Genealogy in Roccadaspide

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Roccadaspide

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 Roccadaspide Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Roccadaspide 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 Roccadaspide:



    S. GIUSEPPE – Via Casa Parrocchiale

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

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

    6 thoughts on “Genealogy in Roccadaspide”

    1. Hello. Thanks so much for your work and this website! 1) I am looking for my grandfather’s birth records and information about his family. My grandfather Giuseppe Rico, son of Carmela Faiella (born ~1864) and Vincenzo Ricco (born ~1860) (who was a shoemaker according to the 1905 New York census. Giuseppe was born late in 1889 or early 1890. His mother Carmela Faiella-Ricco was 29 when she immigrated February 1893 with Giuseppe and his 2 year old sister Maria. 2.) I also believe my great grandfather Leopold Alberico Frangione (Francione) and his brother Raffale (born aprox. 1878), & brother Emmanuel (~DOB 1887) were from Roccadaspide. Thank you so much … what suggestions do you have for me? -Diana Moon (Ricco-Faiella-Frangione)

      1. Hi – Any link to a Giovanni Battista Faiella, b.1820 in Roccadaspide? He had 3 sons that I know of: Giuseppantonio b.1852, Francesco b.1854, and Pasquale. – Bruce A. Gustin III

        1. Hello Bruce, Well years later I am replying to your question; I ‘think’ my great grandmother Carmela Faiella parents were – Pasquale born about 1822 and Annamaria Pepe b, 1825 so probably a relation – Maybe your Pasquale was a brother to Giovanni or a cousin… Hope you are having luck finding your ancestors! – Diana

    2. My great grandfather, Carmine Russo, and great grandmother, Maria Mazzaro came from Roccadaspide to the US in 1908; family stories are that the Russo’s and Mazzaro’s had adjoining farms there. Carmine was born Aug 1889, Maria in 1892. While I have found some earlier relatives of Maria, I have found nothing on Carmine although I do know that he had an older brother named Rosario. Any help on finding Carmine’s parents or other relatives would be appreciated. Grazi!

    3. My grandfather Francesco Antico came from Roccadaspedie to the USA around 1908 with his brother Guiseppe. I believe my grandmothers parents may have been from Roccadaspedie too, their names were Guiseppe and Gustorda DiVita or DeVita (not sure of the spelling). I’m wondering long Anticos have lived in Roccadaspedie.
      Thank you so much for any information!

    4. Looking for D’Alseno (grandparents)Family tree Angelo, Rosina,Madellaine I visited there and met some cousins Fariello family, can not find out about gr8 great grandparents

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