Birth Name: Michael John Avenatti
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 16, 1971
*father – Italian
*mother – English, as well as distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Swiss-German, remote Irish and Swedish-Finnish
Michael Avenatti is an American attorney, entrepreneur, race car driver, and convicted felon.
His father is of Italian descent. Michael has said that he speaks some Italian. He was raised in Colorado, Utah, and then Chesterfield, Missouri. His father was a manager for Anheuser-Busch.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was John Avenatti (the son of Agostino Avenatti and Madelena Moietta). John was born in California, to parents from Bosconero, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy. Agostino was the son of Gio Domenico Avenatti and Margherita Grisolio. Madelena was the daughter of Dominico Moietta and Theresa Deleone.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Katherine Poggilo/Dal Poggetto (the daughter of Angelo Poggetto and Carmelina Bobbio). Katherine was born in California, to Italian parents. She had roots in Lucca, Tuscany.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Clarence Woodrow Wilson (the son of John Duke Wilson and Talitha Cumi/D. Howard). John was the son of Thomas Lafayette Wilson and Martha Ellen Ruble/Rubel. Talitha was the daughter of Lazarus/Lazerus Z./Tobe Howard and Damie Bea Ford.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Francis Lula Watkins (the daughter of William Wesley Watkins and Mittie Prince/L. Thrasher). Francis was born in Texas. William was the son of John/D. H. Watkins and Jennie. Mittie was the daughter of Thomas C. Thrasher and Ruthie/Rutha Lula Parker.
Genealogies of Michael’s paternal grandparents, John Avenatti and Katherine Poggilo/Dal Poggetto – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogies of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Clarence Woodrow Wilson and Francis Lula Watkins – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Clarence Woodrow Wilson – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Michael’s maternal great-grandmother, Talitha Cumi/D. Howard – https://wc.rootsweb.com