Genealogy in Pietrafitta

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


    I am looking for any information on my grandfathers Family. My grandfather was Joseph Biafore. His father came from Pietrafitta and settled originally in Philadelphia and then moved to Bridgeport Ct. Really interested to know if we still have family in Pietrafitta. Thank You in advance.

    • Frank says:

      Hello Mark

      There is a connection between my family, Cipparone, and the Biafores. My great-grandfather Gabriele Cipparone married Orsola Biafore, born 1/03/1851, in Pietrafitta on 7/19/1873. She was the daughter of Rocco Biafore and Giuseppina Giorgio both born in 1830.My grandfather Francesco’s brother Pasquale married Rosario Biafore (second or third cousin?) in Pietrafitta on 12/31/1908…the next year they came to New York, date unknown; they had a son Giuseppe on 10/03/1909 and a daughter Assunta on 2/12/1912, both born in Pietrafitta. The family settled in San Jose, CA where according to the 1930 US Census Pasquale was listed as a farmer. I hope this helps.

  2. Susanna says:

    I have a different problem, I have an old photo of a relative of my father, both are deceased. My mother thinks it’s a cousin of my father who died at a young age(20’s) of an illness. I want to know who this person is. My son looks just like him
    The surname is Allevato from the village of Pietrafitta cosenza Italy
    My father Giuseppe Allevato was born in Pietrafitta Feb 18 1916

  3. Daniel says:

    Planning a visit to pietrafitta in the fall this year. My grandfather Giovani and brother Angelo migrated to kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada in early 1930’s and born around 1910 in pietrafitta. Looking for church record and any family to contact for our visit.

  4. Andrew says:

    I’m looking for relatives of Joseph Mauzzillo who was born 28.11.1883 in Pietrafitta, Province of Cosenza, Italy. His son William is my grandfather.

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