Genealogy in Oriolo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


12 Messages to “Genealogy in Oriolo”
  1. Louis says:

    My grandfather Francesco Corrado was from Oriolo he settled in Girardville.Pa

    • Tony says:

      My grandfather was from Oriolo, Vivacqua surname. We had family move from oriolo to girardville and then to Youngstown Ohio. There was a Corrado couple that lived in Youngstown.

  2. Vincent says:

    I am looking for my Grandfather who I understand was born in Oriolo.

    His name was George Bonamase or Bonamasa. He came to the US in about 1905.

    His wife’s name was Katarina.

    Thank you for your help.

  3. Georganne says:

    I am applying for Italian citizenship. My grandfather was Frank Vartorella. He was born in Oriolo. I would like his birth certificate.

    • guillermo vartorelli says:

      Io sono Vartorelli (vartorella), sono nato in argentina, descendente di emigranti calabresi. molto piacere.

  4. Darlene says:

    I’m curious to know how the town was named Oriolo, and if any family live there with the name Oriolo or Laino?

    Thank you,
    Darlene Oriolo

    • James says:

      My grand father and grand mother were both from the town of oriolo,which was also my grand fathers last name. His first name was dominic,and and my grand mothers name wa anonette potente

  5. Cassandra says:

    My grandparents Giovanni Batista Calienni b. 1885 and Rosa Maria Locuoco b.1890 met in Oriolo and were married after emigrating to the United States. His father was Giuseppi Calienni (son of Pasquale Calienni and Anna Maria S??) and his mother was Maria Carmela Diego (daughter of Domenico Diego and Rosa Brancaccio?). Rosa’s father was Giovanni Andrea Locuoco b.1865-6 (son of Pietro Locuoco and Rosa Toscano)and her mother was Maria Domenica Panno b. Nov 1865 (daughter of Giula Fusco and Marco Panno). Rosa’s parents emigrated to the USA about 1903. I need help with the names and dates of birth, marriage, death for the earlier ancestors. Please help if you have specific information.

  6. Jeanne says:

    I am looking for any information regarding Angelo Bianchi born Sept.9, 1893. He was born in Oriolo, Italy. His family .. Nicholas and Maria (Pistachii) grandfathers Frank her dad Angelo. Brothers Frank oct 1892, Angelo sept 1893 (him). Two other brothers vuncentband Joseph. Both Vincent and Joseoh died in the war n different places. He came to the USA with His parents and brother Frank. Mom did not like it here and went back to Italy. Basically that is all the information I have about the family.
    Any help you can send me will be greatly appreciated

  7. Margaret says:

    I am looking for any information on Domenico Santagata, who was from Oriolo. I believe he was born around 1869. I also would like to find information on his wife Maddalena De Luca who was born around the same time. Thanks

  8. Dina says:

    My great-grandfather Vincenzo Panio was born in Calabria in 1890 November 15. I have his birth certificate. His mother was Madellena Corrado and father was Francesco Panio. I am curious to know if descendants of the family of Panio and Corrado still exist in Oriolo, as I am planning a visit to see the town of his birth.


    • Cassandra says:

      My grandmother’s mother was a “Panno” and she was a first cousin of Madellena Corrado in Bellevue, Ohio. Perhaps, if you change the spelling from Panio to Panno, you will find some additional information. My great grandmother’s family, including probably your Vincenzo, were the children of Marco (called Georgio) Panno and Julia Fusco. Marco was the son of Allesandro Panno… I think. Good luck.

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