Genealogy in Spezzano Piccolo

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Spezzano Piccolo


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

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

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

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Spezzano Piccolo”
  1. Alessandra says:

    I look for my grandparents Gabrielli Martire and Filomena Greco.
    Pietro Martire dad and mother, he was born in Spezzano Piccolo 1873
    I’m from Brasil….tks

  2. Kathy says:

    I am looking for my husband grandmother Rosina Carricata Rota. She was born in 1865 and Married to Francesco Rota July 1887. I need her birth date, birth place and parents names. Also, if possible her parents birth dates and birthplaces.

    I would also appreciate Francesco Rota’s parents names, birthdates & birthplaces.

    I would like a list of their children and birthdates as well if at all possible.

    Gracias! Kathy

  3. Steve says:

    Trying to trace my grandparents, Pasquale Pupo and Marietta Pupo whom I believe came from the town of Spezzano Piccolo. Very few family members are remainging. They would have come to Canada in or around 1920.

    Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Mardochino says:

    Would like to know more about my grandfather and grandmother Anthony and Angela Mardochino.they lived in spezzano piccolo. Thank you Angie

  5. William says:

    My great grandfather, Vincenzo Greco was born 26 Aug 1867. He is from Spezzano Piccolo, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. He married Amelia Zumpano, who was born 09 Feb 1875. They had 3 children in Italy: Annunziato born 05 Feb 1892; Francesco born 27 Sep 1895; Antonio born about 1898. Vincenzo’s father was Antonio Greco. Amelia’s father was Vincenzo Zumpano. I would like to obtain additional information and documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificate, names of older ancestors, etc. Of course, I am willing to pay reasonable expenses for your trouble. Do you accept paypal? Thanks.

  6. Patricia says:

    Hello, I am having trouble finding birth records for my grandmother from the Archivio Di Stato in Cosenza. She lived in Spezzano Piccolo and married my grandfather there. I am able to find his family’s birth records but not my grandmother’s. It might be possible she was born elsewhere. Someone suggested to me that I obtain my grandparents marriage certificate; do you know where I might be able to write or email or call? Could I have someone call the church for me? I don’t speak Italian. I thought their marriage certificate would state where she was born. Thank you in advance, Patricia

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