Birth Name: Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski
Place of Birth: Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 19, 1980
Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), Polish, German, English, Scottish
Theo Von is an American stand-up comedian, television personality, host, and actor.
Theo is the son of Gina and Roland Theodor Achilles von Kurnatowski. Theo has stated that his father was seventy years old at the time of his birth.
Theo’s father was born in Nicaragua, of Polish, German, and English, descent. Theo’s mother is from Wyoming, Illinois, and has Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Theo’s paternal grandfather was Theodor Wilhelm Leo von Kurnatowski (the son of Leo Wilhelm von Kurnatowski and Aurelia Nehring). Theodor was born in Warsaw, Poland, to a Polish father and a mother of German ancestry.
Theo’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Maud Whittier (the daughter of Andrew J. Whittier and Ella Codd). Lillian was born in Capo Gracias à Dios, Nicaragua. Andrew was born in New Hampshire, the son of Nathaniel K. Whittier and Sarah Ellen. Lillian was born in Nicaragua, to American parents, of English descent.
Theo’s maternal grandfather was Eugene “Gene” Capitani (the son of Zefferino Capitani and Mary Crosetto). Eugene was born in Illinois. Zefferino was born in Gaggio Montano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. Mary was the daughter of Italian parents, Lawrence Crosetto and Martha Benjamina/Bennina Falcar, with roots in Canischio, Turin, Piedmont.
Theo’s maternal grandmother was Clara Mildred Anderson (the daughter of David E. Anderson and Cora E. Ross). Clara was born in Illinois. Cora was the daughter of Benjamin H. “Benj” Ross and Mary Sabina Boswell.
Genealogy of Theo’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Theo’s maternal grandfather, Eugene “Gene” Capitani – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Theo’s maternal grandmother, Clara Mildred (Anderson) Kilgore – https://www.familysearch.org