Genealogy in Rovito

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


11 Messages to “Genealogy in Rovito”
  1. Fernando says:

    Ciao Salvatore, sonno nipote di Giuseppe Salvatore De Marco, nato in Rovito a 27 nov 1884. He’s died in 15 jan 1957 – Belo Horizonte/MG, Brasil. One question, please: Parise or Parisi? (sonno di Celico?)

  2. Sharon says:

    Looking for information on GG Gandfather born 1889 in Italy town unknown, died 1916 in Elkhart, Indiana. MICHAEL F RUSSO.
    Married ADELINE FORTINO, she was from Rovito, left in 1905 from Naples to NY for Elkhart, Indiana.

  3. Lorraine says:

    Looking for relatives of Cecilia Clementi, my 2nd great grandmother. She had a son Eugenio in 1881 and lived in Roccella Ionica, not sure if she was born in Roccella. She married a Domenico Conforti i believe.

  4. Salvatore says:

    My Nonna’s surname was Parise…and I believe she was also related to the Demarco’s. I know of some family in Chicago but was wondering if there are any left back in Cosenza (Rovito).

    • Giuseppe says:

      Hi!Salvatore,Isaw your message on the internet “Genealogy Rovito” and it caught my eyes.My Nonna’s surname was Parise,but she was from Celico near by town 2 miles away from Rovito.She married my grandfather Salvatore Lavoratore and lived in Rovito.I don’t know if she was related to the Demarco’s.I do know that there is Parise and Demarco’s family in Chicago.I’m not sure if there is Parise left in Rovito.Hope to hear from you .

      • MB says:

        I’m researching a Parise family from Rovita that changed their name to Perry. They lived in Colorado and Chicago. But – I notice above it says the most common surnames in Rovito include PERRI – but no Parise???

      • Linda says:

        Interesting… my great-grandmother was a Lavoratore from Rovito. She died in Chicago. I would need to do more research on your family, but I was told that only her sisters came to the U.S.

  5. Julie says:

    I am interested in finding relatives with the last name Tutera. My grandfather would have been guiseppe Tutera who had a daughter Rose. Thank you.

  6. Jorge says:

    Looking for my relatives. descendants of francesco gravina and bernardina gravina or Domenico Gravina or Anna Giusepa Maura and Giovanni Gravina or Salvatore Caruso born in Paola Cosenza on 15/11/1895

  7. Lindy says:

    Looking for Antonio Parise born september 1861 Wife Maria chiaravalo, (Carvello) born January 1863, Son Dominico Parise born 20 April 1889.would like to find their families.
    Thank you,

  8. Anderson Rovito says:

    Mio nonno Rovito Lucas Neto, il mio bisnonno Lucas Rovito, il mio bisnonno Giovanni Rovito

    Quest’ultimo nel 1940

    se si dispone di record o le informazioni sarebbero felici di ricevere

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