Genealogy in Scafati

If you search your ancestors in Scafati, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Scafati registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Scafati from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Scafati. As more your surname is common in Scafati, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Scafati 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 Scafati 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Scafati just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Scafati area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Irene says:

    Looking for any information on my great great grandparents Mariantonia Velleca and any Giglio members. Many relocated in Philadelphia and in Rhode Island.We also gave Giordano descendents.

  2. Joann says:

    My Great Grandfather was Giovanni Longobardo. He was born in Scafati in 1865. His mother’s name was Rosa Lanzieri. After being widowed with Giovanni’s father, she married a Paduano. I’m looking for birth certificates or marriage certificates or any info at all. Thanks, Joann

  3. Anna says:

    My father was born March 19 1887 ,in Scafati Italy Is there any records of his parents names I would appreciate your help.Thanks

  4. Jamie says:

    I am looking for information about the Amore family. I am a descendant of Carmine Amore born and raised in Scafati. His birthday was 20 Jan 1887. I know that he was a barber.

  5. Penni says:

    I am seeking info regarding the family of Giuseppe Vitello b. either 7 Oct 1878 or 19 Mar 1878, Scafati. Married Antonetta Gianotti abt 1872, Scafati. (Antonetta was born abt 1878, Italy) Two sons born Scafati, Alphonse b. 29 May 1895 and Ernest b. 24 Feb 1897, One daughter , Amelia b. 21 May 1899, Italy. Giuseppe may have arrived New York, Mar 1897 from Bremen , ship “Aller”. (Antonetta said to have arrived 1900)Four more children born in CT between 1903-1913. Antonetta died of Spanish influenza 1918 in Derby, CT.
    Giuseppe re-married Louisa Ferrara 1918 CT and two daughters, Dorothy and Louisa were born in CT. Giuseppe died 6 Mar 1960 in Shelton, CT.

    Anyone have some help for me?


    • Lauren says:

      I randomly found this site looking for some hints for my fathers side and came across your post. while I am not sure and have to check with my dad, I do remember he talking about a Ferrara family that we were related to. My grandfather was Ettore Vaccaro, 1905 and my grandmother was Louisa Novi, 1906 both born in Scafati. my whole family came over and ended up in Shelton CT where I grew up. was a very small world.

  6. Salvatore says:

    Lanzieri’s from Scafati. Aniello and Rosa Buccino Lanzieri. came jn 1901-1905

  7. Jeanne says:

    I am a descendent of Michael D’Ambrosio b. 14 Sept 1860 and Giovanna Mosca b. 10 Sept 1870 or 1871.
    Do you have knowledge of their families. One or both were from Scafati. Also want family info about their parents and grandparents. I know that Michaels father was Vincenzo D’Ambrosio b 1840 or so but that’ all I can find.

  8. Rayna says:

    I am looking for my great grandparents, Dominco Giordano born on March 9, 1858
    Scafata, Province of Salerno, Italy. He was the son of Antonio & Maria (Martino) Giordano. He married on February 8, 1880 to Maria (Tamarra)

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