Genealogy in Bivongi

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Bivongi, 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 Reggio Calabria province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Bivongi registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bivongi. As more your surname is common in Bivongi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bivongi archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Reggio Calabria province are:
Agostino, Albanese, Barbaro, Barreca, Battaglia, Calabrò, Carbone, Caridi, Catalano, Chirico, Commisso, Costantino, Crea, D’Agostino, Ferraro, Foti, Giordano, Iaria, Labate, Laganà, Latella, Lombardo, Longo, Macrì, Malara, Marino, Marra, Martino, Minniti, Modafferi, Morabito, Musolino, Napoli, Neri, Nucera, Panetta, Polimeni, Quattrone, Raso, Romeo, Russo, Scopelliti, Sergi, Siclari, Spanò, Surace, Tripodi, Zappia.

Church archives in Reggio Calabria 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 Bivongi and Reggio Calabria 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 Bivongi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bivongi, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Bivongi area will reply to you


  1. Debbie says:

    ive been trying to find any thing at all i can on my fathers family who came to America from Bivongia reggio , calabria, Italy.My grandfathers name was James The last name i believe to have been changed from Lorenti to Lorent to Laurent.Grandmothers name was Florence born Sept. 11,1902 James was born Sept. 16,1879 to Frank And Victoria (Laurent now).any information at all at this point would be so appreciated. Just to know a piece of me .

  2. Richard says:

    I have been researching my ancestry and my great-grandfather was born in Bivongi. I have only a little information and hope you might be able to send me some more family information. What I know is:
    My great-grandfather is Pasquale Bucchino, born 19 April 1884
    His father is Vincenzo Bucchino
    His mother is Theresa Valenti
    He may have had a sister Maria
    I believe there are more of the Bucchino and Valenti families still living in Bivongi, however I have no email for them. If you can provide any information about my family, it is greatly appreciated.

    • Melissa says:

      Hello Richard,
      I saw your post as i was searching for records, from the same area for a client.
      There is a birth record for Pasquale Bucchino
      He married Theresa Valenti 04/12/1911
      i did also see a birth record that they had a Son Pietro
      Altho i did not see a sister Maria but possible a cousin Maria from a Bruno Bucchino
      There are a few other Bucchino members listed that may be related but unsure.

      Regards Melissa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter