Stacie Orrico

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Orrico in 2003, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Stacie Joy Orrico

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 3, 1986

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), German, Welsh, English, Norwegian, Swedish, distant Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, and Cornish

Stacie Orrico is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

She was raised partly in Denver, Colorado. Stacie is married to actor Isaiah Johnson, with whom she has two children.

Stacie’s paternal grandfather was Frank Anthony Orrico (the son of Frank V. Orrico and Clorinda Polet). Stacie’s grandfather Frank was born in Washington. Stacie’s great-grandfather Frank was born in Carolei, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Clorinda was the daughter of Italian parents, Gaetano Porco/Polet and Pasqualina Falsetto/Falzetti, who were also from Carolei.

Stacie’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Rose Jones (the daughter of Henry Jones and Rose Hodges). Phyllis was born in Washington, to Welsh and English immigrants.

Stacie’s maternal grandfather was named Richard “Dick” Schmautz (son of Herbert Schmautz and Emma/Erma). Herbert was the son of Jacob Schmautz and Sophia Gessele, who were ethnic Germans from the Russian Empire, with Sophie being from Johannestal, Beresan District, now Ukraine.

Stacie’s maternal grandmother is Jane Palmer (the daughter of Cecil Stanley Palmer and Olive E. Arntson). Jane was born in Washington. Cecil was born in Montana, the son of Walter Daniel Palmer and Dessie/Desse/Dessa E. Robertson, and had English, and distant Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Welsh, and Cornish, ancestry. Olive was born in Norway or Sweden. Olive’s father, Olaf/Olof Arntson, was born in Sweden, to a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother. Olive’s mother, Martha/Marta Adolfson, was born in Sweden, to Norwegian parents, with her own mother being from Haukebo, Trondenes, Troms.

Source: Stacie’s maternal grandmother, Jane Palmer, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Stacie’s maternal great-grandparents, Cecil Stanley Palmer and Olive E. Arntson –

Stacie’s maternal great-grandfather, Cecil Stanley Palmer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Stacie’s maternal great-grandmother, Olive E. Arntson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Stacie’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Olaf/Olof Arntson –


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7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Sophia Gessele was from Johannestal, Beresan District (now in Ukraine)

    If so:

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