Genealogy in Santo Stefano del Sole

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santo Stefano del Sole, 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 Santo Stefano del Sole registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santo Stefano del Sole?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santo Stefano del Sole


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santo Stefano del Sole from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Santo Stefano del Sole. As more your surname is common in Santo Stefano del Sole, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Santo Stefano del Sole 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 Santo Stefano del Sole 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.

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

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 Santo Stefano del Sole, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santo Stefano del Sole, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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  1. Mitchell says:

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for any information about my Grandfather and his family before him. His name is Anthony Romano born January 31, 1920 in Santo Stefano Del Sole. His father was Carmeno Romano born May 12, 1890 and mother was Giovannina Pisacreta born February 19, 1892. Both were born in Santo Stefano Del Sole.
    All information is helpful. Thanks for your time.

    Mitch Romano

  2. June says:

    My grandmother ‘s mother name was Serafina Pisacreta her daughter Francesca any help

  3. James says:

    I believe my grandmother, Constantina Luciano was born 11/11/1868 in or around Santo Stefano Del Sole, and died 6/25/1955. Her Husband was Guieseppe DiTondo. He was born about 1845. I am looking for any information about either, as the ey lived there in the early 1900’s. est. 1910- on. They had three children, the oldest was born in Italy about 1899. My father, Nicola was born in 1902 in the USA. His brother Vincent was born about 1904-1905. He later became a priest,Padre Boneventuro DiTondo and was last in Salerno,Italy. I am looking for any information that might be available on them. Thank you for your help.

  4. Vincent says:

    I am trying to find information about the Loia family circa 1860- 1890. My grandfather was Angelo Loia, his brother was Vitantonio Loia. I believe Angelo was born on 1869.

  5. Tony says:

    My father Angelo Maffei (Father Antonio Maffei Mother Ersilia DeFeo) was born January 30th 1924 in S. Stefano deSole, Avellino. I have his birth certificate and passport when he came to the US. I am trying to see what relations I might have in the area. I am going to Italy next month and may be able to visit there.

  6. Candy says:

    Ciao! I am looking for information on my grandmother. Emilia Pisacreta, born 27 August 1883. She lived in Santo Stefano del Sole, and came to the United States in 1902.

    I think her parents are Francesco Pisacreta and Filomena Fiore, but I am not sure. Also I am looking for any brothers or sisters she had.

    • Giuseppe says:

      I Giuseppe Mele was born in the Zozza below the town of Santa Stefano del Sole. Through family members who resides in the United States and were born in SantoStefano del Sole. Aunt was married to Vito Vingo’s son who was the Sindaco.. My mom’s side of the family was Assunta Fiore,who married Metto,Mele who also came from Santo Stefano. My father. came to United States without her back in the 1950’s. I was left with an aunt and uncle. They live in the Abbrusso Provincia area Castel de Samgro

      My unle got papers for me to come to the United States. He made me a few years older so I could travel on the Marine perch from Naples.

      How can I get my Certificate of Birth. I know I was born 5th Novembre maybe 1931 or 1928. I did become a United States citizen. I now reside in Little ferry New Jersey.

      If at all possible, can you lead me in the right direction to find my birth certificate. I still have family and friends such as the Sindaco Who can take me around. I’ve been back home more times than I can believe. I would be very grateful since now I am in my 80s and wants a leaf informations too my children .

    • Domenic Cocchia says:

      You may be interested to learn that there are scores of Cocchia in the Fairfield County area of Connecticut.

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