Matt Barnes

by ethnic on September 9, 2010

Birth Name: Matthew Kelly Barnes

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 9, 1980

*African-American (father)
*Italian/Sicilian, Dutch (mother)

Matt Barnes is an American professional basketball player, in the NBA.

His father, Henry M. Barnes, Jr., is African-American. His mother, Ann Catherine (Barrile), has Italian/Sicilian ancestry. His brother is football wide receiver Jason Barnes. Matt has two children with his former wife, Gloria Govan.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Dominic Barrile (the son of Girolamo/James Barrile and Caterina/Catherine Cancilla). Dominic was born in Illinois, to Italian parents. Girolamo was from Agrigento, Sicily. Caterina was the daughter of Tony Cancilla and Maria Rubino or Sanseri.

Matt’s maternal grandmother is Rella M. Waters (the daughter of George H. Waters and Ella Margaret/Margaurite Marie Von De Linde). Rella was born in Minnesota. Ella was the daughter of Jacob Von de Linde and Remtje Mary Alberts Rueter.

Sources: Matt’s maternal grandfather, Dominic Barrile, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Dominic Barrile –

Death records of Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Girolamo/James Barrile and Caterina/Catherine Cancilla –

Death record of Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Caterina/Catherine (Cancilla) Barrile –

Matt’s maternal grandmother, Rella M. Waters, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Allen Berezovsky / (Barnes with Gloria Govan)

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bablah June 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

This might be his father’s birth record since I know his name is Henry M. Barnes Jr. and that he was born on June 6th 1955:

Mother’s birth record:
Her obituary:

Matt’s grandfather’s obituary:

Him on a census:

His father James/Girolamo was from Agrigento (Sicily).
His mother’s grave:
Her death record has her mother’s last name as Sanseri:

Clarisse Foxx November 17, 2013 at 1:16 am

Wait i thought he was half Italian correction

senneyk January 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Latino is ethnic and Anglo (Spanish) Latino IS basically mixed. Its no wonder he looks like a Latino or any other mixed people.

M March 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Your comment didn’t make any sense.

marjanel October 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

No latino is people whose first language is derivated from Latín it is not about being mixed.

nautigue January 14, 2012 at 4:07 am

Matt Barnes looks latino!

the punisher November 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

LOOKS LATINO WHATTTT? Dude looks straight black with some little white in him

andrew November 19, 2013 at 6:31 am

straight is maybe too much

andrew November 19, 2013 at 6:32 am

without maybe

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 2:34 am

Latino is not a race. Latinos look black white and everything in between

bre October 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

so he blk and white and gloria is blk and mexican so their kids r 50% blk and 1?4 mexican and 1/4 anglo

Tabs September 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

do you mean an African American father?

ethnic September 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

youre exactly right!

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