Genealogy in Polla

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Polla

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 Polla Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Polla 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 Polla:

    CRISTO RE E S. CUORE DI GESU’ – P.zza Cristo Re



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

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

    28 thoughts on “Genealogy in Polla”

    1. We have been trying to locate Francesco Paolo Marino in Polla records and we cannot locate him. Born circa 1855 – we checked several years before and after that year. His father’s name was Giacomo Marino and his mother’s name was Caterina.

      Thank you

    2. Hi,
      Looking for information on Gerardo Curcio who married Vincenza Ragognetti in Polla. They came to NY with 5 children. Any connections ?

    3. My fathers family is from Polla my grandfather was Antonio D’Amico. I know he had a brother Carmine D’Amico. My father visited Polla and found his relatives. Unfortunately my Dad had passed and I am planning a trip to Italy and would like to connect with cousins there! My father was Raffeale D’Amico. He visited Polla in the 1990’s

    4. Hello from the USA. I am researching information on my great grandparents Angelo Zitto and Rosa(Rosina) Medici or Matici. . They were farmers and lived in Polla Salerno Campania.His parents were Giuseppe Zitto and Francesca Romano;her parents were Nicola Medici and Vincenza Romamo..Angelo was born in 1860 and Rosa was born about 1865 or so. I would appreciate any information I can receive as I am an older woman who will never get the chance to come to Italy in person to do research. Grazie, Valerie

    5. Hello, I am looking for any info on Gennaro Cupolo. I am trying to confirm he was from Polla. He was born 1852 and immigrated to Harlem NY in the United States in 1876. He was married to Rosaria Ammenne born 1853 and had a daughter lorita who was 1 year old at the time of their immigration. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

      Vincent Cupolo

    6. busco antecedentes de ascendientes ITALIANOS , familiares de Ida Silvia Berenice Medici nacida en Polla , alrededor del año 1870 , fallecio en Buenos Aires y es mi abuela . Se caso en argentina en 1897 , con Antonio Greco italiano de Pizzo Calabria. Gracias

    7. My name is Mark Bufano, I am trying to research my grandfathers family. His name was Carmine Bufano born 5/10/1874. His parents names were Alfonzo Bufano and Teresa Moccia. A brother Vincenzo and a sister Felicia. My grandfather lived in both Polla and America. I believe he returned to Polla in 1941 and died there. I have heard his records may be in a bibloteca there in Polla. Looking for help. Grazie, Mark Bufano in America

    8. Dear Sir or Madam,

      I am researching the ancestry of a couple from Polla, Salerno. Here are the data I hold about them:

      Vincenzo Medici, married to Maria Giuseppa Curcio, had issue:
      Rosa Medici, born in Polla, Salerno, on 10th September, 1868, married 7th December, 1886 in Polla Nicola Maria Michelangelo Sica, born in Sasso di Castalda, Potenza, 29th September, 1865 (the son of Rocco Sica [1835-1925] and wife, Maria Teresa Dotti [died before 1890]; paternal grandparents Nicola Maria and wife, Caterina Romanzzo).

      Thank you in advance for any info on these people above.

      Best regards,

    9. Trying to locate the 1855 birth record of Francesco Marino- Parents were Giamcomo Marino and Caterina Mazza. Francesco was born in Polla

      1. Ciao Joan: I also am looking for tis exact same information. I am the granddaughter of Francesco Paolo Marino. Where do you live. Please respond to me . Bernie

    10. I am looking for info on the couple Vincenzo Medici x Maria Giuseppa Curcio. They had a daughter’s, Rosa Médici, botn in Polla in 1868 and married in Polla on January, 1886 Nicola Maria Michelangelo Sica, born 1865 in Sasso do Castalda, Potrnza.

      1. Vincenzo parents were Antonio Medici and Giuseppa Perone or perhaps Cerone married 23 Nov 1854, Polla… Maria Giuseppa Curcio was the daughter of Francesco Curcio (son of Vito Curcio) Her mother was Francesca Bufano. Francesco and Francesca were married Jan or perhaps Feb 1815. Maria Giuseppa had several sisters and brothers.
        I have been researching Polla and San Rufo for a few years now. My GG grandparents were Carmine Curcio 1804-1854 and Rosaria Emanuella Bufano 1797-1881 from Polla.. No connection to your Curcio and Bufano as of yet. I’ll keep searching… I only have access to the indexes for 1806 through 1865 with me now, so my info is a bit sketchy.

        1. I visit Polla in 2011 and I found out my italian roots there! My great great great grandparents were Lorenzo Camera (born in 1832) and Carminella Bufano (born in 1839) and she was the daughter of Francesco Paolo Bufano. Common old family names in Polla were Amen, Curcio (originally Curzio…an important family of doctors), D’Amico, D’Amato, Cancro, Manzione, Bracco and Tramontano. The Comune di Polla was very helpful with my research and I will next try the churches and the cemetery. Thre are members of the Manzione family living in Brazil, Argentina, France and the United States.

          1. Hi, great news!!! Do you have any contact of the comune di Polla. I am searching my gran father , who was born between 1865 and 1868 , his name was Mazza Gabriele Arcnagelo . Thanks!

          2. Hi there! I just found ( thanks to a wonderful women ) that my Family is from Polla Salerno. My great-great grandmother Louise Curcio. Her husband Francesco Pistone mother is Anna D’Amico. If we have any relation I would love to hear from you.

        2. Dear PLM,
          I have just read your comment and the info on my ancestors Medici and Curcio. I can’t thank you enough for the names of my great-grandfather’s grandparents, they are all new to me. I had found a certain Francesco Curcio married to a Rosa do Gloria, but the couple did not match in my research.
          I have tried several times tracing this family in Polla from the Familysearch database, but the more I enter Medici, Curcio, Sica and Dotti, the less they show!
          I have two very hards ancestries: this one from Italy and the other from Scotland, whose records are so poor, they yield so little information, that I have to make Criss references, such as reading the records in the Book of Sasines, BUT Familysearch dies not hold the microfilms of the Book of Sasines for Scotland or at least I am not allowed to read them.
          I have my quarters on the Familysearch page.
          I have found a Medici and a Curcio couple who are not mine or perhaps your either but they are related somehow. This Curcio family is only one family in Polla and they ha vc e been there since de 1400s for sure
          I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
          With warmest regards

    11. Hello, and thank you for your helpful site.

      Many migrants in my family came from Polla, having emigrated to the United States between 1880 and 1910. The surnames are Uglia, D’Amato, La Cerra, Coppola, Manzione, Verderosa*, De Flora*, Vetrano*, Ferraro* (not as sure about the * relatives coming from Polla).

      I will be in Salerno at the Archive di stato di Salerno in October, and I have no idea how difficult it will be to do research there, not knowing where to begin! I have only a few days there, as I hope to visit Polla.

      While in Polla, I would like to visit churches and look for family records, and perhaps, church cemeteries so I can look for graves.

      I wrote to the Comune di Polla twice to inquire about churches and cemeteries where I should look, and received no reply both times.

      Any advice about how to begin would be most helpful.

      Also, I will be arriving by train and bus from Salerno, and will be on foot.

      Grazie mille.

      1. Dear Mike,
        I have seen a number of Medici recorded at Ellis Island but what called my attention was that the first names were very familiar to my Medici family from Polla.
        My great-grandfather was Rosa Medici, born Polla 1868, daughter of Vincenzo Medici and Maria Giuseppa Curcio, married at Polla in 1854. Paternal granddaughter of Antonio Medici & wife Giuseppa Perone; maternal granddaughter of Francesco Curcio & wife Francesca Bufano. Francesco Curcio born about 1790-95 was the son of Vito Curcio, born about 1770.

    12. Looking for information on the Medici family? or Rosa Pansia, Carmilla Conero, Margarita Mariani (Great-great Grandparents) Thinking about visiting Polla?

    13. seeking info on Bartolomeo Aromando 3-11-1894-5? Born in Polla
      Also seeking info Carmella Tutina also born Polla born in Polla 1897-9
      Any follow up greatly appreciated

    14. Looking for any information on my Grandfather, Francesco Paolo Marino Born in Polla, Salerno in the 1880’s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Berenice Pepe

    15. Seeking information on my Grandfather Vincenzo La Scala. DOB 06/06/1883. Emmigrated to the United States thru Ellis Island @1911. Town of origin was Polla.

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