Genealogy in Soveria Mannelli

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Soveria Mannelli, 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 Soveria Mannelli registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Soveria Mannelli?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Soveria Mannelli


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Soveria Mannelli from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Soveria Mannelli. As more your surname is common in Soveria Mannelli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Soveria Mannelli 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 Soveria Mannelli 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 Soveria Mannelli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Soveria Mannelli, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


13 Messages to “Genealogy in Soveria Mannelli”
  1. Amanda says:

    Giuseppe Perri dob September 8, 1898
    Arrived in New York in 1920.
    I would love information on who his parents were!

  2. Robert says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents marriage in Soveria Mannelli. His name was Salvatore Cianco and her name was Maria Theresa Sirriani. They would have been married around 1890.
    Thank you for any help you may provide.

  3. Jari says:

    Seeking information on the parents of Tommaso Chiodo. He was born in Soveria Mannelli in 1901. He emigrated to America and lived in Des Moines, Iowa. On his wedding license, he listed his parents as Natale Chiodo and Michelina Pascuzzi. Initially he lived with his two cousins, Giuseppe and Angelo Chiodo. Their parents are Benedetto Chiodo and Annunciata Marasco. My best guess is Natale Chiodo and Benedetto Chiodo are brothers.

  4. Diana says:

    I am looking for information on my Great-Great-Great Grandmother
    Her name was Caterina Zupo. Born abt. 1786
    She married Domenico Barletta.
    Hope you can help me.
    Thank You

  5. Angela says:

    Looking to build a family tree and find out what the coat of arms for the Talarico name from Soveria Mannelli comes from He was born 1/11/25 and arrived in Australia in 1950

  6. frances vinnacombe says:

    In 1907 my great grandfather Rosario Chiodo and his wife Elisabetta (Luisa) Biancho Chiodo came to America from Soveria Manelli with 5 of their 7 children. I am looking for the family members they left behind. My grandmother’s name was Maria Concetta Chiodo and there is a woman by this name listed in the Soveria Manelli white pages. I have sent her a letter but have not from her as yet.
    They had 4 boys; Ernest, Frank, Anthony, and Samuel (Sam born in America) and 3 daughters; Grace, Maria Concetta, and Theresa also called Michelena. Theresa, the youngest, came to America a little later.
    Rosario settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while his sons moved to the Dearborn, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois areas with Sam moving to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
    Any information would be so very much appreciated.

    • Paula says:

      Your great grandfather was my great grandfather. I remember your grandmother Tzi Tzi Mary Zito and all the rest of the siblings Uncle Tony, Uncle Frank, my grandfather Ernest, Uncle Sam who was born here, and the other aunts Teresa Chiapetta and Grace( we cannot remember her married name) Was Gina your mother or was Toss Zito your father? I only recall two of Mary’s children. My cousin Ernest went to our family’s town years ago and there are family members there, but my Dad says all the children came to the states.

  7. David says:

    Searching for Teresa Bonacci born 21 Oct 1878. Married Giuseppe Casanova in 1900, He was born 11 Sep 1878. A daughter Francesca Casanova was born abt 1 Jan 1901. Looking for information on any of these people. Parents names and data and other family.

  8. Lynn says:

    I am looking for children of Aloysio Cardamone and Santa Caliguiri (likely born 1892-1900) of San Tommasso, Soveria Mannelli. My great grandfather, baptized Angelus Antonius Cardamone, was their firstborn son, born 5 Sept 1891. He immigrated to the United States around 1905, but had a younger brother and sister that remained in Soveria Mannelli. I am hoping to find their names, and possibly their descendants.

    • Fran V says:

      my mother, elizabeth zito mcclafferty, daughter of maria concetta chiodo and antonio zito, is has cousins named caliguiri in pittsburgh. richard caliguiri was the mayor several times! one branch changed it to collinger if that is helpful to you.

  9. Mickey says:

    I am searching for information on Name: Bernardo Chiodo (no middle name)
    Date of birth: September 2, 1903
    Place of birth: Calabria (Catanzaro) Italy
    His Mother was Serafina Cardamone
    His Father was Gabriel Chiodo
    Arrived at Ellis Island, New York on April 20, 1920 per the ship manifest
    Believe that he had an older sibling (sister) in Italy named Rosa Chiodo

    Also interested in how this area was affected in World War ONE.

    • Sonseere says:

      I happened upon your note tonight. I believe my great-great grandmother was Rose Chiodo. I am in the process of obtaining my Italian citizenship through her son ,my great grandfather, Pietro Maria scalise. I am just starting to explore more about this line in my family.

      this group landed in Wisconsin where my grandmother was born. Pietro married into the del Monico family.

      my apologies for the quick note. But I had to respond when I saw this post. Good luck to you also!

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