Andrew Cuomo

by Joeytwo2 on March 29, 2014

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Birth Name: Andrew Mark Cuomo

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 6, 1957

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian)

Andrew Cuomo is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as Governor of New York, since January 1, 2011. He was previously United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from January 29, 1997 to January 20, 2001, and Attorney General of New York, from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2011.

Andrew is the son of Matilda (Raffa) and Mario Cuomo, himself a Governor of New York, from January 1, 1983 to December 31, 1994. His brother is journalist Chris Cuomo. Andrew has three children with his former wife, human rights activist and writer Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Ethel (Skakel) and politician Robert F. Kennedy.

Andrew’s paternal grandparents were Andrea Cuomo (the son of Donato Cuomo and Germana Castaldo) and Immaculata Giordano/Giardano. Andrea was born in Nocera Superiore, Salerno, Italy. Immaculata was born in Tramonti, Salerno, Italy.

Andrew’s maternal grandparents were Charles Raffa and Mary Gitto. Charles was born in Messina, Sicily, Italy. Mary was also Italian.

Sources: Partial family history of Andrew’s father – http://blogs.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Andrew Cuomo – http://www.geni.com

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bearboy December 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

I really doubt Andrew Cuomo is 100% Italian. He probably has ancestry from the Caucasus, Middle East, Iberian Peninsula, Europe West, Great Britain, Europe East, and Ireland if he was to get DNA tested.

bearboy November 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

You’re right @Andrew I am half Norwegian and half Irish. To answer your question a lot of my friends are Jewish and I find their ethnic heritage fascinating. But I really believe Governor Cuomo is more likely to have Jewish ancestry than Irish or Norwegian.

bearboy November 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm

I would love it if Andrew Cuomo becomes our 46 president. My mother’s family who live in Cork, Ireland love him.

andrew November 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm
bearboy November 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm

sorry Andrew I really can’t see him looking Irish.

bearboy November 20, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Although I may have to take that comment back. Even though I don’t think Andrew or Chris Cuomo look Irish I have been reading about the Celts immigrating to Sicily and other parts of southern Italy. Which shows if you go back to the time of the Celts we are almost everything :)

bearboy March 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm

On the topic of melungeon it is very possible Andrew Cuomo has some Sub-Saharan African DNA. I read that many Sicilian Jews were forced to convert or leave as well as the Sephardic Jews in 1492 so Jewish ancestry is possibility as well going that far back.

phaedra January 12, 2016 at 1:28 am

He looks Egyptian. Even Ben Kingsley looks more European than him.

bearboy November 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

I agree! Sicilian’s have a large influence of Arab ancestry.

andrew November 17, 2016 at 3:17 am

@bearboy

This a crowd of Egyptians: http://blogs.r.ftdata.co.uk/photo-diary/files/2013/04/egypt1.jpg

and Andrew Cuomo at normal lighting:

http://www.prphotos.com/p/MSA-022551/gov-andrew-cuomo-at-friars-foundation-gala-honoring-robert-deniro-and-carlos-slim-in-new-york-city–arrivals.html?&ps=2&x-start=36

The “Arab” influence in Sicilians is actually negligible and even phenotypically nonexistent.

bearboy November 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

I am not sure I agree. Arabs have been living in Sicily and other parts of southern Italy since the early 800’s where there had to be a decent amount of mixing. Also I believe Governor Cuomo (along with almost every other person of southern Italian descent) has ancestors that were Normans and even Jewish ancestry as well (due to forced conversions in Italy like during the Spanish inquisition.) But I do agree with you that Cuomo and other Italians have lighter skin tone than the people of the middle east and north Africa.

andrew November 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm

why do you have a fetish for Jewish people? aren’t you Norwegian?

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

he looks good

reminds me of the guy working at the pizza restaurant..

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

he looks good

reminds me of the guy working at the pizza restaurant

ashash April 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

He has a fro.

follers April 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Melungeon?

ashash April 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I think so.

follers April 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Will he be our 31st Melungeon president?

ashash April 1, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Does he have ancestors from Louisiana?

Hunterman01 April 2, 2014 at 12:17 am

Want to understand does Melungeon mean multi racial as in European, Sub-Saharan African, and Native American ancestry?

Brobeebob90 April 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

@follers who were the 30 before him?

andrew April 2, 2014 at 5:39 am

@ ashash

it’s absolutely normal to have white people with curly hair, check out Roger Daltrey (example). Cuomo hair arent actually curly

bearboy November 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm
andrew November 19, 2016 at 12:48 am

haircuts like that were more popular back in the days.

Germany’s Paul Breitner with England’s Kevin Keegan:

http://talksport.com/sites/default/files/tscouk_old_image/Paul_Breitner_kevin_keegan_hamburg_56632854.jpg

andrew March 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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