Calabria, Italy and its Genealogy, History, Culture and Language

Genealogy Books

A collection of books related to genealogy which can be of great value to the genalogical researcher.

De Felice, Emidio. Dizionario dei Cognomi Italiani. ed. Mondadori. 1978. Soft, 351 pages. ISBN: 88-04-35449-6. In Italian.
An excellent resource for those of you researching surname meanings and origins (Not specific to Calabria).

Fucilla, Joseph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993. Cloth, 299pp.
Excellent general reference, Fucilla himself of Cosentino descent, good help with various surnames of Calabria.

Rohlfs, Gerhard. Dizionario dei Cognomi and Soprannomi in Calabria. ed. A. Longo. 1979, 2nd ed. 1993. Hard, 485 pp. In Italian.
Rohlfs once again provides us the benefit of his some 50 years of research experience in the three provinces of Calabria. Surname and nickname origins/meanings are neatly detailed and presented to the reader.