Genealogy in Santa Maria a Vico

If you search your ancestors in Santa Maria a Vico, 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 Santa Maria a Vico registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Santa Maria a Vico 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 Santa Maria a Vico. As more your surname is common in Santa Maria a Vico, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Santa Maria a Vico 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 Santa Maria a Vico:

S. NICOLA MAGNO – Piazza Roma

MARIA SS. DI LORETO – Via Loreto Fraz. Loreto

S. VINCENZO FERRERI – Via Mandre Fraz. Mandre

If you have the opportunity to visit Santa Maria a Vico 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 Santa Maria a Vico 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 Santa Maria a Vico area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Frank says:

    Looking for information on Alexander Saisa and Angela piscatelli who had a child in 1893 name Francesco Saisa and possibly some brothers.

  2. valentino says:

    Hi , my name is Maria Valentino I was born in S.Maria A Vico Caserta I would like to know where my family surname came from and where my ancestor came from .
    thank you

  3. Jennifer says:

    My great grandfather came from Santa Maria A Vico to New York in 1904. His name was Luigi Procino. The ellis island documents show he was alone. I would like to know if he had any brothers. He married Leondia Savino in New York in 1905.
    Hoping to find some relatives.

  4. Rosemarie says:

    My Grandmother name was Rosaria Piscitelli Torrente. She had brothers Alphonse, Vincent,Albert; sister Immaculata.
    Their Mother and father were Marianna & Peter Piscitelli
    Any information would be appreciated.

  5. Matthew says:

    Thank you for providing this service! I am trying to learn more about my Italian heritage. I learned that my great-grandfather Felice Piscitelli was born between 1904-1906 in Pennsylvania and returned to Italy with his parents in 1907. When they returned to Italy, they lived in “Santa Maria a Vico per Messercola,” according to my grand-grandfather’s US passport application.

    His father’s name was Domenico M. Piscitelli. Domenico was born in Cervino (Caserta), and I would love to learn more about him. In particular, I would like to know his date of birth and death. Since Felice was born in 1905, I would estimate that Domenico was born between 1870 – 1885.

    He married Maria A. di Nuzzo, and I would like to know the day that they were married and possibly the location.

    If possible, I would like to learn about any other children Domenico and Maria had together as well as their parents’ names.

  6. Josephine says:

    Trying to find the Italian side of the Martones of Sant Maria a Vico. Arcangelo Martone b. 12Mar 1847 and his wife, Maria came to the States in 1905 with Guiseppe, Francesco, James, Adrienna, and Aniello. They settled in New Haven, CT. Need to connect earlier ancestors. There were three “waves” of
    Martones to the States in 1903,1904, and 1905 from Sant Maria a Vico.

  7. Kim says:

    I am looking for information on Vincenzo Papa circa 1900. Born in S Maria a Vico. Does he have any living descendants?

    • guida says:

      yes there are decendants, living in naples san felice a cancello , nola and ciciano all decendants were born in santa maria a vico. the oldest lives in turin there were 9 children born one passed away at birth i think and my father in 2006 .papa would have been our great great grandmother .because our grandmother maiden name was delucia and her mothers maiden name was papa.

      giuseppi pass away, antonio pass away. giuseppina, giovannina, vincenzo, antonietta,
      rosetta and concetina. heres hoping this can help.

    • Angela says:

      Good afternoon. I am looking for information as to where the family name DiMarzo originated. I know that my grandfather was born in or near Santa Maria A Vico, but I am not sure if there are any other connections available. My grandfather’s name was Antonio and I know that he had a large family. I know that he had at least three brothers, Vincenzo, Raffaele and Angelo. I think he may have been born around 1896.

  8. Maryann says:

    I am looking for information and/or the churches where my grandparents were born and married. I know my grandfather Vincenzo De Lucia was born May 13, 1879 in Cervino. He married Maddalena Iannone in Santa Maria a Vico on May 23, 1907. Vincenzo’s parents were Antonio De Lucia and Camilla Bernardo. Maddalena’s parents were Angelo Iannone and Angela Ruggiero. Please let me know the names of the churches in Santa Maria a Vico and how to obtain these church records. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  9. Doreen says:

    im looking for information on Nicola Bizzarro born feb 1862 he was married to a Geusippina De Luca had 4 children that i know of Maddalena Concettina Vincenzo and Mario

  10. Mark says:

    I am looking for information about children of Vincenzo Paolo Calcagno (born Santa Maria a Vico 1882), married Marianna Abatiello apparently in San Felice a Cancello in 1910.

  11. Lucio says:

    I need information about Andrea Caprio and siblings
    He was born in 1848 in Santa Maria a Vico, and married with Bettina Fanelli
    I would like also to have info about his birth and marriage, and the birth of his father and mother.
    Best regards,

    Lucio Merlo

  12. tom says:

    information on family tree of giuseppe diglio born in 1990 came over to the states age 16 to ellis island

    • Pasquale says:

      Hello tom

      My name is Pasquale Diglio and I live in Australia — 59years of age.
      My dads name is Giuseppe who just recently past away was born 7/12/1929
      He was born in Arienzo Caserta no far from Santa Maria a Vico.
      Just wondering whether his grandfather would be related to my dad.

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