Genealogy in Pagani

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Pagani

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 Pagani Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Pagani 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 Pagani:

    S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE – P.zza Martiri d’ Ungheria

    S. ALFONSO DE’ LIGUORI – P.zza S. Alfonso

    SS. CORPO DI CRISTO – P.zza Ss. Corpo di Cristo

    S. SISTO II – Via Barbazzano

    S. MARIA DEL CARMINE – Via Carmine

    MADONNA DI FATIMA – Via Fatima

    GESU’ RISORTO – Via Ponte Migliaro

    S. FRANCESCO DI PAOLA – Via S. Francesco

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

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

    5 thoughts on “Genealogy in Pagani”

    1. My great grandfather was Gaetano Tortora born in Pagani 15 October 1845. He married Josephine Pacelli. I would like to know who his parents were and if he had any siblings. We think his father’s name was also Gaetano Tortora.

    2. My great grandparents emigrated from Pagani between 1895 and 1897. I have copies of the ship manifests. They married in Italy, probably in Pagani and had several children, including my grandmother, in Pagani. I have a copy of her birth certificate. I would like to get a copy of my great grandparents’ marriage certificate and trace their roots. I welcome your thoughts on how to proceed.

      Thank you

    3. My family came from Pagani in the late 1800s to early 1900s , I have found all I can in America . How would I go about doing research in Pagani or finding relitves in Italy? Thank You

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