Genealogy in Dipignano

If you search your ancestors in Dipignano, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Cosenza province registry offices 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.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Dipignano from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Dipignano just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Dipignano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Sara says:

    My grandfather’s name is Giuseppe Alessandro Falcone born in 1901 possibly in Domanico, Cosenza.
    His Father was Filippo Falcone. We think he might have come from Laurignano. Filippo Falcone was a widower with 2 children ( 2 boys), These two sones later went to America. He later married Caterina Greco also a widower with one Child Michele Filippelli who was my great uncle and stepbrother of my grandfather Giuseppe Alessandro Falcone.
    I would want to know the names of the two stepbrothers as well as any other information you might have on. Filippo Falcone.

  2. cavallo says:

    je recherche l’acte de naissance de Cavallo Vincent né le 11 novembre 1876 dans la commune de dipignano.merci.Patrick

  3. Anthony says:

    wondering if anyone knows of the family John Raffiele Paffile from Consenza Italy in the mid 1850’s


  4. Orlando says:

    My father was Vincenzo Iuele (or Yuele), born 22 Feb 1895 (or 23 Feb 1895) in Dipignano. Looking for names of his parents, and any other information included in birth record. Also, he married my mother Maria(Marie) Concetta Iaccino (Yaccino?)born 1897, but not sure if she was also from Dipignano or some very close village. Looking for information on her parents as well. Her mother’s first name was Rosa. Don’t know Rosa’s husband’s name, nor do I know Rosa’s maiden name. ANY help is appreciated.

  5. Luann says:

    My grandparents were both born in Dipignano. Giovanni Nicoletti 6/19/1888; Angelina Turco 3/6/1889. My grandfather’s mother died in childbirth and he was raised by a family named Luzzi. Any info on his birth parents would be appreciated!

    • Lucian says:

      My great grandfather was Frank Turco who was from Dipignana, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy and moved to New York. I am interested in any and all relatives. thank you .

  6. Richard says:

    My grandparents came from Dipignano and settled in the NY area (Beatrice and Joseph Duillo).My father came when he was 5 yrs old (Ettore Duillo)I’m not sure of the year but it had to be some where between 1910 and 1920. Any information I can get would be appreciated.

  7. 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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