Michael Bublé

Bublé in 2010, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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 Michael/Mitchell Bublé and Olga Anna Maria Gallovich/Gallowich). Frank was from Istria (now part of Croatia). 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.

Sources: http://www.santantonio.org

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


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21 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:


    after all the years reading here and on wikipedia and on so called reliable sources that he is of british, irish, french and german descent

    and im here and reading ITALIAN+CROATIAN

  2. Fatmonkey says:

    I’m persistently not convinced that Bublé is an Italian surname, especially with the accent thing at the end. Maybe some part of the Bublé family lore Michael hasn’t been told of indicates that they originally lived somewhere else rather than Italy. More likely, his ancestors were French Huguenots of whom current members of the Bublé family have no preserved records, as Huguenot migrations occurred centuries ago, and most Italians, unlike U.S. Americans, don’t tend to have very vast documents regarding their genealogy.

    And, while I may be wrong on there, old Catholic families in Dalmatia, their surnames ending with -ich, originate not only from Croats but Catholic/ “Croatized” Serbian colonists, as well. The “Radoslavich”, for example, were an old Serbian noble family stationed near Zagreb.

    • bablah says:

      Aj ne prdi, matere ti.
      Radoslović je jedino prezime koje je stvarno iz Malog Lošinja od svih prezimena sa te strane.

      • Fatmonkey says:

        Pišem o porodici sličnog prezimena (jesu li nekako povezani, nemam pojma) Radoslavićima koji se vode kao srpska porodica i koji su živeli “oko Zagreba i Križevaca, a naročito u Turopolju” (izvor: Radoslav M. Grujić, “Glasnik srpskog geografskog društva”)


        Opušteno, jugoslovenski brate, Amere svakako boli kurac za nas . Znam da ih boli za moje Srbe, ne znam kakve ste vi sreće, ne puno veće, pretpostavljam…

        • bablah says:

          Pošto pripadamo istom narodu da ti objasnim da se genealogija ne radi po fazonu “možda je, možda nije”. Na vjenčanom listu njegovih prababe i pradjeda piše gdje su rođeni, e sad što jedino to jedno prezime je ustvari iz tog grada, to tek treba provjeriti kako i zašto, ali što se mene tiče njegov djed je hrvat, jer sve ukazuje na to, od prezimena do mjesta rođenja.

  3. alexgxo says:

    Always thought he was French..
    He has this French look/maybe northern Italian look.

    • neiltennant says:

      Buble is a french name

      and he does not look like an italian


      a lot of groups invaded ITALY

      I KNOW a lot of white blue eyed sicilians

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