Genealogy in Corleto Monforte

If you search your ancestors in Corleto Monforte, 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 Corleto Monforte

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 Corleto Monforte town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Corleto Monforte on your behalf.

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


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

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  1. Georgia D says:

    My great grandfather’s last name was Corleto.
    Went to Honduras from Italia in 1800s and had a cattle ranch in Ocotepeque, Honduras. My maternal grandmother born in Honduras was Mercedes Corleto, Vidal. She married my grandfather Jose Luis Quinonez, Sologaistoa of Guatemala.

  2. Virginia says:

    Hi everyone! My great grandfather was called Nicolás Antonio VALVANO and he was born between 1851 and 1855. His parents were Vicente (Vincenzo I think) and Aurelia SUDANO. They were from the town Noli, in Corleto Monforte and my grate grandfather emigrated to Argentina in a time before 1884 which is the first date I have in a register of matrimony between him and Maria Moglia in Argentina (I think it´s MAGLIO).
    If someone knows anytihng about VALVANO or SUDANO in Corleto Monforte I will apreciate very much.
    Best wishes to all of you,

  3. Nicole says:

    Hi, i am interested in following up on the Melillo family tree. Does anyone recognize the name Nicola Melillo who married Rafaella Mordente? Nicola came to NYC in 1907 with two children Lorenzo and Patsy. Trying to fill in some gaps.

  4. June says:


    My maternal grandfather Nicola Macchiarulo was born in Corleto Monforte on August 7, 1873. His father’s name was Luigi Macchiarulo. His mother’s name was Carmela Macchiarulo (nee Sudano). Alternate spelling: Maccharulo. I am attempting to apply for dual citizenship and am in need of my grandfather’s birth certificate.
    Any information as to how to obtain his birth certificate would be very much appreciated. Grazie!

  5. Raffaele says:

    Hello, My grandfather was born in Corleto in 1877. His name was Nicola DeVita. His parents were Angelo DeVita and Angela DeVita (Mordente). Angelo was son of Sabato DeVita from Corleto. Id like to know if there are still DeVita’s or Mordentes still living there and if I could piece together my family tree. Any help with more info would be appreciated!

  6. Adriana says:

    Hello, my great grandparents wer born in Corleto Monforte, their names are Michele D’errico and Luiza Aceto. I’m trying to find where they married.I’m not sure if Luiza is from Corleto, too.Michele D’errico was born in 1853 and his parents were Filippo D’errico and Barbara Granato.My other ancestors are Luiza D’errico and Domenico Granato.Domenico was born in 1855 and Luiza D’errico in 1864. Both were from Corleto Monforte. I have some documents.

    • Kevin says:

      Hello Adriana, It appears that we are involved in similar research into ancestors from Corleto Monforte. I am also a descendant of the D’errIco and Granato families. My g. g. Grandmother was Maria Grazia D’errico born about 1861. If interested in sharing some history, please contact me.

  7. Bill mazza says:

    Want to know more about the mazza family
    My grandfather was Carmen mazza he settled in Niles Ohio around early 1900s, I believe.

    • Roberto says:


      We just find our great grand father Lucas Mazza, born at 04/24/1848, in Coleto Monforte, Salerno.

      Father = Antonio Mazza
      Mother = Maria Caterina Sorge

    • Samantha says:

      Adriana e Kevin,

      Também sou descendente da família Derrico, e o Michele Derrico é meu trisavô. Assim como você Adriana, ainda não localizei o casamento dele, mas tenho a cópia da certidão de nascimento, porém não está muito legível. Vamos falar e trocar informações?

    • Karen says:

      I am from Niles, Ohio. Several Mazza people lived there. I was married to Sudano, who passed away. His father was Nicholas Sudano, also from Corleto Monteforte. I remember Nicky Mazza, likely a grandson of Carmen. Many of my family members still live in Niles. What do you want to know? I might be able to help.

  8. Shelly says:

    My great great grandfather was born there in 1882 his name is Giovanno Moliterno. But family dates back to 1745. I would love to some day visit.

  9. Gabriel says:

    My grandfather left Corletro before 1900. Is their any Garone’s left in Corletro?

  10. Barbara says:

    My grandfather, Amato Salamone was born in Corleto Monforte. He married AnnaMaria cappazola and came to US in 1901 NYC. His parents were Antonio Salamone and Teresa Di Lorenzo. The Salamone name is in Corleto prior to 1400 and mentioned in reunification battle with Garibaldi. Does anyone know this family. Their 6 children born in US were Anthony, Teresa, Stella, Carmine, Jerry and Nicky. All in NY area. Both Amato and Maria died very young. Family came from 113th st in E. Harlem.
    Hope to hear something.

    • Silvia says:

      Hello Barbara, I am descended from Giovanni Salamone born in Corleto Monforte in 1956, son of Luigi Salamone and Clotilda Vecchio. Giovanni married Rosaria Grecco, the first daughter was born in Corleto on 09/09/1881 and then came to Brazil, where my grandfather Nicolau Salomoni was born (1889). My sister has Italian citizenship. I could not associate our kinship, but certainly we do.

  11. Marcelo says:

    I want to know sihan families lived in Corleto Monforte named Gianoli

  12. Jessica Melillo says:

    My husband’s grandfather came from Corleto.
    Are there any Melillo family left there?
    We visited and searched for some in 2012 but the people we spoke to said the last family had left for the city to be near medical help.
    Any Melillo family anywhere there?
    Thank you for any help you can provide.

    • Silvia says:

      Jessica, boa tarde. Estou vendo que é brasileira e, minha família (SALAMONE) veio de Corleto. A irmã de minha bisavó Cattharina Grecco foi casada com Felippo Mellilo (de Corleto) e, viuva dele, veio para o Brasil (pelo vapor Venuelles em 21/12/1885 acompanhada dos filhos deles: Michelle com 17 anos e Clemente com 10 anos).

    • Ray Melillo says:

      Jessica, my grandfather Filippo Melillo emigrated to Ohio around 1905 following his sister who was already here. His mother followed him to the U.S. His father Michael and older brother Theodore ended up in Argentina. He also had a few sisters who remained in Corleto. They married and took on different last names.

    • Kristina says:

      My grand mother’s mother was a Melilio. Maria Teresa Melilio born 1907. I’m also looking for more info. She came to the US when she was 26 and my grandma was 2. I can’t find any more of her family.