Genealogy in San Potito Ultra

If you search your ancestors in San Potito Ultra, 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 Avellino province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Potito Ultra registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Potito Ultra 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 San Potito Ultra. As more your surname is common in San Potito Ultra, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Potito Ultra archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Avellino province are:
Albanese, Bruno, Capobianco, Capone, Carbone, Cardinale, Caruso, Cioffi, Cipriano, Colucci, Coppola, Cucciniello, De Feo, De Luca, De Maio, De Simone, De Stefano, De Vito, Di Pietro, Esposito, Famiglietti, Ferraro, Festa, Fiore, Forgione, Gallo, Grasso, Graziano, Guarino, Guerriero, Iannaccone, Iuliano, Lepore, Lo Conte, Lombardi, Luongo, Matarazzo, Napolitano, Nigro, Petrillo, Picariello, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Sarno, Spagnuolo, Vitale.

Church archives in Avellino 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.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Potito Ultra:

S. ANTONIO ABATE – P.zza Liberta’, 1

If you have the opportunity to visit San Potito Ultra and Avellino 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 San Potito Ultra 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 San Potito Ultra area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Steve says:

    I am trying to get information about Severino Tirella born in San Potito about 1865. He was married May 4 1893 to Concetta Piasente in San Potito.


    • Barbara says:

      I am trying to get information about my great grandparents. They were parents of Severino (Sam) Tirella born in San Potito 1877. . Parents listed as Alphanso Tirella and Phliomene ?, but no other records. Severino was married to Etilia Falzione. Severino lived in Morristown and Dover NJ. Had a grocery store in Dover, NJ.

      • Elaine says:

        Hi Barbara and Steve, On a whim, I thought I’d see where San Potito Ultra is. My grandfather, Pietro Tirella, born in there 1869, came to the US and became a citizen in 1903. He was married to Giovanna D’Auria and had 9 children in Jersey City. Growing up, I always knew (or thought) my father had cousins in Dover.

    • Jeff says:

      Hello Steve,

      Here is some information on your family. My grandfather was also from San Potito. This information below all comes from the San Potito Ultra birth and marriage records:

      Severino Domenico Tirella, b. 11 Feb 1872 in San Potito Ultra (SPU) married Concetta Stella Piacente, b 4 May 1866. They married as you said on 4 May 1893, SPU.

      Severino’s father was Rocco Aniello Stanislao Tirella, b. 14 Dec 1824, SPU.
      Severino’s mother was Mariantonia Piaciente, b. 12 Nov 1841, SPU.
      They married on 2 Feb 1872, SPU.

      Concetta’s father was Michele Biase Piaciente, b. 18 Feb 1827, SPU.
      Concetta’s mother was Maria Generosa TIrella, b. 16 Sep 1833, SPU.
      Michele Biase and Maria Generosa were married on 21 April 1852, SPU.

      Severino’s paternal grandparents: Giovanni Tirella, b. abt 1794 and Maria Nitollo (age not listed, so birthyear not known)
      Severino’s maternal grandparents: Arcangelo Piacente, b. abt 1813, and Maria Rosa Vega, b. abt 1813.

      Concetta’s paternal grandparents: Domenico Antonio Piacente, b. abt 1806, and Angela Maria Ciardo, b. 1807. they married 9 Aug 1824.
      Concetta’s paternal grandparents: Giuseppe Tirella, b. abt 1799, and Antonia Grande, b. abt 1799. They married on 18 Dec 1822

      Goncetta’s great grandparents:
      Biase (or Biage) Piacente and Antonia DeGasi.
      Rocco Ciardo and Maria Faugno.

      Severino Tirella and Maddalena Guangi.
      Potito Grande and Rosa Tedesco.

      I hope this helps you.

  2. Rantucci says:

    Do you know of any Rantucci ‘s from this region? Or Ciancone’s

  3. Thomas says:

    All of my grandparents are from San Potito Ultra – Antonio Albanese, Samuel Nazzaro, Assunta Troisi, Assunta Nazzaro

    Grandfathers – Giuseppe Nazzaro – 5th GGF, Luigi Nazzaro – 4th GGF

    Looking to meet relative on our next trip to Italy in October 2017.

    • Edward says:

      My family is Nazzaro from San Potito also. My grandfather was Peligrino and settled in Dover, NJ. What information do you have about the Nazzaros?

  4. Stephanie says:

    We will be visiting San Potito this year. No one from my family is alive so I cannot ask for details. My grandparents are from San Potito. They emmigrated to the United States in 1915. My grandfather’s name was Miguel Mauriello and was born in 1900. He had 2 brothers, Dominic and Anthony. His father’s name was Dominic. My grandmother’s name was Giovanna D’Agostino and their son (my father) was named Orlando. Is there some way to find any living relatives? Had he lived a longer life, my father would have been in his 90’s. Perhaps he has a 2nd cousin who might be in his/her 60’s or 70’s. I would appreciate any suggestions for finding a relative.
    Thank you

    • Joe says:

      My great grandparents were married in San Potito Ultra. Her maiden name was Mauriello. She was born 8 Aug 1877 and immigrated to the US in 1904. Her father was Michele and her mother was Maria Ciardo.

      Possibly related?

  5. Catherine says:

    I am interested in finding any information about or connecting with anyone with the surnames Cavallo or Moschella., These were the surnames of my great grandparents who were from this place . I am also interested in learning if there were any newspapers covering local events during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s or any type of coronorers reports kept by the authorities . I am the only one in my family interested in the family history and in speaking with some of my older family members heard a story that I would like to either document or disprove.Also if there are land records such as deeds for transfer of real estate and where they would be located. Finally I would like to know if there are any cemetaries nearby where there might be tombstones I could search for. I am hoping to come and visit the town in the future and since I am very interested in history and family history I would like to spend some time researching.

    Thank You

    • Dennis says:

      I’m looking for Moschella Family in San Potito. I live in Massachusetts and will be Italy this year. Grandfather and brothers came to Boston, Aunt stayed in Italy.

  6. Barbara says:

    Looking for information about Stanisla Porfido, born around 1885 and lived in San Potito, Italy

  7. Mary says:

    Hi I am working on my father’s life while he was in Italy during WW2. he talked about Alba Minotti and I know she wrote to my father when he returned to the UK after the war. He has since died but i have always been curious about his time in Italy as he talked about Italy often and in fact spoke Italian which was not his native language. I tried to find out about Alba for him during the last year before his death and believe she may have married an american and went to the USA. If there is anyone who remembers Alba Minotti I would be so grateful as it would give me a better picture of my father’s life when he was younger. He died in Brisbane in 2010. thank you

  8. Jenn says:


    I am trying to search for information on my 2x great grandfather Pietro Tirella born 1870 in San Potito Ultra. I know his father’s name was Carmino Tirella. I was wondering how I can go about contacting the church for his baptismal and marriage records. I would like to confirm that Pietro Tirellas’ mother’s name was Guiseppa Mele and that he married a woman Giovanna Dauria before coming to America around 1899. Any assistance on who I can reach out to to assist in my church would be greatly appreciated. My family is very interested in learning more and I would especially love to give this information to my grandmother who is so interested in learning more about her family.

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