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 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.

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, 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


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45 Responses

  1. hrvat says:

    Please change to 50% Croatian.

  2. hrvat says:

    the paternal grandmother who died in 2019 was called Nancy Rose Percich! Croatian! Guests to their wedding all had Croatian names. Michael buble the singer is 50% Croatian and some haters don’t like it. His grandfather was born in Croatia and came young to Canada. Buble is a 100% Croatian name. The grandfather’s mother was a Galovic and father’s mother Radoslovic. Further for the haters he was discovered by a Serbian Bev Delich.

    • andrew says:

      Well, thanks for finding her full name but…Croatian?? Uhm.

      Basically an -ic means nothing because we can’t know at which point those names/surnames were slavicized and/or italianized and many dirty things happened in that area they still are subject of interest nowadays.

      As a matter of fact Michael himself have alwais identified as Italian (so no such thing as “haters” exist), and his paternal grandparents surely spoke Italian and his father married another Italian-descendant, but as he stated “some say we’re Yugoslavian, others that we’re Italian”.

      So his father may legitimately considered of “Dalmatian Italian” background but saying he is Croatian is complete crap.

      • Oaken05 says:

        I mean, it wouldn’t be unheard of. Lidia Bastianich thought she had distant Slovene and/or Croatian lineage, but geneology and her DNA test showed her to be over 60% Slavic.

        I wouldn’t be surprised given that we’re talking about Istria, if Michael is more Slavic than he thought. There are lots of people on both sides of the border in that part of Italy – as I’m sure you know – that the borders crossed more than once and either had to Italinize or Slavicize their names. In the case of Lidia Bastianich, of course, her maiden name “Matticchio” was originally “Motika.”

    • andrew says:

      His grandfather was born in Italy according to records, not in Austria. Because no such thing as “Croatia” even existed back then.

      • hrvat says:

        Ur a hater and jealous of yugoslavs. Now this is an ethnicity site, it has to be modified. For now it only says his paternal grandmother was Italian without her names. Change to that she Croatian, names are Percich and Cosulich and she remarried to an Olich who completely identified as Croatian. U have an agenda and biases. Are u Italian? What r u? U can’t dominate here with ur arrogant lies. He’s 50% Croat. This is an ethnic site. In ur mind, Ud be more than happy to identify him as simply Canadian, so u don’t belong here. He was discovered by a Yugoslav bev delich too. Vlasic pickles are still thought to be a polish invention. Italian and polish sells better than Croatian. Vlasic founder was without a doubt a Croat from Bosnia, but even those that run the company now prefer saying it was a polish immigrant.

        • andrew says:

          His paternal grandmother’s surname was not publicly known before you found it, so thanks for that. Cosulich is a notable Italian family from Lussinpiccolo, whose history is well documented on Treccani (that is like Encyclopedia Britannica for Italy):

          About Percich, I just found a member of Camorra (Naples Mafia) with this surname (sounds like a Slavicized one) and no more. Mostly found in Italy though.

          Michael himself identifies as Italian so stop with this Croatian BS.

          For more accuracy log to Familysearch.org site.

      • hrvat says:

        Michaels paternal grandparents without a doubt identified more as croats than Italians. Spread ur hateful lies elsewhere. Ur trying to put down Croatia by saying that such an entity did not exist. Again who cares if it existed, this is ethnicity not national borders. Nancy Percich’s father was very close to fellow Croatians. U don’t know Croatian history or how Dalmatian Croats identified as. Ur confused and have superficial knowledge and much hatred and jealousy. Ur no one here, moderators change it to 50% Croat.

  3. 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.

    • hrvat says:

      Paternal grandmother was not Italian. Change those lies. Her parents were Louie Percich and Eda Cosulich. Eda remarried to Olich. Very Croatian on Nancy’s side. Nancy married Croat-native Frank who was 100% Croatian. All immediate names are Croatian there too Radoslovic, Galovic, etc. Buble is pure Croatian slavic, just like Bubla is pure Czech Slavic. Get out of here with Italian. He’s not Sinatra. He was discovered by yugoslav bev delich too.

  4. alexgxo says:

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

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