Genealogy in Felitto

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

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

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

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

11 Comments

  1. Dan says:

    Hello I would love to learn more about my paternal grandparents Luigi Scariato & Marie Louise Tedesco who were from Felitto, Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy. I believe the spelling was changed at Ellis Island Scairato to Scariato.

    • Virginia says:

      Hi…Maria Tedesco was my Grandmothers older sister. They lived in Old Forge ,Pa. From The records from the Cemetery, both your grandparents are buried there Maria was born in 1877 and died in 1931. Luigi was born in 1859 and died in 1925. Angelo and rosario Tedesco were Maria parents, also buried here in Old Forge. I know Maria had a bunch of children but I only knew of adeline and Josephine.

      I do not know if this will help you…but it is all I have

  2. Carmela says:

    Hello I would love to learn more about my paternal grandparents Dominic and Carmela (neeCoppola

  3. Linda says:

    HI my great grandfather Frank Dipipi born in Felitto on 1-7 1869 and came to America in 1889
    and his father John Dipipi came from Felitto. Trying to find out if there are any Dipipi or Dipipee dieppe, in Felitto.

  4. Janine says:

    I am trying to find more information on my grandmother…Vitulia PASSARELLA
    BIRTH 19 DEC 1895 • Felitto, Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy. I need to know her mother and fathers name or find out how I can at least get a birth record on her. Any help would be very much appreciated.

  5. MaryRose says:

    I believe my grandfather, Luigi Pagnotto came from Italy in late 1800’s. His wife, Angelini, I believe, also came from Felliti. Her maiden name was Scariato. Luigi was born 22 March, 1882.
    Trying to find out if there are any relatives still living in Fellito.

  6. Vincent says:

    my Grandmother Born Francesca Teresa Rizzo date unknown circa 1880

  7. Thomas says:

    My Grand father was born in Felitto Italy in 1882 came to American in the early 1920’s Would like to know of any living relatives still living in Felitto Italy.

    Thomas DiStasi

  8. Mirajda says:

    My father was Antonio Schiavo- born in Felitto May 21,1889. He had a first cousin named lucido born in Felito sept. 17th. 1882. I plan on visiting Felitto in the near future hoping to learn more about my family. We may be related.

  9. Raymond Louis says:

    My great grandfather ( Lucido Schiavo) ( Carmela Schiavo his ) left Felitto in 1901 and sailed to the US. I am trying to locate relatives I may still have in Felitto. Thanks

    • Juliana says:

      Hi… how r u? My name is Juliana Schiavo. … I’m from Brazil. … my great father left felitto too… but later in 1924… his name is Luciano schiavo. .. hopefully they belong to yhe same family… his father is called Francesco and his mother Maria Giuseppa Passarella…. do u know anything from yours?

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