Genealogy in Montebello Ionico

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Montebello Ionico


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

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

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

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  1. Don says:

    My grandfather, Antonio Deloroso Martino, came to the US in 1902. He was born in Montebello Ionico on April 4, 1884. His mother’s last name was Tritote and his father’s first name was Bruno. He remained in Italy. My grandfather’s brothers, Cosimo (Cosmo), Francesco, Michele, Giovanni left Montebello Ionico round the same time.

    Any info, photos, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Gerri Speer says:

    My grandfather Donetrio Foti was b. t8th of December, 1880 in Montebello Ionico.
    We are trying locate records and family.
    He had 4 siblings…. Vicente, Joseph, vVittoria and Eleanora.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Yikes!!! DEMETRIO FOTI

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