Andrew Cuomo

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Cuomo in 2004, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Andrew Mark Cuomo

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

Date of Birth: December 6, 1957

Ethnicity: Italian [Campanian, Sicilian]

Andrew Cuomo is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as Governor of New York, since January 1, 2011, and Vice Chair of National Governors Association, since July 26, 2019. He was previously United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from January 29, 1997 to January 20, 2001, and Attorney General of New York, from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2011.

Andrew is the son of Matilda (Raffa) and Mario Cuomo, himself a Governor of New York, from January 1, 1983 to December 31, 1994. His brother is journalist Chris Cuomo. Andrew has three children with his former wife, human rights activist and writer Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Ethel (Skakel) and politician Robert F. Kennedy.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was Andrea Cuomo (the son of Donato Cuomo and Maria D’Elia). Andrew’s grandfather Andrea was born in New York, to parents from Nocera Superiore, Salerno, Italy.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother was named Immaculata Giordano/Giardano. Immaculata was born in Tramonti, Salerno, Italy.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was named Carmelo/Charles Raffa (the son of Francesco “Frank” Raffa). Carmelo was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Messina, Sicily, Italy.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Gitto. Mary was Italian.

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27 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    You’re right @Andrew I am half Norwegian and half Irish. To answer your question a lot of my friends are Jewish and I find their ethnic heritage fascinating. But I really believe Governor Cuomo is more likely to have Jewish ancestry than Irish or Norwegian.

  2. bearboy says:

    On the topic of melungeon it is very possible Andrew Cuomo has some Sub-Saharan African DNA. I read that many Sicilian Jews were forced to convert or leave as well as the Sephardic Jews in 1492 so Jewish ancestry is possibility as well going that far back.

  3. phaedra says:

    He looks Egyptian. Even Ben Kingsley looks more European than him.

  4. ashash says:

    He has a fro.

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