather’s father was named Angelo but I am not certain. I believe Marie came from a farmer family. If you can tell me anything else about my heritage, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

  6. James says:

    Looking for information about Gennaro Porciello born 1902 in Torella dei Lombardi married to Vincenzina Iannacchino also of Torella. Gennaro’s father was Giuseppe and Mother was Vincenza Parziale. Vincenzina, father was Antonio born circa 1887and mother Angelamaria Grieco. Vincenza Parziale had a brother Rafelle. They all came to Brooklyn then Port Washington, NY then to Northport NY starting in 1929.

    • GesualdoGenie says:

      This is for the person looking for info on PORCIELLO & IANNACCHINO. This is all I could find so far. Gennaro Porciello b 5/16/1902. Father Giuseppe Porciello b abt 1857 farmer in Torella. Mother Vincenza Parziale b 5/5/1825 her father Pietro Parziale b abt 1791 farmer in Torella – (her gf was Vincenzo Parzialeb abt 1760s) her mother was Francesca Iuorio b 6/15/1825. Her father Alessandro Iuorio b 1785 farmer in Torella – her mother was Mariantonia Fica.

      • James says:

        Thank you for this info. This is more than I ever knew. How can I get more info about Giuseppe’s first wife? How many children did Giuseppe have? Names? Did Giuseppe have children with anyone else besides Vincenza Parziale?

  7. Lisa says:

    Hello! I’d be curious to see if you had any idea about where to start looking for information on the Pomarico family from this area. I have a great great grandfather, Francesco Saverio Pomarico who was born in May 1852 in Sant’ Angelo dei Lombardi, Avellino. I believe his wife was Vincenza Parizale.

    • Michael says:

      Lisa,
      My ancestor is francesco saverio’s brother. Is frank your dad? I have tons of info on (our) ancestors and am happy to help.

  8. Jeanne says:

    We seek the birth information of a NICOLA PARZIALE and his marriage to Giuseppa D’Amelio, as they had a son, Giuseppe, in 1868. We seek any knowledge of siblings, too. He moved to New York City.

    Additionally, Nicola’s father was “ANGELO, farmer” but we have no birth dates or information about his wife’s name, and do seek those. Thanks for any help or direction! Jeanne

  9. Jeanne says:

    We are trying to find some information about the birth of a Nicola PARZIALE, born about 1832, for his son, Giuseppe, was born there in 1868. We are attempting to find Giuseppe’s siblings’ names, as he himself came to the United States. We are attempting to find his mother’s birth record, but her age is not mentioned in her son’s birth record. However, she was Giuseppa D’Amelio, “daughter of the late Giuseppe, and the address of “Strada San Vito” (spelling?) is given for the location of Nicola and Giuseppa Parziale at the time of birth of their son in 1868. “Angelo Parziale” is given as the father of Nicola Parziale, and Angelo was listed as a farmer. We don’t know when he was born or his wife’s name. Giuseppe (b. 1868) came to NYC, but we don’t know if other siblings were in the U.S. too. Grazie for any assistance! Jeanne

    • Ren says:

      Nicola is my great great grandfather. We are going to Torella in March to see the area and look for records about my family. Are we related?!

  10. Don says:

    My grandfather, Alfonso Iorio, was born in Torella Dei Lombardi in 1905. He moved to New York around 1922. The family owned a farm. Some of his siblings came to America after him. He had two brothers who moved to Argentina. I understand some of his siblings stayed in the area. I would like to make contact with any family who may see this.

  11. Vincent says:

    My grandfather was born in Torella Dei Lombardi in 1882, his name was Nicholas Lamitola, also spelled Lomitola. He had a brother named Anthony, both were tailors. Their sister became a nun. Their parents name was Raymond and Concetta. I can’t seem to find the name of their grandparents or if there are any relatives living in the town. I also know that the Lamitola family owned much of the town in the 1800’s. Can anyone help obtain this information?

  12. Mary says:

    My grandfather, Joseph Anthony Marciano immigrated in the early 1900’s from Torella Dei Lombardi. His birthdate is 1/27/1890 I know that his father’s name was John Marciano and his mother’s name is Rachela Bellofotto, however I can not seem to find any information at all about either one of them. My grandfather had a brother, Francesco (Frank) and two sisters whose given names (I believe) are Grazia (Grace) and Madeline. All four siblings immigrated to the US, however the only one that I can actually find an immigration record for is my Uncle Frank (1902). I would really like to learn more about my great grandparents and, of course, whether or not there are still relatives in Italy. My father believed he had cousins there, but never had any real information. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

  13. Susan says:

    MY grand father was Guillamo D’Agostino he was born August 21, around 1881 my Dad think he was born in Torella dei Lombardi, My Grandmother’s name was Philomena Coccholia. The story is that he followed her to the United States. I am visiting Italy in May and would love to know if anyone speaks English and if I have any distant relatives that still live there. I would love to visit them if they are indeed relatives. I love my Italian heritage and would love to learn more. Hoping you can help me. Our last name spelling was changed when my Dads siblings went to school.

  14. Joan says:

    I would like any help that I can get for my husband’s family. We are just looking for his family not anything else.
    Thank You,
    Joan

  15. Joan says:

    Dear Sir, L am looking for my husband’s grandfather (Raffael Cozza), grandmother (Filomena Nappa Cozza), 6 children, Marietta married to Raffael, Emilio Cozza (my husband’s father), Nunziata, Amedeo died in the earth quake there, Anina Cozza, and Mario Cozza.
    Would you see if you can find something on them.
    Raffael and Filomena Nappa Cozza got married in 1909 in that town.

    • Tony says:

      Joan do you know if anyone of the Cozza family in Torella was a blacksmith? I do remember growing up a blacksmith in Torella named Mario Cozza.

      • Dina Cozza says:

        Hi am Dina Cozza am Joan’s sisters in law. We don’t remember Mario being a blacksmith but Cozza were all related in Torella. Two of my father sisters are still alive in Torella.There are several cousins there which have the last name of Cozza. Mario was the youngest of the Cozza brothers. His son still lives in Torella.

      • John says:

        My grandfather was a blacksmith by the name of Vincent’s Cozza with, I believe, four daughters,one of whom was my mother, Angiolina, who married Mario Cione. The rest of the family moved to Argentina in the mid 1950’s.

  16. Vincent says:

    I am planning on visiting Italy soon and would like to visit the home of my grandmother, Torella Dei Lombardi, and find out if there are still relatives living there from either side of her family.

    From her birth record she was born Mariangeola Laucella, on 4 May 1876 and if I read it correctly, in the House on Puajo (or possibly Piajo) Street. Her parents were Amato Laucella and Maria Isabella D’Agostino. I have been able to find records of the Laucella side back into the late 1700s but have not had as much success with her mother’s side. As best I can determine her mother, Maria Isabella D’Agostino, was born around Oct 1839 to Giuseppe D’Agostino and Costanza Potese.

    Can you possibly provide some additional information?
    1)What is the correct spelling of street name where she was born, and does it still exist.
    2)Who would be the best person or organization to contact there once I arrive.

  17. Jeannette says:

    I was wondering if you could give me any information regarding my ancestors that lived in Torella dei Lombardi.
    The farthest back I can go is my Great-Great-Grandfather, Nunzio Di Leo (born 1842 in Torella dei Lombardi) and his wife Antoinette (birth date and maiden name unknown). They lived in Torella dei Lombardi and had a son, my Great-Grandfather, Angelo Di Leo. I don’t know if they had any other children.
    Angelo Di Leo was born 1869 in Torella dei Lombardi and was married to Isabelle (birth date and maiden name unknown). I believe that Isabelle died between 1892 and 1896 in Torella dei Lombardi… Angelo was remarried in 1897 to Maria Parziale, who was born in 1881 to Mr. and Mrs. Raffaele Parziale, also of Torella dei Lombardi.
    Angelo and Isabelle had a son, my Grandfather, Nunzio Di Leo (b. 1891 in Torella dei Lombardi). I believe that he was their only child. Nunzio was married to Theresa Favale (b. 1892 in Torella dei Lombardi, daughter of Joseph and Maria (Salerno) Favale).
    Most of my direct ancestors (except for Isabelle) immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s. I don’t know any of the relatives left behind in Italy.

    Thank you.

    • John says:

      Jeannette,
      My name is John Insogna. I live in Georgia, USA. I have been doing some family history regarding my wife’s family the Cocchiola’s from Waterbury, CT. I know that my father-in-law Salvatore, who was born here in the US is the son Angelo and Teresa, nee Di Leo. The research that I have found shows that a Nunzio Di Leo, his wife Maria and daughter Teresa- 20 years old, aka Teressia came to the US on 12/29/1900 on the Patria out of Naples, Italy. They were accompanied a 9 year old nephew also named Nunzio. Also traveling with them were Carmella and Maria Di Leo. They are listed as being from Corella, Italy which is different than the Torella dei Lombardi that you show. The records that I found indicate that Nunzio, Maria and Teresa settled in Waterbury, CT.
      We will be going to Italy next month and hope to visit Torella dei Lombardi. Hopefully we will be able to get more information.

      • Tony says:

        John is entirely possible that Corella that you saw on the Ellis Island records is Torella. I say this because there are quite a large number of torellesi in Waterbury CT, I personaly have at least 6 or 7 cousins in the area and I know my great grandfather worked in or around Waterbury in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. My great grandfather records in the Ellis Island registry have my town name as Orella dei Lom……..i. LOL

        • pietro says:

          True – many people from Torella dei Lombardi lived in Waterbury and Port Washington

          • Intintoli says:

            My Grandfather(Intintoli) came to the states along with his parents and siblings in the early 1900’s. They returned to Torella for some years. My Grandfather Pasquale Intintoli settled in Port Washington NY with his wife Josephine. There was a neighborhood in Port that mostly consisted of his siblings and cousins. I would love to find more history from the Intintoli name and Torella dei Lombardi!