Genealogy in Minori

If you search your ancestors in Minori, 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 Minori

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 Minori town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Minori on your behalf.

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

S. TROFIMENA – P.zza Cantilena

S. GENNARO – Via Villamena

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

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  1. maria says:

    we are travelling to Minori in may 2022 to do some research into my ancestors and think your tips will prove invaluable. i am not averse to paying for an expert but really would like to find out for myself. is there a way i could get some information from your expert ( paid of course) then continue on my own? if you have the correct address of Minori town hall and perhaps a name to contact that would be wonderful.
    i am even going to learn Italian (66 years too late!) to help with my research.
    many thanks


    Procuro por Registros de Giovanni Lamberti que talvez tenha nascido em Minori em torno de 1844, pois seu pai Pasquale Lamberti era fiscal alfandegário lá e em 1841 consta registro de batismo e óbito de um de seus filhos lá com Anna Rosa Benincasa.

  3. Stephanie says:

    This is going to be my crazy attempt to find someone who may know or have any information on our heritage/origins….

    My Great-Grandfather (Ércole Farnese) was born as an orphan in Minori, Italy around 1880. He was placed into the drawer of a revolving door at a convent of Santa Chiara-at Scala. I have bits and pieces of a story that involve a family with the surname Di Lieto. Maria Di Lieto (Romano surname), once said, “My child. What happened in your family was so terrible, I can’t begin to talk about it”. The only thing drawn from that conversation is that it involved a nun being shot. Another piece is that Angie di Napoli (Manzi surname, cousin of my Great-Grandmother Trofimena Manzi/Marne), had a photograph of my Great Grandfather with his father. Angie confirms the photo was of my Great-Great-Grandfather Luigi Arpino. My Great-Grandfathers mother was a young girl with the family name of Saveitano. Her family came from Ravello. She became pregnant by Luigi Arpino of Minori, Italy and spent the rest of her days in the convent. Someone subsequently tried to shoot her. My Great Grandfather moved to the district of Holborn, England when he was 8 years old. The witness to my Great Grandfather (Ércole Farnese) marriage to my Great Grandmother (Trofimena Manzi) was that of an L. Arpino. And although not admitted on the certificate of marriage we believe Luigi Arpino to be his father. Luigi Arpino (or his descendants) went on to start “Arpino Gibbs & Co’, a London firm of Italian provision merchants. When Luigi Arpino died, Ércole was invited to travel with the family to the funeral. This is the only ‘official’ recognition of École’s parentage.

    This is the only story I have about my heritage/family origins, I wonder if you know this story by chance, or any more pieces of it?

  4. Susan says:

    Hi there. I’m looking for any information on my grandfather or great grandfather. To the best of my knowledge, my grandfather, Ercole Farnese was born in Minori in the late 1800’s. He moved to England at a young age, and married a lady by the name of Trofemina Manzi. It is possible that my great grandfather’s name, (or perhaps he was a family friend) was Luigi Alpino. Any information at all would be so greatly appreciated!! Thank you

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Susan, I have just come across your message in regards to a luigi Arpino. I am trying to find out more information about my Great-grandad Nicola Arpino who had a brother called Luigi who came to England and lived In London. My Great grandad moved north of the border and settled in Bolton Lancashire. We were always told that they came from the town of Arpino but it could very well be that came from Minori. I will keep digging and if I find anything further I will let you know.

  5. Victoria says:

    Seeking proof of birth of my Grandfather,Antonio Raio born October 31, 1906 in Minori.
    Other family members include:brother Guiseppi born March 12, 1899, sisters Annamaria – 1908, Maria – 1903, Leonardo – 1914. Mother was Amalia Iovini or Iovine, Father was Luigi Raio and I think his birthdate is Jul 2, 1881.

    Thank you, Victoria

  6. Marie says:

    I am trying to find out information about the ancestry of my paternal grandfather, Gerardo Cuccurullo. What I do know is that he was born in Minori on February 3, 1893, to Filomena and Alfonso Cuccurullo. He had an older sister, Bersabea. My grandfather came to the USA in 1912 and never returned to Italy. His father, Alfonso, died when he was very young, possibly in 1893 or 1894, and Filomena re-married. Although she is sometimes referred to as Filomena Apicella, we do not know if this was her birth name or the name of her second husband.
    Specifically, what I am trying to ascertain is the name of her second husband, and if they had any more children.
    Also, I would like to find out about the circumstances regarding Alfonso’s death. I have been told that he drowned while fishing, but this has never been officially confirmed.
    Any information at all about my family in Minori would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Marie Vitale

    • David says:

      My grandparents were Cucurullo and Mansi (Manzi). Born in Minority. I have photographs and documentation if you would like to contact me.