Ben Rosenfield

by follers on June 25, 2014

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Place of Birth: Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 1, 1992

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Scottish, German, Danish, Irish (mother)

Ben Rosenfield is an American actor and musician. He is the son of comedians Kate Redway and Stephen Rosenfield, and a great-grandson of Danish diplomat Henrik De Kauffmann.

Ben’s father is of Ukrainian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent. Ben’s mother has English, Scottish, German, Danish, and Irish ancestry. It is possible that Ben’s mother converted to Judaism.

Ben was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He has said that, as a child, he “connected deeply to [his] Jewish ancestry, and practiced the religion faithfully”.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Albert James Redway (tbe son of Albert James Redway and Edith Wright Parker). Ben’s grandfather Albert had English ancestry. Ben’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of Albert James Redway and Lulu Maud/Maude Hipp. Edith was the daughter of Chauncey Goodrich Parker and Dora Mason Wright.

Ben’s maternal grandmother is Tilda/Zilla Mathilde de Kauffmann (the daughter of Henrik Louis Hans von Kauffmann and Charlotte Stone MacDougall). Henrik was born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse-Nassau, Germany, and had German and Danish ancestry, the son of Aage Basse Gustav von Kauffmann and Mathilde Berta Luise von Bernus; Ben’s great-grandfather Henrik De Kauffmann served as the Danish Ambassador to the United States during World War II. Ben’s great-grandmother Charlotte was American, the daughter of Admiral William Dugald MacDougall and Charlotte Sackett/Buttrick Stone. Charlotte had Scottish and English ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Ben’s maternal grandfather, Albert James Redway – http://www.gunstonhall.org

Obituary of Ben’s maternal grandfather, Albert James Redway – http://ww2.fairfaxtimes.com

Genealogy of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Tilda/Zilla Mathilde de Kauffmann – http://noblecircles.com

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neiltennant August 30, 2016 at 8:57 am

he could easily play justin TIMBERLAKE in a biopic

WTF January 29, 2015 at 4:49 am

I clearly the African in this man.

WTF January 29, 2015 at 4:50 am

I clearly SEE the African in this man. **** Fucking typo.

follers January 29, 2015 at 7:33 am

African? You mean Jewish?

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