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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Sant’Arsenio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sant’Arsenio, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Sant’Arsenio”
  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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