Genealogy in Acquaformosa

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Acquaformosa, 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 Cosenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Acquaformosa registrar as of that date.

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Acquaformosa


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Acquaformosa. As more your surname is common in Acquaformosa, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Acquaformosa archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

Church archives in Cosenza 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 Acquaformosa and Cosenza 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Acquaformosa, or if you have questions regarding your family in Acquaformosa, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Acquaformosa area will reply to you


  1. Holly says:

    Hello, I am searching for my paternal grandmother and grand father. They both were originally from Acquaformosa. My great grandfather I am told immigrated from Albania. My grandfather’s name was Domenico Dituri but was changed to Nicholas Dietor when he got here to the U.S. My grandmother’s family name is Raimondo and her name when she departed from Naples in 1905 was Luisa Raimondo and it was changed to Louisa Raymond and then Dietor when she married Grandpop. I am trying to find my family back through them. I do not know my great grandfather’s name. Thank you.

  2. James says:

    I have my maternal great grandparents birth certificates and would like to attach and would like to confirm their family history. Can you help?

  3. Mary Angela says:

    Hello my Name is Mary Gibson (maiden name Mary Angela Epifanio) My Great Grandfather came to this counrty in about 1910. His name was Giauveiceezo (? his naturalization papers are hard to read) Epifanio. from what I was told there were many immigrants from Acquafamosa that settled together in Baltimore MD. I am coming to a dead end on my family tree research and hope you can help. the date on the paper I have as 22 Apr 1949

  4. Natalie says:

    I am writing about my great Grandmother –
    Maria Cordoano who was born in Acquaformosa 6 September 1874
    she married Angelo A. Balsano/Balsamo who was born on 4 November 1875 from Lungro, Consenza, Calabria, Italy.
    She had a sister named Lizzie Cordoano who was born in approx 1886
    I would love to know more information about Maria’s family if you have any to share. Thank you so much for your time.
    Natalie Williams

    • james says:


      I just discovered this website. Interestingly, I was recently contacted by a Joseph Cordoano from France inquiring about our common ancestry. Let me know if I can help.


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