Genealogy in Fagnano Castello

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Fagnano Castello


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Fagnano Castello”
  1. Cristina says:

    Pai: Vincenzo Greco, veio para o Brasil em torno de 1950 e avós Emídio Greco e Carolina Caprino Greco. Gostaria de saber se há familiares vivendo na cidade de Fagnano Castello.

  2. Sandra says:

    My grandparents both came from Fagnano Costello-Cozensa.
    Maria Savaria Iapichino and Filiberto Ruggiero. They married in NYC on 1916. The parents of Filiberto are: Rosario Farrante and Gioacchiono. Maria Savaria are: Raffaele and Maria Domencia Tunno. Can you give me the name of the cemetery where they’re buried, if possible or a photo? Don’t have year of their deaths or any information on the Iapichino name?
    Thank you so much. I am trying to do a family history on the grandparents I never met.


  3. Katrina says:

    I am searching for my family which originated in Fagnano Castello, I believe. The oldest relatives I can find are Sebastiano Avolio b: ?(spouse Maria Domenica Tommasina Carmela Barone b:4 Aug 1830). Other family originating from there is Francesco Tarsitano b: 1868 (spouse Fiorina Avolio b: Nov. 1867) and Phillip Perrone b: April 8, 1890 (spouse Rosina J. Tarsitano b: 1898).


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