Genealogy in Sperone

If you search your ancestors in Sperone, 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 Sperone registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


  1. Michael says:

    Here in western Pennsylvania, (United States) it is around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, March 22, 2018. I can say that I am in the process of wanting to find any information about my grandfather and grandmother who I have determined that they are from Sperone, Italy. My name is Michael Sorice, my father, who passed in 1995, was the youngest child of Sabato and Maria Autilia Pantalone Sorice. They were both from the town of Sperone. They were married in 1897. I believe my grandfather’s father was Sabato Sorice, born in 1836, his parents were Raffalo Sorice and Victoria Catanna. Should there be any person that I could contact, I would appreciate the reply, and would try my best to proceed further. Thank-you, Michael

  2. Josephine says:

    According to my father’s bible, his parents were both born in Sperone. I am planning on a trip to Italy in April and would like more information.
    My Grandfather Peter Soriano was born in 1883
    My Grandmother Josephine Masi was born in 1891
    My Great Grandfather was Michael Soriano born in 1845 who was married to Christina
    Di Lotta also born in Speroni 1851
    My Great Grandfather on my Grand mother side was Biaggio Mazi born 1860
    My Maternal Greatgrandmother Elizabeth Montouri was born in Baiano in 1870
    Do you have any information for me? Thank you Josephine Soriano

  3. Nick says:


    You and I are related. My grandfather was Delfino (Delphio) Sorice and my great-grandparents were Sabato and Maria Autilia. Any information that you may have obtained, I would certainly be interested as I am looking to complete and add to the ever-growing family tree.

  4. Michael says:

    Hello: My name is Michael Sorice, having worked my entire life, and retired, I have time to search for the family living in Italy. I live in Pennsylvania, and I am in need of help in this venture. I am interested in the family background of our family, Pantalone / Sorice.
    All I can understand is that both families came to the United States around the same time, or were married and arrived together. My information is as follow’s:
    Sabato Sorice, born April 19, 1836. His Parents were Raffalo Sorice and Victoria Catanna. My Great Grandperants are Sabato Sorice, born Dec. 2. 1872 and Married Maria Autilia Pantalone, born 1872.

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