Genealogy in Valva

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Valva”
  1. Amy says:

    I had no luck finding information on my great-grandparents. Their names were Salvatore and Vincenza (Del Plato) Anastasio. Their parents’ names were Antonio Anastasio and Giuseppa Mastrantonio, and Vito Del Plato and Maria Mastrolia. I do know Salvatore and Vincenza left Valva and settled in Batavia, NY.

    (Salvatore’s first wife was Antonia Torsiello. They had two children before she died, Fiorentino and Anna.)

    Salvatore was born in 1880, and Vincenza was born in 1891 (I think).

  2. Monica says:

    I am trying to find out information on my grandfather, Michele Fasano, born in Valva, Italy about 1875. He was married to Vincenza Torsiello from Laviano.

    Any information on siblings, parents of Michele would be appreciated.

    He came to America about 1910.

  3. Donna says:

    My name is Donna. My grandparents were from valva, Italy. Michael Spiotta and Mary Spiotta. Born in the mid 1800. Im trying to track down distant relatives or information. In a couple years myself and my husband will travel to Italy and surrounding areas and want to visit.

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