Genealogy in Torraca

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Torraca. As more your surname is common in Torraca, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Torraca 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 Torraca 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Torraca, or if you have questions regarding your family in Torraca, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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  1. Terri says:

    I am looking for information about my family that was born in Aragona,Sicily. My father and his ancestors were born in the same house. As of 2013, the house was still standing. I am planning a trip to Sicily this fall and would like to know where the house is and the church where my father was christened before I go. I’ve written to the town hall and a distant relative. So far no reply.

  2. paula says:

    Boa tarde,gostaria de saber da familia GRAVINA OU GRAVINO estou fazendo minha genealogia.
    desde de ja obrigada
    Paula Cunha

  3. Juan José Dávila Bortoni says:

    Buen dia, vivo en México, quiero tener su información y datos de mis ancestros.
    Vicenzo Bortoni y Angeles Brandi, son los padres de mi bisabuelo Graciano Bortoni Brandi
    por favor compartir los datos que ustedes tengan.

  4. Nei Brito says:

    Procuro por Antonio Nicola Torraca chega ao Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, cerca de 1870. Sorelli ? Fratelli ? Padre ? Madre ? Gracie tanti !

  5. Cecilia says:

    Estoy buscando a Graciano Bortoni Brandi 1833-1917, hijos de Vincenzo Bortoni y Angela Brandi. Somos la familia Bortoni en Mexico y hemos encontrado que ellos nacieron en Torraca. Cualquier informacion que tengan nos interesa mucho!! Muchas Gracias!! Cecilia.

    • Magdalena says:

      Hola Cecilia ! Yo también soy Bortoni de México, y me acaban de pasar los mismos nombres. Tienes más información ?

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