Genealogy in San Sossio Baronia

If you search your ancestors in San Sossio Baronia, 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 San Sossio Baronia registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Sossio Baronia 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 San Sossio Baronia. As more your surname is common in San Sossio Baronia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Sossio Baronia 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 San Sossio Baronia 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 San Sossio Baronia 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 San Sossio Baronia area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Ron says:

    Seeking Frano family info before 1777; Last known Frano is Vito Frano, Born 1777 in San sossio Baronia

  2. Mike says:

    Hi, looking for info on ancestors from San Sossio. My Great-Grandfather was Savino Giso who immigrated to US (Boston) in late 1800s or early 1900s. His father was Michele Giso. Savino came back to Italy with his son (my Grandfather) Michael shortly after his birth. Appreciate any help.


  3. Vicky says:

    Ciao! My great grandfather is Emanuel Chiuchiolo. I believe his parents are Michael Chiuchiolo and Mariangela Verrico. I have no information past that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Vicky Alicea

  4. Ann says:

    I’m looking for information on my father’s family. My Dad was Michele Iula (would have been 96 on 7/25/17) who married Maria Capodilupo. My Dad’s siblings were Eleanor?, Rose (married Delvecchio and moved to Medford, MA) and Antonio (moved to New York).His Mom was Filomana?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • Maria says:

      my grandmother was Maria Long (DelVecchio) of Medford MA. My Great Grandmother was Rose DelVecchio married to Luigi Delvecchio. They lived in Medford MA.

    • Ron says:

      In my family tree I have Maria Felicia Cappola (born 1824) whose father was Graziano Capodilupo born in 1803
      His daughter was Filomena Capodilupo born 1829

  5. Justine says:


    I am looking for some information on my great grandfather, Giuseppe Brescia, who was born in San Sossio Baronia on May 2, 1885. He later emigrated to the US in 1903. I’m looking to find out who his parents were so I can trace this line further back. Any help is greatly appreciated.


  6. michele says:

    Hello guys, my father was born in San Sossio, I visit the town every year, I moved to the US just few years ago,if you have any question let me know

    • Vicky says:

      I’d like to visit San Sossio next year to trace my relatives. I’ve never been there and speak no Italian. Will I have difficulty getting around?

  7. Pietro says:

    Are the church records confined to one mother church, or several churches?

    What is the name of the mother church and who is the prate?

    Does he speak english and is he reachable by email?


  8. Cindy says:

    I know my grandmother, Carmina Rinaldi, was born in Anzano di Puglia and that my grandfather was from a nearby town. I thought the town sounded like Santasuosso, but after looking at the map, I think it might be San Sossio. His name was Antonio Manganello. He was born around 1881. I remember my Aunt Angie saying that his mother’s name was Lucia Pinocchio. Both of my grandparents immigrated to Braintree Massachusetts, USA in the early 1900’s.I believe that my grandfather’s brother immigrated to Argentina and another may have gone to Australia. Any information that could confirm San Sossio is the town of my grandfather’s birth would be appreciated.

    • Suzie says:

      I have a birth record for a Lucia Pennacchio born 3 November 1856 San Sossio Baronia, Avellino, Campania, Italy. She is married to Gesparo Mancaniello born 18 May 1853. I have a few generations back on both lines.

      I also have a Maria Pennacchio born 13 May 1870 married to Antonio Mancaniello born 1 September 1863 in San Sossio.

      Don’t know if any of that is helpful.

  9. Karen says:

    Antonio Barrasso is my great grandfather and Giovanni Barrasso is my 2nd great grandfather. Both were born in San Sossio, Avelino, Italy. We believe Antonio’s birthdate is July/August 1890 and Giovanni was born around 1853. Giovanni married Carmela Simoni and we believe it must have been in San Sossio as well. Any information you could help provide to search further would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    • roque says:

      hello Karen, I have in my data base of San Sossio Baronia Givanni borned the november 28 1852, as well as Antonio borned august 2 1890. If you need more help please contact me.

  10. Darren says:

    Angelo Michael D’Orlando and EmManuela Sannella are my great grand parents. It so happens we have a bunch of genealogical data. If you are interested in comparing notes, I would be happy to share.

  11. Jeannie says:

    Sto cercando informazioni sulla famiglia Silano y mio nonno Raffaele Silano.
    E nato en San Sossio Baronia intorno al 1898.

    • Roque says:

      Salve Jeannie,
      Ho un Angelo Raffaele nella mia base dati ma con data di nascita 1882 esposato con Rosina Coppoola. Forse si ha piú d’informazione posso fare altre ricerche. Grazie.

  12. Mike says:

    Well the best I can find is that my grandfather probably is from here. His name was Carmine Vellutato. He was born in the 1880’s and came to America about 1906.

  13. Fred says:

    May be of some help re D’Olando family but only in mass.maternal grandmother was a Sannella from San Sossio and sister to Emma Sannella. Trying to info on my paternal grandfather DeMarinis from same town who married Lousia Sannella.

  14. Sandra says:

    I am also looking for the D’Orlando family. Michael A. D’Orlando who married Emmanuela Sannella – both from San Sossio, and moved to Massachusetts, USA. Any info would be most appreciated.

  15. Paul says:

    I am looking for birth, death, and marriage certificates for the following direct-line ancestors:

    Nicola D’Orlando (male)
    o Born: 30 Mar 1860 in San Sossio Baronia, Italy
    o Married: 2 Sep 1886 to Eleonora Rosano (aka Deanora Rosono) in San Sossio Baronia, Italy
    o Died: circa 1910 in San Sossio Baronia, Italy

    Eleonora Rosano (aka Deanora Rosono) (female)
    o Born: 15 Sep 1858 in San Sossio Baronia, Italy
    o Died: unknown

    Domenico Rosono (male)
    o Born: 1818 San Sossio Baronia, Italy
    o Married: April 1846 to Caterina Brescia or Cologno in San Sossio, Baronia, Italy
    o Died: 16 October, 1860 in San Sossio Baronia, Italy

    Caterina Brescia (or Cologno)
    o Born: 14 July, 1825 in San Sossio, Baronia, Italy
    o Died: 22 January, 1893 in San Sossio, Baronia, Avellino, Italy


    • Michelle says:

      Hi, I’m also looking for D’Orlando relatives from San Sossio.

      • Sandra says:

        Michelle; I am looking for relatives. As stated, Michael A. D’Orlando married Emmanuela Sannella, and came to Massachusetts. Any help? What info do you have? And where are you?

        • Darren says:

          Angelo Michael D’Orlando
          born: February 28 1876
          Married: January 11, 1903 to Emanuella Sanella in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
          Died: November 21 1932 of bronchial pneumonia.

          Emanuela Sanella (this is the spelling we have, I assuming it is write as it is my great grandmother)
          born: June 6 1886
          died: 1957

          They lived in Revere, Ma, had 11 children and owned a candy factory named D’Orlando Chocolates.

          Angelo Michael D’Orlando came to America around age 12-14, my father always told me he came here at age 12. I can go into more detail if you would like.

          I also have a few generations further back.

    • Darren says:

      I have a Domenico Rosano in our records. He was born in 1809 San Sossio,Died 3 September 1881 San Sossio. However, he was married to Maria Grazia Nocilina Guiggio in 1836. I am not sure they are the same people though.

  16. Karen says:

    Good evening – Trying to figure out more information about my italian heritage from San Sossio, Avelino, Italy. My grandfather’s name was Antonio Barrasso. I believe he was born in either 1882 or 1883, but there is also a birthdate of 1891 floating around. His father was Giovanni Barrasso and his mother was Carmela Simoni Barrasso. These are my great grandparents.

    My grandfather immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s on a ship from Naples. I am not sure if my great grandparents immigrated or not.

    Any information you may have about them would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you very much –


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