Birth Name: Steven Maxwell Porcaro
Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Date of Birth: September 2, 1957
*English, Irish, remote Welsh (mother)
Steve Porcaro is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and programmer. He is a vocalist and keyboardist of the rock band Toto. Steve’s brothers were Jeff Porcaro, the drummer of Toto until his death, and Mike Porcaro, the former bassist of Toto. The band’s members also include or previously included Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, and Joseph Williams. He is the uncle of musicians XYLO
Steve is the son of Eileen O. and musician Joe Porcaro (born Joseph Porcaro). Steve’s father was of Italian ancestry. Steve’s mother was of English, Irish, and remote Welsh, descent.
Steve’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe Porcara (later Joseph Thomas Porcaro, the son of Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro). Giuseppe was an Italian immigrant, from San Luca, Province of Reggio Calabria. Saverio was the son of Francescantonio Porcara and Antonia Pollifroni. Elisabetta was the daughter of Giuseppe Alvaro and Maria Giorgi.
Steve’s paternal grandmother was Concetta Ciccariello (the daughter of Domenico Ciccariello and Maria di Nosia). Concetta was an Italian immigrant, from Brianza.
Steve’s maternal grandfather was Rodney Stewart Linnell (the son of Winslow Warren Linnell and Mariette E. Hall). Winslow was the son of Lornzo Dow Linnell and Phebe Munson. Mariette was born in Hereford, Québec, Canada, to American parents, Albert Charles Hall and Lucy Ann Hodges.
Steve’s maternal grandmother was Verona M. Parker (the daughter of Benjamin F. Parker and Mary Jane Bryson/Brayson). Benjamin was the son of Irish parents, George Parker and Mary Ann McFadden. Steve’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was born in Johnsville, New Brunswick, Canada, to John Bryson, who was Canadian, and Mary, who was Irish.
Sources: Obituary of Steve’s uncle, Samuel Porcaro – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Steve’s maternal grandfather, Rodney Stewart Linnell – https://familysearch.org
Steve’s maternal grandmother, Verona M. Parker, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org