Genealogy in Lago

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Lago. As more your surname is common in Lago, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lago 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 Lago 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Lago, or if you have questions regarding your family in Lago, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Lago area will reply to you


  1. SUSY says:

    Hi . I would like to know if anyone knows of my grandfather Paolino Porco who came from Italy to Argentina. I really want to know about my ancestors

  2. Mike says:

    I went to Lago many years ago on a trip with my Aunt Rafaela Mazzuca to visit some of her friends. I met a Joseph Mazzuca and his wife who lived on Barnes Ave in the Bronx NY and relocated to Lago when she married Joseph. Does anybody know any of the Mazzuca Family in Lago. My Grandfather, Giovanni Mazzuca, was from Lago and moved to NY in the US. He had 5 children. My father Benito (changed his name to John in the US), Joseph, Rafaela, Jeanna, and Liliana. All moved to NY. My father & Aunt Rafaela have passed. Liliana, Jeanna and Joseph are still alive. In their 80s. So, does anyone know any Mazzuca from Lago?

  3. James says:

    My Grandparents were both from Lago. My Grandfather was Nicola Barone born in 1877 and my grandmother was Josephine Abate born in 1885. They married in Lago and had a daughter Florene or Filimino Barone born in 1908. Grandfather went to the US in 1909 and grandmother and Florene in 1910. They Lived in Point Mation, PA for the rest of their lives. Looking for any information on my Grandparents parents.

    florene followed in 1910.

  4. Fred says:

    My maternal grandfather was Frank Cupelli 1880-1960) from Lago in Calabria. He died in Point Marion, PA. His father was Dominick Cupelli also from Lago. I notice that there is a Via Leopoldo Cupelli in this commune. I do not believe that Cupelli was a common surname in Calabria. Could You tell me more about Leopoldo Cupelli andcoukd we be related?
    There is a street in Point Marion, PA, USA also called Cupelli street.
    Thank you

    • James says:

      My Grandparents were from Lago in Calabria and they lived in Point Marion, PA. I knew your Grandfather. The Cupelli’s had a small store on Cupelli St.

  5. Alberto says:

    My mother Evarista Piluso, who is originally from Lago, is trying to locate Giuseppina Giordano and/or Giovanni Giordano. Is there any way that you can help us locate them? Thank you very much,

    • Mike says:

      Piluso is the maiden name of my grandmother from Lago. She married Giovanni Mazzuca from Lago and they move to NY in the US. My grandfather was born in 1900. My grandparents have passed.

  6. Debbie says:

    Do you have any information on Cesare Vozza (parents were Ottovo and Carolina Vozza) and Carmela Fusco, b 1890’s, married. From Lago. Had a daughter, Carolina Vozza, who died at age 4.

  7. Joni says:

    UPDATE! Yesterday I went to Lago Civil Magistrars office amazing lady behind desk was my cousin! You do not have so many surnames that need to be added to your list ie Abate, Mazzotta and others! Anyone searching those names can contact me gladly! I’m in Italy now going to Reggio tomorrow! Grazie Mille…allora 🙂 Joni

  8. Joni says:

    Wow I just looked at this post and realized you answered this, thank you so much “molta benne”, this is so exciting to me because I’m spending 2 months in Italy this summer and will try to find someone on one of my families side whether it is the Maglioccos from San Vincenzo la Costa or the Abates from Lago Cosenza?
    thanks if I could just find our what Domenico Marco Abate br: 1849 Lago, Cosenzo, Calabria, wifes name whom would be my grandfather Giosue Abate’s mother I would be so happy, thanks so much!!!! Joni

    • Linda says:

      I too have Maglioccos from San Vincenzo la Costa and
      Maybe Montalto Uffugo unless they too were
      From San Vincenzo. My Lago heritage is with the
      Barone name snd it seems my great great grandmother Maria
      Barone had a huge family in Lago. I did visit San Vincenzo but
      Thst was in 2010 prior to knowing Barone was from Lago! Plus we
      Stayed in Amantea the town next to Lago!
      Any info on Barones helpful. Thanks

  9. joni says:

    Hello, My name is Joni. I know my lineage back to 1816 all from Lago, all on my Abate side, I just have one problem. I know all my grand fathers names and my grandmothers names except for my great grandmother of all people. I know my great grandfather, his name was Domenico Marco Abate br: November 1849 Lago, Italy but do not know his wifes name. He moved to the United States and there is some confusion and loss of who she was? I know where he was born, where his father was born, who his father was and his mother just can’t find out anything about Domenico’s wife. Thanks so much. I plan to stend the summer of 2014 in Italy and would love to go visit Calabria, my daughter is learning Italian and we know so much about bothe sides just can’t find our missing lady. Once again Grazie Mille, Joni

    • ItalianSide says:

      Ciao Joni,
      we answered you by email but the answer bounced back.
      The error reported is “Your mail could not be delivered because the
      recipient is only accepting mail from specific email addresses. If you feel
      you received this in error, please contact the recipient directly and ask
      them to check their email settings.”
      We already worked on Lago records and I’m pretty sure we can find Domenico Marco Abate wife’s name.
      So please contact us with another email address or give us the possibility to reach you by email.

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