Brent Rivera

LOS ANGELES – APR 29: Rivera at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, kathclick/

Birth Name: Brent Austin Rivera

Place of Birth: Huntington Beach, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 9, 1998

*father – Mexican
*mother – three quarters Italian [including Sicilian], one quarter English

Brent Rivera is an internet personality and actor. He is known for his Vines and YouTube channel Brent Rivera. He has starred in the film Alexander IRL and on the show Light as a Feather.

His father is a firefighter and his mother is a teacher. He is the brother of YouTubers Alexa “Lexi” Rivera and Brice Rivera.

Brent’s maternal grandfather was Robert Joseph “Bob” Paternoster (the son of Joseph Carlo Albert Paternoster, Jr. and Beverly Margerum Rutter). Bob was born in Trenton, New Jersey. Albert was born in Trenton, the son of Italian parents, from Basilicata, Giuseppe/Joseph Carlo Albert Paternoster, who was born in Barile, and Angelina Maria Tarangioli, who was born in San Fele. Brent’s great-grandmother Beverly was born in Trenton, the daughter of Frederick/Fredrick John Rutter, who was born in Staffordshire, England, and of Adelia Skillman Margerum, who was from Lambertville, New Jersey.

Brent’s maternal grandmother is the daughter of Samuel “Tut” Petranto and Blanche Lena Femiano. Tut was born in Yatesboro, Pennsylvania, to Sicilian Italian parents, Rosario “Russell” Petranto and Maria/Mary Zingarella/Zingarello, who were from San Cataldo, Caltanissetta. Brent’s great-grandmother Blanche was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, Pasquale Femiano and Adelina Brenda/Brenta Russo, who were born in Naples, Campania.

Sources: Genealogy of Brent’s paternal grandfather, Robert Joseph “Bob” Paternoster –

Obituary of Brent’s paternal grandfather, Robert Joseph “Bob” Paternoster –

Obituary of Brent’s paternal great-grandfather, Samuel “Tut” Petranto –

Death record of Brent’s paternal great-grandfather, Samuel “Tut” Petranto –

Genealogy of Brent’s maternal grandmother (through her sister) –

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