Genealogy in Melicucco

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    I have visited the Municipal chambers (Municipio) in Meliccucco who were very friendly in accommodating me to find historical documents.

    I took photos of documents from my mother’s side of my grandfather, grandmother and mother from 1893 and I have a lot of research I intend to undertake in my lifetime which is likely to extend well outside of Melicucco.

  2. Margaret says:

    Frank, I am curious. You mention Filardo as a non relative surname that is relatively common. Do you have any information on this family?

    • Frank Bellissimo says:

      Hi Margaret

      I have a large family of 10 first cousins whose surname is Filardo. My Auntie married a Filardo. There are quite a few in Melicucco and in towns nearby.

      Kind regards

  3. Francesco says:


    There are more common names in Melicucco including the following who are direct descendants:




    And less common


    Non relatives surnames that are common which come to mind





    Can you please add then to the Melicucco site.

    Thank you
    Sydney Australia

  4. Carrie says:

    I am the grand niece of Padre Anacleto Da melicucco? He was born on 9/14/1905 and died on 01/29/1967 in Nicastro. My grandfather’s name was Raphael Archangelo Mercuri. He became a US Citizen and lived in Dayton! Ohio. I would like to have more information about their parents and where Padre Anacleto is buried .My father was named after him. His name was Joseph.
    Thank you

    • Eleonora says:

      Hello carrie, even if much time is passed since you wrote your message, i hope you’re yet interested about padre Anacleto! I am from Melicucco and i can tell you that he is buried in Melicucco, inside the main church, San Nicola. If you come to Calabria, i hope you can visit the church and met some of your parent Who live in Melicucco. Regards, Eleonora

      • Carrie says:

        Dear Elenora,
        Than you so much for your response. I am most interested in Padre Anacleto and his brother Ralphael,my grandfather. I am trying to find information about their mother. I would like to know her last name. Does the church ,San Nicolas have that information a? I do hope to visit someday.
        Thank you
        Carrie Mercuri Rauch

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