Birth Name: Chastity Sun Bono
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 4, 1969
*Sicilian Italian (father)
*Armenian (maternal grandfather)
*English and German, with more distant Irish, Dutch, and French (maternal grandmother)
Chaz Bono is an American advocate, writer, musician, and actor. He is the son of entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian). Between 2008 and 2010, he transitioned from female to male. His legal name is now Chaz Salvatore Bono.
Chaz’s paternal grandfather was Santo Bono (the son of Sam Bono and Elizabeth/Elisabetta Pinello/Pianello). Santo was Sicilian, from Montelepre, Province of Palermo.
Chaz’s paternal grandmother was Zina Dimercurio (the daughter of Philip Demercurio and Francis/Frances Adragna). Zina was born in Michigan, to Italian parents. Francis was the daughter of Camilo Adragna and Josepha Costa.
Chaz’s maternal grandfather was John Paul Sarkisian (the son of Ghiragoch “George” Sarkisian and Syranous “Blanch” Dilkian). John was born in California, to Armenian parents. Syranous was the daughter of Hagop Dilkian and Loussaper Chivitjian.
Chaz’s maternal grandmother was Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch, the daughter of Roy Malloy Crouch and Lynda Inez Gulley). Georgia, who was a singer, songwriter, actress, and model, was born in Arkansas. She had English and German, with more distant Irish, Dutch, and French, ancestry. Roy was the son of James “Jim” William Crouch and Laura Belle Green. Lynda was the daughter of Isaac A. Gulley and Margaret Frances Fritz.
Genealogy of Chaz’s mother – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogy of Chaz’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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