Genealogy in Sassano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Sassano”
  1. Sharon says:

    Hello. My Italian family names are Cavalone, DeLorenz, Giordano and Cartalano. I believe my grandmother and great grandmother were both from Sassano. My grandfather, Giovonni Cartalano, was from northern Italy, but I’ll probably never know where.
    I am going to Italy in May.

  2. Patricia says:

    Looking for information concerning Joseph Pianta who immigrated to US in 1914. He was sent back to Italy with his mother Rosa and sister Marghuritta, who later died. He immigrated again in 1919 following an eye operation in Italy. We would appreciate any information you can find!

  3. Linda says:

    My surname is Villano. My grandfather was born in Sassano the end of the 1800′s. Any information is appreciated!
    Il mio cognome è Villano. Mio nonno era nata a Sassano alle fine di 1800. Mi piacerebbe conoscere i miei parenti da Sassano!

  4. Darci Roberti says:

    Olá, Boa Tarde

    Meu nome é Darci Roberti. O meu avô nasceu em Sassano e se chamava Nicola Roberti, filho de Henrique Roberti e Maria D’Amato Roberti. Ele veio, ainda jovem, com seus pais para o Brasil por volta de 1900.
    Pretendo ir à Itália e na oportunidade ir à Sassano. Gostaria de saber se existem parentes ainda por lá. Gostaria muito de encontrá-los.


  5. Erin Carducci says:

    Hi. My maiden last name was Abbruzzese. My father passed away but he always told me his ancestors were from sassano. I am visiting Italy this summer and I would love to find out some more information. My grandmothers last name was D’Amato. Thank you very much, Erin Carducci

  6. Susan Volpe Blatty says:

    Buon giorno,

    I believe that my grandfather, Domenico Volpe, was born in Sassano in 1850. He emigrated to the United Sates (New york) in 1875. His daughter Carmela Volpe was born in Italy around 1888. His wife’s name was Agnes Brande. I am visiting Italy in about 6 weeks and have been searching for more information and would like to visit the town of my ancestors. Any help you could give would be much appreciated.
    Grazie a Lei!

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