This site is created with the hope of aiding those that may be searching for their ancestors from the hill town of Savignano di Puglia, Italy, (now Savignano Irpino) Province of Avellino, Region of Campania. Savignano lies towards the east of the province up in the Cervaro Valley, near the border of the Foggia Province. The village is split into two areas; Scalo is the bottom part where there is a Railway Station and a Commercial area. The upper part is mostly residential and this is where the Piazza is located.
The main attractions are the Fontana Angelica built in 1912, the Old Church and St Anna’s Chapel. Another important sight is the Castle of Ghenvara. Set at the highest point in the village is a Cross overlooking the village and valley. In July the village has an annual festival to celebrate the feast of Saint Anna, the patron saint of Savignano.
I researched all the individuals in this site that were born, married and died in Savignano. My source is the 1809 through 1910 microfilm civil records for Savignano and surrounding villages. The Savignano church records: Baptisms 1588-1614, 1645-1661, 1676-1715, 1716-1776, 1790-1808 and 1903-1930. Marriages records 1714-1834, 1911-1930. Death records 1664-1818, 1910-1930. Unfortunately the church records are not consecutive years because of damaged records or people removing them from the books.
This site includes 20,767 who were born in Savignano, 11,834 born in Greci, 9,416 born in Monteleone di Puglia and 5,732 who were born in surrounding villages.
The Saignano church records are on DVD’s and the civil records are stored at the Latter-Day Saints Family History Center in North Canton, Ohio. Acknowledgments: To John Mazzarella and Nick Norcia (from the USA) for photographing the church records. To Agostino DeLillo (who lives in Savignano) for gaining entrance to the church and records and to my relatives for providing their family information for those born in the USA and Canada.
This site is privatized and the birth dates of all those living will not appear.
Please contact me if you would like to add or remove family members.
Surnames in Savignano in 1753
Abbazia,Altamura, Altobello, d'Amato, Amorese, Bernardo, Bertone, Bortugno,
Cagna, Caione, Candela, Calamita, Cappa, Carbone, Carraturo, Casale, Caserta,
Casullo, Cavallaro, Cera, Cerignano, di Chiara, di Cicco, Colacone, Colaninno,
Corvino, Contillo, Ciambone, Daniele, d'Errico, Falcione, Fasulo, Ferritto,
Fesichella, di Filippo, Finamore, di Fonso, Forchione, Forlano, Gesualdo,
Guzzella, Iannone, Izzo, Labriola, Landinolfo, Lengia, di Leone, di Lillo,
Lombardi, Luongo, di Luca, Maglione, Magone, Manfrenia, Manzella,Manzo,
Marino, Marinaccio, Miano, di Masi, Mauriello, del Medico, Morcone, Mottola,
Nocella, Nigro, di Nunzio, Orlandella, Pagano, di Paola, Patierno, Pecheche,
Pellecchia, Pellegrino, Penchia, Pessimato, Petruzzelli, di Prospo, Raffa, di
Rienzo, Riola, Rizzo, Rosamina, Ruggiero, Russo, Saburro, Salvatore, Savignano,
Scagliozza, Sciaraffa, Scioscia, Spinelli, di Spirito, Stabile, Staffiero,
Subbrizio, Tammaro, Tavano, Trombacco, Valentino, della Vista, Volpe,