Genealogy in Sarno

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Sarno

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 Sarno Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Sarno 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 Sarno:


    S. SEBASTIANO M. – Corso Umberto I


    S. FRANCESCO DI ASSISI – P.zza IV Novembre

    MARIA SS. DELLE TRE CORONE – P.zza Michelangelo Capua

    S. ALFREDO – Sp Amendola

    S. TEODORO M. – Via Abignente

    S. MARIA DELLA FOCE – Via Foce

    S. ALFONSO DE’ LIGUORI – Via Lanzara

    S. MATTEO APOSTOLO – Via Terravecchia

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

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

    65 thoughts on “Genealogy in Sarno”

    1. I believe my grandmother, Clorinda Annunziata was born in Salerno before traveling to the US in 1913. She was born in 1898. We are here in Italy and would love to find some family members

    2. I’m looking for the children, grandchildren, and other family of Alfonso and Luisa (Annunziata) Vitolo of Sarno. They had 8 children:
      Reziero* Gaetana*
      Peter Lucia
      Orlando Olga

      *Emmigrated to the US

    3. I am researching my family whom I know are from Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy. My paternal grandparents are Guiseppi Montouri and Antonia DeVivo. My grandfather was Michele Montouri (or Montoro: name changed in American to Michael Mondoro) born 1885, godmother Vincenza Bocco. Priest, Ferdinando Sibilis My maternal grandparents are Domenico Cerrato and Carmela Orza. My grandmother Marie Anna Cerrato was born 1895 but my mother always believed that she was older than she said that she was. Godmother Virginia Tovine. Carmine Squitieri. Both born in same parish of St. Matteo Apostolo.

    4. I’ve traced my family back to Vincenz Rosbertoz(changed to Roberto when arriving to America). I know he left Italy in 1904 on the Nuestra ship. I’m guessing he was born 1870s. I’m curious if there is any info on my family?

    5. I am trying to trace my family from Sarno/Salerno for dual citizenship. My great grandfather Amiello Amato born September 19,1864 and my grandad mother Filomena D’Angelo born March 17, 1908 in Sarno.

    6. Hi I am trying to locate my fmaily . My great grandfather Amiello Amato and grandmother DeAngelo family were from Sarno/Salerno area

    7. My great grandfather , Ignazio Merola , came to NY December 19, 1908 from Naples. He was from Sarno. Would love to find out any info . Wouldn’t even know where to start looking . My father just passed away and we never got to really research together.

    8. I am trying to find information on my ancestors who I believe are from Sarno, Italy. My grandfather’s name was Dominic (Dominick) Milone, born in 1898.
      He married Elisa Coppola. They immigrated to the US and resided in Rockville Centre, NY. Thank you for your time.

    9. I have done research into the male line of my family (Sirica) going back 12 generations to Giuseppe Sirica born in Sarno about 1560. I am wondering if anyone knows if there is any relation to the family that owned the House of Sirici found in the scavi of Pompeii. The River Sarno flow into Pompeii when it was a port town.

      1. My father’s parents, both Sirica’s Are from Sarno. I recently visited Sarno but arrived too late to browse the through the records.
        My situation is unique as my grandmother married her first cousin. Her dad’s name was Salvatore Sirica 9/16/1866 and his brother, Vincenzo Sirica was my grandfathers father. Their dad was Francesco Sirica 1/25/1829. His father was Raffaele Sirica DOB unknown. When I visited Pompei I was looking for la casa Sirico. I recently read an article by father Robert Sirico and I am curious as well.

        1. Fr. Robert Sirico

          I am Fr. Robert Sirico and my grandfather was Salvatore Sirica (the o and the a change from generation to generation; it seems it was not standardized), but he was born Jan. 3, 1887, so I believe they are different people.

          1. Thank you so much for your input Father. I just learned this was a sister. Her name was Lucia. She married a Bernardo. Still tracking down some leads. Hope you are well and staying safe in these crazy times.

    10. My mother, Filomena Anna Collaro, was born in Sarno, Italy, on June 24, 1909, the daughter of Sebastiano Collaro, and Anna (Zita?) Collaro. I would like to obtain an official record of her birth. How do I do this?

    11. I am trying to find the names of my great grandparents: Grandparents were: Silvio Salerno (b. 1884) married Maria Annuziato (b. 1888). It appears both were from Sarno, Italy. Not sure whether they married in Italy or in New York. Grandfather emigrated to NY in 1909..not sure when Grandmother did. Also if they had any siblings. Thank you for your time.

      1. Hi Marilyn I am Silvio Salerno Jr. daughter, Gail. I am traveling to Sarno today. For your records grandpa Salerno traveled from Naples on the Trave which left 2/18/1901 and arrived in the Us on March 31st. I don’t know how much I can find out today since it is Saturday and we are leaving tomorrow. If I do, I will let you know.

    12. I am trying to find family history of My 2x great grandparents. Carmino Raimo and Vincenza Lucia Annunziata who were married and lived in Sarno, before coming to the United States in the early 1900’s (1900-1904), first living in New York and then settling into Jersey City, NJ. They arrived with their two children, Angelo and Cristina Raimo, and eventually had two more children. Vincenza died in the flu epidemic of 1918 and Carmino died a few years later. I am also interested in the names Catalano and Munziato. Thank you.

    13. Hello. I’m looking for information on the Corrado’s in Sarno.
      My grandfather was Gaetano Corrado, his parents were Ferdinando and Voncetta Balestrino. Great grandparents were Girolamo and Laura Russo. I’m also looking into a possible relative Enrico Corrado, married to Maddalena Esposito. Any help would be much appreciated.

    14. I am looking for information on Antonio Robustelli and Speranza Gaudiello. I am interested in their marriage dates and dates of birth.

    15. I am looking for information about the Robustelli Family. Specifically Gennaro (or Genardo) Robustelli and his wife Ceclia. They had at least 4 boys that immigrated to the US around 1904. I was wondering if there were more children? and if there is anyone left in Sarno that is related to them. Trying to flesh out my family tree.

    16. I am searching for my gg-grandfather, Antonio Crescenzi, born January 1854, father Ferdinand? mother Francesca. Possibly married to Crustata Cunini? Had a daughter Francesca born in 1879.

    17. Looking for information on GGfather, Francesco Polichetti born 1877 in Sarno. Mother Carmina Giordano, Father Carlo Polichetti.

    18. I am a descendant of a long line of Nunzio Squillante’s from Sarno Italy ( Actual spelling coming into Ellis island Squillanti).
      Looking to speak to relatives and also obtain a birth certificate for my Great Grandfather.

    19. Hello, I’m trying to find more information on ancestors from Italy. My great grandparents were Luci (Dorgetta) Albero and Gabriel Albero. Both were probably born in the late 1800s and immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. . Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!

    20. I am trying to find information on my great-grandparents who came from Sarno. My great-grandfather was Luigi Defilippo, born about 1858. His first wife, my great-grandmother, passed away in Italy, and he remarried, to Lucrezia Farina. I would like to find who the first wife was, and what happened to her. I don’t even know her name. She must have died young, and is possibly buried in Sarno.

    21. Looking for information regarding my grandfather born in Sarno around 1890-his name is either Emilio or Eusebio Mincio-mother was Marie Mincio, father Antonio Defilippo. I am planning a trip next year as part of my 50th wedding anniversay celebration-going to Veleggio sul Mincio–is there a family connection with my last name to that area?

    22. I am looking for birth and death dates, basically any information of Alfonso Laudisio (Landisio) and his wife Coletta. I believe her maiden name destefano. They had a son Giovanni in 1875. Giovanni passed away in NY 1911. I don’t know of any other children.

    23. Researching my maternal grandmother and grandfather’s families that I know come from Sarno. I want to get all the possible records that I can.

      How can I best do this?

      Thank You



    24. I am looking for information on ancestors from Sarno, Italy. My great grandfather was Vincenzo Annunziata born 15 Nov 1848. His wife was Giulietta “Julia” Campanile born 6 December 1865. They emigrated to the US in 1885.

      1. Hello Vicki. I am not sure if you will get this message as your post is from 2016. I am also researching Annunziatas from Sarno. Vincenza Lucia Annunziata. Contact me if you would like to compare notes.

        1. Hi, Kathy.

          My grandmother was Luisa Annunziata and she married Alfonso Vitolo. They had 8 children: Reziero Gaetana, Peter, Lucia, Orlando, Olga, Carlo, Benito.

          I would like track down other Annumziata family members on her tree. Maybe we’re related. 😉

      1. My great grandmother was Lucia Manfredonia of Sarno. All I know is she was born around 1850 and was living in sarno in 1910 becuz my grandfather listed her as nearest relative on Ellis Island ship manifest. Any connection? Thanks.

        1. Hi Patricia,

          I have Manfredonia ancestors from Sarno, too. I’d be happy to trade information and see what we can find out! I don’t have ancestor first names on hand right now, but can look that up later if you’re interested.


        2. Hello! My 4rth great grandmother was also Lucia Manfredonia. Wondering if it was the same one. Did she have a child named Vincenza Annunziata?

          1. Benjamin,
            My 2x great grandmother was Vincenza Lucia Annunziata from Sarno, Salerno Italy. Please let me know if you would like to compare notes to see if this is the same person you are referring to. I do not think her mother’s name was Lucia Manfedonia thought. My Annunziata married Carmino Raimo and lived in Sarno to the early 1900’s. They had two children and immigrated to the United States, first living in NYC then Jersey City, NJ. Carmino and Vincenza had two more children. Vincenza died in the 1918 flu epidemic.

          2. Hi Benjamin, My GGgrandmother was Lucia Manfredonia born in 1849 and married to Antonio Annunziata. They did have a daughter named Vincenza Annunziata who was born in 1870 and married Andrea Crescenzo and immigrated to the US. My grandfather Enrico Annunziata was Vincenza’s brother. They all lived in Sarno.The Annunziatas were Bottaio or barrel makers.

      2. Me too! I’m trying to work backwards from Domenico Mancuso marrying Gaetana Manfredonia (born 1798) and her parents are Pascale Manfredonia and Palma Esposito (can’t find DOBs or further back than that).

    25. My grandfather was Andrea Sedia, born january 25 1898. His parents name on passport – Antonio and Rachele Cioffi? Any insight?
      Mille gracie.

    26. I am researching my family, Annunziato. My Great-grandfather Ferdinando was born 1878, he married Rosa Mancuso, he had a brother Emilio, I believe, other brothers too, his father was Nicholas Annunziato. Thank you for any information!

      1. My ancestors are Mancusos from Sarno. The closest known relative I can trace from Sarno is Paulo Mancuso, born in 1893. His parents were Gennaro and Anna (maiden name Devivo) Mancuso. Genneral and Anna had two other sons, Giovanni (John) and Eugenio (Eugene). He married Rafaela DiNardo (also from Sarno).

        1. I don’t know if you will get this message, it’s been a long time since this post.
          My grandmother was a Mancuso from Sarno. My grandfathers mothers maiden name was DeVivo. I’m thinking this is the same family. Contact me if you’d like to further discuss

          1. Hi Rosemaria,

            Might have the same thing in my family – a Corona and her father, Domenico, Mancuso on the maternal side and a (Chiara) DeVivo – daughter of Luigi DeVivo

    27. I am researching my family from Sarno, Italy–surnames include Manfredonia and Annunziata. My GGrandparents were Lucia Manfredonia and Antonio Annunziata born about 1850. My grandparents were Enrico Annunziata and Angelina Marrone or Marzone birthdates around 1875.

      1. Hi Patricia, I’m also researching Manfredonia originally from Sarno and then from Atripalda. PLMK if you want to do some research. Diane

    28. I am researching my husbands great-grandparents who came from Sarno. Their names were Martin Annunziata and Clorinda Somma. Their birth date were around 1850. Who do I write to or e-mail for their records.
      Thank you, Regina Cuomo

      1. Hello Regina, I just came across this site. My great grandparents were also Martin(o) and Clorinda. Were you able to find out any information?
        Thank you, Mary Ann

    29. Searching for my Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s roots;

      Bernardino Dinardi: B. 9 Jul 1886 in Episcopio, Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy
      D. Jan 1963 in New Jersey, USA; Wife Carmela Criscuolo: B. 15 July 1894 in Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy; D. Nov 1986 in Flushing, Queens, New York, USA

      I will appreciate any and all help. Thank you.

      1. Hello Cami, My grandparents were also from Sarno and the place of birth on my grandmothers application for Naturalization states the town Episcopio Salerno, Italy. Perhaps our grandparents knew each other! My grandfather came to America in 1922, my grandmother, 1912.

        I wish you luck on your search. If you have any information about the town or the area I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Thank you.


      2. Your Berardino was son of Antonio DiNardi (1860–1903) and Amalia Basile, who married in 1885 in Sarno. Antonio was son of Berardino DiNardi and Luisa Salerno, my G-G Grandparents. My G-grandfather Pietro DiNardi was Antonio’s brother.

      3. My uncle Reziero Vitolo (8 Feb 1932) married Luisa DiNardi (29 Dec 1929), both of Sarno. They moved to NY sometime between 1958 & 1960.

    30. searching ancestors from sarno and naples Italy.
      Luigi squitieri born 1932 in sarno I think. his wife Rosa Dato born ? 1937 in naples I have been told. Their oldest daughter is luisa. Luigi’s father was Antonio Squitieri and mother Luisa Baselice. Rosa’s father was Vincenzo Dato. any info would be appreciated.

    31. I am searching for birth records for my grandfather, Franceso Caruso, who I think was born in Sarno. Six of his nine children were also born in Sarno. He was married to Giovanna Buonanto.
      Thank you
      John D.

    32. I believe my grandfather and grandmother were born in Sarno. His name was Carmine Rosario Annunziata born 2/12/1872 and her name was Filomena Esposito. They married in Italy and came to America around 1902 but I could not find any record of them at Ellis Island.
      My mother’s father Giatano D’Ambrosio was also born in Sarno.
      I know Carmine had at least one brother who did not go to America.Thank you for any assistance you give me.

    33. I am trying to locate my family’s city of origin in Sarno Italy.
      Our last name is Orza but could also have been Orzo since the records
      may have been changed at Ellis Island.

      Camine Orza (Orzo) would have emigrated to the US early in 1900’s.


    34. I am trying to find information on my ancestors who I believe are from Sarno, Italy. My great-grandmother’s name was Michelina Odierno and she was born 12/27/1904. Her parents names were Luigi Odierno and Antoinette Campanelli. Thank you for your time.

      1. I am trying to find information on my ancestor. Filomena Esposito (1848) married with Francesco Avallone (1851). Their son named David Avallone 8-12-1872 was the grandfather of my mother. Thank you for your time.

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