Genealogy in Fabrizia

If you search your ancestors in Fabrizia, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Vibo Valentia province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Fabrizia registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Fabrizia from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Fabrizia. As more your surname is common in Fabrizia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Fabrizia archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Vibo Valentia province are:
Arena, Barbieri, Bartucca, Carnovale, Caruso, Cavallaro, Ceravolo, Cirillo, Contartese, Corigliano, Costa, Cugliari, De Luca, De Vita, Ferraro, Franzè, Fruci, Galati, Greco, Grillo, Iannello, La Torre, Lico, Loiacono, Maiolo, Mamone, Mancuso, Marchese, Mazzeo, Mazzitelli, Mazzotta, Messina, Michienzi, Monteleone, Nesci, Pontoriero, Pugliese, Restuccia, Rizzo, Romano, Rombolà, Rondinelli, Russo, Serratore, Tassone, Valente, Vallone, Ventrice.

Church archives in Vibo Valentia 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 Fabrizia and Vibo Valentia 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Fabrizia just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Fabrizia area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Janelle says:

    I am struggling to get any farther than the names of my great great grandparents on my mothers side. Names: Maria Carmelo Lauro and husband Cristofaro Bauleo. Giuseppe Suppa and Marianna Demasi.
    Any help would be apreciated!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I am trying to find birth, marriage and death records for my 3rd great grandparents who are believed to be from Fabrizia,
    Giuseppa MONTELEONE, married Giuseppe DIMASI.
    The only date clue that I have is that their son, Fortunato Francesco DEMASI, was born in ~1847.
    I’d LOVE to connect with anyone who may have more information on these names.


    • Jeff says:

      I’ve researched extensively in Fabrizia. Monteleone is one of my family lines. I found marriage of Groom: Giuseppe DiMasi, age 34, occupation Shepherd. His parents were Pasquale DeMasi and Maria Monteleone. Bride: Giuseppa Monteleone, age 22. Her parents were Giuseppe Monteleone and Antonina DiMasi. They were married in Fabrizia, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy on 8 Nov 1845.

  3. MJ says:

    l am looking for information on the Albanese family from Fabrizia. my Grandfather’s name: Giuseppe Antonio Albanese (born in 1921 or 1922), his siblings: Domenic, Raffaele, Francesco, Rosario and Maria. We believe while still living in Fabrizia he married Maria Giuseppa Mamone, they had a son, Rosario Anthony Albanese. My Grandfather went off to WW2 and Maria Giuseppa and Rosario went to live with her family in Acquaro. They immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in or around 1951, eventually, Giuseppe’s mother immigrated to Canada to live with Raffaele. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Pamela says:

    Looking for information on Salvatore also known as Giovanni Carè who left Italy to migrate to Australia in 1927 and his wife Catena Ciancio ( maiden name ) who left Italy for Australia around 1936 with their two children Rosina and Bruno .Salvatore also had two brothers that we know of Antonio who went to America and Giuseppe who we think stayed in Italy . Salvatore also had one son Giuseppe to his first wife .Name unknown but we believe was the sister of his second wife Catena . Any help would be appreciated . Thank you .

  5. Jeff says:

    I am looking to find information for the death information for my great grandparents, and their children.
    My Great Grandmother was Marianna Mamone Costa, born 21 June 1871 in Fabrizia.
    She married Giuseppe Pasquale Costa who was born April 1866 and died between 1910-1920.
    Their children were Francesco b. 1897 d. 1993, Maria Rosaria, b.1900, Maria Carmela b. 1907 and Emilio b.1908. Any information would be appreciated.

    • Bruna says:

      My father was Antonio Carè – born in Fabrizia in 1921. He went to the US in approximately 1956. He had a brother named Giuseppe who stayed in Fabrizia. I had a great uncle Salvatore Carè. I did not know of any brothers named Salvatore or Giovanni? There were a total of 9 children I believe and my grandparents were Maria and Bruno Carè. I am named Bruna. Not sure if any connection. I am just starting to search some geneaology.

      • Sheldon says:

        Hello. My name is Sheldon Hall. Salvatore aka Giovanni Care (Sometimes spelled Cari in Australia) is my great grandfather. His father was Bruno. He and many of his descendants immigrated to a town called Shepparton in Victoria Australia from Fabrizia. He died in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia on 01 Feb 1946 in tragic circumstances. His wife at the time was Catena (Catina) Carè. They have several children. Many are still alive today in Shepparton.

  6. Frank says:

    My grandfather, Rosario Maiolo was born in Fabrizia in 1896,as well as my grandmother. My grandmother’s maiden name was Poerio. any information, on anyone, would help!
    Thank you,

  7. Nazzareno says:

    I would like to know when the Corsaro family settled in Fabrizia.

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