Birth Name: Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 8, 1961
*German, English, French-Canadian, French, Welsh, distant Irish, Belgian/Walloon, Swiss-German, and Dutch, possibly 1/512 Iroquois Indigenous Canadian (father)
Bill de Blasio is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as Mayor of New York City, since January 1, 2014. He was previously the 3rd Public Advocate of New York City, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013.
Bill’s father, Warren Wilhelm, a veteran, had German, English, French-Canadian, French, Welsh, and distant Irish, Belgian (Walloon), Swiss-German, Dutch, and possibly 1/512 Iroquois Indigenous Canadian, ancestry. Bill’s mother, Maria/Mary Angela (de Blasio), was of Italian descent. Bill was brought up by his mother’s family. Bill is married to Chirlane McCray, a writer and editor, who is African-American. They have two children, Chiara and Dante. Bill is fluent in Italian.
Bill’s paternal grandfather was Donald George Wilhelm (the son of John Ricart Wilhelm and Agnes May Marantette). John was of German descent, the son of Adam Wilhelm and Mary Ann Ricart. Agnes was of French-Canadian ancestry, the daughter of Patrick Godet dit Marentette, from Assumption, Essex, Ontario, Canada, and of Françoise Mouton.
Bill’s paternal grandmother was Nina May Warren (the daughter of Solomon Sangston Warren and Emma Jane Prettyman). Solomon was the son of WIlliam H. Warren and Helen Lutz. Emma was the daughter of Lewis Wyatt Prettyman and Hannah Rebecca Kintigh.
Bill’s maternal grandparents were Giovanni “John” de Blasio (the son of Simone de Blasio) and Anna Briganti (the daughter of Innocenzo Briganti and Maria Schiavone). Giovanni was born in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy. Anna was born in Grassano, province of Matera, Italy.
Sources: Genealogy of Bill de Blasio – http://www.geni.com
Bill’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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