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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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XYLO

by Manila on December 6, 2016

Birth Names: (in birth order)
*Chase Parker Duddy
*Paige Linnell Duddy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Dates of Birth:
*October 1, 1984 (Chase)
*August 8, 1994 (Paige)

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, German, Irish, Italian (Calabrian and Lombard), Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, remote Cornish

XYLO is an American electronic duo, consisting of siblings Chase Duddy (musician) and Paige Duddy (lead vocalist). They are the children of Joleen E. (Porcaro) and Stephen Michael “Steve” Duddy. Their maternal grandfather is jazz drummer Joe Porcaro.

XYLO’s maternal uncles are musicians Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, and Steve Porcaro, all of whom were part of the American rock band Toto.

XYLO’s paternal grandfather is Thomas Peter Duddy, Jr. (the son of Thomas John Duddy and Mary Angela Schmuck). XYLO’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of English immigrants John Doody, later Duddy of Hulme, Lancashire (now part of Manchester) whose parents John Doody and Bridget Murphy were Irish immigrants from Dublin, and of Catherine Rodden, of Durham whose parents John Rodden and Mary Sherden were Irish immigrants. Mary was the daughter of German immigrants Peter Simon Schmuck, of Stegers, Schlochau, West Prussia (present-day Rzeczenica, Człuchów, Gdańsk Pomerania, Poland) and of Mathilda Stolpmann, of Eisenhammer, Schlochau, West Prussia (present-day Żeleźniki, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland).

XYLO’s paternal grandmother is Dorene Catherine Vanscoyoc (the daughter of Roy Thomas Vanscoyoc and Catherine A. Young). Roy was the son of Edward Augustus Vanscoyoc, of Dutch, English, German, and Swiss-German descent, and of Dora I. Houston, of Irish descent. Catherine was the daughter of Scottish immigrant William Young, of Denny, Stirlingshire (now part of Falkirk), and of Julia F. Barrett, of Irish descent.

XYLO’s maternal grandfather is Joe Porcaro (the son of Giuseppe Pocara, later Joseph Thomas Porcaro, and of Concetta Ciccariello). Giuseppe was born in San Luca, Province of Reggio Calabria, Italy, to Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro. Concetta was born in Brianza, Italy, to Domenico Ciccariello and Maria di Nosia.

XYLO’s maternal grandmother is Eileen Frances Linnell (the daughter of Rodney Stewart Linnell and Verona Mary Parker). Rodney was the son of Winslow Warren Linnell and Mariette E. Hall. Verona was the daughter of Benjamin F[ranklin] Parker, whose parents, George Parker and Mary Ann McFadden, were Irish immigrants, and of Canadian immigrant Mary Jane Bryson, later Brayson of Johnville, New Brunswick.

XYLO’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to their third great-grandmother, Mary, who was an Irish immigrant.

Sources: Chase’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Paige’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of XYLO’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of XYLO’s paternal aunt, Lynn Catherine Duddy – https://familysearch.org

XYLO’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Patrick Duddy, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

XYLO’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Doody, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of XYLO’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Duddy – https://familysearch.org

Death record of XYLO’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Catherine (Rodden) Duddy – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of XYLO’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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

Birth record of XYLO’s maternal great-grandfather, Giuseppe Porcara – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

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

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Janelle Olafson

by Manila on November 22, 2016

Birth Name: Janelle Bianes Olafson

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 17, 1989

Ethnicity:
*Icelandic (paternal grandfather)
*Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, as well as remote Cornish, Powhatan Native American, Swedish, and Swiss-French (paternal grandmother)
*Filipino (mother)

Janelle Olafson is a Filipina-American beauty queen and model. Her father, Kristinn Allen “Kris” Olafson, is American. Her mother, Nenita Reyes Bianes, is Filipina.

Janelle’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, Árni Gellisson.

Janelle’s paternal grandfather was Stefan Daniel Murdock Olafson (the son of Hallur Magnússon, later Olafson, and of Þuríður Ingibjörg Breiðfjörð). Hallur was born in Kirkjubæ, Norður-Múlasýsla (now part of Eastern Region), Iceland, the son of Magnús Ólafsson and Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir. Janelle’s great-grandmother Þuríður was the daughter of Icelandic immigrants, Einar Jónsson Breiðfjörð, of Hvammur í Hvammissveit, Dalasýsla (now part of Western Region), and Guðný Jónasdóttir, of Breidabolsstadur a Skogarstrand, Snæfellsnessýsla (now part of Western Region).

Janelle’s paternal grandmother is Laura Belle Walton (the daughter of Lawrence Fredrick Walton and Ethel Lucilla Dare). Lawrence was the son of James William Walton and Lora Hester Chandler. Ethel was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Dare and May Belle Ward.

Janelle’s maternal grandparents were ? Bianes and ? Reyes.

Sources: Family history of Janelle Olafson – http://www.genealogy.com

Janelle’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Janelle Olafson (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Janelle’s paternal grandfather, Stefan Daniel Murdock Olafson, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Janelle’s paternal great-grandfather, Hallur Magnússon, on the 1901 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

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Colin Tilley

by Manila on November 22, 2016

Birth Name: Colin Edward Tilley

Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 27, 1988

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish), Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Welsh, as well as remote Cornish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Colin Tilley is an American music video director, commercial director, and filmmaker. He is the son of Rebecca (Harrison) and Edward Colin Tilley.

Colin’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, William G. Tilley.

Colin’s paternal grandparents are Edward Goebel Tilley (the son of Goebel Edward Tilley and Corene Schoening, also known as Corinne Eleanore Schoening) and Barbara J./T. Colin’s great-grandfather Goebel Edward was the son of Benjamin Franklin Tilley and Rosalee Tucker. Corene was the daughter of Schoening and Ora C. M. B. Dunham.

Colin’s maternal grandparents are Allen Frederick Harrison (the son of Fred Harrison and Florence Gerry Allen) and Irene Orey. Colin’s great-grandfather Fred was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, the son of George Harrison and Ruth Pilkington. Florence was the daughter of Edwin E. Goodwich Allen and Canadian immigrant Charlotte Elizabeth “Lottie” Kenney, of Halton County (now Regional Municipality of Halton), Ontario.

Sources: Birth record of Colin Tilley – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Colin’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Colin’s paternal grandfather, Edward Goebel Tilley, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Colin’s paternal great-grandmother, Corene Schoening – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Birth record of Colin’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Colin’s maternal grandfather, Allen Frederick Harrison, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Clin’s maternal great-grandparents, Fred Harrison and Florence Gerry Allen – https://familysearch.org

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