Genealogy in San Gregorio Magno

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in San Gregorio Magno

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 San Gregorio Magno Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 San Gregorio Magno 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 San Gregorio Magno:

    S. GREGORIO MAGNO – P.zza Chiesa

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit San Gregorio Magno, 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 San Gregorio Magno 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 San Gregorio Magno too.

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

    53 thoughts on “Genealogy in San Gregorio Magno”

    1. I’m looking for information on my grandfather Francesco Goffredo. He was born 1887 in San Gregorio Mango and came to the US in 1904 on the SS Marco Minghetti. He and my grandmother Maria (Delli Santi) lived in Newark before moving to Hillside NJ. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    2. Hello there,

      I am searching for my great-great grandparents Rosa Via and Guiseppi Piegari who lived in San Gregorio Magno with their children Giovanni (October 20, 1866), Guiseppi (1875), Christina (1877), and Emilia (1898). My great-grandfather Giovanni came to America in May 1888 on the SS Caledonia. I was told he ran a tax office before coming to America. I am searching for ANY information you can dig up on this clan. I appreciate your help immensely and thank you in advance.

    3. I am looking for information about my paternal grandfather, Carmine Alfano, who was born in 1890, I believe, in San Gregorio. He had a brother Nicola (Nick), and I think many other siblings although I don’t know their names. Carmine would have come to the US in 1914 to join his brother Nicola who came in 1912. Carmine married Victoria Uzzolino in New Jersey and they had 3 children : My father, George, and 2 daughters, Grace and Marian. I will try to provide more info as I gather it.

    4. I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather, Michele Angelo Alfano, prior to his immigration NY, as well as information his parents and possible other full siblings and half siblings. Michele was born either 5 Jun 1890 or 1893 in San Gregorio Magno. Michele or Michael as he went by in the US, had listed his parents as Anna Maria Tisi and Nicola Alfano. Michele arrived in New York 9 Jul 1903 on the SS Calabria with a woman whom he lists has his step mother, Agata Saporito. There is no evidence of either biological parent immigrating to the US. Michele and Agata went to stay with Michele’s older half brother Francesco Alfano (born approx Jan 1873 to Maria Stuito) and his wife Teresina Menza. Michele is also known to have one sister, Theresa Alfano, born 13 Feb 1887 and arrived in NY 2 Nov 1901 on the SS Scotia. Theresa married Giacomo Piegari. I am looking for more information on Michele, his parents and possibly other siblings and relatives.

    5. I’m looking for any information on my grandmother (fathers mother) Catarina Marino parents. She was born in San Gregorio, Magno, Abruzzo in 1900 and immigrated to America in early 1912 on board the Madonna. She lived in Newark, NJ then settled in Hillside, by then she married to my grandfather Antonio di Berto.

      Any information on my great grand parents would be helpful. I’m doing my family history and I’m at a dead end with the Marino lineage. I have a copy of her birth certificate, but the ink has faded to the point its hard to read. Thank you.

      1. I found a birth record dated 3 September that indicates a Caterina Marino born in 1900. That record shows a Pietro Marino as the father and Carmina Duca as the mother.

        That doesn’t mean that this Caterina is your Caterina. I have searched records and discovered 20 or people in multiple records with the exact same name. That is because of a naming convention used where first, the mother always keeps her maiden name and never takes on her husband’s surname. Next the first male child born is always named after the paternal grandfather, the second male always named after the maternal grandfather. The first born female named after the paternal grandmother and the second female born takes the name of the maternal grandmother. Subsequent children are named after aunts and uncles.

    6. My grandma and grandfather both came from San Gregorio in early 1900. Their names were Concordia Paglia and Anna Morriello. Looking for any information

      1. Many people in SGM had those same names. When were they born? It is important. I have read 1000s of records to find those same names. You won’t find what you’re looking for without some additional info.

    7. I am looking for relatives of my grandfather Giacomo Menza. He came to America when he was 17 years old. I am looking to find information about his siblings and his mother. He was born on July 4 1896 in San Gregorio Magno and went back to Italy in later years and died 11/13/1973. His mothers maiden name is Lucia Dante and his father’s name is Giovanni Menza. We know he had brothers Giuseppe and one named Angelo. I am on ancestry and we are trying to connect the dots to my grandfathers side. We have found first and second cousins to my Mom but are unable to find the connection since all the names on this persons family tree are not familiar to us. Any help would be much appreciated.

      1. The birth record I read for that date indicates all that you say, however the father’s name is displayed as Gennaro, and not Giovanni. The mother is shown as Lucia Dente. The child’s name is Giacomo. The record date is 5 July 1896, the child born on the 4th. The same parents did have a son name Giuseppe, born 19 Jul 1894, entry 92. I did not find a record for Angelo.

        . I am translating that entire village’s vital records, (birth, death, marriage). I’ve completed the Napoleon era. I’ve done 1822-1831, so far.

        Hope this helps.

        1. Thank you so much!! I have written letters to town hall and the churches in San Gregorio Magno but never recieved a response.

        2. Is there any way to find out if my great grandfather Gennero Menza had any siblings . We have a connection to
          Sophia Morandi who was born on November 27 1887.
          Her father was Giovanni Morandi and we believe her mother who would be our relative died giving birth . It is a mystery we are trying hard to solve. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    8. Seeking information: Maria Agate D’Amato possibly married abt 1880-84 to Donato Petrocelli, at least two sons born in Italy Rock (Pietrocelli or Rocco) born about 1884 , and Joe (Guiseppe) born about 1885-87. Left for USA about 1888.

    9. My great grandfathers were brothers Giovanni and Pietro Simoniello. I am searching for my great great grandfather who we believe was the mayor of San Gregorio Magno. Any help would be appreciated.

      1. Are you still looking for the Simoniello? My grandfather Angelo was another of the brothers.nnthe family is still quite prominent in the town. Other family names include Robertazzi, Policastro…. I visited in 2007.

    10. Looking for ancestry family for Volturo. Recently received DNA link to myself from a descendent of Francisco Volturo who was from this area. Francisco came to America at age 21 via Buenos Aires, Argentina.
      My grandfather was Angelo Volturo who migrated to America in the 1880’s in his 30’s. Origin unknown.

    11. My great-grandfather (Giuseppe Pallitto, I believe) came from San Gregorio Magno to Newark in the late 1800s. I went to the Archivio Municipio in San Gregorio Magno years ago and found some family records. I will get back to you with further details. But the name Pallitto (also spelled Pallitta in the carabinieri’s archives) isn’t listed among your common names. I stayed with the DelDuca family briefly and then with the English-speaking Uzzolinos in 1988 while trying to research my father’s family. Anything you can tell me about the Pallitto family would be appreciated. I know that one branch of the family went to Argentina and that my great-grandfather went to Newark, NJ, in the U.S. Thank you, Elizabeth Pallitto

      1. My Grandfather, Vicenzo Pallitta, was born in San Gregorio Magno in May1873. Son to Catarina Cuzzolino and Giovan Gregorio.
        Had 2 Siblings, Maria Giuseppa born in 1871 and Giovan Gregorio born in1875.
        My Grandfather, Vicenzo, Came to the United States in 1887 and Settled in Arkansas.

      2. My name is Michelle. My fathers is Peter Samual . My grand fathers name was Vito Pallitto. Is Vito a son of Giuseppe?

    12. My grandpop came to America in1901 from SanGregio Magno Francesco Schiaffo married Anntette Renzi from Monterduni ITaly Im not sure if her arrival here in the USA I have family i never meet on my moms & dads side Im from South Philly Phila and where my family resides.

    13. Hi. I will be visiting SAN Gregorio Magno in May to find my family and research the history and would be grateful for any information. My grandmother was Paolona Pagnotta, born 1892, and I believe she had a farm there, my grandfather was Peter Tanzola. They came to Toronto and my mother, Antoinette was born here.

      1. Lorenzo Delli Santi maybe the brother of my grandfather Pasquale Delli Santi who also arrived in the US in 1901residing in Newark, New Jersey. I believe it was 3 or 4 brothers from Salerno including my grandfather Pasquale. I have not had time to do the research but I am hoping in the next two years I will uncover much. I will let you know if we are related or find information for your family.

        Maria V. Delli Santi

        1. my grandfather was pasquale delli santi from san gregorio settled in newark nj-my grandmother was concetta{nee freda} they had 15 children-12 boys 3 girls.My father was nicholas second oldest.they resided at 225 oliver st Down neck newark.My grandfather had italian/american grocery store at that oliver st location.My grandfather had three brothers Frank.angelo and lawrence.whom he brought to usa as he was first one here.They all resided in Down Neck newark.There was another delli santi family located in Dowm Neck the woman has 22 children and not related to my family.I am fred delli santi from east newark nj now residing in lower delaware.

          1. Hi Fred, I doubt very much you know me but I’m you 2nd cousin Kimberly. Your father Nicholas had a younger brother Louis who lived at 225 Oliver with his wife LaVerne. Concetta lived upstairs and my family lived next door at 227 Oliver. My mother, also named LaVerne, was one if their 2 children. I came to this site trying to find information about our family. I just found Pasquale’s immigration information that led me here. We didn’t even know he had brothers. If I can help with any information please let me know.

          2. Fred, My father spoke of our Grandfather’s sisters that migrated to South America, did Uncle Nick (your Dad) ever talk about them?
            Cousin Ernie

            1. sorry for the delay ernie.Best that I can recall yes my father spoke of a sister that migrated to Argentina(did not know of two sisters)I believe her name was Angelina and that she was a twin.If that is correct my guess is that she is the twin of Uncle Angelo.

          3. Your grandparents are my great grandparents. My grandpa was the youngest son of Concetta and Pasquale, his name was Alfredo but went by Fritz.

        2. My grandfather was a DelliSanti from San Gregorio. His first name was Gregorio. Lived in Hillside after living in Newark. Email if you are still looking.

    14. Hi,
      My grandfather came from San Gregorio in 1901. He settled in Newark, NJ
      His name was Lorenzo DelliSanti. I am looking for information regarding his parents, Dominic DelliSanti and Teresa Coppola DelliSanti. I believe they were borm in 1860’s. Any info you could provide would be great!

      1. HI Jodi, I think we might be connected. My name is Frank DeSanto. I was born in Hillside and my grandparents lived on Adams St in Newark.

    15. Looking for my great grandfather (maternal)
      Franco or Francesco Policastro and his wife, Rose or Rosa (I would like to know her maiden name!)
      They married in Italy and came to USA in the 1890s
      I believe she was considerably younger than he
      thanks you for any help you can give

    16. My Grandfather Vito Racanello &two brothers came from San Gregorio Magno 1909 to nyc . MY daughter Anna always wondered about our genealogy because we look very exotic.I did a DNA test &it came back 49percent Ashkenazi Jew? No Italy!!! My grandmother was from the next town . Anyway there both dead ,And I know they would have no idea about this,So I looked in to the town, Pope Gregory in 550 AD made it by law that jews would be protected.Maybe people moved to the town that bear’s his name to feel like they would be more protected .needless to say this has been the butt of a lot of jokes,we’ll see were this takes us?

    17. Ciao!

      I am looking for my three times great grandfather and grandmother. I know their sons name was Gregorio Donzuso. Grandfathers last name would be Donzuso and grandmothers last name might be Rosaria.



      1. My grandfather Joseph Fresolone was the son of guisippe Fresolone.I have a copy of the brothers coming to great grandfather guisippe lived in Hell’s Kitchen in ny city and then moved to Newark nj. He became quite wealthy and owned much property in Newark. My grandfather Joseph was one of several children. I know of his sister Lucy,brother Veto maybe a john and others that I do not know their names.

        1. My grandfather Joseph Fresolone was the son of guisippe Fresolone.Ihave copies of the ship he and his brother came on They lived in Hell’s Kitchen in New York and they moved to Newark nj.he became quite wealthy and owned much property in Newark.My grandfather Joseph was one of several boys I only have two names of the boys. Veto and john and a daughter Lucy.

    18. My great grandfather came to America his name was Guiseppi Fresolone.he came with his brother and settled in New York and New Jersey.i was told that he came from San Gregorio magna.

      1. Do you happen to know his year of birth & his spouses name? my great grand was Luigi Fresolone from San Gregorio Magno also & had a brother Giuseppe. The family also settled in New Jersey & New York, as well as Philadelphia.

        1. Curious to know if the last name changed from Fresolone to something else (Frizalone) when they came to America. Do you know?

          1. Same questions – could the last name have been changed to Frizalone? I know 2 brothers came from Italy, Gregorio and ?. One settled in NY and the other in NJ.

            1. sorry, just getting back on this site. Yes, Frizzalone, Frizalone, Frasolone and Frisolone (as well as some others) are all variations of the actual Fresolone name. I had my DNA done, and many of my relatives on my Fresolone side had these variations.

        2. My grandfather was Pasquale Fresolone came from San Gregorio to New Jersey. Wonder if they were related. No name change to Frizalone

      2. I have just found out that Guiseppi Fresolone was married to Cristina.His children were Joseph,my grandfather,William,who died in 1912,Vito,Lucy,Nicola,and Nellie.I hope this helps.

    19. I’m looking to obtain information of my grandfather, Vito Iuzzolino (born 1914) and my great grandfather, Nicola Iuzzolino.

      I am also interested in obtaining their military records from World War 1 and 2.

    20. I am taking a trip to Italy in mid-August and would like to come to San Gregorio Magno, Italy to try to find any relatives. I live in the United States and my Grandmother immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in the U.S. in early 1900’s. Her name was Maria Piegari and her mothers name was Catherine Piegari. any information would be greatly appreciated. It would b great to meet any existing family members and learn more about my Intalian roots.

    21. Looking for my cousin Archangel and his relatives. Will visit July 5-6 this year2015
      Hope to meet our relatives again
      Also the D’Acunto family in Buccino

    22. I am trying to locate my great grandfathers informaion.

      His name was Pietro Galliano

      I have his naturalizaion papers stating he was born on August 19, 1887 in San Gregorio Italy.

      I have all his records from the USA but cannot find anything from Italy.

      His death record stated his father was Onofrio and his mother was Angela no maiden name.

      I would love to find anything at all.

      If you need more information please contact me.


    23. Ciao. I am looking for the following names in
      San Gregorio Magno. MARINO and ROBERTOZZI,

      My paternal grand mom was a Marino
      My paternal Grandpa was a Robertozzi. Any information
      Would be helpful. I’m going to San Gregorio

      1. I have cousins from Hillside NJ, with the last name of Robertozzi. I was told by my father that the name was corrupted from Raspatase when they entered the US. One of the witnesses on my great grand parents marriage certificate was a Raspatase. When I asked him who that was he said that’s how Robertozzi was spelled. They were from S.G.M.

        1. My family is from Newark/Hillside, New Jersey. My father’s family is from San Gregorio. My father said our name was changed when they came to the states. I thought they said it used to be Lubertozzi but maybe not. I may be very wrong. I need to do more research but any leads? Vito was my grandfathers first name….Vito Robertozzi.

          1. The Robertozzi family on my father’s side came from hillside nj. The youngest brother was Chris Robertozzi, he was a little older than my father who is 89 years old. Chris had 3 children: Chris Jr who I think is a chiropractor in NJ, Perry, and Gloria. They lived in Livingston. There is a sonny robertozzi that is down in bayville area(nj), he’s in the scrap metal business.the other brothers were Dick,”Bo”, “Hockey”,

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