Dylan Bruno

by andrew on December 25, 2016

Birth Name: Dylan A. Bruno

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

Date of Birth: September 6, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian (one half), Lithuanian (one quarter), English, Welsh

Dylan Bruno is an American actor. His brother is actor Chris Bruno (Christopher Malcolm Bruno).

Dylan is the son of Nancy Mendillo and Scott Bruno.

Dylan’s paternal grandfather is James Francis Bruno (the son of Rosario Bruno and Maria Pantina/Pantine). James was born in New York. Rosario and Maria were from Sicily, with Rosario being from Palermo.

Dylan’s paternal grandmother is Eva Ambrose/Ambroza (the daughter of Alek/Alexander Amborse/Ambroza and Alinna). Eva was born in Massachusetts, to Lithuanian parents.

Dylan’s maternal grandfather was John C. Mendillo (the son of Giacomo Mendillo and Pellegrina Biondi). Giacomo was born in Cerreto Sannita, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy, the son of Vincenzo Mendillo. Pellegrina was also Italian, from Modena, Emilia Romagna.

Dylan’s maternal grandmother was Wilhelmina “Emily” Wetmore (the daughter of Stephen Smith Percy Wetmore and Mabel C.). Stephen was born in Canada, the son of James Peters Wetmore and Emily Eliza Griffith. Mabel was born in Eston, Pennsylvania.

Sources: Dylan’s paternal grandparents, James Francis Bruno and Eva Ambrose/Ambroza, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dylan’s paternal grandfather, James Francis Bruno, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dylan’s paternal grandmother, Eva Ambrose/Ambroza, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dylan’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

Dylan’s maternal grandfather, John C. Mendillo, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dylan’s maternal grandfather, John C. Mendillo – http://articles.sun-sentinel.com

Dylan’s maternal great-grandfather, Giacomo Mendillo, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dylan’s maternal grandmother, WilhWilhelmina “Emily” Wetmore, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dylan’s maternal grandmother, Wilhelmina “Emily” (Wetmore) Mendillo – http://articles.sun-sentinel.com

Genealogy of Dylan’s maternal great-grandfather, Stephen Smith Percy Wetmore – http://www.ancestry.com

History of the Wetmore family – http://www.ericcliftonlangley.ca

Genealogy of Dylan’s “Wetmore” line – https://www.wikitree.com

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andrew June 29, 2017 at 5:20 am


Can you trace his father’s side?

bablah June 29, 2017 at 7:58 am

I believe this is his uncle’s marriage record:

So that would make Dylan’s grandparents James Francis Bruno and Eva Ambrose/Ambroza.
Here they are on a census:

Dylan’s father was born in January 1942, so he’s not on this census.

James Francis Bruno and his parents on a census:
His parents names were Rosario Bruno and Maria Pantina/Pantine. They were both from Sicily, Rosario was more specifically from Palermo.

Eva Ambrose on an earlier census:
Her parents were Alek/Alexander Amborse/Ambroza and Alinna.
She was Lithuanian.

andrew June 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Thank you

andrew June 30, 2017 at 5:37 am

Good find, there aren’t many Americans with (non Jewish) Lithuanian ancestry.

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