Birth Name: Charles Peckham Day
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 9, 1976
*father – Italian, Irish
*mother – English, along with remote Welsh, French, Irish, and Scottish
Charlie Day is an American actor, writer, producer and podcaster. His roles include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the films Horrible Bosses, Pacific Rim, The Lego Movie, Vacation, The Hollars, Fist Fight, and I Want You Back, among other works.
He was raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His mother, Mary, was a piano teacher at The Pennfield School, and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, was a professor of music history at Salve Regina University. Charlie is married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis, with whom he has a son.
Charlie’s family’s surname was changed from Del Giorno to Day before his father was born. Charlie’s father is of Italian and Irish ancestry. Charlie’s mother is of mostly English ancestry, with remote Irish, Welsh, French, and Scottish, roots. Many or most lines of her family have lived in the United States since the 1600s, largely in New England. Through his mother, Charlie is a Mayflower descendant.
Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Gabriel John Del Giorno/Day (the son of Armando/Armanto “Edward” Del Giorno and Margaret/Margarita Mirra). Gabriel was born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. He was killed in a B-17 crash in Baltimore. Edward was born in Campania, Italy. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, Antonino Mirra, who was from Salerno, Campania, and Consiglia Busillo. At some point, the family’s surname was changed from Del Giorno to Day.
Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Anna E. O’Neill (the daughter of Charles Joseph O’Neill and Irene Mary C. Maloney). Anna was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, Mathew/Matthew O’Neill and Susan Muldoon, who was from Cookstown, County Tyrone. Irene was also born in Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents, Thomas Maloney, from Ballymore, and Mary A. Gill.
Charlie’s maternal grandfather was Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham (the son of Reuben Wallace Peckham and Adelaide Maria Greenman). Lawton was born in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island, and had deep roots in the state. Reuben was the son of Elisha Clarke/Clark Peckham and Ardelia Peckham. Adelaide was the daughter of John Alonzo Greenman and Ida Lilla Bradley, whose father was English.
Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Katharine Hartwell Austin (the daughter of Roswell Mears Austin and Katharine/Katherine Mussey Sewall/Sewell). Charlie’s grandmother Katharine was born in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont. Roswell was born in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, the son of Chauncey Goodrich Austin and Anne Mathilda/Matilda Robinson. Charlie’s great-grandmother Katharine was born in Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, the daughter of The Rev. John Ladd Sewall/Sewell and Katharine/Catherine/Katherine Mussey Hartwell.
Sources: Genealogy of Charlie Day – https://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Gabriel John Day (Gabriel J. Del Giorno) – http://www.findagrave.com
Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Gabriel John Day, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Charlie’s paternal grandmother, Anna E. O’Neill, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Charlie Day (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Katharine Hartwell Austin (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s maternal great-grandfather, Roswell Mears Austin (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, Katharine/Catherine/Katherine Mussey Hartwell (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Antonino Mirra was born in Salerno, Campania, Italy
Charlie Day has Scottish and French ancestors. Pierre Tourgee, Père was born in France in 1665, Charlie’s 8th great-grandfather. George Robinson Sr. was born in Scotland 1626-1699, also Charlie’s 8th great-grandfather.
btw his Italian ancestry come from Naples.
how many Euro immigrants surnames were anglicized ?
I very, very, rarely see people descended from Italians who changed their surnames in the U.S. Penny Marshall and Garry Marshall come to mind, though. But most Italians never changed their surnames. That is why I was surprised to stumble onto the fact that Day is a quarter Italian.
I was talking in general, not about Italians. I know Kowalski became Smith, Braun-Brown, Muller-Miller and many others
Other ethnic groups had different name change habits at different times than 20th century Italians.
It’s not so much the look, he just feels similar to Baruchel.
his hair arent dark brown
In this picture, he reminds me of Dennis Miller. He also often reminds me of Jay Baruchel.
Baruchel face is smaller. Would you believe this guy reminds of Bradley Cooper, same nose, mouth, hair colour from this photo