Genealogy in Massa Lubrense

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Massa Lubrense


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Massa Lubrense. As more your surname is common in Massa Lubrense, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Massa Lubrense 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 Massa Lubrense 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 Massa Lubrense, or if you have questions regarding your family in Massa Lubrense, 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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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Massa Lubrense”
  1. Dianne says:

    My grandfather was Antonino Ercolano born in Massa Lubrense in 1883. His Parents were Pasquale Ercolano and Rosaria Esposito. It is this couple I am after information on. They had 1 other son and about 5 daughters, as I understand it, all born in Massa Lubrense. Family tales tell of a couple who fruit farmed in the hills above Massa. My grandfather left for New Zealand in 1904, after being released from the army as his father had turned 60. Later that year his parents moved closer to Sorrento. Of note, Antonino’s brother was blinded by fireworks when quite young. I think his name was Franceso. Any information, certificates or photos gratefully received

  2. Carol says:

    I am looking for any information on Giovanni Battiste Accietto b 18 April 1856 (d 17 Dec 1909. In NY, USA) He was married to Maria Antonia Lama b. 1860 approx. We originally thought they were from Positano.. and could be.. but new information has pointed to Massa lubense. I am at a stand still. We also think Giovanni Battiste Persico b 1867 father named “Vito” came from Massa also. Any direction on where to look next would be great.

  3. Kathryn says:

    I have been trying to trace my grandfathers family in Massa Lubrense but have hit a dead end. I’ve searched several sites for birth or baptism records but can not find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather was Mariano Garguilo (or more likely spelled Gargiulo) born February 24, 1881. His parents were Raffaele Gargiulo and Maria Giuseppa. He came to the US in 1906. I believe he had brothers named Natale, Antonio and Guiseppe. These were 3 Gargiulo’s that were on the ship manifest with Mariano, I guess they could be cousins also.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated, since we have a trip planned in July to come to Naples and Massa Lubrense to see where our grandfather came from.
    I would also be interested in hiring a genealogist to help me trace his family if you could direct me to how to contact some one.
    Thank you,

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