Andrew Benintendi

Birth Name: Andrew Sebastian Benintendi

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 6, 1994

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian, English, other

Andrew Benintendi is an American professional baseball player. He is an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

Andrew is the son of Jill and Christopher Benintendi.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was Robert Sebastian Benintendi (the son of Frank Benintendi and Nivia Pauline La Greco). Robert was born in New York, to Italian parents, his father in Catania, Sicily, and his mother also in Sicily.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Donald Howard Brookbank (the son of Frank Raymond “Ray” Brookbank and Rosa Lena Jones). Donald was born in Ohio. Frank was the son of Franklin Brookbank and Margaret Faul. Rosa was the daughter of Thomas Marshall Jones and Sarah Manda Thackston.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother is named Doris Jones.


3 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    Additional family information: maternal grandfather was Donald Brookbank, source =
    I think Andrew’s maternal grandmother was Doris Brookbank but I could be wrong.

    • jackson9 says:

      Andrew Benintendi’s maternal grandparents are/were Donald Howard Brookbank (1934-2018) and Doris (Jones) Brookbank. Donald’s parents were Frank Raymond Brookbank (the son of Franklin Brookbank and Margaret Faul) and Rosa Lena Jones (the daughter of Thomas Marshall Jones and Sarah Manda Thackston. With that being noted I was wrong. I thought he was of German ancestry on his mother’s side, it appears mainly English ancestry if not entirely English. Here is the obituary of Andrew Benintendi’s maternal grandfather:

      • jackson9 says:

        Andrew Benintendi’s paternal grandparents are Robert Sebastian Benintendi and Sally J. Benintendi. Robert, who is a Brooklyn native was the son of Frank Benintendi and Nivia Pauline La Greco. Frank was born around 1892-1893 in Catania, Sicilia, Italy and Nivia was born around 1905 also in Sicily, Italy. Here is a link talking about Andrew’s paternal grandfather Robert:
        Note: some sources say Andrew Benintendi’s paternal grandfather was born in Italy. That is false. His great-grandparent’s were the Italian immigrants.

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