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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Mormanno, or if you have questions regarding your family in Mormanno, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Mormanno”
  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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