Charlie Day

by berenstainboy82 on September 14, 2013

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Birth Name: Charles Peckham Day

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

Date of Birth: February 9, 1976

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, along with remote Welsh, French, and Scottish

Charlie Day is an American actor, comedian, musician, screenwriter, and producer. He is married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis, with whom he has a son.

Charlie’s family’s surname was changed from Del Giorno to Day before his father was born. Charlie’s father is of Italian and Irish ancestry. Charlie’s mother is of mostly English ancestry, with remote Irish, Welsh, French, and Scottish, roots. Many or most lines of her family have lived in the United States since the 1600s, largely in New England. Through his mother, Charlie is a Mayflower descendant.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Gabriel John Day (the son of Armando “Edward” J. Del Giorno and Margaret Mirra). Gabriel was born in Pennsylvania. Edward was born in Italy. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, Antonino Mirra, who was from Salerno, Campania, and of Consiglia Busillo. At some point, the family’s surname was changed from Del Giorno to Day.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Annie E. O’Neill (the daughter of Charles Joseph O’Neill and Mary Catherine “Irene” Maloney). Anna was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents. Mary Catherine was also born in Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents, Thomas Joseph Maloney and Mary Agnus Gill.

Charlie’s maternal grandfather was Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham (the son of Reuben Wallace Peckham and Adelaide Marie/Maria Greenman). Lawton and his parents were born in Rhode Island. Reuben was the son of Elisha Clarke/Clark Peckham and Ardelia Peckham. Adelaide was the daughter of John Alonzo Greenman and Ida Lilla/Lila Bradley.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Catherine/Katharine Hartwell Austin (the daughter of Roswell Mears Austin and Katherine/Katharine Mussey/Muzzy Sewall/Sewell). Charlie’s grandmother Catherine, and her parents, were born in Vermont. Roswell was the son of Chauncey Goodrich Austin and Anne Matilda/Mathilda Robinson. Charlie’s great-grandmother Katherine was the daughter of The Rev. John Ladd Sewall/Sewell and Catherine/Katherine Mussey Hartwell.

Sources: Tribute to, and genealogy of, Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Gabriel John Day (Gabriel J. Del Giorno) –

Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Gabriel John Day, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Charlie’s paternal grandmother, Anna/Annie E. O’Neill, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Charlie Day (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Charlie’s mother –

Genealogy of Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Catherine/Katharine Hartwell Austin (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Charlie’s maternal great-grandfather, Roswell Mears Austin (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Charlie’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, Catherine/Katherine Mussey Hartwell (focusing on her father’s side) –

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andrew August 13, 2017 at 6:16 am
bearboy March 24, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Charlie Day has Scottish and French ancestors. Pierre Tourgee, Père was born in France in 1665, Charlie’s 8th great-grandfather. George Robinson Sr. was born in Scotland 1626-1699, also Charlie’s 8th great-grandfather.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 5:34 am

btw his Italian ancestry come from Naples.

how many Euro immigrants surnames were anglicized ?

follers September 15, 2013 at 5:51 am

I very, very, rarely see people descended from Italians who changed their surnames in the U.S. Penny Marshall and Garry Marshall come to mind, though. But most Italians never changed their surnames. That is why I was surprised to stumble onto the fact that Day is a quarter Italian.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 5:56 am

I was talking in general, not about Italians. I know Kowalski became Smith, Braun-Brown, Muller-Miller and many others

follers September 15, 2013 at 6:08 am

Other ethnic groups had different name change habits at different times than 20th century Italians.

It’s not so much the look, he just feels similar to Baruchel.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 5:18 am

his hair arent dark brown

follers September 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

In this picture, he reminds me of Dennis Miller. He also often reminds me of Jay Baruchel.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 5:54 am

Baruchel face is smaller. Would you believe this guy reminds of Bradley Cooper, same nose, mouth, hair colour from this photo

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