Genealogy in Mormanno

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


9 Messages to “Genealogy in Mormanno”
  1. Jose Gregorio says:

    I am trying to understand if my grandmother was born in Mormanno or Venezuela since her family moves to there around 1899 or 1900. In Venezuela we couldn’t find her birth certificate. Because of that we think she born in Italy. Her name was Josefina D’Alessandro Rotondaro. Her parents were Jose or Giuseppe D’Alessandro and Filomena Rotondaro. Thanks in advance for your comments!

  2. valerie says:

    i am trying to find records on Giuseppe La Menza and his wife, Maria Pastore in Mormanno. Their son, Pietro was my great grandfather. He emigrated to Puerto Rico sometime in 1890, I think.

  3. Máximo says:

    Let me know information about my great-grandfather named Felipe Bruno born in Mormanno, I do not know the date. He emigrated to Uruguay between 1870 and 1885, the information i have is the name of the mother, Isabel Cernichiaro or Chernichiaro. Thank you

  4. Kamilla says:

    Hi! I’m trying to find more information about my family branch in Mormanno it can be a little difficult since I’m from a noble line that has origin in Italy around 313A.D.
    My family has been nobility since back then holding titles such as Duca, Barone, Don (prince of blood, royal heir that doesn’t rule) and participated in events like the De Medici “expulsion” from Italy around 1500 and being Cavalieri di Grazia dell’Ordine Costantiniano di S.Giorgio and Cavalieri Templari. My family’s feuds were Principato Citra (Capoluogo Salerno), Terra di Lavoro (Capoluogo Capua until 1818, then Caserta), Provincia di Napoli (Capoluogo Napoli), Calabria Citra (Montalto Uffugo, Mormanno and Rossano), Calabria Ultra (feudo Moncoturni and feudo Figurella), Capitanata (Barletta e Foggia and Ascoli Satriano), Terra di Bari, Terra di Otranto (Laterza and Galatona), Contado del Molise (Ramo di Pescolanciano, Ramo Castellina, Gambatesa and Tufara), Abruzzo Citra, Abruzzo Ultra Primo, Abruzzo Ultra Secondo (Aquila, Cittaducale, Sulmona, Avezzano), Principato Ultra (Capoluogo Avellino e Benevenetto and Faicchio), Basilicata (Capuologo Potenza, Melfi, Grumento Nova and Castel Lagopezole) and Sicilia (Ramo di Palermo). The family member I’m looking for Don Pasquale d’Alessandro, Don Justiniano d’Alessandro born around 1770 (his name may be Giustinno/Giustinianno and even Giuseppe) his son Don Salvatore d’Alessandro born around 1808, Don Luciano d’Alessandro 1837. Those names are very common in my family and they tend to repeat through generations. It would be amazing if any of the information above turns out to be useful. I hope you can help me. Thank you!

  5. Allison says:

    I am trying to find marriage information for my great grandparents…..Luigi Armentano (born Mormanno 1882 to Vincenzo Armentano and Maddalena Leone) and Maria Bloise (born Mormanno 1898 to Michele Bloise and Filomena Leone). They both emigrated to NY in 1914…theoretically should have gotten married in NY, but there are no records. Wondering if they got married by proxy in their hometown church? Did that happen?

    • Susan says:

      Hi, I just found this webpage and your post. I recognize those names. My great grandfather was Giuseppe Leone, his brother was Andrea and their parents were Raffaele Leone and Maria Appolaro. They came to NY in 1894 or so, and I know my grandfather mentioned the Armentano and Bloise names. Interesting, maybe they knew each other!

    • Susan says:

      Hi again,
      I just checked my family tree. Luigi and Maria were cousins of my grandfather. Frank Leone, of Brooklyn. Please reach out, I’d love to compare notes.

  6. Frank says:

    My Grandmother Nancy (Nunzia)LaTerza was from Mormanno, but not certain if she was born there. Her Birthday is 3 March 1893 and born to Vincenzo LaTerza and Almirinda Rossi. She married Giuseppe Donato born in 1876 and presumably in Mormanno somewhere between 1910 to 1912. Giuseppe Donato’s parents are Franco Donato and Teresina Rossi but unsure of where he was born since his US Death Certificate didn’t contain his actual birth date or town in Italy of his birth.

    • Giulia says:

      My grandfather Rocco was from Mormanno born in 1914 and is also La Terza. He moved to Brazil as a young man.

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