Genealogy in Bracigliano

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Bracigliano

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 Bracigliano Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Bracigliano 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 Bracigliano:

    S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA E SS. ANNUNZIATA – Via S. Giovanni Battista, 2

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

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

    23 thoughts on “Genealogy in Bracigliano”

    1. Hello, my great grandfather was Gennaro Amabile born August 26, 1884 in Bracigliano Salerno Italy. His father Antonio Amabile born in 1857 and mother Angela Ferrentino born in 1860. One sibling that I know of Raffaele.F Amabile born in 1887 and died in 1925. I am interested in finding relatives. Thank you so much.

    2. My Grandmother’s maiden name was Carmella Moccia born in 1887 in Bracigliano, She married Giuseppe Amabile, born in 1867, son of Maria Sabberissi and Julio Amabile. Giuseppe and Carmela were married in approx. Year 1900. They had one daughter, Maria Amabile. Approx. A few years llater, Giuseppe Amabile was murdered either with his friend or by his friend. Later she married Giuseppe Serpico. They had Anna, Angelo, Natale and my father Frank. They came to Chicago in 1914. If you have any information on Giuseppe Amabile, and his death,,I would appreciate it, because I can close my research. God Bless you.

      1. Sandra, I just saw your email. My name is John Amabile (currently reside in Virginia originally from Chicago) and I know that my great grandfather Giovanni Amabile was born in Bracigliano on Oct 15, 1885 and eventually made his way to Chicago, where many of us Amabile’s lived and still live. He passed away on May 31, 1962. He was married to Rose Basile (Rosina) born, Oct 4,1890 and passed October 1,1972. They came to the United States in 1912. My grandfather (their son) was Raffaelle Amabile came to Chicago in 1912 as an infant and then again in 1923. I wonder if Giuseppe and Giovanni were related?

    3. I am finding my paternal ancestry after years and years of secrets and silences. It seems that my grandmother was Margaret (Maggie) Deleo, who originally was born in Bracigliano or Siano or Salerno around 1874. Her surname was Albano, and her original first name may have been Domenica. She married Pasquale Deleo (or DeLeo), and they had one son, Ernesto, while still in Italy. In 1899 they immigrated to the United States. Does anyone have any information about this family? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    4. Hi, my great grandfather is Alfonso Iennaco, married to Anna, born in Bracigliano and immigrated to Springfield, Massachusetts (USA) during the great migration in 1920s. Alfonso’s son is Frank, my grandfather, and daughter is Josephine, and I believe there was another son named Vincenzo. Alfonso’s father is Vincenzo Iennaco who remained in Italy. I believe there are some Iennaco relatives still living in Bracigliano who own quite a bit of land there. I want to find some records of Vincenzo and see if he had any siblings and maybe trace from there. Can you help?

    5. I am trying to find out about relatives of my GGGParents, Dominico Amato (1845) and Filomena Espositio (1850), and their children Giovanni, Pietro, Stella and Antonio, who were all born in Bacigliano, Italy. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

      1. My grandmother – Giuseppa Pennino was born in Bracigiliano in 1913. Her mothers name on her birth certificate was Marianna Amato. From what I understand, her mom died when she was a small child. My grandmother came to the US in 1921. I am not sure my GGF married Marianna or not. Curious to know what you find out. Good luck.

      2. Are you still looking for information on Dominic and Filomena Amato? My DNA ancestry linked me to Antonio’s tree and I have a fair bit of information I can share.

    6. My Grandfather – Frank Ralph Cardaropoli immigrated to the United States from Bracigliano around 1900 to Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1971, while in college at Harvard, I visited Bracigliano and met and stayed with some relatives there. Unfortunately I do not remember their names (other than that they were Cardaropoli’s). My sister and I are traveling to Bracigliano in early November and would like to reconnect with some of our relatives there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother was also from Bracigliano – her name was Angelina Albano. Many years ago Fathers Faustino and Gerardo Cardaropoli visited us in the United States (My parents names were Frank and Lucy Cardaropoli) – I know both Father Faustino and Gerardo have passed away but I believe that Father Gerardo was related to my dad. Any information that would help us connect would be greatly appreciated!!

    7. I have traced my great grandfather, James (Girado) Silvestri or Silvestro born in 1885 to Bracigliano. I am planning a trip to Naples on Oct 3rd and would like to know more about the family history and even meet a distant relative.

    8. My grandmother was Filomena Albano and grandfather Angelo Liquori came to the US in early 1900 and settled in W. Springfield, MA. Both from Bracigliano. Any info is appreciated thank you.

    9. Ciao- I have a grandfather in law named James Vincenzo Danise (anglicized, may have been Danic’e) who knows he was born in Bracigliano in 1894. I am looking to establish his ancestry in Bracigliano. His parents were Joseph P. Danise md. Mary Ferridino. I have no further information. Any assistance you can offer would be helpful.

      Also, a distant cousin who is trying to establish his lineage is looking or Carretura in the area. Please let me know if you are aware of that also.


      1. John,

        I saw your post today Jan. 13, 2020. My mother’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Danise and Mary Ferrentino who lived in Bracigliano. Their daughter Anna married my grandfather Alphonso Cardaropoli and died after giving birth to her fourth child here in Springfield, MA. He went back to Italy and married Anna’s sister Giovanna Danise. I know that there was also a brother of Anna and Giovanna because he was the father of one of my mother’s closest cousins Anna. Interestingly, Mary died from a fall down a flight of stone stairs and her husband Joseph remarried one of my grandfather’s sisters! The names of Joseph’s parents were Vicenzo Danise and Anna? This was told to me years ago by Giovanna.

        1. Hi I don’t know much of my father’s side but my grandmother’s name was Alfonsina Danice and she married Alfonso Giordano.

    10. Would like to find out if I have any family in Italy grand father Ferdinande cardopoli
      Felicia Petacca they had a son Giuseppe. Cardaropoli

      1. Hello, My grandmother was Alfonsina Danice and she married Alfonso Giordano and moved to Springfield, MA. My uncle Mario Giordano just passed away. He was the last relative from my father’s side. I wonder if there’s a connection here.

    11. Hello, I am doing research on my husbands father; Aldo G. Angrisani who passed away in 2014. He lived in Bracigliano all of his life. I am trying to find out more about his parents ancestry: Francis Angrisani and Luisa Calabrese. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    12. Hello,

      My grandmother’s family is for sure from Bracigliano; she (Carmella Moccio) just died at the age of 93. Her parents, Luigi Moccio and Rosina Liquori, came from Naples independently and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the late 1800s, where they met. Apparently, Rosina Liquori (immigration around 1894?) came to the US with her sister. We have absolutely no information regarding anything that happened in Italy, prior to their immigration. At this point, I suppose we are looking for any birth records for either Luigi Moccio or Rosina Liquori in Bracigliano, Italy. How would I even go about this? Any information anyone can provide would be so very helpful.

    13. Hi, I’m actually researching the last name Bracigliano. Family lore states that it became to the last name of an ancestor because they were left at an orphanage in Bracigliano. Was there such a place in the 1800’s, or was this a common practice?

    14. Hello we are visiting Bracigliano the first week in May. We are trying to find the birth certificate of Carmine Albano born the July 6, 1885. I would love to get the address of the house he was born in. He also married Antonnette Basile and she was born there as well. We believe she was born in 1892. Any help is appreciated.

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