Genealogy in Malito

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Malito 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 Malito. As more your surname is common in Malito, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Malito 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 Malito 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 Malito, or if you have questions regarding your family in Malito, 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 Malito area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Diane says:

    I’m looking for information on any family I may have in a Malito. My grandmothers name was Marianina Ammendola. She married Ottavio Mancini and moved to the US in the early 1920s. I believe she had sisters named Teresa, Rosina, and I know of a brother named Ettore. I believe there were other siblings, but I’m not sure of their names.

  2. Paschoale says:

    Good afternoon,

    I’m searching my greatgrandfather’s born certificate,
    I know that was born in Cosenza area, more specifically In Malito.
    I don’t have the specific date in all documents that I have have me that
    Information, He’s born between 1863 from 1876.
    He’s Son of Petro Maria Nucci anda Serafina Regitano.

    • Patricia says:

      Good morning,

      I´m searching for the same person I think. I and my hsuband are looking for his greatgranfather´s born certificate, and he´s son of Pietro Maria Nucci and Serafina Regitano.
      We are find all the certicates and anyone has the date of his birthday.
      If you has something that we don´t know and the some from us, maybe we can find what miss.

      Thank you

      • nilza says:

        Tenho informações sobre Luca Nucci, casado em Malito em 24 de fevereiro de 1864 com Caherina Spina, filha de Rafaelli Spina e Maria de Munno. Luca era filho de Pietro Nucci e Francesca Pirozo e tinha dois irmãos, Rafaelle e Giuseppe Nucci. Imigraram para o Brasil. Se precisarem de mais dados dos descendentes, posso fornecer.

  3. Amanda says:

    I am researching my great grandfather, trying to find his place of birth in order to obtain a copy of his birth certificate. My family thinks he was born in malito, Calabria. His name was Carmine Misasi born September 6, 1904. Son of Domenico Misasi and Nunziato Gallo. I would appreciate any documentation on him or his parents. Thank you

  4. Patrick Michael says:

    Very interested in the following people;
    Grandparents; Pasquale & Theresa Stancati; Born Mid to late 1890’s Raised 4 children in or around Malito Clabria. Pasquale was a Cobbler, Served in WW1 in North Africa
    All family members Immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s at different times
    Son; Joseph Stancati (Josep, Joe, Uncle Pep)
    Born last week of December 1932 but registered as Jan 1 or 2 1933 to give her son 1 year grace with military service
    Daughters/Sisters; Inis Stancati/Amendola & Fina Stancati/Barone
    Brother: name Unknown. Died when 12 years old. Told that he died as a result of a seizure while climming a tree

  5. Anna says:

    I will be making a trip in June to the birth place of my grandma, Malito. I want to find any living relatives. Where would I begin? I only have a couple of days and want to make the best of them.

  6. Marcos says:

    I am searching the Birth Certificate of my great grandfather , ” Giuseppe Bozza” , he probably was born in Malito ( Calabria) in 1855, his father was Franchesco Bozza e Fortunata Furca , he emigrated to Brazil in 1879, How can you help me?

  7. Lucio says:

    Hi, my name is Lucio Donnaperna. My grandfather was fathered by a highly prominent DON Corrado in the early 1900’s. No one really persued his actual last name and I was wondering if there is information on him? My last name was given by city hall at that time but would love to know his last name given it would have been mine. Hope you can find something much appreciated.

  8. James Malito says:

    My name is James Malito. I live in Arizona USA. I assume my ancestors are from Malito Italy. Is Malito a popular sur name in Malito Italy? My great grandfather was Luigi Malito and he came to the United States just after 1900. He was married to Carmella Malito. I am trying to find information on Luigi & Carmella as well as Luigi’s father which I believe to be named Dominick Malito.

  9. Tracy says:

    I am researching Guiseppe Aiello and and Giuseppina Passarelli who were married in 1880. they are as far back as I have gotten. would love to know more about these families.

  10. Diane says:

    Looking for information on my great grandparents

    Pasquale Giardina: born Dec 11,1845 died in Donaldsonville La Jan, 17,1916

    His parents: Vincebr Giardina and Teresa Gaglardi

    Pasquale Giardina married Francesca Gallo

  11. Craig says:

    I am searching my Great Great Grand Parents in Italy, province de Malito region de Calabria.

    The line goes back in this way:
    Me: Craig Marone
    Father: Gary Marone
    GrandFather: Steven Marone (Born Stefano Marrone)
    Great GrandFather: Gennaro Marrone (Born 9/28/1882 in Malito – came to US 4/25/1905)
    Great Great Grandfather: Stefano Marrone married to Giuseppa Chianese (No information about him or her

    I am looking for any information about Stefano Marrone and Guiseppa Chianese (birth/death/marriage)

    Thank you

    I am looking for any relatives of my grandparents
    I would ask for the documentation of birth and marriage of my grandparents and I need help.

  12. Nathalie says:

    I am searching my parents in Italy, province de Malito region de Calabria.
    The name of my grandfather was Raphael Cassano, he was the son of Francisco Cassano and Miquelina de Luca Cassano.
    Raphael Cassano was probably born in 1880.
    My grandfather married Maria Nucci in Italy, but soon moved to Brazil where they had 04 children.
    My grandfathers had contact with their families for some time, but came to war and never spoke again.
    I am looking for any relatives of my grandparents
    I would ask for the documentation of birth and marriage of my grandparents and I need help.

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