Genealogy in Parenti

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Parenti”
  1. Greg says:

    Lorenzo Lupia, who was Mayor of Parenti after World War II, is my great uncle, brother of my grandfather Bruno Lupia. I am interested in knowing more about my family history in Parenti and environs, and plan to visit in 2017. I understand that Lorenzo and his two brothers (Bruno and Luciano) emigrated to the U.S in the early 20th Century, but that Lorenzo returned sometime in the 1920s. The circumstances are not yet clear. I’ve read some Parenti history, but access and translations are limited. I also understand that a book on town history has been written by Ubaldo Lupa, who might also be a relative, but cannot obtain a copy in the U.S. Help in this matter, and any other information about my ancestors in Parenti, would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Matthew says:

    My great-grandmother Margherita Maletta was born in Parenti on May 11, 1894. Her father was named Giuseppe Maletta. She went through Ellis Island in May of 1916 on the SS Patria.

  3. Bruce Perri says:

    Grand Father: Guiseppe Perri Born 30th September 1886 in Pelona, Italy
    Did my Grand Father have a middle name and who was my Great Grand Father: ?????? and
    Great Grand Mother ???????

    Thank You,
    Bruce Leo Perri

  4. Morgan says:

    My great, great grandfather Gabriele Cerenzia and his wife Orsola Perri married in Parenti Italy before coming to the United States. They arrived in NY via Ellis Island in February of 1901. They then came to Washingto State to meet up with his parents who has also come over from Italy. Any information regarding their family history, including relatives in Parenti would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

  5. Lucille says:

    My grandfather Vincenzo (James) garofalo came from Parenti. Arrived NY via Ellis island July 1901. Siblings Michael,Robert,Theresa, Emanuel. Any info regarding family in parenti appreciated. Thank you

    • Phyllis says:

      My great grandfather was Giuseppe Garofalo, also from Parenti. He arrived through Ellis Island in 1898. I don’t know names of his siblings. I do know his father was Bruno and mother Caterina. Think there’s any relations?

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