Genealogy in Castrofilippo

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castrofilippo. As more your surname is common in Castrofilippo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castrofilippo 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).
In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the list of parishes today in Castrofilippo

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Castrofilippo 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.

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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Castrofilippo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castrofilippo, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to castrofilippo@italianside.com


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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Castrofilippo”
  1. Phyllis Liberman says:

    My grandfather was Pasquale Stivala and was born in Favara. He married my grandmother from Castrofillipo whose first name was Fillipa but I would like to know her last name and if there are any relatives still in Italy. My family is planning a trip soon to Sicily

  2. Amanda says:

    I am looking for more information on a gentleman named Paolo Tupia who arrived at Ellis Island in 1905. He came to the United States on a ship named Napolitan Prince. Out of the Palermo port. The ship records indicate that his home town was Castrofilippo. I am a Tupia and my grandfather was a foster child raised in orphanages and fosters homes. He was never adopted, He recently passed away and I would like to find more people with our last name as we cannot seem to locate anyone with the Tupia Surname. (unless it was Stupia) which I found on this website as a common surname in Italy, and the S was dropped in translation.

  3. Catherine says:

    Hello,

    I will be traveling to Agrigento next month, and I was wondering if I had any family there. My grandfather and great grandfather were both named Calogero Acquista, and I believe my great grandfather was a shepherd of sorts. I believe my great grandpa Calogero and great grandma Carmella (maiden name possibly Ciccotti, but I am not certain) immigrated from Castrofilippo in 1928 (or around that time). Please let me know if you can get me started on my search for relatives!
    Thank you,
    Catherine

  4. Fran says:

    My grandfather was born there in the 1880’S his name was Stefano Alaimo. I was wondering if there are any relatives still living there. I was hoping for some information. Thank you Fran

  5. Giuseppe says:

    Hello
    My father was born in Castro filippo around 1918 I think . He has passed away now and l now nothing about his family his mother and father . Can you give me some information .
    Many thanks

  6. Frank Volpe says:

    Dear sir/madam
    I want to get information on my father who was born in Castrofilippo in 1894, married in Sicily, moved to and died in the United States. I am hoping to get any information on him, his family and hopefully any living members of his family who may be living in the Castrofilippo area.
    I am planning to be in Sicily in May and so any information I can get now would be very much appreciated.
    Yours,
    Frank Volpe

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