Genealogy in Buccino

If you search your ancestors in Buccino, 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 Buccino

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 Buccino town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Buccino during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Buccino 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 Buccino too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Buccino 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 Buccino. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Buccino 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 Buccino

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 Buccino on your behalf.

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


S. MARIA SOLDICTA – P.zza S.Antonio Abate


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 Buccino 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 Buccino forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Buccino feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Gary says:

    Just curious my grandfather came from Buccino in the early 1900’s his name was Ralph Gallucci and served in the U.S. Army 82nd Div. With Srgt York in the Battle of The Aragon Forest. My grandmother also came from the same area her first name was Mary don’t know her last but as a kid in the 60s I know she had sisters still there they wrote to each other and my mother and her would drive to Altoona to see,cousins. My grandparents settled in a little town called Jenners about 60m east of Pittsburgh only about 8mi. From where Flight 93 went down on 9/11. If anyone would have any info would love to hear. TY❤

    • Rose says:

      My grandfather came to America His name was Joseph Buccino There’s not much that I know about him Other than he came over and took a job as a cook on the railroad and settled in Denver Colorado where he had my father.When my father went to Italy Here my mother went to the Vatican ,There he was told that he was the Duke of Buccino He Was given paperwork from the Vatican that Stated that he was in fact The duke of Buccino. This is all very interesting my father found it strange that dad was so poor when he came to America and had no idea of his background.

  2. em says:

    I am in Northern NJ, and I believe I descend from the Fernicola of Newark. This picture you speak of, does it have given names of the Fernicola in the photo? Vincent Fernicola is my grandfather. I’ve heard family lore PA and the railroads too, maybe siblings..?

    • Dave says:

      I went to school with Joseph Fernicola – we Altoona PA residents mostly hail from Bussino – we have a club founded by many of our grandfather’s – Joseph’s included, named the Buccinese Society – or, the “BUCC”. My grandfather was the founding treasurer, last name Pucciarella.

      • Danielle says:

        Hi Dave,

        My grandfather Nunzio Cezer Pastore was originally from Buccino. He came to the US in the early 1900’s as a child to Philadelphia. I visited Buccino in 2008 but didnt have much time to research his family. I’d love to know more about the club you have of people from Buccino.


      • Evelyn says:

        My Fernicola family members from Newark N.J. are descended from Langiere /Lawrence (multiple spellings) Fernicola, whose father was Nicola Fernicola and whose mother was Carmela? Chimiello?, and Filomena / Florence d’Agostino, whose parents were Orlando d’Agostino and Maria Caputo. It looks as though they may have originally come from Buccino, Italy. Together, they had 13 children, all girls! The names I have for them are Angelina (my grandmother), Millie, Rosa, Mallenda, Louisa, Lina, Caroline, Florence, Celelia, Constance, Maria (twice) and Mary. If anyone related to this family could provide me with any information, I would appreciate it!

  3. Jeffrey says:

    My Great Grandfather Alphonse Faiella left Buccino in 1899 for Newark, NJ and then my Grandfather Thomas Gaetano Faiella and my Great Grandmother Catherine Piccola left Buccino between 1902 and 1906 to head to Newark, NJ, looking to find any information pertaining to my great grandfathers parents to find current relatives still living in the Buccino area. My ancestry search has come up blank at this time.

  4. Adam says:

    My great-great grandfather, Francesco Lardieri and his second wife Carmella Avena, came to America along with Francesco’s daughter Lucia and sons Donato and Vincenzo around 1903. My great grandfather, Pasquale, came with his wife Teresa DiLorenzo (from Aquilonia) in 1908 with daughter Giovanna and pregnant with my grandfather, Francesco. The Lardieri family orignianted from Teora but my gggrandather married Giovanna Daniele. Vincenzo later returned to Italy. Two of my ggrandfather’s sisters never left Buccino – Carmela Bucato and Immacolata Tassitano. My brother and I are members of the Buccinese Society in Altoona, PA.

    • paola says:

      Hi Adam, I think we are related. My mother’s grandmother was Immacolata Tassitano. They left Buccino before WWII and moved to Rome, Italy, where I currently live.

  5. Rosemary says:

    My grandfather name was Carmine Del Grippo. he was born in Buccino in 1890. His father’s name was Paulo and his mother was Filomena Candela. He came to the Us in 1908 or thereabout., settling in Newark NJ. He had a sister Anna who married Martin San Giacoma, also in Newark. Any kind of info would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Christine says:

    My maiden name is Fasano and my family is from the Buccino/Campania region. My great grandfather, Angelo Fasano, had 5 children and then his wife died, so he reached out to the town of Buccino and asked for a woman to marry to help raise his children. Her name was Vincenza Caso. She came to America and married my grandfather and they had another 6 or so children. They settled in Altoona, PA and great grandpa worked for the Pennsylvania railroad and the Fasano men started the social club the Buccinese Society. Is anyone familar with this this?


    • Christine says:


      My maternal grandparents Michele and Angelina (Puciarello) Fernicola were from Buccino and also settled in Altoona in the 1920s. My grandfather also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. I am very familiar with the Buccinese Society in Altoona because I have cousins who still are members there. There is an old photo with some Fernicola men who also were founders but it seems most of the Fernicolas went to Newark at some point.
      I would love to connect with you and research this further.

      • Mariano says:

        Hi there, im mariano Pucciariello, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My grandfather’s grandfather were Giuseppe Puccieriello, and his wife, Giuseppa, came to Argentina 1864 or something like that. As i understood, his brother, Nicola Pucciariello went to New Jersey at the same time. So the name of your family sounds pretty familiar to me.

  7. Candela and Caruso says:

    My mother was born in Pozzuoli, but her mother and her grandmother were born in Buccino in the 1800,s. My great grandmother was Erminia Candela and her grandmother was Maria Teresa Curci. My mother’s maiden name was Caruso.

  8. Rosemary says:

    My father, Antonio Daniele came from Buccino and lived across the street from the Marquis residence/villa. He came to America and settled in Newark (New York Avenue in the Ironbound section) NJ in 1913. He started his own engraving business (Modern Art) and helped my mother (from Bluffton Indiana) with her nightclub (Silhouette) where Frankie Valli met Bob Gaudio from the 4 Seasons (our Jersey Boys!) When he came here he said they left with pots still on the stove. We met Quintino Di Vona during a trip to Buccino and he is a cousin (through Concetta Daniele). According to records in Buccino town hall many of the residents who left settled in Argentina, Newark NJ and Altoona PA.

    • Anna Maria says:

      I have an old photo (c1910-15) of Concetta Daniele and her family (many children). Her husband’s surname is Devona. The address on the back is a street in Scranton, PA. Do you know of any Devone’s I can contact to send them a copy of the picture? I think you are a cousin. Your grandfather was a tailor. He was my grandmother’s brother and Concetta Daniele was her sister. I never met any of your family but I did speak to Danny Daniels before I visited Italy and he told me he remembered the floods below Buccino. I understood that Jackie Gleason got his start in Danny Daniels’ nightclub in Newark. I am wondering where exactly in Buccino the Daniele family had their farm.

  9. Alisa says:

    My great-grandfather Carmine DeVone(Divona) came to America in 1905. He changed his last name from Divona to DeVone, to be truthful, there are a few alternate spellings. He lived in Newark, NJ when he arrived. He had 6 children, all born in Newark, NJ with Carmella Faniella. He got remarried to Theresa Lavatola. I am looking for any information about my family in Buccino Italy. I also know that my grandparents Nick and Rose DeVone used to visit a Buccinese Society in Altoona, PA.

    • Jennifer says:

      A cousin recently found that we are related to a Rocco DeVone who would have lived in the US the same time as Carmine. Any info greatly appreciated.

  10. Jennifer says:

    My ancestor Francesco Roccia came to America in the early 1900s. He came from Buccino. He changed his last name to Duco after arriving to America. His wife’s name was Antoinette Tavolier. We don’t know if Tavolier is her last name, or where she’s from. Any marriage or birth records or any information would be appreciated.

  11. Valeria says:

    My nona came to New York from Buccino, as did most of her siblings,some of her family went to Pisa. Her Buccino home was tucked up against the castle wall with cousins still living in that house in the 1970/80’s when my father and a cousin visited from the US. I am looking for any information on the family of Andrea and Carmela [Basile] Montesano. The children I “know” are Eduardo, Achilla, Emilia and Fontina. They all emigrated to the US, married and raised their families in NY.

  12. Anthony says:

    My moms family was from buccino. My moms mother was named Maria and she died in about 1938 in Newark nj. Maria’s family owne a coffee shop with pastries. I think the name was Mariuch. It would have been open the late 1800s or early 1900s unfortunately I don’t know my grandmothers maiden name but Maria married Pasquale Cerqua in the early 1900s