Genealogy in Caulonia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


12 Messages to “Genealogy in Caulonia”
  1. Dawn says:

    Hi I’m looking to where to get a marriage certificate, and birth certificates from my great grandparents, and grandfather. My grandfather John D’Agostino 1914 was born in Giffone Calabria, and resided in Caulonia until boat ride to United States. My great grandfather Rocco D’Agostino born around 1897.
    My great grandmother Mary Josephine Giannico I can’t find any info about. I know many Italians changed their name coming to the US. Any advice is welcoming

  2. Nick says:

    Can’t believe the names I am reading. My grandmother Rosa Manno married Nicola Circosta born and passed in Caulonia.

    According to some research I Also have a connection to Ilario Ieraci,Camerrieri, Raschella and Cavallaro.

  3. Judy says:

    I am looking for marriage records for my great grandparents Giuseppe Carni and Rosa Alvot (Allevato?)and baptisms for any of their children.

    Thanks for any help.

  4. Angelo says:


    I am planning a trip to research my fathers family.

    My great grandfather was Domenico Marcario born 1853 in Caulonia.

    Where is the best place to start my research. Grazie!!

    Angelo Macario
    Albuquerque,NewMexico, USA

  5. Philippe says:

    I am looking for information on the Naïmo family from Caulonia.
    My great grandfather was Francesco Naïmo.I believe he was born in Caulonia on 25/12/1856 then emigrated to Algiers. His mum was Angela Raschella, she died in Caulonia on 27/7/1877. His dad was Vicenzo Naïmo who died in Caulonia on 2/11/1862. How could I get confirmation of their births and deaths? Thanks

  6. Thomas says:

    I am looking for relatives of Vincenzo Cavallaro (1890-1964), son of Nicolo Cavallaro and Maria Vallelonga and was from San Nicolo. His wife was Maria Rosa Strangio (1896-1988), daughter of Giuseppe Strangio and Teresa Manno. They emigrated to America and settled in West Virginia. Any response will be appreciated, even if it’s just to communicate with each other. Grazie!

  7. Joe says:

    I am looking for information on the Cavallaro family from Caulonia. My grandfather was Giuseppe Cavallaro son of Alessandro Cavallaro and Teresa Piscioneri. My grandmother was Grazia Cavallaro daughter of Ilario Cavallaro and Angela Fuda. I would be interested to know if I have any relatives still living in Caulonia or nearby. My dad was also born in Frataleri in 1935 and moved to Roccella before leaving Italy for Australia in 1951 approx.
    I would really appreciate any help in finding some family.

  8. Dianne says:

    My mother’s grandfather was born in Caulonia between 1850 – 1870.
    His name was Francesco Lucano and he married a lady name Maria Camerleri.
    They had 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls.
    My mother’s father’s name was Michael Angelo Lucano and he was born on February 10,1885 in Caulonia also.
    We are traveling to Caulonia this May and are hoping to find some relatives of my mothers in the Caulonia area. Hopefully you might be of some assistance.

  9. josephine says:

    I am looking for my Grandfathers side of family. His name is Michael Dominico Mercure born march 15 1880( I think) Parents name were James & Teresa Mercure.
    I have a friend who is coming to Calabria soon he asked me to get the name of the town my Grandfather is from. I think it is Caulonia , Calabria or Riggio Calabria.
    Can you help to see if you can find birth record for Michael Dominico Mercure.
    Thanking you in advance for all info you can give.

  10. Claudia says:

    My grandfather was James Napolitano but I think he changed it from Vincenzo when he moved to the US. His birthday was November 9, around 1885, and he came over to the US around 1910. He married Mary Gavin from Prince Edward Island, Canada. They lived in Rhode Island and then Boston, Massachusetts, and he died in 1965. I would really appreciate any help.Thank you.

  11. Katrina says:

    I am looking for information on guiseppe Ieraci and Agata Tuccio parents of Ilario Ieraci born July 26, 1896 in Caulonia. Would like to expand on this family. Daughter Carmella born in 1888.

  12. Laura Bosamonte says:

    I am looking for information on Giuseppe Cimino born 1871 in Caulonia,
    father was Nicolo Cimino and his mother Teresa Napolitano.

    That is all I have and I would like to expand on this side of the tree.

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