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DEMARCO McKirdy, Billy and Irene’s line

THIS INFORMATION has been copied directly from information given via Billy and his sister Andrea via Irene Demarco.  We will dedicate this page to IRENE DEMARCO . This is a brilliant piece of research which takes the family back to Italy 1700 and beyond.

 THE FIRST GENERATION is as far back as Irene has traced her line and is as follows.

Picinisco – home of the Demarco Clan in Scotland
  • Bartolomeo De Marco married Menega Pignat
  •  Their children were: Marco, Francesco, Domenico, Govanni-23/6/1706, Giov.Maria-24/7/1711 –  DOMENICO is the Direct line

SECOND GENERATION SECOND GENERATION Domenico De Marco married Caterina Gaspardo di Faloma Their children were: Marco-13/12/1722 Angela-23/12/1724, Giobatta-25/1/1726, Anna-18/8/1730 Lorenzo-8/2/1737 MARCO is the direct line THIRD GENERATION Marco De Marco married Angela Moro Their child was Domenica-22/99/1753 Marco’s second marriage was to Angela Biasutto, Their children were Pietro-19/9/1756, Anna-23/8/1762 PIETRO is the direct line FOURTH GENERATION Pietro De Marco married Giustina Unknown. Their children were, Giovanni (Marchetot)-14/3/1782 Natale-6/9/1787 Marco-19/6/1794 DIRECT LINE Batista-28/3/1794, Guiseppe-no date, Angela- NO date FIFTH GENERATION Marco De Marco married Maria Pascutti Their children were: Elizabetta-7/5/1820, Pietro-29/8/1822, Rosa-20/12/1824 Guiseppe-1/8/1826, Giobatta-17/1/1829 – DIRECT LINE SIXTH GENERATION Giobatta De Marco married Maria Morrasutt Their children were Regina-19/8/1854, Andrea 26/1/1856 (Ice Cream maker) DIRECT LINE Elizabetta 20/2/1860, Giovanni 28/10/1861 Lucia 6/2/1863. Teresa 22/6/1864, Giacomo 27/10/1866 SEVENTH GENERATION Andrea De Marco Married Emiglia Demarco (of Paris, 2nd line of Demarco] Their children were: Sam, from Andrea’s 1st marriage, (probably Samuele)..not Emiglia’s son Delizia 1890 born Glasgow – DIRECT LINE Donato 1896 (born Picinisco ) Donald Annie Jessie Tony Joseph 1901 (? born, Edinburgh ) Joe EIGHTH GENERATIONS and BEYOND- the Scottish connection Delizia De Marco married Tommy McKirdy their children were Tommy McKirdy (died WW2), Maria McKirdy, Andrew McKirdy, Delizia McKirdy Emilia McKirdy (died aged 4 Mary McKirdy married Tom McKean (Uncle Tommy’s pal) and had one DAUGHTER Jean – now Banks. Jean married Jimmy Banks and had Gary, Paul and David Andrew McKirdy married Wilma Miller (1951) Their children are:Catherine, Delezia, Thomas, Andrea, Theresa, William, and Amanda.Delizia married Harry Adams -their chidren are Thomas and Karen Adams Annie Demarco married ………….Her children are Carmelina, Delina, Peter and David. Carmelina’s children are Emelia, Lorraine, Anne and Kenny. Emelia has Norma, Sarah, Joanne, Nicola and Kenny has Angela Deborah, 1st marriage Marie and Tony 2nd marriage David. The lines below are at this very moment disconnected from the families above. Could Billy or Irene please help me out here as I am unsure of the parentage of these Demarco descendants Jessie. Maggie -Her child was Hilda who Hilda married James Ormiston .Their children were James, Sandra and one other name unknown Tony has kids, and he spent his adulthood in Musselburgh Mary Maria De Marco married Tommy Demarco-2nd Demarco line. Their children were Norma and Christine Norma married Massimo Mozzetti Christine Married then divorced, kept maiden name of Demarco Joe -Joe Demarco married Mary Clancy. Their son Michael Demarco married Jane Heir. their children were -Irene and David . GENERATION 8 Mike re- married Pauline-Mandy Brent and they had a son Todd Irene had a son Brendon with Dean Mare (2nd generation NZ-Italian) GENERATION 9 Irene married and had Shannon and Layla Marie Dally (died aged 3) Brendon has 2 daughters, Georgia, and Chontel Maggie. Her child was Hilda – Hilda married James Ormiston Their children were James, Sandra and one other Tony has kids, and was spent adulthood in Musselburgh Thank you to Maja, and her relatives for providing the earlier generation information, found in archives and on graves in Italy. There are 2 De Marco/ Demarco lines in this family They are unrelated except by marriage and then their subsequent children The spelling of De Marco, was most likely changed for immigration purposes The 2nd line of Demarco comes in where Aunt Norma’s parents were both Demarco. And I believe Aunt Maggie may have married a Demarco as well? The cousins of this 2nd Demarco line are: Related to Tommy De Marco, Aunt Norma’s father, who was married to Mary (Maria Demarco)-of the 1stline Tommy Demarco’s sister Christina and her husband Gabriele De Marco had Malmaison De Marco on the Portobello Pier in the 1930’s They had a younger brother Carmine. Gabriele was an uncle of both sides of the Demarco line Another Joseph DeMarco (who died 23/7/2010 ) and his brother Andrew Demarco Andrew’s daughter name is

SURNAMES of women who married to De Marco /DeMarco /Demarco tracing back for the 1600’s
Domenica Rover
Menega Pignat
Guistina Nocine
Maria Sist
Caterina Cirvan
Giovanna dei Rossi
Domenica Mazzon
Maria Brusadin
Margherita Girardo
Luci Venier
Pasqua Durigon
Pasqua Venier
Madalena Nurissa
Marianna Populin
Anna Andrighetto
Earnesta-teresa Pella
Columba Vianello
Giovanna Tomai
Elizabetta Colussi
Angela Brusadin
Luiga Sacilotto
Lucia braidot
Maria Jus

The above photograph is of Wilma Miller [wearing the white hat]. Her sister Myrtle to her right [she is at time of writing 90 years young. Myrtle is holding her daughter Sylvia in her arms. Also in the photograph is Wilma’s mother Catherine Laing. To the front are sisters Catherine and Delina McKirdy looking very sweet

11 Responses to “DEMARCO McKirdy, Billy and Irene’s line”

  1. Cathy Archibald says:


    My grandad was Antonio (Tony) Demarco, his sister Mary had the restaurantin Potobello.
    He had 5 children. Antonio and Margaret who both died very young
    Joe, Andrew and Sheila. Joe never married.
    Andrew married Mary and they had 3 children -Anthony now in Australia, Michelle and Paula
    Sheila married Zenon Ciupik and had one child Catherine

  2. Helen says:

    Thanks for the comment Cathy. I have sent you an e.mail direct. Would love to hear more from you and to see some photos. We are related through this branch via MARY [Maria] Brattesani.

  3. Hi Helen, it’s been a long time since I,ve written , my mum had a cousin called Irend Demarco from Crief then she moved to America. I’m still trying to out if Luigi Demarco is a cousin to my Granda Gerado Demarco Lugi is in all the photos that my had. There was irene and Thelma, Norma and Theo, Demarco. Lugi Cpakadi married my auntie Emily Tartaglia. Take care, Anna Valente.

  4. We are also related to the Pompas in Leith. Anna.

  5. An story, my uncle Rudy was my dads brother, he was asking me about a Norma Demarco from Portobello, and Christina was god daughter to his daughter Gilda he asked me to find out, Gilda lives in Florence, and it goes on. Anna. Valente.

  6. Susan Cauchi says:

    Antonio DeMarco from luca ice cream married Ann McGinty but it ended in divorce..

  7. Susan Cauchi says:

    I also remember a Ralph

  8. mario says:

    my mother Norma De Marco form Maria and Domenico had not only a sister called Cristine but also a brother call Mario who died at the age of 3 of neumonia but is not mentioned in the list.
    Coild you help me to
    understand why?

  9. Helen says:

    Thanks for leaving your comment. This is only a family website which relies on the family to help out with facts like this. I really appreciate your help and will get this mistake rectified. Thank you Helen

  10. Billy McKirdy says:

    Hi Helen,

    the photo captioned The McKirdy Clan with Delizia Demarco..

    The photo is actually of my mother Wilma (Miller) (centre, wearing white hat) , to her right her sister Myrtle (who will be 90 in September 23) holding her oldest daughter Sylvia in her arms, to my mothers left is her mother and my grandmother Catherine (nee Laing)
    In the front is my two oldest sisters Catherine and Delina, it was at least another 10 years before me and my twin sister Mandy came along
    Still love this site
    Hope your well
    Best wishes
    Billy & Karen

  11. Helen says:

    took my time but got it sorted eventually

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