Barrett Foa

by stlucas on October 19, 2017

Birth Name: Barrett C. Foa

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

Date of Birth: September 18, 1977

Ethnicity:
*Italian/Italian Jewish (father)
*Croatian, German (mother)

Barrett Foa is an American actor.

Barrett is the son of Linda R. (Rimanich) and Conrad M. Foa. Barrett’s father is of Italian/Italian Jewish descent. Barrett’s mother has Croatian and German ancestry.

Barrett’s paternal grandfather was Mario Leane Fortunato Foa (the son of Primo Foa). Mario was born in Genoa, Liguria, Italy, and was Jewish. Primo was the son of Fortunato Foa, who founded Foa & Son Insurance Company in Genoa in 1861.

Barrett’s paternal grandmother was named Marie Costa. Marie’s parents were also from Genoa.

Barrett’s maternal grandparents were Simon/Gemon Rimanich and Cresencia “Grace” Spiegel/Spiegl. Simon was born in either Italy or Austria, and was likely an ethnic Croatian. Cresencia was from Bavaria, Germany.

Sources: Information about Barrett’s Foa family – http://www.foason.com
http://www.foason.com

Marriage record of Barrett’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Immigration record of Barrett’s paternal grandfather, Mario Leane Fortunato Foa – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Barrett’s paternal grandfather, Mario Leane Fortunato Foa – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Barrett’s mother – http://www.hfndigital.com

Barrett’s uncle (mother’s brother), Rudolph “Rudy” Rimanich, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Barrett’s aunt (mother’s sister), Marilyn Rimanich – http://www.familysearch.org

Photo by cvanwagoner/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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andrew March 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm

@stlucas

http://www.faboverfifty.com/geri/marie-celebrates-centennial/

The page you linked didn’t say his paternal grandmother’s family was from Genoa, just “during my childhood, my mother cooked in the style of Northern Italy”

stlucas March 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Marie was married to Mario Foa, whom she met when she tutored him in English after he arrived from Genoa in the 1930s. She volunteered to tutor him for free because he came from the same city as her parents.

andrew March 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm

alright

andrew March 22, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Barrett’s paternal grandfather was Mario Foa (Mario Leane Fortunato Foa, the son of Primo Foa). Mario was born in Genoa, Liguria, Italy, and was Jewish. Barrett’s great-grandfather Primo was the son of Fortunato Foa, who founded Foa & Son Insurance Company in Genoa in 1861.

http://www.foason.com/about/#owners

andrew October 20, 2017 at 11:01 am

“Foa” is usually an Italian Jewish surma

madman March 22, 2018 at 12:42 am

Mario Foa’s full name was Mario Leane Fortunato Foa. And indeed, he was Jewish. Not sure about his wife.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24LF-TM4

follers March 22, 2018 at 5:09 am

How do you know he was Jewish?

andrew March 22, 2018 at 5:28 am

“Foa” is uber Jewish

madman March 22, 2018 at 5:42 am

I didn’t add the link for nothing. His race is listed as “South Italian” crossed over, with “Hebrew” added in handwriting.

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