Genealogy in Maropati

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. Clara says:

    I want to know how far back my ancestors go in Calabtia. My father was born there and years ago we visited his parents ( my grandparents): Giuseppe Cavallaro and Chiara de Bulzoni.
    Thank you

  2. Robert says:

    Am looking for information on Francisco “Frank” Michael Chindamo who traveled to the USA aboard the “Europa” as a teenager listing Maropaty as his home. He traveled with a cousin Rosario both of whom were born approx 1896 – 1900.
    Can you help find his birth record ?

  3. joão quinamo says:

    meu avo paterno giorgio quinamo era italiano da régio de maropati, não sei se a ortografia do nome esta correta gostaria de saber a origem d minha familia

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