Genealogy in Felitto

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Felitto

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 Felitto Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Felitto 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 Felitto:


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

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

    29 thoughts on “Genealogy in Felitto”

    1. My great grandfather and his family were born in Felitto in the 1800’s. I would love to know if we still have relatives over there?? Thank you.

    2. My great grandmother, Rosa DiNardo remained in Italy all her life in Fellito. Her husband, Antonio DiStasi took his children, Maria, my grandmother, daughter, Teresa, and sons, Vito and Pasquale to America 1888 and arrived Old Forge, PA for a fery short time and then to the Italian Districtt of East Harlem, NYC where they all lived till there deaths.

      I am trying to find Rosa DiNardo and where she lived and her final days.


    3. Hi. My Grandfather Nobili Joseph Rinaldi came to America with his parents when he was a child.
      They had lived in Felito, Salerno, Campanga, Italy.
      My parents divorced when I was 10 years old.
      I never got to see my Grandfather again.
      I am very curious about him and his family.
      He fought in WWII. He met my Grandmother who lived in Luxembourg. They fell in love, married and he brought her home to America. The term used for this immigration process was that she was a, “War Bride.”
      They settled in Taylor, PA. They had several children. My Grandfather became a Foreman at some factory. He had to leave school when he was only in Fourth grade to work in order to help support the family.
      I would appreciate any information that you may find!
      Thank-you so much.



    4. Hi! Apparently my great grandparents were from felitto!
      Learned today that they met on the boat coming over to America! His name was Anthony Cupito and hers was Maria Distaci(sp?). They settled in Cincinnati

      1. My Great Grandparents came to Cincinnati. Their names were Nobile Schiavo and his wife was Matilda Rosa Minella. They were married over there but he came first then she came. Came to Cincinnati and lived on the corner across from the Catholic church on Queen City Ave.

        1. Hi Matt. Came across your comment from a couple of years ago, while I was searching for info on someone who could possibly be a 3x great grandmother. My great grandfather was Sabato “Sam” Minella. I believe Matilda was his sister. He also lived on Queen City Ave. Fun to see those connections!!

    5. My father, Nicola Lascaleia, was born in Felitto on Dec. 11, 1928. His father was Anthony lascaleia and his mother’s name was Maria Elena Ventre.
      Would anyone have information about them?

      1. I know this comment is from two years ago, but my grandfathers name was Antonio LaScaleia. My father was born in May of 1929 and was named Rosario LaScaleia. His mother was Josephine Todesco. I wonder if our grandfather is the same person.

    6. Hello I would love to learn more about my paternal grandparents Luigi Scariato & Marie Louise Tedesco who were from Felitto, Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy. I believe the spelling was changed at Ellis Island Scairato to Scariato.

      1. Hi…Maria Tedesco was my Grandmothers older sister. They lived in Old Forge ,Pa. From The records from the Cemetery, both your grandparents are buried there Maria was born in 1877 and died in 1931. Luigi was born in 1859 and died in 1925. Angelo and rosario Tedesco were Maria parents, also buried here in Old Forge. I know Maria had a bunch of children but I only knew of adeline and Josephine.

        I do not know if this will help you…but it is all I have

        1. My grandparents also came from Felitto. Grandfather, Luigi Pagnotto, 3/12/1882,father was Nicolo . My grandmother, Angelina Scariato born 12/15/1887(?) whose father was Cono & mother was Lena Tedesca. I know there are relatives in the Old Forge area & there is a Felitto festival there every year.

    7. HI my great grandfather Frank Dipipi born in Felitto on 1-7 1869 and came to America in 1889
      and his father John Dipipi came from Felitto. Trying to find out if there are any Dipipi or Dipipee dieppe, in Felitto.

    8. I am trying to find more information on my grandmother…Vitulia PASSARELLA
      BIRTH 19 DEC 1895 • Felitto, Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy. I need to know her mother and fathers name or find out how I can at least get a birth record on her. Any help would be very much appreciated.

    9. I believe my grandfather, Luigi Pagnotto came from Italy in late 1800’s. His wife, Angelini, I believe, also came from Felliti. Her maiden name was Scariato. Luigi was born 22 March, 1882.
      Trying to find out if there are any relatives still living in Fellito.

    10. My Grand father was born in Felitto Italy in 1882 came to American in the early 1920’s Would like to know of any living relatives still living in Felitto Italy.

      Thomas DiStasi

    11. My father was Antonio Schiavo- born in Felitto May 21,1889. He had a first cousin named lucido born in Felito sept. 17th. 1882. I plan on visiting Felitto in the near future hoping to learn more about my family. We may be related.

      1. Lucido was my great-grandfather who left Felitto in 1901 and settled his family in Old Forge, PA and became coal miners. I guess we are related?? I am

        Raymond of Glen Gardner, New Jersey

    12. My great grandfather ( Lucido Schiavo) ( Carmela Schiavo his ) left Felitto in 1901 and sailed to the US. I am trying to locate relatives I may still have in Felitto. Thanks

      1. Hi… how r u? My name is Juliana Schiavo. … I’m from Brazil. … my great father left felitto too… but later in 1924… his name is Luciano schiavo. .. hopefully they belong to yhe same family… his father is called Francesco and his mother Maria Giuseppa Passarella…. do u know anything from yours?

      2. My great Grandparents on my mother’s side came from Felitto. Their names were Nobile Schiavo and Matilda Rosa Minella. They came to Cincinnati around 1901 for Nobile and Matilda came later around 1904 or 5.

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