Genealogy in Villar Pellice

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

In towns and villages of Piemonte and in Torino province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Villar Pellice registrar as of that date.

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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Villar Pellice from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Villar Pellice. As more your surname is common in Villar Pellice, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Villar Pellice archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Torino province are:
Barberis, Barbero, Benedetto, Bertolino, Bianco, Bonino, Bosco, Bosio, Bruno, Cavallo, Cerutti, Costa, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferrari, Ferraris, Ferrero, Ferro, Fiore, Fontana, Franco, Gallo, Gentile, Giordano, Grasso, Greco, Grosso, Leone, Lombardo, Longo, Marino, Martino, Merlo, Morello, Musso, Negro, Olivero, Perino, Piovano, Rizzo, Romano, Ronco, Rossi, Rosso, Russo, Sacco, Serra, Testa.

Church archives in Torino 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 Villar Pellice and Torino province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Torino.

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.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Villar Pellice 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 Villar Pellice area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Robert says:

    My records show Jean-Daniel (1810-1882) having married Madelaine Brunero-Bastian (1812-1901).
    I have assorted (and conflicting) data from other branches.

    Let me know if we can share!

  2. James says:

    I would like more history on Jean Allio born in Villar Pellice in late 1700 and married Constance Dalmas. Child of Jean Allio and Constance Dalmas is Etienne Allio born 09 April 1819 in Villar Pellice Died 17 Feb 1881. Etienne Allio married Madeleine Perrachon she was born 28 Apr 1824 and died 25 Mar 1885.Child of Etienne Allio and Madeleine Perrachon is Madeleine Allio born 3May 1851 Died 20 Feb 1942. Madeleine Allio married a Bardel, then she married a Giovanni Dannielle Giraudin. Child of Madeleine Allio and Bardel is Fannie Bardel born 6 Apr 1877 died 6 Oct 1942. Fannie Bardel married James Andrew Patterson Sr. on4 July 1914. Child of Fannie Bardel James Andrew Patterson Jr. Born 17 July 1915. Died 17 July 1988

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