Birth Name: Patton Peter Oswalt
Place of Birth: Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 27, 1969
Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (maternal grandfather), Irish, German, English, Scottish
Patton Oswalt is an American comedian, writer, actor, and voice actor. He is the son of Carla Marie (Runfola) and Larry John Oswalt, a career United States Marine Corps officer. His brother is writer, actor, and comedian Matt Oswalt.
Patton is married to actress Meredith Salenger. He was married to true crime writer and journalist Michelle McNamara, until her death. He has a daughter with Michelle.
Patton’s paternal grandfather was John Lewis Oswalt (the son of Homer Benson Oswalt and Mattie May Smith). John was born in Ohio. Homer was the son of John Joseph Oswalt and Mary Elizabeth Homer. Mattie was the daughter of James Hamilton Smith and Sarah Alice Moser.
Patton’s paternal grandmother is Madonna M. Harmon (the daughter of Lawrence Gilbert Harmon and Edna A. Quinn). Lawrence was the son of Edward Freemont Harmon and Marie Rosella Savage. Edna was the daughter of Lilburn Garl Quinn and Carrie Mae Scott.
Patton’s maternal grandfather was Peter Nicholas Runfola (the son of Peter Louis Runfola and Carmela/Carmella Mordeno). Patton’s grandfather Peter was born in New York, to Italian parents. Patton’s great-grandfather Peter was the son of Gaetano Runfola and Nicolina LaDuca. Carmela was born in Palermo, Sicily, the daughter of Joseph Immordino and Frances Fricano.
Patton’s maternal grandmother was Mary Cecelia Brennan (the daughter of Charles Augustine Brennen and Cecelia/Cecilia B. Coyle). Patton’s grandmother Mary Cecelia was of mostly or entirely Irish descent. Charles was the son of John J. Brennan and Mary Ellen O’Brien.
Sources: Marriage announcement of Patton’s parents – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogy of Patton’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Patton’s paternal grandmother, Madonna M. Harmon – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Patton’s maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Patton’s maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Patton’s maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola – http://www.legacy.com
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