Genealogy in Rovito

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.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Rovito from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Rovito, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rovito, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Rovito area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Jeffry says:

    I am looking for the parents of Pasquale Pennuto who married Rosa Gallo. Pasquale was born in Rovito on February 21, 1854. They are my great-grandparents.

    • Melissa says:

      My husband is also looking for them. Pasquale & Rosa are my husband’s 3rd great-grandparents. They had a son, Frank E., who had a son, Frank R., who had a son, Lawrence Sr., who had a son, Lawrence Jr., who had a son, Lawrence III (my husband). What might your relation be?

  2. Paul says:

    Gaetano Frankomano (Aug. 1, 1888) from Trebisacci, Cosenza married Raffaela Baffaro(May 5, 1917) from Rovito, Calabria. They moved to Concrete, Washington State, U.S.A. Am looking for any information or relatives. Thank you. Paul Bianchini

  3. Letitia says:

    I am researching my grandfather Giovanni Pietro Salerno, who was born in Rovito in June 1897. I am looking for his parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Letitia Chiodo

  4. Ralph says:

    I am searching for information on four people. Brothers Raffaele Gallella b.1856 and Francesco Gallella b.1859 both born in Rovito. Raffaele married Teresina Donato 10 October 1882 in Rovito. Francesco married Raffaela Donati 20 November 1887 in Rovito. Any information or direction on these four people and their ancestry is appreciated. I have information regarding their descendants in the USA if others are interested I may be able to assist. I am a direct descendant of Raffaele and Teresina.

  5. Gabriela says:

    I’m looking for information about my great grandfather, his name was Michele Lavoratore, who left rovito with his daughter Rose and brother Gabrielle they came to Mexico yet I haven’t been able to find more information about this. Is there any way you guys could help me find my ancestry, I’d love to know my history.

    • Michelina says:

      Dear Gabriela,
      I am a Lavoratore born in Rovito. My father was Pietro
      Lavoratore and his father was Salvatore. What other information
      Can you give me to see if there is any relations. We immigrated to montreal
      Canada 1960 my father in 1955. I am intrigued by the fact that my family
      name belongs to my family only and by that I mean my family and cousins. There is still a lot of Lavoratore leaving in Rovito.
      I would love to hear from you

      • Gabriela says:

        Hello Michelina,
        This is so exciting. We heared that the Lavoratore lastname was not common and that only excited in Rovito. My aunt hired an investigator about 10 years ago. Well, I don’t have a lot of information about my great-grandma who was Rosa Lavoratore. She emigrated to Mexico when she was young with her father Michele Lavoratore and brother Gabrielle Lavoratore. My great-grandma was born in 1888 we know that beacuse she used to always say she was born in the tripple 8 year. Unfortunatly we do not have any information regarding their mother since she never reallly talked about her. She very blonde with really deep blue eyes she was very reserved regarding her background there are so many questions we cannot answer and we are looking for ways to find where this side of my family comes from.
        We have already investigated a part of the family that comes from Trechinna and that we do have basically everyting.
        If you do know or if you could help i would really really apreciated.

        Sincerely Gabriela!

        • Michelina says:

          Hi Gabriella ,
          I have this new information. My great grandfather Antonio Lavoratore and my grandfather Salvatore Lavoratore were in Chicago don’t have an exact date. Are you a Lavoratore Is there any other Lavoratore in your family.
          There was maybe still is Lavoratore in Chicago or other places in US.
          It would be nice to find this connection.

          • Gabriela says:

            Hello Michelina,

            Unfortunately I do not have much information regarding my relatives. I just know that my Great-great-grandfather arrived in Mexico with his daughter and son. His name was Michele Lavoratore his daughter Rosa is my great-grandmother and with her sons the lastname has perrished. My great-grandma had a brother but he passed when he was few years old. The last of the Lavoratore in my family pastaway 10 years ago. He was my fathers uncle.
            We are trying to find information about the Lavoratore side of the family since we have no information.

            If you happened to know anything about a Michele Lavoratore that had a daughter Rosa and a son Gabriel I would be so greatful.

            Thank you

          • Michelina says:

            How do I get in touch with someone other than this platform. I would like to keep in touch with Gabriela but she did leave the option to reply.
            I believe there might be some distant family relation.
            Thank you

  6. Carol says:

    where can we find the birth records of Guiseppe Domanico born 1888 in Rogliano.
    We will be ther this fall and want to find his birth there a town hall or parish with records from that time?

  7. Carol says:

    I am looking for the family Domanico.
    My grandfather giuoseppi Domanico married a Raphaella Demarco in the usa.
    They were born in the area around 1890.
    We are coming in the fall of 2017 and want to connect with any realatives.

  8. 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?)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

        • Michelina Lavoratore says:

          Hi Linda
          My great grandfather Antonio and my grandfather Salvatore Lavoratore came to Chicago many years ago. Who was your great grandmother married to and what were her sisters names. Are you a Lavoratore. I would like to hear from you
          Michelina Lavoratore

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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,

  15. 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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