Genealogy in Piaggine

If you search your ancestors in Piaggine, 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 Piaggine

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 Piaggine town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Piaggine on your behalf.

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 Piaggine area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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

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  1. Julie says:

    I am researching the family of Nicko Morena who immigrated from Piaggine in 1920 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His wife, Angela Maria Scala and daughter Carmella Morena came in 1926. Please let me know if anyone has information on the family.

    • Rick says:

      I knew a Nicola Morena who was from the nearby Village of Felitto. My Grandparents were from Felitto.My Great grandmothers family were from Piaggine. The last name was Prinzo

  2. Arthur says:

    I am trying to research family from Piaggine….Alfonso Petraglia his date of birth July 16 1895 who immigrated to South Plainfield N.J. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  3. Sandra says:

    My family is petrone from piaggine if you can help

  4. Kim says:

    My grandmothers name is Benedettina Vairo, my mother said her father was the major of Piaggine Italy, Are my relatives still there? And how can I speak to them if I don’t speak Italian? I would like to visit and find out more about my mothers family. My mother is gone now and no one knows history. Grandmother was concert violinist when she came to America but I don’t know when?
    Can you give me any information, I saw current mayor has last name of Vairo? Thank you for any information. Kimberly in North Carolina.

    • Nicolás says:

      Hi Kim I’m Vairo too.
      Me and my family are making a family tree

      • Tonya says:

        Hi. My Grandfather lived in Piaggine before coming to America. Luigi (Sp?) Vairo, Born 1892. Any connection? I’m not sure if he was born there. his mother was a Patrone I believe.

    • Vera says:

      Hi Kim – there actually was also Aida Vairo who married Vicente Calabria (who by then had already emigrated to Brazil) in Piaggine and took her with him to Corumbá in the state of Mato Grosso In Brazil… My grandfather, was his brother – so they were my uncle and ant

  5. Robert says:

    i know my family is from piaggine.
    grandfather gaetano married josephine sacco

    grandfather 3 brothers 3 sisters

    migrated to NYC 1906

    paisano POLITO,PICCOLO

  6. Diane says:

    my grandfather was angelo raphael diperna came to the United States in late 1800’s. my grandmother was rose sacco. would like to find any family that I have in Piaggine.
    Hope you can help me. thank you.

    • ellen says:

      Hi! My father is 99 and half ! Last name is petraglia , he grew up in queens ny but his ancestors were from piaggine, I would like to make a trip there , did you visit ? How did you find the relatives?

  7. joan morales says:

    I am arriving in Salerno in mid October to research a family that came to America in 1887 from Piaggine. I have found their marriage in 1886 in Piaggine and the birth of their first son, Vincenzo in 1887. Their names are Morena and Petraglia.

    Is it possible to see the church records and civil records in Piaggine when I visit? Could you offer any advise. I have their dates and names as well as their parents names. I have found their marriage certificate in Piaggine and the birth of their son in Piaggine.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you

    Joan Morales

    • julie says:

      I am researching the family of Nicola Morena who immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1920. His wife Angela Scala and daughter Carmella came in 1926.were you able to find any Morena family members still in the town Piaggine.