Joe Girardi

by bearboy on October 25, 2017

Birth Name: Joseph Elliott Girardi

Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 14, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian

Joe Girardi is an American professional baseball catcher and manager. He managed the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

Joe is the son of Angela (Perino) and Jerry Girardi. He is married to Kim, with whom he has three children.

Joe’s paternal grandparents were George Edward Girardi (the son of Giovanni Sebastiano Girardi and Marietta Teresa Draperi) and Kathryn L. Beoletto. Giovanni was born in Italy. Marietta was from Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy.

Joe’s maternal grandfather was Raffaele Perino (the son of Francesco Nicola Perino and Caterina Mangiardi). Raffaele, a farmer, was from Brognaturo, Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy.

Joe’s maternal grandmother was Mary Catherine Carchidi (the daughter of Giuseppe Carchidi and Raffaela Salerno). Mary Catherine, also a farmer, was also from Brognaturo.

Sources: Obituary of Joe’s father –

Obituary of Joe’s mother –

Marriage record of Joe’s maternal grandparents, Raffaele Perino and Mary Catherine Carchidi –

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Drake Doremus

by stlucas on September 12, 2017

Drake Doremus – GQ 2011 “Men of the Year” Party – Arrivals – Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Drake Depietro Doremus

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 29, 1983

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), English, Welsh, Scottish, German, 1/8 Swedish

Drake Doremus is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Drake is the son of Cherie Belle (Depietro) Kerr and Richard Lundin “Rick” Doremus.

Drake’s paternal grandfather was Richard H. Doremus (the son of Cornelius Richards Doremus and Margaret Ann/Anita Hand). Cornelius was the son of Abraham Fairbanks Doremus and Pauline Richards, whose mother was English. Margaret was the daughter of Hyrum Hand, who was English, and of Margaret “Maggie” Wride, whose mother was English.

Drake’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy L. Lundin (the daughter of Lester V. Lundin and Esther V. Bixler). Lester was the son of Gustaf William “Gust” Lundin, who was from Stockholm, Sweden, and of Fylena/Filina “Lena” Wolf, whose parents were German. Esther was the daughter of William O. Bixler and Bettie/Betty Olson, who was Swedish.

Drake’s maternal grandfather was Charles James Depietro (the son of Eugene James De Pietro and Frances/Francis). Eugene and Frances were Italian. Eugene was from Fagnano Castello, Calabria.

Drake’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Irene “Marge” Littlewood (the daughter of Frank Littlewood and Margaret Jane Scott). Frank was born in England, the son of George Littlewood and Sarah A. Whitty. Drake’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Scotland, the daughter of Robert Scott and Margaret Grant.

Sources: Marriage record of Drake’s parents –

Drake’s paternal grandfather, Richard H. Doremus, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Drake’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy L. Lundin, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Drake’s maternal grandfather, Charles James Depietro, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Drake’s maternal grandfather, Charles James Depietro –

Drake’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Irene “Marge” Littlewood, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Drake’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Littlewood and Margaret Jane Scott –

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Joe Mantello

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Joe Mantello – “The Normal Heart” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – The Ziegfeld Theatre – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Birth Name: Joseph R. Mantello

Place of Birth: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 27, 1962

*75% Italian
*25% likely British Isles

Joe Mantello is an American actor and director.

Joe is the son of Judith Ann “Judy” and Richard David Mantello. Joe was raised Catholic.

Joe has stated:

I do [have Italian background]. My father is full Italian and my mother is half. My family is from Calabria.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe “Joseph” Mantello/Montello. Giuseppe was Italian.

Joe’s paternal grandmother was Lena R. Pansino (the daughter of George/Girolamo Pansino and Serafina/Sarafina Falvo). Lena was born in Illinois, to parents from Italy.

Sources: Joe’s paternal grandmother, Lena R. Pansino, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Joe’s paternal grandmother, Lena R. (Pansino) Mantello –


Adrianne Curry

by stlucas on August 18, 2017

Birth Name: Adrianne Marie Curry

Place of Birth: Joliet, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 6, 1982

Ethnicity: Italian, English, Irish, Scottish

Adrianne Curry is an American model and television personality. Adrianne is known for being the winner of the first season of America’s Next Top Model.

Adrianne is the daughter of Christine (Glasgow) and Richard Curry.

Her documented ancestry includes Italian, English, Irish, and Scottish. Adrianne has said that she took a DNA Test (from which specified her roots as “Viking, Italian, Middle Eastern Asian, with sprinkles of Spanish and Northern Italy, and Romanian Jewish Celt”. Adrianne has also said (here and here) that she has Blackfoot Native American ancestry, although it is not clear if that ancestry has been verified/documented.

Adrianne’s maternal grandfather was Raymond Durrett Glasgow (the son of Vincent Blaine Glasgow and Mary Regina Ryder). Vincent was the son of Daniel Glasgow/Glasco and Retta/Rhetta Brutchey/Britchey. Mary Regina was the daughter of Patrick Ryder and Frances Hendrick.

Adrianne’s maternal grandmother was Anne/Anna Rose Zappia (the daughter of Domenico/Dominico Frank Zappia and Maria/Marie Antonia/Antoinette Cantanzariti). Anne was born in Indiana, to parents who were born in Platì, Calabria, Italy. Domenico was the son of Antonio Zappia and Marianna. Adrianne’s great-grandmother Maria/Marie was the daughter of Domenico/Antonio Catanzariti and Caterina Belle.

Sources: Genealogy of Adrianne Curry (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Adrianne’s maternal grandfather, Raymond Durrett Glasgow –

Obituary of Adrianne’s great-uncle (maternal grandfather’s brother), Harold W. Glasgow –

Adrianne’s maternal grandmother, Anne/Anna Rose Zappia, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Adrianne’s maternal grandmother, Anne/Anna Rose (Zappia) Glasgow –

Genealogy of Adrianne’s maternal great-grandmother, Maria/Marie Antonia/Antoinette Cantanzariti –

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Eric Bolling

by madman on July 30, 2017

Birth Name: Eric Thomas Bolling

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 2, 1963

*Swedish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Eric Bolling is an American television personality, conservative political commentator, author, and financial commentator. He is the son of Marie Hildegarde (Catino) and John Gustav Bolling. Eric is married to Adrienne, with whom he had a son.

Eric’s paternal grandparents were Gustaf Albin Bolling (the son of Aron Bolling and Lotten Anderson) and Ida Seraphina Johnson. Gustaf and Ida were Swedish.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Aloyisius Catino (the son of Francisco Frank Catino/Catena and Francesca Caggiano). Thomas was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Italian parents. Francisco was the son of Charles Catena and Frances Kajohn. Francesca was the daughter of Tomaso Caggiano and Vittoria Iorio.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was Mildred P. Blasi (the daughter of Dominick Blasi and Mary Larocca). Mildred was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, to a father from Pantafilio, Calabria, Italy and a mother from Brindisi Montagna, Basilicata, Italy.

Eric’s maternal grandmother died when Eric’s mother was young, and Eric’s maternal grandfather remarried to Mary C. Schorsch, who was Hungarian.

Sources: Genealogy of Eric Bolling –

Birth record of Eric’s mother –

Obituary of Eric’s mother –

Death record of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Mildred P. (Blasi) Catina –

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