Birth Name: Jorma Christopher Taccone
Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 19, 1977
*father – Italian, Puerto Rican
*mother – Swedish, as well as Scottish, German, English, Irish, distant Dutch
Jorma is married to writer, director, and actress Marielle Heller, with whom he has a son. Marielle is the sister of comedian and actress Emily Heller.
Jorma is the son of Sue Ellen Ehnebuske and Tony Taccone (born Anthony Taccone), a theatre director.
Jorma’s father is of half Italian and half Puerto Rican descent. Jorma’s maternal grandfather was the son of Swedish immigrants, and had Swedish, along with some German and Scottish, ancestry. Jorma’s maternal grandmother had English, Scottish, German, distant Dutch, and likely Irish, ancestry.
Jorma’s paternal grandfather is named Frank Tacconi/Taccone (the son of Antonio/Antonino Tacconi/Taccone and Pauline). Frank was born in New York, to Italian parents. Antonio was born in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte, Calabria, the son of Pasquale Taccone.
Jorma’s paternal grandmother is named Sybil Ramirez (the daughter of Fred Ramirez and Amalia). Sybil was born in New York, to Puerto Rican parents. Amalia was the daughter of Antonio Ramirez.
Jorma’s maternal grandfather was Lars Gustav Ehnebuske (the son of Gustav/Gustaf Arvid Ehnebuske and Agnes Elly von Platen). Lars was born in New York, to Swedish parents. Jorma’s great-grandfather Gustav was born in Vislanda, Sweden, the son of Oscar Ehnebuske and Augusta Bergelin. Agnes was the daughter of Gustaf Gösta von Platen, who was born in Stockholm, Sweden, of German, Scottish, and Swedish descent, and of Agnes Wessel, who was born in either Västerås or Nydala, Sweden.
Jorma’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie B. Rittenhouse (the daughter of Robert Allen Rittenhouse and Annabelle “Belle” Beaverson). Marjorie was born in New Jersey. Robert was the son of William Penn Rittenhouse and Helen/Ellen Elizabeth “Nell” Hogan. Annabelle was the daughter of George Beaverson and Georgina Hamilton Young. Georgina was Scottish.
Sources: Jorma’s father’s ancestry – http://www.sfgate.com
Marriage record of Jorma’s paternal grandparents, Frank Tacconi/Taccone and Sybil Ramirez – https://familysearch.org
Jorma’s paternal grandfather, Frank Tacconi/Taccone, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jorma’s paternal grandmother, Sybil Ramirez, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jorma’s maternal grandfather, Lars Gustav Ehnebuske, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jorma’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie B. Rittenhouse, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jorma’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Allen Rittenhouse – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Jorma’s maternal fifth great-grandmother, Sarah Emmons – https://familysearch.org