David Boreanaz

Birth Name: David Paul Boreanaz

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

Date of Birth: May 16, 1969

Ethnicity:
*50% Italian [including Sicilian, likely distant Slovenian]
*25% Slovak
*25% mix of Irish, German, French, Swiss

David Boreanaz is an American actor, director, and producer. He is known for starring as the vampire Angel on the television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

His father is television broadcaster Dave Roberts, originally David Thomas Boreanaz. David is married to actress and model Jaime Bergman, with whom he has two children.

David’s father is of Italian descent, with roots in Torreano, Province of Udine, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, and Valledolmo in Sicily. The surname Boreanaz (Borjanac or Berginc in Slovenian) originates in the Friuli Venezia-Giulia region, from the place name Borjana, and likely indicates at least distant Slovenian ancestry. David’s maternal grandfather was of Irish, German, French, and Swiss ancestry. David’s maternal grandmother was of Slovak descent.

David’s paternal grandfather was Henry H. Boreanaz (the son of Joseph Boreanaz and Philiphina, whose maiden name was likely Panebianco). Henry was born in New York, to Italian parents.

David’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Piteo/Peteo (the daughter of Pasquale Piteo and Marnie). Pasquale was Italian. Marnie was born in New York, to Italian parents. The surname Piteo is of Southern Italian origin, from Campania or Apulia. The surname Pasquale is also Southern Italian.

David’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth B. Moore (the son of Frank Levi Moore and Agnes Lovey McKinney). Frank was the son of George B. Moore and Laura J. Kissinger. Agnes was the daughter of Leonard Millard Fillmore McKinney and Catherine Agnes Swam.

David’s maternal grandmother is Christina/Christine Skrha (the daughter of Paul Skrha and Anna Yurcik). Christina was born in New York, to Slovak parents, with roots in Sobotište.

Sources: http://www.italoamericano.org

Article on David’s ancestry by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, at The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogy of David Boreanaz (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

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

Obituary of David’s paternal grandfather, Henry H. Boreanaz – http://buffalonews.com

David’s paternal grandmother, Mildred Piteo/Peteo, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of David’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth B. Moore and Christina/Christine Skrha – https://www.familysearch.org

David’s maternal grandfather, Kenneth B. Moore, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

David’s maternal grandmother, Christina/Christine Skrha, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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63 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    How can his father be 100% Italian with the last name Boreanaz?

  2. Testing says:

    He Doesn’t look like Pauly D, or Joe pesci, or Ray Romano himselve. So the irish,swiss,German, and Slovak really help alot.

    • levangelista36 says:

      David’s mother is a Italian Catholic.

      His father has Irish, Swiss, German, Slovak, and Italian ancestry.

      Therefore, David is over 50% Italian.

      Not all Italians look like Joe Pesci and Ray Romano. That is a ignorant stereotype. Visit the country. Their phenotypes are very diverse.

    • levangelista36 says:

      David’s mom is Italian.

      His father has Irish, Swiss, German, Slovak, and Italian ancestry.

      Therefore, David is over 50% Italian.

      Not all Italians look like Joe Pesci and Ray Romano. That is a ignorant stereotype. Visit the country. Their phenotypes are very diverse.

    • levangelista36 says:

      David’s mom is Italian.

      His father has Irish, Swiss, German, Slovak, and Italian ancestry.

      Therefore, David is over 50% Italian.

  3. sadie says:

    Hey lopac you need to learn how to spell and check your history books anglo means British.

    • Roger Is My Lover says:

      Anglo = English.

      And Slovaks are definitely not Anglo-Saxon. That was a very ignorant comment . . . But it’s usual for Lopac.

      • Da X mann says:

        it’s obviously you guys are in denial thinking italians are white. Just because they’re from europe don’t mean they’re white.

        • biffy77 says:

          Wow, you are incredibly ignorant and likely generally racist. Do some research, educate yourself. Despite your prejudices, Italians are indeed ethically and genealogically white caucasians. Google is your friend here. Go to Italy, there are tons of pure blooded Italians who look typically ‘white’ even by your standards. Your stereotypes likely come from seeing Italian americans who typically come from the south of Italy, where it’s a lot warmer, thus through centuries of acclimatization the people can look more tan, but they are still genetically white caucasians.

          Do some research before making such blatantly ignorant and borderline racist comments.

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