Genealogy in Scafati

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Scafati

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 Scafati Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Scafati 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 Scafati:

    S. FRANCESCO DI PAOLA – Corso Nazionale

    S. VINCENZO FERRERI – Via Aquino Fraz. Ne S. Vincenzo

    S. MARIA DELLE VERGINI – Via Nazario Sauro, 19

    S. PIETRO APOSTOLO – Via S. Pietro

    S. MARIA DEI BAGNI – Via Statale, 18

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

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

    13 thoughts on “Genealogy in Scafati”

    1. Looking for any information on Alphonso and Francesca Ruggiero.
      Guessing around 1850.
      Alphonso returned for his duty in the Carabinieri at some point.aA

    2. Hello,
      I am looking for some/any information on my great grand parents who immigrated from Scafati to of course Ellis Island then settling in Rhode Island.

      Federico Pannone …Born 1879 coming to America in 1913.
      Maria Cira DeMartino Pannone….Born 1888 coming to American in 1915.
      With her three children….Annunziata Pannone
      Maria Pannone-my grandmother
      Angelo Pannone

      Do I have any family there??? I must!

    3. My grandfather Michael Donnarumma immigrated from Scafati, Provence of Salerno, to Ansonia Connecticut in the late 1800s. There he married Autillia Voccia, also born in Scafati and living with her brother Antonio Voccia in Derby, CT. About the year 1908 they returned to Scafati with their three children to assist my great grandfather Francesco Donnarumma in his business of selling carriage horses to the carriage drivers in Naples.

      I would like to connect with the Donnarumma side of my family in Scafati. I understand that my grandfather died of pneumonia shortly after his arrival. Nine years later my father, Francesco, returned to Ansonia and eventually opened a grocery and meat market in Derby, CT.

      Please contact me at the email below if you can be of any help.

    4. Looking for any information on my great great grandparents Mariantonia Velleca and any Giglio members. Many relocated in Philadelphia and in Rhode Island.We also gave Giordano descendents.

    5. My Great Grandfather was Giovanni Longobardo. He was born in Scafati in 1865. His mother’s name was Rosa Lanzieri. After being widowed with Giovanni’s father, she married a Paduano. I’m looking for birth certificates or marriage certificates or any info at all. Thanks, Joann

    6. My father was born March 19 1887 ,in Scafati Italy Is there any records of his parents names I would appreciate your help.Thanks

    7. I am looking for information about the Amore family. I am a descendant of Carmine Amore born and raised in Scafati. His birthday was 20 Jan 1887. I know that he was a barber.

    8. I am seeking info regarding the family of Giuseppe Vitello b. either 7 Oct 1878 or 19 Mar 1878, Scafati. Married Antonetta Gianotti abt 1872, Scafati. (Antonetta was born abt 1878, Italy) Two sons born Scafati, Alphonse b. 29 May 1895 and Ernest b. 24 Feb 1897, One daughter , Amelia b. 21 May 1899, Italy. Giuseppe may have arrived New York, Mar 1897 from Bremen , ship “Aller”. (Antonetta said to have arrived 1900)Four more children born in CT between 1903-1913. Antonetta died of Spanish influenza 1918 in Derby, CT.
      Giuseppe re-married Louisa Ferrara 1918 CT and two daughters, Dorothy and Louisa were born in CT. Giuseppe died 6 Mar 1960 in Shelton, CT.

      Anyone have some help for me?


      1. I randomly found this site looking for some hints for my fathers side and came across your post. while I am not sure and have to check with my dad, I do remember he talking about a Ferrara family that we were related to. My grandfather was Ettore Vaccaro, 1905 and my grandmother was Louisa Novi, 1906 both born in Scafati. my whole family came over and ended up in Shelton CT where I grew up. was a very small world.

    9. I am a descendent of Michael D’Ambrosio b. 14 Sept 1860 and Giovanna Mosca b. 10 Sept 1870 or 1871.
      Do you have knowledge of their families. One or both were from Scafati. Also want family info about their parents and grandparents. I know that Michaels father was Vincenzo D’Ambrosio b 1840 or so but that’ all I can find.

    10. I am looking for my great grandparents, Dominco Giordano born on March 9, 1858
      Scafata, Province of Salerno, Italy. He was the son of Antonio & Maria (Martino) Giordano. He married on February 8, 1880 to Maria (Tamarra)

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