Dan Marino

by bearboy on January 7, 2016

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Birth Name: Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr.

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 15, 1961

*25% Italian
*75% Polish

Dan Marino is an American former football player. He was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL (National Football League), and is in the NFL Hall of Fame as a Dolphin. Dan is the son of Veronica (Kolczynski) and Daniel Marino.

His father’s ancestry was half Italian and half Polish. His mother is of Polish descent.

Dan’s paternal grandparents were Constantine Marino (the son of Carmine Marino and Elizabeth Quaglietti) and Julia Batko (the daughter of George Batko and Anna Kotik). Constantine was born in Pianella, Provincia di Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy. Julia was bborn in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

Dan’s maternal grandparents were Stanley Kolczynski (the son of Charles Kolczynski and Marcella Lapinski) and Helen Rudzka (the daughter of Frank Rudzka/Rudzki and Laura Borkowski/Bonikowski). Stanley was of Polish descent. Helen was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Dan Marino (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Dan’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dan’s paternal grandmother, Julia Batko, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dan’s paternal grandmother, Julia (Batko) Marino – http://www.legacy.com

Dan’s maternal grandmother, Helen Rudzka, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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andrew February 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

His paternal Polish ancestry wasn’t publicly known. Good find.

follers February 26, 2017 at 5:17 am

I found previously unknown ancestry for Joe Montana, as well.

andrew February 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm
andrew February 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm
andrew February 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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