The Sopranos Family Trees

The Soprano residence in North Caldwell, NJ

Taken by me (circa 2012)

For this project I used Family Echo.

The extensive character back stories and relationships are fascinating, especially how they’re slowly weaved into the plot. But like all series that have a ton of characters, it’s hard to keep track of who is connected to who and how.


The family trees are divided into 2 groups:

Group 1: The Aprile Family Tree

This group contains 1 independent family.

Group 2: The Greater Soprano Family Tree

This group contains 3 interconnected families:

  • Soprano
  • DeAngelis
  • Blundetto

All names in grey indicate a dead character.

The Aprile Family Tree

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The Sopranos: Aprile Family Tree

None of the Aprile family members are related (via blood or marriage) to the Greater Soprano Family members. There were 3 relationships that occurred between the 2 family groups but none resulted in marriage or children. All these relationships ended because an Aprile was killed:

  • Jackie Jr. and Meadow Soprano
  • Adriana and Christopher Moltisanti
  • Richie and Janice Soprano

Interesting Observations:

  • Vito, Jackie Jr., and Adrianna are all 1st cousins to each other.
  • Vito killed Jackie Jr, his cousin.
  • Vito once brags about Adrianna (his cousin) calling him “all the time” when Christopher was in rehab.
    • Adrianna tells Feds that it was Vito doing this.
  • Phil Leotardo is a distance relative (through marriage) of this family.
    • He is 2nd cousins with Marie Spatafore, Vito’s wife.

The Greater Soprano Family Trees

3 connected families: Soprano, DeAngelis, and Blundetto

The Soprano Family Tree

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The Soprano Family Tree

Interesting Observations:

  • A variety of sources say that Johnny Soprano’s real name is Giovanni (his 2 brothers have Italian names). But his gravestone says “John Francis Soprano”.
  • I can no longer find the YouTube clip, but but in a deleted scene it’s mentioned that Patsy Parisi (and Philly Parisi, Patsy’s late twin brother) is Tony’s cousin “on his mother’s side” (direct quote from Silvio).
    • That would also make Tony Blundetto related to Patsy as well, because he and Tony are maternal 1st cousins.
    • If Tony and Patsy are related, that means Meadow and Patrick Parisi are also related.

The DeAngelis Family Tree

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The DeAngelis Family Tree

Intersting Observations

  • Carmela is 1st cousins with Dickie, Christopher’s late father.
    • This makes Carmela 1st cousins once removed with Christopher. Christopher would also be 2nd cousins with Meadow and AJ.
  • Carmela has a cousin, Brian Cammarata, who appears in several episodes.
    • It’s never mentioned how Carmela and Brian are related so he is not in this family tree.
  • Tony mention’s Carmela’s sister several times during the first couple seasons.
    • This unnamed sister is said to have adult children who are no longer living at home.

The Blundetto Family Tree

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The Blundetto Family Tree

Interesting Observations:

  • Tony B’s mother, Quintina, is Livia Soprano’s sister.
    • This makes Tony B 1st cousins to Tony Soprano and his sisters.
  • Christopher’s mother, Joanne, is sisters with Tony B’s father, Albert.
    • This makes Tony B and Christopher 1st cousins.
  • Patrizo (Uncle Pat with the farm) is Christopher and Tony B’s uncle. But he is not related to Tony Soprano.
  • During Hugh DeAngelis’s birthday party, Tony B calls Joanne Moltisanti “cuz”. This doesn’t make sense because Joanne is his aunt.

Tony & Christopher’s Relationship Explained

Tony calls Christopher his nephew and says they are blood. Neither of these 2 things are true. But they are connected through 2 family relationships.

  • As explained in the DeAngelis family tree, Carmela and Dickie Moltisanti are 1st cousins. This makes Christopher 1st cousins once removed with Carmela and 2nd cousins with Meadow and AJ.
  • As explained in the Blundetto family tree, Tony B, through his father, is 1st cousins in Christopher. Through his mother, Tony B is 1st cousins to Tony. Thus, Tony and Christopher are both 1st cousins to Tony B, but not to each other.

But there may be a distant blood relationship:

  • After Christopher dies, Tony has a dream session with Dr. Melfi where he refers to Christopher’s mother, Joanne, as his cousin.
  • Adriana tells an FBI agent that Joanne is Tony’s distant maternal cousin from back “in the old country”.

Dickie was a soldier in Johnny Soprano’s crew and was a surrogate brother to Tony. Tony always looked out for Christopher and treated him like family, despite not being blood-related.