Genealogy in Atena Lucana

If you search your ancestors in Atena Lucana, in the province of Salerno, Campania region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Atena Lucana

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Atena Lucana town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Atena Lucana follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Atena Lucana during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Atena Lucana to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Campania and of course in Atena Lucana too!

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

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Atena Lucana. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Atena Lucana archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be 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 Atena Lucana

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 Salerno started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Atena Lucana on your behalf.

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



Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

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

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

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

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

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  1. Richard says:

    My maternal grandfather was Nicholas John Melillo
    (8/28/1887 • New York-09/11/1984 • Los Angeles).
    I am interested in connecting with the Melillos of today.

  2. Deanna says:

    I am looking for information about my great-grandparents, Pietro Mango and Maria Gentile who was born in 1835. They had six children. Maria left Italy as a widow in the late 1800’s. Thank you, Deanna

  3. Anne says:

    My grandmother’s father, Luigi Mango, came from Atena Lucano…her mother’s name was Maria Fressola. Luigi’s father was Michele Mango, and his mother was Maria Mellilo.
    Any ideas of Maria Fressola’s parentage? She lived from 1884 to 1961.

  4. Lisa says:

    I’m looking for information about my maternal grandfather, Ciro Melo, who I believe was born in Atena Lucana in May, 1882. He came to the US in/around 1907. His parents were Angelo Melo and Francisca Lopurdo. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

  5. Mike says:

    I’m looking for information about my grandfather, Agostino DiFalco, son of Nicola DiFalco and Rosaria Lopardo and my grandmother, Gaetanella Bruno, daughter of Vincenzo Bruno and Marianna Gaimari.

  6. Florinda says:

    Georgianna Marzucca daughter of Rosa Maria Caputo and Giuseppe Marzucca born around 1898 in Ciccerale at home, how far back can I go with your help for names of her ancestors, and I believe they had Moorish blood in 11 th century when they invaded Sicily cause my daughter had blood done and has African in it instead of all Italian; And does the name Marzucca or Marzucco and Caputo come from Arabic, thanks, Ciao

  7. Bronwyn says:

    I am trying to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for
    Teresa Pepe, born August 1862 in Atena, Salerno.
    I believe her parents were
    Antonio Michele Pepe and Frances Catanezzi.

    Is there someone there who can assist me in this search? If so, please let me know,



  8. Mike says:

    I’m looking for information about my grandfather, Agostino DiFalco, son of Nicola DiFalco and Rosaria Lopardo and my grandmother, Gaetanella Bruno, daughter of Vincenzo Bruno and Marianna Gaimari.