Genealogy in Buccino

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

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

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

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


  1. Jeffrey says:

    My Great Grandfather Alphonse Faiella left Buccino in 1899 for Newark, NJ and then my Grandfather Thomas Gaetano Faiella and my Great Grandmother Catherine Piccola left Buccino between 1902 and 1906 to head to Newark, NJ, looking to find any information pertaining to my great grandfathers parents to find current relatives still living in the Buccino area. My ancestry search has come up blank at this time.

  2. Adam says:

    My great-great grandfather, Francesco Lardieri and his second wife Carmella Avena, came to America along with Francesco’s daughter Lucia and sons Donato and Vincenzo around 1903. My great grandfather, Pasquale, came with his wife Teresa DiLorenzo (from Aquilonia) in 1908 with daughter Giovanna and pregnant with my grandfather, Francesco. The Lardieri family orignianted from Teora but my gggrandather married Giovanna Daniele. Vincenzo later returned to Italy. Two of my ggrandfather’s sisters never left Buccino – Carmela Bucato and Immacolata Tassitano. My brother and I are members of the Buccinese Society in Altoona, PA.

  3. Rosemary says:

    My grandfather name was Carmine Del Grippo. he was born in Buccino in 1890. His father’s name was Paulo and his mother was Filomena Candela. He came to the Us in 1908 or thereabout., settling in Newark NJ. He had a sister Anna who married Martin San Giacoma, also in Newark. Any kind of info would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Christine says:

    My maiden name is Fasano and my family is from the Buccino/Campania region. My great grandfather, Angelo Fasano, had 5 children and then his wife died, so he reached out to the town of Buccino and asked for a woman to marry to help raise his children. Her name was Vincenza Caso. She came to America and married my grandfather and they had another 6 or so children. They settled in Altoona, PA and great grandpa worked for the Pennsylvania railroad and the Fasano men started the social club the Buccinese Society. Is anyone familar with this this?


    • Christine says:


      My maternal grandparents Michele and Angelina (Puciarello) Fernicola were from Buccino and also settled in Altoona in the 1920s. My grandfather also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. I am very familiar with the Buccinese Society in Altoona because I have cousins who still are members there. There is an old photo with some Fernicola men who also were founders but it seems most of the Fernicolas went to Newark at some point.
      I would love to connect with you and research this further.

  5. Candela and Caruso says:

    My mother was born in Pozzuoli, but her mother and her grandmother were born in Buccino in the 1800,s. My great grandmother was Erminia Candela and her grandmother was Maria Teresa Curci. My mother’s maiden name was Caruso.

  6. Rosemary says:

    My father, Antonio Daniele came from Buccino and lived across the street from the Marquis residence/villa. He came to America and settled in Newark (New York Avenue in the Ironbound section) NJ in 1913. He started his own engraving business (Modern Art) and helped my mother (from Bluffton Indiana) with her nightclub (Silhouette) where Frankie Valli met Bob Gaudio from the 4 Seasons (our Jersey Boys!) When he came here he said they left with pots still on the stove. We met Quintino Di Vona during a trip to Buccino and he is a cousin (through Concetta Daniele). According to records in Buccino town hall many of the residents who left settled in Argentina, Newark NJ and Altoona PA.

    • Anna Maria says:

      I have an old photo (c1910-15) of Concetta Daniele and her family (many children). Her husband’s surname is Devona. The address on the back is a street in Scranton, PA. Do you know of any Devone’s I can contact to send them a copy of the picture? I think you are a cousin. Your grandfather was a tailor. He was my grandmother’s brother and Concetta Daniele was her sister. I never met any of your family but I did speak to Danny Daniels before I visited Italy and he told me he remembered the floods below Buccino. I understood that Jackie Gleason got his start in Danny Daniels’ nightclub in Newark. I am wondering where exactly in Buccino the Daniele family had their farm.

  7. Alisa says:

    My great-grandfather Carmine DeVone(Divona) came to America in 1905. He changed his last name from Divona to DeVone, to be truthful, there are a few alternate spellings. He lived in Newark, NJ when he arrived. He had 6 children, all born in Newark, NJ with Carmella Faniella. He got remarried to Theresa Lavatola. I am looking for any information about my family in Buccino Italy. I also know that my grandparents Nick and Rose DeVone used to visit a Buccinese Society in Altoona, PA.

  8. Jennifer says:

    My ancestor Francesco Roccia came to America in the early 1900s. He came from Buccino. He changed his last name to Duco after arriving to America. His wife’s name was Antoinette Tavolier. We don’t know if Tavolier is her last name, or where she’s from. Any marriage or birth records or any information would be appreciated.

  9. Valeria says:

    My nona came to New York from Buccino, as did most of her siblings,some of her family went to Pisa. Her Buccino home was tucked up against the castle wall with cousins still living in that house in the 1970/80’s when my father and a cousin visited from the US. I am looking for any information on the family of Andrea and Carmela [Basile] Montesano. The children I “know” are Eduardo, Achilla, Emilia and Fontina. They all emigrated to the US, married and raised their families in NY.

  10. Anthony says:

    My moms family was from buccino. My moms mother was named Maria and she died in about 1938 in Newark nj. Maria’s family owne a coffee shop with pastries. I think the name was Mariuch. It would have been open the late 1800s or early 1900s unfortunately I don’t know my grandmothers maiden name but Maria married Pasquale Cerqua in the early 1900s

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