Genealogy in Agerola

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Agerola, 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 Napoli province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Agerola registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Agerola?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Agerola


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Agerola from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Agerola. As more your surname is common in Agerola, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Agerola archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Napoli province are:
Amato, Ambrosio, Annunziata, Ascione, Borrelli, Borriello, Capasso, Capuano, Castaldo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cozzolino, Cuomo, D’Angelo, De Falco, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, De Simone, Del Prete, Di Costanzo, Di Maio, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Gargiulo, Giordano, Guarino, Izzo, Liguori, Maresca, Marino, Napolitano, Pagano, Palumbo, Panico, Piccolo, Riccio, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Sannino, Scognamiglio, Sorrentino, Vitale, Vitiello.

Church archives in Napoli 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 Agerola and Napoli 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 Agerola, or if you have questions regarding your family in Agerola, 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 .
Our expert in Agerola area will reply to you


7 Messages to “Genealogy in Agerola”
  1. Joe says:


    I am looking for information of the Ernesto Criscuolo family of Agerola.
    The son’s name was Matteo. Also, my grandmother’s maiden name, Ruocco, also of Agerola and Acampora’s, another surname. Both sides of my father’s family
    were born in Agerola. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.


  2. Philomena says:

    Looking for information about Giovanni Milo and his wife Filomena Cuomo DeStefano Milo. THey left Agerola for the US around 1900. IT is believed that Filomena’s oldest daughter – from her marriage to DeStefano – was already married to a Naclerio and so stayed in Agerola.

  3. Ken says:

    Researching my Grandfather Luigi Ferrara, born in Agerola in 1895. I believe his mother’s name was Naclerio and his father was Luca Ferrara

  4. Gene says:

    I will be traveling to Agerola in April 2016. I am trying to locate my fathers family and I believe his cousins last name is Lauritano. Any information would be helpful. Thanks

  5. Ashley N says:

    I’m attempting to look for a birth record OR marriage record taking place in Agerola in the window of 1835-1875. Where do I start with this search?

  6. Carol Acampora says:

    I an trying to find information on my Great Grandfather Nicola Acampora. I think he lived in Agerola. He had two sons John and Frank

    Any information will be helpful


    • Bill Busk Jr. says:

      Frank Acampora is my great-grandfather, aka Francesco. My mother’s & my maternal grandmother’s family is from Agerola. My grandmother(christened Rosa Marie Acampora) & HER mother (Angela Caveliere Acampora, aka: Giulia or Julia) were DEFINATELY born in Agerola. Grandma’s father always answered “Napoli” as his birth place on documents I found. When Francesco / Frank arrived in NY, he went to New Haven, CT & stayed with his COUSIN, Ferdinando Apuzzo (also definitely born in Agerola). Ferdinando Apuzzo’s sister married a Pietro Apuzzo (also from Agerola & also moved to New Haven, CT). This Pietro was also a shoe maker. I found above info in research documents, so I’m pretty confident. I believe Ferdinando’s parents were Giuseppe Apuzzo & Orsola Acampora, so I believe my great-grandfather Frank Acampora’s father was Orsola Acampora’s brother. But I do not have solid documents to back that up. Does this help any?

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