Genealogy in Mongrassano

If you search your ancestors in Mongrassano, in the province of Cosenza, Calabria region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Mongrassano

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

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Mongrassano follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Mongrassano during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Mongrassano to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

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

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

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Mongrassano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Mongrassano archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be 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 Mongrassano

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 Cosenza started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Mongrassano on your behalf.

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

S. CATERINA V. M. – Via Rubens Santoro

S. FRANCESCO DI PAOLA – Via Fornace Localita’ Scalo

Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

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

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

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

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

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  1. Terri Reynolds says:

    Michele & Carmela, I cannot thank you enough for the thorough information that you sent to me about my family. I am so happy with the reports that you sent.

    Best Regards,


  2. Flavia says:

    My greatgrandparents are allegedly from Mongrassano. Names Miguel Pucci and Rosa Romano Pucci. My grandparent was born in Brazil but lived at Mongrassano from 2 to 16 years old but we have no documents from him. I would like to know more about my family history. Suposedly they arrived in Brazil in a ship with the Pugliese, Pulicano and Licurci families.

    • PN says:

      Hey, my mother’s maiden name is Pucci. I do not recognize the first names, but maybe we are distantly related? My grandfather was Francesco Pucci who married my grandmother, Giulia Pucci.

  3. GERALDO JOSE says:


    I’m trying to find someone from Felice’ and Formoso’ Families in Mongrassano, Calabria, Italy. My grandfather name was Pietro Formoso (birth in 1892) who was married with Rosa Felice (birth in 1891) in Argentina.

    Please, I just would like to know if somebody has any information from these families living in Mongrassano.


    Geraldo Jose Arantes

    • Tony says:

      i will ask my father (born 1939) who was originally from mongrassano, but living in London since 1958, if it may be a relative or possibly an uncle of his etc.He has ocassionally mentioned older relatives who emigrated in the early part of the century to Argentina, USA and Brazil.

  4. Sebastian di cianni says:

    Hola busco de parte de mi papa que nacio en mongrassano en el 1952 hijo de francesca sacco y gustavo di cianni vinoero. Ala argentina

  5. Olyimpia says:

    Im looking to see if there is any information on a Olimpia DiCianni or her father Luigi DiCianni…she was born November 30th 1920..and help

  6. Argondicco says:


    i’m trying to create my family tree. I just have the name and a birth date of Louis (luigi) argondizzo (birth date : 4/8/1894). He was married with Jeanne Boumier in france, after an immigration in US (1913). His father was Nicola Argondizzo and his mother Teresina Imbrognio. Can you help me to find other information ; Nicola and Teresina birth date, etc.

    Thank a lot for your help



    Olá, eu estou tentando procurar as origens da minha família que imigrou para o Brasil por volta de 1912. Os meus antepassados ​​que possivelmente veio de Mongrassano são Pedro Formozo e Rosa Felice
    Familia Formoso e Felice e Rende.



  8. Thiago says:

    Hello, I am trying to search for the origins of my family who immigrated to Brazil circa 1900. My ancestors who possibly came from Mongrassano are Vincenzo Tedesco and Filomena Petta, one of their children was also born in Italy, Antonio Tedesco.

    Where would be a good place to start searching for evidence of those records?

    Thank you!

    • Angelo says:

      You could try the offices of “il comune di Mongrassano”, you can find the telephone number by just googling the words above. Those names you mentioned are definitely from Mongrassano. I originate from there too and live in London >
      Hope you find what you are looking for.