Joe Montana

by bearboy on September 20, 2014

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Birth Name: Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr.

Place of Birth: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 11, 1956

*75% Italian (including Sicilian)
*25% mix of Irish and English

Joe Montana is an American NFL player. He is known as arguably the best quarterback in NFL history.

Joe is the son of Theresa Marie (Bavuso) and Joseph C. Montana. He is married to actress and model Jennifer Wallace, with whom he has four children.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Joseph James Montana (the son of Joseph J. Montana/Montanna and Margaret “Maggie” Cardis). Joe’s grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, from Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in Northern Italy. Joe’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Gaspare Montani/Montagni and Caterina Coda.

Joe’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Frances Hayes (the daughter of James Joseph Hayes, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Noel/Noe/Noce). Margaret was born in Ohio, of Irish and English ancestry. James was the son of James Hayes and Margaret Helen Ryan. Elizabeth was the daughter of Marion R. Noel/Noe and Keziah Ellen May Burr.

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Vincenzo James Bavuso and Josephine Savarino (the daughter of Domenico/Dominick Savarino and Vincenza “Virginia” Diecidue). Joe’s grandfather Vincenzo was born in Cianciana, Sicily. Josephine was also Sicilian. Domenico was born in Alessandria della Rocca, Provincia di Agrigento, the son of Philip Savarino and Mary. Joe’s great-grandmother Vincenza was also from Provincia di Agrigento, the daughter of Joseph Dieciechio/Dieciedrio.

Sources: Death records of Joe’s paternal grandparents, Joseph James Montana and Margaret Frances (Hayes) Montana –

Joe’s paternal grandfather, Joseph James Montana, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Joe Montana (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Joe’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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neiltennant November 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

i don’t see any italian

andrew February 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Genealogy of Joe Montana (focusing on his mother’s side) –

andrew October 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Joe’s paternal ancestors (whose surname was “Montagni”) were from Chiari, Province of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy.

andrew October 5, 2015 at 5:10 am
andrew February 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm
travis123 March 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm

best nfl player all time

bearboy March 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Agreed :)

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