Genealogy in Olevano sul Tusciano

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Olevano sul Tusciano?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Olevano sul Tusciano


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Olevano sul Tusciano. As more your surname is common in Olevano sul Tusciano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Olevano sul Tusciano 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 Olevano sul Tusciano 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 Olevano sul Tusciano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Olevano sul Tusciano, just leave a message below

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  1. Thelma says:

    I am looking for information for my husbands Maiorano family.

    Giovanni Maiorano born Olevano 1885 came to U.S. settled in Wilmington, Delaware. Married Domenica Maria Lambiase born 1885 Olevano also came to U.S.

    Giovanni’s lineage as we know it is followed

    Son of Francesco Angelo Maiorano of Olevano & Lucrezia Borgia born 1861-Unknown.

    We know there are still Maiorano families in Olevano. Looking for information on the next generations of the Maiorano family past these people.

    Domenica’s family came from Pietramelara. Her name has been written in some documents as Maria Domenica.

    Daughter of the following

    Francesco Antonio Lambiase born 1854 Pietramelara & Maria Antonia Rosa Buonovova or Marianotonia Buonocore of Pietramelara born 1859. It is said she died giving birth to her daughter Domenica in 1885.

    Their Children

    Sabato born Sept 11, 1883 Olevano came to U.S. settled in Wilmington, Delaware
    Domenica Maria born SEPT. 18, 1885 Olevano, came to U.S. settled in Wilmington with husband Giovanni Maiorano.

    Any information you can provide will be much appreciated. We are interested in knowing more of the lineage of these families.

    Thelma Maiorano

  2. DD says:

    Hello, I am looking to find a few details relating to Felice Desio (De Sio in some records) born Oct 22, 1872 in Olveano Sul Tusciano.

    I would like to find any information on his wife Eva (unknown maiden name) born Jan 19 1870.
    Felice’s parents were Costantino (born 18 Jul 1848 in Olevano) and I believe Mariantonia Langone
    Felice had at least one brother and one sister that I am aware of though I cannot find information on the sister other than she had a son named James T?amantano (records are smudged) born in 1888.

    I would equally be interested in finding anything about Felice’s wife and mother if possible, as the only databases I have been able to find follow the male line. I have gotten as far as Costantino’s (1848) father Felice and mother Caterina Rocco but nothing beyond.

    Thank you for any direction or assistance!

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi DD,

      Looks like we’re looking for the same person. Felice Desio is my great, great, grandfather. If you find more info, please let me know!


  3. Vito says:

    I believe my paternal grandfather was born in area circa 1886. He was a foundling, and was given the name Vito Caravito by the Church. Were there nunneries or orphanages in the area at that time in which a foundling infant might have been placed and which might have records ? He was utimatly adopted along with a young Pepe girl by Anna Pastorino and brought to the USA in 1896 to be with her husband, Francisco DiGiglio.
    Thank you

  4. Loretta says:

    I have a NY passenger list that states in 1913, my children’s Great Grandfather Carmine Petrizzo came from “Olevano”. He was born May 4th, 1892. On the passenger list it states his next of kin is his brother, the spelling is hard to read but i believe it states “Onzaio Petrizzo”. Carmine may have been a twin.
    We have looked for information on him and cannot find much, until i found this site. Possibly you could help?

  5. AJ says:


    I’ve located a NY passenger list that states my Great Grandfather Gennaro Gagliardino came from Olevano Sul Tusciano in 1909 on the SS San Giovanni. Gennaro was born in Italy on August 16 1877. Several years later his wife Gelsomina Santoro arrived in NY in 1912 with their 1st child Ernestine. Based upon the 1910 US census, it appears they were married sometime in Italy around 1903.

    I’m not sure how to refine this information any further, and am wondering if below is enough info to send to Italy to help locate the following:

    Gennaro Gagliardino’s Birth Certificate (Born August 16, 1877, parents unknown)
    Gennaro Gagliardino/Gelsomina Santoro wedding certificate (~married 1903)
    Gelsomina Santoro’s Birth Certificate (born August 15, 1881, parents Diego Santoro, Maria Gaetana Greco)
    Ernestine’s Birth Certificate (Born Oct 27, 1904, parents Gennaro Gagliardino, Gelsomina Santoro)

    I’m not exactly sure where I should write to and how much money I should send to help me recover these important family history docs. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. -AJ

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