Genealogy in Nocera Inferiore

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Nocera Inferiore

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 Nocera Inferiore Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Nocera Inferiore 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 Nocera Inferiore:

    S. MARIA DEL PRESEPE – P.zza S. Monica

    SS. CORPO DI CRISTO – P.zza Zanardelli


    S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA – Via Cicalesi

    S. ANNA – Via Fiano

    MARIA IMMACOLATA – Via Nicola Bruni Grimaldi


    S. GIUSEPPE – Via Rione Calenda

    S. MATTEO APOSTOLO – Via S. Matteo

    S. PRISCO – Via Vescovado

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

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

    10 thoughts on “Genealogy in Nocera Inferiore”

    1. My great grandmother Maria Proia (maiden name Senatore) recently passed away & my dream is to one day visit where she was born (Nocera Inferiore, Salerno) & grew up until she moved to America in the 1940s. She was born May 9, 1922. Her parents were Gennaro and Caterina (Tedesco) Senatore. I am unsure their birth dates or when they died.

    2. I am searching for my grandfather’s birth certificate- His name was Domenico Oliva (or Olivo)– i think his mother’s name is Felicia Petrosino-any clues would be greatly appreciated!

    3. I am looking for the graves of my grandmother and grandfather. My grandmother’s name was Maria Matilda Oliva and my grandfather was Carmine Oliva. The lived in Nocera Inferiore, I believe. My grandmother died sometime between between 1907 and 1908 I believe. My grandfather died much later, I think in the 1930’s. I am not sure. My father Francesco Oliva was the last of 6 children all boys. The boys names were Tomaso, Biaso, Michelle, Nicola, Rafaelle and his name Francesco. I am coming to Italy this year and I want to visit the gravesite. Please let me know any information you have or direct to to find any information.

      1. Hello Virginia- Did you have any luck with your request? I plan to visit Salerno and Nocera Jun 22-26th to search for my own grandfather Domenico Oliva. I wonder if your search and mine are related?

        1. Jodi, I have not received any communication about my grandfather, Carmine Oliva. I have found that my brother, Carmine, named after my grandfather, was born in Nocera Inferiore in my grandfather’s home there and was baptized at SS Corpo di Cristo in the Piazza Zanandelli.

    4. I am looking for the parents of vincenzo coppola born jan 1883 in nocera inferiore, italy he came to us in early 1900’s i am also looking for any information on his wife constantina stella they were married in nocera inferiore in march 1912. She was born there also in 1891 i believe in august. Any information would be wonderful. Thank you

    5. I’m looking for information on my Grandfather, Aniello Calabrese born January 22, 1889 in Nocera. Aniello was the first child born to Giovanni Calabrese and Madelina Leapoldi. Brothers Anthony, Alphone and Francisco (Alphonse & Francisco were twins.) Aniello’s other siblings, Gennaro, Carmine and Theresa were born in the United States. The family arrived in the United States at Ellis Island around 1901 and settled in Newark, NJ, USA.

    6. I am looking for information on Angelina Cimino (or Cimmino). She lived in Nocera Inferiore until 1906 when she came to America. She was 22 at the time. Her date of birth was October 4, 1884. Thank you!

    7. I need to get my birth certificate. I was born in commune di nocera inferior provincial di salerno. My maiden name is Anna Gambardella. I was born July 13, 1957. My father is Giuseppe Gambardella born March 19, 1932 and my mother is Rosa Vicidomini born May 11, 1938. Please help me. Thank you.


    8. My grandmother Maria Antonia Francese was born in Nocera Inferiora on 14 Jan 1882, based on my research. Her parents are Girolomo and Rosa Mancini. Maria had a sister, Suriella.
      Where do I write and what is the process to gain documentation about the family.

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