Genealogy in Ottati

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Ottati

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 Ottati Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Ottati 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 Ottati:


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

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

    14 thoughts on “Genealogy in Ottati”

    1. Looking for information on my Great grandfather Carmine Giorgio, born May 5, 1879 or may 12, 1879, in Melita, Ottati, and his parents Anthony and Rose Giorgio? migrated to NYC in March 15, 1888 at eight years old with his parents? any info would be helpful, thank you

    2. I am trying to gather more information on my great great great grandparents- Paulo Morrone and Caterina Doddato. I believe they had a son named Guiseppe (John) and he had a daughter named Anna Morrone that came to the U.S. with just her father.

    3. I am trying to locate my relatives in Italia. My grandparents Felic Minella (DOB 8/25/1885) & Marie Minella (her maiden name Beatrice) (DOB around 1887) were born in Ottati.
      They migrated to New York in early 1900’s.
      Their parents, my great grandparents, Alexander & Annika Minella were also born in Ottati. They also migrated to New York.

      May plan a trip to early next year & would like to contact relatives.

      1. Looking for relatives of my grandmother Teresa Minella. Her parents were Alexander and Annika Minella. She was born in Ottita on March 2 ,1882.She married Christoforo Episcopo from Santo Pietro in Salerno. They immigrated to NY in 1909.

    4. Hi – I’m looking for birth records for my grandparents – Michael Anthony Doddato – born in Ottati on Mar. 10, 1880 and Sophia Vessa – born in 1884 as well as their marriage license. Also I would like the birth certificate of my Aunt who was born in Ottati, on Nov. 8, 1903.

    5. My Grandfather, Gennaro Aquaro was born in Ottati, Italy on January 31, 1874.

      I am trying to determine who his parents were.

      I have been to Ottati, however, I couldn’t find this information.

    6. I am a family to the late Paolo 1830-1901 and Caterina (Dadatto) Morrone 1833. They are both from Ottati. There mother and father were Giuseppi Morrone and Livia Beatrice.

      Can you put me in contact with anyone who has done any research on the family. I know something happened in Ottati because someone pulled the Baptism records of Giuseppe Morrone, about 1930.

      1. I am also looking back to find my grandmother’s parents and grandparents. Her name was Angeline Dodatto and married Gerardo Yacullo. They came to the US in 1904 if you have any information please share thank you

    7. I’m trying to find out my great grandparents official certificate of birth for both. Their names are: Camillo Ottati, born on March, 1st, 1861, and Leonor Motta Ottati (Eleonora Motta Ottati), born between 1852 and 1854. Of course both were born in Italy and migrate to Brazil. Can you help me?
      Thanks in advance for your support.

    8. I am trying to confirm that Angelo Bamonte b 1851, Antinio Bamonte b 1857 and Dominico Bamonte b 1859 are brothers and who were their parents. I think they were from Ottati.
      Thank you,

      1. Are you asking about Luigi “Louis” BAMONTE who died 10 APR 1968?

        Luigi BAMONTE
        b. 26 APR 1890
        Ottati, Province of Salerno, Italy
        Parents: Giovanni BAMONTE & Teresa PUGLIESE

        Giovanni BAMONTE & Teresa PUGLIESE
        m. 11 FEB 1889
        Ottati, Province of Salerno, Italy

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