Birth Name: Aaron Richard Bruno
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 11, 1978
*father – Italian [including Sicilian]
*mother – German, English
Aaron Bruno is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the founder and lead singer of rock band Awolnation. He was also a member of post-grunge band Home Town Hero and indie rock bands Under the Influence of Giants and Insurgence. He is also known as AWOL.
Aaron is married to Erin.
Aaron’s paternal grandfather was Vincent R. Bruno (the son of Anthony Bruno and Clara Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti). Vincent was born in Ohio, to Italian parents. Anthony was born in Sant’Agata, in Sicily or Calabria, the son of Joseph Bruno. Clara was the daughter of Basil Lapresti/Lopresti and Rosolia Carpo, who were from St. Agata.
Aaron’s paternal grandmother was Domenica Mae “Mamie” Tuso (the daughter of Joseph Tuso and Jennie Masi). Domenica was born in Illinois. Joseph was from Caccamo, Sicily. Jennie was from Villafrati, Sicily.
Sources: Marriage record of Aaron’s paternal grandparents, Vincent R. Bruno and Domenica Mae “Mamie” Tuso – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno – http://www.treesprout.com
Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Aaron’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara (Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti) Bruno – https://familysearch.org
Aaron’s paternal grandmother, Domenica Mae “Mamie” Tuso, on the 1920 U.S Census – https://familysearch.org