Genealogy in Torano Castello

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Torano Castello


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Torano Castello”
  1. Paula says:

    I would like information on my grandparents that were born in Torano Costello.
    My Grandfather’s name was Frank Curti (not sure if he was known as Francesco) born 3/15/1894 and my grandmother, born 3/30/1891. her name was Pasqualina, Paolina Guido. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Marrianna says:

    Who are the parents of Carolina Seraphina deGuiseppe born September 21,1882 in tornado castello?

    Thank you for your help

  3. Rony de Luca says:

    Hi, my name is Rony de Luca. I am brazilian and
    I would request an extract of birth do De Luca Emilio ( my grandfather ) was born on 13 May 1901 in de Torano Castello in Cosenza , son of Salvatore and
    Guisephina Basile reason is to begin the process of
    the citizenship .
    I’ve already tried contact with Torano Castello comune through the email since january 2015 but they didn’t answer.
    What do I need to do to obtain this information. Do you know where do I must to require?

    best regards !



    vorrei chiedere
    un stratto do nascita di De Luca Emilio(nonno mio) nato il 13 de maggio 1901 in Torano Castello in Cosenza, figlio de Salvatore e della
    Guisephina Basile motivo è per iniziare processo di
    Ho bisogno di fare?


    Rony de Luca

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