Austin Mahone

by follers on October 19, 2012

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Birth Name: Austin Harris Mahone

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas

Date of Birth: April 4, 1996

*English, German, as well as French, remote Welsh (father)
*Rusyn-Slovak, German (mother)

Austin Harris Mahone is an American singer. His father, Charles Edgar Mahone, had English, German, some French, and remote Welsh, ancestry. His mother, Michele Lee (Demyanovich), is of Czech or Slovak, and German, descent.

On his father’s side, Austin is the grandson of Charles Edgar Mahone (the son of Charles Edgar Mahone and Norma Francelle DeViney) and Sue Ann Freeze (the daughter of Franklin Harris Freeze and Vernell Cason). Austin’s father’s ancestry was heavily English and German, including several lines of recent immigrants from Germany. One of Austin’s paternal great-great-grandmothers, Marie/Mary Denise Perry, was born in France. Austin’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather was William F. Mahone, who was born in Alabama, the son of an Alabama-born father, William Crosby Dawson Mahone, and a Georgia-born mother, Zenora Flournoy Dillard. William’s wife, Austin’s great-great-great-grandmother, Mollie Flattick, was the daughter of German immigrants.

Austin’s maternal grandfather is John William Demyanovich. John is likely of Rusyn descent from Slovakia.

Austin’s maternal grandmother was Mary Loretta Voegler (the daughter of Joseph F. Voegler and Mary Elizabeth Knoll). Mary Voegler was of German descent.

Austin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-grandmother, Helena Anstadt, an ethnic German who was born, c. 1834, in Schwemburg, Alsace, France.

Sources: Genealogy of Austin Mahone (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Austin’s paternal grandfather, Charles Edgar Mahone (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Austin’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Edgar Mahone, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Austin’s paternal great-grandmother, Norma Francelle (DeViney) Mahone Thompson –

Obituary of Austin’s maternal grandmother, Mary Loretta (Voegler) Demyanovich –

Obituary of Austin’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph F. Voegler –

Obituary of, and tribute to, Raymond E. Knoll (the brother of Austin’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Knoll), at –

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Angela Bassett

by ethnic on April 28, 2011

Birth Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett

Birth Place: Harlem, New York, United States

Birth Date: August 16, 1958

Ethnicity: African-American

Angela Bassett is an American actress. She is African-American.

Angela’s paternal grandparents were Daniel Benjamin Bassett, Sr. (the son of William Henry Bassett and Martha Jane Price) and Brownie Younger.

Angela’s maternal grandparents were ? Gilbert and Emma Stoker (the daughter of Slater Stoker and Mina).

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George Clooney

by ethnic on May 13, 2008

Birth Name: George Timothy Clooney

Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: May 6, 1961

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, with more distant Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Scottish, Welsh, remote Dutch, French Huguenot

George Clooney is an American actor. He starred in the Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13, films. He is the son of journalist Nicholas Joseph Clooney and former beauty queen Nina Bruce (Warren). His aunt (father’s sister) was singer Rosemary Clooney.

George’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Hanks, who was the mother of President Abraham Lincoln (they were both the daughters of Lucy Hanks).

George’s father is of half Irish and one quarter German ancestry, with his other quarter being a mix of English, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) ancestry. George’s mother has English ancestry, along with more distant Scottish, Welsh, and remote Dutch and Frengh Huguenot, roots.

George’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Andrew Clooney (the son of Andrew Bartholomew Clooney and Crescentia Koch) and Marie Frances Guilfoyle (the daughter of Michael Joseph Guilfoyle and Martha Adelia Farrow). Andrew’s parents were Irish immigrants, while Crescentia’s parents were of German descent. Michael’s parents were of Irish descent, while Martha had English, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) ancestry.

George’s maternal grandparents were Marvin Jackson Warren (the son of William Henry Warren and Ida Lee Chambers) and Dica Mae Edwards (the daughter of Ansel Leroy Edwards and Nora Bell Perkins). Much of George’s mother’s ancestry is English, along with more distant Scottish, Welsh, and remote Dutch and French Huguenot, roots.

Sources: Genealogies of George Clooney –
Some of his more distant ancestors –

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Madeline Zima

by follers on September 30, 2014

Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth: September 16, 1985

Ethnicity: Polish (maternal grandfather), Italian, German, Irish

Madeline Zima is an American actress. She is the sister of actresses Vanessa Zima and Yvonne Zima.

Her father has Italian ancestry. Her mother is of half Polish, as well as mostly German and some Irish, ancestry. “Zima”, a Polish surname, is her mother’s maiden surname.

Madeline’s maternal grandparents were Henry A. Zima (the son of John L. Zima and Agnes R. Bochnak) and Shirley M. Riley (the daughter of James F. Riley, Jr. and Madeline H. Schmid). Henry’s parents were Polish. Shirley’s father was of Irish and German descent, while Shirley’s mother was of German ancestry.

Sources: Madeline’s maternal grandfather, Henry A. Zima, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Madeline’s maternal grandfather, Henry A. Zima –

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Rebecca De Mornay

by follers on September 30, 2014

Birth Name: Rebecca Jane Pearch

Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, California

Date of Birth: August 29, 1959

Ethnicity: English, German, French

Rebecca De Mornay is an American actress. Her father, Wally George (born George Walter Pearch), was a conservative television and radio commentator.

Rebecca’s paternal grandparents were Walter George Pearch (the son of Walter Pearch and Margaret Elizabeth Dawson) and Eugenia M. Clinchard (a child actress, and the daughter of Frederick Balbach Clinchard and Elsie B. Honnef). Walter was born in England. Frederick’s father was of French and German descent, and Frederick’s mother was German. Elsie was also of German ancestry.

Source: Genealogy of Rebecca’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

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Shawnee Smith

September 29, 2014

Birth Name: Shawnee Rebecca Smith Place of Birth: Orangeburg, South Carolina Date of Birth: July 3, 1969 Ethnicity: English, German, Swiss-German, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) Shawnee Smith is an American actress. Shawnee’s paternal grandparents are James Harold Smith (the son of Robert Grady Smith and Carrie Alice Beacham) and Margaret Anne White (the daughter of Wilber/Wilbur […]

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Karyn Parsons

September 29, 2014

Birth Name:  Karyn Parsons Place of Birth:  Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Date of Birth:  October 8, 1966 Eye Color: Dark Brown Hair Type/Color: Dark Drown Ethnicity: Welsh (father) African American (mother) Karyn Parsons is an actress and model best known for playing Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Photo by

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50 Cent

September 29, 2014

Birth Name: Curtis James Jackson III Place of Birth: South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, United States Date of Birth: July 6, 1975 Ethnicity: African-American Family info: 50 Cent is an American rapper and actor. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Photo by

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