Genealogy in Agrigento

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Agrigento, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Sicilia and in Agrigento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Agrigento registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Agrigento. As more your surname is common in Agrigento, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Agrigento archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Agrigento province are:
Alaimo, Amato, Argento, Arnone, Bellavia, Bono, Burgio, Butera, Cacciatore, Carlino, Castronovo, Ciaccio, Cipolla, Colletti, Costanza, Cuffaro, Cusumano, Di Caro, Ferraro, Gallo, Gambino, Giardina, Greco, Iacono, Indelicato, La Porta, La Rocca, Lauricella, Licata, Lombardo, Mangione, Maniscalco, Marino, Messina, Miceli, Montalbano, Morreale, Mule’, Palumbo, Patti, Piazza, Rizzo, Russo, Sanfilippo, Tuttolomondo, Vaccaro, Vella, Volpe.

Church archives in Agrigento 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 Agrigento and Agrigento province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Agrigento

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Palermo.

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 Agrigento, or if you have questions regarding your family in Agrigento, 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 .
Our expert in Agrigento area will reply to you


  1. Lisa says:

    I am looking for information regarding my great grandfather, Giovanni Marchica, who was born around 1873 in Sicily. I have the information about him immigrating to the US. I would like to find out more information about the woman,my great grandmother, that he married. She did not immigrate to the US but their sons did. I believe her name is Maria Gibilaro, also from Sicily.
    I have created a family tree in but have run into a road block when looking for their information. My Grandfather, Carmelo Marchica was born 1903 and immegrated around 1919.
    I look forward to seeing if you could lead me in a direction of what to do?

    THank you.

  2. Donna says:

    I am looking for information about Rosa Sarullo’s family. She was my grandmother and I believe she arrived in the USA in 1914. She was from Rivera, Agrigento, born in October 14, 1905. I found her brother Luigi “Louis” Sarullo who immigrated with her and settled in Elizabeth NJ and then moved to Brooklyn,NY. I am traveling to Sicily next June and would like to get some information about where she actually lived and if we have some relatives still there.


  3. Lisa says:

    Giovanni Gagliano came alone to the USA in the early 1900s. He was born 3 May 1889. We believe he was from Agrigento. Since we know of no siblings we can not find his parents.
    One question to you is, if he was born a bastard, would he have been given his mother’s surname or his father’s?
    Second question, is there a parish from Montalegro? I have come across that name along with the names Agrigento and Mussomeli.
    Thank you for any help or advice.

  4. Frank says:

    I have a family portrait of the Amico family from Agrigento circa 1912. Giovanni(?), Angelina(?) my great grandparents, Francesco (B:1884) my grandfather (the eldest of the 8 children in the picture. Carlo, Guiseppi (1892), Thomas, Frieda, Guiseppina, Rosa and Raymondo in age order. The last being born in 1906. They came to America in about 1913.
    Any information or additional family history. Would be greatly appreciated. Any additional family members still there would be the greatest!

  5. Richard says:

    I am seeking information on my maternal grandfather Calogero Falletta family. He was from Racalmuto. After going back and forth he finally settled here in the US in 1925. Are there any Fallettas related to him still in Agrigento?

  6. Marion Massaro says:

    I am looking for the name Tottolomondo In Agrigento. Paternal family members emigrated to US and Argentina in the early 1920s, some a little earlier, ex: Gino and Alfredo Tuttolomondo. Wandering whether anyone stayed behind in Sicily ?

    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

  7. Juan says:

    I’m trying to find de origin on the lastname Montana.
    Thanks for any comment

  8. Andrea says:

    I thank you in advance for any information! Could you also check on a my Great Grandfather John Messina… he was raised by a farmer by the name of Vulpe in he Agrigento Region. One of John Messina’s daughters was born in Agrigento in 1912, Victoria Messina (my grandmother).

  9. Andrea says:

    Looking for information about Andrew(Andrea)Mingoia … His father would have been Alphonso Mingoia….Andrea was born 1871 married to Caterina Tutino born 1874. both born in Cattolica Eraclea, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy.
    Also looking for information about Caterina Chiazzo 1887 in the Agrigento Region.

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