Genealogy in Pisciotta

If you search your ancestors in Pisciotta, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Pisciotta registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Pisciotta in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Pisciotta to know more.

Before to start your genealogy research in Pisciotta, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Pisciotta too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Pisciotta from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Pisciotta. As more your surname is common in Pisciotta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Pisciotta archives 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 archives in Salerno province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email). Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

S. CATERINA – 84066 CAPRIOLI SA

S. MARIA DI PORTOSALVO – 84066 MARINA DI PISCIOTTA SA

S. AGNELLO ABATE – Via Parrocchia

If you have the opportunity to visit Pisciotta and Salerno province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.


In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Pisciotta just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to pisciotta@italianside.com our expert in Pisciotta area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

6 Comments

  1. Michele says:

    I am planning to travel to Italy and visit Pisciotta while there, as it is the hometown of my grandmother, Alesandrina Dalesandro Casagrandi. I know that she was born in 1880, but know nothing more. With the town as small as it is, I am hopeful to be able to trace her roots & learn anything that I might. Your help or direction is greatly appreciated.

  2. Claudia Fedele says:

    Ciao!
    Mi chiamo Claudia, vivo in Uruguay.
    Marzo prossimo saró a Pisciotta, per visitare il paese del mio bisnonno.
    Voglio anche cercare informazioni di lui.
    Si chiamava Aniello Fedele. E nato circa 1875 a Pisciotta. Aveva un fratello, Antonio (nato circa 1870) Il loro padre si chiamava Giuseppe Fedele, nato circa 1830.
    Qualsiasi info potete darmi sarà utile. Dove posso andare, dove posso cercare, ecc.
    Mi scuso per il mio italiano, sto imparando adesso.
    Grazie in anticipo.
    Claudia.

  3. Rosemary Dalesandro says:

    My grandmother was born in Pisciotta in 1882, her name was Anna Marie Dianese. I believe her father’s name was Gaetano. I was able to find her name listed in the Pisciotta Stati Civile, Indice Decennale, Attitude di Nassita; however, I was not able to find her name in the Registro which would have had all the birth information. Please assist if you are able.
    Thanks in advance,
    Rosemary

    • Maxime says:

      Hi Rosemary, I have your family in my tree! Let me know if you are still seeking information 😉 Have a nice day

  4. D'AMATO says:

    ESTOY HACIENDO EL ARBOL GENEALÓGICO POR FAMILYSERCH , MI ABUELO JUAN LLEGÓ A ARGENTINA A LOS 17 AÑOS QUEDARON SUS PADRES Y CUATRO HERMANOS MÁS. SU MADRE ERA
    CAPUCCIO, JOSEFINA. 1860
    MUCHAS GRACIAS

  5. Barry says:

    My family originated in Pisciotta and emigrated to the US in the early 1900′s. My grandfather Guiseppie D’Andreano was born there in September, 1896 to Luigi and Rosina D’Andreano. Any information you may have of them or the family name would be appreciated. They also had two other sons Pietro and Francesco alsso born in Pisciotta. Do you know of any D’Andreano family that still live there?

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