XXXTentacion RIP

by ethnic on April 4, 2018

Birth name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy

Date of Birth: January 23, 1998

Place of Birth: Plantation, Florida, U.S.

Date of Death: June 18, 2018

Place of Death: Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, possibly other

XXXTentacion, also known as Young Dagger Dick, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

He was the son of Cleopatra Freeman and Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy. As stated here, his mother is Jamaican. It appears that his father is Jamaican, as well.

His surname, Onfroy, can be found in France, England, and Germany, and is also a common name in Jamaica.

XXXTentacion was mainly raised by his grandmother, Collette Jones.

In an interview on 103.5 The Beat, XXXTentacion stated that his ancestry was also Syrian, Italian, and Indian. It is possible that he had French and German ancestry, as well. It is not clear if any of these lineages have been verified/documented.

{ 2 comments }

Trevor Jackson

by follers on February 9, 2018

Trevor Jackson – “Think Like A Man Too” Hollywood Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Koi Sojer / PR Photo

Birth Name: Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 30, 1996

Ethnicity: African-American

Trevor Jackson is an American dancer, actor, singer, and songwriter. He plays the lead of the film Superfly (2018).

{ 0 comments }

Sarah Paulson

by follers on July 10, 2014

2014 PaleyFest - Closing Night Presentation - "American Horror Story" - Arrivals

Birth Name: Sarah Catharine Paulson

Place of Birth: Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 17, 1974

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Danish, Scottish, some German, French, and Welsh

Sarah Paulson is an American actress.

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. Douglas Lyle Paulson, Sr. (the son of Frederick Albert “Fred” Paulson and Margaret Annie Chernault/Chenault). The Rev. Douglas was born in Virginia. Frederick was born in Wisconsin, to Danish parents, Hans/Hens Peter Paulson and Karen Maria Hansdatter. Margaret was the daughter of John James Chenault and Judith Lavalette/Lavalet Penick.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother is Mazie Gwendolyn Cook (the daughter of Walter Sherrard Cook and Mary Edith Pugh). Mazie was born in Virginia. Walter was the son of Thomas Jackson Cook and Eliza Susan Ellenger. Mary Edith was the daughter of Clarence Marshall and Susan Rita Alexander.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was John Henry Dolcater, Jr. (the son of John Henry Dolcater and Julia Anna Waters). Sarah’s grandfather John was born in Florida. Sarah’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Chauncey Dolcater and Mary Susan Mitchell. Julia was the daughter of John Shaw Waters and Lucretia Elizabeth Bell.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother is June Unger (the daughter of David Sloan Maxwell Unger, Jr. and Catharine/Catherine Gordon Burgett). June was born in Alabama. David was the son of David Sloane Maxwell Unger and Athalie/Athaliea Evangeline Harrington. Catharine was the daughter of William Plumer Burgett and Eleanor Ella Sage.

Sources: Genealogies of Sarah Paulson – https://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Douglas Lyle Paulson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sarah’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Annie Chernault/Chenault – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Sarah’s maternal great-grandparents, John Henry Dolcater and Julia Anna Waters, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sarah’s maternal great-grandfather, John Henry Dolcater – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Sarah’s maternal great-grandfather, David Sloan Maxwell Unger, Jr. – https://www.findagrave.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

{ 2 comments }

Charlie Day

by berenstainboy82 on September 14, 2013

FXX Network Fall 2013 Launch Party and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "The League" Los Angeles Premieres - Arrivals

Birth Name: Charles Peckham Day

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1976

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, along with remote Welsh, French, and Scottish

Charlie Day is an American actor, comedian, musician, screenwriter, and producer. He is married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis, with whom he has a son.

Charlie’s family’s surname was changed from Del Giorno to Day before his father was born. Charlie’s father is of Italian and Irish ancestry. Charlie’s mother is of mostly English ancestry, with remote Irish, Welsh, French, and Scottish, roots. Many or most lines of her family have lived in the United States since the 1600s, largely in New England. Through his mother, Charlie is a Mayflower descendant.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Gabriel John Day (the son of Armando “Edward” J. Del Giorno and Margaret Mirra). Gabriel was born in Pennsylvania. Edward was born in Italy. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, Antonino Mirra, who was from Salerno, Campania, and of Consiglia Busillo. At some point, the family’s surname was changed from Del Giorno to Day.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Annie E. O’Neill (the daughter of Charles Joseph O’Neill and Mary Catherine “Irene” Maloney). Anna was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents. Mary Catherine was also born in Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents, Thomas Joseph Maloney and Mary Agnus Gill.

Charlie’s maternal grandfather was Lawton Parker Greenman Peckham (the son of Reuben Wallace Peckham and Adelaide Marie/Maria Greenman). Lawton and his parents were born in Rhode Island. Reuben was the son of Elisha Clarke/Clark Peckham and Ardelia Peckham. Adelaide was the daughter of John Alonzo Greenman and Ida Lilla/Lila Bradley.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Catherine/Katharine Hartwell Austin (the daughter of Roswell Mears Austin and Katherine/Katharine Mussey/Muzzy Sewall/Sewell). Charlie’s grandmother Catherine, and her parents, were born in Vermont. Roswell was the son of Chauncey Goodrich Austin and Anne Matilda/Mathilda Robinson. Charlie’s great-grandmother Katherine was the daughter of The Rev. John Ladd Sewall/Sewell and Catherine/Katherine Mussey Hartwell.

Sources: Tribute to, and genealogy of, Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Gabriel John Day (Gabriel J. Del Giorno) – http://www.findagrave.com

Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Gabriel John Day, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Charlie’s paternal grandmother, Anna/Annie E. O’Neill, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Charlie Day (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Charlie’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Catherine/Katharine Hartwell Austin (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Charlie’s maternal great-grandfather, Roswell Mears Austin (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Charlie’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, Catherine/Katherine Mussey Hartwell (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Photo by PrPhotos

{ 9 comments }

Jake Johnson

by follers on September 8, 2013

image

Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1978

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German (maternal grandfather)
*Polish (maternal grandmother)

Jake Johnson is an American actor, comedian, and director.

He was born under the surname Weinberger. His father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Hungary, Poland, and Russia). His mother is of half Polish descent, with the rest of her ancestry being English, Scottish, Irish, and German. Jake’s mother is Catholic.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Carlyle Frank Weinberger (the son of Emanuel/Emmanuel Weinberger and Julia Waldman). Carlyle was born in Illinois. Emanuel was born in Illinois, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Frank Refile Weinberger and Cecilia Simka Schiff. Julia was born in Illinois, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish parents, Carl Waldman and Kate Greenfield.

Jake’s paternal grandmother was Lilyan Turek (the daughter of Joseph Turek and Hesha “Jenny” Leavitt). Lilyan was born in Illinois. Joseph was born in Ostrov, Russia, the son of Polish Jewish parents, Isadore Turek and Libeh Fish. Hesha was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the daughter of Yisroel Chaim/Hyman Leavitt and Raisel “Rose” Gomberg.

Jake’s maternal grandfather was Edward James Johnson (the son of John Samuel Johnson and Josephine/Johanna Hickey). John had English and Scottish ancestry, and was the son of Russell Stuart Johnson and Mary Caroline Egger. Josephine was the daughter of Patrick Hickey, who was Irish, and of Barbara Dosch, who was German.

Jake’s maternal grandmother was Lucille/Lucy Kopacz, later Kopacz-Torner (the daughter of Julius Kopacz and Josephine Kowalska). Lucille was born in Wisconsin. Julius was born in Poland, the son of Marian Kopacz and Mary Wisnieioska. Josephine was born in Poland, the daughter of Thomas Kowalski and Elzbieta Malinowska. Elzbieta was from Suwalki in Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Jake Johnson (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
https://www.geni.com

Jake’s paternal grandfather, Carlyle Frank Weinberger, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jake’s paternal grandmother, Lilyan Turek, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jake Johnson (fcousing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Jake’s maternal grandmother, Lucille/Lucy Kopacz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jake’s maternal great-grandparents, Julius Kopacz and Josephine Kowalska – https://familysearch.org

Photo by PrPhotos

{ 1 comment }

Awkwafina

February 14, 2013

Birth Name: Nora J. Lum Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S. Date of Birth: June 2, 1988 Ethnicity: *Chinese (father) *Korean (mother) Awkwafina is an American rapper, television personality, and actress. Her father is American, and is of Chinese ancestry. Her Korean mother moved to the U.S. in 1972. Awkwafina was raised in Forest […]

Read the full article →

Jenée LaMarque

June 19, 2018

Birth Name: Jenée Nicole Lamarque Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States Date of Birth: February 2, 1980 Ethnicity: *Mexican (father) *English, French, Norwegian, Swedish (mother) Jenée LaMarque is an American filmmaker, writer, and director. Jenée is the daughter of Janice Lynette (Millsap) and Hector M. LaMarque. Jenée is married to film composer Julian Wass, […]

Read the full article →

Cara Zavaleta

June 19, 2018

Birth Name: Cara S. Zavaleta Place of Birth: Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S. Date of Birth: June 15, 1980 Ethnicity: *Mexican [Basque, possibly other] (father) *English, Scottish, Irish, German (mother) Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress. Cara is the daughter of Shelly Ann (Shope) and Arnold Zavaleta. Cara’s father has Mexican ancestry, and his […]

Read the full article →

Nelson Franklin

June 19, 2018

Birth Name: Nelson Leopold Franklin Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States Date of Birth: July 2, 1985 Ethnicity: *Ashkenazi Jewish (father) *French, possibly other (mother) Nelson Franklin is an American actor. Nelson is the son of Catherine Michelle/Michel (Deshayes) and screenwriter Howard Franklin (born Howard William Franklin). Nelson’s father is Jewish. Nelson’s mother’s […]

Read the full article →

Robert Capron

June 19, 2018

Birth Name: Robert B. Capron, Jr. Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. Date of Birth: July 8, 1998 Ethnicity: French-Canadian, smaller amounts of Irish and English, 1/8th Portuguese Robert Capron is an American actor, voice artist, film producer, film director, and comedian. Robert is the son of Kaye and Robert Wayne “Bob” Capron, Sr. […]

Read the full article →

Donald Crisp

June 19, 2018

Birth Name: George William Crisp Date of Birth: 27 July, 1882 Place of Birth: Poplar, London, England, U.K. Date of Death: May 25, 1974 Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S. Ethnicity: English Donald Crisp was an English actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for How Green Was My Valley […]

Read the full article →