Dustin Pedroia

Major League Baseball All Star Game Red Carpet Parade - July 15, 2008

Pedroia in 2008, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Dustin Luis Pedroia

Place of Birth: Woodland, Yolo, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 17, 1983

Ethnicity: Spanish (maternal grandmother), Swiss-Italian (great-grandfather), Portuguese, French-Canadian, English, Mexican

Dustin Pedroia is an American professional baseball player. A second baseman, he played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Boston Red Sox, from 2006 to 2019. He has been nicknamed “Pedey,” “the Laser Show,” and “the Muddy Chicken.”

His mother, Debbie, played college tennis. His parents ran a tire shop. His brother, Brett Pedroia, also played college baseball. His uncle (mother’s brother) is football defensive coordinator Phil Snow. Dustin is married to Kelli, with whom he has three children.

Dustin’s paternal grandfather was Melvin Beau/Raymond Pedroia (the son of Caesar/Cezar John Pedroia and Beatrice Rosella Loranger). Melvin was born in Davis, Yolo, California. Caesar was born in California, the son of Giovanni/John Pedroia and Madelena Marie Bonetti, Swiss parents from Brione sopra Minusio, Ticino, Switzerland, of Swiss-Italian descent. Beatrice was born in California, and had French-Canadian, English, and Mexican ancestry, the daughter of Beaumont Peter Loranger and Margaret Tutt.

Dustin’s paternal grandmother was named Delores Machado. Delores likely has Portuguese ancestry.

Dustin’s maternal grandfather was named Phil Snow.

Dustin’s maternal grandmother was named Isabel Martinez (the daughter of Juan Martinez and Isabel). Dustin’s grandmother Isabel’s parents were Spanish.

Sources: http://ilsestodistretto.blogspot.it

Genealogies of Dustin’s paternal grandfather, Melvin Beau/Raymond Pedroia – http://www.wikitree.com

Obituary of Dustin’s paternal grandfather, Melvin Beau/Raymond Pedroia – http://www.legacy.com

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    the Pedroia family is from Brione sopra Minusio, Ticino, Switzerland. Dustin’s great-grandfather (likely) arrived at Ellis Island in 1911.


  2. andrew says:

    looks like Jason statham lol!

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