Birth Name: Allen Stephen Covert
Place of Birth: West Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth: October 13, 1964
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), German, Irish, English, Danish
Allen Covert is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. His paternal grandfather was from a German Jewish family, and Allen identifies religiously as Jewish (it is possible that his paternal grandmother converted to Judaism). Allen also has German, Irish, English, and Danish ancestry.
Allen’s paternal grandfather was Gustave Covert (the son of Max Covert and Stella/Estelle Pincus). Gustave was of German Jewish descent. Max was born in New York, the son of Herman/Hyman Covert and Sarah Esther Bernstein. Stella was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Gustave Pincus and Rachel Harris.
Allen’s paternal grandmother was Rivie/Ruth Lillian Becker (the daughter of Henry Charles Becker and Olivia Voila Erickson). Henry was the son of Henry Becker and Mary Bauer/Bowers, who were of German descent. Olivia was the daughter of James Erickson, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and of Elisabeth Schulz, who was German.
Allen’s maternal grandfather was Edmund James Duhy (the son of John Duhy and Ellen Mahony). Edmund was born in London, England, to a father from Waterford, Ireland and a mother from Tipperary, Ireland. John was the son of John Duhy and Kate Power.
Allen’s maternal grandmother was Helen Lois Anderson (the daughter of Little Berry Anderson and Fannie May Miller). Helen had English, and some German, ancestry. Little Berry was the son of Little Berry Andrew Cater Anderson and Matilda Walker. Fannie was the daughter of Stephen Frederick Miller and Julia F. Sweat.
Sources: Allen’s paternal grandfather, Gustave Covert, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Allen’s paternal grandmother, Rivie/Ruth Lillian Becker – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Allen’s maternal great-grandmother, Fannie May Miller – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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