Calabrian

Aaron Bruno

by bablah on June 27, 2017


Photo by Daniel Locke/PR Photos

Birth Name: Aaron Richard Bruno

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 11, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian), English, possibly other

Aaron Bruno is an American musician. He is known as the lead singer of band Awolnation. He is a former member of bands Under the Influence of Giants and Home Town Hero.

Aaron’s paternal grandfather was Vincent R. Bruno (the son of Anthony Bruno and Clara Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti). Vincent’s parents were Italian immigrants. Anthony was born in Sant’Agata (in Sicily or Calabria), the son of Joseph Bruno. Clara was the daughter of Basil Lapresti/Lopresti and Rosolia Carpo, who were from St. Agata, Italy.

Aaron’s paternal grandmother was Domenica Mae Tuso (the daughter of Joseph Tuso and Jennie Masi). Joseph was from Caccamo, Sicily. Jennie was from Villafrati, Sicily.

Sources: Marriage record of Aaron’s paternal grandparents, Vincent R. Bruno and Domenica Mae Tuso – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno – http://www.treesprout.com

Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Aaron’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara (Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti) Bruno – https://familysearch.org

Aaron’s paternal grandmother, Domenica Mae Tuso, on the 1920 U.S Census – https://familysearch.org

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Valentina Monetta

by Manila on April 11, 2017

Place of Birth: City of San Marino, San Marino

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1975

Ethnicity: Italian (including Calabrian)

Valentina Monetta is a Sammarinese singer. She represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, alongside Jimmie Wilson. She previously represented from 2012 to 2014.

Valentina’s father is Italian, from Calabria. Valentina’s mother is Sammarinese.

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Jeff Porcaro

by Manila on December 6, 2016

Birth Name: Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro, Jr.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1954

Place of Birth: South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

Date of Death: August 5, 1992

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity:
*Italian [Calabrian and Lombard] (father)
*English, Welsh, remote Cornish (maternal grandfather)
*Irish (maternal grandmother)

Jeff Porcaro was an American musician. He was known as the drummer for the American rock band Toto. He was the son of Eileen Frances (Linnell) and jazz drummer Joe Porcaro.

Jeff’s brothers, Mike Porcaro and Steve Porcaro, are also musicians of Toto. His nephew, Chase Duddy, and niece, Paige Duddy, formed their electronic duo XYLO.

Jeff was married to journalist Susan C. Norris.

Jeff’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe Porcara (later Joseph Thomas Porcaro, the son of Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro). Giuseppe was an Italian immigrant, from San Luca, Province of Reggio Calabria. Saverio was the son of Francescantonio Porcara and Antonia Pollifroni. Elisabetta was the daughter of Giuseppe Alvaro and Maria Giorgi.

Jeff’s paternal grandmother was Concetta Ciccariello (the daughter of Domenico Ciccariello and Maria di Nosia). Concetta was an Italian immigrant, from Brianza.

Jeff’s maternal grandfather was Rodney Stewart Linnell (the son of Winslow Warren Linnell and Mariette E. Hall). Winslow was the son of Lorenzo Dow Linnell and Phebe A. Munson. Mariette was the daughter of Albert Charles Hall and Lucy Ann Hodge.

Jeff’s maternal grandmother was Verona Mary Parker (the daughter of Benjamin F[ranklin Parker] and Mary Jane Bryson, later Brayson). Benjamin was the son of Irish immigrants George Parker and Mary Ann McFadden. Mary Jane was born in Johnville, New Brunswick, Canada, to John Bryson, of Irish descent, and of Irish immigrant Mary.

Sources: Birth record of Jeff’s paternal grandfather, Giuseppe Porcara – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

Marriage record of Jeff’s paternal great-grandparents, Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

Genealogy of Jeff Porcaro (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Jeff’s maternal uncle, Samuel J. Porcaro – http://www.obittree.com

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Mike Porcaro

by Manila on December 6, 2016

Birth Name: Michael Joseph Porcaro

Date of Birth: May 29, 1955

Place of Birth: South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

Date of Death: March 15, 2015

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity:
*Italian [Calabrian and Lombard] (father)
*English, Welsh, remote Cornish (maternal grandfather)
*Irish (maternal grandmother)

Mike Porcaro was an American musician. He was known as the bassist for the American rock band Toto.

Mike was the son of Eileen Frances (Linnell) and jazz drummer Joe Porcaro. Mike’s brothers, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro, are also musicians of Toto. His nephew, Chase Duddy, and niece, Paige Duddy, formed their electronic duo XYLO.

Mike was married to Cheryl Jaynne.

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe Porcara (later Joseph Thomas Porcaro, the son of Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro). Giuseppe was an Italian immigrant, from San Luca, Province of Reggio Calabria. Saverio was the son of Francescantonio Porcara and Antonia Pollifroni. Elisabetta was the daughter of Giuseppe Alvaro and Maria Giorgi.

Mike’s paternal grandmother was Concetta Ciccariello (the daughter of Domenico Ciccariello and Maria di Nosia). Concetta was an Italian immigrant, from Brianza.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Rodney Stewart Linnell (the son of Winslow Warren Linnell and Mariette E. Hall). Winslow was the son of Lorenzo Dow Linnell and Phebe A. Munson. Mariette was the daughter of Albert Charles Hall and Lucy Ann Hodge.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Verona Mary Parker (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Parker and Mary Jane Bryson, later Brayson). Benjamin was the son of Irish immigrants, George Parker and Mary Ann McFadden. Mary Jane was born in Johnville, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of John Bryson, who was of Irish descent, and Mary, who was an Irish immigrant.

Sources: Birth record of Mike’s paternal grandfather, Giuseppe Porcara – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

Genealogy of Mike Porcaro (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Mike’s maternal uncle, Samuel J. Porcaro – http://www.obittree.com

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Joe Porcaro

by Manila on December 6, 2016

Birth Name: Joseph Thomas Porcaro, Jr.

Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Date of Birth: April 29, 1930

Ethnicity: Italian (Calabrian and Lombard)

Joe Porcaro is an American jazz drummer. His parents, Concetta (Ciccariello) and Giuseppe Porcara (later Joseph Thomas Porcaro), were Italian immigrants, from Brianza and San Luca, Province of Reggio Calabria, respectively. He is married to Eileen Frances Linnell.

Joe’s children are musicians Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, and Steve Porcaro, all of whom were part of the American rock band Toto. His grandchildren, Chase Duddy and Paige Duddy, formed the electronic duo XYLO.

Joe’s paternal grandparents were Francesco Saverio Porcara (the son of Francescantonio Porcara and Antonia Pollifroni) and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro (the daughter of Giuseppe Alvaro and Maria Giorgi).

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Domenico Ciccariello and Maria di Nosia.

Sources: Obituary of Joe’s brother, Samuel J. Porcaro – http://www.obittree.com

Birth record of Joe’s father – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

Marriage record of Steve’s paternal grandparents, Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

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