Genealogy in Delianuova

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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31 Messages to “Genealogy in Delianuova”
  1. Iolanda says:

    My Father Alfonso Strano came to Western Australia in 1930’s.from Delianuova. His Father ( my paternal Grandfather ) Arcangelo Strano came in 1925.I am looking for ANY information on My Great Grandparents, Alfonso Strano married Teresa Papasergi
    Any help much appreciated.

  2. Lois says:

    My grand parents immigrated to NY in 1910.
    Paternal side is John Fimmano birth date March 2, 1987 who emmigrated with his brother Frank born August 12, 1894. Both born in Delianova. a brother and sister, Luigi and Rosa stayed in delianova and did not immigrate. Luigi apparently was murdered during a card game.
    Their mother and father were Luigi Fimmano and Domenica Licastro. I wish to know more about this family.
    Maternal side. John married Maria Grazia Frisina, born July 1, 1900. Her parents were Francesco Frisina and Teresa Frisina, maiden name unknown. Teresa’s birthday was May 18, 1868. Died March 27, 1952. Maria has 2 brothers and a sister. Arcangelo born Feb. 20, 1910, Died March 22, 1960. Alessandro Frisina born January 17, 1907. I would like to know Teresa’s maiden name and any info on this family. Otherwise if you could recommend a geneologist that would be helpful too
    Best regards,
    Lois Fimmano

  3. Cheryl says:

    1890 Delianuova Family Surnames:


  4. Cheryl says:

    My Great Grandparents, Rocco Migliardi 1952-1939 and Marianna Carbone 1850-1897 resided in Delianouva. They weee married in 1878. Their children were: Eufamia, Marianna, Teresa, Raffaela, Fidele and Francesco. Teresa and Raffaela immiggrated
    to Australia. My Grandfather, Francesco, 1894-1978 immigrated to the United States in 1913. Fidele was last known to be in Foligno. He and his wife Guilia Manelli had 2 sons, Rocco and Enzo and a Daughter, Clara. I can find no information on any relatives that remained in Italy. Thank you for any help you could provide.

  5. Michelle says:

    My great grandparents were born in Delianuova. Pasquale Faraone born 1891 and Grazia Maria Moschella born 1896. Looking for family info or relatives in Calabria.

  6. Cara says:


    I am looking for information on my great-grandparents. My great grandmother was Francesca Costanzo born 28 June 1889 in Delianouva. Her mother was Leazzaro Maria Costanzo (I don’t know her maiden name) and her father was Saverio Costanza. (I got these names off of Francesca’s passport when she emigrated to the US.) My great grandfather was Angelo (short for Archangelo?) Gangemi born 18(?) October 1885 also in Delianouva. I have no information about his parents. I would like to obtain both of their birth records.
    Thank you,

    • Cara says:

      New developments:
      Angelo’s parents might be Paul (or some variation of that) Gangemi and Theresa Tarnatola (spelling might also be off). I was able to pull these names off of their marriage certificate in Ohio so it is highly likely that the names are spelled wrong.

  7. Juliet Foti says:

    Interested in finding any records for my grandfather Dominico Foti born July 1889. His father was
    Francesco Antonio Foti and mother was Dominica Batista. I am interested in their marriage records and the death records for his mother, Domenica. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!

  8. Anne says:

    I am looking for information regarding my grandparents Domenico Antonio Italuano born 24/6/1896 and my Nonna Domenica Italiano nee Bellissimo born 20/10/1899 and any infirmation on how many children they had before they migrated to Western Australia. Grazie.

  9. El says:

    I’m hoping you have information or can suggest where to look. My research so far says my great grandfather was Antonio Francis Frisina born January 6, 1869 in Delianova. Married Francesca Mantegna(spelling?)Children Antonio, Michael, Anna and Joseph. Thank you for any information.

  10. Vincenzo says:

    Hi..I am interested in finding out more about my family in delianouva.

    My grandmother giussapina versace married giovanni battista.

    My father is leone battista and he has a sister maria.

    They migrated to south australia

  11. Frank says:

    My grandparents werected both born in deleanova in the late 1880,s .my grandfather Frank A Zampogna married Mary Palumbo before coming to the United states where they settled in Kane,pa they both had several siblings that came with them.Any info on family members would be appreciated!!thanks in advance Frank

    • Domenico says:

      HI, Frank, my father Letterio and his father Domenico lived in Delianouva and migrated to Australia in early 1950,s. My father had a brother called Frank now deceased so I am thinking there is a family connection! My Father now deceased married Francesca Mazzeo from Varapodio she is still alive at 94 years! We also know Palumbo’s who live in Adelaide.What do you think? Cheers Dom.

  12. Eileen says:

    Both of my grandparents immigrated from Italy. My grandmother from Calabria. What information I have is that of either Reggio di Calabria or Delianuova.

    My grandmothers name was Fortunata Versage (likely Versace) Born October 18, 1893. Her parents were Angela (born Mar 22, 1954) and Vincenzo Versage born Aug 8,1863 (likely Versace). My grandmother was one of many children in the family and when they immigrated the spelling for some of the siblings remained Versace and others Versage because the Americans likely thought the “c” was a “g”.

    My grandmothers grandparents would be Rosaria & Vincenzo Mafrice and Rosaria (Napoli) & Paul Versace.

  13. Ann Marie says:

    I am looking for information about my maternal great grandparents from Delianuova. My great grandfather was Pasquale DeMarte, born in 1868 (?) and died in 1912. My great grandmother was Elisabetta Gangemi, born in 1868, immigrated to the US in 1914 after her husband died, and died in Kane, Pennsylvania in 1942. In addition to their 3 children (Giuseppe, Paolino, and my grandmother Maria) who moved to the US, I understand from Giuseppe’s obituary that they had another son, Antonio, who remained in Delianuova but for whom I have no information. He would have been born between 1883-1895 based on the other children’s birth dates. Any information about Pasquale, Elisabetta, and Antonio would be greatly appreciated! Grazie mille.

    • Pasqualina says:

      Wow my name is pasqualina Augimeri. I’m from new jersey Dominic was my father I think we are cousins and I think I have a picture of one of your relatives in my grandmothers wedfing picture…

    • Lena says:

      My grandmother was Mary DeMarte, born Jan 8, 1901 in Italy. Her father was Dominick DeMarte and her mothers’ first name was Josephine. My grandfather was Rocco Carbone. I don’t know if she is any relation to your DeMartes’.

    • Pat says:

      My grandparents were both from Delianouva. My grandfather was Angelo Demarte born 1894 to Francesco Antonio Demarte and Elisabetta Bellissimo. My grandmother, Maria Caterina Bellissimo was born in 1892 to Giovanni Bellissimo and Marianto is Luvera. My Grandafther immigrated to Canada in 1914 and my grandmother followed in 1920. As Delianouva is such a small community, I would think all Demarte’s are most likely related. Happy to make contact

  14. Eugene says:

    I live in New York and I am looking for some information on my father who was born on Jan 24 or the 28 ,1889 or 1890 his name Salvatore Parini had brother named Dominic and sister who might have been a nun or teacher. Would like to find out who my grandparents were.

  15. Tresslyn says:

    My father was giuseppe Demarte who migrated to West Australia just before ww2. He married Marie Frisina whose family migrated to WA?Her father was domenico Frisina and her mother caterina Frisina née Papalia. Giuseppe Demarte was related to the Milliardi family that migrated to the USA in the early 1900s ?I am keen to be in touch with anyone who may have crossing family trees and have already done their own family trees. Regards Tresslyn.

    • Pasqualina says:

      Have not done a family tree but we may very well be cousins…my family came to America in early 1900s and lived in nw pennsylvania area.

    • El says:

      My great grandfather was Antonio Frisina born in Delianuova. Thinking we are related in some way. :)

  16. Lena says:

    I am looking for any information on my maternal grandmother. Her name was
    Concietta Yanatello, born 27 Jan 1895. She married Eli Rocco Carbone on 27 MAy 1913 in Erie County, Pa, USA. I have no other information on her. Anything will be greatly appreciated.

  17. Giovanni says:

    I would like to trace back as far as possible my family tree my fathers name was Francesco Clemente and my mothers maiden name was Maria frisulli and they came from delianova, regio colubria ,please excuse my spelling this is all the info I have ,can you help.

  18. Juliet says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents, Francesco Antonio Foti and Domenica Batista. They had 5 children, my grandfather being the eldest, born July 6, 1889. This would place their birthdates around 1870? Domenica passed away around 1900 and my grandfather came to America, alone, at the age of 11. Francesco Antonio remained in Delianouva and is presumably buried there. He passed sometime in the 1920’s.

  19. Carol says:

    I am trying to find ancestors of my grandfather, Giuseppe Zampogna. He was born in Delianuova on Feb 7 1888 to Alfonso Zampogna and Fracia Tatino. His family consisted of 2 brothers Antonio and Michelangelo and a sister Mary? On Dec 9 1914 in Delianuova Giuseppe married Teresa Costerella, daughter of Alfonso Costerella and Rachele Strano. Giuseppe and his 2 brothers immigrated to the US and his sister stayed in Italy. Any information is appreciated.
    Thank you,

  20. Carol says:

    I am trying to find ancestors of my grandfather, Giuseppe Zampogna. He was born in Delianuova on Feb 7 1888 to Alfonso Zampogna and Fracia Tatino. His family consisted of 2 brothers Antonio and Michelangelo and a sister Mary? On Dec 9 1914 in Delianouva Giuseppe married Teresa Costerella, daughter of Alfonso Costerella and Rachele Strano. Giuseppe and his 2 brothers immigrated to the US about 1914 and his sister stayed in Italy.

  21. Teresa says:

    Sono venuta a Delianuova tante volte per approfondire la ricerca sulla famiglia di mio padre. Ho ottenuto alcuni risultati dalla chiese dell’Assunta dove sono stata battezzata. Sfortunatamente non ho ottenuto risposta dalla chiesa quando ho chiesto piu informazioni e sarei grata a chiunque potrebbe aiutarmi. Mio padre era Fedele Arcangelo (era perche e deceduto nel 2011)figlio di Casella Teresa e Fedele Giuseppe. Giuseppe e deceduto il 19 dicembre 1921, 4 mesi dopo la nascita di mio padre che naque in 12 agosto 1921. Giuseppe era il figlio di Fedele Domenico nato circa la meta del 1800(non conosco il nome di sua moglie). Domenico he sua moglie hanno avuto 8 figli – 5 maschi e 3 femmine. Chiedo aiuto a saperne di piu su Fedele Domenico, sua moglie e i suoi genitori. Abito a Fremantle nell’Australia Occidentale dal 1967 e il mio Italiano non e piu quello di una volta. Mi scuso per gli errori. Grazie a chiunque puo provvedermi informazioni, anche se minime.

  22. Antonio Napoli says:

    My father Vincenzo born Oct 1897 in Delianouva came to Australia in 1926
    I would like to trace his parents and grandparents. My grandparents were Francisco Antonio Napoli born about 1880,a property valuer, who moved to Caraffa Bianca and married my grandmother Guila Misitano.
    Francesco Antonio had a sister Lucia Napoli who was married to Vincenzo DeMarte. I hope someone while be able to help.
    With regards,
    Tony Napoli

  23. Pasqualina says:

    I am writing a book about immigration, post world war 11, which is when my parents immigrated to Western Australia.
    I know it is difficult to communicate from one side of the world with another……but I will not stop until I find relative connected to my family pre1900.
    How can you help me if at all.
    With kind regards,

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