Birth Name: David James Abbruzzese
Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 17, 1968
*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