Birth Name: Rocco John Ritchie
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 11, 2000
*father – English, some Irish and Scottish, 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 Stewart/Stuart John Ritchie and Doris Margaretta McLaughlin). Major Stewart 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 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 Ciccone (the son of Gaetano I./S. Ciccone and Michelina Dijulio/Di Julio). Silvio was born in Pennsylvania. Gaetano was from Pacentro, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy, and was the son of Nicola Pietro Ciccone and Anna Maria Mancini. Michelina was also from Pacentro, and was the daughter of Raffaele Dijulio and Concetta or Giovanna Battista Laccone.
Rocco’s maternal grandmother was Madonna Louise Fortin (the daughter of Willard William Fortin and Elsie/Elise Mae Fortin). Rocco’s grandmother Madonna was born in Michigan. Willward was the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Fortin and Marie Rose/Rosie Eleanor LaJoie. Elsie was the daughter of Guilliame/Guillaume Henri Fortin and Marie Louise Demers dumay.
Genealogy of Rocco Ritchie – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Rocco’s father – http://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Rocco’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
One of Rocco’s French ancestors – http://www.perche-quebec.com