Birth Name: Christopher Louis Salvatore
Place of Birth: Richboro, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 22, 1985
*father – Italian
*mother – German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Irish
Chris Salvatore is an American actor, singer, songwriter, model, and gay rights activist.
Chris’ paternal grandfather was Frank A. “Hank” Salvatore (the son of Peter/Pietro Salvatore and Domenica/Dominica di Piera). Hank was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.
Chris’ paternal grandmother was Gloria Leggieri (the daughter of Louis Leggieri and Mary N. Labrozzi). Gloria was born in Pennsylvania. Louis was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. Mary was also the daughter of Italian parents, Vitale F. Labrozzi, who was born in San Salvo, Chieti, Abruzzo, and Maria D. D’Aulerio.
Chris’ maternal grandfather was Arthur James Marnien (the son of Sgt. Joseph Leo Marnien and Irene E. Smith). Arthur was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of John Marnien, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary A. Jantz, whose father was German and whose mother was Irish. Irene was the daughter of Irwin Martin Smith and Sarah Elizabeth Kulp, and was at least mostly of German descent.
Chris’ maternal grandmother was Mary T. Ashton (the daughter of James Robert Ashton and Jane “Jennie” Purvis). Mary was born in Pennsylvania. James was the son of Samuel Ashton, an English immigrant, and of Agatha Rechhemmer, who was German. Jane was the daughter of Northern Irish parents, John Purvis, from Arboe, County Tyrone, and Jane Forbes.
Sources: Genealogy of Chris Salvatore – https://www.familysearch.org
Biography of Chris’ paternal grandfather, Frank A. “Hank” Salvatore – https://www.legis.state.pa.us
Obituary of Chris’ paternal grandmother, Gloria (Leggieri) Salvatore – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Chris’ maternal grandmother, Mary T. (Ashton) Marnien – https://www.tributearchive.com