Genealogy in Arpino

If you search your ancestors in Arpino, Lazio, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Arpino registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Arpino 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 Arpino. As more your surname is common in Arpino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Arpino archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church archives in Frosinone 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 Arpino and Frosinone 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 Roma.

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 Arpino 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 Arpino area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Gilles says:

    I everyone, born and raised in Lyon France my dad 83-Aldo/Antonio/Toni married to Eliane from Casalvieri and grandarents Vito/Alvito Vallucci married to Livia Marcucceli from Arpino, they lived in contrada called Santa Palomba between Arpino and Santo Padre.
    Now in Florida, after traveling and living around
    the world, I am 56, I am searching for anyone around the world, who know my father and knew my grandparents.

  2. Frank says:

    I was born in Arpino. My mother is Elia Casinelli, married Loreto Giovannone 1946? I have a brother Tony. We both live in America, although my mothers brother Antonio still lives in Arpino with his family. Would be interesting to hear from anyone along these lines.

  3. Dorothy says:

    I am going to Rome in October and would like to meet my relatives in Arpino. I visited with them in 1966 but have lost contact with them. My grandfather Augustus L. Merolle was from Arpino and moved to the USA. I remember a cousin Augusta Merolle and a cousin Lorenzo Merolle from Arpino.

  4. Sam zair says:

    My grandfather was called Sam Zair and was fostered but moved to Spennymoor England late 1800s
    Can you give me some information on anything

  5. Guiseppa Bianchi or Biancale says:

    Hi my great grandmother Guiseppa Bianchi or Bianca or Biancale was born about 1882 in Apino. Those are the names on her will 1925. Another name that was used & I think it was a middle name was Bennigola or Benchola as spelt on my nan’s birth certificate. She let Italy about 1900 as her first born child was born in the UK in 1904 but I can not find her on shipping lists or on censuses in the UK. She seemed to have avoided them. She left a lot on money in 1925 & wondered whether she brought some of it with her? There was talk her family had a store! Any help would be appreciated. Thank-you!

  6. Howard says:

    looking for my grandmothers birth certificate born arpino 1891 name Angelina Cuatrini or Quatrini any help would be appreciated thank you. grandfather I believe is from Cassino born 1867, married middlesbrough England 1915

  7. Juliana says:

    I am looking for relatives in Arpino. My grandmother, Carolina Martino Gabriele was born there about 1905. She married Emidio Gabriele who was also from Arpino. Her mother was Filomena Martino. We hope to visit Arpino in January and would love to find cousins.

  8. Alexandra says:

    Hi there! My grandparents lived in Arpino, Frozinone in Lazio. Surnames: Gabriele and Martino. Anyone knows if these last names had jewish lineage. Anyone jewish here?

  9. Patty says:

    Hello! I am looking for information about my grandfather Antonio Giovannone who was from Arpino and came to America in 1911 at the age of 18, He was born in 1893 and his birthday was September 11th. I believe that some of the family still lives in Arpino. I would appreciate any information. I am planning to visit in February of 2018. Thank you!

  10. Bernard says:

    My Grandfather, Lorenzo Rea was born in Arpino circa 1869-1870. He went to England and married my Grandmother, Catarina Pucci, who was born in San Miguel, Cervaro, Frosinone. My father, Albert Rea was born in Scarborough, England in 1908. I believe my Great Grandfather’s name may have been Pasquale and my Great Grandmother may have been Carolinda. Can you give me any more information on this family please. I believe my Grandfather may have had brothers and sisters.
    Thanking you in advance.

    • Donna says:

      Santuccio Rea which later turned into Ray (Im assuming for the spelling?) Born 1853
      Mother: Dominica Born 1862. From Arpino, Province of Frosinone, Italy They came too the UK in the 1930. Possibly too Hull then too Navenby, Lincolnshire. The children I have for them are Philomena (my great grandmother) , Carlos, Catherine, Anthony(Ando) & Angelina ?

  11. Howard says:

    looking to find birth place of my grandmother Angelina cuatrini or quatrini believe she was from ARPINO, Also grandfather Crescenzo Borzumato married in Middlesbrough in 1915 at St Patricks church cannon stany help welcome

    • Juliette says:

      Howard, I believe my grandmother Filomena Quadrini Martini was your grandmother Angelina’s sister. Filomena was born in 1890 and died in 1936 in the USA. She and her husband Leopoldo Martinii came to the US in 1909. When Filomena left Arpino, she left a sister Angelina, and another named Maria, and a brother Libro. They lived in Jamesville, New York and settled with all of the other immigrants who worked in the Jamesville Quarry. Filomena’s parents were Giacinta Bove Quadrini and Francesco Quadrini, her father..

    • Juliette says:

      Hi Howard, was your grandmother’s maiden name Quadrini, and did she have two sisters named Philomena and Maria, and a brother named Libro? Philomena was my grandmother and she came to the USA in 1909, and married Leopoldo Di Martino (Martini) from Arpino? Philomena was born in 1890 and died in 1930 in Jamesville, New York. Philomena’s mother was named Giacinta and husband Francesco. Would love to know if you connect wit our family.

  12. Janice says:


    My family is Iafrate and is from the Aprino, Castelliri, and Isola del Liri region. Would love to know more about the Iafrate family in that region.

    • Sharrie says:

      My family name is Iafrate and from the same area. My great grandfather’s name was Francesco Iafrate, born in 1858 I think.

  13. Geraldine says:

    Following on from my previous message. I believe my great grandfather was born in 1867 and my great grandmother in 1891. I hope this helps

  14. Geraldine says:

    My great grandparents came to England to be married. They were married in 1915 in Middlesbrough, England, and I believe they originated from Arpino.
    My great grandmother’s name was Angelina Quadrino and my great grandfather was Crescenzo Borzumato.
    If they were married in 1915, then I would have thought they came to England just before that time from Arpino.
    Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

  15. Julie says:

    Looking for birth and marriage records for my grandparents. My Grandfather was Domenic Viscogliosi Date of Birth 05 May 1893. My dad was born in Arpino but not sure if my grandfather or grandmother were. My Grandmother’s name was Italia. Not sure sure of her maiden name or date of birth.

    Thank You.

    • Tony says:

      My grandmothers name was Liberata Viscogliosi. She married Pio Greco. I believe they both came from very large families (12 or 13 children). My dad was the oldest of 8 children. One of his brothers still resides in ARPINO. I live in California. Perhaps my uncle in Aprino (Antonio Greco) will know of Dominic….

  16. Tina says:

    Hi, my family emigrated to England many years ago, my grandfather spoke of his family in Arpino and regularly sent money to the church Christo. I have tried to trace my family however I have been told that the Italian alphabet had no J and possibly my surname was spelt with an I (Iafrate) or even Ifrattee. Any help would be grateful.

    • Sue says:

      We are Yafrates – Immigration in the US changed the spelling from Iafrate to Yafrate! Very possible same thing happened.

  17. Nancy says:

    Hi I am looking for the birth of my Grandmother Teresa/ Terisina Notargiacomo. She was born in Arpino on Jan 11 1889, Her parents were Antonio and Rosa (Carlomusto)

    Thanks in advance Nancy

  18. Larry says:

    I am looking for birth & marriage records for:
    my grandfather, Donato Anthony Polsinelli born in Arpino approx 1889
    Great grandfather: Bernardo Polsinelli born in Arpino approx 1862

    • Luiz says:

      My relatives lived in Fontana Liri, but some of them was born in Arpino or lived there temporarily. One of my ancestors that was born in Arpino in 1775 is Francesco Vittotio Gregorio Capuano, whose parents are Giovanni Battista Capuano and Anna Polsinelli.

  19. John says:

    Hello there,
    I am planning a trip to Arpino soon, and know that my Great-Grandfather Amedeo Rea was born, and/or lived in Arpino, and am very keen to find out more in advance of my trip in order to develop an arts project in Cardiff, Wales.
    Can you help, or guide me to someone who might be able to help?

  20. roberta says:

    The ship manifest from Ellis Island show my grandparents last place of residence was Arpino, Caserta. No mention of Saint Arpino, Caserta. My father always mentioned his parents were from Frosinone. Do you know if these two cities are one in the same? Would you know if the surname iafrate is still known in this region?

    • Christine says:

      my great grandma was born in arpino i think her surname was d arcangelis when she married my great grandfather she lived in casalvieri.i believe my great grandma is buried in arpino she died at 60 years old her first name as librade she had five children my grandma being one of them

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