Nicholas D’Agosto

D’Agosto in 2011, image by Featureflash /

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 17, 1980

*father – Italian, including Sicilian
*mother – one half Dutch, one quarter Norwegian, English, Scottish, Alsatian German

Nicholas D’Agosto is an American actor. He has had leading roles in the films Election, Fired Up!, and Final Destination 5. He has also been credited as Nick D’Agosto.

His father is of Italian descent, with some roots in Sicily. His maternal grandfather was of Dutch descent and his maternal grandmother had Norwegian, English, Scottish, and Alsatian German ancestry.

Nicholas is married to Andrea Bricco, with whom he has a son.

Nicholas’s paternal grandfather was Aldo P. D’Agosto (the son of William Guglielmo/Gugliemo D’Agosto and Maria/Mary Anna D’Reussi/Dreussi/Driussi). Aldo was born in Nebraska, to Italian parents. William was born in Majano, Province of Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, the son of Alfonso/Alphonso D’Agosto/Diagosto and Lucia Petronilla/Perina Delle Case/Delli Casa. Maria Anna was also born in Majano, the daughter of Pietro Driussi and Maria Livo.

Nicholas’s paternal grandmother was Josephine A. Bruno (the daughter of Joseph Bruno and Angeline/Angelina Circo). Josephine was born in Nebraska, to Italian parents. Angeline was from Siracusa, Sicily.

Nicholas’s maternal grandfather was John R. Vellinga (the son of Henry R. Vellinga and Dena/Gerritdina Reinders). John was born in Iowa. Henry and Dena were born in Iowa. Henry was the son of Reingert Vellinga, who was Dutch, and of Wellie/Nellie Van Der Wilt, who was born in Iowa, to Dutch parents. Dena was the daughter of John G. Reinders, who was Dutch, and of Bertha Hofmeyer, who was born in Illinois, to Dutch parents, Gerrit J. Hofmeyer and Dena Rienhuis.

Nicholas’s maternal grandmother was Julia E./L. Hanson (the daughter of George Allen Hanson and Rebecca Jane Bursell). Julia was born in South Dakota. George was born in South Dakota, the son of Elling N. Hanson, who was Norwegian, and of Julia Anderson/Rasmus, who was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents. Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel Lewis Bursell and Rebecca Jane Shank, and had English, Scottish, and Alastian German ancestry. Many of Rebecca’s ancestors had lived in the United States since the 1600s, and some had lived in Canada.

Sources: Genealogy of Nicholas D’Agosto –

Nicholas’s paternal grandfather, Aldo P. D’Agosto, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Nicholas’s paternal great-grandfather, William Guglielmo/Gugliemo D’Agosto –

Nicholas’s paternal grandmother, Josephine A. Bruno, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Nicholas’s paternal grandmother, Josephine A. (Bruno) D’Agosto –

Nicholas’s maternal grandfather, John R. Vellinga, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Nicholas’s maternal great-grandparents, Henry R. Vellinga and Dena/Gerritdina Reinders –

Nicholas’s maternal grandmother, Julia E./L. Hanson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Nicholas’s maternal great-grandfather, George Allen Hanson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

14 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Tag Alsatian instead of Alsatian German

  2. hesh123 says:

    The karate kid???

  3. Check7t says:

    who’s this guy?

  4. andrew says:

    what’s Alastian German

  5. dee says:

    His mother’s ancestry is Dutch and English. Her maiden name, Vellinga, is Dutch. His maternal grandmother’s line has mostly English names.

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