Genealogy in Sarno

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sarno. As more your surname is common in Sarno, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sarno 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 Sarno 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 Sarno, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sarno, 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 sarno@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Sarno”
  1. Vincent Orza says:

    I am trying to locate my family’s city of origin in Sarno Italy.
    Our last name is Orza but could also have been Orzo since the records
    may have been changed at Ellis Island.

    Camine Orza (Orzo) would have emigrated to the US early in 1900′s.

    Thanks.

  2. Brittany Henry says:

    I am trying to find information on my ancestors who I believe are from Sarno, Italy. My great-grandmother’s name was Michelina Odierno and she was born 12/27/1904. Her parents names were Luigi Odierno and Antoinette Campanelli. Thank you for your time.

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