Genealogy in Mongrassano

If you search your ancestors in Mongrassano, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Cosenza province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Mongrassano registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Mongrassano from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Mongrassano. As more your surname is common in Mongrassano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Mongrassano archives 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 archives in Cosenza 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 Mongrassano and Cosenza province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e Reggio Calabria.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Mongrassano just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Mongrassano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  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.

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