Genealogy in Villanova del Battista

If you search your ancestors in Villanova del Battista, 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 Villanova del Battista

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 Villanova del Battista town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Villanova del Battista follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Villanova del Battista during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Villanova del Battista 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 Villanova del Battista too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Villanova del Battista 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 Villanova del Battista. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Villanova del Battista 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 Villanova del Battista

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 Villanova del Battista on your behalf.

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

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Corso Vittorio Emanuele

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 Villanova del Battista area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Charles says:

    Researching family members of my grandfather, Giovanni Moscariello, born in Villanova del Battista 15 May 1875. His parents were Generoso Moscariello and Carmela Ciampo b.c.1850’s in Villanova del Battista. I believe my grandfather had 2 sisters one of whom may have been Albina Moscariello, b. 1884 in Villanova del Battista. She emigrated from Italy to America in 1911. She married John Silano, who was born in Villanova del Battista, on July 5, 1912, and resided with him and their children in Torrington, Connecticut, USA until their deaths. The other sister, whose married name was Albanese, emigrated from Italy and resided in Brooklyn, NY. Any information about the Generoso Moscariello/ Carmela families would be greatly appreciated.

  2. John says:

    I will be visiting Villanova del Baptistta in May of ,2020. I believe my great grandfather, Giovanni Moscarillo is from that village. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    John Moscarillo

  3. Jennifer says:

    Hello. I am searching for information regarding my great grandfather. His correct surname is unknown. He was born in Villanova del Battista on January 23, 1896 and was sent to the US(NY) on the Karamania from Naples in late November or early December 1899.

    Surnames that may be associated with Antonio are: Rubilla/Rubillo, Raduazzo or Iorizzo. Antonio’s mother’s name could be Carmen Raduazzo or Randazzo.

    Any information that can be provided is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for any help!


  4. Carole says:

    I am looking for any information on my maternal grandparents: Antonio Iorizzo and Raffaela Baviello.
    They were form Villanova del Battista.

    • Richard says:

      Hi, Auntie Carole!!! I too am looking for any Information on my paternal Great Grandparents Antonio Iorizzo born April 23, 1879 and Raffaela Baviello born Sept 25, 1888.

    • Marie says:

      Hi Carole, My great grandmother was Rosolina Iorizzo. Iorizzo and Baviello are family names. We have done extensive research and ill ask my cousin Diane if she knows of them. I have been to Villanova several times and still have relatives there. My parents were born there.

  5. carmelita says:

    I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Antonio Silano and my grandmother Carmela Pellecchia. They immagrated to the U.S. about 1903 to 1915. They had 4 sons, Giovanni, Angelo, Generoso, Guilliano. My father was Guilliano. They immigrated to Spokane, Washington. The father came over first and then later Giovanni. Carmela and Generoso and Guilliano came over in 1915 I believe. Angelo was not able to come with them at that time and was sent back to Avelino to live with an aunt as he had a rash of some sort and had to have that taken care of. He came over later. The lived in Villanova del Battista

  6. Sofia says:

    I’m doing a research project on both of my great-grandfathers who served in WWI and II for my socials class. I was hoping you could help me find some more information on them like their rank, unit, where they were stationed, when they died, where they were buried, etc… I’ve searched for a while now and I sill can’t find any info on them besides what I already know.
    The first one’s name was Raffaele Panzetta. He was born August 20th 1896 in Villanova del Battista, Avellino, Italy and served in the Royal Italian Army in World War 1 and 2.
    My other great-grandfather’s name was Giuseppe Gesa. He was born on December 29th, 1921 in Ariano Irpino, Avellino Italy. He later moved to Villanova. He served in the Royal Italian Submarine Division in World War 2.

  7. Sally says:

    Hello, I am looking for any information on the Raduazzo or Del Visco families. I have reason to believe my grand father Raffael Raduazzo and my grandmother, Angelina Del Visco may be from there.

    • Michael says:

      I saw your posting from 2 years ago. I have my grandfather’s baptism record from Villanova del Battista and it says the baptism was witnessed by Antonio Raduazzo. He must have been a neighbor of my great grandparents.

  8. Peter says:

    Hi, My cousin is going to Villanova del Battista in Avellino where our family is from, in a week or so and I am trying to find the local cemetery and or funeral directors in the town.

    I been able to find:

    Onoranze Funebri Silano
    Via F. Cusano, 16/D
    83030 Villanova Del Battista, Italy

    But I can’t find the web address or other Funebri in Villanova. Can you help?

    Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.