Genealogy in Reggio Calabria

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Reggio Calabria


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Reggio Calabria. As more your surname is common in Reggio Calabria, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Reggio Calabria 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 Reggio Calabria 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Reggio Calabria, or if you have questions regarding your family in Reggio Calabria, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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11 Messages to “Genealogy in Reggio Calabria”
  1. peter says:

    Trying to find relatives of my Grandfather, Savario Delfino, born 1881 in Reggio Calabria, Italy. He had brothers that we know of but don’t have their forenames.

  2. tessa says:

    looking for information on my grandfather and relatives Leonardo granito he served in the itallan army his parents were named domonick and Lucille he had 14 brothers and sisters we meet 1 from Canada when we were kids.and my sister and I would like to know more about him and his siblings

  3. Debbie says:

    I am interested in finding relatives who may still reside in Calabria. The original spelling of my maiden name was Sciumbata, my maternal grandmother’s name was Talarico. they lived in Rizzuti. Also any information on my husband’s family, Fazio and Fioretti names, would be appreciated. Hope to travel to Italy someday and would LOVE to meet relatives! Thanks in advance for any assistance!

  4. Lisa says:

    My grandfather (Giuseppe’s father was Francesco Guzzi. his mother’s name I believe was Anna Arcuri. My grandfather has a sister Amalia. and a brother Albino who immigrated to Argentina.
    Looking for any info. Mthansk.

  5. Helen says:

    Hi! I’m brazilian and i am looking for information about the parent of my grandfather. We believe what his name was Paulo Losapio or Paulo Lossapio or Paulo Lozzapio. Maybe he was living in Reggio Calabria. He immigrated to Brazil around 1880 – 1933. We really apreciate your help.

  6. PattyNJ says:

    Hi, I am looking for the parents of my grandfather Giovanni Mastella who was born in San Giovanni, Italy. Born on September 1, 1895. Also looking for siblings or any other family members.

  7. Florence says:

    Looking for Annunziato Tripodi born and died in Serra San Bruno about 1830-50 married Roseria zaffino can I find?

  8. Tony says:

    looking for any info. with the surname Gallo also Maura

  9. teresa says:

    looking for any info on the surname Monarchio….

  10. denise says:

    Hi. I am currently living in Canada and am looking for: Rocco Reale who immigrated to Canada, he was born approx. 1941 give or take a couple years. He is supposed to be from Reggio, Calabria. He immigrated to Toronto, Canada just before 1965, give or take a couple years. Any information would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Denise

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