Sonya Deville

by bablah on September 11, 2017

Birth Name: Daria Rae Berenato

Place of Birth: Shamong Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 24, 1993

Ethnicity: Italian, possibly other

Sonya Deville is an American professional wrestler and former judoka and mixed martial artist.

Sonya’s paternal grandfather was Andrew G. Berenato, son of George/Giorgio Berenato and Rose. George was the son of Andrea Berenato and Maria Magri. Andrea was from Aci Sant’Antonio, Sicily.

Sonya’s paternal grandfather is Dorothy Ruberton, daughter of Michael Leroy Ruberton and Gilda Falciani. Michael was the son of Rocco Luigi Ruberton/Rubertone (son of Michael Rubertone and Maria Billty) and Maria Felicia Colasurdo (daughter of Prosbero Colasurdo and Carmela Zita). Rocco and Maria were from Anzi, Basilicata. Gilda was the daughter of Joseph Falciani and Louise Ravelli. Joseph and Louise were from Sarno, Campania.

Sources: Sonya’s paternal grandfather Andrew G. Berenato on 1940 U.S. census –

Sonya’s paternal great-grandfather George Berenato on 1920 U.S. census –

Sonya’s paternal grandmother Dorothy Ruberton on 1940 U.S. census –

Sonya’s paternal great-grandfather Michael Leroy Ruberton on 1910 U.S. census –

Sonya’s paternal great-grandmother Gilda Falciani on 1930 U.S. census –


Joe Piscopo

by stlucas on September 4, 2017

Joe Piscopo – 2014 USC Institute of Urology Changing Lives and Creating Cures Gala – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Joseph Charles John Piscopo

Place of Birth: Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 17, 1951

Ethnicity: Italian

Joe Piscopo is an American actor, comedian, musical entertainer, and radio talk show.

Joe is the son of Edith (LaMagna) and Joseph P. Piscopo (born Pasquale Giuseppe Piscopo). Joe’s parents had Italian ancestry. Joe was raised in North Caldwell, New Jersey.

Joe’s paternal grandparents were Rosario Piscopo and Carmela/Carmella Spiezio. Rosario and Carmela were from Avellino, Campania region, Italy.

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Frank LaMagna and Susan. Frank and Susan were Italian.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe Piscopo –

Obituary of Joe’s father –

Joe’s paternal grandparents, Rosario Piscopo and Carmela/Carmella Spiezio, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Joe’s paternal grandfather, Rosario Piscopo –

Joe’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Kate Mansi

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Birth Name: Katharine Theresa Rose Morris

Place of Birth: Calabasas, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 15, 1987

*English, possibly Irish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Kate Mansi is an American actress.

Kate is the daughter of Victoria T. (Mansi) and Jeffrey Brian “Jeff” Morris. Kate’s father is said to have Irish, as well as English, ancestry. Kate’s mother is from Providence, Rhode Island, and has Italian roots.

Kate’s paternal grandmother is Helen Caldwell.

Kate’s maternal grandmother is Marie F. Votolato (the daughter of Anthony Votolato and Filomena/Philomena Izzo). Anthony was from Capriati a Volturno, province of Caserta, Campania region, Italy. Filomena was born in Rhode Island, to parents from Italy.


Birth record of Kate Mansi –

Kate’s maternal grandmother, Marie F. Votolato, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kate’s maternal great-grandmother, Filomena/Philomena Izzo, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Photo by kathclick/


Dominic Chianese

by andrew on August 8, 2017

Dominic Chianese – “The Last New Yorker” New York Premiere – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 24, 1931

Ethnicity: Italian

Dominic Chianese is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is known for his role as Corrado “Junior” Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos.

Dominic was born to Gaetano Chianese and Angelina. Both Dominic’s parents had ancestry from Campania, Italy.

Dominic’s paternal grandparents were Domenico Chianese and Francesca. They spoke Neapolitan dialect at home.

Dominic’s maternal grandparents lived in Brooklyn, New York, and had roots from Sorrento, Campania, Italy.

Sources: Dominic Chianese on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Interview with Dominic Chianese –


Anthony Scaramucci

by andrew on August 2, 2017

Place of Birth: Long Island, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 6, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian

Anthony Scaramucci is an American political figure and financier. A Republican, he was White House Communications Director, from July 21, 2017 to July 31, 2017.

Anthony is the son of Marie (DeFeo) and Alessandro “Alexander, Jr.” Scaramucci. All of Anthony’s grandparents were born in Italy.

Anthony has five children, three with his first wife, Lisa Miranda, and two with his second wife, Deidre Ball.

Anthony’s paternal grandparents were Alessandro/Alexander Scaramucci (the son of John Scaramucci) and Celestina/Celeste Moriconi/Marconi. Alessandro was from Nasciano, near Gualdo Tadino. Celestina was from Fossato di Vico. Both are in Province of Perugia, Umbria.

Anthony’s maternal grandparents were Augustine De Feo (the son of Salvatore Defeo and Nicolina) and Dolores. Nicolina was born in Volturara Irpina, Province of Avellino, Campania.

Sources: Genealogy of Anthony Scaramucci (focusing on his father’s side) –

Anthony’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Information about Anthony’s paternal grandparents, Alessandro/Alexander Scaramucci and Celestina/Celeste Moriconi/Marconi –

Obituary of Anthony’s maternal uncle, Tony DeFeo –

Anthony’s maternal grandparents, Augustine De Feo and Dolores, on the 1930 U.S. Census –