Birth Name: Dante Vittorio Ronaldo Mangini
Place of Birth: California, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 6, 2002
*father – Italian
*mother – Māori (seven sixteenths), German, as well as Scottish, English, Swiss-German, and Irish
Rio Mangini is an American actor, musician, and composer. His father is sound editor Mark Mangini.
Rio’s paternal grandfather is Victor/Vittorino/Vita Paul Mangini (the son of Gaetano Mangini and Julia Brandolini). Victor was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents.
Rio’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Anne DeMarco/De Marco (the daughter of Salvatore DeMarco/De Marco and Delia). Salvatore and Delia were born in Massachusetts, both of them to Italian parents.
Rio’s maternal grandfather was Ronald Lawrence Whatu (the son of Te Whatu Apiti and Elizabeth Te Orahi Paki). Ronald was born in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, of Māori, and one eighth Scottish, descent. Elizabeth was the daughter of Pouaka Paki and Ani Tanaha Ngahooro Edward, whose father was Scottish. Elizabeth was a prominent leader in the Māori community in Hamilton.
Rio’s maternal grandmother is Sharon Rose “Sherry” Tyler (the daughter of Earl Keith Tyler and Mildred Pearl “Milly” Bierman). Sharon was born in Iowa, and is of German, and small amounts of English, Swiss-German, and Irish, descent. Earl was the son of Dr. John Knox Tyler and Augusta/Agusta Snell/Schnell, whose parents were German, her father from Landkreis Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, and her mother from Prenzlau, Landkreis Uckermärk, Brandenburg. Mildred was the daughter of John Carl Bierman, whose parents were German, and of Ida May Eberling.
Rio is said to be a direct descendant of U.S. President John Tyler (1790-1862) through his maternal grandmother. This is not accurate.
Rio’s paternal grandfather, Victor/Vittorino/Vita Paul Mangini, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Rio’s paternal great-grandparents, Salvatore DeMarco/De Marco and Delia, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Rio’s paternal great-grandmother, Delia DeMarco – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Rio’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Lawrence Whatu – https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz
Rio’s maternal grandmother, Sharon Rose “Sherry” Tyler, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Rio’s maternal great-grandparents, Earl Keith Tyler and Mildred Pearl “Milly” Bierman – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Rio’s maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Pearl Bierman (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.com
Obituary of Rio’s maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Pearl “Milly” (Bierman) Tyler Shingledecker – https://www.wittichfuneralhome.com