Birth Name: Michael Alan Faiola
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 1, 1977
*25% mix of German/Austrian, English, Irish, Scottish
Mike Faiola is an American actor.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was Albino D. Faiola (the son of Dominic Faiola and Stella Lanni). Albino was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy. Dominic was born in Province of Frosinone, Lazio.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Fern E. Wohletz (the daughter of Frank L. Wohletz and Eleanor S. Martin). Fern was born in Pennsylvania. Frank was born in Vienna, Austria, to French-born parents, Frank Wohletz and Mollie Schmidt. It is not clear what their exact ethnic origin was; likely German. Eleanor was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of William Henry Martin and Eleanor Linn Milligan.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was Chester John Postawko (the son of Vincent Nicholas Postawko and Sophia Masiak). Chester was born in Missouri. Vincent was born in Knovo, Lithuania, and likely was of Polish descent. Sophia was born in Mława, Poland.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was named Helen Cecelia Wisniewski (the daughter of Joseph Wisniewski and Valentina). Helen was born in Missouri, to Polish parents.
Sources: Obituary of Mike’s uncle (father’s brother) – http://legacy.com
Obituary of Mike’s maternal grandmother, Helen Cecelia (Wisniewski) Leahy – http://legacy.com
His parents’ last names don’t sound very French…
Of course they don’t. That’s why I wrote French-born. If they were from France, and everything points towards that they were, where does Austrian come in?
So if they weren’t Austrian and they weren’t French, what were they?
His paternal grandfather’s family likely came from Province of Frosinone, not far from Rome. I will check it later for more accuracy.
Dominic Faiola was born, c. 1878, in Frosinone indeed (Ancestry.com)
Frank was born in Vienna, Austria, to French-born parents.