Birth Name: Ronald Dion DeSantis
Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 14, 1978
Ron DeSantis is an American attorney, naval officer, and politician. A Republican, he has been Governor of Florida, since January 8, 2019. He was previously a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, from January 3, 2013 to September 10, 2018.
Ron is the son of Karen (Rogers) and Ronald DeSantis. His parents are both Italian-Americans, with roots in the Midwest. He was raised partly in Orlando, then Dunedin, Florida. He is married to news and conversation television show host Casey DeSantis, with whom he has two children.
Ron is a Roman Catholic.
Ron’s paternal grandfather was Daniel DeSantis (the son of Nicola Eugenio Desantis and Maria Nolfi). Daniel was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, who were born in Cansano, L’Aquila, Abruzzo. Nicola was the son of Eugenio DeSantis and Filomena Pellegrina. Maria’s parents, Antonio/Tony Nolfe and Angeline Marchionni, were from Bugnara, Abruzzo.
Ron’s paternal grandmother was Yolunda Viola M. Petrella (the daughter of Salvatore Petrella and Maria/Mary Dominique Casasanta/Cassasanti). Yolunda was born in Ohio, to Italian parents. Salvatore was born in Pratola, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, the son of Venanzio Petrella and Cesidia Pagnotti Pace. Maria was born in Pratola Peligna, Abruzzi, the daughter of Donato Casasanta and Maria Concetta Carducci.
Ron’s maternal grandfather was Philip Rogers (the son of Antonio Rogers/Ruggiero and Rosina/Rose Storti). Philip was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. Antonio was born in Galdo, Benevento, Campania, the son of Filippo Ruggiero and Maria Civita Fusco. Rosina was born in Castelfranci, Avellino, Campania, the daughter of Salvatore Storti and Luigia Colucci.
Ron’s maternal grandmother was Carolyn L. Delisio (the daughter of Robert Kresienzo Delisio and Anna Antoinette Deoto/DeOtto). Carolyn was born in Ohio, to Italian parents. Robert was born in Pacentro, Provincia dell’Aquila, Abruzzo, the son of Venanzio Delisio and Maria V. Anna was born in Castelbottaccio, Campobasso, Molise.
Sources: Information about some of Ron’s family history – https://medium.com
Genealogy of Ron DeSantis – https://www.geni.com