Genealogy in Bruzzano Zeffirio

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Bruzzano Zeffirio


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

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

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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Bruzzano Zeffirio”
  1. Francis says:

    My father (Giuseppe Oliva ) was born in bruzzano and his family lived there in the late 1800 and 1900. He moved to the states in the early 1900. He also had a brother Fortunato along with many sisters and brothers (some : Rosa, Vicenzo,Bruno ). Any information would be appreciated. I would like to visit the region soon. Thank for your help. FBO

  2. Paul says:

    Hello, my mothers maiden name was Rosa Lucia Pezzimenti . She was born on Nov. 22, 1911. Her fathers name was Pietro and her mothers name was Antonia Mascina. Are they any Pezzimenti’s or Mascina’s still in Bruzzano Zeffirio ! Thank you. Paul

  3. Kim says:

    My grandfather, Natale Cuzzola, was from Bruzzano Zeffirio. He was born around March 1893. His parents were Giovanni and Anna (Danieri?) Cuzzola. He had three known siblings: Dominico, Antonio and Carmelo. Any further information you can share about my Italian ancestors is welcomed.

  4. Lori says:

    Looking for a Francesco Alecci from Bruzzano Zeffirio born in 1881. Married to Catrina Gericitano also from Bruazzano. Any help regarding his parents and siblings would be most helpful.

  5. Merry Ann says:

    I have naturalization records for Domenico Vigelante Birth 12-24-1872 in Bruzzano Zeffirio, Italy, ailed from Naples Italy on the SS Barcelona 9-11-1905. Name is now spelled Vigilante. How can I find out more info on him and the family he left behind? thanks so much I am new at searching in Italy!

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