Genealogy in Caltavuturo

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Caltavuturo. As more your surname is common in Caltavuturo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Caltavuturo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Palermo province are:
Aiello, Amato, Barone, Battaglia, Bruno, Caruso, Catalano, Costa, Cusimano, D’Amico, D’Angelo, Di Maggio, Di Salvo, Ferrante, Ferrara, Gambino, Geraci, Giordano, Greco, La Barbera, La Rosa, Lo Cascio, Lombardo, Macaluso, Mancuso, Maniscalco, Mannino, Marchese, Marino, Martorana, Mazzola, Messina, Mineo, Orlando, Palazzolo, Parisi, Pecoraro, Piazza, Randazzo, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Sciortino, Siragusa, Taormina, Tarantino, Vassallo, Vitale.

Church archives in Palermo 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 Caltavuturo and Palermo 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 Caltavuturo

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


  1. Sharon says:

    My grandparents came from here. I would love to find out more regarding my heritage.
    Grandfather. Rosario Scovazzo born 1887. Grandmother. Mary Principale born 1896

  2. Joseph says:

    Very happy to find this site as we’re heading over in October 2018. My dads father Francesco Palisano was born Dec 3 1895 in Caltavuturo. He was the son of Filippo Palisano and Guiseppa (Cascia) Palisano. My Gramps brother of Pasquella Mamie Palisano, Vincenzo Palisano, Charles Palisano and Joseph Palisano.

    Looking to find any relatives still living in Cultavuturo as stated above we’re heading over in October and plan on leaving my dads remaining ashes back to his dads home town! Any information you have will be wonderful!
    Joseph Palisano

  3. Joanne says:

    My grandmother Lucia Renna came to the United States in the early 1900 with her mother,sister and brother.I have a copy of their arrival in America.Im told her father Jerome Renna was deceased when they arrived He had died in caltavuturo .His wife’s maiden name was Messina and she was born in 1857 and they were married. Approximately in 1877 . Would love to be able to find a death record for Jerome but have no idea were to start.I was also told that their was another daughter who had married and stayed behind in Sicily.

  4. Carol says:

    Ashley, you are exactly right! My grandmother was Stella Bavisotto Martuscello. Never knew there were two Stella’s. I actually have Maria Stella Conosceti’s passaporto at my parents house. My father was Peter Martuscello.

  5. Dwight says:

    I am a direct descendant of Francesco Scaccia (Scott?) and Giuseppa Serio through their first son Domenico (married to Giuseppa Cipolla). If anyone has birth records/dates of these individuals that can be shared, I would be very grateful. All were born in Caltavuturo (Palermo,Italy) around 1830s and 1850s. I was also told that they (Francesco and Giuseppa) had a daughter Rosa born around 1870. I have not been able to confirm that. Any information that could help to solve that “mistery” would also help tremendously. Thanks in advance.

    • Sue says:

      My grandmother was born Orsola Scaccia in Caltavuturo in 1895. Her parents were Pietro Scaccia and Maria Renna. I do not have other information on them. Do you know if Pietro Scaccia may have been related to your ancestor, Francesco Scaccia?

  6. Catherine says:

    Forgot to mention that family history says that when very young Vincenzo Ferrara first came across to NY, he was accompanied by an older cousin, Gesualdo Sireci.

  7. Catherine says:

    Grandfather Vincenzo Ferrara born 1875 in Caltavuturo. His father was Nicola Ferrara. Mother was Maria Agnese Sireci. Haven’t been able to find anything in the usual online sources.

  8. Kim says:

    I’ve been doing research for quite a while and am having trouble locating information on my great grandfather and great grandmother, Alberto Messina (born 1868) and Maria Renna (born 1874) in Caltavuturo. They also had a daughter born in Caltavuturo. I’m hoping you can assist.
    Thano you

  9. Ashleigh says:

    I just found out today that my great grandmother, Maria Frederico, came to the US from Caltavuturo when she was 12. Her parents were Gesualdo (?) and Maria Frederico. I’m wondering if there is any more information on them!

  10. Sam says:

    My grandfather Salavatore Bavisotto & wife Maria Garcia with son Peter migrated from Caltavuturo around 1917 to NY. Any history or background about the Bavisotto’s is appreciated. Thanks.

    • Ashley says:

      Salvatore and Maria Gracia are my great grandparents. Peter was one of my grandfather’s brothers, Charles Bavisotto. From what I’ve found, Salvatore actually had 12 brothers and sisters, 9 of which came over here from Sicily. The 3 that stayed behind we’ve been unable to find information on. Peter had 4 brothers: Charles (my grandfather), Phillip, Joseph and Samuel. He had 2 sisters, Stella and Stella. The first died of cancer at 3 years old. I believe their parents were Peter Bavisotto and Maria Stella Conoscenti.

  11. Peter says:

    I plan to visit Caltavuturo in August and would love to
    meet relatives of my grandmother who’s married
    name was Oddo. I believe her maiden name was
    Liborio. Her husband was Angelo Oddo. They came
    to America in the late Eighteen hundreds and
    settled in New London Connecticut.

  12. Stella Maris says:

    Please I looking for family in Caltavulturo Palermo my grandfather Gaetano Prinzivalli was born in May of 1885 married to Grazie Rizzo in 1906. He was a veteran in the first War word. He died in Caltavulturo around 1921. How can obtain more information thanks

  13. Elaine says:

    Seeking information about the Gervasi family from Caltavuturo in the 1830 period.. The names Quagliano and Sciaulino have also surfaced in my research. Guiseppa Quagliano married Mariano Gerbasi.

  14. Joseph says:

    I continue to desire information about my grandfather, Joseph Baude who was born in 1865 in and who left Caltavulturo in 1899 and went to America and settled in New London, Connecticut.

    The family name may have been Bauda or Di Bauda and changed to Baude when my grandfather, Joseph Baude from Caltavuturo, passed thru Ellis Island in 1899.

    My great grandfather was Sebastian Baude born in Caltavuturo.

    My great grandmother of Caltavulturo was Concetta Principale

    I am trying to locate my Baude ancestors and their descendants in Caltavuturo.

    I have done so with my Muscarella ancestors and their descendants in Caltavutu

  15. Bret says:


    We are researching my wife’s family lineage. Her great-grandfather was Jasuvaldo Loverdi (also known as George Loretti) born 6/24/1890 in Caltvuturo. He was married to Maria Geraci, born 1/22/1900 in Petralia.

    Any information you could provide would be helpful.

  16. Joseph says:

    My grandfather, Joseph Baude, left Caltavulturo in 1899.

    The family name may have been Bauda or Di Bauda and changed to Baude when my grandfather, Joseph Baude from Caltavuturo, passed thru Ellis Island in 1899.

    My great grandfather was Sebastian Baude

    My great grandmother of Caltavulturo was Concetta Principale

    I am trying to locate my Baude ancestors and their descendants in Caltavuturo.

    I have done so with my Muscarella ancestors and their descendants in Caltavuturo.

  17. Etta says:

    I am trying to find information about my grandmother, great grandmother, and great Grandfather. I would love to find birth certificates or marriage licenses. But, I believe that my grandmother Calogera Calantoni was born in Caltavuturo. Her mother’s name was Giuseppa Messina, and her father’s name was Carmello Calantoni. I am not sure, if my great grandmother Giuseppa was born in Caltavuturo or in Pollina because that is where her brother Nicola lived. I saw a picture postcard and on the back it had “Pollina Postale Centale” written on it. So, this makes me curious as to whether my great grandmother married and then moved to Caltavuturo. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Etta says:

      I’m sorry I should have include that my grandmother Calogera Calantoni was born November 12, 1905. I believe my great grandmother was born in December of 1871. I don’t know anything about my great grandfather.

  18. Pam says:

    I’m trying to trace my grandmother’s family. She was born in Caltavuturo in 1894 and left for the US in around 1906. Their last name was Modero and the parents first names Giuseppe and Rosa. When she died, he returned to Caltavuturo. The children were named Giuseppina, Mary, Samuel, Charles and a few more.

  19. Lisa Arcomano says:

    Giuseppe Mugavero born mid 19th century
    Married to Maria Grazia Di Marti
    Sons: Pietro(born 1874,
    Vincenzo, Salvatore

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