Genealogy in San Rufo

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Rufo


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Rufo. As more your surname is common in San Rufo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Rufo 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 San Rufo 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 San Rufo, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Rufo, 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 .
Our expert in San Rufo area will reply to you


  1. Carrie says:

    My great grandparents lived in Italy as well as my grandfather. They lived from what I was told in San Rufo Italy. My Grandfathers name was Orazio Mangieri and can’t remember my great grandparents first name but las name was Mangieri!

  2. Carmen says:

    I am searching for information about my grandparents and great- grandparents who immigrated to the U.S. in 1906-07. His name is Pasquale Greco born abt 1885 (I believe his father’s name was Carmino) and my grandmother, Pasqualina Abatemarco born abt 1888.

    Thanks for your help!


  3. Richard says:

    my grandmother nee stella marmo was married in or around 1900 to michelle izzo from aquara….they had a daughter, matilda, and mother and chjld, age 8 came to boston to join with husband..father. stella had a family living in new york, brooklyn i think, but she died young in circa 1940 scanty but all i really have????

    thanks richard

  4. Eduardo says:

    Hello Susan,I live in uruguay ,my great grandparents came form San rufo in 1879.I Was researching in the comuna but the first history is in the church. If you need birth certifícate of you great grandparents you should ask for it in the catholic church in your community .I did that process and the church gave me the birth certificates . My family has the italian cityzenship.In 2001 i visited San ruffo and the next february i will go again ,i dont know anyone of my relatives there,probably we came from the same family because in 1875 aprox there was an earthquake and it destroyed the village and all the family emigrated to different parts of the world.

    • Susan says:


      Just seeing your reply now. Thank you so much. I didn’t know about the earthquake and I will ask about the birth certificates in church. Hope you had a wonderful trip to San Rufo.

  5. Susan says:

    I am searching for information about my great grandparents. Their names are Giovanni Somma and Rose Pascucci. They come from San Rufo. I believe my great grandmother was born around 1868 or so and my great grandfather around 1860. They came to the US in the 1880’s. Can you help?

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