Genealogy in Liveri

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Liveri 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 Liveri. As more your surname is common in Liveri, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Liveri archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Napoli province are:
Amato, Ambrosio, Annunziata, Ascione, Borrelli, Borriello, Capasso, Capuano, Castaldo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cozzolino, Cuomo, D’Angelo, De Falco, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, De Simone, Del Prete, Di Costanzo, Di Maio, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Gargiulo, Giordano, Guarino, Izzo, Liguori, Maresca, Marino, Napolitano, Pagano, Palumbo, Panico, Piccolo, Riccio, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Sannino, Scognamiglio, Sorrentino, Vitale, Vitiello.

Church archives in Napoli 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 Liveri:

S. GIORGIO MARTIRE – Via Roma

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

1 Comment

  1. Mary says:

    We are searching for more information about my husband’s grandparents who emigrated to the USA from Liveri Italy in about 1908. Thank you very much for you assistance.
    This is what we know:
    Oresto Savarese
    DOB 01/20/1880 (Italy)
    DOD 11/19/1953 Ashtabula, Ohio
    Father Antonio Nappi
    Mother Unknown
    ** Oresto was an orphan who was raised from infancy by the sisters at the local parish, Santa Maria Parate in Liveri.

    Michelina (nee:Nappi/Nappa/Napa) Savarese
    DOB 09/18/1883 (Liveri Italy)
    DOD 12/16/1949 at home
    Father Joseph Nappi
    Mother Mary Grace Cursollo

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