Genealogy in Cerisano

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cerisano. As more your surname is common in Cerisano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cerisano 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 Cerisano 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 Cerisano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cerisano, 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 cerisano@italianside.com


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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Cerisano”
  1. Janine says:

    Hello,
    My name is Janine Fabino Daniels and am the grand-daughter of Domenic Cinelli (born 1903 in Cerisano). Dominic’s parents were Rose Marino (1868)and Gueisseppi Cinelli (1866) of Cerisano. They had several children: Maria, Caroline and Frank (twins), Tony, Larry, Domenic and Peter (twins). I know that Pete died at the age of 14 and all of the boys made their way to America, but I am looking for any of my relatives that may be children or grandchildren of Maria or Caroline. Actually, it would be wonderful to learn of any of my relatives still living in the area. My grandfather, Domenic came to America in 1916 married and had three girls: Josephine, Rita, and Jeanette. My mother is Josephine.
    My husband, Jeff, and I will be coming to Calabria this summer (end of July to beginning of August) and I would love to be able to meet any relative willing to do so.
    If anyone has any information, that could help me, I would appreciate the information. Thank you.

  2. William says:

    Looking for information on the family of Louis Greco born March 21, 1865, his parents were Antonio Greco and Rose Paura, all from Cerisano,Cosenza, Italy

    Louis Greco Married Caroline Caputo in Cerisano, Cosenza She was born June 22, 1868, and her parents were Dominic Caputo, and Rose mazzola.

    Also looking for information on the family of Santo (Sandy) Spadafore Born March 2, 1872 in Cosenza. Santo was the son of Gasteano Spadafore and Thomasine __________?

    and the family of Mary or Maria Trombino Born June 27, 1877 in Cosenza, She was the daughter of Dominic Trombino, and Rose Santelli.

    any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

  3. Frank says:

    Both of my parents were born in Cerisano, Italy. My Father was Pasquale Santoro (1894 – 1957), his father was Gaetano (1848 – 1935) and his Mother was Aquila Secreti ( dates unknown). My Mother’s maiden name was Raffaella Greco (1897 – 1967), her father was Francesco Greco (dates unknown)
    but I am not certain what her Mother’s maiden name was.
    Where can I find out more about my Grandparents?

  4. Evelyn says:

    Hi My Grandfather was born in Cerisano, as far as what we know. His name was Pietro Pulice. His Mother was Rosaria Salerno and father was Gaetano Pulice. Would you have any information on this tree such as dates of birth or more of the tree. Thank you so much!

    • William says:

      Where is your pulice family from? My Aunt said that she had relatives in or near NYC that were Dress Makers??? or ran some type of Clothing factory, but she was not sure of the exact relationship only that they were cousins and that she visited them in her 20s…. she is now 95

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