Genealogy in Motta Santa Lucia

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Motta Santa Lucia, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Catanzaro province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Motta Santa Lucia registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Motta Santa Lucia?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Motta Santa Lucia


Before to start your genealogy research in Motta Santa Lucia, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Motta Santa Lucia too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Motta Santa Lucia from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Motta Santa Lucia. As more your surname is common in Motta Santa Lucia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Motta Santa Lucia archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Catanzaro province are:
Aiello, Bianco, Caruso, Cimino, Colosimo, Cosentino, Critelli, Curcio, De Fazio, Donato, Falvo, Fazio, Folino, Gallo, Gentile, Gigliotti, Grande, Greco, Gualtieri, Leone, Mancuso, Marino, Mastroianni, Mazza, Mazzei, Mercuri, Molinaro, Muraca, Nistico, Paone, Paonessa, Perri, Procopio, Pugliese, Ranieri, Rocca, Rotella, Rotundo, Russo, Sacco, Scalise, Sestito, Talarico, Torchia, Trapasso, Vaccaro, Vescio, Viscomi.

Church archives in Catanzaro 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.

If you have the opportunity to visit Motta Santa Lucia and Catanzaro 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.

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

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.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Motta Santa Lucia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Motta Santa Lucia, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Motta Santa Lucia”
  1. Sherrie says:

    I am looking for more information on my Fathers Mothers side of the family. My Great Grandfather was Giovanni Sirianni he was born around 1860 in Motto San Lucia. He may have married Francesca FerraiuoloI in 1863. But he went to America and remarried. I believe his father was Santo Sirianni who married Michelina Sirianni. Any information would be very helpful, thank you

    • Lisa says:

      My great-grandfather was Giovanni Sirianni, born in Motta Santa Lucia. I don’t know the date, but 1860 wouldn’t be out of the question. He married Sevaria Marrazza (from Conflenti, also Calabria) and lived in Pennsylvania. I do have a photo of him. Question — you say he was born in 1860 but then indicate that he married in 1863 — what are the correct dates on that?

  2. Karen says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents that were born in Motta Santa Lucia. My great grandfather Pasquale Sirianni born May 1877 and my great grandmother Frances Villella born April 1876. Frances Villella’s parents were Nicolas Villella born April 1840 and Marie Antonia Villella born April 1839. Thank you for you help.

    • Rosemary Guzzi Dusablon says:

      Dear Gail,
      My grandfather, Alessio Guzzi, lived in a small hamlet named Clarkdale, outside Centerville, Iowa. He was origanally from Motta. His Tezzano neighbor lived less than 50 ft from him. Also Giovanni Simon Maletta’s son Guissepe (Joseph) and his wife and children lived here to in Clarkdale. Their son, Giovanni Simon married my aunt. I would like to know how the Tezzano’s are related. Please contact me.

  3. Gali says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents that were born in Motta Santa Lucia. My great grandfather Giovanni S Maletta born 1822 and great grandmother Angelarosa Cerra married 8 Feb 1857. Also my grand parents Giovanni Tezzano born 15 Dec 1877 and Teresina Sculeo born 4 June 1876 and married on 2 June 1900.

    • Andrea says:

      Gail, I have information on your great grandparents Giovanni Simone Maletta & Angelarosa Cerra/ and your grandfather Giovanni Tezzano. Giovanni is a great uncle to me. His sister Lucia Maletta was my grandmother. Please contact me.

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