Terry Serpico

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Terry Serpico – “Righteous Kill” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Ziegfeld Theater – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Terrance Madison Serpico

Place of Birth: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 27, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, German

Terry Serpico is an American film and television actor.

Terry is the son of Mary Madison and Frank Lawrence Serpico, Sr. He has two children with his former wife, Erin Goodwin.

Terry’s paternal grandfather was Frank Sasti Serpico (the son of Dominic/Domenico Serpico and Antonetta/Antoinette Goodinelle). Frank was born in Italy, to parents from Marigliano, Naples, Campania. Dominic was the son of Giuseppe Serpico and Mariantonia Bonovalata.

Terry’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Mary Bernadette Schedeman (the daughter of Frederick/Fredrich Hall Schedeman and Helen “Nellie” Hart). Frederick’s parents were German.

Terry’s maternal grandfather was Charles Edward Madison (the son of Fred Smith Madison and Mary Louisa Napier). Fred was the son of Edward Madison and Melinda Thompson Ward. Mary Louisa was the daughter of Charles Fredric Napier, who was English, and of Ermina Augusta Musk, whose parents were English.

Terry’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Switzter (the daughter of Oscar William Switzter/Switzer and Elva Chestnut). Oscar was the son of George Leonard Switzer and Elizabeth Stephenson. Elva was the daughter of Christopher Columbus Chestnut and Lila Ann Cook.

Sources: Genealogy of Terry Serpico –

Obituary of Terry’s father –


Gino D’Acampo

by andrew on January 1, 2018

Gino D’Acampo – 2011 Ideal Home Show – Day 1 – Gino D’Acampo Appears at Celebrity Chef Theatre – Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre – London, UK –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Gennaro D’Acampo

Place of Birth: Torre del Greco, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

Date of Birth: July 17, 1976

Ethnicity: Italian

Gino D’Acampo is an Italian celebrity chef and media personality. He is known for his food-focused television shows and cookbooks in the United Kingdom.

Gino is the son of Alba and Ciro D’Acampo.

Gino is married to Jessica Stellina Morrison, with whom has three children.

One of Gino’s grandfathers is named Giovanni.


Michael Graziadei

by stlucas on December 20, 2017

Birth Name: Michael A. Graziadei

Place of Birth: Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Date of Birth: September 22, 1979

*Italian, distant Swiss (father)
*Lithuanian (mother)

Michael Graziadei is an American actor.

Michael was born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the son of American parents, Helene Ruth (Jasalavich) and Silvio Albert Graziadei. Michael was raised in the U.S. from the age of eleven.

His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of Lithuanian ancestry. Michael’s parents are pictured here.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Michael P. Graziadei (the son of Rocco Graziadei and Philomena Dellia). Michael was born in Rome, Italy.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Ida Buono/Bunona (the daughter of Tommaso “Thomas” Buono/Bunona and Anna “Annie” Capalli). Ida was born in Chiusano di San Domenico, Avellino, Campania, Italy. Tommaso was the son of Dominic Buono and Baroness Ernesta (Maria Louisa Ernestina) Flugi d’Aspermont. Annie was the daughter of a man surnamed Capall/Yapelli, and of Countess Juliette Flugi d’Aspermont. Countess Juliette’s father, Officer Francesco Constantin/Costantino Camillo Flugi von Aspermonte, is widely believed to be the biological father of French poet, writer, and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire. D’Aspermont (or Von Aspermonte) is a branch of a noble family with origins in St. Moritz, Grisons, Switzerland, that settled in Italy.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Stanley Anthony Jasalavich (the son of Anthony Joseph Jasalavitch/Jasiulevicius and Antonia Jezukevitch). Stanley was born in New Hampshire, to Lithuanian parents, from Pūčkornės and Merkinė, respectively.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Helene Rita Norenkevich (the daughter of John Norenkevich and Tekla Piarudnia/Piarndnia). John was born in Lithuania, the son of Peter Norenkiewicz and Ursza Karsokeue/Korsak. Tekla was born in Žasliai, Lithuania, the daughter of Tamorzus Piarndnia and Ursza/Ursula Giczerska.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Graziadei –

Obituary of Michael’s father –

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal grandparents, Michael P. Graziadei and Ida Buono/Bunona –

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Officer Francesco Constantin/Costantino Camillo Flugi von Aspermonte (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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Jason Connery

by madman on December 11, 2017

Jason Connery – Target Presents AFI Night At The Movies – Arrivals – ArcLight Theaters – Hollywood, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jason Joseph Connery

Place of Birth: Marylebone, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 11 January, 1963

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, 1/16th Italian

Jason Connery is a British actor and director. He is the son of Scottish actor and producer Sean Connery and Australian actress and author Diane Cilento (Dianne Elizabeth Cilento). Jason’s uncle (father’s brother) is actor Neil Connery. Jason has a son with his former wife, American actress Mia Sara.

Jason’s father has Scottish and Irish ancestry. His mother was of English, 1/8th Italian, and 1/8th Scottish descent.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Connery (the son of Thomas Connery and Jeannie Lawson “Jean” McNab). Thomas was the son of Irish parents, James Connery and Elizabeth McPhillips. Jeannie was the daughter of John McNab and Jeanie Allison.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Euphemia McBain McLean (the daughter of Neil McLean/Maclean and Helen Forbes Ross). Neil was the son of John McLean/Maclean and Euphemia McBain. Helen was the daughter of John Forbes Ross and Mary Reilly, and, aside from Scottish, may have had some Irish ancestry.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was Raphael “Ray” Cilento (born Raphael West Cilento; the son of Raphael Ambrose Cilento and Frances Ellen Elizabeth West). Jason’s grandfather Raphael was an Australian medical practitioner and public health administrator. Jason’s great-grandfather Raphael was the son of Salvatore Cilento/Gellento, who was born in Seiano, Campania, Italy, and was the first Neapolitan to settle in South Australia; and of Elizabeth Watson, who was born in Maxwelltown, Scotland. Jason’s great-grandmother Frances was the daughter of William West and Frances Joiner.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis Cilento (born Phyllis Dorothy McGlew; the daughter of Charles Thomas McGlew and Alice Lane Walker). Phyllis was an Australian medical practitioner and medical journalist. Charles was an Australian merchant and exporter, who was the first to export barley from Australia. Charles was the son of Cornelius Stanley McGlew/Mackglew, who was evidently born in England, and was a notable mining surveyor and inventor, and of Eleanor Ann Davies. Jason’s great-grandmother Alice was the daughter of Henry Walker, who was born in London, England, and of Susan Bond.

Sources: Genealogy of Jason Connery –

Family history of Jason’s father –

Genealogies of Jason’s mother –

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Lee Iacocca

by andrew on December 3, 2017

Lee Iacocca – “To Protect and Serve” an Evening of Entertainment and Inspiration – Arrivals – Century Plaza Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Lido Anthony Iacocca

Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 15, 1924

Ethnicity: Italian

Lee Iacocca is an American automobile executive. He was President and CEO of Chrysler, from 1978, and additionally chairman, from 1979 to 1992.

Lee is the son of Italian parents, Antonietta/Antonetta (Perrotta) and Nicola Iacocca, from San Marco dei Cavoti, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy. They operated a restaurant, Yocco’s Hot Dogs. His father immigrated to U.S. at twelve years old. Nineteen years later, he returned to his hometown in Italy and married Lee’s mother, a local woman.

Lee was married to Mary McCleary, until her death. The couple had two children.

Lee’s paternal grandmother was named Rose.

Lee’s maternal grandparents were Giuseppe Perrotta and Assunta.

In his 2007 book Where Have All the Leaders Gone, Lee described how he considered running for President of the United States in 1988.

Sources: Genealogy of Lee Iacocca (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Lee’s mother –

Information about Provincia di Benevento’s honorary degree to Lee Iacocca –