Genealogy in Ferruzzano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Ferruzzano”
  1. Fran says:

    Hello – I would like to possibly study the records in Ferruzzano as my family came from there.
    I have been able to obtain a lot of information off the web, but there are many gaps. Firstly, how do I know that the Church there will have the information i need, and secondly, could it be possible that the records might be in Reggio.
    I will be visiting Ferruzzano in September.
    Looking forward to your reply.
    Thank you

  2. Michael Maranda says:

    Hi my great, grandfather came from Ferruzano. He used John in the US–so is name probably was Giovanni. According to my uncle his birth certificate spelled the name as MarandA. John’s father name was Domenic. They left Ferruzano about 1900. When John was a child.

    Do you have any information about them?

    I found people with the name Marand0, but not with an A.

    Thank you for your help.


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