Genealogy in Ricigliano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. Mary Ann says:

    My grandfather’s name was Joseph Ricigliano. Born 1867. He was from Ricigliano. Is it possible he acquired the name of his town as his surname when he came to America? He married Mary DiGiacomo born 1876. Any information would be appreciated.

  2. Steven says:

    Looking for information on the Surname “Riviello”. Domenico Born approx 1867,Wife Maria Riviello (Nee Branda) his son Gerardo Born appox 1894. Both came to the USA from Ricigliano, Italy according to the Ship manifest around 1900 out of the port of Naples.

    Thank you.

    • Barbara says:

      I have Domenico’s father as Federico
      I have Domenico’s mother as Maria DeLucia
      I have Domenico born 1864
      I have Domenico married on 14 July 0893 to Maria Brenda.
      I have their children:
      Gerado, Frederico, Assunta and Raffaele

      email me and I will also give you the children’s b.d. I do not have who they married, however.

  3. Claudia says:

    I am searching for grandparents that were born in Ricigliano and married there as near I can tell. Angelina Orga (born 1866) whose parents were Vincenzo and Vittoria and her husband Alexander Tortoriello (born 1859) and his parents were Francesco Tortoriello and Christine Altieri. Any help would be much appreciated. I am kind of stuck and can find no records of them in Italy.

  4. Donna says:

    Trying to find parents of Vito Serritella (mar 1, 1859 died after1921inRicigliano. first wife Mary Saracco (died Sept 1889 Chicago)also would like to find her parents

  5. James says:

    Looking for children & parents of Vito Antonio Bagnuolo (Born: circa 1869 Ricigliano) & his wife, Giacomina Pacelli, also from Ricigliano.

    • Sheila says:

      James – I am researching my husbands family – Pacelli (Pacella). From Ricigliano. Vito Pacelli born Nov 1868. His parents are Carmine Pacella (Pacelli) 1841-1913 and Maria Giovanna Baguola 1842-1925. Her parents are Dominico Baguola and Lucia Serritella. All from Ricigliano. Is there a connection?

      • Lori says:

        My paternal great grandmother’s name was Angelina Bagnuolo and she came to Philadelphia via NYC in 1903 from Ricigliano. According to Ancestry,com, she had a sister who sponsored her trip her by the name of Donata Bagnuolo who was married and living in NYC.

      • Mark says:

        We were visiting Ricigliano many times when I was a little boy growing up in Naples. My grandfather was Joseph Serritella – born in the USA … grew up in Chicago and reloated to South Bend, Indiana. I have some other cousins with last name of Iaculla and Caponigri (not sure of the spelling)

    • Barbara says:

      I have the following children of Vitaanotio Bagunolo and Giacomina Pacelli:
      Annamarie born 18 Oct. 1891
      Incoronata born 08 Aug. 1894
      Santa born 11 Mar 1897
      I have no spouses of the above girls, however.

  6. Leta says:

    I am at a dead end….I find my great grand parents arriving in NYC in 1904 and 1905 Vincenzo Fillipo Marzano and Rosa Petrolla. I do not know where else to look. Family says we are from Calabria, but records show Ricigliano. they were married approx (1899-1900) in Italy and came to US with two small children and became naturalized in 1913 (Watertown, NY)
    I have all the baptism records of the other 7 children born in NY (one more perished a couple months old)

    Looking for marriage or birth records of my great grands parents.
    Any Help would be appreciated.

  7. Ray says:

    My wife’s grandfather was from Ricigliano and arrived in the US around 1900. His last name was Vincenzo Freda. I am trying to find any remaining relatives in Rici that we can contact and possibly visit. Any guidance is appreciated.

    Ray Giese

  8. Marilyn says:

    My grandparents were from Rigiliano. They came here in the early 1900″s.

  9. Kathy says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    I have been doing research on my family from Ricigliano. The names are Guiseppe Sabbia, Onofrio Sabbia, Donata Marr, Cristina Stolfa, Nick Stolfa and Antonette Seritella. I believe that Onofrio and Donata came to the United States, in 1880 or 1881. Guiseppe was the father of Onofrio whom married Donata Marr. They were the parents of Guiseppe Sabbia who married Cristina Stolfa (in Chicago, I beleive) who was the daughter of Nick Stolfa and Atonette Seritella.

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