Genealogy in Tufo

Region: Campania Province: Avellino

Tracing your Italian roots back to Tufo, in Avellino province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Tufo, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Tufo
If your ancestral trail leads to Tufo, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Tufo City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Tufo residents since then.
  • Tufo Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Tufo’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Tufo

In towns and villages of Campania and in Avellino province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Tufo Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Tufo Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Tufo during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Tufo to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Tufo !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Tufo, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

    Next picture shows the demographic trends in Tufo from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Tufo. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Tufo archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s 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 Tufo

    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 Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Tufo on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Tufo, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

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

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Tufo area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Campania and of course in Tufo too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Tufo forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Tufo feel free to leave a message below.

    13 thoughts on “Genealogy in Tufo”

    1. Hello, my mother’s last name is Del Tufo and I’m guessing our family came from Tufo. Where would I look to find birth, marriage ect records? Thank you!

      1. I don’t know if this is true for all parts of Italy; but my husband and I visited Montagano Italy this summer. We were told that a lot of orphans were given the last name of the town by the nuns Who took care of them.

    2. My Grandparents, Antonio Olivieri or Olivierio and Francesca Petrillo we’re both from Tufo, Italy. They had a son before coming to US who’s name is Thomas Olivieri.
      I am trying to find their parents who would be my Great Grandparents. Francesca Petrillo also had 4 sisters and I think one brother.
      Both Grandparents were born in Tufo around 1880.

    3. Christina Marie

      My grandfather, Giovanni Nicoloro (born 1873) married Cristina Perona (born 1881). They had a son who died in the river, in Tufo. After this tragedy, in 1920 they came to the U.S., with my grandfather, Michael Nicoloro (born 1907). My maternal great grandmother is Albina Cesarini (born 1880). She married Guiseppe Sebelia( born 1881) . I am also a descendant of Angelo Perona and Camella Barile. I would like to know if there ia anyone in Tufo, Avellino with these surnames Also, would there be any record of my great uncle’s (Nicoloro) death, prior to 1920? Thank you for any direction you can provide.

    4. I am searching for records of my Great-Grandfather. According to the information I could gather are:

      Name: Joseph Trelly
      Place of Birth: Tufo, Italy
      Birthdate: 13-June-1886

      He was married to Mary Trelly (but not sure where she was born).

      Any information you can provide would be helpful. I am not sure if the surname is correct as from what my family tells me, it may have been changed when moving to the U.S, back in about 1903.

    5. My great great grandparents, Antonio Saviano and Colomba Consolazio, lived in Tufo and had their first two children there (I have those birth records), but moved to nearby Sant’Angelo a Cupolo in Benevento to have their other three children. Sant’Angelo is where my great grandparents met. I would love to know why Antonio and Colomba moved and more about their early history. I have their parents’ names, but nothing more. The entire family came to the USA by 1899.

    6. I’m looking for info on my mother, Maria Recchia and my father Antonio Napolitano. I was born in Sora back in. 1959 but lived in Tufo until immegrating to Canada in 1964/65 with my mother and eight siblings. Any info would help

    7. My father and his family moved from Tufo to the United States in the 1950’s. His mother’s name was Carmela (I have been told her birth certificate says Carmina) DeGuglielmo, and my grandfather’s name was Giueseppe Zuzolo. My grandmother’s parents were Antonia and Rufina (I do not know her maiden name) and my grandfather’s parents were Vincenzo and Marinanina (do not know maiden name). I was able to track my mother’s lineage back to 1800 and am trying to do the same for my father. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated.
      Thank You.

    8. Hello:

      Does anyone know family of Attlio Caruso(born 1894) and Maria Grazia (Tucciaroni) Caruso from Tufo and Minturno area?
      They had 3 children, Martha and Gilda (born in Italy) and son Cleto, born in USA 1928. Cleto is my father and would like to contact cousins if possible. Thank you,
      Robert Caruso

      1. I am related to Giuseppe zuzolo. My father and Giuseppe were brothers. I am now 88 years old and I do know guiseppe’s mother’s name was Carolina. That is my birth name. I just happened to com across this now. You were interested 5 years ago. Hope I can help you.’

    9. Looking for information on Andrea Michele Popoli born Sept. 8, 1883 in Tufo, Avellino, Italy.
      Also his son Alphonse (Alfonso) Francis Popoli born March 27, 1909.
      I will be visiting Tufo in June 2015. Where should I go to get information on the Popoli family?
      Thank you very much.

    10. good morning my mother. grandmother and great grandfather all came from Tufo…I myself lived there for a while when I was a young child…MY surname was Nigro Orlando Nigro was my great grandfather and Anita Nigro Taddeo was my grandmother…..I can not find anyone other than those names……Please help…

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