Genealogy in Tufo

If you search your ancestors in Tufo, 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 Tufo

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 Tufo town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Tufo 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!

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 Tufo too!

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 proceed faster with 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.
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 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 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 Tufo on your behalf.

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 or follow this link.

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

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.

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  1. Andrea says:

    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!

  2. PATRICIA says:

    Are there any Oliviero or Olivieri’s still living in Tufo?

  3. Patricia says:

    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.

  4. Christina Marie says:

    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.

  5. Stephen says:

    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.

  6. DiAnn says:

    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.

  7. Renata says:

    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

  8. Toni says:

    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.

  9. Robert says:


    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

    • Carolyn says:

      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.’

  10. Sally says:

    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.

  11. Rita says:

    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…