Dustin Pedroia

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

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. He is a second baseman, with the Boston Red Sox, of Major League Baseball (MLB). 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 Raymond Pedroia (the son of Caesar John Pedroia and Beatrice Rosella Loranger). 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 born with the surname Machado. She likely has Portuguese ancestry.

Dustin’s maternal grandparents are Phil Snow and Isabel Martinez (the daughter of Juan Martinez and Isabel). Dustin’s great-grandparents Juan and Isabel were Spanish.

Sources: http://ilsestodistretto.blogspot.it

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

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

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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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