Victor Buono

by bablah on May 28, 2017

Birth Name: Victor Charles Buono

Date of Birth: February 3, 1938

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States.

Date of Death: January 1, 1982

Place of Death: Apple Valley, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Italian, German, Irish

Victor Buono was an American actor and comic. He was the son of Myrtle Belle (Keller) and Victor Francis Buono.

Victor’s paternal grandparents were Frank Buono and Rose Baroni. Frank and Rose were Italian immigrants.

Victor’s maternal grandparents were Carl Joseph Keller (the son of Wilhelm Keller and Maria Kaulbausen) and Myrtle Bell Glass (the daughter of Chester Kneer Glass and Mary Jane/Marne Lillis). Carl was a German emigrant, from Aachen. Myrtle was a Canadian immigrant, of Irish descent.

Sources: Birth record of Victor’s father –

Victor’s father, Victor Francis Buono, on the 1920 U.S. census –

Victor’s mother, Myrtle Belle Keller, on the 1920 U.S. census –

Marriage record of Victor’s maternal grandparents, Carl Joseph Keller and Myrtle Bell Glass –

Birth record of Victor’s maternal grandmother, Myrtle Bell Glass –


Steve Higgins

by stlucas on May 27, 2017

Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1963

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

Steve Higgins is an American writer, producer, actor, and comedian.

Steve is the son of Marian (Coppola) and Harold Richard Higgins. Among Steve’s siblings are actors/producers David Anthony Higgins and Alan J. Higgins.

Steve’s father had English, French, and German ancestry. Steve’s mother was of Italian descent.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Tyler Joel Higgins (the son of Tyler Joseph Higgins and Sarah/Sadie Ann Bigelow). Tyler was the son of Joel Mansfield Higgins and Nancy Phillips. Sarah was the daughter of Alph Bigelow and Martha Ratcliffe.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was Vera Lillian Nabb (the daughter of Amasa Perry Nabb and Almeda Louise “Meda” Dubert/Dubbert). Amasa was the son of Perry T. Nabb and Mary Polly Welch.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Eugene M. Coppola (the son of Giuseppe Coppola and Caterine/Catharina Spino). Eugene was Italian.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Emma V. Ortale (the daughter of Antonio Ortale and Maria Decicco). Emma was Italian.

Sources: Birth record of Steve’s father, Harold Richard Higgins –

Marriage record of Steve’s paternal grandparents, Tyler Joel Higgins and Vera Lillian Nabb –

Obituary of Steve’s mother, Marian (Coppola) Higgins –

Marriage record of Steve’s maternal grandparents, Eugene M. Coppola and Emma V. Ortale –

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Mario Batali

by madman on May 27, 2017

Birth Name: Mario Francesco Batali

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 19, 1960

*Italian (father)
*French-Canadian, English (mother)

Mario Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. He is the son of Marilyn (LaFramboise) and Armandino Batali.

Mario’s paternal grandparents were Armando J. Batali (the son of Sebastian Batali and Maria Isola) and Leonetta F. Merlino (the daughter of Angelo Sabatino Merlino and Antoinetta Elisabetha Mascitelli).

Mario’s maternal grandparents were Leon Louis LaFramboise (the son of Antoine LaFramboise and Genevieve “Eugenie” Labissoniere) and Mary Hannah Hardman (the daughter of Richard Hardman and Elizabeth Critchley).

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Roxane Mesquida

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Marseille, France

Date of Birth: October 1, 1981

*Italian (father)
*Spanish, French (mother)

Roxane Mesquida is a French actress and model. Roxane was born in Marseille, and raised in Le Pradet, France.

Roxane’s biological father, whom she met for the first time at the age of twenty, was Italian.

Roxane’s mother is writer Françoise “Fanny” Mesquida. Françoise is a Pied-Noir Algerian, of French and Spanish descent. People of French and other European ancestry who lived in French North Africa were known as Pieds-Noirs (literally Black Feet).

Roxane’s maternal grandparents were Alfred Mesquida and Jeannine Gaudriau/Gautriau.


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Mary-Kate Olsen

by follers on May 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 13, 1986

Ethnicity: Norwegian, English, German, 1/8th Italian, distant French

Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress, businessperson, fashion designer, producer, author, and equestrian.

She is the daughter of Jarnette “Jarnie” (Jones) and David “Dave” Olsen. Actresses Ashley Olsen (Ashley Fuller Olsen) and Elizabeth Olsen (Elizabeth Chase Olsen) are her sisters. Mary-Kate and Ashley, who are twins, have appeared in television and films since infancy. Since then, they have appeared in television programs, films, interviews, as well as commercial endorsements. Although they are virtually identical in appearance, they are genetically different fraternal twins.

Mary-Kate is married to French banker Olivier Sarkozy. Olivier is the half-brother of French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

Mary-Kate’s maternal grandfather was likely Daniel David Jones (the son of Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Rose Marie Sisto). Mary-Kate’s likely great-grandfather Daniel was the son of Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Augusta Sophia Manshardt, who was born in Ohio, to German parents. Rose was born in California, to Italian parents, Donato F. Maria Sisto, Sr., who was born in Ruvo del Monte, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicata, and Celeste Lucia Rubino, who was also born in Potenza.

Mary-Kate’s maternal grandmother is Mary R. Fuller.

Sources: Genealogy of Mary-Kate Olsen (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Likely Mary-Kate’s maternal great-grandfather, Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Likely Mary-Kate’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Marie Sisto, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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