Genealogy in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, 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 Santo Stefano in Aspromonte registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte


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

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

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

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  1. Mark says:

    My grandfather is from Santo Stefano di Asprominte. He was born on 15.11.1896. He was the son of Giuseppe D’Agostino. He married Giacinta Bonacci from Motta Santa Lucia, Provincio Catanzaro 20.3.1920. I have been trying in vain for a number of years attempting to find any information of my ancestry from this town with little to no results. If there is anyone who could help me.., I would be very happy. Thank You

  2. Kathy says:


    I am searching for information about my great grandmother FRANCESCA MUSICO
    1884–1960///BIRTH 1884 • Santo Stefano in Aspromonte,Reggio Calabria, Italy
    DEATH 15 APR 1960 • North Bay Hospital, North Bay Ontario Canada. Her parents were Francesco Musico and Maria Lucifero

    I am told her family is Giovanni Musico born 1887 in Italy died in ON Canada, Catarina Musico born 1880 in Italy died in New York , and Antonia Musico born and died in Italy

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks Kathy

  3. David says:

    I am researching my family line from my paternal grandfather Giovanni Musico born in 1887 in Santo Stefano and died in Sudbury in the 1950s. I know his parents names were Francesco Musico and Maria Musico(Lucifero). Other than that this is all i know. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

    • David says:

      I have discovered that my grandfather also had 3 sisters, Caterina (born 1880) who married Gasparo Constantino and moved to New York, Francesca (born 1884) who married Francesco Laface and they settled in North Bay, Ontario and finally Antonia who from what I have been told never married and lived her life in Santo Stefano. Any info would be appreciated.

  4. Kerina says:

    I am tracing my great great uncle named Vincenzo Suraci who migrated to the states the early 1900s. I don’t know where he settled and in fact the family never heard of him following his migration. His father was Giuseppe SUraci and his mother may have been called Francesca Zoccali. A lady named Judy has been helping me with finding Vincenzos records.

    Vincenzo’s DOB was approximately 1880. He was single,but engaged to be married, when he left Santo Stefano’. I don’t have Vincenzo’s exact date of birth.
    Is anyone able to help please.
    Many thanks

  5. Wayne says:

    Does anyone have supporting documents that this is the line(father and grandparents of Francesco Laface born 28 May 1881 in Santo Stefano, Region of Calabria, Province of Reggio, Italy death in 1944 in North Bay Ontario Canada) //

    Carmine Laface ancestors descendants 1849 – 1944 * Carmine R. Laface ancestors descendants 27 Feb 1823 – * [Great-Great-Grandfather?]

    Lucia Alvaro ancestors descendants

    13 Sep 1832 – * [Great-Great-Grandfather?]


    Francesca Laface ancestors descendants 29 Nov 1856 – 1941 * [Great-G

    • Kathy says:

      Hi Wayne, think you have the wrong Franceso Laface, this Francesco Laface is my great grandfather and that is not his parents. Kathy

    • Jason LaFace says:

      Wayne, Francesco LaFace who passed way in North Bay was my great grandfather. I’m a direct line of that blood. Our blood line follows from Messina, Santo Stefano di Camastra ….. within Canadian documentation with boarding passes in the registry shows my great grandfather came with the last name of “LaFaci” and not “LaFace”. Our family comes the Fauci name descendants. When my great grandfather came to Canada, the government did in fact make a mistake on his immigration registry.

      Also, due to the war, there’s not much info on my great grandfather’s relatives other than Mazzuca came on the same boat as my great granfather.

  6. Christophe says:

    Hello, I’m french, I live in Nice, my great grandparents were born in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte

    Vincenzo D’AGOSTINO born April 17,1870 (his parents were Etienne D’AGOSTINO and Francesca MANGIARUCA), and Concetta SCARFONE born December 11, 1873 ( his parents were Nicola Antoine SCARFONE and Gaëtane ROMEO).

    I want to know if someone can try to find the birth certificates of my great grandparents in the municipal archives, against reimbursement of the costs of photocopying and mailing.

  7. Mark says:

    My grandfather, Domenico D’Agostino was borm in Santo Stefano di Aspromonte on 15 November 1896. His father was Giuseppe D’Agostino and his mother was (Lorenza?). I believe that he had two sisters Maria and Rose.

    My grandfather married Giacinta Bonacci on 20 March 1920 in Motta Santa Lucia, Provincio Catanzaro.

    If I am blessed to have any living relatives in Santo Stefano…I would love to become acquiainted with them. Thank You.

  8. Michael romeo says:

    Marilyn, you must be our cousins. My grandfather was James Vincenzo Romeo-lived and died in Bluefield WV. My father was one of his sons. He a one daughter named Trula. Sons were Steve, James, and Richard

  9. michael says:

    grandfather was Vicenzo Romeo——-I live in Charleston Wv. I am a dentist here. Please contact me

  10. Marilyn says:

    correction to James Vincenzo Romeo b. San Stefano, Italia May 22,1889 d. Bluefield, West Virginia July 26, 1957 and not Canada.

  11. Marilyn says:

    My daughter and her husband will be visiting San Stefano, Reggio di Calabria in May 2014. Daughter wants to link up with descendants of Stefano J. Romeo b. 1871 d. 1950 of San Stefano d’Aspromonte, Reggio di Calabria. Daughter is a great granddaughter of Stefano Romeo. He died in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada in 1950. One known link is a brother James Vincenzo Romeo b. Italia 1880 d. Canada 1957. Possibly .. Stefano is a son of Stefano Romeo and Pasqualina Zappolo but not positive. Stefano married a Maria Romeo born San Giorgio, Reggio di Calabria (is she his Romeo cousin or other name?) Think, but not sure, they married in 1908 in Tazewell, W.Virginia, United States but not positive. Grazie por favore, Marilyn

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