Genealogy in Altavilla Silentina

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Altavilla Silentina, in Salerno province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Altavilla Silentina, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Altavilla Silentina
If your ancestral trail leads to Altavilla Silentina, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Altavilla Silentina City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Altavilla Silentina residents since then.
  • Altavilla Silentina Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Altavilla Silentina’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Altavilla Silentina

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Altavilla Silentina Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Altavilla Silentina Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Altavilla Silentina during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Altavilla Silentina to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Altavilla Silentina !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Altavilla Silentina, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

    Next picture shows the demographic trends in Altavilla Silentina from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Altavilla Silentina. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Altavilla Silentina archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s 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 Records in Altavilla Silentina

    Church archives in Salerno province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
    So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Altavilla Silentina on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Altavilla Silentina:

    S. BIAGIO – C.da Cerrelli

    S. ANTONINO – Via Antico Sedile

    S. EGIDIO – Via S. Egidio, 25

    S. MARIA AD NIVES – Carillia

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Altavilla Silentina, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Salerno.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Altavilla Silentina area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Campania and of course in Altavilla Silentina too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Altavilla Silentina forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Altavilla Silentina feel free to leave a message below.

    10 thoughts on “Genealogy in Altavilla Silentina”

    1. Please help me find my grandmother’s birth certificate. She was born in Altavilla Silentina on Dec 10th 1889.
      Her name was Sofia Lucia Belmonte. I have researched for over 10 years to find out who her grandfather and
      great grandfather were. We were told she may have Sephardic Jew in her background. Please let me know if
      you will help me. Sincerely, Judith

    2. D Faz. I would really like to get in contact with you about who you are talking about. Antonio was my great great grandfather.

    3. I have documentation from Italy for Antonio Di Prizio, son of Giovanbattista Di Prizio. Antonio was born in 1867. He came to the US with his brother and sister in 1897.

    4. I am at a dead end in my research, and my ancestor changed his name about 5 times. I’m looking for any information on Luigi or Louis Cantalupy, Cantalupo, Cantalupi, Canty, Candalupe, or Candalupy.
      He has been almost impossible to trace, but naturalization records indicate his hometown at Altavilla Selentina, and he immigrated around 1886.
      Thank you!

    5. Hello,

      I plan to travel to Italy this summer. I was told that I still have relatives in Altavilla Silentia. I would really love to get a hold of them and try to connect with them while I am there. I don’t know where to start to do this. Any help would be appreciated

    6. My great-great grandparents were from Altavilla Silentina. Their names were Luigi di Francis Pavoni and Rafaella di Cristofaro. Luigi was born in 1863 and Rafaella was born in 1873. They had five children: Angelina, Francis Arthur, Lucy, Mildred, and Emil. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated.

    7. Etelvina Zunzunegui

      perdonen pero la traducción salió algo entreverada ,no sé italiano,y al traducir se cambian algunas palabras mi abuelo era ANTONIO,perdonen la molestia

    8. Etelvina Zunzunegui

      Estimados,estoy estancada con mi genealogía italiana,mi abuelo nació en Altavilla Silentina,su nombre Anonio Vitto Angelo Longone Cuozzo,tengo su partida italiana,pero no tengo nada de sus padres ,abuelos ,tengo los nombres pero no sé si eran de Altavilla o de alguno de los pueblos de Longone al Segrino o de Sabino LOngone,
      mi bisabuelo Germano LOngone Móttola,nacim,1863 ? en Altavilla?casó con María Giuseppa Cuozzo Iuliano,en Altavilla 15/9/1890
      Padres de Mª Giuseppa–Victor Cuozzo ?-?-? y Giovanna Iuliano ?-?-?
      TATARABUELO;Angelo Longone nació—casó allícon Carmen o Carminella Móttolanac.Altavilla? sería muy feliz aunque sólo encontraran un dato,desde ya les agradezco lo que puedan hacer,un saludo desde MOntevideo,Uruguay

      1. My third great grandmother was Fortunata Cuozzo birth abt 1749 married to married to Antonio Chiumiento from Altavilla Silentina

    9. I believe my grandparents were from Altavilla Silentine. Their names were Antonio Di Prinzio born approx 1883 and Maria Antonia DI Matteo born June 13 1882-1885. Are they any on line sights for birth record archives for the early 1880’s for Altavilla Silentina. I believe they came to the US in 1902 and my grandfather died in an accident in 1907. Any information would be greatly appreciated

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