Genealogy in Stio

If you search your ancestors in Stio, 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 Stio registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Stio 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 Stio. As more your surname is common in Stio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Stio 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 Stio:



If you have the opportunity to visit Stio 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 Stio 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 our expert in Stio area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Edward says:

    Hi looking to see if there is any record of great grandfather Basilio Volpe whom married Amalia Bianco. He lived in Stio in the mid 1800 before immigrating to the US

  2. Samuel says:

    Good day My name is Samuel R. Lillo I am trying to find out about my Grand father’s life befor he came to the U.S. The following is what the family knows about him. Name: Alfrado Salvatore Lillo Born in Stio, Italy March 15 (not sure of the year) between 1880- 1885. He was married to Perry Capalli in Italy and had one child in Italy. They came to the U.S. Around 1910. They lived in Ellwood City and had another child March 15 1912. Unfortunately Perry had complications in child birth an died April 6 1912. Then in July 1913 he married my Grandmother Rosino Ginochi from Naples, Italy. This is all we km
    Now about his past befor he came to the U.S. I am going to Stio the first week in October this year to try to find out about him and his family in Italy. Can you help me make contact with the right places to try and get some info? We want to know who his parents were and if he had any brothers or sisters? And if there are any people living that I am related too?

  3. Anthony says:

    Hello. I do not know if this is a free service or not. If it is not free, then there is no need to respond to this email. I was wondering if you can forward to me some information in regards to the origin and meaning of my family name “Stio”.

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