Birth Name: Paul D. DelVecchio, Jr.
Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 5, 1980
Pauly D, also known as DJ Pauly D, is an American television personality and disc jockey. He appeared on the MTV reality series Jersey Shore, along with Deena Nicole Cortese, Sammi Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, JWoww, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, Snooki, and Michael Sorrentino.
He was born Paul DelVecchio, and is the son of Donna (DiCarlo) and Paul D. DelVecchio. Pauly has a daughter with Amanda Markert.
Pauly is known for his elaborate hairstyles and his fist-pumping.
Pauly has said (starting around 1:42 at this link):
I’m 100% Italian… My family’s straight from Italy… I take pride in being Italian. I love being Italian. I love the food… I definitely don’t represent all Italians, I only represent myself.
A picture of Pauly’s father can be seen here. A picture of Pauly’s paternal grandmother can be seen here. A picture of Pauly’s mother can be seen here.
Pauly’s maternal grandfather was named Albert J. DiCarlo, Sr. Albert was Italian, and is listed as possibly having been born in San Marino in one record.
Pauly’s maternal grandmother was Anna Box (the daughter of Salvatore Box and Teresa/Theresa Montaquila). Anna was born in Rhode Island, to Italian parents. Teresa was born in Caserta, Campania, the daughter of Carmino Montaquila and Carmela Lepre.
Various websites have speculated that Pauly is of Portuguese and/or Brazilian ancestry. This is not accurate.
Sources: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Record of Pauly’s maternal grandfather, Albert J. DiCarlo – https://www.familysearch.org
Pauly’s maternal grandmother, Anna Box, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
I think you could include a picture of his father:
This is possibly his (paternal) grandmother:
And adding something like:
“his mother is said to have Portuguese and/or Brazilian ancestry. It’s not clear if this is accurate”.
Why would it say, “it’s not clear”. He’s said he’s of “100% Italian” descent and there’s no evidence to contradict his statement, whether documentary (records) or “journalistic” (some kind of news article).
Also, people born in Rhode Island around the 1950s don’t tend to have Brazilian ancestry (Portuguese, maybe).
I think it’s kinda funny that you really think to that statement, btw I give credit to him when he says “I definitely don’t represent all Italians, I only represent myself”. Paulie’s mother appears to be mixed-race.
It would be more correct: Various websites have speculated that Pauly’s mother is of Portuguese and/or Brazilian ancestry. This is not accurate (or has not been verified/documented)
I’ve traced his mother’s whole family back to Italy now. What else is there?
I guess only those Afro-Italians Fuzzybear talks about. That’s about it.
if that is his uncle he does not look to be related to Paulie’s mother.
In Rhode Island there is a huge Portuguese community. This also include people with ancestry from former Portuguese colonies.
The man in this obituary is Pauly’s uncle.
This was Pauly’s maternal grandmother, Anna (Box) DiCarlo, the daughter of Italian parents, Salvatore Box and Theresa Montaquila.
how many women named Donna DiCarlo are there in Rhode Island? “Box” is an odd case of anglicization.
I confirmed that that’s Pauly’s mother through Facebook. I wouldn’t have put it in the text without confirming that’s the right person first.
Lots of Italians named “Box”.
BTW, I just checked, and there’s only one “Donna DiCarlo” in Rhode Island. But I already confirmed that’s Pauly’s mother before that.
Pauly’s mother’s sister:
Another sister of Pauly’s mother:
I tell you one thing: whatever genealogical researches you do there will be alwais people who won’t believe to them. Also not all the children are raised by biological fathers. Still a minority, but it happens. In little communities everyone knows, in big towns it’s easier to sweep it under the carpet.
Yes, yes, we know, the house always wins, etc.
Btw if a Wasp couple like the Romneys can produce an Hispanic-looking dude (actually rumoured to be adopted) everything is possible.
Yes, yes, they’re all adopted, we all already know.
I think Pauly’s grandfather, Albert J. DiCarlo, was born in San Marino.