Kyler Pettis

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Birth Name: Kyler Mackenzie Pettis

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 16, 1992

*African-American (father)
*Italian, Irish, English, Scottish (mother)

Kyler Pettis is an American actor.

Kyler is the son of Margaret “Peggy” L. (Difilippo) and baseball player and coach Gary Pettis (born Gary George Pettis). Kyler’s father is African-American. Kyler’s mother has Italian, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Among Kyler’s siblings is football player Dante Pettis. Among Kyler’s cousins is football player Austin Pettis.

Kyler’s paternal grandparents’ surnames are Pettis and Ellison.

Kyler’s maternal grandfather was Sam John Difilippo (the son of Domenico Difilippo and Agnes/Agnese Cimmarusti/Gemarusta). Domenico was born in Bari, Italy, to a mother surnamed Luperulo. Agnes was also Italian.

Kyler’s maternal grandmother was Muriel Ann Clark (the daughter of William Conway Clark and Isabel/Isabelle Helen Hyslop/Hislop). Muriel was born in Minnesota. William was born in Illinois, the son of Isaac J. Clark and Katie Plunkett. Isabel was the daughter of Walter Hislop, whose father was Scottish, and Abbie/Abbe L. Sample, whose parents were Canadian.

Sources: Birth record of Kyler Pettis –

Birth record of Kyler’s father –

Birth record of Kyler’s mother –

Record of Kyler’s maternal grandparents, Sam John Difilippo and Muriel Ann Clark –

Obituary of Kyler’s maternal stepgrandmother, Judith Ann “Judy” (Doyle) Difilippo –

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Frankie Jonas

by follers on June 22, 2018

Frankie Jonas – 2011 Five-Star PR Holiday Party – Arrivals – Rubix Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA -Photo Credit: Robert Delgadillo / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: September 28, 2000

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian

Frankie Jonas is an American actor. He is the brother of singers and actors Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas, who make up the band The Jonas Brothers.

Frankie’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Frankie’s mother, Denise (Miller), who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, Italian/Sicilian, and French-Canadian ancestry.

The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Frankie is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Frankie descends from the same Jonas line.

It is not publicly known who Frankie’s biological paternal grandfather is.

Frankie’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilla/Cecilia Paulette Jonas (the daughter of Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May/Mae Fox). Cecilia was born in North Carolina. Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee/Leigh Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan/Walter Henry Fox and Elizabeth/Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the Jonas line, Frankie is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.

Frankie’s maternal grandfather was named Gerald “Jerry” Miller.

Frankie’s maternal grandmother is Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo “Frank” Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, the son of Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were of Italian descent, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Mary/Rose Ducharme, who were of French-Canadian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Frankie Jonas –

Information on Frankie’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas –

Genealogy of Frankie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Frankie’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas –

Family history of Frankie’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia –


Trishelle Cannatella

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Trishelle Cannatella – Svedka Vodka’s “The Future of Reality TV” – Arrivals – Lexington Social House – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trishelle Elaine Cannatella

Place of Birth: Cut Off, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Cajun/French, as well as one eighth Italian, some English, Irish, and Canary Islander

Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality television personality, model, and actress.

Trishelle is the daughter of Sharon A. (Plaisance) and Andrew “Drew” Cannatella. Trishelle has a sister, Buffy.

Trishelle’s father has Italian, French, Irish, and English roots. Trishelle’s mother was mostly of Cajun/French, along with some English and Canarian Spanish, descent. Her Spanish ancestry can be traced back to Joseph Cevallos/Cevalos, who was born, c. 1785, in the Canary Islands, Spain, the son of Domingo José Cavallos and Rita Elvira Ferron.

Trishelle’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Jerome Cannatella (the son of Joseph Paul Cannatella and Rose Lee Walker). Joseph was the son of Italian parents, Andrew Cannatella and Providence Licari. Rose was the daughter of Leander Logan Walker and Katherine/Catherine E. Colston.

Trishelle’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Mae Orgeron (the daughter of Juan/John Joseph Orgeron and Lillian Marie “Lilia” Kieff/Kiffe). Juan was the son of Joseph Eugene Orgeron and Rosela/Rosella Pauline Williams. Lillian was the daughter of Garres Kiff and Lucie Marie Chouest.

Trishelle’s maternal grandfather was Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. (the son of Horace Able Plaisance and Virginia Ethna Orgeron). Horace was born in Louisiana, the son of Napoleon Migno Plaisance and Françoise Marcelline Allemand. Virginia was the daughter of Paul Jean Orgeron and Augustine Marie Cantrelle.

Trishelle’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Frances Lorraine (the daughter of Arcene Alsindor Lorraine and Antoinette Lorenza Chabert). Arcene was born in Louisiana, the son of William Charles Lorraine, who was English, and of Philomene Marcelline “Melina” Bruce. Antoinette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Sacerdos Chabert and Ernestine Eve Lefort.

Sources: Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandfather, Andrew Jerome Cannatella –

Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae (Orgeron) Cannatella –

Obituary of Trishelle’s mother –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandparents, Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. and Yvonne Frances Lorraine –


Bryan Dattilo

by stlucas on June 18, 2018

Bryan Dattilo – Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Celebrates 45 Years of “Days of Our Lives” – Arrivals – Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre – North Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – 0 – Photo Credit: Tatiana Beller / PR Photos

Birth Name: Bryan Ronald Dattilo

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

Date of Birth: July 29, 1971

*Italian (father)
*Irish, English, German, French (mother)

Bryan Datillo is an American actor.

Bryan is the son of Margaret Anne “Peggy” (Harbour) and Daniel C. “Dan” Dattilo. Among Bryan’s siblings is actress Kristin Dattilo. Bryan has two children.

Bryan has said:

I have more of a temper, and that’s the Italian in me. I just can’t help it. Even when I’m talking and people say, “Why are you yelling?” I say, “I’m not yelling! I’m very adamant about what I’m talking about! THIS is yelling!

Bryan’s maternal grandfather was Ronald Gaston “Ron” Harbour, Jr. (the son of Ronald Gaston Harbour, Sr. and Pearl O. Lowry). Bryan’s great-grandfather Ronald was the son of Shelva Kirtley “Shelby” Harbour and Ida Frances Burdett/Bindith. Pearl was the daughter of James Lowry and Virginia.

Bryan’s maternal grandmother is/was Mary V. O’Connor (the daughter of Francis John “Frank” O’Connor and Alva May Worby). Frank was the son of Thomas O’Connor and Mary Brannan. Alva was the daughter of John Worby, whose parents were from England and Germany, and of Virginia Jane/Jennie Bouley/Boulee.

Source: Birthday announcement of Bryan’s maternal grandmother, Mary V. (O’Connor) Harbour –


Rick Hearst

by stlucas on June 18, 2018

Birth Name: Richard Charles Herbst

Place of Birth: Howard Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 4, 1965

*Italian (mother)

Rick Hearst is an American actor.

Rick is the son of Anna/Ann Carmela (Follo) Polin and Charles Herbst. Rick’s mother was born in Italy. Rick is married to Donna Smoot, with whom he has two children.

Rick’s maternal grandparents were Arturo Follo and Josephine.

Source: Marriage record of Rick’s mother and stepfather –

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