Genealogy in Mangone

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


9 Messages to “Genealogy in Mangone”
  1. Samuel says:

    looking for my fathers 2 sisters relatives. His name is Salvatore and was born around 1898 and his fathers name was Guseppie berardi and his mothers maiden name was gautanna maura and they lived around mangone, Italy. Will be visiting the area in the fall.

  2. Giovanni says:

    I was born to Francesco Pirillo and Marietta Bernaudo in 1937 in Mangone. My mother had a brother Fortunato and wife Minetta who had one son Giovanni born around 1927 who originally was a priest but later married, had two children and lived in Catanzaro after which my family lost touch with him. He and his wife worked at the post office. My grandfather Francesco (known as Francescello Aubatta in town) Bernaudo was a postman in the Mangone area and is buried there in the cemetery. I have been to the cemetery. I am curious about what happened to Giovanni Bernaudo and his family. Any information would be appreciated.

  3. Susanna says:

    I am looking for any relatives with the last name Bernaudo, my mothers maiden name.
    Mother was born in 1936. I believe her mothers name was Rosaria.
    I want to visit the area and wondered if i still have any ties in Mangone, Calabria area. My mother, Elda, had a sister Graziela, who passed a couple of years ago and a brother named Frank and another sister think her nameis Maria and she still lives in area..if she is still alive. I would like to meet my cousins..if i have any in the area. Mother’s siblings aren’t that close but i would like to meet, if any around the area when i visit.


  4. Denise says:

    I am looking for relatives of my grandfather, Francesco Rizzuto who was born in Mangone, Calabria in 1906. He moved to America when he was 17, in 1923. His mother Teresina Soda was married to Miguel Rizzuto and their children were Francesco, Agaduzzi, Vicenzo, and Raphael. By the sound of it we may be related to Gary (below)!

    Any information would be appreciated!

  5. Gary says:

    I am looking for someone (hopefully a relative) from Mangone, Calabria that would know the families of Giuseppe Benincasa or Rosario Rizzuto, both born before 1900. Those are my grandparents.

    • Lisa says:

      My grandfather was Frank Pizzo. He was born on November 8, 1902. His mother’s name was Maria Benincasa. I wonder if your grandfather and my great grandmother were related?

      • Gary says:

        I have a Frank Pizzo, wife unknown. I have him as having 3 children — Mark, Daniel and Nicole. His dad was Antonio, son of Ralph Pizzo and Adelina Aiello. Ralph is the sone of Frank Aiello and Mary Barone ( my g grandma). That’s all I have except I’m told that Frank Aiello had died, so Mary married his brother (also named Frank 1898-1989). They had a daughter, Ida Aiello (1923-2013), who married Paul LoFuedo (1923-1996). I have no children for them. I hope this helps. Sorry it took so long. By the way Ralph also had a daughter, Guovannina, who married Ralph Serravalle. I babe their 2 children as Angela and Rosetta Pizzo ( but I think it should be Serravalle).

      • Kathy says:

        I have a photo of a Frank Pizzo with Agatha Mazzei (Pizzo), Pietro (Peter) Mazzei dated 1911. And another with Vicenzo (Jim) Cappello and Frank Pizzo 1912, New York

  6. Holly says:

    Looking for my husbands family probably from around Mangone, Italy

    Grandfather. Francesco Esposito b 1887
    Grandmother. Angelina Esposito b 1886

    Uncle Giovanni Esposito b 1909 emigrated to US 1929
    Uncle Carmine Esposito b 1913 emigrated to US 1928
    Uncle Eugenio Esposito b 1920 emigrated to Canada. Could be James
    Father Orlando Esposito b 1928 emigrated to US 1954

    Owned farm near Mangone

    Any info would be appreciated!
    Thank you.

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