Birth Name: Richard Stephen Sambora
Place of Birth: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 11, 1959
Richie Sambora is an American musician, rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is a member of rock band Bon Jovi. The band’s other members include or previously included Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, and Tico Torres.
Richie’s parents, Joan (Sienila) and Adam Sambora, were of Polish descent. Sambora and Sienila are both Polish surnames.
Richie’s paternal grandfather was Joannes/Jan/John Baptist Sambora (the son of Adamus/Adam Sambora and Marcianna/Marciana Kita). Joannes was Polish, and was likely from Jodłowa. Adamus likely was the son of Martinus Sambora and Marianna Janiga. Marcianna likely was the daughter of Josephus Kita and Marianna Zawislak.
Richie’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Klucek. Anna was Polish.
Richie’s maternal grandfather was named Alexander Sienila. Alexander was a Polish immigrant.
Richie’s maternal grandmother was named Stella. Stella was born in New Jersey, and was almost certainly also of Polish ancestry.
Sources: Richie’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Richie’s paternal grandfather, Joannes/Jan/John Baptist Sambora – https://familysearch.org
Immigration record of Richie’s paternal grandfather, Joannes/Jan/John Baptist Sambora – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Richie’s paternal grandfather, Joannes/Jan/John Baptist Sambora, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of likely Richie’s paternal great-grandfather, Adamus/Adam Sambora – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of likely Richie’s paternal great-grandmother, Marcianna/Marciana Kita – https://familysearch.org
Richie’s mother on the 1940 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org