Genealogy in Meta

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Looking for members of my husband’s family. His great grandfather’s last name was D’Esposito. He came to the New Yor, USA in the late 1800s and early 1900’s and lived in Brooklyn, and Queens. His wife was Francesca Astarita who traveled to the USA with her father Raffaelle Astarita in 1911. She may have been born in Vico Equense, Italy. Please contact me if you have any information.

  2. Paula says:

    Looking to trace the Fucito family from Meta. So far have following info:
    Father: Giosue Fucito (probably born 1820’s) – listed as Dyer and Grocer
    Son: Guiseppe (born 1857) master oilskin maker – left as mariner.
    Son: Anthony (born 1851)
    Son: Gaetano (born 1857) master oilskinmaker

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