Genealogy in Santa Paolina

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Paolina, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Campania and in Avellino province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Santa Paolina registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Santa Paolina 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 Santa Paolina. As more your surname is common in Santa Paolina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Santa Paolina 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 Santa Paolina 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 Santa Paolina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santa Paolina, 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 Santa Paolina area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Carolyn says:

    My grandfather Carlo Aufiero came to the USA in about 1894 from Santa Paolina. He sold fruit and vegetables in Newport, RI. His brother’s name was Antonio and his father’s name was Pasquale Aufiero. Any information would be most appreciated.

  2. Al says:

    Hello – My grandfather emigrated to America in the early 1900’s from Santa Paolina when he was young. Attillio DeMarzo. He had some brothers and a sister who probably didn’t travel at the same time (unknown names). When I visited in 2014, I was introduced to a lady who was married to a doctor in town, who was a DeMarzo. Can you help? Thanks.

  3. Richard says:

    I am looking for any family records regarding Emanuele Longo/Luongo born around 1872. Any help would be great.

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