Birth Name: Nicholas Christian Giacomini
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 26, 1979
*Italian, Swiss-Italian, 1/8th English (father)
*Portuguese, including Azorean (mother)
MC Yogi is an American hip-hop musician.
MC is the son of Lisa/Elisa Cristiana (Simas) and Christian/Christia T. “Chris” Giacomini. MC’s father has Italian, Swiss-Italian, and English roots. MC’s mother’s has Portuguese (including Azorean) ancestry. He is married to Amanda Giacomini.
MC’s paternal grandfather was Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini (the son of Tobias Carlo Battista Giacomini and Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini). MC’s great-grandfather Tobias was born in Villa di Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Lombardia region, Italy. Celesta was born in Switzerland, the daughter of Giuseppe Domenighini, who was from Vogorno, Ticino, Switzerland, and of Virginia L. “Jennie” Mariott, who was English.
MC’s paternal grandmother was Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” Poiani (the daughter of Pietro “Peter/Pete” Poiani and Rosina “Rose/Rosie” M. Zanardi). Pietro was born in Brescia, Lombard, Italy, the son of John Poiani and Margarita Fusi. Rosina was born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, the daughter of Rafaelo Giannini and Olive Fannchi.
MC’s maternal grandmother was Lourdes P. Nunes (the daughter of João Nunes and Maria). Lourdes was born in the Azores, Portugal.
Sources: Birth record of MC Yogi – http://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of MC’s father – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of MC’s paternal grandmother, Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” (Poiani) Giacomini – http://www.legacy.com
MC’s paternal great-grandmother, Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of MC’s maternal grandmother, Lourdes P. (Nunes) Simas – http://napavalleyregister.com
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