Genealogy in Carpanzano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Carpanzano”
  1. Antonietta says:

    we are trying to find out some information on our ancestors. We know very little about my grandparents on my father’s side. My grandfather’s name on my fathers side was Pietro Cozza and my grandmother was Grazia (Antonietta) Buffone. We have no idea where they came from or who their parents were and are very interested in finding out, We are looking for the same information on my mother’s side of the family. My grandmother’s name was Rosina Fabiano (she immigrated and died in Prince George, BC Canada). My grandfather’s name was Carmine Di Benedetto. We are trying to build our family tree and would appreciate as much information as you have available (dates of birth, marriage, death, place where the lived, etc.). All of my grandparents (except nonna Rosina, are buried in the cemetery in Carpanzano. Any help and information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Also, if you can recommend other internet sites I can look at, would also be appreciated.

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