Genealogy in Siano

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Siano 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 Siano. As more your surname is common in Siano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Siano 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 Siano 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 Siano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Siano, 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 siano@italianside.com our expert in Siano area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

9 Comments

  1. Tyson says:

    Looking for information on Francesco SOLA son of Dominico SOLA and Antonetta CAIAZZO

    He was a Merchant.

    Thank You

    • Ann (Sola) Parker says:

      Francesco (Frank Sola) was my paternal grandfather. My late father was Domonic Sola. Frank Sola lived in Sydney Nova Scotia, Canada before he became a US Citizen, He lived in Chelsea, MA for many years. I have a copy of his parent’s birth certificates so I know we are taking about the same person. Do you happen to know who Dominico or Antonetta Caizzo’s parents were?

      Sincerely,
      Ann (Sola) Parker

    • Amy says:

      Hello! My grandfather was Gaetano Caiazzo/Caiazza and was from Siano. That’s all I know!

  2. John says:

    My great grandfather was from SIANO 1850s Alfonso De Filippis he moved to Montecorvino Rovella I was trying to find out if he had any family in SIANO brothers or sisters I visited SIANO i met a a few people De Filippis People priest pridre De Filippis at a church please send information thank you

  3. Peg says:

    Hi.My genealogy search has come to a halt because I cannot find any info from Italy. You may have better luck. I am researching the family of Rocco Spinelli married to Benigna Amabile (or Annabile). Would love marriage certificate,their birth certificates, or info on any of their several children. The child I am most interested in is my grandfather Carmine, dob January 1, 1889. I would love to learn their address etc. Any info would be much appreciated.

  4. Peg says:

    I have relatives from Siano and would like to further back. How much would a search cost?

  5. Aliberti says:

    My name is peter ,my fathers name is Antonio ,I would like to know more about his parents Rocco and Carmella Aliberti.And possibly his father,meaning my great grandfather.

    and for the longest time I have been trying to find the meaning of the sur name ALIBERTI

  6. Justine says:

    My family’s surname is Masi, and they are from Siano Italy. My grandfather’s name was Nunzio and his brothers names or Anthony and John. We know that Anthony was a professor and wk
    orked with Mussolini. We are trying to find out as much information as we can about our family in Siano. We own property that we have inherited there but have never seen it. Our cousin was Mario Macy who was the president of the Bank of Naples. We have some old letters from him but we are very interested in knowing about our ancestors. My grandmother was also from siano and her name is Concetta Sola our cousins are named Botta and Aliberti. Any information you may have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

  7. DeFilippo says:

    Information on DeFilippo or Alberta
    Date 10-27 1913

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