Genealogy in Gragnano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


7 Messages to “Genealogy in Gragnano”
  1. John says:

    My grandfathers name was Angelo Gragnano and my grandmothers name was Felicia Borelli. Can you offer any assistance in locating where to begin? Thanks

  2. Jeanne says:

    My maternal grandparents were from Gragnano. They were Pietro Baldaccini and Eufrosina Ferri Baldaccini. Pietro had brothers named Oreste, Modesto (Gust), and Francesco. His two sisters were Caterina and Emma. Eufrosina had three sisters: Italian, Servilia and I believe, Dozelina.
    I visited the Gragnano cemetery last week during a trip to Italy and saw the graves of my great grandparents: Mauriczio Baldaccini and Angela Marchetti Baldaccini.
    Last time I was there we visited the Baldaccini home and saw relatives but I was unable to find it on this trip. Rosa Lera, the relative that took us to their home 23 years ago, has since passed away.
    Any info anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Robert says:

    My grandparents and great grantparents were born in Gragnano.
    Grandfather: Vincenzo Esposito Born: 3 August 1877
    Grandmother: Rosa Imparato
    They were married in Gragnano: 20 November 1902
    Arrived in New York on S.S. Palatia from Naples in May 1904
    Rosa’s parents: Vincenzo and Teresa Imparato.
    Vincenzo’s parents: Micele Esposito and Maria Luiga Gentile.
    Thank you.
    Robert Esposito

  4. Isabel says:

    Mi family comes from Gragnano. Giuseppe Vicinanzo born 1870 son of Vincenzo Vicinanza and Mariana Rosannova. I will appreciate any information about my family or where to find it.

  5. Lisa says:

    My great grandmother was born in Naples. Her name was Olympia
    DeCesare. Trying to find out more about her. Curious about her first name. It sounds Greek.

    • Cathy says:

      My great grandfather was Joseph (Giuseppe)DeCesare, and I think he had a sister named Olympia. They came to NY and lived in the Bronx.

  6. Marie says:

    I am researching my family from Gragnano, Naples. How do I find out birth dates, wedding dates, death dates, etc. for my ancestors?

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