Genealogy in Lercara Friddi

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Lercara Friddi


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Lercara Friddi 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.

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 Lercara Friddi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Lercara Friddi, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Lercara Friddi”
  1. Patti says:


    I am looking for confirmation regarding my great grandmother: Angelina “Angela” Gambino (born 17 Nov 1877 in Lercara Friddi, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy). The documents that I have obtained from USA sources show her parents’ names were: Giovanni Gambino and Maria Giovanni La Forte. My understanding is the they both were born in Lercara Friddl, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy.

    I am also looking for confirmation regarding Angelina’s husband and my great grandfather’s parent (Agostino Morano or Murana born 16 Nov 1877 in Palermo, Italy). He was married to Angelina Gambino on 12th of February 1898. Do your records show Agostino parents’ names as: Nicola Murana and Maria Anna Zito. And does the marriage date agree with the Italian records as well.

    Is there any way to find out if any of my relatives connected to either of my great grandparents are still living in Lercara Friddi?

  2. Debbie says:

    I been trying to do my Fmily Tree, when it comes to my grandfather it stops. No marriage ,no birth, no parents. He came to New York, thats all I know. My father said he was from Lecara Friddi…His name is Antonino (Antonio)Giordano born in 1885 or 1886. There’s different dates. Maybe you can help me, my father was very quite and sketchy about information.
    Thank You Debbie Giordano

  3. Suzanne says:

    I am working on creating my “Family Tree” and I know that my paternal grandparents were both born in Lercara Friddi. My grandfather’s name was Salvatore Lucania, he was born in either 1878 or 1880 & left Lercara around 1900 to come to America. My grandmother’s name was Assunta Gattuso, born either 1883 or 1885. We know that they knew each other in Lercara, and some in our family say that they were married there, but all of the information I have found so far say that Salvatore was single when he arrived in America. Some information I have found on line about Lercara says that Lucania is the 6th most common name in the town,(and so is Salvatore, from what I can tell) so finding the right Salvatore Lucania may be difficult.
    I am trying to find out more about both of my grandparents, exact birth dates, were they married in Lercara, what were their parents names, etc. I will be happy to pay for any documents on either or both of them.

  4. Louis says:

    My family name is Arcarese and my family (grandfather and father) are from San Cataldo, Sicily. I have found information that my surname was changed to Arcarese from Lercara in the late 18th or early 19th century. My ancestor migrated to San Cataldo from Palermo. My great-uncle Attilio Arcarese who is the family historian has some very sketchy information.
    If you have any information, I would appreciate it if you sent me that information.


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