Birth Name: Adam Paul Scott
Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 3, 1973
Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (maternal grandfather), Scottish, Dutch, Irish, English, distant French
Adam Scott is an American actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, producer, and podcaster. He is known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
Adam is the son of Anne Marguerite (Quartararo) Chambers and Douglas Grant Scott, both retired teachers. His father is of Scottish, Dutch, as well as Irish, English, and distant French, descent. His mother is of half Italian (specifically Sicilian) and half British/Irish descent. His Sicilian ancestors were from Palermo.
Adam’s paternal grandfather was Howard Donald Scott (the son of Andrew Jackson Scott and Lydia Coombs Van Cleave). Andrew was the son of Francis Scott, who was Irish, and of Mary Hervey. Lydia was of mostly Dutch descent, the daughter of Benjamine/Benjamin C. Van Cleave and Nancy Griffin/Griffen Van Cleave.
Adam’s paternal grandmother was Marion G. McIntosh (the daughter of William G. McIntosh and Elizabeth Bessie). William and Elizabeth were both born in Canada, both of them to Scottish parents.
Adam’s maternal grandfather was Salvatore Vincent Quartararo (the son of Vincent L. Quartararo and Angela Trapani). Adam’s great-grandfather Vincent was born in California, the son of Italian parents, Salvatore Quartararo and Giuseppina “Josephine” Scafire/Scafidi. Angela was also born in California, the daughter of Italian parents, Louis Trapani and Vincenza Dimiceli.
Adam’s maternal grandmother was Nancy V. Skiles (the daughter of Ernest R. Skiles and Isabel Ayden). Ernest was the son of Robert Irons Skiles and Martha Mattie Francis. Nancy was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas Ayden, who was born in England, and of Anna O’Brien/Brien, who was born in Ireland.
Sources: Genealogy of Adam’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Adam’s father (through his own brother, William Scott, focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com
Adam’s paternal grandmother, Marion G. McIntosh, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Adam Scott (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://photos1.blogger.com
Genealogy of Adam’s maternal grandfather, Salvatore Vincent Quartararo (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Adam’s maternal grandfather, Salvatore Vincent Quartararo, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Adam’s maternal grandfather, Salvatore Vincent Quartararo – http://www.legacy.com
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