Genealogy in Ravello

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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One Message to “Genealogy in Ravello”
  1. Louise says:

    Dear Community,

    I will be visiting Ravello from Australia in the next few days and I’d love to further my knowledge of my family while I’m there (my great-grandfather was from Ravello).

    I speak zero Italian :(

    Does anyone know, if I show up at the City Office of Ravello could I speak to someone (in English!) about accessing records? Or is that being too optimistic!

    I’m open to other ideas too :)

    Thanks for your help!

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