Birth Name: Joseph Vincent Flacco
Place of Birth: Audubon, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 16, 1985
Ethnicity: Italian, as well as Irish and English, possibly other
Joe Flacco is an American football player. He is a quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was voted MVP for Super Bowl XLVII (2013).
Joe is married to Dana, with whom he has five children.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe L. “Joseph” Flacco (the son of Massimo Flacco and Giovannina Della “Julia” Rovere). Joseph was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, from Isola del Gran Sasso, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Laura Wheeldon (the daughter of Isaac Wheeldon and Madeline “Mamie” Tartiglia). Isaac’s parents, John Wheeldon and Alice Ann Bentley, were English. Madeline was the daughter of Ernest A. Tartiglia, who was an Italian immigrant, and of Dominica “Mamie” Morris/Morse, who was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.
Joe’s maternal grandfather is Tom Madden (the son of Thomas Michael Madden and Rose E. Del Duca). Joe’s grandfather Tom was a football quarterback. Joe’s great-grandfather Thomas M. Madden was a prominent judge, who was a Judge, Chief Judge, and Senior Judge, of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He was the son of James G. Madden and Elizabeth M. Dolan, of Irish origin. Rose was born in New Jersey, and was the daughter of Italian parents, Domenico Del Duca, who was form Gangi, Sicily, and Antonietta Di Ielsi.
Sources: Article about Joe’s Italian ancestry – http://ilcentro.gelocal.it
Genealogy of Joe Flacco – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Joe’s great-uncle (the brother of Joe’s paternal grandmother, Laura Wheeldon) – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Joe’s paternal great-great-uncle (the brother of Joe’s paternal great-grandmother, Madeline Tartiglia) – http://www.dvrbs.com