Genealogy in Cleto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Cleto”
  1. Ken says:

    My Great-great grandfather Natale Caputo was born 1812 in Cleto. His father was Bruno Caputo.
    I’m would like to find more information about them if someone can help me.
    Thank you,
    Ken Caputa (yes the family name was misspelled in the 1890 timeframe)

  2. Michele says:

    hello…I have been working on our family tree..i need information on family members that no one can fine.i need dates of birth death,, marriage and possible copies of certificates..i will enclose the names of these people..please tell me how I can get this information..thank you so kindly..if you cannot get for me could you tell me how I could get..thank you

    these are all in the 1800 area I am told I need marriage packages…not sure…each of them are married couples..any help appreciated ty so very much

  3. Camillo says:


    I am looking for information on my family ancestry. My father left Cleto region in 1955 or so and my mother left Cleto in 1956. My father was Francesco Antonio Pucci son of Camillo Pucci and Filomena Pucci. My mother was Madalena Maria Longo daughter of Guerino Longo and Elvira Longo.
    I would like to find records of the families as far back as I can.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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