Genealogy in Brancaleone

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Brancaleone. As more your surname is common in Brancaleone, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Brancaleone 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 Brancaleone 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 Brancaleone, or if you have questions regarding your family in Brancaleone, 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 Brancaleone area will reply to you


  1. Edward says:

    I am researching my Italian family from Reggio, Calbria.
    Catarina Condemi – born 1846 in Brancaleone, and she died November 12, 1922 in Poggio Mirteto, Rieti, Italy. I believe her husband name ws Franceso Ciccione but have not proof. I have her death affidavit and it mentions that name.

    Her children were: Vittoria Ciccione, Filomena Ciccione, Francesca Ciccione and Filipo Ciccione.

    Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

    Ed Halasz in Michigan – U.S.A.

  2. Suzi says:

    Hello Italianside,

    I am trying to locate the office that has records of birth certificates for those born in Brancaleone. My mother was born there in 1947 and migrated to Australia when she was very young. Would you be able to let me know of the office I would need to get in contact with?

    Thank you in advance.


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