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San Pietro a Maida, Calabria One Place Study

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San Pietro a Maida, Calabria One Place Study

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Welcome to the one place study for the town/commune of San Pietro a Maida, Italy. It's a small town situated in Catanzaro. It's bordered by the towns of Curinga, Jacurso, Lamezia Terme and Maida. Its history is a bit shrouded in mystery. However, the area has been settled since about 1000 AD and has gone through many different names.

In the early twentieth century, the town like most of southern Italy was impacted by a great earthquake. This led to hard times in Catanzaro and many were forced to leave for other places around the world.

Many people from the town came to the United States and created new lives for themselves and their families. Today, the town is still booming with activity and continues to grow.

The goals of this project are:

  • Highlight the ancestors who came from the town,
  • Provide resources for research
  • Connect living descendants from these areas.
  • Share the work of the group to expand interest in WikiTree

Name

The town's name translates to "Saint Peter of Maida". This references the apostle Saint Peter and the neighboring town of Maida.

Geography

Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Region: Calabria
Province: Catanzaro
GPS Coordinates: 38.847222, 16.341667
Elevation: 355 meters above sea level

The town has a very mild climate due to its proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

History

According to various sources, the historic center of the town developed from a reclamation village built in the 15th century called "Petrum". However, other sources claim that the town has much more ancient origins dating back to 1000 AD with the founding of nearby Curinga.

Population

Here is a graph showing all the births in San Pietro a Maida from 1809 to 1861.

Population Growth
Year Births Recorded
180920
181061
181158
181247
1813104
1814
181546
181655
181743
1818
181973
1820
1821
182232
182352
1824
1825
182657
182739
182865
182974
183067
183150
183264
183374
183469
183576
183694
183794
183864
183985
184082
184160
184280
184372
184465
184552
184678
184759
184872
184975
185083
185193
185285
185378
185470
185578
185681
185778
185879
185987
186080
186184

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San Pietro a Maida

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