Genealogy in Lacedonia

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

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Lacedonia 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 Lacedonia. As more your surname is common in Lacedonia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lacedonia archives 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 archives in Avellino 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 Lacedonia and Avellino 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 Napoli.

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


  1. Rich says:

    My great grandfather Antonio Bucci left Lacedonia in 1896 leaving his wife Filomina Ciminara Bucci and his two daughters Lucia and Michelina in Lacedonia. his wife and daughters followed seven years later in 1904 they settled in Binghamton, New York. I have tried to research the Bucci family
    in Lacedonia with no result, would like help with the Bucci family in lacedonia

  2. Nick says:

    I am looking for any information on family history, relatives. My grandfather came to America approximately 120 years ago, his brother Michele (Michael) came over in 1905. They spelled their names differently ours Pignatello he spelled his Pignatelli. My grandfather settled in New Jersey, Uncle Mike in Rhode island

  3. Cheryl says:

    Looking for information on Onoratos. My grandmother, Giovannina Onorato, left Lacedonia with her mother, Rosa de Salvo, in 1922 or 1923.

    • thomas says:


      my grandmother incoronata Onorato was from lacedonia and later married Rocco cardone and left lacedonia for Massachusetts. see the march 22nd 2015 posting above. I actually went to lacedonia in july of 2015 and filled in some history after doing a geneology search. please contact me and we can review my geneology for your grandmothers name.

    • thomas says:


      I actually looked back at my geneology booklet and my grandmother incoronata had sister named Rosa born 1886 and giovannina born 1889 their mother was maria and her maiden name was monoco. I hope that helps. please contact me if this makes sense. .

  4. susan says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents Giuseppe Robuccio and Anthony Montesion both born around 1894.

  5. carol says:

    Brother-in-law’s father, Michele S. Formiglia, born 1893 in Lacitnia Lacedonia, Avalina, Italy. Left from Naples 1913, leaving wife, Antonietta Formiglia (pregnant). She gave birth Feb 1914 to Cereso Formiglia.
    Michele came to America, and said he was a widower. He “married” and never returned home to his family.

    Michele said his father was Domonic and mother Kathleen Densulo.

    Would love to know what ever happened to Antoniette and Cereso.

  6. Paul says:

    Hi, my great grandfather, Antonio Attilio Branca, was born in 1877 in Lacedonia before emigrating to the United States; however, we don’t have any information about his father, John, and his mother is completely unknown. We also don’t have an exact birthdate. Is there any information available that can help us start tracing the Branca line any further back? Thanks!

    • Bill says:

      Hi Paul,
      Antonio Attilio Branca was my grandfather. Hi birthdate was June 11, 1877. His mother’s name was Filomena Tennaro, his father being Giocondo (John); hence his first two children were Filomena and John. I have a photocopy of a birth certification document from Lacedonia. Email me if you’d like me to send you a PDF copy.

      One of our cousins tried to locate info on the family in Lacedonia, but had no success due to the destruction from earthquakes and war in the area. There’s not much to go on.
      Cousin Bill

  7. John says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents Angelo and Isabelle Vitale who left Lacedonia in the early 1900s. I am currently in Italy and plan on visiting Lacedonia.

  8. tom cardone says:

    I am traveling to Italy in july and will be driving to Lacedonia to visit the town my grandmother was born in and left for America. her name was incoronata onorato and she later married Rocco Cardone. any help or tips you can give me to find out info would be greatly appreciated./ our family did not document or talk of their past much and I need to fill in some family history. Ciao

  9. Donatella says:

    Looking for a Marriage certificate or death certificate for my Grand Mother. Her Name is Donata Capano. The only information I have is that she married my Grand Father Filippo Di Stefano in 1933. She died in late 1934 or 1935 In Lacedonia. If there is a picture of her that would be great.
    Many thanks

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