Genealogy in Cerami

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Cerami, 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 Enna province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Cerami registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cerami. As more your surname is common in Cerami, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cerami archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Enna province are:
Arena, Barbagallo, Barbera, Bonanno, Bruno, Calabrese, Calcagno, Calì, Cammarata, Campagna, Campione, Castrogiovanni, Catalano, Catania, Costa, D’Amico, Di Dio, Di Marco, Faraci, Fiorenza, Gagliano, Giunta, La Porta, Lo Presti, Lombardo, Mancuso, Marino, Marotta, Mazzola, Messina, Milazzo, Muratore, Parisi, Piazza, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Salamone, Salvaggio, Sanfilippo, Santoro, Savoca, Schillaci, Siciliano, Timpanaro, Trovato, Valenti, Vitale.

Church archives in Enna 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 Cerami and Enna 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 Cerami

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 Cerami, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cerami, 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 Cerami area will reply to you


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Cerami”
  1. Nancy Leta says:

    trying to find more information on my grandmother who was born in Cerami in 1888 on April 23. she was given the name of Francesca Mersiana. we know after she was born she was given to a foster family. her mother did not want to be identified in the birth record, but we have a birth date for her of 1870. we are wondering if she could have been one of the illegitimate children of the Baron that was living in the town at the time. we have a D N A match with someone that said their grandfather told them that his father was a Baron. any information you could give us would be wonderful! i thank you very much for your time!

  2. Carl says:

    I believe my last name is derived from “Quintili”. There is a quintili villa in Rome on the appian way. I have read that Emperor Commodus seized that estate for himself and my have persecuted the ancient family gens “Quinctilia” who are a patrician family who were supporters of the legendary Romulus. Did the quintili escape en mass to the Sicilian town of Cerami? That is where my grandfather was from and there are a lot of people named Intili and Intile there.Is my last name derived from the gens Quinctilia aka. Quintilia ?

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