Genealogy in Caivano

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Caivano, 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 Caivano registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Caivano. As more your surname is common in Caivano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Caivano 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 Caivano 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 Caivano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Caivano, 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 Caivano area will reply to you


4 Messages to “Genealogy in Caivano”
  1. joseph says:

    My grandfather, who lived with us all of his life was born in Formicola(Pontelatone) in 1889. His father was named Guiseppe and his mother Rosa. He had one brother, Luigi and one sister, Pasqualina. He married Carolina de Gregoria of San Angelo en Formis who was born in 1884. Both he and my future grandmother lived foe a while in Saratoga Springs for a while bo’s come before settling in Kingston, NY for the rest of their lives.
    Do we have anything in common? My bigger question is where did we Caivano’s come from before arriving in Caivano.

    P.S. Ive been to Caivano( it’s about 9 miles from Naples)and spent a few days with relatives who knew my grandfather Francesco very well.

  2. Ken says:

    Our family descended from the Donadio family of Caivano. Simone Donadio (b 1880, son of Luigi and Maria Theresa) and migrated to Sao Paolo, Brazil and then to Brookly, NY in 1904. Does this sounds familiar to any one?

  3. Salvatore Vitale says:

    My Grand Mother and Grandfather were born in naples came to US 1907.
    Grand Father – Salvatore Vitale, Birth 3/24/1877 Caivano Campania Italy
    Grand Mother – Marianna Docata Birth January 1880 not sure where in Italy, assume Naples.

    My Grand Father was the only male born in his family rest all female. The only contact with family was 40 years ago a relative would visit my father’s brother. I’m sure this relative is deceased because he was in his 70’s back then the following is the only information I have on this relative. GIUSEPPE ANGELINO, VIA MARCONI 33 80023 CAIVANO NAPLES ITALY. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

  4. Joseph Cavano says:

    My great grandparents emigrated in the 1890’s from Basilcata, Italy.There names were altered at Ellis Island to Cavano. Is there a connection here? A number of people named Cavano reside in upstate New York.Thank you!

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