Genealogy in Aquara

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Aquara

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 Aquara Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Aquara during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Aquara 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 Aquara !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Aquara, 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 Aquara 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 Aquara. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Aquara 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 Aquara

    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 Aquara 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 Aquara:

    S. NICOLA DI BARI – P.zza Vittorio Veneto

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Aquara, 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 Aquara 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 Aquara too.

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

    21 thoughts on “Genealogy in Aquara”

    1. My grandmother, whose parents were born and raised in Bellosguardo Italy, was born in Aquara Italy, baptized in St. Nicoli di Bari church as an orphan.
      She was found by a farmer’s wife on their doorstep. The farmer’s wife took her on January 1 1890 to the town hall to have her birth registered . She is listed as being about 6 days old. The farmer’s wife named her Angiolina Capodonna, and after her baptism was sent with her belongings to Congrega di Carita (which I believe at the time was a charity organization.

      She at some point was retrieved (I do not know who) and taken back to Bellosguardo. She was not legalized at Angiolina Macchiaroli until she was 16 years of age when her parents Michele Macchiaroli and Mariantonia Capo declared she was their daughter. Our grandmother always celebrated her birth date as 25 Decemter.

      What I would like to know is how can I find out how old my grandmother was when she was brought to Bellosguardo? I wrote to St. Michele’s church in Bellosguardo and they never answered me if my grandmother made her Communion, Confirmation, or Penance at their church. Is there another avenue I can follow ??? I want to believe that someone in her family thought enough to take her home.

    2. Hello, my cousin made a family tree for my father Louis andreola jr.the search brought him to aquara. If there are any living relatives , I would just like to say hello. Thanks.

    3. I trying to find out information about my grandfather and his siblings. My grandfather was Antonio V. Amendola and he was born in Aquarra on Nov. 04, 1873. I’d love to see his birth certificate, his marriage records to Madalena Gorrasi and his siblings. Thanks.

    4. Hi I am from Consolmagno decent. My great grand father was Guiseppe Consolmagno he came to New York in 1903 at 21 years old.
      He was married to Florence Consolmagno and sent her to New York from Italy in 1906. If you have any information Id like to learn more. I know before 1903 he had a brother Luke and they would go to New England to work as masons and laborers.

    5. My grandfather, Luigi Capo, married Autilia Bamonte, both from Aquarra, Italy. They came to New Brighton, PA around 1910, 1911. Luigi’s brother Dominic Capo around the same time. Any of their relatives still in Aquarra? Any in USA?

      1. Dominic was my grandfather. He married Giovanina (Jennie) Musciola (sp?) and she came to New Brighton with a 1 year old baby via Ellis Island around 1911. They had 13 children, two of which died in infancy. My mother was their oldest daughter. Looks like we’re related!

    6. Hello, I’m trying to find out more information about my great great grandfather. His name was Salvatore (Sam) Aloia. He was born on February 25th, 1893 in Aquara Provincia di Salerno Campania, Italy. He immigrated to the US in 1910. I also found a passenger crew list from a ship sailing from Naples to New York in 1913 with 2 other Aloia’s, Albino and Roberto. I find it interesting that both of them were traveling to the exact same small town in Pennsylvania that Salvatore lived in. Maybe they’re brothers? Thanks for any help you can give.

      1. Hello David,
        We must be related! Salvatore Aloia is my great grandfather and my dad Sam was named after him. My grandfather is from Canonsburg PA. My cousin recently traveled to Aquara and met some of our distant relatives. Were you able to find any additional information?

    7. My grandfather, Pasquale Lerro (1866-1918) died in the great flu epidemic when my father was only three years old. The family was dispersed and their is little knowledge of relatives. My research shows my grandfather’s wife was Joesphine Commaroto and his parents were Giuseppi Lerro and Maria Matandi. We have no records of brothers, sisters or other relatives but frequently meet others with the Lerro last name who only know that their family came from a town in the Cilento mountain area. Is there a source to find out if my grandfather had other siblings who either came to the USA or stayed in Italy? I have a chance to only briefly visit the Salerno area on the 21st of October this year, but would return for a more extended visit if their is a chance of doing further research or meeting long lost relatives. Thanks

    8. I am looking for information on my grandfather his name was William DeLuca born 30 August 1879. The information I have says he was born in Agguaranta Italy but I do not find this name when I look information up on the computer. The closest thing I come to is Aquara. His parents were Joseph DeLuca and Adonia Palombini. Any information on any of these names would be helpful as I am stuck now with my genealogy quest.

    9. My grandfather, Luigi Marchione, was born in Aquara about 1885. His wife Emilia Costanza, was born in Aquara about 1887. They emigrated to America about 1912.

      I’m am curious to know if they were married in Aquara or after their arrival in the United States. Any information you can provide (the names of their parents, for example, and their brothers and sisters) would be deeply appreciated.

      Many Thanks,

      Dr. William P. Marchione, Ph.d.
      Retired Professor of History

      1. Hi William
        My family name on my mother’s side is Constanza and costanza and have a big marchione family connection.
        They all lived and moved to England in the 1940-50 and migrated to the Somerset area of uk .
        Namely the towns of
        Street,Glastonbury,Yeovil , ilchester areas .
        If your looking for family members in uk this will be a great place to start .
        There are in the area of over 100 family members living in these area with the name of Constanza,costanza or marchione.

    10. I’m looking for a Giovanni Mauro born in Aquara on june 24, 1839. He married a Filomena Rocci or Rocciolo di Vincenzo from Vietri Sul Mare born on nov 16, 1842 – no further information is known. Does anybody know how I can go about it to obtain further information or if there are any descendants of this couple that would like to help me, please contact me. thank you. Maria

    11. my grandfather left italy in circa 1895 his name was michelle izzo the names peduto and consolmagno are associated wit our family

      is aquara the actual town of his birth,,,,my family always said aquada as the name??????he married a stella marmo but she was from a nearby town santa ??????she died very young and little was ever known of her but she came to boston with my infant aunt in 1905 my grandfather was already in boston.

    12. I looking for birth & family records for Vincent Palamone. He was born in Aquara 12 July 1883.

      Thank you for your assistance.

    13. I am going to be in the Naples/ Positano/ Aquara area the week of August 10-17. I plan on spending the day in Aquara on the 15th. Who should I contact to view church and city records about my great great grandparents? Should I start in Naples? I know the dates and names they were born and died and the name of their parents. I know my Great grandfather died in Aquara. Would he have been buried in a cemetery in town that I could go to? Any information you would have would be helpful. His name was Raphael Ippolito and we think he was born on March 16 1857 and died on March 16 1908, He was married to Giavannina Luongo (Loungo, Longo) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, do you know the best way to get to Aquara from Positano? Thank you, Lisa

    14. I am looking for birth and marriage records for Raphael Ippolito. I believe he was born around 1853-1857. He was married to Giovannina Loungo (1857? B and 1930 d.) I am also trying to confirm the names of their parents. I believe Raphael’s father was Francesco Ippolito and his mother was Maria M? Gioannin’s father was Lucido Luongo and her mother was Rachaela Marino. If you have any information on these two, i would appreciate the help. I will be in the Salerno area around the 14-17th of August as well. Thank you so much for any assistance.

      1. Hello,
        My great grandmother was named Rachela Ippolito. She was from Aquara and was born on Dec. 30th, 1894. Her parents were Raphael Ippolito and Giovannina Luongo. This is about all the information I know but it sounds like we are looking for the same family. Hope this gets to you! Good luck and let me know if you can find any more information.

        1. David,
          Did you ever get any more information? I am the great granddaughter of Vincenzo James Ippolito who was the brother of Rachela (I show her born in 1895 not 1894). Maybe we could compare info as we are related. I have Rachela and Vincenzo’s parents as Raffael Ippolito (1855-1909) and Giovannina Luongo (1856-1930) Raffael died in Italy and Giovannina died in Chicago. Giovannina’s parents were Lucido Louis Luongo and Rachela Marino (born 1833) Both were born in Aquara. Raffael’s parents show as Francesca Evans and Mario Ippolito. I have no birth or death dates. I have a picture that I got from another site of Giovannia when she was very old. If you have any other information or photos, please let me know. If there’s anything else I can help you with, I will.

    15. Cristina Volpe

      I would like some information about my paternal grandfather’s ancestors if they are available. My grandfather’s name was Pasquale Volpe, eldest son of Luigi Volpe and Angelina Consolmagnio born in Aquara c.1924 and passed away in Melbourne, Australia in 1991.

      Any information would be helpful & greatly appreciated.

      Kind regards,

      Cristina Volpe (nee Presti)

      1. I believe I posted this previously, but I believe I may have some pictures of your relatives. Erminia Volpe married my great uncle Guissipe Cornetta. When Erminia died I requested all of the family photos. If you contact me I will go through the photos for you. By the way Erminia had a sister I believe in Australia.

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