Genealogy in Mormanno

If you search your ancestors in Mormanno, 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 Mormanno

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 Mormanno town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Mormanno 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!

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 Mormanno too!

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 proceed faster with 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.
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 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 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 Mormanno on your behalf.

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



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 Mormanno 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 Mormanno forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Mormanno feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Rosana says:

    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,

  2. Giannina says:

    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.

  3. Arline says:

    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?

  4. Maria says:

    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.

    • Gina says:

      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,

  5. Jose Gregorio says:

    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!

  6. valerie says:

    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.

  7. Máximo says:

    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

  8. Kamilla says:

    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!

    • Dede D says:

      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

  9. Allison says:

    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?

    • Susan says:

      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!

    • Susan says:

      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.

  10. Frank says:

    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.

    • Giulia says:

      My grandfather Rocco was from Mormanno born in 1914 and is also La Terza. He moved to Brazil as a young man.