Genealogy in Villabate

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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 Villabate, or if you have questions regarding your family in Villabate, 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 villabate@italianside.com .
Our expert in Villabate area will reply to you


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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Villabate”
  1. Sandra says:

    I will be visiting the Palermo area in Sept. 2018. What is the address of the Villabate Registrar or Palermo Registrar (or email address) I would like to inquire on my families information before I go. Family surnames are Rinauro, LaBarbara, Quartuccio, Di Giovanna. The Lagattuta’s were from Mezzujusso so would like that info also.
    Thank you

  2. Richard says:

    We will be in the area this May and would like to do some work on the Castello family. Antonio Castello 1813, Giuseppe Castello 1857-1916. We also have D’Agati, Guttadauro, Traina, Andolina in our family tree.

    What search services do you provide and what records are generally available?

  3. Donna says:

    I have found a birth certificate for my grandfather, born in Villabate Italy in 1914 and am interested in finding out more information about him. I have his parent’s names, but no other information on them. I am trying to find out any information about my grandfather, Paul Firriolo, that I can find. I have a birth date for him. I would love to find out anything else about him that you can help me find. Thank you for your help!

  4. Michelle says:

    I don’t have a lot of information, but I was trying to locate my great grandparents so I can apply for nationality citizenship in Italy. Their names are Vincent Pitarresi and John Pitarresi. They lived in Villabate Sicilia. My grandpa doesn’t know their birth dates or any other info. Please let me know what I can do or if I can obtain a copy of one of their birth certificates. Thanks so much! – Michelle

  5. Margaret says:

    I will be visiting Villabate in september. 2015. I am trying to find where my mother lived there. Her Address. Her name giuseppina cangemi, born on december 15, 1900. Her mothers name was Margherita Cangemi. Her husbands name was Rosario. ////////They had two children, Giuseppina and Salvatore cangemi. My grandmother died when my mother was only three years old. Do not have a picture of my grandmother nor my grandfather. Would like to visit the home my mother was born when I visit in September. My heart is breaking for not knowing my grandparents.

    • Margaret says:

      I will be visiting villabate September 2015. Looking to find information about Giuseppina cangemi. I don’t know where shelived in villabate. Her mother and fathers name are as follows. Margherita Schillaci Cangemi, husband Rosario Cangemi. My mother was born december 15, 1900 in Villabate, Italy. Her mother passed away when she was three years old. She does not know who her mother was. To this date, I still don’t know what she looks like. I would love to know more about her. Can anyone help. Any information would be appreciated.

  6. Edith says:

    I will be visiting in Villabate On August 2, 2015. Looking to find information on a Salvatore Raimondo or Di Raimondo. My father in law is Calogero Raimondo who came to US in 1921. He is from the same city. I think Salvatore Raimondo died in the 1960s. Any .information that you can supply would be wonderful. Salvatore wife’s name was Marietta. God BlessYou

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