Mitchel Musso

Musso in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Mitchel Tate Musso

Place of Birth: Garland, Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1991

*37.5% Italian [including Sicilian]
*62.5% English/British Isles

Mitchel Musso is an American actor, musician, and singer. His siblings are musician Mason Musso and actor Marc Musso.

Mitchel’s father is of three quarters Italian (including Sicilian) and one quarter English/British descent. Mitchel’s mother has English/British ancestry.

Mitchel’s paternal grandfather was Samuel “Sammie” Musso (the son of Joe Musso and Annie Paternostro). Samuel was born in Texas. Joe was Italian. Annie was born in Texas, of Italian descent.

Mitchel’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Katy Labarba (the daughter of Ernest Anthony Labarba and Doris Evelyn Whitley). Ernest was the son of Italian parents, Gerolima/Geroloma “James” La Barba, who was born in Campofelice di Roccella, and Calogera “Katy/Katie” Piccola, who was born in Campofelice di Fitalia; both locations are in Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Doris was of English/British Isles ancestry, the daughter of James K. Whitley and Eva Leona Jones.

Mitchel’s maternal grandfather was John Garlin Moore (the son of George Washington Moore and Ruth Spears). Ruth was the daughter of William Henry Spears and Henrietta Myers.

Mitchel’s maternal grandmother was Marion Ray Baker (the daughter of Raymond Lee Baker and Mae Dell St. Clair).

Sources: Mitchel’s paternal grandfather, Samuel “Sammie” Musso, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Mitchel’s paternal great-grandfather, Ernest Anthony Labarba –

Obituaries of Mitchel’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Gerolima/Geroloma “James” La Barba and Calogera “Katy/Katie” (Piccola) La Barba –

Genealogy of Mitchel’s paternal great-grandmother, Doris Evelyn (Whitley) Labarba (focusing on her mother’s side) –

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He is listed as Arbëreshë in Wikipedia etc

    In fact his Sicilian ancestors came from villages having Arbëreshë communities, so that is possible.

  2. andrew says:

    tag: “Sicilian”

  3. andrew says:

    Birth record of Barbara Labarba:

    Birth record of Ernest Anthony La Barba:

    He was the son of Gerolima/Geroloma “James” La Barba and Calogera “Katy/Katie” Piccola. Calogera was born in Campofelice di Fitalia, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

  4. andrew says:

    Mitchel’s paternal grandfather on 1940 U.S. Census:

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