Birth Name: David Frank Paich
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 25, 1954
*English, German, distant Scottish (mother)
David Paich is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, recording producer, and arranger. He is the keyboardist and vocalist of the rock band Toto. The band’s members also include or previously included Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, and Joseph Williams.
David is the son of Hilda “Huddy” Lorraine (Hurst) and Marty Paich (born Martin Louis Paich), a musician, composer, and arranger. David’s father was the son of Croatian parents. David’s mother had English, German, and Scottish, roots.
David’s paternal grandparents were Louis/Louie J. Paich and Ella Arnerich. Louis/Louie and Ella’s birthplace is listed as “Austria” on the 1940 U.S. Census, and they were likely ethnic Croatians.
David’s maternal grandparents were Russell Newton Hurst (the son of Walter Robinson Hurst and Della May Garrett) and Clara Leone Russell (the daughter of Jas Walter Russell and Myrtle).
Sources: Genealogy of David Paich – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of David’s parents – https://familysearch.org
David’s father, Martin Louis Paich, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of David’s maternal grandfather, Russell Newton Hurst – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of David’s maternal grandfather, Russell Newton Hurst (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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