Genealogy in Ruviano

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Ruviano 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 Ruviano. As more your surname is common in Ruviano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ruviano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caserta province are:
Barbato, Colella, Conte, Coppola, Corvino, Crisci, D’Angelo, De Lucia, De Rosa, Di Nuzzo, Diana, Esposito, Fabozzi, Farina, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Guida, Iodice, Izzo, Letizia, Lombardi, Marino, Martino, Mastroianni, Merola, Mottola, Natale, Pagano, Palmieri, Papa, Pascarella, Pellegrino, Piccirillo, Piccolo, Piscitelli, Raucci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salzillo, Santoro, Schiavone, Tartaglione, Vitale.

Church archives in Caserta 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 Ruviano:

S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – P.zza Chiesa, 19

S. LEONE MAGNO PAPA – Via Chiesa

If you have the opportunity to visit Ruviano and Caserta 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 Ruviano 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 ruviano@italianside.com our expert in Ruviano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

5 Comments

  1. Stephen says:

    Hello, my name is Stephen Worobel my grandmother is Mary Cusano from Ruviano Italy. I am looking for any info on her parents and grandparents in the town. I see the Mayor of the town Roberto Cusano shares my maternal mother’s last name. My grandmothers siblings were Pascual, Rosalie, Nancy, and Vincent. Please help me find my family history thankyou.

  2. Janice says:

    I am looking for any information on the marriage of Filomina Perillo Melillo(daughter of Pietro Melilla and Rosalie Perillo) who was married to Antonio Coppola. They had the following children, all born in Ruviano: Adam (1896), Vincent (1898) Eugenio (1899) and Joseph (1901. This is the best information available to me. Would also appreciate any information on any immigration records for Pietro, Rosalie, Antonio and any of the children. Thank you

    • Gina says:

      Hi Janice,
      I have a bunch of info for you. Filomena Melillo’s parents were Pietro Melillo and Maria Rosaria Izzo. Filomena was born in 1877 and married Antonio Coppola in 1893. There were four children: Antino 1896; Vincenzo 1897; Eugenio 1899; and Giuseppe 1901. There may have been more later. I am confident this info is correct since Filomena’s mother is part of my family tree. Maria Rosaria Izzo’s is the sister of my great great grandmother. I have been doing extensive research and have indexed the the birth and marriage data from the actual records in Ruviano. Have more to share if you are interested. There is a connection to Perillo. Maria Filomena Izzo (Maria Rosaria’s sister and my great great grandmother) married Domenico Perillo.
      Gina

      • Gina says:

        PS – I am not a paid researcher – my info is purely based upon my own family research – if you are related to Filomena Melillo and Antonio Coppola then you are likely related to me. 🙂

  3. David says:

    My Great Grand Father Angelo Coppola and his 2 sons Antonio Coppola and Giovanni Marion who was my Grand Father was born February 7, 1901.My great Grandmother’s maiden name was Rosa D’Salvatore.My great grand father arrived in New York USA some time in 1916. I have been told many times that they owned a farm in this area of Italy which was sold to relatives still residing in Italy. The farm was sold some time after world war II.
    Thank You for your time.

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