Genealogy in Atena Lucana

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Atena Lucana

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 Atena Lucana Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Atena Lucana Municipality, 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!
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 Atena Lucana !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Atena Lucana, 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 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 go on quickly in 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 (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 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 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 Atena Lucana 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 Atena Lucana:

    S. MICHELE ARCANGELO – Via Nazionale

    S. MARIA MAGGIORE – Via S. Maria

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

    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.

    16 thoughts on “Genealogy in Atena Lucana”

    1. Buenas noches, mi nombre es Gabriel Amoreo, vivo en Argentina y busco datos de mi bisabuelo paterno, de nombre Vincenzo Amodeo (hubo variación en el apellido), hijo de Francesco Amodeo y Rosa Laino, nacio en Atena Lucana, Salerno, alrededor de 1864 (una posible fecha fue 13 de enero), se caso en Atena Lucana el 2 de octubre de 1887 con Laura Giordano, nacida en el mismo lugar el 29 de abril de 1868, sus padres fueron Luigi Alfonso Giordano y Lucia Filomena Puppolo. Pude encontrar un acta de nacimiento de un tal Vincenzo Amodeo del 26 de abril de 1862 pero otra de defuncion del año siguiente asi que pudo tratarse de un hermano fallecido, porque figuran los mismos padres y abuelos. Posibles hermanos de Vincenzo fueron: Mariantonia, Gaetano Pasquale, Michele Arcangelo, Mariqueta y Antonio. Posibles hermanos de Laura Giordano: Rosario, Maria Francesca, Maria Rosaria y Carmine.
      Saludos a todos

    2. 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.

    3. 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

    4. 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.

      1. Hi! Looks like we are related!
        Based on the info I have compiled in my family tree, Maria Fressola was born in 1884 and died in 1964 (slightly different than the date you gave).
        Her mother’s name was Maria Carmela Planzo (b. 5 Mar 1861, and died 20 Mar 1931).
        Her father’s name was Ciro Alfonso Maria Fressola (b. 21 Feb 1853, and died 12 Jan 1939).

        I also have family in Uruguay!

        1. Looks like we are related too. According to the information that I have, Maria Fressola is my 3rd couisn 2x removed. Would love to explore more about her and the family as well. My grandfather (a Fressola and1st generation American) and grandmother’s family (Pessolano) came from Atena Lucana. Hope to hear from you!

    5. 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!

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. 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,



    9. 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.

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