Jack Griffo

Griffo in 2016, photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

Birth Name: Jack Davis Griffo

Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 11, 1996

Ethnicity: English, one eighth Italian [including Sicilian], one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, one eighth Greek, some German, Irish, and Scottish

Jack Griffo is an American actor. He has starred on the shows The Thundermans and Alexa & Katie, and in the films Sound of My Voice, Jinxed, Splitting Adam, The 2nd, Butter, and, in voice-over, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons.

Jack’s paternal grandfather was Frank Savious Griffo, Jr. (the son of Frank Savious Griffo, Sr. and Martha Strange). Jack’s grandfather Frank was born in Jefferson, Kentucky. Jack’s great-grandfather Frank was born in Tennessee, to a father from Sicily, Italy, Vincent Griffo, and a mother from Kentucky, Mary Repetto, whose own parents, Bartholomew Repetto and Amelia Gatto, were from Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Jack’s great-grandmother Martha was the daughter of James Strange and Martha.

Jack’s paternal grandmother was Mary Janet Dolson (the daughter of Oscar H. Dolson and Mary S. Brown). Jack’s grandmother Mary was born in Kentucky. Oscar was the son of John H. Dolson and Annie/Anna B. Pfeiffer. Jack’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of James W. Mckenzie and Catherine.

Jack’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Wayne Palatini (the son of Samuel Fox/Fuchsbalg and Mildred Parthania Trueblood). Thomas was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He took on the surname of his step-father, Joseph Oswald Palatini. Jack’s biological great-grandfather Samuel Fox was born in New York, the son of Adolph Fuchsbalg and Amalia Markowitz/Markowics, who were Jewish emigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Jack’s great-grandmother Mildred was born in North Carolina, the daughter of James Walter Trueblood and Emma Leah Parrish.

Jack’s maternal grandmother was Carol Anne/Ann Sharp (the daughter of Edward Donald Sharp and Marie Louise Levidy). Carol was born in Brooklyn, New York. Edward was the son of Edward Monday Sharp, whose parents, Lafayette Sharp and Amelia Francis Favor, were of Colonial American [English] descent; and of Catherine Little/Stoller, whose own parents were Irish. Jack’s great-grandmother Marie Louise was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of Greek parents, Spiros S. Levidy, who was from Sparta, and Jennie Arhakos.

Sources: Genealogies and obituaries of Jack’s paternal grandparents, Frank Savious Griffo, Jr. and Mary Janet (Dolson) Griffo – http://www.findagrave.com

Jack’s paternal great-grandfather, Oscar H. Dolson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jack’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Wayne Palatini – https://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Samuel Fox/Fuchsbalg – https://www.familysearch.org

Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Samuel Fox/Fuchsbalg, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jack’s maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Parthania Trueblood – https://www.familysearch.org

Jack’s maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Parthania Trueblood, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jack’s maternal grandmother, Carol Anne/Ann (Sharp) Palatini – https://www.tributearchive.com

Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward Donald Sharp, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Jack’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Edward Monday Sharp – https://www.familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Jack Griffo is Sicilian and German descent. 2nd-great paternal grandfather Vincent Griffo was born in 1852 in Sicily, Italy.
    Oscar H. Dolson (1904) Kentucky (who is listed) mother was Anna B. (Pfeiffer) (1882) Kentucky. She was the daughter of Jacob Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Albert. Anna was the daughter of German parents George Pfeiffer (1822) and Doris Kessler. This makes Jack at least 1/32nd German.

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