Genealogy in Salerno

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Salerno

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 Salerno Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Salerno 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 Salerno:

    S. PIETRO IN CAMERELLIS – Corso Garibaldi, 224

    S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE E S. BARTOLOMEO – Largo Giovanni Luciani, 1

    S. MARIA DELLA PORTA E S. DOMENICO – Largo San Tommaso d’ Aquino

    S. MICHELE IN RUFOLI – P.zza S. Michele, 11 – Ogliara


    SS. CROCIFISSO – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 1

    MARIA SS. IMMACOLATA – Piazza S. Francesco

    S. AGOSTINO E SS. APOSTOLI – Piazza Sant’ Agostino

    S. CUORE DI GESU’ – Piazza Vittorio Veneto

    S. EUSTACHIO MARTIRE – Via Brignano Inferiore, 41

    GESU’ REDENTORE – Via Carnelutti

    S. DEMETRIO MARTIRE – Via Dalmazia, 6

    S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – Via dei Canali, 10

    S. GIUSEPPE – Via Enrico Bottiglieri, 21

    S. VINCENZO DE’ PAOLI – Via Fatebenefratelli, 6

    MARIA SS. DEL CARMINE E S. GIOVANNI BOSCO – Via Francesco la Francesca

    MARIA SS. DEL ROSARIO DI POMPEI – Via Generale Alfonso la Marmora, 10

    CUORE IMMACOLATO DI MARIA – Via Madonna di Fatima, 1


    S. MARIA REGINA PACIS – Via Nazionale delle Calabrie, 3

    S. MARIA DEI BARBUTI IN FRATTE – Via Nicola Buonservizi, 25

    S. PAOLO APOSTOLO – Via Nicola Petrosino

    S. MARIA E S. NICOLA IN OGLIARA – Via Ogliara, 198 Fr. Ne Ogliara

    S. MARIA A MARE – Via Picenza, 63/B

    GESU’ RISORTO – Via Picenza, 76

    VOLTO SANTO – Via Rocco Cocchia, 12 16



    S. CROCE E S. BARTOLOMEO IN GIOVI – Via S. Croce, 23 – Giovi

    S. LEONARDO – Via S. Leonardo, 239 – San Leonardo


    S. NICOLA IN GIOVI – Via S. Nicola, 148 Fr. Ne Giovi – Giovi

    S. LORENZO MARTIRE – Via Salvatore De Renzi, 26

    S. FELICE E S. MARIA MADRE DELLA CHIESA – Via San Felice in Felline


    S. MARIA AD MARTYRES – Via Sandro Pastorino, 2 1

    S. EUSTACHIO MARTIRE – Via Sant’ Eustachio, 68

    S. MARIA DELLA CONSOLAZIONE – Via Valerio Laspro, 6

    S. CROCE E S. FELICE – Via Vincenzo Padula, 1

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

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

    34 thoughts on “Genealogy in Salerno”

    1. Looking for my grandfather info. Born 1898. January we have 27 but could be a few days earlier in Salerno Alphonse DiDomenico. Or Alfonso DiDomenico. In 1960 he passed in New York. My mom met his brothers in 1981 in Salerno but not sure of the town. It was in Salerno. His brothers spoke badly about him cause he left and came to America Mom was furious.

    2. Hello
      I’ve new to this and am looking to find out more about my great grandfather.
      His name was Gaetano Lucibello from Amalfi. 1879-1936
      He came to the U.K. around 1910 and married my great grandmother Mary Ann Dunn.
      I’d like to visit Amalfi with as much information as possible.
      Thanks. Nick

    3. My Grandparents, Anthony and Amelia Lombardo, moved to Jersey City, N.J. sometime after WWI. I have uncles Anthony and James, aunts: Angelina, Teresa, Josephina and Maria. I’d like to take a short vacation, maybe a month, to re-connect with my ancestors, or their children. My mother, Rose Marie was born here in the U.S.


    4. My Great Grandfather Pasquale Mucciolo was born 28/02/1885 and lived in Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy. I am in search of how far back I can go in my fathers blood line. My grandfathers birth record with his parents information would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, John

    5. I’m looking for information on Gaetano Lillo born in Piagnne Salerno. He was born in 1892.Any help would be appreciated.

    6. I’m looking for the Cortazzo name from Salerno, province. First name Michael. We believe he immigrated to the US in the 1920s.

    7. Looking for Palo and Naddeo Family from Giffoni area Italy. Simone Palo’s (circa 1869) Son Antonio came to the US, and his daughter Angela was going to but never made it on the ship

    8. Looking for the correct the correct spelling of this Italian surname. Josephine married Filippo Ciuffo in Salerno, Campania, Itally. On Josephine’s death certificate it reads:
      Josephine La Iure? Jure? Lure? It looks like a U, R, E, but the single vertical line, looks like an I or a J. there is no cross over it to be a T. I tried googling and no such luck.


    9. Hi how are u i am not sure if you recieved my post so i thouht i would try again. I am looking for my relatives from nocera inferiore. I know they were boyh born and married there
      Vincenzo james coppola born jan 1 1883 and constantina stella born around 1894. I believe they were married march 3 1912, any info would be greatly appreciated.
      Thank you shawn

    10. Hola buenas tardes mi nombre es Ivana y estoy buscando el acta de nacimiento de mi tatara abuelo , se que nació en Italia PALINURO en el mes de julio/AGOSTO DE 1847 ,el se llamaba CAYETANO BAGNATO , SU PADRE ERA PASCUAL BAGNATO Y SU MADRE ERA ROSA ZALAMO. como puedo encontrar su acta O bautismo. Desde ya muchas gracias , SALUDOS Cordiales.

    11. Anna Favaloro

      Hi Sorry i dont know first names and unsure if its the husband or wifes maiden name but they had one child called maria giuseppa or mary josephine cafarella born approx 1882

    12. Hi I am planning a trip to Salerno with my boyfriend and would like to surprise him with some information about his ancestors who came from there. His grandmother came from there and the family name is Tanzola. Any information would be appreciated

    13. Dear Sir/Ma’am,

      My great-grandfather Antonio Amato (Surname AMATO) was born 12 Jun 1884 Salerno, Italy, or about 1886 (documents vary his birth year) was born in Salerno, Italy. Sometime he immigrated to the United States from Reggio di Calabria to New York City, but he eventually returned to Italy in 1908. He died in 1956 in Reggio Calabria. Do you have any records of his birth in Salerno? Do you have any information on who his parents may have been? He was married to Giovanna Pratico (born 1895?) and had at least 9 children, Caterina, Luigi, Natale, Diego, Maria, Palma, Angela, Santo and Giovanna.

    14. I’m trying to find records for my grandfather, Agostino Velleco from Salerno.Born December 26, 1895, died may 1965.I want to find the names of his parents and any siblings.

    15. Hi

      I am trying to find records of my great grandparents:

      Daniel Spiotti (maybe Spiotto or Spiotti) Born: Ascea, Salerno ? DoB Died: Hazelton, PA USA 1908


      Anna Maria Rizzo Born: Ascea, Salerno 1877 Died Hazelton, PA USA 1924

      If anyone knows of them, please let me know.


      Best wishes

    16. I am trying to trace my Father’s family tree and his record of birth in Salerno. He was born in 1923 and called Donato. If you can help please let me know. Thankyou.

    17. I am looking for my great grandfather from Salerno born around 1889. Do you know which church was active during that time and which one might have records from the 19th century?

    18. I am trying to find out more information on my family. My great-great grandfather is Alfredo Lorenzo Terralavoro. I have his ship records to Ellis Island but cannot find anything before that. Anything you can find would be great.

      Thank you.

    19. Hi My name is Lucas and im from Argentina. My grandfather was Antonio Salamone in here in Argentina changes his name for Salomone. He borns in Salerno and come to Argentina in 1952. Her brother Nicolanghelo Salamone was in Argentina since 1920-1930. I Hope i cant find some information. Thank you!

    20. My father’s family is from the Provence of Salerno. My Grandfather’s name was Luigi Pezzuto. He came to America through Ellis Island in 1910. His wife’s name was Pinto, I think Rosa. His second wife whom he brought from Provincia de Saleno was Rosa Caruso. I am hoping to go to Italy within the next few years and would like to visit the area in which they lived. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

    21. I have hit a brick wall in my ancestry research. My husband’s grandmother was born in Italy, (we think it was in Positano or Salerno) about 1900. She was about 10 when she immigrated to the United States, to New York. I have found her name on a birth certificate as a new mother of my husband’s father, and as a resident of Richmond NY 24 years old, having been in the country for 14 years.
      Her name in each case was Lena Mariani.
      I can find nothing about her life before or after those dates, immigration info, her parents’ names, where exactly she came from. Or where she was after the divorce, although we are fairly sure she married a Ruggiero or Ruggierio and lived in New York for the rest of her life.
      If you can direct me to a source where her name as a 10 year old child may be on a ship’s register about 1910, that would be so helpful, and a great start. Thank you for anything you can do. RC

    22. Is it possible to obtain the photopcopy of the birth-certificate of my great-grand-mother SELVAGGI Filomena, born in Eboli (Campania) in the years 1868/1869.She was the daughter of Antonio Selvaggi and Chiara Savino?

    23. I am writing for a cousin of mine who is trying to research and find information about her grandparents. This is what she knows:
      They lived in and possibly born in Salerno, Italy in the Province of Conolonga. Her grandfather was Giovanni Pezzuto (Pizzuto, Pezzato)
      Maria Grazia Stephano (grandmother) born in Salerno around 1860?????
      They had the following children: Pasquale born 12-25-1900 in Salerno
      Carmen born 1898, Marie Antonio born 12-3-1907 in USA, Florence and Frank both born in USA

      We would appreciate any help that you can give us as we are planning a trip to Italy for the first place f the year.

    24. I am researching my great grandmother’s family. Her name is Maria De Rosa born about August 19 1890 Salerno died March 7 1972 (She immigrated to New York) and married Luigi De Miao. Her parents were Luigi Di Rosa and Emilia D’Aquila both from Salerno. I am trying to find more information on Luigi Di Rosa and Emilia to continue the family tree. Thank you!


    25. Looking for grandfather’s vital and military records:
      Francesco Giordano born 1871 to Giovanni Giordano and Carolina Caputo – he emigrated to U.S.A. around 1894 +/- 3 years,

      Thank you for your help relative to this request.

    26. I am looking for my Great Grandfather : Charles and Terefino Damato From: Salerno Italy
      could you help me?
      I also have this if it will help:
      Castel S. Sorenzo Salerino.
      Thank you for your help
      Chuck Damato

    27. My Grandfather, Andrew DelCora, immigrated to New York from Salerno
      back around 1900. As was common during that time, we believe the last initialof the surname was changed from either an o or an e to the letter
      a during the immigration paperwork. I would like to know what the last name

      is. Either DelCoro, DelCore, or DelCora. Would love some help!

    28. I am helping a friend find the origin of his family named “Vergato.” The Vergato name is very rare and most “Vergato’s who emigrated to American at the turn of the 19th century came from Salerno. The three communes that most came from were Battipaglia, San Valentino Torio and Settingiano. All indications say that he is from the Province of Salerno. The grandfather’s name was Generoso Vergato. He was about 12 years old when he emigrated to American around 1885. Generoso’s first born son (in America) was named Rocco probably. He probably named Rocco after his father who remained in Italy. The name Teresa is also a given name to his American born daughter. Possibly Teresa was the name of his mother. Any help would be appreciated.

    29. My Grandfather John Celesto was from Salerno but I can find no record of Celesto anywhere.
      How can I determine if the name was altered when he came to America?

      I will be inItaly in September and would like to find ancestors in the Naples area.

    30. Dominic Appleton

      We will be in Naples soon and want to visit you, so what is your street address please?

      Thank you!

      Dominic Appleton

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