Genealogy in Mormanno

Region: Calabria Province: Cosenza

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

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

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

Civil Records in Mormanno

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 Mormanno Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Mormanno during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Mormanno 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 Mormanno !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Mormanno, 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 Mormanno 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 Mormanno. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Mormanno 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 Mormanno

    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 Mormanno 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 Mormanno:


    S. MARIA GORETTI – Via S. Rocco

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Mormanno, 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 Mormanno 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 Mormanno too.

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

    18 thoughts on “Genealogy in Mormanno”

    1. Because of that we think she born in Italy. Her name was Josefina D’Alessandro Rotondaro. Her parents were Jose or Giuseppe D’Alessandro and Filomena Rotondaro.

    2. Hello!
      I’m looking for my family in Mormanno, Cosenza, Calabria.
      My great grandfather, Angelo Rafaele D’Alessandro, was born in Mormanno, in 1859. And because of that, I’m italien now!
      Next 29 mai 2023 I will be in Mormanno to discover my descendants!
      So, please, if you can help with some informations, I will be very greatfull!
      Thanks a lot!
      Best regards,

    3. This site is very interesting and well organized!
      My father was born in Mormanno in 1911.
      I would like to visit with my husband next May or April, do some tourism in the Calabria, and visit Mormanno (1-2 days at least) to look for his birth information and get a feel for the place.
      I don’t know if there is any family left.
      How can you assist in this?
      Thank you and regards.

    4. My grandfather might have been from Mormanno. His name was Giuseppe Aronne. He might have been born in 1878. How do I find out if there is any information about him?

    5. My grandmother, Maria Bruno was born in Mormanno in 1892 on Septembre 9. She emigrated to the US with her father Antonio Bruno. Her mother was Annarosa DeSanto also from Mormanno. She married Gaetano Modano (or Modono) in the US. He was older than she was, so he would have been born around 1886. He may have been from Mormanno. Do you have any information about Gaetano Modano (or Modono)? Thank you.

      1. Ciao Maria,
        I’m sitting in Maui with your sister Janet talking about your Italian genealogy. A quick search led us to your post here. Small world the internet!
        Saluti da Maui,

    6. Jose Gregorio

      I am trying to understand if my grandmother was born in Mormanno or Venezuela since her family moves to there around 1899 or 1900. In Venezuela we couldn’t find her birth certificate. Because of that we think she born in Italy. Her name was Josefina D’Alessandro Rotondaro. Her parents were Jose or Giuseppe D’Alessandro and Filomena Rotondaro. Thanks in advance for your comments!

    7. i am trying to find records on Giuseppe La Menza and his wife, Maria Pastore in Mormanno. Their son, Pietro was my great grandfather. He emigrated to Puerto Rico sometime in 1890, I think.

    8. Let me know information about my great-grandfather named Felipe Bruno born in Mormanno, I do not know the date. He emigrated to Uruguay between 1870 and 1885, the information i have is the name of the mother, Isabel Cernichiaro or Chernichiaro. Thank you

    9. Hi! I’m trying to find more information about my family branch in Mormanno it can be a little difficult since I’m from a noble line that has origin in Italy around 313A.D.
      My family has been nobility since back then holding titles such as Duca, Barone, Don (prince of blood, royal heir that doesn’t rule) and participated in events like the De Medici “expulsion” from Italy around 1500 and being Cavalieri di Grazia dell’Ordine Costantiniano di S.Giorgio and Cavalieri Templari. My family’s feuds were Principato Citra (Capoluogo Salerno), Terra di Lavoro (Capoluogo Capua until 1818, then Caserta), Provincia di Napoli (Capoluogo Napoli), Calabria Citra (Montalto Uffugo, Mormanno and Rossano), Calabria Ultra (feudo Moncoturni and feudo Figurella), Capitanata (Barletta e Foggia and Ascoli Satriano), Terra di Bari, Terra di Otranto (Laterza and Galatona), Contado del Molise (Ramo di Pescolanciano, Ramo Castellina, Gambatesa and Tufara), Abruzzo Citra, Abruzzo Ultra Primo, Abruzzo Ultra Secondo (Aquila, Cittaducale, Sulmona, Avezzano), Principato Ultra (Capoluogo Avellino e Benevenetto and Faicchio), Basilicata (Capuologo Potenza, Melfi, Grumento Nova and Castel Lagopezole) and Sicilia (Ramo di Palermo). The family member I’m looking for Don Pasquale d’Alessandro, Don Justiniano d’Alessandro born around 1770 (his name may be Giustinno/Giustinianno and even Giuseppe) his son Don Salvatore d’Alessandro born around 1808, Don Luciano d’Alessandro 1837. Those names are very common in my family and they tend to repeat through generations. It would be amazing if any of the information above turns out to be useful. I hope you can help me. Thank you!

      1. Kamilla,
        I too am a D’Alessandro who’s family is from Mormanno. I found records for Don (Signori) Salvatore D’Alessandro’s son, Luciano, and his family (below). I’m hoping we can share information. Common names in my family include Giuseppe, Gennaro, Salvatore, Domenico etc. The farthest back I’ve gotten is Giuseppe D’Alessandro & his wife Beatrice Blotto, both born around 1800- 1820 and deceased before 1884. Their son Gennaro D’A, born around 1840 is my great grandfather (wife Anna Maria D’agostino); Antonio born in 1882 is my grandfather. Other surnames related to my family include Armentano and Fortunato/a. Please reply or contact me with any information.
        Mormanno Records related to Luciano (note, he didn’t have title in any of these.
        1868 Marriage Luciano Ernesto D’Alessandro (son of Don Salvatore) & Maria Maddelana Aronne, (daughter of Michele);
        Birth Jan 5 1873 Peppina Caterina Maria D’Alessandro ;
        Born May 16, 1878 Domenica Peppina D’Alessandro; Birth Sept 1 1885 Amerigo Francesco Domenico D’Alessandro

    10. I am trying to find marriage information for my great grandparents…..Luigi Armentano (born Mormanno 1882 to Vincenzo Armentano and Maddalena Leone) and Maria Bloise (born Mormanno 1898 to Michele Bloise and Filomena Leone). They both emigrated to NY in 1914…theoretically should have gotten married in NY, but there are no records. Wondering if they got married by proxy in their hometown church? Did that happen?

      1. Hi, I just found this webpage and your post. I recognize those names. My great grandfather was Giuseppe Leone, his brother was Andrea and their parents were Raffaele Leone and Maria Appolaro. They came to NY in 1894 or so, and I know my grandfather mentioned the Armentano and Bloise names. Interesting, maybe they knew each other!

      2. Hi again,
        I just checked my family tree. Luigi and Maria were cousins of my grandfather. Frank Leone, of Brooklyn. Please reach out, I’d love to compare notes.

    11. My Grandmother Nancy (Nunzia)LaTerza was from Mormanno, but not certain if she was born there. Her Birthday is 3 March 1893 and born to Vincenzo LaTerza and Almirinda Rossi. She married Giuseppe Donato born in 1876 and presumably in Mormanno somewhere between 1910 to 1912. Giuseppe Donato’s parents are Franco Donato and Teresina Rossi but unsure of where he was born since his US Death Certificate didn’t contain his actual birth date or town in Italy of his birth.

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