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 three children.
Michael is the son of Amber (Santaga) and Lewis Bublé. His parents’ families are from Italy. His father 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/Galovic). Frank’s family was from Istria, now part of Croatia. His parents 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 Nancy Percich (the daughter of Louie/Louis Percich and Eda Jane Cosulich). Eda was the daughter of Antonio Pietro Cosulich, from Lussinpiccolo, Istria, and of Cattarina Petronilla Gloria Poserina, from Mali Lošinj, Primorje-Gorski Kotar.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Demetrio/Mitch/Midge Santagà (the son of Gino Santaga and Ines Morotto). Demetrio’s family 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’s family was from Carrufo, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.
Michael has said:
my grandparents… 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… I know some words and phrases [of Italian], 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, Michele/Mitchell/Michael Bublé and Olga Anna Maria Gallovich/Gallowich/Galovic – 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/Galovic) Bublé – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Nancy (Percich) Bublé – https://www.dignitymemorial.com
Obituary of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Eda Jane (Cosulich) Percich – https://www.newspapers.com