Tiger Woods

by ethnic on January 20, 2017

Birth Name: Eldrick Tont Woods

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1975

*African-American (father)
*Thai (maternal grandfather)
*Dutch, Chinese (maternal grandmother)

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer.

Tiger’s father, Earl Dennison Woods, an infantry officer, baseball player, and writer, was born in Manhattan, Kansas, to African-American parents. Various family rumors have stated that Tiger’s father had Native American and/or Chinese ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. Tiger’s father’s recent ancestors are all listed as “Black” on United States censuses.

Tiger’s mother was born Kultida Punsawad, and is from Thailand. Tiger’s maternal grandfather was Thai, and Tiger’s maternal grandmother had a Dutch father and a Chinese mother.

Tiger is a practicing Buddhist.

Tiger has two children with his former wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

Tiger’s paternal grandfather was named Miles Woods (the son of Katherine). Miles was born in Louisiana.

Tiger’s paternal grandmother was Maude E. Carter (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Carter and Hattie). Maude was born in Kansas. Lewis was the son of Valentine Carter and Amanda.

Sources: Genealogy of Tiger Woods – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Tiger Woods (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Tiger’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

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Owen Vaccaro

by follers on June 24, 2016

Owen Vaccaro – “Daddy’s Home 2” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. (likely)

Date of Birth: c. 2005

*Italian (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German, remote Dutch (mother)

Owen Vaccaro is an American actor. He stars as the lead, Lewis Barnavelt, in the film The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018).

Owen’s paternal grandparents are Ralph A. Vaccarro (the son of Ralph Anthony Vaccaro and Helen Elaine/M. Biondi) and Carole/Carol A. Delorenzo.

Owen’s maternal grandfather is Wayne Spencer Ator (the son of Henry Avon Ator and Claudine J. Caie). Henry was born in Missouri, the son of Henry Jefferson Ator and Nancy Lillie/Lilly Ann Riley. Claudine was born in Michigan, the daughter of John Sherman Caie, whose parents were Scottish, and of Marion Wright.

Owen’s maternal grandmother is Cassie E. Adler (the daughter of John William Adler and Cassandra Elizabeth “Cassie” Wilder). John was born in Tennessee, the son of James Christopher Adler, whose father was German, from Württemberg, and of Mary Elizabeth Reedy, whose mother was Irish. Owen’s great-grandmother Cassandra was born in Alabama, the daughter of Abijah Chapman Wilder and Cora B. Lula Bartlett.

Sources: Owen’s maternal great-grandmother, Claudine J. Caie, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Owen’s maternal great-grandmother, Claudine J. (Caie) Ator – http://obituaries.valdostadailytimes.com

Owen’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Sherman Caie and Marion Wright Chapman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Owen’s maternal great-grandfather, John William Adler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Owen’s maternal great-grandfather, John William Adler – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Owen’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Christopher Adler – https://www.findagrave.com

Death record of Owen’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Christopher Adler – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Owen’s maternal great-grandmother, Cassandra Elizabeth “Cassie” (Wilder) Adler – https://www.washingtonpost.com

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Olivia Cooke

by follers on April 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES - MAR 12:  Olivia Cooke arrives to the A&E Network P

Birth Name: Olivia Kate Cooke

Place of Birth: Oldham, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 27 December, 1993

Ethnicity: English

Olivia Cooke is an English actress.

Olivia’s maternal grandfather is Daniel Wild (the son of Reuben Wild and Annie Charlesworth). Daniel was born in Littleborough, Lancashire.

Olivia’s paternal grandmother is June Fish (whose parents’ surnames were Fish and Wood). June was born in Littleborough, Lancashire.

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Antonio Banderas

by ethnic on December 25, 2015

Birth Name: José Antonio Domínguez Bandera

Place of Birth: Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth: 10 August, 1960

Ethnicity: Spanish [including Andalusian]

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, director, and producer.

He was born in Málaga, Málaga, Spain, the son of Ana Bandera Gallego and José Domínguez Prieto. He has a daughter with his former partner, Sonnia Gomez, and a daughter, actress Stella Banderas, with his former wife, American actress Melanie Griffith.

Antonio’s paternal grandparents were Bartolomí Domínguez and Isabel Prieto.

Antonio’s maternal grandparents were Rafael Bandera and Francisca Gallego.

A DNA test of uncertain value whose results were displayed on the show El árbol de tu vida stated that Antonio’s genetic ancestry matches to the following countries:

*50% Spain
*20% Italy
*12% Portugal
*11% Jordan
*7% Mexico

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Cate Blanchett

by follers on September 8, 2015


Birth Name: Catherine Élise Blanchett

Place of Birth: Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1969

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, small amounts of Cornish and Northern Irish, remote French

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator (2004), and the Academy Award for Best Actress for Blue Jasmine (2013).

Her father was American, from Texas, and her mother was Australian. Cate’s father was of English, Scottish, and remote French, ancestry. Cate’s mother has English, Scottish, Cornish, and 1/8th Northern Irish, ancestry.

The surname Blanchett is often assumed to be of French origin. Cate’s last traceable patrilineal ancestor appears to be James G. Blanchett, who was born, c. 1810, in North Carolina. It is not clear if James had French ancestry. Cate does have French roots from her paternal nine times great-grandmother, Martha Brasseur, making Cate of at least 1/2048 French ancestry (through that line).

Cate is married to playwright, screenwriter, and director Andrew Upton, with whom she has four children.

Cate’s paternal grandfather was Robert DeWitt Blanchett (the son of John Cullen Blanchett and Mary Jane Mosley). Robert was born in Arkansas, to a father from Tennessee and a mother from Texas. John was the son of William Blanchett and Charlotte Greer. Mary Jane was the daughter of William Marion Mosley/Moseley and Sarah Ellen McWhorter.

Cate’s paternal grandmother was Merle Jenevieve King (the daughter of Jasper Noel King and Cora A. Craft/Croft). Merle was born in Oklahoma. Jasper was the son of Thomas F. King and Frances/Fannie B. Henderson. Cora was the daughter of John Franklin Craft and Mary Elizabeth McWherter/McWhirter.

Cate’s maternal grandfather was Horace Thomas Gamble (the son of Morris Frederick Horsley Gamble and Anne Maud Maule). Horace was born in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. Morris was the son of Walter Mitchell Gamble, who was Northern Irish, and of Marianne Barker, who was born in London, England. Anne was the daughter of Scottish parents, Thomas Hunter Maule and Janet Catherine Reid, from Melrose, Roxburghshire.

Cate’s maternal grandmother was Rosalie Jean Wood (the daughter of Herbert Edward Wood and Janet Wilson Dunstan). Rosalie was born in Charlton, Victoria, Australia. Herbert was the son of Samuel Wood, who was born in Kent, England, and of Sarah Cornish Clements. Janet was the daughter of William Henry Dunstan, who was born in Cornwall, England, and of Colina McDougall Campbell, who was Scottish.

Sources: Genealogies of Cate Blanchett – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Cate Blanchett (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Cate’s paternal grandfather, Robert DeWitt Blanchett (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Cate’s paternal grandfather, Robert DeWitt Blanchett, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Cate’s paternal grandmother, Merle Jenevieve King, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Cate’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Walter Mitchell Gamble – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Jack Black

December 25, 2008

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September 24, 2018

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September 22, 2018

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Gordon B. Hinckley

September 22, 2018

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Thomas S. Monson

September 22, 2018

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