Genealogy in Castelvetrano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castelvetrano. As more your surname is common in Castelvetrano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castelvetrano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Trapani province are:
Accardo, Adamo, Adragna, Alagna, Amato, Angileri, Asaro, Barbera, Barraco, Campo, Catalano, Coppola, D’Angelo, Di Giovanni, Di Girolamo, Di Stefano, Ferro, Fontana, Genna, Giacalone, Laudicina, Licari, Lombardo, Maggio, Maltese, Marino, Messina, Milazzo, Oddo, Palermo, Parrinello, Pellegrino, Piazza, Pipitone, Poma, Rallo, Renda, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Saladino, Sammartano, Sciacca, Stabile, Titone, Tumbarello, Valenti, Vultaggio.

Church archives in Trapani 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 Castelvetrano

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Castelvetrano and Trapani 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 Castelvetrano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelvetrano, 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


21 Messages to “Genealogy in Castelvetrano”
  1. Tomaso says:

    My Mom’s parents were born in Castelvetrano and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1920′s. The sir name is Marzucco. I plan on visiting there next year and would like to find distant relitives.

  2. Franco says:

    I would like to expand my ancestral family tree and would be most grateful to obtain some news from the descendants of Vincenzo and Maria Giancontieri (brother born: 1872 & sister born: 1888)in Castelvetrano who migrated to USA, in 1905.Thank you.

  3. Franco says:

    Researching descendants of Francesca “Ciccina” Puccio, from Castelvetrano who emigrated to Brooklyn, and Giuseppe Fortunato’s offsprings: Tony, Pietro, Angelina, Giuseppina & Anna. I am related via my Grandmother Nene` Puccio who married Vincenzo Giancontieri. Any info to expand my family tree would be most appreciated, thank you.

  4. Gerry says:

    my wife’s grandparents were both born in castlevetrano. We have their birth certificates for 1880. One of them provides a street name, via dagalone. I cannot find it on a current map. We will be there next week and would like to walk the area. Anyone know of this street now or c1900?


  5. PJ Rozmini says:

    Kin of Josephine Gullo, born in Castelvetrano

  6. Pam says:

    Giovanni Levantino, born 06 Jan 1860 in Castelvetrano. According to a daughter, Giovanni’s parents were Lucian Levantino and Mary (surname unknown).

    I’m trying to find a record of Giovanni’s birth to verify the parents (and hopefully discover Mary’s surname).

    In or about 1885, Giovanni Levantino married Giovanna Spitalieri (born 18 Jun 1866 in Palermo to Giuseppe “Salvatore” Spitalieri and Anna Sciarrabba). I do not know if Giovanni and Giovanna married in Castelvetrano or Palermo, but they lived in Palermo before immigrating to the United States in 1894. Their first daughter Mary was born in 1888 and died in 1889. Their second daughter Mary was born 19 Jan 1891 in Vicari, Palermo. Their third daughter (my great grandmother) Nicchia “Anna” was born 13 Aug 1893 in Palermo.

    My family still “feels” Sicilian and one of my cousins has even applied for dual citizenship (U.S. and Italian). If my cousin actually moves to Sicily, maybe it will be easier to research the family. Until then, I’d be grateful for any help you can give in finding Giovanni’s birth record to verify the names of his parents. (The Levantinos were Catholic and I’m willing to bet that Giovanni was also baptized in Castelvetrano in the local parish)

    Thank you so much for any help or advice!


  7. Patrice says:

    My grandmother Sebastiana Panebianco was from Castelvetrano. She had two brothers, Raphael and Rocco. They immigrated to America in about 1901 when she was 16.looking for any Panebiancos.

  8. Jean says:

    Can you help me find birth records for 4 grandparents born in Sicily?

    Salvatore Piazza b. 1876 in Castelveltrano
    Josephine (Giuseppa) Giaramita b. 1882 in Castelveltrano

    Joseph Piazza b. about 1886 in Partanna
    Angela Piazza b. about 1886 in Partanna

    All 4 immigrated to the US around 1907.


  9. philippe says:

    je fais des recherches pour un ami , sur la famille La Rosa ou Larosa
    j’aimerai disposer , si possible da la fiche d’état civil de
    Antoine La Rosa , né le 28/12/1889 à Castelvetrano
    puis pour ses parents Philippe La Rosa et Josephine Mangiara-Cina
    dates de naissance et mariage ?
    Antoine La Rosa a émigré en Algérie ….à quelle date ?
    Avec tous mes remerciements pour votre aide

  10. Kim says:

    My grandfatgher was Nicholas Orlando, he came to this counrty when he was 18 sometime in the late 1920s. He had a sister who remained there named Francesca. Franscea had a son named Guisseppe who still owns property in Castelvetrano but works in Piacneza, he has a son and a daughter. My aunt also had another brother or sister who did reside in castlevetrano (nit sure they are still alive) all year. Do you have any information on this family.

  11. Jean Michel says:

    Je suis a la recherche de mon Grand Pére Luigi Romagnoli né le 06decembre 1898 dans la commune de Castelenovetto.Avait il des frères et soeurs ,et-il décédé dans votre commune!!!!! .Pouvez -vous me donner le nom de ses parents pére et mère.Et s-il a encore de la famille vivant chez dans la commune .Tout cela pour mon arbre généalogique .
    Toutes informations sur mon grand pére et sa famille sera le bien venues.
    Jean Michel

  12. kathryn says:

    i will be travelling to sicily in september. i was told grandma was from castel vetrano and i would like to see her home. Her name was :francesca sbrigata.
    she was born around 1912 and had 2 sisters and a brother. how would i find out more?

  13. Deborah says:

    My grandfather Calogero Favoroso,born June 3,1886 and his sister Angeline emigrated in early 1900′s I believe. His naturalization papers said he was from Castlevetrano. The only story he ever told about his life there is that his sister and he were orphans and use to walk the streets selling pots and pans. I would love to find his birth records and any other information available for my father Gaspere who is now 83. He was very happy when I found my grandfathers naturalization record. We know so very little about my grandfathers family or life in Castlevetrano. I would appreciate any help that you can give including the translation of our name. He married Josephine Cartafalsa who was from Campobello and according to records, there is a Plaza Favoroso in that city. I will be eagerly waiting for your reply,
    Best Regards,
    Deborah Favoroso Kukorlo

    • Deborah says:

      Just found information that said his sisters name was Angela. She emigrated in 1920 with Mercurio Paltrow. She was 41 and he 42. Info says they were from Castlevetrano.

  14. Signorelli says:

    I am checking on Gaspare Signorelli, his name could have been Signorello and maybe changed when he came to the US. He was born 1863 and baptized at San Giovanni Baptista church in Castelvetrano.

    • RE: signorelli says:

      I realize your message is old but my great great grandfather was Gaspare Signorelli born in castelvetrano in 1868 Wondering if they are the same person

  15. Antionette says:

    I am looking for my great, great grandfather Carlo DiStefano’s family in Castelvetrano, Italy. Here is what I know. My great grandfather John (Giovanni) DiStefano (BD 7-24-1888)and grandmother Rosa Urso (BD 1886)and my Great Uncle Jack DiStefano (1895) along with possibly another brother Melchiore DiStefano (BD 1887) came to the USA in 1907, and 1904 respectively. I have their ship names and manifesto’s. I cannot find anything about my Great Great Grandfather Carlo. He did not come to the US. They also had another brother Vincent and sister Maria that did not come over. I would like to know if any of our relatives still reside in Castelvetrano and where. I believe Vincent moved to Cossato, Piedmonte several years ago before passing away. Vincent has a grandson in Cossato named Vittorio Morrione.
    Any information that you may have would be so helpful in finding them.
    Thank you in advance!

  16. Crystal says:

    I am searching for information on my great great grandparents Giovanni and Francesca Leone from Castlevetrona.they had a son named Santoro Leone. My great great grandfather came to the United states when my great grandfather was 3 years old.I have a little more information but not much.

  17. Maria Palamaro says:

    My grandfather Giovanni Palminteri was born in Castelvetrano and I need to acquire his birth certificate in order for me and my family to become Italian citizens. Can you steer me in the right direction in getting this information.

  18. Anthony says:

    I am researching my grandfather who was born in Casetlvetrano, Trapani, Sicily. My grandfather was named Filippo Ferreri. He was born sometime in the late 1800′s and came to America in the early 1900′s. He had an older brother Giacomo, and a younger sister (possibly half-sister) name Francesca. From what I know, he was a performer of some sort (“show biz”) before leaving Castelvetrano. I’ve also heard that his father might have been a politician or a socialist. Not very sure how accurate that may be. I do know that my grandfathers younger sister Francesca was raised in a convent, and came to America much later after her brothers. My grandfather Filippo Ferreri while in America (NYC -Brooklyn) married Leonarda Valenti who originally came from Santa Margherita (from what I’ve heard, her town was destroyed in an earthquake?). Any help in pointing me in the right direction to research my family history would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  19. Francine says:

    I am researching my great grandparents who lived in castelvetrano trapani, sicily.
    Names are Francesco varvaro married to Mattia Gugulia, children are domenico, antonino, melchiore, Lauretta and rosa, who is my grand mother

    The other family name is Giulo Gaggini married to Maria Giambalvo, children are Angela, Francesca and Antonino who is my grandfather. Address is via l’bartelmeo # 5, which still exists

    Any information about these families or help in research would be helpful. Thank you!

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