Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Pietro in Guarano, 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 San Pietro in Guarano registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Pietro in Guarano?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Pietro in Guarano


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Pietro in Guarano. As more your surname is common in San Pietro in Guarano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Pietro in Guarano 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 San Pietro in Guarano 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 San Pietro in Guarano, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Pietro in Guarano, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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13 Messages to “Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano”
  1. Louise says:

    My grandmother’s family came from this area. I made two trips to Calabria to locate both my grandfather’s and my grandmother’s birth places, get records, and return to the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles, in order to pursue getting my Italian citizenship. I found Grnadpa’s town in the mountains in the Catanzaro area, where everyone seems to be named Talarico. I found my Grnadma’s tiny hillside town above the bustling city of Cosenza (San Benedetto de Ulano) and a frazione of San Pietro. Nevertheless, the family records were located in San Pietro. We had a guida that our Cosenza hotel found for us. She was very helpful and particularly knew San Pietro, as she and her Mom had purchased an old house to fix up. San Pietro was surprisingly full of history of other kinds and an altogether friendly town. However, my heart was captured by San Benedetto with their tiny homes that are now being reclaimed by the city livers down in Cosenza. People were extremely friendly. Though there was a school, we only encountered older people. We met Father Pietro (the small-he called himself), visited the church my grandmother attended as a young child, and pursued the narrow streets in search of someone who may have remembered the “Cardamone” family (my great grandfather’s name). No one knew them, but the San Pietro records proved they lived there and married there for generations.

  2. Dan says:

    Need to find more information on Great-Grandmother from San Pietro in Guarano. I have an Ellis Island immigration document that only lists her father. I know she has brothers as well since they came over later, but it would be nice to get some more information on her family in San Pietro in Guarano. Thank you.

  3. Mike says:

    Hi my name is Mike My grams name is Maria Intrieri from San Pietro born 1921 her mom name is luisa panza 1890-1953 any info please let me know

  4. eric says:

    Hi my 2x great grandparents Pasquale Settino and Anna Carricato were married in San Pietro in Gurano and also emigrated to Sharpsburg PA. I would love to know who their parents were and when they were married. Pasquale was born in 1865 and i believe anna in 1876.

  5. jamie says:

    Looking on information on San Pietro in Guarano:

    Lucia Intrieri, born 1874 to Gaetano Intrieri and Anna Murano

    Any help or direction would be wonderful!

  6. Sandra says:

    Hello, My name is Sandra and Im looking for my mothers family who from her birth certificate, shows she came from San Pietro in Guarano.
    Her family name is Carricato and her fathers name on her marriage certificate is Constantino Carricato.

    My mother full name is Ida Maria Carricato, she passed away 2009, we would like to meet the family as we saw them once when we were small children.

    Her sister is Teresa, and she had two children Anna Maria and Franco, these are the only names i actually remember from our child hood.

    Hope you can direct me in some way, its become a calling since both my parents are deceased.


  7. Nancy says:

    I’m seeking information on my paternal grandmother Innocenza Caputo Fiorita. She was born in Filena Italy on Oct. 2,1865. She married to Giovanni Fiorita and they lived in San Pietro in Guarano. She immigrated to The US Sharpsburg, PA.

    We cannot find any record of her after the 1920 census. WE suspect she returned to San Pietro where she had family. Is there a death record for Innocenza in Cosenza?

    Any help would be appreciated in solving this mystery.

  8. Lewis says:

    I am trying to find information on my Great Grandparents Antonio Napoli and Tersea Greco. Such as all of their children’s names and the names of their parents. My Grandfather was Agostino Napoli born in 1879, in San Pietro, his first wife was Antoinetta Buccieri. Agostino and Antoinetta migrated to the Harrisburg Pennsylvania area.
    Any information or guidance provided will be greatly appreciated.

  9. David says:

    Both sets of my great Grandparents were born in San Pietro en Guarano. My great grand parents on my grandmother Teresa Panza’s side were: Pietro Panza (nato: May 29, 1871 and Fortuna Ferraro (nato: May 31, 1861. My great grand parents on my grand father Luigi Bruno’s side were: Francesco Bruno (nato ~ 1840) and Maria Panza (nato: unknown).

    I would deeply appreciate any information on the Panza, Ferraro or Bruno families.

    I also have a picture from a wedding that took place in San Pietro in the early to mid 1920’s that I would like help with identifying who is in the photograph.

    Thank you

    • Roberta says:

      Hey Dave,
      Fortuna Ferraro was my great grandfather, Gabriel’s sister. I have her marriage certificate from when I visited the archives in Cosenza and a photo of her grave.

      Hope they can help you.

  10. Tricia says:

    Hello- I’ve read the information about researching ancestors from this region of Italy. I am trying to find out information about my grandfather, Gabriele Panza. He was born in San Pietro, Guarano, Cosenza, Italy in 1892. I have not been able to find any record other than a manifest from a ship when he immigrated to the U. S.
    Any help or direction that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

    • Tim says:

      Hi Tricia –
      I’m trying to find info on Gabriele Panza (Pansa?) from San Pietro in Guarano as well. I believe he married Emilia Intrieri who was my great grandmother’s sister. I think… I would love confirmation of this. Have you had any luck?
      Best wishes…

      • Tricia says:

        Hi Tim-
        Sorry I haven’t checked this in a while. My grandfather, Gabriele Panza was not married to Emilia Intrieri. She is not related to the Panzas that I am related to from all of the research I’ve done. Sorry.

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