Genealogy in Vico Equense

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Vico Equense


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

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

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


23 Messages to “Genealogy in Vico Equense”
  1. Gina says:

    Hello! I am looking for information on my grandfather, Vincenzo Savarese born Oct 16, 1881. He was raised in Vico Equense and was training to be a jesuit before immigrating to the US in 1911. He was related to Guiseppe Savarese but that is all I can find out.
    He moved to Boston and started a cheese company. I will be traveling to VIco in September and would like to see where my grandfather is from and the church he studied in. I don’t have any information on either locaiton. I will be spreading my father’s ashes in his families homeland.

    Thank you for any information you may have to assist me.

  2. bendaco says:

    Looking for information on Michael A. Gautraud, born 1862, married Catherine Pace in Vico Equense. Any information would be helpful.

  3. Marybeth says:

    I am researching my Grandfather Andrea Savarese. FROM Vico Equense

  4. Rosemary says:

    I am researching my father Attilio Arcobello. He was adopted by a family there but his last name was different from his adopted family.He left for US in his late teens I think he was born in 1899 or around then.
    Appreciate any information you can provide.

  5. Karen says:

    I am looking for family members of my husband, James E. McBride. His great grandmother was Francesca Astarita who was born in Vico Equense in 1870. She married D’Esposito (first name unknown to us) and sailed to New York City, United States in 1911 with her father Raffaelle Astarita and her children. Please contact me if you think you have any information. We are also looking for members of the D’Esposito family of Meta, Italy.

  6. Donna says:

    I am going to Capri in October and want to obtain my great great grandparents death certificates and visit the cemetary where they were buried to take a photo of their headstones. I know Maria Carmela Cosentino Manganaro was born Anacapri in 1860 and died in 1939 in Anacapri. Gaetano Manganaro was born in Vico Equense in 1855 and died in Anacapri in 1940. I’d like to get whatever info I can while I am there, as well as their children who lived in Anacapri. Who can I contact while I am in Capri so I can get the records.
    Thank you.

  7. Anthony says:

    My Mother was born in Fornacelle, Vico Equense,Napoli Campania. She was born on November 11,1889. Her maiden name was Maria Saverese. I am one of her sons aged Ninety One .i am interested in finding out about my Mother

  8. Edward says:

    I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather, Salvatore Savarese. He emigrated to NYC in or around 1880.His wife was Angelina Visco. His father was Pasquali Savarese and his mother was Rosa Pace.

  9. Richard says:

    seeking information about “DeSciose” or”DeScoise” surname origin Vico Equence italy

  10. Joanna says:

    Going to Vico to try to find information re my grandfather Luciano Parascandolo–parents Dr. Francesco Parascandolo and Maria Esposito.
    He was married to my grandmother Maria Merolla daughter of Luici Merolla and Caterina Buttligieri.

    My father John Cuomo (father John Cuomo mother Rose Pisacano) came to US at the age of 2 from Vico.

    Thank you,

  11. Peter says:

    Going to Vico soon. I want to trace my grandfather: Anthony Joseph Savarese, born in Vico late 1800’s. Interested in a professional genealogist to assist us. Thank you, please advise.

  12. Lola says:

    I am trying to find out more about my maternal grandmother’s family who lived in Vico Equense before immigrating to the U.S.
    My grandmother’s name was Rachel Starace, daughter of Geremiah and Elisabetta Marrone Starace. She was born on Feb. 12, 1881, followed by brother Rafaella born 1884,sister Elsie born 1891, brother Ciro born 1894, sister Anna born 1896, and brother Vincent born 1898.
    They lived in the family home which was on a hill overlooking the village. Behind the house further up the hill was a gray stone church with a stone wall surrounding it and a cemetary with a mousoleum. That is where Geremiah Starace was buried.
    The home was given to the Sisters of Charity in the 1960-70’s. A tennant farmer rented the house was the last information I knew of the house.
    My brother,Dr. Harry de Girolamo, will be visiting Vico Equense in September and I would love to be able to let him see the house where our grandmother was born and where our family lived for hundreds of years.
    We may still have cousins in Vico whose family surname is Oliva.
    I look forward to any information you may have. Thank you. Lola

  13. Richard says:

    My great-grandfather was Nicola DeMartino, born August 3, 1866 in Vico Equense. He sailed alone from Napoli on April 1, 1888 and arrived in America on April 25th. He lived on 88th Street on the Upper West Side of New York around the turn of the century.

    Any information from family members still in Vico Equense is appreciated.

  14. Edward says:

    I am interested in finding information about my Great Grandfather Salvatore Savarese. Hew was born in Vico Equense and came to the USA in the late 1800’s. His wife was Angelina Vico.

  15. Carol Ann says:

    My grandparents are: Theresa Esposito and Frank Cioffi. They left Vico Equense in 1911/1912 with their 12-month old son Natale Cioffi. I don’t know the names of either of their parents and/or siblings.
    Can you direct me? I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer.
    Many thanks, Carol

  16. Bob says:

    Trying to obtain birth @ marriage records for my grandparents and their sons.
    Lorenzo Scaramellino DOB circa 1822 Vico Equense, DOD 10/9/1893, Brooklyn, NY
    Filomena Guida DOB circa 1839 Vico Equense, DOD 4/25/1893, Brooklyn, NY
    Giuseppe Scaramellino DOB 3/1867 Vico Equense, Campania, DOD 9/3/1903, NY
    Vincenzo Palma Scaramellino DOB circa 1868, Vico Equense, Campania, DOD6/28/1913, NY

    • Laura says:

      My husband is a “Scaramellino” and has a Giuseppe Scramellino amongst others in his family tree. We plan to visit Vico Equense, Italy in the future to see the place of his ancestors. It is sad that the name was shortened. We would be interested in any history you have. We have some that we can share.


  17. John says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfathers family. His name was Marco Savarese. He came to America in the late 1800’s or very early 1900’s. We believe he was a sailor. Also believe he was born in the 1870’s.

  18. Paula says:

    I am trying to locate information relating to my great-grandfather’s family. His father was Giosue Fucito and his eldest brother – also Giosue Fucito emigrated to the U.S. in 1908 from Vico Equense. Another brother Gaetano Fucito was listed as having been born in Meta.


  19. Heather says:

    I’m hoping to find some information on a Vincenzo Anthony Romito who immigrated from Vico Equense in 1892. He was born/christened in April 1855. If you could send me in the right direction, who to contact for such information, that would be very helpful. Thank you.

  20. Monica Crawford says:

    I am trying to get some information on my Savarese ancestors from Vico Equenses that immigrated to NY state.

    I am visiting Italy and September and would like to determine how to get birth and death records and also determine if I have distant relatives there.

    Can you suggest how I go about doing that?

    Thank you!

    • Charene says:

      I am also trying to get some information on my Savarese ancestors from Vico Equense that moved to Brooklyn. My gggrandfather is Ferdinando Savarese, born 1854, immigrated in 1873. Any relation to you?

    • Mary says:

      Hi Monica,

      I am researching my great grandfather also a Savarese from Vico. Were you able to get the birth and death records? I am trying to do same. Would love to hear from you.

      Best, Mary

      Seems like a pretty popular name….

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