Genealogy in Dipignano

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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  1. Raffaele Filadoro says:

    My Grampa was born in Dipignano on March. 29, 1891. He was born out of wedlock and was adopted. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. Shirley

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