Birth Name: Michael Steven Bublé
Place of Birth: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: 9 September, 1975
Ethnicity: Italian, some Croatian
Michael Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He also became an Italian citizen in 2005. Michael has won several awards, including two Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the U.K. He found worldwide commercial success with his 2005 album It’s Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible was bigger. Michael is married to Argentinian actress and model Luisana Lopilato, with whom he has two children.
Michael is the son of Amber (Santaga) and Lewis Bublé. His parents are of Italian descent. His father also had Croatian ancestry, from Mali Lošinj.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Frank Anthony Bublé (the son of Michele/Mitchell/Michael Bublé and Olga Anna Maria Gallovich/Gallowich). Frank was from Istria (now part of Croatia), to parents who were born in Lussinpiccolo/Mali Lošinj. Michael’s great-grandfather Michael was the son of Frank Bublé and Maria Radoslovich/Radorlovich. Olga was the daughter of Antonio/Antony Gallovich/Gallowich and Maria Marsslin/Manolino.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was named Nancy. Nancy was of Italian descent.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Demetrio/Mitch/Midge Santagà (the son of Ines Morotto and Gino Santaga). Demetrio was from Preganziol, Province of Treviso, Veneto, Italy.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Yolanda/Iolanda Teresa Moscone (the daughter of Teodoro Moscone and Maria “Marietta” Celli). Yolanda was from Carrufo, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.
Michael has said:
A huge part of my childhood was devoted to my grandparents. They played as big a role in my life as my mother and father, which is fairly typical of Italian immigrant families. My grandparents are second-generation Italians, descending on my mother’s side from a town outside Pescara, on the east coast of Italy. My grandpa Mitch Santaga’s family came to work in the mines in Alberta, where he grew up as a farm boy in a tiny town called Saunders. My dad’s father Frank was born in Vancouver, and his side of the family is from Dalmatia, originally Italian territory that became part of Yugoslavia after the Second World War. On that side of the family, some say we’re Yugoslavian, others that we’re Italian. Both my grandmothers are of Italian descent as well, but were born in Vancouver… As for speaking Italian, I know some words and phrases, but I’m not fluent. My grandparents, as second-generation Italians, are more Italian than the Italians in Italy. Because they left the old country so long ago, they have preserved the old ways and traditions, and passed them down to us. That’s why we share a love of music, food and family.
Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Frank Anthony Bublé – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael/Mitchell Bublé and Olga Anna Maria Gallowich – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Michael’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maria (Radoslovich/Radorlovich) Bublé – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Olga Anna Maria (Gallovich/Gallowich) Bublé – https://familysearch.org