Genealogy in Aprigliano

Region: Calabria Province: Cosenza

Tracing your Italian roots back to Aprigliano, in Cosenza province, Calabria region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Aprigliano, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Aprigliano
If your ancestral trail leads to Aprigliano, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Aprigliano City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Aprigliano residents since then.
  • Aprigliano Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Aprigliano’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Aprigliano

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Cosenza province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Aprigliano Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Aprigliano Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Aprigliano during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Aprigliano to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Aprigliano !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Aprigliano, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

    Next picture shows the demographic trends in Aprigliano from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Aprigliano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Aprigliano archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
    Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

    Church Records in Aprigliano

    Church archives in Cosenza province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
    So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Calabria started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Aprigliano on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Aprigliano:

    S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE – Via Frazione Vico

    S. MARIA DI PORTOSALVO – Via Calvelli, 9

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Aprigliano, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Cosenza.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Aprigliano area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Calabria and of course in Aprigliano too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Aprigliano forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Aprigliano feel free to leave a message below.

    38 thoughts on “Genealogy in Aprigliano”

    1. Looking for the birth record of my grandmother Asunvoulono Maranto, born in Aprigliano, August 15, 1895. Does anyone know how I can get to the records. Not sure if they’re available online.

    2. Hi, Long shot but I am hoping to find any family history on my grandfather Leonard Vigna, he was born & raised in Aprigliano,Corte. His parents were Angelo Vigna & Marietta Paone. I have very limited information on him, he passed away due to a heart attack in his early 40’s leaving his 3 children orphaned in the US to go into an orphanage. I know this is a stretch, just looking for some insight as to who he was. I heard from someone who knew him briefly in the states that he was an amazing man & worked hard to provide for his 3 children, worked all day & went to school at night to get his HS diploma. Any information would be so greatly appreciated.

      1. Hello
        We were visited the graveyard in Aprigliano and saw many Vigna surnames. I recalled the name from years ago in Toronto.

        Did not see this website until after we left though. I did take a photo of Maria Vigna’s plaque- born Feb 7 1884.

        Also Chiara de Pasquale Vigna born in 1879.

        The gravesites are well attended and fresh flowers everywhere. Perhaps there is a way to have someone from Aprigliano take more images.


    3. I am looking for information on my Grandfather’s family. His name was Salvatore Calvelli, I believed he was killed around 1941, leaving his widow Amalia calvelli and 6 children. His body was never recovered. I was wondering if he had and siblings, I was told only one sister Marietta. But, i don’t know if his father, I don’t have a name, had brothers or sisters and if there are any relatives still around in Italy of elsewhere. thank you for your help, Amalia they were from Aprigliano, Italy

    4. In the late 1940’s, when I was about eight-years old, my grandmother coached me into memorizing her “pedigree”: “Maria Francesca Limonti, Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italia.” She told us grandchildren that she was raised on a farm and had two sisters. She said that she came to New York to meet her fiance and got married, but that her two sisters went to Argentina instead.

      My grandmother had nine children and was blessed with several generations of grandchildren. She died in 1957. Most of the family still lives in Chicago, Illinois.

      About twenty years ago, I decided to extensively research the Ellis Island online records. I found only one record that seems to match my grandmother’s biography. It lists three young females whose family name was “Francesca” and who arrived in New York in 1893. The second-oldest, eighteen-years-old (born around 1875), was named “Maria.” 1882 would be a reasonable birth-year for my grandmother, and would make her 82 years old when she passed away.

      I would welcome any suggestions on how to locate any relatives in or near Aprigliano.

      Thank you,

      Roy Lipscomb

    5. Hey! So my grandfather in law Eugenio Schiavo born somewhere around 1892 too( Luigi-Louis and Mary Ricca from Arpigliano immigrated to Canada in around 1906-08 With his older brother Rockie Schiavo. They lived in Arpigliano in that time frame my husband is married to the son Eugenio Armando Schiavo and lived in North Bay Ontario Canada. We would love to fund descendants and get in touch with his past❤️

      1. Hi Kathy, just found your post. My father came from Guarno which is a subsidiary of Aprigliano and he came to Canada, North Bay around 1920 when he was 8 years old. His father Angelo Antonio came in 1905. I’m looking for any info on Vito my great Grandfather, Angelo Antonio’s father. Can you help?

      2. Hi! Eugene Schiavo was born 14 Sep 1892 in Aprigliano. I am from North Bay. My grandmother was Evelyn Calvello whose sister Maria was married to Rocky Schiavo. I’ve got quite a bit of info on Ancestry. But if you are not on Ancestry I could email you.

      3. HI Kathy…
        I am a descendant. My great-grandfather was Eugenio Schiavo from Aprigliano, Italy. I am curious to see if you have obtain any further information regarding our family.

        Thank you in advance.

    6. Hello – I am searching for information about my great-great grandparents – Michell Pantano, and Saverina Glauso. I am the great-granddaughter of their son, Pietro Pantano. I am trying to reconnect with family still there on ancestral land as we lost connection after my grand parents (Michell Pantano and June Pantano) passed away in 2013 and 2016. Would like to meet my relatives, and connect.
      Any information appreciated!!

    7. Hello
      My name is Andrew Phillips, I am making some inquiries on behalf of my elderly neighbour in Melbourne Australia.
      His name is Maurino Pino. His parents are from Agosto near Aprigliano Cosenza Calabria.
      His Father Santo Pino born 14 April 1908. His mother Assunta Greco born 7 February 1907.
      Santo’s parents are Alfonso Pino and Guiseppina (dont have maiden name).
      Any information on these grand parents would be most appreciated.
      Regards Andrew Phillips

      1. Hello Andrew
        My name is Lynette and I believe I have information regarding your inquiry on behalf of Maurino Pino. I was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne. In have recently obtained dna matches that relates me to your neighbour. I have been in touch with an American relative who has given me details of my great grandfather Alfonso.

    8. Good morning,
      I’m looking for information about my
      Grandparents and great grandparents.
      I will be visiting family In Arprigliano in September.

      My great grandmother Raffaela Savoia was born
      Arprigliano 1861. She married my great grandfather Francesco Romano. They had a son Rocco Romano 1896.
      mirgrated to America late 1800’s or early 1900.

      Raffaela Savoia sister Guiseppina Savoia
      Married Giovanni Amono.
      They remained in their hometown Arprigliano
      and raised a family. Their daughter Giuletta Amono born 1902. Migrated to America

      Giuletta Amono and Rocco Romano are
      My grandparents. I would like to know more
      About the family in Italy.
      I don’t have any information of Raffaela and Giuletta Savoia’s siblings parents and grandparents.
      Francesco Romano I would like to find information about siblings, parents and grandparents.

      Thank you
      Theresa Neely
      Daughter of Josephine Romano and Prospero (Perry) Moffa

      1. Hello,
        Have you found an address for a records office in Aprigliano? I have mailed them asking for records but had no response so I wonder if this place even exists. Since you will be there in person I am hoping you can confirm where to send mail inquiries.
        Thank you!

    9. Born in Aprigliano,Italy,my mother married Giuseppe Molinaro fro Piani Grati,Italy.
      My interest is in their marriage records,where were they married?
      Who was the Ammerata family,in Apriagliano? We’re my grandparents,Anna Laperra from Aprigliano,and Giovanni Laperra,originally from this town.
      I have been looking for my parents marriage records from 1950 or thereabouts,please assist in this mystery?
      We’re they married in the Church of Santo Stefano,Aprigliano Italy’s?
      Please confirm any info you may come up with,I’m obsessed to know more of my ancestry not
      Sincerely Matilda Gentile nee Molinaro.
      Graziie Mille.

    10. My wife’s father migrated to America in about 1918 his name was Dominic Vetere. His father Gaetano Vetere had migrated to America around 1901-2. He had left his wife, two daughters Amelia, and Asunta, and Dominic, until he could bring them. They initially came to West Virginia USA, sponsored by a Francesco Vetere. Gaetano could only bring his son later. This boy, Dominic, worked across the US to Washington State where he settled, became a bus mechanic, married Florenza Iachetta who had migrated from Grimaldi, They had 8 children of whom, my wife, Judy Vetere (Doherty) We understand that Dominic’s sister married a Calvelli there and also had 8 children. We met some of them, in about 1988. Am interested in any information on the Calvellis, and also any information on Gaetano Vetere’s family especially brothers and sisters. Thank you

      1. My paternal grandmothers maiden surname is better. She and other family members were from aprigliano. Other family sir names are Elia, and Gibbles, or Gibbluse and Patrone.

        1. Hello, I am a descendant of Eugene Elia and Angela Bruno, who left Aprigliano in the 1920s. Angela’s mother was a Petrone. Other names in our family tree are Misuraca and Bisciglia. Interested to know if we are related.

    11. I am searching for family records. My grandparents were born in Aprigliano Cosenza Province.

      Grandfather was Stefano Thomas Apa born April 1, 1882 to Michele Apa and Giusseppina Tiganelli.

      Grandmother was Marietta (Maria) Gallucci born on April 4, 1888 to Domenic Gallucci and Rachel Tarrantino.

      Any information on these people and their ancestors would be greatly appreciated,

      Thank you very much.

    12. I was born in Aprigliano on May 29, 1950. My parents were Pasquale Vigna and Maria Grazia Piro. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    13. I am trying to confirm the following and see if if there are any other names you could provide. My grand mother was Angelina Grego born 1888. My great grand mother was Agata Maria Vigna born 1864. She married Luigi Grego and her parents were Saverio Vigna and Guiseppina Petrone. They were from Aprigliano. Much harder to confirm is my grandfather’s side. His name was Antonio Rossi born 1882 or 1883 in Altilia. His parents were Louis Rossi and Cynthia Lapore. Supposedly Louis was murdered by bandits. Antonio’s siblings were Antoinette, Eugenio, Teresa and John. For some reason, John has the last name of Russo. Any help would be much appreciated.

    14. I plan on visiting Aprigliano to see if I can find relatives of my grandfather Sam Ruffo who was born there. His father was Leonardo Ruffo and his mother was Chiara Vigna. Leonardo was the son of Fransesco Ruffo and Raffae;a Secreto (approx 1850). Any information that you may have would be appreciated.

    15. I am visiting Apriagnio in September to locate relatives back to my Nonna Maria De Luca from there,
      She married there into the name of Maria DeVuono. She lived there in the late 1800s until 1915 or so when she left for America. I have a addresses of my father’s (Maria’s son) cousin in this town.
      That name is Emlia De Luca.
      Any information before September 2016 is greatly appreciated. Ciao

    16. Hello,
      I am researching my gr-grandparents who were born in Aprigliano and I need research help to get their birth and marriage records. I would like to know who each of their parents were:

      Pietro Vigna, b. 1873, Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy
      Teresa Misuraca – his wife (possibly named Giulia Maria Teresa Misuraca) b. 13 Jan 1873 – Aprigliano (I’m not sure this is the right “Teresa”)

      I don’t know when they were married – but they had 13 children. I only know the names of 5 of them: Giovanni Battista Vigna (b. 1894); Salvatore Vigna (b. 1896); Emilio Francesco Vigna (b. 1898); Marino and Giuseppina. I have no other info.

      Please advise on how I can obtain their birth records and marriage record. Thank you!

    17. I am interested in researching the origin family of my Grt-Grt-Grandfather Giuseppe Rende I believe he was born between 1840-1850 in Aprigliano. He married Carlotta Cosentino (b:1850) around 1870 since their 1st child, Rocco was born in Jul 1871. Guiseppe & Carlotta had 4 boys and 1 but maybe 2 girls all born in Aprigliano between 1871-1885.
      Any info would be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks, Kevin

      1. FYI my grandmother from this town married into a DeLuca family.

        My family tree (Completed by my Mother) indicates a Grazia Rende married Gaetano DeLuca in this town some time around 1880. They had a daughter (my grandmother) named Marietta DeLuca, born Jan 17, 1885. Hope this is helpful. It is possible Grazia is one of the daughters you are referring to.

    18. Hello,

      I am looking for some professional genealogical help in researching my paternal side great grandfather’s family tree. His name was Pietro De Vuono and I believe that he was born in Aprigliano around the year 1880. If you can direct me to people who can help me with this quest I would greatly appreciate it.

    19. Angie Vigna Baked

      My grandfather Domenico Vigna and my father Luigi Vigna were from Calabria. I don’t have much information other than the family immigrated to the United States approximately between 1910 and 1915. My father was born around 1896. I don’t have any knowledge of my father and grandfather other than I remember my Mother saying something like he was from Chrechi or something like that in Calabria. Is there any information you might be able to give me so that I at least know where my father was born and any other information that might help me know more about my ancestors. One question I would like to answer for myself is, do I have any living relatives of my father in Italy. It would be a start. I was able to trace my mothers ancestors. Thank you very much.

    20. My father, Joseph (Gueseppi) Marasco was born in Aprigliano in 1898. I am looking for the names of any siblings or their children. I believe that he had 1 brother & 6 or 7 sisters.

      1. Pasquale’s Marasco….children: 3 sons that I know of Demetrio, Rocco and Gaetano.

        1. Demetrio Marasco – Aprigliano travel to NY at least 2x with son Giuseppe
        He had six children that I know of.
        B Abt 1866
        D Abt 1845
        Wife Angelina De Rose
        B abt. 1876
        D ???
        A. Giuseppe Marasco Aprigliano b 1898 d 1948 my grandparents
        Wife Carmella DeRose Marasco Muth b 1908 d 2010
        Children. Richard (Dick) Marasco b1929 d2016
        Rita Marasco Mytko b 1931 d 1975
        Raymond b 1933
        Joseph b1936 (my father)
        B. Unknown son no information. No one can recall his name.

        C. Concetta Marasco Aprigliano

        D. Gabrielle Marasco Aprigliano b1909 d1990
        Wife Amalia Ammerate b 1909 d 1996
        Children: Angelina Marasco Ciacco b 1930 d 2019 Aprigliano
        Antoinette Marasco Bianchi b 1931 Aprigliano
        Candida Marasco Vigna b 1932 Aprigliano
        Maria Marasco b 1933 d 1958 Aprigliano
        Guilianna Marasco b1937 Aprigliano
        Cesare D. Marasco b1938 d2011 Apig\Canada
        Frank Marasco b 1944 Aprigliano lives in Canada

        E. Rosario Marasco b d ???? Aprigliano

        F. Sister Agnes Marasco b 1917 d 1991 Aprigliano

        2. Rocco Marasco b1869 Aprigliano d abt. 1969 Saulte Saint Marie, Canada. My dad remembers meeting him a few times as a young boy. He attended some of the family get gatherings with my dad and grandfather. Rocco had 8 children.
        Wife Grazia Amano Marasco b Italy d 1951 Saulte Saint Marie, Canada
        A. Maria Marasco Martino b1900 d 1988 Aprigliano/Chicago

        B. Emma Marasco Mauro b 1906 d1929 Canada

        C. Virgie Marasco Gioia b 1907 d 1990 Canada

        D. Francisco Marasco b 1909 d 1989 Canada

        E. Joseph Marasco b 1910 d 1920 Canada

        F. Vincenzo E. Marasco b 1912 d 1996 Canada\Illinois
        G. Miglia Rita Marasco Minicucci b 1914 d 2004 Canada\Niagra Falls NY.

        H. Giovanni Marasco b 1918 d 2002 Canada

        3. Gaetano Marasco b abt. 1882 Aprigliano with a wife possibly named Maria? Not sure where he settled.

    21. Are there any records for the Lo Scudo family or there history in Aprigliano?
      My grand father came to America in 1918
      Thank you

      1. Hi Barbara… Just came across this site… I am Amalia (named after my grandmother Amalia Ammerata) who was married to Gabrielle grandfather.. My father, (Gabrielle son) Cesare would have been his 86 today.. My dad his brother Francesco and sister Canada still live in ontsrio.. We still have family in aprigliano. Pls contact me so we can chat

    22. Hello! Looking for information on a married couple named Luigi and Maria Ferraro. Both were born there in 1884. Maria’s last name was Vigna. They came to the U.S. in 1909 and 1910. We know her father was Giovanni but not sure about her mother. We have nothing on Luigi’s parents and think his siblings may have gone to South America.

      Thank,you for reading this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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