Dave Abbruzzese

by Manila on May 23, 2015

Birth Name: David James Abbruzzese

Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1968

*Italian (father)
*Lithuanian (maternal grandfather)
*French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, remote Welsh (maternal grandmother)

Dave Abbruzzese is an American musician. He was the drummer for the American rock band Pearl Jam from 1991 to 1994. Other members of Pearl Jam include or have included Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder.

Dave is the son of Catherine R. “Kay” (Simonitis) and Frank Abbruzzese.

Dave’s maternal grandfather was Alexander S. Simonitis (the son of Paul Simonitis and Ann Sakalauskas). Alexander’s parents were Lithuanian.

Dave’s maternal grandmother was Una Mae Highland (the daughter of Raymond Butler “Ray” Highland and Louella “Ella” Hoover). Raymond was the son of Austin Highland and Betty.

Sources: Marriage record of Dave’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Dave’s maternal grandmother, Una Mae Highland, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dave’s maternal grandmother, Una Mae (Highland) Simonitis La Rue – http://www.chronline.com

Marriage record of Dave’s maternal great-grandparents, Raymond Butler “Ray” Highland and Louella “Ella” Hoover – http://www.wvculture.org

Birth record of Dave’s maternal great-grandfather, Raymond Butler Highland – http://www.wvculture.org

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Manila September 1, 2015 at 2:06 am

Alexander Simonitis’ middle name starts with letter S and was the son of Lithuanian immigrants Paul Simonitis and Ann Sakalauskas.

Manila July 28, 2015 at 2:07 am

Dave’s maternal grandmother had also French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and remote Welsh roots.

Manila July 28, 2015 at 12:04 am

Ray Butler Highland -> Raymond Butler “Ray” Highland

I have found his birth record: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=1617902&ImageNumber=374

follers July 28, 2015 at 12:40 am

Just curious, can you find anything on Evan Peters’ ancestry?

Manila July 28, 2015 at 1:36 am

It might be difficult if you are using the public records.

Manila May 23, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Ella -> Ray Butler Highland and Louella “Ella” Hoover

Additional source:
* Ray and Ella’s marriage record: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=847287&ImageNumber=453

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