Genealogy in Pedivigliano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


13 Messages to “Genealogy in Pedivigliano”
  1. Cynthia says:

    Hello. My paternal grandfather was born in Pedivigliano between 1892 and 1894 . He emigrated to the US I believe in 1907 but maybe even as late as 1912. I believe his birth name was Antonio Giotte or possibly Giotti (unsure of spelling). But I do know he took on the surname of the family who “adopted” him in American (Caserta) and was known thereafter as Tony J. Caserta. I believe he traveled to America without his family from Naples. I know he had family that remained behind in Italy, perhaps even Pedivigliano because I have been told by a distant cousin and my father (his son, now deceased) he often mailed money and aid packages home. Is there any information you can provide me about him or the family that remained in Pedivigliano? Can you verify any of this information? Verify his birth name? I’m unsure of the spelling because I’ve only ever heard it pronounced (Ge-o-te) never written. I apologize that the information I have provided is so sketchy and thank you very much for taking the time to read this and for any help you are able to provide.

  2. Cari says:

    I want to visit Pedivigliano in the near future to hopefully connect with my Mother’s family – the Mancuso’s. My mother, Teresa, visited a few years back however unfortunately died before I could make contacts. Her mother, Carolina Mancuso come through Ellis Island. She was married to Carmen Mancuso and they lived in Salt Lake City Utah.
    Does anyone have information on my relatives? Thanks

  3. Sergio says:

    Ciao, I would like to know if there are any of my relatives from the Costanzo family still living in Pedivigliano, Provincia di Cosenza, Calabria. I would also like to locate my grandmother’s birth certificate or any birth records. My grandmother’s birth name was Aurora Amelia Costanzo, born 07 Dec 1908, from Giuseppe Constanzo and Ana Candida da Costa Costanzo. They imigrated to Sao Paulo, Brazil around 1909; back to Italy some 10 – 15 yrs after, then going for good to Brazil some 2 years later.
    Grazie tanto.

  4. Elise says:

    My grandfather was born in Pedivigiliano sometime in the 1800’s. His mother was married twice. I believe her first husband was Mr. Costanzo, and her 2nd husband was Mr. Angotti (my grandfather’s father). I know they are also related to the Chiodos…as I think my maternal great-grandmother was from the Chiodo family. My grandfather came to America and settled in Pennsylvania, where he married, and then in the late 1800’s came to California where he went to work at the C & H Sugar Refinery in Crockett, California. Relatives are the Costanzo family who lived in Pennsylvania, and also, the Maggio family who lived in Hazelton, New Jersey. Relatives also include Gabriele’s from Trenton, New Jersey, and Chiodos who live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I will be visiting Calabria in May, and would like to know if any of my relatives are still living there. I would also like to locate my grandfather’s birth certificate or any birth records. Thank you. Elise Haugh

  5. lupinacci says:

    My grand fatheron my fathers side was Donato lupinacci born in 1871
    Hi wifes name was Assunta Casole also born in early 1870 both born in casole bruzio.The had 3 kids Luigi,Teresina and Francesco.Trying to gind my great grand parents or any sibling

  6. Joseph says:

    Hello, I’m trying to learn about our family history. The two last names I have is Teresa Lupinacci and Luigi DiGuzio. I don’t have a birthday but they are my great grandparents. I have a uncle Frank Lupinacci who was born June 19, 1923. If anyone can help at all I would really appreciate it.

    • T.Lupinacci says:

      My name is Teresa Lupinacci and Frank Lupinacci was my father.My Grandmoter was also named Teresa Lupinacci.Who are you? Never hard of Luigi DiGuzio

  7. Nancy says:

    I’m trying to find information on my grandfather, Guiseppe Fuoco, born in Pedivigliano. I have several dates for his birthday but the most common date seems to be March 9, 1880. I also have 1884, 1886, and 1887. He immigrated to the US in 1916 and changed his name to Joseph Davis Fuoco. He settled in Washington, DC. His parents are listed as Paul Fuoco born about 1860 in Italy and his mother as Christine Scapina born in Italy about 1865. I believe my grandfather may have had one brother who immigrated to the US and moved to upstate New York but there is no information on him. I hope to visit Pedivigliano in October, 2015 so any information would be greatly appreciated. Are the Fuoco’s who still live in the area surrounding Pedivigliano descendant’s of Paul and Christine? Thank you for your time and effort.

  8. Bethany says:

    I’m doing genealogy research for my mother-in-law. Her grandfather Gagliardi & his siblings emigrated one at a time to the USA in the early 1900’s. I’m looking for information on their parents, who remained in Italy. These siblings were all born in Italy,
    Carmela Gagliardi was born about 1888.
    Angelo Gagliardi was born September 14, 1891, Camillo Gagliardi was born April 19, 1895,
    Camillo documented he was born in Pedivigliano. Charles Gagliardi was born May 18, 1898
    Mary Gagliardi was born Oct 11, 1900
    Are there any databases I can use that are in English? I’d be extremely grateful for any assistance.

    • Mary says:

      looking for my grandmother Michaelina Gagliardi, emigrated to america 1899-1917. she died in 1945 at 48 yrs. i have no other info about her. she may have come with a sister.

    • Carmelo Gagliardi says:

      I am Carmelo gagliardi…and camillo was my uncle and carmela was my aunt. Who are you and who is your mother in law. I lived most of my life in Connecticut and the last 27 years in Florida.

    • carmelo gagliardi says:

      I am Carmelo gagliardi camillo, carmela and other are my relatives

    • Carmelo says:

      Iam son of Ettore gagliardi the only gagliardi never come in the usa for future informarion contact me you mother in low will be Franceschina ?

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