Genealogy in San Rufo

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in San Rufo

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 Rufo Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Rufo 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 Rufo:

    S. MARIA MAGGIORE – Via Mazzini

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

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

    19 thoughts on “Genealogy in San Rufo”

    1. We are planning a trip in October 2023. We are interested in finding relatives. Our last name is Marmo. Our grandparents and parents are: Antoinette Marmo, Alexander Marmo, Arthur Marmo and Dominic Marmo.

    2. I am searching for any church or city records of my grandfather’s family in San Rufo. The family name is Rosa. He was named Rufus and his fathers name was Carmine.

      1. Hello Janet my family name is also Perillo. I too would like to know about relatives. I know if only one Perillo left in San Rufo

    3. My Mother Filomena Giuliano was born in San Rufo 1914. My sister and my brother are buried in San Rufo. Trying to find the graves.

    4. My grandmother and her brother lived in San Rufo and moved to America in 1921. Her name was Magdalena Errico and her brother was Filomeno Errico.
      She was born in 1901 and I think he was born in 1899. Their parents were Michael Errico and Maria Zito Errico. Other siblings were Anna Ganielo, Michael Errico, and Theresa Errico. Their grandparents were Michael Zito and Rosina Dodatti Zito.
      Any help is appreciated.

        1. Hi Jan,
          My name is Lynn. My grandfather was Filomeno Errico and his sister Magdalena was my great aunt.
          My father is Filomeno’s son Anthony. My daughter Ashley also tried to reach out to you via this site. I would absolutely love to hear from you!!!!

      1. Jan,
        My grandfather was Filomeno Errico. His son Anthony is my father. Magdalena was my great aunt.
        I would love to hear back from you.

    5. Hello,

      My great-great-grandfather Domenico Accetta and grandmother Rosa Pagano were from San Rufo. I visited there in June. All of the Accettas are gone from the town. There are still Paganos there (and Marmos and Stabiles–also family names). I assume they are distant cousins, More of my family came from nearby Teggiano,

      Any more info on San Rufo would be welcome–for instance, photos or stories of life there in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

      Best wishes,

    6. My great grandparents lived in Italy as well as my grandfather. They lived from what I was told in San Rufo Italy. My Grandfathers name was Orazio Mangieri and can’t remember my great grandparents first name but las name was Mangieri!

      1. Carrie,
        Your grandfather and mine (Umberto) were brothers. Your great grandfather was Francesco G Mangieri and your great grandmother was Maria DeVita. I am the son of Frankwho would be your grandfather’s nephew.

        1. Where do you live us there anyway I can contact you to find out more and to talk. My cousin and I are trying to find out more about our family history.

          I am sorry I am just seeing this now

    7. I am searching for information about my grandparents and great- grandparents who immigrated to the U.S. in 1906-07. His name is Pasquale Greco born abt 1885 (I believe his father’s name was Carmino) and my grandmother, Pasqualina Abatemarco born abt 1888.

      Thanks for your help!


    8. my grandmother nee stella marmo was married in or around 1900 to michelle izzo from aquara….they had a daughter, matilda, and mother and chjld, age 8 came to boston to join with husband..father. stella had a family living in new york, brooklyn i think, but she died young in circa 1940 scanty but all i really have????

      thanks richard

      1. This is Laurie, grand daughter of Stella marmot and Michelle izzo; neice of Matilda. I would like to visit San Rufo this summer. Wondering if there are relatives still in San Rufo? We are from Boston.

    9. Hello Susan,I live in uruguay ,my great grandparents came form San rufo in 1879.I Was researching in the comuna but the first history is in the church. If you need birth certifícate of you great grandparents you should ask for it in the catholic church in your community .I did that process and the church gave me the birth certificates . My family has the italian cityzenship.In 2001 i visited San ruffo and the next february i will go again ,i dont know anyone of my relatives there,probably we came from the same family because in 1875 aprox there was an earthquake and it destroyed the village and all the family emigrated to different parts of the world.

      1. Eduardo,

        Just seeing your reply now. Thank you so much. I didn’t know about the earthquake and I will ask about the birth certificates in church. Hope you had a wonderful trip to San Rufo.

    10. I am searching for information about my great grandparents. Their names are Giovanni Somma and Rose Pascucci. They come from San Rufo. I believe my great grandmother was born around 1868 or so and my great grandfather around 1860. They came to the US in the 1880’s. Can you help?

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