Brittny Gastineau

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

Date of Birth: November, 1982

*French, English (father)
*Italian, Polish, Russian (mother)

Brittny Gastineau is an American model, socialite, and reality television personality. Her father, Marcus “Mark” Dell Gastineau, is a former New York Jets player. Her mother, Lisa (D’Amico), is a Manhattan socialite. Brittny is known for starring on the reality series The Gastineau Girls and Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.

Brittny’s father has French and English ancestry. Brittny’s mother has Italian, Polish, and Russian ancestry.

Brittny’s paternal grandparents are Ernest Cordell Gastineau (the son of Claud Ernest Gastineau and Mary Alice Judd) and Wanda Lucille Nuttall.

Brittny’s maternal grandfather is Leo D’Amico.

Brittny’s maternal grandmother is Joan Caveleski (the daughter of Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski and Martha Levinsky). Joseph was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Polish parents, William Covaleski/Coveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski and Anna Rosezyk/Kasack. Martha was born in Minsk, Belarus (then in the Russian Empire), the daughter of Ivan Levinsky and Martha/Natale/Natalia Maruga/Marnga Levaskevich.

Sources: Marriage record of Brittny’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski and Martha Levinsky –

Brittny’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski on the 1930 U.S. Census –

contributed by Ann

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Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Bablah, any guesses as to what is going on here, ethnically speaking?

  2. madman says:

    Minsk is in Belarus.

  3. ann says:

    Her maternal grandmother was Joan Caveleski (the daughter of Joseph Caveleski and Marie). Joseph was born in New Jersey. Marie was born in Russia.

  4. ann says:

    She and her mother stated that paternal grandfather Leo D’Amico is Sicilian and grandmother Joan is Russian

  5. andrew says:

    I would have guessed some Italian from this pic..maybe Russian means Russian Jewish?

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