Birth Name: Andrew Grammer
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 3, 1983
Ethnicity: English, one quarter Italian [Sicilian, Calabrian], Swedish, German, Dutch, Irish, more distant French and Scottish
Andy Grammer is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the son of Kathryn and Red Grammer (Robert Crane Grammer), a musician. Andy is married to singer and songwriter Aijia Guttman, with whom he has two children. He is a member of the Bahá’í Faith.
Andy is a third cousin of actor and entertainer Kelsey Grammer, and a third cousin, once removed, of Kelsey’s daughter, actress and beauty queen Greer Grammer. Andy and Kelsey share paternal great-great-grandparents.
Andy’s paternal grandfather was Allen Halstead Grammer (the son of Allen Luther Grammer and Malvina Augusta Halstead). Andy’s grandfather Allen was born in Pennsylvania, and had deep roots in the U.S. Allen’s great-grandfather was the son of Allen Jefferson Grammer and Clara Frances Brinkerhoff. Malvina was the daughter of Charles DeWitt Halstead and Fanny Isabella Barrett.
Andy’s paternal grandmother was Katharine Jane Krom (the daughter of Charles Sahler Krom and Katharine Leona Banks). Andy’s grandmother Katharine was born in New York City, New York, and had deep roots in the U.S. Charles was the son of John Burns Krom and Elizabeth Rose LeFever. Andy’s great-grandmother Katharine was the daughter of William Allen Banks and Rebecca Jennie Crane.
Andy’s maternal grandfather was David John Willoughby (the son of Rosser/Ross Albert Willoughby and Helen Pauline Swanson). David was born in Chicago, Illinois. Ross was the son of David Madison Willoughby, who had partly deep roots in the U.S., and of Ellen Hanrahan, whose parents were likely Irish. Andy’s great-grandmother Helen was born in Chicago, to Swedish parents, John Swanson and Wilhelmina M. “Minnie” Paulson.
Andy’s maternal grandmother was Florence Victoria Landise (the daughter of Thomas Humbert Landise and Victoria Louise Carvelli). Florence was born in Cook, Illinois. Thomas was the son of Italian emigrants, from Palermo, Sicily, Ciro Charles Landise and Frances Castrogiovanni, from Villafrati. Victoria was the daughter of Italian emigrants, from Calabria, Leonardo Carvelli, from Cosenza, and Gelsomina “Jessie” Fragale, from Catanzaro.
Sources: Andy’s maternal grandfather, David John Willoughby, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of maternal grandfather, David John Willoughby – https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net