Aaron Bruno


Photo by Daniel Locke/PR Photos

Birth Name: Aaron Richard Bruno

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 11, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian), English, possibly other

Aaron Bruno is an American musician. He is known as the lead singer of band Awolnation. He is a former member of bands Under the Influence of Giants and Home Town Hero.

Aaron’s paternal grandfather was Vincent R. Bruno (the son of Anthony Bruno and Clara Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti). Vincent’s parents were Italian immigrants. 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, Italy.

Aaron’s paternal grandmother was Domenica Mae Tuso (the daughter of Joseph Tuso and Jennie Masi). Joseph was from Caccamo, Sicily. Jennie was from Villafrati, Sicily.

Sources: Marriage record of Aaron’s paternal grandparents, Vincent R. Bruno and Domenica Mae 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 Tuso, on the 1920 U.S Census – https://familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    http://www.treesprout.com/bartel/bruno-lopresti.html

    Anthony/Anthony Bruno was born in Sant’Agata (in Sicily or Calabria), to Joseph Bruno.

    Clara Lo Presti’s parents were born in Stagita, Italy. This place name does not exist (it could be “Segesta”)

    • bablah says:

      Stagita could also be Sant’Agata (if it was spelled as St. Agata, it could easily be mistranscribed).
      I actually came across Sant Agata in my research, but couldn’t be sure if it was right, so I omitted it from the article.

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