Birth Name: Michael Carmen Pitt
Place of Birth: West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 10, 1981
*75% British Isles (English and Irish)
Michael Pitt is an American actor, model, and musician. He is known for his role in the film The Dreamers and the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Since people linked him to Brad Pitt, he thought to use his mother’s maiden name, “DeMaio”, when he first started out in the movie industry.
A picture of Michael with his parents can be seen here.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Ralph Turner Pitt (the son of Edgar E. Pitt and Josephine Cora/Cord Wing). Edgar was the son of Alfred Pitt, who was born in Middlesex, England, and of Eliza Turner. Josephine was the daughter of Thomas Wing, who was born in the U.K., and of Sarah Jane Keyser.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth N. Nutter (the daughter of Frederick/Fred Lewis Nutter and Mabel Lucinda Bement). Frederick was the son of Joseph Sims/Simes Nutter and Emily Clark Carter. Mabel was the daughter of William Briggs Bement and Mary Sophia Towle.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Anthony “Ted” DeMaio (the son of Anthony Demaio and Michellina/Madeline Deangelis). Michael’s grandfather Anthony was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, from Montoro, Campania.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor “Irish” Goin (the daughter of William Joseph Goin and Mary Margaret Welsh). William was born in New Jersey, the son of Edward Francis Goin, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Buckley, who was born in Waterford, Ireland. Michael’s great-grandmother Mary Margaret was also born in New Jersey, the daughter of Thomas Francis Welsh, who was Irish, and of Kathryn A. Sturgiss/Sturges.
Michael’s paternal grandparents, Ralph Turner Pitt and Elizabeth N. Nutter, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Michael’s paternal grandfather, Ralph Turner Pitt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth N. (Nutter) Pitt – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Sophia Towle (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Death records of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Anthony “Ted” DeMaio and Eleanor “Irish” (Goin) DeMaio – https://www.findagrave.com
Michael’s maternal grandfather, Anthony “Ted” DeMaio, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Passenger list record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Anthony Demaio and Michellina/Madeline Deangelis – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Michael’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor “Irish” Goin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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