Birth Name: Frank James Michael Grande Marchione
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1983
Frankie Grande is an American dancer, musical theater actor and singer, producer, television host, and YouTube personality. He is the older half-brother of singer and actress Ariana Grande.
Frankie is the son of Joan Grande and Vitor Marchione. Marchione is an Italian surname, possibly of Sicilian origin. A picture of Frankie’s parents can be seen here. A picture of Frankie’s half-sister Ariana, with their maternal grandparents, can be seen here.
Frankie’s maternal grandfather was Frank Anthony Grande (the son of Antonio “Anthony” Grande and Filomena/Felmino “Philomena”/”Phyllis” Lavenditti). Frankie’s grandfather Frank was born in New York, to Italian parents. Antonio was born, c. 1900, the son of Raffaela/Raffaele V. Grande (b. 1876) and Sabato/Rose Cardalisca (b. July 1877, in Lanciano, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy), and moved to the U.S. in May 1903. Frankie’s great-grandmother Filomena was the daughter of Francesco Lavenditti/La Venditti and Benedetta Perrotti. Frankie’s grandfather also had roots in Bojano and Gildone, in Campobasso.
Frankie’s maternal grandmother is Marjorie M. Damico (the daughter of John Viovanni Damico/D’Amico and Felomina F. “Minnie” Gigante). Marjorie was born in New York, to Italian parents, with roots in San Fele, Potenza, Basilicata.
History of Frankie’s maternal grandparents, Frank Anthony Grande and Marjorie M. Damico – https://www.youtube.com