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


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


24 Messages to “Genealogy in Sarno”
  1. Todd says:

    I am a descendant of a long line of Nunzio Squillante’s from Sarno Italy ( Actual spelling coming into Ellis island Squillanti).
    Looking to speak to relatives and also obtain a birth certificate for my Great Grandfather.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hello, I’m trying to find more information on ancestors from Italy. My great grandparents were Luci (Dorgetta) Albero and Gabriel Albero. Both were probably born in the late 1800s and immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. . Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!

  3. Denise says:

    I am trying to find information on my great-grandparents who came from Sarno. My great-grandfather was Luigi Defilippo, born about 1858. His first wife, my great-grandmother, passed away in Italy, and he remarried, to Lucrezia Farina. I would like to find who the first wife was, and what happened to her. I don’t even know her name. She must have died young, and is possibly buried in Sarno.

  4. Ronald says:

    Looking for information regarding my grandfather born in Sarno around 1890-his name is either Emilio or Eusebio Mincio-mother was Marie Mincio, father Antonio Defilippo. I am planning a trip next year as part of my 50th wedding anniversay celebration-going to Veleggio sul Mincio–is there a family connection with my last name to that area?

  5. Susan says:

    I am looking for birth and death dates, basically any information of Alfonso Laudisio (Landisio) and his wife Coletta. I believe her maiden name destefano. They had a son Giovanni in 1875. Giovanni passed away in NY 1911. I don’t know of any other children.

  6. Carol says:

    Researching my maternal grandmother and grandfather’s families that I know come from Sarno. I want to get all the possible records that I can.

    How can I best do this?

    Thank You



  7. Vicki says:

    I am looking for information on ancestors from Sarno, Italy. My great grandfather was Vincenzo Annunziata born 15 Nov 1848. His wife was Giulietta “Julia” Campanile born 6 December 1865. They emigrated to the US in 1885.

  8. Diane says:

    Researching Manfredonia from Sarno early 1800s

    • Patricia says:

      My great grandmother was Lucia Manfredonia of Sarno. All I know is she was born around 1850 and was living in sarno in 1910 becuz my grandfather listed her as nearest relative on Ellis Island ship manifest. Any connection? Thanks.

      • Melissa says:

        Hi Patricia,

        I have Manfredonia ancestors from Sarno, too. I’d be happy to trade information and see what we can find out! I don’t have ancestor first names on hand right now, but can look that up later if you’re interested.


        • Patricia says:

          Melissa, I would be very happy to share info. I do not have much, however. The only Manfredonia is Lucia and I am guessing she was born about 1850. She married Antonio Annunziata and gave birth to Enrico Annunziata (Married to Angelina Marzone) and Amalia Annunziata(married to Alphonso D’apice). Other surnames include Squitieri and Prisco–all from Sarno.I believe. Let me know if any of this jives with info you have. I also have my son’s DNA on file with and have found connections to others with Sarno roots.


  9. Don says:

    My grandfather was Andrea Sedia, born january 25 1898. His parents name on passport – Antonio and Rachele Cioffi? Any insight?
    Mille gracie.

  10. Jean says:

    I am researching my family, Annunziato. My Great-grandfather Ferdinando was born 1878, he married Rosa Mancuso, he had a brother Emilio, I believe, other brothers too, his father was Nicholas Annunziato. Thank you for any information!

  11. Patricia says:

    I am researching my family from Sarno, Italy–surnames include Manfredonia and Annunziata. My GGrandparents were Lucia Manfredonia and Antonio Annunziata born about 1850. My grandparents were Enrico Annunziata and Angelina Marrone or Marzone birthdates around 1875.

    • Diane says:

      Hi Patricia, I’m also researching Manfredonia originally from Sarno and then from Atripalda. PLMK if you want to do some research. Diane

  12. Regina says:

    I am researching my husbands great-grandparents who came from Sarno. Their names were Martin Annunziata and Clorinda Somma. Their birth date were around 1850. Who do I write to or e-mail for their records.
    Thank you, Regina Cuomo

  13. Cami says:

    Searching for my Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s roots;

    Bernardino Dinardi: B. 9 Jul 1886 in Episcopio, Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy
    D. Jan 1963 in New Jersey, USA; Wife Carmela Criscuolo: B. 15 July 1894 in Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy; D. Nov 1986 in Flushing, Queens, New York, USA

    I will appreciate any and all help. Thank you.

    • Florence says:

      Hello Cami, My grandparents were also from Sarno and the place of birth on my grandmothers application for Naturalization states the town Episcopio Salerno, Italy. Perhaps our grandparents knew each other! My grandfather came to America in 1922, my grandmother, 1912.

      I wish you luck on your search. If you have any information about the town or the area I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Thank you.


  14. Monyce says:

    searching ancestors from sarno and naples Italy.
    Luigi squitieri born 1932 in sarno I think. his wife Rosa Dato born ? 1937 in naples I have been told. Their oldest daughter is luisa. Luigi’s father was Antonio Squitieri and mother Luisa Baselice. Rosa’s father was Vincenzo Dato. any info would be appreciated.

  15. John says:

    I am searching for birth records for my grandfather, Franceso Caruso, who I think was born in Sarno. Six of his nine children were also born in Sarno. He was married to Giovanna Buonanto.
    Thank you
    John D.

  16. Dominick says:

    I believe my grandfather and grandmother were born in Sarno. His name was Carmine Rosario Annunziata born 2/12/1872 and her name was Filomena Esposito. They married in Italy and came to America around 1902 but I could not find any record of them at Ellis Island.
    My mother’s father Giatano D’Ambrosio was also born in Sarno.
    I know Carmine had at least one brother who did not go to America.Thank you for any assistance you give me.

  17. 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.


  18. 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.

    • Filomena says:

      I am trying to find information on my ancestor. Filomena Esposito (1848) married with Francesco Avallone (1851). Their son named David Avallone 8-12-1872 was the grandfather of my mother. Thank you for your time.

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