Genealogy in Aquara

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Aquara, 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 Salerno province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Aquara registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Aquara from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Aquara. As more your surname is common in Aquara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Aquara archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Salerno province are:
Alfano, Amato, Annunziata, Apicella, Bruno, Califano, Caputo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cuomo, D’Amato, D’Ambrosio, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, Esposito, Ferraioli, Ferrara, Gallo, Giordano, Greco, Grimaldi, Iannone, Lamberti, Landi, Manzo, Marino, Napoli, Pagano, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Pepe, Rinaldi, Rizzo, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Senatore, Sessa, Sica, Sorrentino, Tortora, Trotta, Vitale, Vitolo, Volpe.

Church archives in Salerno 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 Aquara and Salerno 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.


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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Aquara, or if you have questions regarding your family in Aquara, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to aquara@italianside.com our expert in Aquara area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

14 Comments

  1. Louis says:

    My grandfather, Luigi Capo, married Autilia Bamonte, both from Aquarra, Italy. They came to New Brighton, PA around 1910, 1911. Luigi’s brother Dominic Capo around the same time. Any of their relatives still in Aquarra? Any in USA?

  2. David S says:

    Hello, I’m trying to find out more information about my great great grandfather. His name was Salvatore (Sam) Aloia. He was born on February 25th, 1893 in Aquara Provincia di Salerno Campania, Italy. He immigrated to the US in 1910. I also found a passenger crew list from a ship sailing from Naples to New York in 1913 with 2 other Aloia’s, Albino and Roberto. I find it interesting that both of them were traveling to the exact same small town in Pennsylvania that Salvatore lived in. Maybe they’re brothers? Thanks for any help you can give.

  3. Pasquale says:

    My grandfather, Pasquale Lerro (1866-1918) died in the great flu epidemic when my father was only three years old. The family was dispersed and their is little knowledge of relatives. My research shows my grandfather’s wife was Joesphine Commaroto and his parents were Giuseppi Lerro and Maria Matandi. We have no records of brothers, sisters or other relatives but frequently meet others with the Lerro last name who only know that their family came from a town in the Cilento mountain area. Is there a source to find out if my grandfather had other siblings who either came to the USA or stayed in Italy? I have a chance to only briefly visit the Salerno area on the 21st of October this year, but would return for a more extended visit if their is a chance of doing further research or meeting long lost relatives. Thanks

  4. Heather says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather his name was William DeLuca born 30 August 1879. The information I have says he was born in Agguaranta Italy but I do not find this name when I look information up on the computer. The closest thing I come to is Aquara. His parents were Joseph DeLuca and Adonia Palombini. Any information on any of these names would be helpful as I am stuck now with my genealogy quest.

  5. William says:

    My grandfather, Luigi Marchione, was born in Aquara about 1885. His wife Emilia Costanza, was born in Aquara about 1887. They emigrated to America about 1912.

    I’m am curious to know if they were married in Aquara or after their arrival in the United States. Any information you can provide (the names of their parents, for example, and their brothers and sisters) would be deeply appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

    Dr. William P. Marchione, Ph.d.
    Retired Professor of History

    • Jason says:

      Hi William
      My family name on my mother’s side is Constanza and costanza and have a big marchione family connection.
      They all lived and moved to England in the 1940-50 and migrated to the Somerset area of uk .
      Namely the towns of
      Street,Glastonbury,Yeovil , ilchester areas .
      If your looking for family members in uk this will be a great place to start .
      There are in the area of over 100 family members living in these area with the name of Constanza,costanza or marchione.

  6. maria says:

    I’m looking for a Giovanni Mauro born in Aquara on june 24, 1839. He married a Filomena Rocci or Rocciolo di Vincenzo from Vietri Sul Mare born on nov 16, 1842 – no further information is known. Does anybody know how I can go about it to obtain further information or if there are any descendants of this couple that would like to help me, please contact me. thank you. Maria

  7. Richard says:

    my grandfather left italy in circa 1895 his name was michelle izzo the names peduto and consolmagno are associated wit our family

    is aquara the actual town of his birth,,,,my family always said aquada as the name??????he married a stella marmo but she was from a nearby town santa ??????she died very young and little was ever known of her but she came to boston with my infant aunt in 1905 my grandfather was already in boston.

  8. Patricia says:

    I looking for birth & family records for Vincent Palamone. He was born in Aquara 12 July 1883.

    Thank you for your assistance.

  9. Lisa says:

    I am going to be in the Naples/ Positano/ Aquara area the week of August 10-17. I plan on spending the day in Aquara on the 15th. Who should I contact to view church and city records about my great great grandparents? Should I start in Naples? I know the dates and names they were born and died and the name of their parents. I know my Great grandfather died in Aquara. Would he have been buried in a cemetery in town that I could go to? Any information you would have would be helpful. His name was Raphael Ippolito and we think he was born on March 16 1857 and died on March 16 1908, He was married to Giavannina Luongo (Loungo, Longo) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, do you know the best way to get to Aquara from Positano? Thank you, Lisa

  10. Lisa says:

    I am looking for birth and marriage records for Raphael Ippolito. I believe he was born around 1853-1857. He was married to Giovannina Loungo (1857? B and 1930 d.) I am also trying to confirm the names of their parents. I believe Raphael’s father was Francesco Ippolito and his mother was Maria M? Gioannin’s father was Lucido Luongo and her mother was Rachaela Marino. If you have any information on these two, i would appreciate the help. I will be in the Salerno area around the 14-17th of August as well. Thank you so much for any assistance.

    • David says:

      Hello,
      My great grandmother was named Rachela Ippolito. She was from Aquara and was born on Dec. 30th, 1894. Her parents were Raphael Ippolito and Giovannina Luongo. This is about all the information I know but it sounds like we are looking for the same family. Hope this gets to you! Good luck and let me know if you can find any more information.

  11. Cristina Volpe says:

    I would like some information about my paternal grandfather’s ancestors if they are available. My grandfather’s name was Pasquale Volpe, eldest son of Luigi Volpe and Angelina Consolmagnio born in Aquara c.1924 and passed away in Melbourne, Australia in 1991.

    Any information would be helpful & greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Cristina Volpe (nee Presti)

    • Sharon says:

      I believe I posted this previously, but I believe I may have some pictures of your relatives. Erminia Volpe married my great uncle Guissipe Cornetta. When Erminia died I requested all of the family photos. If you contact me I will go through the photos for you. By the way Erminia had a sister I believe in Australia.

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