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 want to discuss with other people interested in 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

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38 Messages to “Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano”
  1. Monica says:

    My family will be visiting in October 2018 and we are looking for information about our grandfather. His name was Carlo Dodaro from San pietro guarano

  2. David says:

    I just saw your post my great great grandmothers name was Teresa panza lived in San Pietro guarano I’m also looking for relatives that lived in San Pietro guarano names of panza and Bruno

  3. Jeanne says:

    Hi Tricia,
    Was you grandfather, Gabriele, living in S. Calif. in the 1960s? And was he married to a woman named Grace? My parents were friends of Gabriele and Grace. I remember visiting their home with my parents when I was a child in the 1960s.

  4. Judy says:

    My grandmother was born in San Pietro in Guarano in 1896. Her name was Anna Settino and she had 3 sisters. Her fathers name was Luigi Settino. Her uncle was Frank Ceraso who brought her over to America when she was 17 years old. She married John Manganelli and settled in New Kensington PA.
    Does anyone recognize the names?

  5. Kay says:

    Any information regarding Francesco Iusi and his wife, Maria Scarpelli. Francesco’s father was Rosario Iusi, and Maria’s father was Pietro Scarpelli. Frank Iuse (Yuse) and Maria came to the USA in 1895 and settled in Cleveland Ohio. Not sure if Francesco or Maria had any siblings.

  6. Joshua says:

    My wife Italian roots in San Pietro in Guarano are the following family names:
    Imbrogno, Carricato, Mutto, Fumo, and more.
    I have the birth cetificate of Guiseppe Carricato from 1866 I do not have the exact date. I also have the birth certificate of his daughter Angelina Carricato.
    She was born on December 16 1888. Both certificates are from San Pietro in Guarano. Is there any way of getting:

    Information on the Carricato family?
    Information about their family address and possibly the parents of Guiseppe Carricato?
    Any information about his wife, Rose Fumo. She was married second time to
    Salvadore Cornetta and lived in San Benedito?
    Also, about the Imbrogno Family please
    Algeline Carricato was merrid to Luigi Imbrogno He was born in San Pietro in Guarano in 1881 but I have no records.
    His mother’s name was Marry Muto (born in 1850), again I have no records.

    We will be in San Pietro on October 16, 2017.
    Where shell we stop to ask some questions.

    Million thanks

    Josh Buch

  7. Kim says:

    Our family came from San Pietro Guarano. Grandparents, Pietro Veltri married Marie
    Carricato. We are descendants of their son, Gabriel Veltri and Helen McConegly.

  8. Brenda says:

    My great grandparents immigrated to the US in the late 1800s. My ggrandfather was Luigi Iusi and my ggrandmother was Maria Rosa Veltri. His parents were Giovanni Iusi and Maria Tarasi. Her parents were Michele Veltri and Filomena Carricato. They were from San Pietro in Guarano and/or San Benedetto in Guarano. Anyone links to these families?

    • Joshua Buch says:

      As you see from the above long note, my wife great grandparents were Luigi Imbrogno (b. 1881) and Angeline Carricato (1888-1967).
      His mother was Mary Mutto Imbrogno (b. 1850). Her parents were Guiseppe Cariccato (b. 1866) and Rose Muto (d. 1947). All were born in San Pietro or San Benedetto.
      Luigi and Angeline came to Hazelton PA in the early 1900s.

      Good luck


  9. Karl says:

    My great grandfather Francesco Buccieri ,aka Frank Butch,(1860-1920),he left San Pietro in Guarano and came to the U.S. in 1883-4. He married an American, Clara Ling from Somerset county Pennsylvania. They started a family, (Ten children), in Sharpsburg PA. When he died the death cert. said his parents were Antony Buccieri and Catherine Turano. I need to confirm this please, because, there is another Buccieri family claiming them on there tree. We do not know of any siblings? Thank you

  10. Linda says:

    I am looking for information regarding family from San Pietro Guarano.
    My grandfather Rafaelle Fiorita was a tailor who moved to Sharpsburgh PA when he was 15.
    He was born on November 29, 1891 (San Pietro), parenta Giovani Fiorita and Innocenza Caputo.
    He was married toTheresa DeLuca in 1926 in Sharpsburgh Pa. She was the daughter of Luigi (Antonio) DeLuca (born March 25 1878 in San Pietro) and Michelina Ladoniia

    rafaelle’s siblings were Amelia Fiorita, Luigi Fiorita ( born 1881),Joseph Fiorita (born 1883 San Benedetto)
    Rocco ( born1895 San Benedetto) we believe there was another their sister as well.

    There is a current registered Rafaelle Fiorita listed at Strada Provincale 115 23 St Pietro .

    Interested in any gerontology related to arafaelle and his parents or siblings.

    Thank you

  11. Dee says:

    I am looking for information on my grandmother’s family. Her name was Amelia Caricatto (sp) born in San Pietro, April 3, 1897. Daughter of Ralph and Mary (Ferraro). Sisters Lucy Veltri and Carmela Pugliese from the greater Pittsburgh Pa. area. My grandparents owened a butcher shop in New Kensington Pa.

  12. Carlie says:

    Looking for ANY information on my great-grandfather, Frank Buccieri, and his family. Frank was born around 1900 to Frank (or Francesco?) Buccieri and Rose (Marcarata/Naccarata/Nacarat). I have reason to believe they came from this town/region in Calabria. They emigrated to the US (Ohio) in 1903. There were 8 other siblings, but some were born in the US- I believe Mary and Antonette were born in Italy. The last name became Bush/Butch in the US. I know I don’t have much information to go on but any leads would be helpful. Thank you.

    • Luigi says:

      Name Rose Angelina Buccieri
      Event Date 16 Jan 1926
      Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
      Gender Female
      Race W
      Age 12
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1914
      Birth Date 19 Jan 1913
      Birthplace Chicago, Cook, Ill
      Father’s Name Pietro Buccieri
      Father’s Birthplace San Pietro in Guarano Prov. Cosenza, Italy
      Mother’s Name Antoniette Caputo
      Mother’s Birthplace San Pietro in Guarano Prov. Cosenza, Italy
      Residence Place Chicago, Cook, Ill
      Burial Date 19 Jan 1926
      Burial Place Chicago, Cook, Ill
      Cemetery Mt. Carmel

  13. Kristinia says:

    I am trying to find confirmation of dates for my Great Grandfather’s parents. Anna Intrieri was born in 1862. Somewhere around 1884 was married to Carmine Belmonte. Anna Intrieri Belmonte and Carmine Belmonte had a son, Lorenzo “Lawrence” P. Belmont born in St. Pietro in Guarano on September 11, 1886. I need confirmation of Anna Intrieri Belmonte’s birth and marriage to Carmine as well as their son’s birth date. Also, would like to find out her parents names. Anna and her son Lorenzo moved to Sharpsburg Pennsylvania around 1890. Anna later met and married Luigi “Louis” Ferraro who may have also been from St. Pietro. They (Anna and Luigi Ferraro) were married a 2nd time when in their 50’s where they raised their children in Fall River, MA on Nov 5, 1901. Marriage record is confusing as to who is which one’s parents. So it’s either Gaetano Intrieri & Anna Ursa Intrieri and Pasquale Ferraro & Carmela Pugliese Ferraro. OR it’s the other way around, Pasquale Intrieri & Anna Ursa Intrieri and Heating Ferraro & Carmela Pugliese Ferraro. Please help if you can with actual records so I can update my Family tree. Thanks to anyone who can help!!

  14. Regina says:

    If anyone has any information about an Antoni DeLuca, my great grandfather, born around 1839-1841 in San Pietro in Guarano and married to Maria Teresa Iusi, please let me know. They settled in Sharpsburg PA. They had 3 sons, Natale (who married Cristina Panza), and Luigi and Saverio (who both married sisters Rose and Minnie Laudonia).

    • Tina says:

      I have limited info on your Antoni, but Cristina Panza is my 3rd great aunt (sister of my 2nd great grandmother, Catherine), so you and I are second cousins 1 time removed. I’ve just begun this Panza line, but maybe if we get our heads together, we can put the pieces together.

  15. Tina says:

    Like many others, I am seeking information on family who moved to Sharpburg, PA. My 3x great grandparents were Pasquale Panza and Teresa Cozzo. I am not an experienced researcher and would appreciate any help. I have not found immigration records, so I don’t know if they immigrated or only their children. The children are Christina, born 1868, Costanza born 1871, Caterina born 1873 and Rocco born 1878. Costana married Gaetano Carricato. Christina married Natale DeLuca, Catherine married Francesco DeCarmen and Rocco married Teresina Belsito.

  16. Bert says:

    My father, Michele Clemente Ceraso,born 1897 and emigrated in 1900 through ellis island and settled in Sharpsburg, Penn. His name was changed to Clement Michael Cherry when enrolled in school due to prejudice against Italians. We visited San Pietro in Guarano in 2012, met relatives, and toured Italy for 2 months. We also visited Loveno-Grumello, Lombardia, in the North near the Swiss border. We also met relatives there. It was a wonderful trip and we plan to return next year. FYI; My paternal grandmother is a Mazza and Panza and intrieri are also in my heritage. Also, my maternal line is Rondoni and Calufetti

  17. 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.

    • Marylou says:

      Hello…My great grandfather was Gabriele Cardamone. He married Michilena Caputa and they lived in Cleveland Ohio. They had 9 children. Gabriele and had a brother natale and sisters Rosina, Gertrude and Angela. We will be visiting the San Pietro area next year

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

    • Dee says:

      Hi Eric my grandmother’s last name was also Carricato her first name was Amelia. Also from San Pietro in Gurano. Her father was Raphael her mo, was Mary Firrida. She married Frank Sicilia in May 1913. The also lived in Sharpsburg, Pa. I am not sure if the information I have is absolute fact or just coincidence
      . Other family last names from Sharpsburg would be Veltry, Puglese a
      all from Sharpsburg Pa. If this helps let us know

      • Gina D says:

        Hi Dee, My family was from San Benedetto and San Pietro in Guarano. Brothers Giuseppe (1856-1927) and Luigi Iusi (1873-1961) immigrated to the US in either 1888 or 1893, their parents were Giovanni Iusi b 1828 and Maria Tarasi I believe they stayed in Italy. Giuseppe married twice, to Teresa Tarasi (1855-1909)and Rosario Lio. Luigi Iusi who changed his name to Louis Wise married Marivrosa Veltri in 1902. Her parents were Michele Veltri and Philomena Carricato. Giuseppe Iusi had a daughter Roseina ‘Rose’ Iusi who married Carmine Pettinato in Spokane, WA and they moved to Carbondale, PA and raised their large family there.
        We have not been able to find for sure other siblings for the brothers, but there are some who could be. There are connections in Ohio and Pennsylvania although we don’t have any proof. Many of the names are the same in the families so hard to trace.
        Would like to hear from others who share these family names. Thank you, Gina D

    • Judy says:

      My grandmother, Anna Settino was born in 1896 in SanPietro in Guarano Her father was Luigi Settino. Her uncle, Frank Ceraso brought her to America when she was 17. She did have friends in Sharpsburg but I don’t recall the names. Funny how a lot of them settled in Sharpsburg Pa.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.


  23. 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.

    • Regina says:

      Are you by chance Nancy Fiorita Sacco? My father was Dave DeLuca. If so. I have some information on your mother’s DeLuca side.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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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