Justin Timberlake

by ethnic on August 30, 2016

Birth Name: Justin Randall Timberlake

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Date of Birth: January 31, 1981

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as some Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, distant Dutch, French, German, and Jersey (Channel Islander)

Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He was a member of the boy band NSYNC, with Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick. He is married to actress Jessica Biel.

Justin is the son of Randall Timberlake and Lynn (Bomar) Harless. He is of mostly English, some Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, and distant Dutch, French, German, and Jersey (Channel Islander), ancestry.

There is a claim that Justin is a descendant of Henry Timberlake, an explorer born in Virginia, c. 1730, who had apparently had children with a Native American woman. The publicly available family trees of Justin Timberlake, however, show him to be a patrilineal descendant of Richard Timberlake, who was born, c. 1736, in Lancaster County, Virginia. Justin is thus not a descendant of Henry Timberlake (at least through that line).

Justin’s patrilineal line traces back to Francis Timberlake, who was born, c. 1687, in London, England.

Justin’s paternal grandfather is Charles L. Timberlake (the son of John Denham Timberlake and Gladys Lucille Martin). John was the son of Charles Mitchell Timberlake and Eva J. Pirtle. Gladys was the daughter of Colley Edward Martin and Sarah “Sallie” Virginia Hargrove.

Justin’s paternal grandmother is Bobbye/Bobby Joice Williams (the daughter of Robert Lee Williams and Katherine “Katie” Heneritta Morris). Robert was the son of Robert Lee Williams and Annilee Sullivan. Katherine was the daughter of Clarence Morris and Frances Arnold.

Justin’s maternal grandfather was William “Bill” Silas Bomar (the son of Silas Bryant Bomar and Lois Aileen McCraw). Justin’s great-grandfather Silas was the son of Robert Lee Bomar and Martha “Mattie” Jane Lumpkin. Lois was the daughter of William Gabriel/Gabrielle McCraw and Allie Blanche Bomar.

Justin’s maternal grandmother is Sadie Lee Timbs (the daughter of Clarence Andrew Timbs/Timms and Susan Florence Joyner). Clarence was the son of James Samuel Timbs/Timms and Lelia Eva Stocks. Susan was the daughter of Levi “Lee” Ellis Joyner and Annie Demetra George.

Sources: Genealogies of Justin Timberlake – http://www.geni.com

More of Justin’s Timberlake ancestry – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Justin’s paternal great-grandparents, John Denham Timberlake and Gladys Lucille Martin – https://www.findagrave.com

Justin’s paternal great-grandparents, Robert Lee Williams and Katie Morris, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Justin’s maternal grandfather, William “Bill” Silas Bomar, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Justin’s maternal grandfather, William “Bill” Silas Bomar – http://www.findagrave.com



Nina Dobrev

by Lil Vacha on April 13, 2015

Birth Name: Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva

Place of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: January 9, 1989

Ethnicity: Bulgarian

Nina Dobrev is an actress and model. She is known for starring in the series The Vampire Diaries.

Nina was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to Bulgarian parents, Michaela (Radeva) and Konstantin Dobrev. When she was two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she was raised. She is fluent in English, French, and Bulgarian.

A picture of Nina with her father can be seen here. A picture of Nina with her mother and brother can be seen here.

Nina once stated “I’m a Gypsy, what can I say…” It is not clear if she was referring to being of the Romani ethnic group, or to the term “gypsy” as it is sometimes used to refer to lifestyle habits. It appears that Nina often refers to herself as a “gypsy” in this latter way.

Two of Nina’s grandparents are named Aleksandr and Efi.

Source: http://www.nugget.ca

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Dakota Johnson

by follers on April 28, 2013

LOS ANGELES - JUN 8:  Dakota Johnson arrives at the 12th Annual

Birth Name: Dakota Mayi Johnson

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1989

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, Scottish, remote Dutch and French Huguenot

Dakota Johnson is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, the granddaughter of actors Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren, and the half-sister, through her mother, of Stella Banderas.

Her maternal grandmother’s roots are one half Swedish, one quarter German, and one quarter Norwegian. Her other ancestry is English, with some Welsh, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, Scottish, other German, and remote Dutch and French Huguenot.

Dakota’s paternal grandfather is Freddie/Fred Wayne Johnson (the son of Frederick Franklin Johnson and Lena Breckenridge). Dakota’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Jesse Bynum Johnson and Bessie Olive Griffin. Lena was the daughter of James C. Breckenridge and Lona Belle Perkins.

Dakota’s paternal grandmother is Eva Lea “Nell” Wilson (the daughter of Marshall Venus Wilson and Florence Leatha Greenway). Marshall was the son of Alexander Wilson and Nellie Florence Eutsler. Dakota’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of John M. Greenway and Millie Gold.

Dakota’s maternal grandfather was Peter Atwill Griffith (the son of Benjamin Elmer Griffith and Hilda Corine Atwill). Benjamin was the son of William Thomas Griffith and Rosa Bond. Hilda was the daughter of Robert Clarence Atwill and Lucy Jane McClure.

Dakota’s maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren, the daughter of Bernard “Ben” Carl Hedren and Dorothea Henrietta/Henriette Eckhardt). Bernard was born in Minnesota, the son of Swedish parents, Mattias/Mathias Johnson Hedren and Wilhelmina/Vilhelmina Maria “Winnie”/”Mima” Flygare. Dorothea was the daughter of Charles “Charley” Eckhardt, who was of German descent, and of Julia Strand, who was of Norwegian origin.

Sources: Genealogies of Dakota Johnson – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Pedro Pascal

by wanderer on January 31, 2011

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - HBO Afterparty - Arrivals

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Birth Name: Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: April 2, 1975

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish, possibly other)

Pedro Pascal is a Chilean-American actor. He is known for portraying Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones and Javier Peña in the Netflix series Narcos.

Pedro was born in Santiago, Chile. He spent much of his childhood in Orange County, California and San Antonio, Texas, because his parents were against the military dictatorship of Chilean ruler Augusto Pinochet.


Dane DeHaan

by follers on October 19, 2008

"Kill Your Darlings" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Dane William DeHaan

Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1986

Ethnicity: Dutch, German, Italian/Sicilian, English, with distant Welsh and Northern Irish

Dane DeHaan is an American actor and model. He is married to actress Anna Wood.

Dane’s ancestry is Dutch, German, Italian/Sicilian, English, and a small amount of Welsh and Northern Irish. His surname, “de Haan” or “DeHaan”, means “the rooster” in Dutch.

Dane’s paternal grandfather was William Robert DeHaan (the son of William DeHaan and Ethel Margaret Ande). Dane’s great-grandfather William was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents, Frank DeHaan and Margaret. Ethel was born in New Jersey, the daughter of William Ande, who was of German descent, and of Nellie/Lillie Vanderbeck, who was of Dutch origin.

Dane’s paternal grandmother was Beth Ellen Sine (the daughter of Edwin Randolph Sine and Katherine M. Kosegarten). Edwin’s father, Charles Rush Sine, was a minister in Tonawanda, New York. Edwin’s mother was Ella H. Grieser. Edwin had mostly German, as well as Welsh and Northern Irish, ancestry. Katherine’s father, Otto Frederick Kosegarten, was the son of German immigrants, Frederick Kosegarten and Caroline Salchow. Katherine’s mother, Augusta E. “Gussie” Halstead, was born in Pennsylvania, to Charles Halstead and Augusta Bell. The surnames “Halstead” and “Bell” are English.

Dane’s maternal grandmother was born Laura M. Boscia (the daughter of Frank Paul Boscia and Anna Mae Fahr). Frank was an Italian immigrant, born in Messina, Italy, to Nicholas Boscia and Concetta Olla. This makes Dane DeHaan of at least 1/8th Italian descent. Dane’s great-grandmother Anna had German ancestry, and was the daughter of Jacob Fahr and Bertha S. Deemer.

Sources: Dane’s paternal great-grandfather, William DeHaan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dane’s paternal grandfather, William Robert DeHaan (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.chaseyourtale.com

Genealogy of Dane’s paternal great-grandfather, Edwin Randolph Sine (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.thevillagerose.com

Dane’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine M. Kosegarten, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Some of the Kosegarten genealogy – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Some of Dane’s Welsh ancestry, from Dane’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Pugh – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Dane’s maternal grandmother, Laura M. (Boscia) Cicale – http://obits.lehighvalleylive.com

Obituary of Dane’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Mae (Fahr) Boscia – http://articles.mcall.com

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Andy Lau

December 27, 2007

Place of Birth: Tai Po, British Hong Kong (now Hong Kong) Date of Birth: 27 September, 1961 Ethnicity: Chinese Andy Lau is a Hong Kong actor, singer, and film producer. Photo by Denis Makarenko/Bigstock.com

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Jane Zhang

February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Zhang Liangying Place of Birth: Chengdu, Sichuan, China Date of Birth: October 11, 1984 Ethnicity: Chinese Jane Zhang is a Chinese pop singer. She became famous after appearing in the 2005 season of the Super Girl contest. Photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock

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Isabel Preysler

February 23, 2017

Birth Name: María Isabel Preysler Arrastia Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines Date of Birth: 18 February 1951 Ethnicity: Spanish, Filipino (Kapampangan), Austrian Family Background: Isabel Preysler is a Spanish and Filipino socialite and television host. She is the daughter of Carlos Preysler Perez de Tagle and Beatriz Arrastía Reinares. Her father had Spanish and distant […]

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Steven Crowder

February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Steven Peter Crowder Place of Birth: Grosse Point, Michigan Date of Birth: July 7, 1987 Ethnicity: English father, French-Canadian mother Family Background: Steven Crowder is a conservative and political commentator, actor, comedian and host of Louder with Crowder. Steven Crowder is the son of Darrin S. Crowder and Francine Lacaile. Crowder’s paternal grandparents were most […]

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Mary Wollstonecraft

February 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Spitalfields, London, England Date of Birth: April 27, 1759 Place of Death: Somerstown, London, England Date of Death: September 10, 1797 Ethnicity: *English (father) *Irish (mother) Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and feminist advocate. Her daughter, with journalist and philosopher William Godwin, was writer Mary Shelley. Mary was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dixon) and Edward John […]

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Reginald Arvizu

February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Reginald Arvizu Place of Birth: Los Angeles County, California, United States Date of Birth: November 2, 1969 Ethnicity: *Mexican (father) *French-Canadian, English (mother) Reginald Arvizu, also known as Fieldy, is an American musician. He is the bassist of the metal band Korn. Reginald is the son of Sheri L. (Picard) and Reginald Arvizu. Reginald’s paternal grandparents were Reginald Arvizu (the […]

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