Nicholas D’Agosto

by ethnic on May 6, 2011

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Date of Birth: April 17, 1980

*50% Italian, including Sicilian
*25% Dutch
*12.5% Norwegian
*12.5% mix of English, Scottish, and Alsatian German

Nicholas D’Agosto is an American actor. His father is of Italian descent, with some roots in Sicily. His maternal grandfather was of Dutch descent and his maternal grandmother had Norwegian, English, Scottish, and Alsatian German ancestry.

Nicholas’s paternal grandfather was Aldo P. D’Agosto (the son of William Guglielmo/Gugliemo D’Agosto and Maria/Mary Anna D’Reussi/Dreussi/Driussi). Aldo was born in Nebraska, to Italian parents. William was born in Majano, Province of Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, the son of Alfonso D’Agosto and Perina Delle Case. Maria Anna was also born in Majano, the daughter of Pietro Driussi and Maria Livo.

Nicholas’s paternal grandmother was Josephine A. Bruno (the daughter of Joseph Bruno and Angeline/Angelina Circo). Josephine was born in Nebraska, to Italian parents. Angeline was from Siracusa, Sicily.

Nicholas’s maternal grandfather was John R. Vellinga (the son of Henry R. Vellinga and Dena/Gerritdina Reinders). Henry and Dena were both born in Iowa. Henry was the son of Reingert Vellinga, who was Dutch, and of Wellie/Nellie Van Der Wilt, who was born in Iowa, to Dutch parents. Dena was the daughter of John G. Reinders, who was Dutch, and of Bertha Hofmeyer, who was born in Illinois, to Dutch parents, Gerrit J. Hofmeyer and Dena Rienhuis.

Nicholas’s maternal grandmother was Julia E. Hanson (the daughter of George Allen Hanson and Rebecca Jane Bursell). George was born in South Dakota, the son of Elling N. Hanson, who was Norwegian, and of Julia Anderson/Rasmus, who was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents. Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel Lewis Bursell and Rebecca Jane Shank, and had English, Scottish, and Alastian German ancestry. Many of Rebecca’s ancestors had lived in the United States since the 1600s, and some had lived in Canada.

Sources: Genealogy of Nicholas D’Agosto –

Nicholas’s paternal grandfather, Aldo P. D’Agosto, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Nicholas’s paternal great-grandfather, William Guglielmo/Gugliemo D’Agosto –

Nicholas’s paternal grandmother, Josephine A. Bruno, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Nicholas’s paternal grandmother, Josephine A. (Bruno) D’Agosto –

Genealogies of Nicholas D’Agosto (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Nicholas’s maternal great-grandparents, Henry R. Vellinga and Dena/Gerritdina Reinders –

Nicholas’s maternal great-grandfather, George Allen Hanson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Nicholas’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Jane Shank (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Nicholas’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother Adilla E. Crane (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew October 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Nick’s paternal great-grandmother, Angelina Circo, on 1910 U.S. Census:

Siracusa is in Sicily.

follers October 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm

That’s the 1930 census, and that’s not his great-grandmother.

andrew October 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm
madman February 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

Tag Alsatian instead of Alsatian German

hesh123 August 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

The karate kid???

Check7t October 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

who’s this guy?

andrew September 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm

what’s Alastian German

follers September 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Ethnic Germans from Alsace-Lorraine.

andrew September 26, 2013 at 6:06 am

so it’s Alsatian not Alastian

follers September 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Just a typo.

dee July 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

His mother’s ancestry is Dutch and English. Her maiden name, Vellinga, is Dutch. His maternal grandmother’s line has mostly English names.

ethnic July 6, 2011 at 5:45 am

thanks for that dee

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