Genealogy in Sassano

If you search your ancestors in Sassano, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Sassano registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Sassano in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Sassano to know more.

Before to start your genealogy research in Sassano, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Sassano too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Sassano from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sassano. As more your surname is common in Sassano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sassano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be 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 archives in Salerno province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email). Then,parishes send information not easily.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Sassano:

BEATA VERGINE DI MARIA DI POMPEI – Via Parrocchia, 27

If you have the opportunity to visit Sassano and Salerno province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.


In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Sassano just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to sassano@italianside.com our expert in Sassano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

37 Comments

  1. Tim says:

    Has anyone ever seen the surname Quagliano while researching Sassano? My father always talked about his grandfather Giovani Quagliano born around 1862, who immigrated from Sassano in 1887 at the age of 25. My father’s grandmother Martha (Zazarro) Quagliano arrived in 1894 with Giovani’s brother Michael (13) and sister Christina. After passing through Ellis Island they lived in Hartford, CT. where my father’s father Matthew was born in 1899 and Matthew’s sister Mary, was born in 1897. I am interested to know if there are relatives living either in the US or still in Sassano and I hope someday to visit there. Thank you.

  2. Jill says:

    Hi,
    I’m looking for information on my Great Grandparents. My Great Grandfather Vincent Miele born about 1873, I believe in Sassano. I know his mother’s name was Antoinette. The story goes that he came to the United States in about 1880. When he was of age he went back to Italy to find an “Italian wife”. My Great Grandmother was named Anna DeLisa, Born about 1873 I believe in Sassano also. They settled in Brooklyn, New York. I was told he worked as an interpreter for Ellis Island. Any help would be appreciated.

  3. Francine says:

    I am trying to find my maternal grandmother, born FRANCESCA MIELE (OR DIMIELE)Married name: Libretti. She and my grandfather were married in Sassano in 1908 or 09. I can’t find a copy of their marriage certificate either.

    According to my grandfather’s naturalization papers, my grandmother was born on October 15, 1893, in Sassano, Italy.

    Your help will be greatly appreciated, but please inform me of your fee before you begin the research.
    Thank you, and I await your reply,

    • Linda says:

      I am looking for any information on the Vasquenza family name. I am not sure how they fit into my tree, however my great great grandmother is buried with them in our family plot in Holy Cross in Brooklyn.

      I am also traveling to Italy this spring and wanted to go to Sassano to research. I guess there is no reason to if there are no records before the war.

      Anyone have any other ideas?

      • Stephanie says:

        Hi Linda
        I know you email is a few years old but I am wondering if we are looking or the same family.
        My great great grandparents were Vasquenzo (originally thought to be Vasquenza).
        Their names were Angelo and Giustina.
        Did you have any luck in Sassano? I am headed there in a few weeks.

  4. Paulina says:

    Surname DURSO or D’URSO

    Still looking for any information on my father Paolo Durso born March 23, 1890 in Sasaano Salerno. It seems as though stories are conflicting as to my grandfathers name, supposedly GIOACCHINO DURSO in my father’s Naturalization papers.
    But on his SocialSecurity registration his father is listed as GUISEPPE DURSO and his mother as GIOCAMINA GALATRO.there is must mystery surrounding all of this.. and the word is that we are decscended from King Vittorio Emmanuel .
    If ANYONE Can help me out on this please contact me as I would sincerely appreciate it and you will be compensated for any correct information.
    Thank you
    Paulina

  5. James says:

    Some of my great grandparents: Rosaria Russo and Giovanni Bainlardi , Antonio Feminella and Vincenza Ronza Were all born in Sassano Italy and moved to the U.S. I don’t know when they were born. But I have their parents names. Rosaria Russo’s were Nicolo Russo and Lucrecia Romanelli. Giovanni’s were Dominico Bainlardi (It also is written as Baialardo) and Christanna Lizza.
    Antonio Femminella’s were Allanio Femminella, and Maria Grodino. If someone could help me with birth , marriage , cemeteries , and death dates/places , I would really appreciate it very much.

    Alcuni dei miei bisnonni: Rosaria Russo e Giovanni Bainlardi, Antonio e Vincenza Feminella Ronza sono tutti nati in Sassano Italia e si trasferisce a gli Stati Uniti non so quando sono nati. Ma non ho i loro nomi dei genitori. Rosaria Russo è erano Nicolò Russo e Lucrecia Romanelli. Giovanni è erano Dominico Bainlardi (E anche è scritto come Baialardo) e Christanna Lizza.
    Antonio Femminella è erano Allanio Femminella, e Maria Grodino. Se qualcuno mi potrebbe aiutare con la nascita, il matrimonio, i cimiteri, e la morte date / posti, vorrei davvero apprezzare molto.

    • James says:

      The Bainlardi’s lived on Rutland road in Brooklyn.

    • Joan says:

      Hi James – My great grandparents are Giovanni Bainlardi and Rosaria Russo. My Dad (now deceased) is Nicholas Bainlardi and his parents were Joseph and Josephine Bainlardi of Rutland Road… Small World… Yes, the name was Baialardo before they immigrated to America. I found out our great grandmother, Rosaria is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, died around July 1941.. I can’t find anything on Giovanni other than Naturalization Certificate with their children’s names….

      • James says:

        Hey Joan, I am doing my family tree and although I didn’t see this until a year later, I found both of our ancestors were buried in Holy Cross Cemetary. If you have any other information like your grandparents please let me know thanks!

        • Barbara says:

          Hi James & Joan, my great grandparents were also Rosaria Russo & Giovanni Bainlardi. My grandmother was Christina Bainlardi & my grandfather was John Petrizzo. My grandparents lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but my grandmother’s family lived on Rutland Road. She had two sisters, Anna & Julia and I think six brothers but not sure if that number is correct. I know she named her sons after her brothers, She had seven sons…Joseph, Michael, Frank, Anthony, Charles, (I think his birth name was Rosario) Dominick & Nicholas. She also had 5 daughters.

  6. Patty says:

    Looking for information on my grandma Teresa Serpica or Serpico she was born March24 1893 I think she was adopted..she worked at a firecracker company in or around Naples..Sassano…she married in Chicago to my grandfather Michael Bucciere..

  7. Carol says:

    My father’s family came from Sassano. His grandparents were Anthony J. Abbatemarco and Rose Cardiello. My father’s uncles were American Mafia: Michael Abbatemarco (Mikey Shots and Francessco Abbatemarco (Frankie Shots). I’d like to know if I have any relatives in Sassano.

  8. Phyllis says:

    Hi,
    I am trying to find a birth record of my paternal grandfather. His name was Nicolo or Nicola Liibretti, born 6/4/1873 in Sassano, Campagnia, Salerno, Italy. His spouse name was Philomena and his children are: Michael, Carmine, Antonio, Elsie, Nettie and Jennie.
    I believe he arrived in NY in 1888. Any help would be appreciated.

  9. Dianna says:

    Looking for any info on great grandfather Arcangelo giovanni battista Callandriello Born I think in the 1860 married To Antonia Petrizzo Sons Francesco Calandriello B 1896 And Matt Calandriello b 1889. Also would like to know if they had any other Children. I think both Great grandfather and mother passed before 1906 Any info would be help full.

  10. Lorraine says:

    Buon Giorno,

    I am looking for any information you can find for my grandfather. His name was Raffaelle Corvino. He was born June 24,1883 and was from the town of Sasserno. He came to New York in 1902. I have no other information. I would like to know if he had brothers or sisters and the names of his parents. Please let me know if you can find anything.
    Thanks,
    Lorraine

    • Paul says:

      Hello. My great grandmother from Sassano was Carolina Corvino. She married Domenico Farina and immigrated to Argentina in 1885. I don’t have their parents names. Yet! Do you have any new useful info since you last posted your question?
      Ciao Ciao, Paul

  11. Lynn says:

    I have many municipal records of my family Disponzio de Sponzio from the late 1800 but when I traveled to Sassano there were no records in the church San Giovanni?

    • Paulina says:

      Hi Lynn,

      I read the bone and am also wanting to travel to Sassano this summer to trace my family but was told all the records from the church do not exist because of the bombing during the war.

      I think they we Los at the church st. Giovanni but really don’t know.

      My family also goes back to the 1800 and I believe and am told we come from royalty…

      If you could lead me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

      Thanks so much
      Paulina

    • Danny says:

      Hi Lynn,

      Hope you see this message since it almost 3 years old but my last name is Disponzio and my great grandfather was Vincenzo Disponzio from Sassano.

  12. Robert says:

    I am looking for my grandfathers parents names. My grand father’s
    Name was Secondo DeMarco born in Sassanio May 24 1894.
    He came to the U.S. In 1912 aboard the SS Oceania. He had two brothers Giovanni and Nazzerino I think his fathers name might have been Carlo DeMarco not sure. I don’t no anything about him at all or his wife’s name ( madden) great mother.

  13. John says:

    I am interested to know the names of my great grand father’s siblings and parents as well as information on his birth and marriage. His name was Antonio Abbatemarco and he was born in the late 1850s in Sassano. He married Rosa Romanelli who was born in early 1860s.

    • Kristen says:

      That last name is the same as my grandparents’ best friends, Tommy and Micki. My great grandfather, Michael Cavallone came from the same part of Italy. Where did your family settle? We started in NY, and ended up in Chicago. I’ll ask my Gram if she knows Tommy’s parents’ names

  14. Nancy says:

    My great grandfather, Francesco Romanelli, Nato a Sassano il 08/09/1871 at 4:00 pm.
    Padre – Rosario
    Madre – Angiola Maria Miele (padre was Vincenzo Miele)
    Lived on Via Fontanella and Rosario owned the house.
    Can you give me any other information?

  15. Mary says:

    I am trying to locate information about my grandparents, Angelo and Archangela Dalessio (Arcangela Calendriello). My goal is to learn their birthdate sand their mothers’ maiden names.Any
    Suggestions? Thank you; I think this sight is a great idea.

    They emigrated to Ellis Island between 1902 and 1910. My grandfather came first and later
    sent for my grandmother. My grandfather was born
    In 1882; my grandmother in1886. I know they
    Still had family living in the area into the 1960’s. My grandfather had a
    brother Michael who emigrated when he did. Michael was married to Antonia. My grandfather may also have had a sister. My grandmother may have been the oldest girl in a large family. Her father remarried
    after his first wife, Arcangela’s mother, died.

    Angelo and Archangela had 4 children born
    in Hackensack, NJ. They were Mary 1911, Gerry 1914, Michael 1916, John 1918.

    Angelo and Archangela died in Hackensack, NJ between 1961 and 1965.
    In Italy they may have spelled the family name
    ” D’alessio or D’Alessio.
    Once again thank you for any help you can give.

    • Matthew says:

      My mother’s maiden name is D’Alessio from Sassano. Her father,Domenico, my g’father (1888), had 3 sisters : Christina, Antonetta and Rosaria. All but Rosaria came to USA in early 1900’s. My g’father married Angelina Traboscio in Padula. They had seven children, two born in Sassano in Italy and five in USA. G’mother died in 1940 in Brooklyn. G’pa’s sisters settled in Jersey City and Passaic and raised families. I have been to Sassano and Padula several times and found only g’father’s birth ctf and their marriage ctf. I am returning this September. Most older folk know each other. The family I stay with knows many D’Alessio’s. I am trying to find the Rosaria branch that stayed behind. Good luck to you. BTW, my great grandparents, born in Sassano, were Francesco and Maria D’Alessio. Her maiden name is Martucci. Buona fortuna a te. Matt

      • Jamie says:

        My Great great grandparents were Francesco D’Alessio and Maria Martucci from Sassano. My great grandmother was Christina born in 1892, who came to the US in the early 1900’s. She had at least 2 siblings, Antoinette (Antonetta?) and Domenic (Domenico?). As far as I know, Antoinette ended up in Jersey City. It is very possible there was a third sister, Rosaria, as the family has mentioned something about “Rose”. I am trying to find information about them. They say Antoinette married an Arnone and was older than Christina. Do you have information? Many thanks.

    • Tony says:

      Mary — my dad and mom, Giovanni and Antonietta Calandriello (“DiBrizzi”), were both born in Sassano on 1-28-27 and 8-27-37 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1967. My dad’s mother, Angelina Calandriello’s maiden name was D’Alessio and she was born in August of 1998. During my youth, my mom and dad visited with Gerry D’Alessio. The correct spelling in Italy is “D’Alessio”. I have been trying to find more information about my great grandparents.

  16. Sharon says:

    Hello. My Italian family names are Cavalone, DeLorenz, Giordano and Cartalano. I believe my grandmother and great grandmother were both from Sassano. My grandfather, Giovonni Cartalano, was from northern Italy, but I’ll probably never know where.
    I am going to Italy in May.

    • Kristen says:

      There are Giordanos in Newark that came from Sassano. They used to be in the clothing industry and are distant cousins. Anthony is still in Newark

  17. Patricia says:

    Looking for information concerning Joseph Pianta who immigrated to US in 1914. He was sent back to Italy with his mother Rosa and sister Marghuritta, who later died. He immigrated again in 1919 following an eye operation in Italy. We would appreciate any information you can find!

  18. Linda says:

    My surname is Villano. My grandfather was born in Sassano the end of the 1800’s. Any information is appreciated!
    Il mio cognome è Villano. Mio nonno era nata a Sassano alle fine di 1800. Mi piacerebbe conoscere i miei parenti da Sassano!

  19. Darci Roberti says:

    Olá, Boa Tarde

    Meu nome é Darci Roberti. O meu avô nasceu em Sassano e se chamava Nicola Roberti, filho de Henrique Roberti e Maria D’Amato Roberti. Ele veio, ainda jovem, com seus pais para o Brasil por volta de 1900.
    Pretendo ir à Itália e na oportunidade ir à Sassano. Gostaria de saber se existem parentes ainda por lá. Gostaria muito de encontrá-los.
    Grato

    Darci

  20. Erin Carducci says:

    Hi. My maiden last name was Abbruzzese. My father passed away but he always told me his ancestors were from sassano. I am visiting Italy this summer and I would love to find out some more information. My grandmothers last name was D’Amato. Thank you very much, Erin Carducci

  21. Susan Volpe Blatty says:

    Buon giorno,

    I believe that my grandfather, Domenico Volpe, was born in Sassano in 1850. He emigrated to the United Sates (New york) in 1875. His daughter Carmela Volpe was born in Italy around 1888. His wife’s name was Agnes Brande. I am visiting Italy in about 6 weeks and have been searching for more information and would like to visit the town of my ancestors. Any help you could give would be much appreciated.
    Grazie a Lei!
    Susan

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