Genealogy in Zumpano

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Zumpano


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Zumpano”
  1. Janet says:

    My grandfather, Raffaele Marazzo, was born in Lappano on January 5th, 1888 to Giuseppe Marazzo (Giuseppe was born March 5, 1854 perhaps somewhere in Calabria and the family bible said Ruid) and Anna De Marco. Giuseppe and Anna had another child named Giovonni Marazzo born perhaps in 1885. We heard that Anna passed away. Giuseppe went to live in America then had Raffaele and Giovanni come over to USA in 1903. I thought my Grandpa Raffaele said his mom’s name was Mary or Maria so this might be a middle name that Anna had. I know that Raffaele and Giovanni were in Rovella before they got onto the ship to come to America so I am assuming that the Marazzo’s in that area are related to Raffaele. I believe that Giuseppe’s father’s name was Raffaele as well. I know Raffaele who was born in 1854 talked about a brother he had that migrated to Argentina. Curious if you could find the Marazzo family that Giuseppe belongs too. Also if you can get any information on Anna De Marco…date of birth unknown. Thank you.

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