Genealogy in Zumpano

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.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Zumpano from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Zumpano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Zumpano, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to zumpano@italianside.com our expert in Zumpano area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

4 Comments

  1. Debi says:

    My grandfather, Pasquale Negro, was born in Zumpano in 1877 or 1883 to Giovanni (John) negro and Teresa Imbrongo. How can I get more information about them? Somehow, I believe Teresa is related to the De Luca’s??

    • Christopher says:

      My great grandfather was Eugene Imbrogno from Zumpano. They are probably related to your grandmother. My cousin in Cleveland has a ton of Imbrogno info.

      • Patty says:

        My great grandmother is an Imbrogno (Teresa Imbrogno) from Zumpano. Her father was Gabriele and her mother was Annunciata. I am trying to find more information about the family. I do know Teresa had a sister, Luisa, who lived in Chicago as well as a brother Luigi who lived in New York.

        I am also trying to locate my grandfather’s family–they were also from Zumpano. His name was Pasquale Sacco. He and his brother, Giuseppe, immigrated to the U.S. We know he had a younger brother, Michele, who remained in Italy as well as 2 sisters. Unfortunately, we never knew the sisters’ names. Pasquale’s father was Salvatore and his mother was Maria Spadafore.

  2. 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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