Genealogy in Sant’Arsenio

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Sant’Arsenio?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Sant’Arsenio


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

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

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


13 Messages to “Genealogy in Sant’Arsenio”
  1. Laura says:

    My question is: are are the birth/marriage records for Sant’Arsenio for years greater than 1865 on-line and how can I find them?


    Looking for birth record for my great grandfather Arsenio Saporito in Sant’Arsenio.
    I’ve seen birth years of 1865,1868,1871, and 1875 in US records, so I don’t have the exact year.
    His passenger list to US lists Sant’Arsenio as his last residence in Italy.

    Also have parents listed as Antonio Saporito and Marie Greco from his NY marriage certificate. (Marie Bruno on death certificate, but I believe marriage certificate more accurate)

    I will look through the records myself, but the latest I’ve found specific to Sant’Arsenio is year 1865 under Archivo di Stato di Salerno/Stato Civile della Restaurazione .

    The Archivo di Stato di Salerno/Stato Civile Italiano doesn’t list Sant’Arsenio as a location, so where would I find records for years greater than 1865 for Sant’Arsenio?


  2. Maddalena says:

    Hello, I am in the beginning stages of trying to locate information on my mother’s side of the family. My maternal grandparents are Pasquale and Anna Cavallo and my mother Luigia was born on May 1, 1937, in Sant Arsenio, Italy, the youngest of six children (Angelo, Nicola, Francesco, Margeritta, Antonietta–spellings?–all immigrated to the United States except Angelo who relocated to Roscigno, Italy). My grandfather died sometime before May 1 in 1953. My grandfather was an only child but my grandmother–who was born in 1900 in the United States when her family temporarily immigrated before returning to Sant Arsenio–had several older siblings who were born in Italy including a Caterina (spelling?); her maiden name was Ippolito (spelling?) It is my understanding that they lived in the older (historical) section of town. Any information that can be provided would be useful. I am truly hoping to locate as much as possible, since I hope to travel to Sant Arsenio in the near future and would love to understand my family history before doing so. Thank you for any insights.

  3. Rosalie says:

    My husbands family is from st Arsenio. His father was Guiseppe born in 1914 and my mother in-law was born Guiseppina Leopardi and her mother was a Costa. Also my father In laws mother was an Ippolito.

  4. Susan says:

    I am looking for information on Christopher Tierno who died as an infant. My grandfather was Guiseppe Tierno and my grandmother was Filomena Tierno and their kids were Francesca Tierno, Agnes Tierno, Mario Tierno, Sam Tierno, Peter Tierno, Teresa Marie Tierno and Joseph Tierno. My mother is Maria Teresa Tierno-Woodworth and I would like to get any information on Christopher who died as an infant between the time of 1935 – 1940 as my mother and family have no information on his birth, christening and death.

  5. Lynne says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather- Arsenio Costa- son of Luigi Costa and Angela Terranova. He was born in San’t Arsenio Italy. He married Pasqualina Frecetese in the jersey city nj, USA. Any info would be helpful

  6. John says:

    My great grandfather – Nicolas Coiro was born in Sant’Arsenio circa 1875. He emigrated to New York City and lived at 174 East 205th Street, Bronx, NY. He married a 16 year old girl named Marguerite after arriving to America. We do not know what her maiden name was. Their children: Joseph born 1896, Nicolas born circa 1900 and a third brother named Edward born circa 1902, plus four daughters named: Angelina, Marguerite, Mary and Rosalie.
    Might there be any church/baptism records?
    Thank you very much,

  7. J Martini says:

    My great-grandmother Chiara Pica (b. 1880 in Sant’ Arsenio, arrived 1904 @ Ellis Island, d. 1910 in Boston) married Nicola Tierno (b. 1875 in Salerno)in Boston around 1905. Chiara’s sister Maddalena (b. 1887 in Sant’ Arsenio, arrived Ellis Island 1910) married Nicola Tierno after Chiara’s death.

    Will be visiting Sant’ Arsenio in early spring, hoping to find more info there.

    • R. Marzullo says:

      Please let me know where in Sant’ Arsenio you went to locate church and government records of your family? Were the records easily available?

  8. Roxane says:

    Hello, I am researching my family from Sant’arsenio. My great grandparents are Arsenio Ippolito and his wife, Philomena. I have conflicting information about my great grandmother’s maiden name. Her death certificate says her father is Andrew Viggitalli, but everyone thought her maiden name was Capuano or Capallano. Philomena’s mother is Angelina, but I don’t have the last name. Is there anyway I can clarify this information? Where do I begin?

    • Susan says:

      Hello Roxane, My grandfather, Luigi Ippolito, was born in Sant Arsenio in1893 . His father was Arsenio Ippolito, his mother was Mariana (don’t know her maiden name. He left Italy for New York City around the age of 18 . His family were peasants who lived , i believe, in the hills. He left home for a better life. I am also looking for info on his family.

  9. Alice says:

    My grandmother came to the US from Sant’Arsenio and I am currently
    looking for more information on her grandparents and their families.
    My grandmother was Antonia Armagno, sister of Giovanni Batista Armagno,
    who has a street named after him in Sant’Arsenio. I would like to know
    his birth date and death date if possible. Their grandparents were
    Antonio Armagno, 1830-28 Oct 1915 and Antonia Amabile. They had 2
    children that I know of: Rose Armagno and Arsenio Armagno. Their
    maternal grandparents were Angelo Macchia and Annunziata Franco. I
    would appreciate any help you could give me.

  10. Barbara says:

    I am researching the Episcopo surname from Sant’Arsenio. Angelo (b. abt 1852) married Marie Amabile (b. abt 1856) in appox 1882. I believe they had two or three children before coming to the US. They settled in Kearny, NJ. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! I have been unable to locate anyone in Italy.
    Thank you.

  11. beth says:

    Hello, I am working on my research into family in Sant’arsenio but have hit a dead end. I have up to my great-grandparents names but that is all. I really don’t have the money to hire someone in Italy to help me, never mind go myself. (Although I would love to go and take my Mom). What advice can you give me?

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