Genealogy in Sassano

back to Sassano main page

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


15 Messages to “Genealogy in Sassano”
  1. Carol says:

    My father’s family came from Sassano. His grandparents were Anthony J. Abbatemarco and Rose Cardiello. My father’s uncles were American Mafia: Michael Abbatemarco (Mikey Shots and Francessco Abbatemarco (Frankie Shots). I’d like to know if I have any relatives in Sassano.

  2. Phyllis says:

    I am trying to find a birth record of my paternal grandfather. His name was Nicolo or Nicola Liibretti, born 6/4/1873 in Sassano, Campagnia, Salerno, Italy. His spouse name was Philomena and his children are: Michael, Carmine, Antonio, Elsie, Nettie and Jennie.
    I believe he arrived in NY in 1888. Any help would be appreciated.

  3. Dianna says:

    Looking for any info on great grandfather Arcangelo giovanni battista Callandriello Born I think in the 1860 married To Antonia Petrizzo Sons Francesco Calandriello B 1896 And Matt Calandriello b 1889. Also would like to know if they had any other Children. I think both Great grandfather and mother passed before 1906 Any info would be help full.

  4. Lorraine says:

    Buon Giorno,

    I am looking for any information you can find for my grandfather. His name was Raffaelle Corvino. He was born June 24,1883 and was from the town of Sasserno. He came to New York in 1902. I have no other information. I would like to know if he had brothers or sisters and the names of his parents. Please let me know if you can find anything.

  5. Lynn says:

    I have many municipal records of my family Disponzio de Sponzio from the late 1800 but when I traveled to Sassano there were no records in the church San Giovanni?

  6. Robert says:

    I am looking for my grandfathers parents names. My grand father’s
    Name was Secondo DeMarco born in Sassanio May 24 1894.
    He came to the U.S. In 1912 aboard the SS Oceania. He had two brothers Giovanni and Nazzerino I think his fathers name might have been Carlo DeMarco not sure. I don’t no anything about him at all or his wife’s name ( madden) great mother.

  7. John says:

    I am interested to know the names of my great grand father’s siblings and parents as well as information on his birth and marriage. His name was Antonio Abbatemarco and he was born in the late 1850s in Sassano. He married Rosa Romanelli who was born in early 1860s.

  8. Nancy says:

    My great grandfather, Francesco Romanelli, Nato a Sassano il 08/09/1871 at 4:00 pm.
    Padre – Rosario
    Madre – Angiola Maria Miele (padre was Vincenzo Miele)
    Lived on Via Fontanella and Rosario owned the house.
    Can you give me any other information?

  9. Mary says:

    I am trying to locate information about my grandparents, Angelo and Archangela Dalessio (Arcangela Calendriello). My goal is to learn their birthdate sand their mothers’ maiden names.Any
    Suggestions? Thank you; I think this sight is a great idea.

    They emigrated to Ellis Island between 1902 and 1910. My grandfather came first and later
    sent for my grandmother. My grandfather was born
    In 1882; my grandmother in1886. I know they
    Still had family living in the area into the 1960’s. My grandfather had a
    brother Michael who emigrated when he did. Michael was married to Antonia. My grandfather may also have had a sister. My grandmother may have been the oldest girl in a large family. Her father remarried
    after his first wife, Arcangela’s mother, died.

    Angelo and Archangela had 4 children born
    in Hackensack, NJ. They were Mary 1911, Gerry 1914, Michael 1916, John 1918.

    Angelo and Archangela died in Hackensack, NJ between 1961 and 1965.
    In Italy they may have spelled the family name
    ” D’alessio or D’Alessio.
    Once again thank you for any help you can give.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.


  14. 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

  15. 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!

Leave a Message