Genealogy in Aprigliano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Aprigliano. As more your surname is common in Aprigliano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Aprigliano 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 Aprigliano 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 Aprigliano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Aprigliano, 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 .
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13 Messages to “Genealogy in Aprigliano”
  1. Paula says:

    I am searching for family records. My grandparents were born in Aprigliano Cosenza Province.

    Grandfather was Stefano Thomas Apa born April 1, 1882 to Michele Apa and Giusseppina Tiganelli.

    Grandmother was Marietta (Maria) Gallucci born on April 4, 1888 to Domenic Gallucci and Rachel Tarrantino.

    Any information on these people and their ancestors would be greatly appreciated,

    Thank you very much.

  2. Carlo Mario says:

    I was born in Aprigliano on May 29, 1950. My parents were Pasquale Vigna and Maria Grazia Piro. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  3. Vanessa says:

    I am trying to confirm the following and see if if there are any other names you could provide. My grand mother was Angelina Grego born 1888. My great grand mother was Agata Maria Vigna born 1864. She married Luigi Grego and her parents were Saverio Vigna and Guiseppina Petrone. They were from Aprigliano. Much harder to confirm is my grandfather’s side. His name was Antonio Rossi born 1882 or 1883 in Altilia. His parents were Louis Rossi and Cynthia Lapore. Supposedly Louis was murdered by bandits. Antonio’s siblings were Antoinette, Eugenio, Teresa and John. For some reason, John has the last name of Russo. Any help would be much appreciated.

  4. Gord says:

    I plan on visiting Aprigliano to see if I can find relatives of my grandfather Sam Ruffo who was born there. His father was Leonardo Ruffo and his mother was Chiara Vigna. Leonardo was the son of Fransesco Ruffo and Raffae;a Secreto (approx 1850). Any information that you may have would be appreciated.

  5. Rick says:

    I am visiting Apriagnio in September to locate relatives back to my Nonna Maria De Luca from there,
    She married there into the name of Maria DeVuono. She lived there in the late 1800s until 1915 or so when she left for America. I have a addresses of my father’s (Maria’s son) cousin in this town.
    That name is Emlia De Luca.
    Any information before September 2016 is greatly appreciated. Ciao

  6. Gerri says:

    I am researching my gr-grandparents who were born in Aprigliano and I need research help to get their birth and marriage records. I would like to know who each of their parents were:

    Pietro Vigna, b. 1873, Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy
    Teresa Misuraca – his wife (possibly named Giulia Maria Teresa Misuraca) b. 13 Jan 1873 – Aprigliano (I’m not sure this is the right “Teresa”)

    I don’t know when they were married – but they had 13 children. I only know the names of 5 of them: Giovanni Battista Vigna (b. 1894); Salvatore Vigna (b. 1896); Emilio Francesco Vigna (b. 1898); Marino and Giuseppina. I have no other info.

    Please advise on how I can obtain their birth records and marriage record. Thank you!

  7. Kevin says:

    I am interested in researching the origin family of my Grt-Grt-Grandfather Giuseppe Rende I believe he was born between 1840-1850 in Aprigliano. He married Carlotta Cosentino (b:1850) around 1870 since their 1st child, Rocco was born in Jul 1871. Guiseppe & Carlotta had 4 boys and 1 but maybe 2 girls all born in Aprigliano between 1871-1885.
    Any info would be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks, Kevin

    • Rick says:

      FYI my grandmother from this town married into a DeLuca family.

      My family tree (Completed by my Mother) indicates a Grazia Rende married Gaetano DeLuca in this town some time around 1880. They had a daughter (my grandmother) named Marietta DeLuca, born Jan 17, 1885. Hope this is helpful. It is possible Grazia is one of the daughters you are referring to.

  8. Jackson says:


    I am looking for some professional genealogical help in researching my paternal side great grandfather’s family tree. His name was Pietro De Vuono and I believe that he was born in Aprigliano around the year 1880. If you can direct me to people who can help me with this quest I would greatly appreciate it.

  9. Angie Vigna Baked says:

    My grandfather Domenico Vigna and my father Luigi Vigna were from Calabria. I don’t have much information other than the family immigrated to the United States approximately between 1910 and 1915. My father was born around 1896. I don’t have any knowledge of my father and grandfather other than I remember my Mother saying something like he was from Chrechi or something like that in Calabria. Is there any information you might be able to give me so that I at least know where my father was born and any other information that might help me know more about my ancestors. One question I would like to answer for myself is, do I have any living relatives of my father in Italy. It would be a start. I was able to trace my mothers ancestors. Thank you very much.

  10. Raymond says:

    My father, Joseph (Gueseppi) Marasco was born in Aprigliano in 1898. I am looking for the names of any siblings or their children. I believe that he had 1 brother & 6 or 7 sisters.

  11. Mark says:

    Are there any records for the Lo Scudo family or there history in Aprigliano?
    My grand father came to America in 1918
    Thank you

  12. Diane says:

    Hello! Looking for information on a married couple named Luigi and Maria Ferraro. Both were born there in 1884. Maria’s last name was Vigna. They came to the U.S. in 1909 and 1910. We know her father was Giovanni but not sure about her mother. We have nothing on Luigi’s parents and think his siblings may have gone to South America.

    Thank,you for reading this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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