Birth Name: Steven Victor Tallarico
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 26, 1948
*25% British Isles (mostly English, with distant Welsh)
Steven Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and television personality. He is the former lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith. He was born Stephen Victor Tallarico. Among his children are actress/model Liv Tyler (with Beverle Lorence “Bebe” Buell), model Mia Tyler (with Cyrinda Foxe), and musician Chelsea Tyler (with Teresa Barrick).
Steven’s father was of half Italian and half German descent, and Steven’s mother was of half Polish and half British Isles (mostly English, with distant Welsh) ancestry.
Steven is said to have some degree of Cherokee Native American ancestry on his mother’s side. It is not clear if this Cherokee ancestry has been documented/verified.
Steven’s paternal grandparents were Giovanni Tallarico (the son of Alfonso Tallarico and Stella Albi) and Panta Olga Constanze/Constance Neidhart (the daughter of Oscar Neidhart and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann). Giovanni was an Italian immigrant, from Cotronei, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy. Panta was born in New York, to German parents. Oscar was the son of Franz Neidhart and Constance Ranzenberger.
Steven’s maternal grandparents were Felix Carol Blancha (whose surname was originally Czarnyszewicz, the son of Franciszer Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia Miluta) and Bessie June Elliott (the daughter of Robert J. Elliot and Edna Raynette Wheeler or Tibbits). Felix was a Polish immigrant. Bessie was born in New York. Most of her ancestry was English. She also had remote Welsh roots.
Sources: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Obituary of Steven’s mother – http://www.findagrave.com
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