Birth Name: Matthew Kelly Barnes
Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 9, 1980
*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 – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Dominic Barrile – http://www.legacy.com
Death records of Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Girolamo/James Barrile and Caterina/Catherine Cancilla – https://www.findagrave.com
Death record of Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Caterina/Catherine (Cancilla) Barrile – https://familysearch.org
Matt’s maternal grandmother, Rella M. Waters, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Allen Berezovsky / Shutterstock.com (Barnes with Gloria Govan)