Genealogy in Cinquefrondi

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cinquefrondi. As more your surname is common in Cinquefrondi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cinquefrondi 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 Cinquefrondi 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Cinquefrondi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cinquefrondi, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Cinquefrondi”
  1. Tracey says:

    I have been trying to learn about my great grandfather Michele Papandrea who was born in 1875 and came from Cinquefrondi. Michele’s father was called Luigi Papandrea but that is all i have been able to find. Michele jumped ship to Australia in 1899 and no one in my family knows anything about his life in Italy. I would love to find out his mother’s name and any siblings he had. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Nunge/Panetta says:

    hello Calabria,
    I want to continue my genealogical tree, but unfortunately my researches concerning my name are dead. Would you please help me?
    My grandfather’s name is Panetta Arcangelo born at the end of the 19 th century married to Zuccala Teresa, two sons were born one was my father Panetta francesco(born in 1916) and my uncle Panetta Giuseppe.
    Thanks a lot for your help
    tanti saluti a Cinquefrondi which I visited last in 1969
    MT Nunge/Panetta

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