Genealogy in Siano

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Siano

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 Siano Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Siano 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 Siano:

    MARIA SS. ANNUNZIATA – P.zza Maria Ss. Annunziata

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

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

    16 thoughts on “Genealogy in Siano”

    1. I’m researching for a friend. Annunziata Botta came from Siano to Boston with her children, Joseph Botta, Francesco Botta, and Vito Botta. She also came with her son Gerardo Charles D’Ascoli (Dascoli). I’m assuming she came to the US to meet with her 2nd husband, Teodore Dascoli. I’m am looking for Annunziata’s first husband with the last name of Botta. He would have passed away between 1907-1911 in Siano. Thank you for any help.

    2. Egregi Signori,

      I miei nonni Antonio Pesce è Maria Russo
      Mia madre è Ida Pesce Esposito 3-5-1937

      I miei nonni Giovanni Esposito e Nicoletta Leo
      Mio padre era Pasquale Esposito 14-12-1934

      Mi piacerebbe avere informazione genealogia o qualsiasi coppia di documenti disponibile.
      Specialmente del nonno Giovanni Esposito che è morto in Germania.

    3. My grandfather was Nunzio Masi and my grandmother was Concetta Sola. My uncles were John and Anthony Masi and my cousins have the surname of Botta. My 2nd cousin Carmine Botta was born in Siano as were as ll the above mentioned people over 100 years ago. I have the deed to property in Siano which I have never seen. My 2nd cousin was Mario Masi who was President of the Bank of Naples. If anyone has any information on these people I would be truly grateful. I am getting old and would like to know something about my ancestors. Thank you so much !

      1. Justine,

        Your two uncles both worked for my grandfather and Tony was my direct boss when I first started working at Navarro Corporation in the early 1970’s. And a couple of the Botta’s worked there also and Ralph Botta was the 1st superintendent that I worked for when I became an apprentice carpenter. I do not know how much I can help with the genealogy, but I was unaware but not surprised that the Masis and the Bottas were related since my grandfather had a lot of related family members in his employ. Just thought I would reach out because hearing those names brings back fond memories.

        Dominic “Nick”

    4. Looking for information on Francesco SOLA son of Dominico SOLA and Antonetta CAIAZZO

      He was a Merchant.

      Thank You

      1. Ann (Sola) Parker

        Francesco (Frank Sola) was my paternal grandfather. My late father was Domonic Sola. Frank Sola lived in Sydney Nova Scotia, Canada before he became a US Citizen, He lived in Chelsea, MA for many years. I have a copy of his parent’s birth certificates so I know we are taking about the same person. Do you happen to know who Dominico or Antonetta Caizzo’s parents were?

        Ann (Sola) Parker

        1. Ann were you related to Angela Sola Ungaro. I think Domonic Sola was my grandmother’s brother. I am interested in finding our family lineage and so have no relatives that can tell me anything about the Italian family tree.

        1. My grandfather was Pasquale Caiazzo and was from Siano. He settled in Sydney Mines Nova Scotia. I wonder if they are related. Its almost impossible to find information on Caiazzos.

    5. My great grandfather was from SIANO 1850s Alfonso De Filippis he moved to Montecorvino Rovella I was trying to find out if he had any family in SIANO brothers or sisters I visited SIANO i met a a few people De Filippis People priest pridre De Filippis at a church please send information thank you

    6. Hi.My genealogy search has come to a halt because I cannot find any info from Italy. You may have better luck. I am researching the family of Rocco Spinelli married to Benigna Amabile (or Annabile). Would love marriage certificate,their birth certificates, or info on any of their several children. The child I am most interested in is my grandfather Carmine, dob January 1, 1889. I would love to learn their address etc. Any info would be much appreciated.

    7. My name is peter ,my fathers name is Antonio ,I would like to know more about his parents Rocco and Carmella Aliberti.And possibly his father,meaning my great grandfather.

      and for the longest time I have been trying to find the meaning of the sur name ALIBERTI

    8. My family’s surname is Masi, and they are from Siano Italy. My grandfather’s name was Nunzio and his brothers names or Anthony and John. We know that Anthony was a professor and wk
      orked with Mussolini. We are trying to find out as much information as we can about our family in Siano. We own property that we have inherited there but have never seen it. Our cousin was Mario Macy who was the president of the Bank of Naples. We have some old letters from him but we are very interested in knowing about our ancestors. My grandmother was also from siano and her name is Concetta Sola our cousins are named Botta and Aliberti. Any information you may have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

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