Toby Kebbell

by follers on September 16, 2013

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" World Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Tobias Alistair Patrick Kebbell

Place of Birth: Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 9 July, 1982

Ethnicity: Irish, English, some Scottish

Toby Kebbell is an English actor, the son of Michelle J. L. (Mathers) and Robert J. K. Kebbell. He has Irish, English, and some Scottish, ancestry. His patrilineal line traces back to Lionel Kibbell, who was born in the 1600s, in England.

Toby’s paternal grandparents were Leonard William Kebbell (the son of John Falconer Kebbell and Nora Arline Gorman) and Lilian Joan Coombs (the daughter of Walter Joseph Coombs and Elizabeth Rebecca Winfield). Toby’s paternal grandfather was of mostly English descent, with some Irish and Scottish roots.

Toby’s maternal grandparents were Arthur J. D. Mathers and Felicity Edith Fennell. It is likely that Toby’s mother is of at least part Irish descent.

Source: Genealogy of Toby’s paternal grandfather, Leonard William Kebbell – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Gene Hackman

by follers on September 19, 2012

47th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(Hackman with his wife)

Birth Name: Eugene Allen Hackman

Place of Birth: San Bernardino, California

Date of Birth: January 30, 1930

Ethnicity: German (paternal great-grandfather), English, Scottish

Gene Hackman is an American actor. His paternal great-grandfather was from a Pennsylvania Dutch (German) background. Much of the rest of his ancestry seems English, partly by way of Canada, with some Scottish.

Gene’s paternal grandparents were William Henry Hackman (the son of Ezra T. Hackman and Amelia Ann Childs) and Julia A. Morrison (the daughter of Alexander Morrison and Cynthia Macoy). Ezra’s parents were Jacob Hackman and Rebecca Margaret Staman. Jacob and Rebecca had German ancestry.

Gene’s maternal grandparents were Joseph William Gray (the son of Joseph Bellairs Gray and Ellen Penrose Harding) and Beatrice Anna Powell (the daughter of John Powell and Beatrice H.). Ellen’s parents were William Bentinck Harding and Hannah Nicholls or Nichol. Joseph William Gray was born in London, Ontario, Canada. Beatrice Anna Powell was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Joseph and Beatrice were both of English descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Gene Hackman – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://familypedia.wikia.com

Marriage record of Gene’s maternal grandparents, Joseph H. Gray and Beatrice A. Powell – https://familysearch.org

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Steve Jobs

by ethnic on October 6, 2011

Birth Name: Steven Paul Jobs

Date of Birth: February 24, 1955

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

Date of Death: October 5, 2011

Place of Death: Palo Alto, California

Ethnicity:
*Syrian (biological father)
*German, Swiss-German (biological mother)

Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor who was the co-founder of Apple Inc. His biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, was a Syrian Muslim. His biological mother, Joanne Carole (Schieble), was an American of German and Swiss-German descent. His biological sister is writer Mona Simpson.

Steve was adopted by Clara (Hagopian), who was of Armenian descent, and Paul Reinhold Jobs, who was of German descent. Steve passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. He will be remembered for the technological innovations he contributed to the world.

Steve’s biological maternal grandparents were Arthur Casper Anthony Schieble (the son of Kaspar/Casper Schieble and Anna M. Acker) and Irene Thekla Ziegler (the daughter of Rudolph Ferdinand Ziegler and Hedwig “Hattie” Horn). Kaspar was born in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland. Hedwig was born in Saxony, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Steve Jobs – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Steve Jobs’ biological parents (focusing on his biological mother’s side) – http://dgmweb.net

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Michael Fassbender

by ethnic on April 24, 2010

32nd Annual London Film Critics' Circle Awards - Arrivals

Date of Birth: 2 April, 1977

Birth Place: Heidelberg, Germany

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Irish (mother)

Michael Fassbender is a German and Irish actor. His father is German and his mother is Irish. He was born in Germany and raised in Ireland.

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Meagan Good

by ethnic on January 27, 2008

Birth Name: Meagan Monique Good

Birth Place: Panorama City, California, USA

Date of Birth: August 8, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Barbadian, African-American, Puerto Rican (father)
*African-American, Creole, possibly Cherokee Native American and Jewish (mother)

Meagan Good is an American actress. She starred in the movies Stomp the Yard and You Got Served. In an interview on Dallasblack.com, she stated:

“My mother’s mother is Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother’s father was Cherokee Indian and something else. My dad’s mother’s Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados.”
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It is not clear if Meagan’s Cherokee Native American or Jewish ancestry have been documented/verified.

Meagan’s maternal grandfather was Emmett Arnett Wardlow II (the son of Emmett Arnett Wardlow and Nellie Bernett). Emmett II is listed as “Negro” (black) on the 1930 U.S. census, and he and his parents (who are also listed as “Negro” on the 1930 U.S. Census) were all born in Arkansas.

Meagan’s maternal grandmother was Dolores Armstrong (the daughter of David “Dave” Armstrong and Josephine Ross). Dolores was born in Arkansas, as was her father  (whose own parents were from Alabama), while her mother was born in Louisiana, as were her own parents. Dolores and her parents are all listed as “Negro” on the 1940 U.S. Census. On the 1930 U.S. Census, David “Dave” and Josephine are also listed as “Negro”. On the 1920 U.S. Census, however, David “Dave” is listed as “Black” while Josephine is listed as “Mulatto”.

Sources: Meagan’s maternal grandfather, Emmett Arnett Wardlow II, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Meagan’s maternal grandmother, Dolores Armstrong, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Meagan’s maternal great-grandfather, David / Dave Armstrong (along with his wife, Meagan’s great-grandmother, Josephine), on the 1920 U.S. Census and the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
https://familysearch.org

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Samantha Mathis

September 22, 2014

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Ronaldinho

September 22, 2014

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Jordi Mollà

September 22, 2014

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Mizuo Peck

September 22, 2014

Place of Birth: New York City, New York Date of Birth: August 18, 1977 Ethnicity: *English, Irish (father) *Japanese (mother) Mizuo Peck is an American actress. Her father had English and Irish ancestry. Her mother is of Japanese ancestry. Mizuo’s father is also said to have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if […]

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David Suchet

September 21, 2014

Place of Birth: Paddington, London, England, UK Date of Birth: 2 May, 1946 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, English (maternal grandmother) David Suchet is an English actor, known for his brilliant television performances as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. He was born to English actress Joan Patricia Jarché and South African-born gynaecologist Jack Suchet, who immigrated to England […]

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