Genealogy in Ottaviano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Ottaviano”
  1. Sabino DeCrescenzo says:

    Trying to find out the date my grandfather Ciro Ambrosio born 1898 Ottaviano Naples when he came to America and if he became a US citizen the date.

  2. Ray says:

    I am trying to obtain a birth certificate of my grandfather whose name is Archangelo Maione and was from Ottaviano. He immigrated to New York City from Naples in 1906. His wife was Maria Maione (Fiore) and they took of their children with them when they immigrated to the US…Michele and Estes. They left a daughter named Catherine behind in Italy.

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