Genealogy in Bracigliano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bracigliano. As more your surname is common in Bracigliano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bracigliano 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 Bracigliano 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.

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 Bracigliano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bracigliano, just leave a message below

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14 Messages to “Genealogy in Bracigliano”
  1. Emilie says:

    I am finding my paternal ancestry after years and years of secrets and silences. It seems that my grandmother was Margaret (Maggie) Deleo, who originally was born in Bracigliano or Siano or Salerno around 1874. Her surname was Albano, and her original first name may have been Domenica. She married Pasquale Deleo (or DeLeo), and they had one son, Ernesto, while still in Italy. In 1899 they immigrated to the United States. Does anyone have any information about this family? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Lily says:

    Hi, my great grandfather is Alfonso Iennaco, married to Anna, born in Bracigliano and immigrated to Springfield, Massachusetts (USA) during the great migration in 1920s. Alfonso’s son is Frank, my grandfather, and daughter is Josephine, and I believe there was another son named Vincenzo. Alfonso’s father is Vincenzo Iennaco who remained in Italy. I believe there are some Iennaco relatives still living in Bracigliano who own quite a bit of land there. I want to find some records of Vincenzo and see if he had any siblings and maybe trace from there. Can you help?

  3. Veronica says:

    I am trying to find out about relatives of my GGGParents, Dominico Amato (1845) and Filomena Espositio (1850), and their children Giovanni, Pietro, Stella and Antonio, who were all born in Bacigliano, Italy. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Tricia says:

      My grandmother – Giuseppa Pennino was born in Bracigiliano in 1913. Her mothers name on her birth certificate was Marianna Amato. From what I understand, her mom died when she was a small child. My grandmother came to the US in 1921. I am not sure my GGF married Marianna or not. Curious to know what you find out. Good luck.

  4. Thomas says:

    My Grandfather – Frank Ralph Cardaropoli immigrated to the United States from Bracigliano around 1900 to Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1971, while in college at Harvard, I visited Bracigliano and met and stayed with some relatives there. Unfortunately I do not remember their names (other than that they were Cardaropoli’s). My sister and I are traveling to Bracigliano in early November and would like to reconnect with some of our relatives there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother was also from Bracigliano – her name was Angelina Albano. Many years ago Fathers Faustino and Gerardo Cardaropoli visited us in the United States (My parents names were Frank and Lucy Cardaropoli) – I know both Father Faustino and Gerardo have passed away but I believe that Father Gerardo was related to my dad. Any information that would help us connect would be greatly appreciated!!

  5. Todd says:

    I have traced my great grandfather, James (Girado) Silvestri or Silvestro born in 1885 to Bracigliano. I am planning a trip to Naples on Oct 3rd and would like to know more about the family history and even meet a distant relative.

  6. Elaine says:

    My grandmother was Filomena Albano and grandfather Angelo Liquori came to the US in early 1900 and settled in W. Springfield, MA. Both from Bracigliano. Any info is appreciated thank you.

  7. John says:

    Ciao- I have a grandfather in law named James Vincenzo Danise (anglicized, may have been Danic’e) who knows he was born in Bracigliano in 1894. I am looking to establish his ancestry in Bracigliano. His parents were Joseph P. Danise md. Mary Ferridino. I have no further information. Any assistance you can offer would be helpful.

    Also, a distant cousin who is trying to establish his lineage is looking or Carretura in the area. Please let me know if you are aware of that also.


  8. Felicia says:

    Would like to find out if I have any family in Italy grand father Ferdinande cardopoli
    Felicia Petacca they had a son Giuseppe. Cardaropoli

  9. Lisa says:

    Hello, I am doing research on my husbands father; Aldo G. Angrisani who passed away in 2014. He lived in Bracigliano all of his life. I am trying to find out more about his parents ancestry: Francis Angrisani and Luisa Calabrese. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  10. Mandy says:


    My grandmother’s family is for sure from Bracigliano; she (Carmella Moccio) just died at the age of 93. Her parents, Luigi Moccio and Rosina Liquori, came from Naples independently and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the late 1800s, where they met. Apparently, Rosina Liquori (immigration around 1894?) came to the US with her sister. We have absolutely no information regarding anything that happened in Italy, prior to their immigration. At this point, I suppose we are looking for any birth records for either Luigi Moccio or Rosina Liquori in Bracigliano, Italy. How would I even go about this? Any information anyone can provide would be so very helpful.

  11. Christine says:

    Hi, I’m actually researching the last name Bracigliano. Family lore states that it became to the last name of an ancestor because they were left at an orphanage in Bracigliano. Was there such a place in the 1800’s, or was this a common practice?

  12. David says:

    Hello we are visiting Bracigliano the first week in May. We are trying to find the birth certificate of Carmine Albano born the July 6, 1885. I would love to get the address of the house he was born in. He also married Antonnette Basile and she was born there as well. We believe she was born in 1892. Any help is appreciated.

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