Birth Name: William Edward Wirth
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 23, 1962
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, as well as Scottish and Irish (mother)
Billy Wirth is an American actor, film producer, and artist.
Billy is the son of Jean, an artist, and Morris A. Wirth, a lawyer.
His father, who was born in New York, was Jewish, of Russian Jewish descent. His mother was born in Iowa, of English, as well as Scottish and Irish, ancestry.
Billy’s mother has been said to have Huron Native American ancestry. This is not accurate.
Billy’s paternal grandfather was Louis Werth/Wirth (the son of Oushel Werth and Yette Hof). Louis was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Billy’s paternal grandmother was Esther Weinraub/Weintraub (the daughter of Israel Weintraub and Sarah Binah Weinberg). Esther was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Israel was the son of Louis Weintraub and Esther. Sarah was the daughter of Aaron Moses Weinberg and Esther.
Billy’s maternal grandfather was Edward Charles Collier (the son of Frederick James “Fred” Collier and Estella/Stella Mae Harris). Edward was born in Iowa. Frederick was born in London, England, the son of Edward Charles Collier and Catherine/Catharine Grace Clarkson. Estella was the daughter of John Harris and Margaret J. Young.
Billy’s maternal grandmother was Marguerite/Margaret Potter (the daughter of John Potter and Rose/Roseanna/Rose Anna Claypool). Marguerite was born in Iowa. John was the son of English parents, William M. Potter, from Warwickshire, and Harriet Billingsley, who was born in Staffordshire. Rose was the daughter of Levi Claypool and Rosetta McCool.
Obituary of Billy’s father – http://www.nytimes.com
Marriage record of Billy’s paternal grandparents, Louis Werth/Wirth and Esther Weinraub/Weintraub – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogies of Billy’s paternal great-grandparents, Israel Weintraub and Sarah Binah Weinberg – https://www.geni.com
Billy’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Billy’s maternal grandparents, Edward Charles Collier and Marguerite/Margaret Potter – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Billy’s maternal grandfather, Edward Charles Collier (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Billy’s maternal grandmother, Marguerite/Margaret Potter, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Billy’s maternal great-grandparents, John Potter and Rose/Roseanna/Rose Anna Claypool – https://www.familysearch.org
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