Genealogy in Atena Lucana

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Atena Lucana 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 Atena Lucana. As more your surname is common in Atena Lucana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Atena Lucana 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 Atena Lucana 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 Atena Lucana, or if you have questions regarding your family in Atena Lucana, 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 atenalucana@italianside.com our expert in Atena Lucana area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

7 Comments

  1. Deanna says:

    I am looking for information about my great-grandparents, Pietro Mango and Maria Gentile who was born in 1835. They had six children. Maria left Italy as a widow in the late 1800’s. Thank you, Deanna

  2. Anne says:

    My grandmother’s father, Luigi Mango, came from Atena Lucano…her mother’s name was Maria Fressola. Luigi’s father was Michele Mango, and his mother was Maria Mellilo.
    Any ideas of Maria Fressola’s parentage? She lived from 1884 to 1961.
    thanks!

  3. Lisa says:

    I’m looking for information about my maternal grandfather, Ciro Melo, who I believe was born in Atena Lucana in May, 1882. He came to the US in/around 1907. His parents were Angelo Melo and Francisca Lopurdo. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Mike says:

    I’m looking for information about my grandfather, Agostino DiFalco, son of Nicola DiFalco and Rosaria Lopardo and my grandmother, Gaetanella Bruno, daughter of Vincenzo Bruno and Marianna Gaimari.

  5. Florinda says:

    Georgianna Marzucca daughter of Rosa Maria Caputo and Giuseppe Marzucca born around 1898 in Ciccerale at home, how far back can I go with your help for names of her ancestors, and I believe they had Moorish blood in 11 th century when they invaded Sicily cause my daughter had blood done and has African in it instead of all Italian; And does the name Marzucca or Marzucco and Caputo come from Arabic, thanks, Ciao

  6. Bronwyn says:

    I am trying to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for
    Teresa Pepe, born August 1862 in Atena, Salerno.
    I believe her parents were
    Antonio Michele Pepe and Frances Catanezzi.

    Is there someone there who can assist me in this search? If so, please let me know,

    Thanks,

    Bronwyn

  7. Mike says:

    I’m looking for information about my grandfather, Agostino DiFalco, son of Nicola DiFalco and Rosaria Lopardo and my grandmother, Gaetanella Bruno, daughter of Vincenzo Bruno and Marianna Gaimari.

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