Kevin O’Leary

by follers on May 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JAN 10:  Kevin O'Leary attends the ABC TCA Winter

Birth Name: Terence Thomas Kevin O’Leary

Place of Birth: Montreal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: 9 July, 1954

*Irish (father)
*Lebanese (mother)

Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessperson, journalist, writer, investor, financial commentator, and television personality.

He is a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada’s next leadership election, scheduled for May 27, 2017.

Kevin is the son of Georgette (Bookalam) and Terry O’Leary. His father was Irish. His mother was born in Canada, to Lebanese parents.

Kevin’s maternal grandparents were Yusef/Joseph Deeb Bukalam/Abukalam/Bookalam (the son of Mitchell Bookalam and M. Sasslorier) and Akaber/Ahabur Koury/Courey (the daughter of William Koury and M. Sullamey).

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Justin Long

by follers on January 9, 2016

2013 Tribeca Film Festival - "A Case of You" - Arrivals

Birth Name: Justin J. Long

Place of Birth: Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1978

*37.5% German
*37.5% Italian/Sicilian
*25% Polish

Justin Long is an American actor. He is the son of Wendy Lesniak, an actress, and R. James Long (Raymond James Long), a professor of philosophy.

His family’s surname was “Lang” several generations back. His father is of three quarters German and one quarter Italian/Sicilian descent. His mother is of half Polish and half Italian/Sicilian ancestry.

Justin’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his German great-great-great-grandparents, Valentine J. Long, who was born c. 1829, and Marguerite/Mary Frankenberger, who was born c. 1828, in Miltenberg, and to Valentine’s parents, Justin’s great-great-great-great-grandparents Valentine Lang and Caecilia/Cecilia/Coecilia Karcher.

Justin’s paternal grandfather was Raymond J. Long, Jr. (the son of Raymond Jacob Long and Theresa Frances Holzschuh/Holzschuk). Justin’s great-grandfather Raymond was born in New York, the son of Jacob C. Long and Josephine Brichler, who were of German descent. Theresa was born in New York, also of German origin, and was the daughter of Joseph Holzschuh/Holzschuk, who was born in Muckenthal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and of Anna Catherine Mattern, whose parents were German.

Justin’s paternal grandmother was Lorraine Concetta Iuppa (the daughter of Louis Pietro Iuppa and Catherine/Katherine F. Hoffend). Louis was born in New York, to Italian parents, Luigi/Louis La Iuppa, from Geraci Siculo, Palermo, Sicily, and Concetta “Jennie” Spallina, who was also of Sicilian origin. Catherine was born in New York, the daughter of Nicholas Hoffend, who was born in Koblenz, Germany, and of Julia T. Herbst, whose parents were from K, Hessen, Germany.

Justin’s maternal grandfather was William J. Lesniak (the son of William Wozciech Lesniak and Anna Niziolek/Nizcolek). Justin’s grandfather William was born in New York, to Polish parents, with his father being from Galicia.

Justin’s maternal grandmother is Josephine Fasnelli (the daughter of Laurence Fasnelli). Josephine was born in New York, to Italian/Sicilian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Justin Long (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Justin’s father –

Justin’s paternal grandfather, Raymond J. Long, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Justin’s paternal great-grandmother, Theresa Frances Holzschuh/Holzschuk, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Justin’s paternal grandmother, Lorraine Concetta Iuppa (focusing on her father’s side) –

Justin’s paternal grandmother, Lorraine Concetta Iuppa, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Justin’s maternal grandfather, William J. Lesniak, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Justin’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Fasnelli, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Lucas Till

by follers on October 23, 2015

Lucas Till 21st Birthday Celebration at Chateau Nightclub in Las Vegas on August 12, 2011

Birth Name: Lucas Daniel Till

Place of Birth: Fort Hood, Bell, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 10, 1990

Ethnicity: English (mostly), along with Swiss-German, German, and Scottish

Lucas Till is an American actor, musician, and writer.

Lucas has a lot of English, as well as some Swiss-German, German, and Scottish, ancestry. One Swiss-German branch of Lucas’s family tree immigrated to South Carolina in the 1700s.

Lucas’s patrilineal line traces back to Henma Tyll, who was born, c. 1620, in Switzerland. Most of Lucas’s recent ancestors were born in the American South.

Lucas’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. Dr. Jacob Elvin Till, Jr. (the son of The Rev. Jacob Elvin Till, Sr. and Minnie Lee Morris/Maurice). Lucas’s great-grandfather The Rev. Jacob was the son of Andrew Allen Till and Martha Jane Majors.

Lucas’s paternal grandmother is Sandra Lela Clark (the daughter of Lawrence Bryan Clark and Dorma Blondina Caldwell). Dorma was the daughter of Thomas Edgar Caldwell and Ora Ethel Wiley.

Lucas’s maternal grandfather is Johnny Wayne Brady (the son of Johnny Clarence Brady and Irene Snider/Snyder). Lucas’s great-grandfather Johnny was the son of Daniel Webster Brady and Rosa Alice Phillips. Irene was the daughter of William Ivan Snider/Snyder and Nancy “Nannie” R. Sizemore.

Lucas’s maternal grandmother is Trelby Jeannette Parris/Parrish (the daughter of Preston “Pat” Parris and Eva “Evie” C. Turner). Preston was the son of William David Parris and Mary Ann “Annie” McKerley. Eva was the daughter of Ernest Glenn Turner and Leola Jane Tanner.

Sources: Genealogy of Lucas’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. Dr. Jacob Elvin Till, Jr. –

Genealogy of Lucas’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. Dr. Jacob Elvin Till, Jr. (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Lucas’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Till –

Engagement announcement of Lucas’s maternal grandparents, Johnny Wayne Brady and Trelby Jeannette Parris –

Lucas’s maternal grandfather, Johnny Wayne Brady, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Lucas’s maternal great-grandmother, Irene Snider/Snyder, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Lucas’s maternal grandmother, Trelby Jeannette Parris/Parrish (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Obituary of Lucas’s matrilineal great-grandmother, Eva “Evie” C. (Turner) Parris –

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Zoë Saldaña

by ethnic on August 28, 2014

Birth Name: Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario

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

Date of Birth: June 19, 1978

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Dominican, evidently small amount of Lebanese and Haitian

Zoë Saldaña is an American actress and dancer. She is known for her roles in the films Guess Who, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others.

Zoë is the daughter of Asalia (Nazario) and Aridio Saldaña. She is a black Latina. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She is also said to have some degree of Lebanese and Haitian ancestry. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Zoë is married to Italian artist Marco Perego.



Kevin Bacon

by follers on October 20, 2013

Birth Name: Kevin Norwood Bacon

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

Date of Birth: July 8, 1958

Ethnicity: English (mostly), some German and Irish

Kevin Bacon is an American actor and musician.

Kevin is the son of Ruth Hilda (Holmes), a teacher and liberal activist, and Edmund Bacon (Edmund Norwood Bacon), a prominent urban planner, architect, educator, and author, who shaped the city of Philadelphia. Along with his brother, Michael Bacon, he is part of the musical duo The Bacon Brothers. Kevin is married to actress Kyra Sedgwick.

Kevin is of mostly English, and some German and Irish, ancestry. Much of his family tree goes back to Colonial America of the 1600s.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was Ellis Williams Bacon (the son of Thomas Pryor Bacon and Anne Elizabeth Ellis). Thomas was the son of Edmund Pryor Bacon and Martha White Watson. Anne was the daughter of James Pemberton Ellis and Hannah Henry Sterling.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother was Helen Atkinson Comly (the daughter of Robert Comly and Lydia Townsend Atkinson). Robert was the son of Charles B. Comly and Deborah/Debby Ann Newbold. Lydia was the daughter of George Tatum Atkinson and Elizabeth Townsend Bond.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Artemas Holmes (the son of Artemas Henry Holmes and Lillian Stokes). Kevin’s great-grandfather Artemas was the son of Artemas Lawrence Holmes and Mary Margaret Bloomer. Lillian was the daughter of Henry Stokes and Mary Ann Stiles.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Frances Smith (the daughter of George Campbell Smith and Annie K. Schmertz). George was the son of Francis Shubael Smith and Mary Jellett/Kellett Duff. Annie was the daughter of William Erwin Schmertz and Amelia A. Kammerer.

Kevin and his wife Kyra Sedgwick are ninth cousins, once removed, through their common ancestors Richard Willets (born 1618) and Mary Washbush (born 1629). A genealogical relationship of this degree is extremely common among people of Colonial American ancestry.

A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) stated that Kevin’s genetic ancestry is:

*100% European

Sources: Genealogies of Kevin Bacon –

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John Goodman

October 19, 2012

Birth Name: John Stephen Goodman Place of Birth: Affton, Missouri, U.S. Date of Birth: June 20, 1952 Ethnicity: English, Welsh, German John Goodman is an American actor. He is the son of Virginia Roos (Loosmore) and Leslie F. Goodman. One genealogy traces John’s patrilineal line to William Goodman and Mary Archer, who were born, c. […]

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J. K. Simmons

April 30, 2010

Birth Name: Jonathan Kimble Simmons Place of Birth: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S. Date of Birth: January 9, 1955 Ethnicity: English, as well as smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, and Welsh J. K. Simmons is an American actor. J. K.’s paternal grandfather was Guy Simmons (the son of William Martin Simmons […]

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Brant Daugherty

January 18, 2017

Birth Name: Brant David Daugherty Place of Birth: Mason, Ohio, United States Date of Birth: August 20, 1985 Ethnicity: *Irish, possibly other (father) *Slovak, Italian (mother) Brant Daugherty is an American actor and dancer. He is the son of Mary Beth (Hirt) and David Daugherty, an art teacher. Brant’s maternal grandfather was Andrew/Ondrej J. Hirt (the son of […]

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Johnny Carson

January 18, 2017

Birth Name: John William Carson Date of Birth: October 23, 1925 Place of Birth: Corning, Iowa, United States Date of Death: January 23, 2005 Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States Ethnicity: English, with some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, Dutch, French, distant Scottish and Swiss-German Johnny Carson was an American comedian and television host. He was the host […]

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Heidi Range

January 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, U.K. Date of Birth: May 23, 1983 Ethnicity: Scottish, possibly other Heidi Range is a British singer and songwriter. She was a member of the group Sugababes, along with Amelle Berrabah, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, Siobhán Donaghy, and Jade Ewen. Heidi is the daughter of Karen F. (Livingstone) and Paul D. Range. […]

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Nathan Fielder

January 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Date of Birth: May 12, 1983 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish Nathan Fielder is a Canadian comedian, writer, and actor. He is the creator and star of the docu-reality comedy television series Nathan for You on Comedy Central. Source: Photo by Prphotos

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Sibi Blazic

January 18, 2017

Birth Name: Srboslava or Srbislava Blazic Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Date of Birth: April 14, 1970 Ethnicity: Serbian Sibi Blazic is an American actress, model, and make-up artist. She is married to actor Christian Bale, with whom has two children. Sibi is the daughter of Slobodan Blazic and Nadezda Topalski, who were both […]

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