Mike Patton

Optimus Alive 2010 Music Festival - Day 1

Patton in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Michael Allan Patton

Place of Birth: Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 27, 1968

Ethnicity: Finnish (maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, German, distant Welsh

Mike Patton is an American musician, singer, songwriter, voice actor, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and film composer. He is the lead singer of alternative metal band Faith No More.

He is the son of Carole and Patrick Patton. He is married to Italian artist Cristina Zuccatosta.

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Lester William Patton (the son of Robert Reasoner Patton and Jane Ann Jackson). Lester was born in California. Robert was the son of Jasper Newton Patton and Mary Shiloh Youch/Drolte, whose father was German. Jane’s mother was surnamed Cox. Mike’s great-great-grandmother Mary was said to be of one quarter Native American, possibly Choctaw, descent.

Mike’s paternal grandmother was Queenie Elizabeth Ming/Mings (the daughter of Columbus Ming/Mings and Clara Amanda Perry). Queenie was born in Texas. Many Ming families in the American South originate with James Ming, who was born, c. 1637, in Wales.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Paul Raymond Jarvela (the son of William Andrew Jarvela and Senia Saari). Paul’s parents were Finnish.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was named Barbara J. Henderson.

Sources: Marriage record of Mike’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mike’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He had an Italian wife and spent some years in Bologna. He also released an entire album of Italian songs: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondo_Cane_(album)

    He does not look particularly Italian though

  2. andrew says:

    Ming/Mings: Chinese?

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