Genealogy in Lucca Sicula

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Lucca Sicula

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Lucca Sicula. As more your surname is common in Lucca Sicula, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lucca Sicula 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 Lucca Sicula

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Lucca Sicula 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 Lucca Sicula, or if you have questions regarding your family in Lucca Sicula, 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 luccasicula@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Lucca Sicula”
  1. Kathy says:

    I am researching my husband’s Mortillaro line in Lucca Sicula, Agrigento.

    I have a partial tree back to Saverio Mortillaro born about 1739-1740, married to Antonina (surname unknown). I believe he was the son of Andrea Mortillaro born about 1707 and his wife Mattia (surname unknown). Andrea born abt 1707 may have been the son of Martino as there was an Andrea Mortillaro, son of Martino, and his wife Mattia, listed in the 1747 Riveli for Lucca Sicula. He lists a Saverio, age 7, in this Riveli.

    I have found Mortillaro’s in Lucca Sicula as of the 1652 Riveli record. There was a Martino, born about 1627 and his wife Francisca. They were probably newly married as no children are recorded. Martino was guardian of two brothers, Francesco and Nicolo.

    Is there anyway I can confirm this information and perhaps learn the descendants of Martino and Francisco to see if our line descends from this couple?

    Here is corrected ancestry of Calogero Mortillaro:
    1: Calogero Mortillaro b. 1879 married Francesca Siggio in Louisiana
    2: Luciano Mortillaro b. 1832and Giacoma Cabibi
    3: Saverio Mortillaro b. abt 1791 and Rosa Bellitti
    4: Andrea Mortillaro b. abt 1759 and Giovanna Faraone
    5: Saverio Mortillaro b. abt 1739-1740 and Antonina
    6: Possibly Andrea Mortillaro b. 1707 and Mattia
    7: Possibly Martino born abt 1675-1680

    Thanking you in advance for your guidance.

    Kathy

  2. Kathy Montelaro says:

    I am researching my husband’s Mortillaro line in Lucca Sicula, Agrigento.

    I have a partial tree back to Saverio Mortillaro born about 1739-1740, married to Antonina (surname unknown). I believe he was the son of Andrea Mortillaro born about 1707 and his wife Mattia (surname unknown). Andrea born abt 1707 may have been the son of Martino as there was an Andrea Mortillaro, son of Martino, and his wife Mattia, listed in the 1747 Riveli for Lucca Sicula. He lists a Saverio, age 7, in this Riveli.

    I have found Mortillaro’s in Lucca Sicula as of the 1652 Riveli record. There was a Martino, born about 1627 and his wife Francisca. They were probably newly married as no children are recorded. Martino was guardian of two brothers, Francesco and Nicolo.

    Is there anyway I can confirm this information and perhaps learn the descendancy of Martino and Francisco to see if our line descends from this couple?

    The tree I have is from Calogero Mortillaro who immigrated to Louisiana about 1899.

    Generation 1: Calogero Mortillaro married Francesca Siggio in Louisiana
    Generation 2: Luciano Mortillaro and Giacoma Cabibi
    Generation 3: Andrea Mortillaro and Antonina
    Generation 4: Saverio Mortillaro and Giovanna Faraone
    Generation 5: Andrea

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