Birth Name: Steven Maxwell Porcaro
Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 2, 1957
*father – Italian
*maternal grandfather – English, Welsh, remote Cornish
*maternal grandmother – Irish
Steve Porcaro is an American keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and film composer. He was a vocalist and keyboardist, and original founding member, of rock band Toto. The band’s members also include/have included Steve’s brothers, Jeff Porcaro and Mike Porcaro, as well as Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, and Joseph Williams. His nephew, Chase Duddy, and niece, Paige Duddy, formed electronic duo XYLØ.
Steve is the son of Eileen and jazz drummer and percussionist Joe Porcaro. He is also a brother of actress Joleen Porcaro Duddy. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.
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 emigrant, 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 emigrant, from Brianza, Province of Monza and Brianza, Lombardy.
Steve’s maternal grandfather was Rodney Stewart Linnell (the son of Winslow Warren Linnell and Mariette E. Hall). Rodney was born in Maine. Winslow was the son of Lorenzo Dow Linnell and Phebe A. Munson. Mariette was born in Hereford, Québec, Canada, to American parents, Albert Charles Hall and Lucy Ann Hodge/Hodges.
Steve’s maternal grandmother was Verona Mary Parker (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Parker and Mary Jane Bryson, later Brayson). Verona was born in Maine. Benjamin was born in Maine, the son of Irish immigrants, George Parker and Mary Ann McFadden. Jeff’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was born in Johnville, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of John Bryson, who was of Irish descent, and of Irish immigrant Mary.
Sources: Genealogy of Steve Porcaro – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Steve’s paternal uncle – http://www.legacy.com
Birth record of Steve’s paternal grandfather, Giuseppe Porcara – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it
Marriage record of Steve’s paternal great-grandparents, Francesco Saverio Porcara and Elisabetta Maria Alvaro – http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it
Steve’s maternal grandparents, Rodney Stewart Linnell and Verona Mary Parker, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Steve’s maternal grandmother, Verona Mary Parker, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org