Genealogy in Caraffa del Bianco

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Caraffa del Bianco?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Caraffa del Bianco


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

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

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


  1. Melvin says:

    I am related to the Alvaro and Todarello family. My Grandfather is Vincenzo Alvaro Born in 1887, my Grandmother is Angela Todarello Born in 1893, Please reply.

  2. Maria says:

    Looking for the same details as in Frans message.
    Also looking for dates for Francesco Gattellaro born around 1900 died around 1955 married Maria Gattellaro of similar age. Both born and lived in Caraffa del Bianco.

  3. Simon says:

    Do you have any information on the Viglianti or Vigliante family?

    My Great Grandfather was Francesco Antonio Viglianti, and left Italy December 1924. His Father was Taini Paolo Viglianti

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  4. Fran says:

    Domenico Alvaro, born late 1800s, died early 1940s and Agata Polimeni, born late 1800s, died circa 1931/32 aged 40s. They were born and married late 1800s in Caraffa del Bianco. Looking for dates of birth, marriage, death, family, resting place.

    Thank you

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