Genealogy in San Vito sullo Ionio

If you search your ancestors in San Vito sullo Ionio, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Catanzaro province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Vito sullo Ionio registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in San Vito sullo Ionio, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Calabria and in San Vito sullo Ionio too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Vito sullo Ionio 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 San Vito sullo Ionio. As more your surname is common in San Vito sullo Ionio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Vito sullo Ionio 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 San Vito sullo Ionio 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.
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 are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in San Vito sullo Ionio 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 San Vito sullo Ionio area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Joyce says:

    My grandparents were Giuseppe Mannello, 1880~1940? from San Pietro Sicilia. His wife, my grandmother was Francesca Bertè 1888~1972? from Milazzo (province Palermo) Sicilia. I believe they eloped to Catanzaro and moved to San Vito as the family in Sicily disapproved of the marriage. The had 10 children who including my father, have all passed away. No one in the family had any information about my grandparents’ parents or their siblings. I assume they remained in Sicily. I am currently working on a biography of both my parents who passed away here in Canada this past year and need more information on my father’s side.

  2. Audrei says:

    Procuro registo de nascimento de meu trisavô Giovanni Lamberti,Nascido em 1844,filho de Pasquale Lamberti e Anna Rosa Bernincasa, casado com Fortunata Lemmo. Ele veio para o Brasil viúvo e casou=se com Rosaria Guadagno em 1888.

  3. William says:

    Maria Polerà è nato il 17 Settembre 1865 a San Vito sullo Ionio, Catanzaro.
    Lei genitori era Saverio Polerà e Beatrice Vitrò.
    Cerco le informazioni sui genitori (Saverio e Beatrice) e sulle loro famiglie.

  4. Francesco says:

    My uncle passed away years you have any information about my uncle who was an artist ,same as me. Tony macri

  5. Caterina Cosentino says:

    My grandfather was Vito Cosentino, son of Guseppe Cosentino and Caterina; I would like to know her last name.
    Also, Nicola Cosentino was my grandfather’s uncle and I would like to know when was my grandfather born in San Vito Sullo Ionio.

    My grandfather moved to São Paulo, Brasil in the 1950’s I think. He used to carve or be a carpenter making statues for churches and he build a little home in a place called Area in San Vito, which now the city build a road thru the land.

    Gracie – I appreciate if you can reply

  6. carelli says:

    vito carelli 1872 – 1937 for san vito father Antonio mother rosa

    • Joseph says:

      This is my grandfather, and I am coming to Italy again in November. I found that my grandfather’s brother’s granddaughter is living there and is married to an own of a bar that called me in 2015. I lost the phone number but his name was Guesippie S . I found him throught Carelli funeral flower shop in town, but this carelli is no relation. this request may be posted by one of my cousins. If any one has any information on distant family relatives please let me know.

      Vito carelli 1872-1937, son of Antonio and Rosa Carelli, I am the grandson of Vito Joseph Caputo

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