Genealogy in Prignano Cilento

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Prignano Cilento


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

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

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

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  1. Debbie says:

    I am researching family from Prignano Cilento – family names are Rizzo, Amendola, Nigro, Amodio and Astonia. My GG grandparents were Luigi Amendola (Antonio and Agnese Astonia) and Carmella Nigro (Antonio? and ??) on the Amendola side – both immigrated to America. On the Rizzo side, my GG grandfather Nicola Rizzo died about 1898 in Prignano Cilento and my GG grandmother Serafina Amodio (Carmen or maybe Carmine? and ??) died in Prignano Cilento in 1939. Her father Carmen lived to be 110. Any help or connections would be appreciated. It does not appear that the online Archives include Prignano Cilento records.

  2. Lisa says:

    Im looking for information about my Grandfather Guiseppe Polito Born Feb 15 1896 in Cilento.Italy He came to the US on about 1904 Id like to know his mothers name ,her maiden name and any info on the Polito family Thank You.

  3. Louis says:

    Hi, I am looking for Luigi/Louis Cecere born 1875. He had a small farm down the road from the DeCongilio’s family in Prignamo Cilento outside of Naples. Hoping I can find more information of my great grandfather’s family. Any help will be much much appricated. Thank you

  4. Phyllis says:

    Looking for any records of Rosa and Guiseppes Giordano from this area. Had five children in this town. Peter, Phillips, Margaret, Rosa, and Nancy. Come to USA by boat in 1911 approx. Rose came only with her children as Guiseppes came sooner to find work. Would like to find birth records.

  5. Gloria says:

    I just visited Prignano Cilento. I would love to talk wt any of you about that beautiful place. My grandparents lived there –Capo and Laurita are the family names. I currently live in Michigan.

  6. Donna says:

    I am looking for info on my grandparents who came from the Salerno area. My grandfather was Luigi Prignano and he married Concetta Agostinello. He came to the US in the late 1800s and settled in NYC. My research shows he came across on a boat that left from France. I don’t know much more. Thank you.

  7. Jim says:

    I am looking for information on the D’Agostino and Rizzo families of Prignano Cilento. My grandfateher was Nicolo D’Agostino born about 1895. He had brothers Alfonso b.c1878 and Alessandro b.c1884 and a sister Teresa b.c1899, There may have been more. Their Parents were Girolamo D’Agostino b. c1852 and Maria Giuseppe Rizzo. I would very much appreciate any information.

    • Joey says:

      Hi Jim. I have both Rizzo and Agostino ancestors from Prignano in my family tree. Please contact me if you would like to exchange information.

      • Jim says:

        Joey, Thanks for the reply. I sure would like to exchange info. Any connection that you can make from my info? I look forward to your reply.

  8. Penny says:

    Heelo, i amlooking for information on my great great grandfather Salvatore Cilento who came to Adelaide in South Australia on a vessel called ‘The Telegraph’ on 23 January 1855. He was from Salerno and was born in 27/10/31. his parents were Luigi and Angela (nee Capozzi) Cilento. I would dearly love to know about my family history and thank you so much for your help. I hope I am looking in the right place.

  9. Tina says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents Nicola Baratta and Maria Vinci. It is said that they married in February 1899 and came to America in June 1899. All of us have heard they came from Prignano. My great grandfathers sisters came with him (Rosa and Luisa). I have found them in the Ellis island records. I just want to know as much as I can. I also would love to now the history of Prignano also, as far back as I can go. I love history and knowing my family history is very important to me.
    Thank you very much

    • Jim says:

      Some info that I have.

      Matteo Baratta Matteo married Maria Giuseppa Fammarrelli. The child from this marriage was: Nicola Baratta was born about 1876 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy

      Nicola Baratta was born about 1876 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy. Nicola married Maria Carmela Vinci, daughter of Donato Vinci and Maria Raffaela Volpe, about Feb 1899 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy. Maria was born about 1879 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy

  10. Jean says:

    Am looking for relatives. My grandparents david and Josphina Marrocco came from casa de cilento itlay. My grandfather had brothers- tony and peter of whom went back to italy to live. Any help would be appreciated.

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