Birth Name: Rocco John Ritchie
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 11, 2000
*father – English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, distant French
*mother – Italian, French-Canadian, with remote Swiss-French and English
Rocco’s paternal grandfather is Captain John Vivian Ritchie (the son of Major Stuart/Stewart John Ritchie and Doris Margaretta McLaughlin). Major Stuart was the son of John Robert Ritchie and Eva Marion Louisa Powell. Doris is the daughter of Vivian Guy Ouseley McLaughlin and Edith Jane Martineau; Edith was born in Brazil, to English parents, William Martineau and Margaretta Sarah Mason. Her surname comes from her own French-origin great-great-great-grandfather, David Martineau. Through Edith, Rocco shares common ancestors with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The McLaughlins have a pedigree going back to King Edward I of England.
Rocco’s paternal grandmother is named Amber Mary Parkinson.
Rocco’s maternal grandfather is Silvio Anthony “Tony” Ciccone (the son of Gaetano S. “Guy” Ciccone and Michelina Dijulio/Di Julio). Silvio was born in Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, to parents from Pacentro, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Gaetano was the son of Nicola Pietro Ciccone and Anna Maria Mancini. Michelina was the daughter of Raffaele Dijulio and Concetta or Giovanna Battista Laccone.
Rocco’s maternal grandmother was Madonna Louise Fortin (the daughter of Willard Fortin and Elsie Mae Fortin). Lourdes’s grandmother Madonna was born in Michigan, of French-Canadian descent. Willard was the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Fortin, who was from Rimouski, St-Simon, Québec, and of Rosa/Rosie/Rose E. Lajoie. Elsie was the daughter of Canadian-born parents, Guillaume Henri “Shorty” Fortin and Marie Louise Demers.
Genealogy of Rocco Ritchie – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Rocco’s father – http://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Rocco’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.nosorigines.qc.ca
One of Rocco’s French ancestors – http://www.perche-quebec.com