Brittny Gastineau

by ethnic on December 30, 2009

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

Date of Birth: November, 1982

Ethnicity:
*French, English (father)
*Italian, Polish, Russian (mother)

Brittny Gastineau is an American model, socialite, and reality television personality. Her father, Marcus “Mark” Dell Gastineau, is a former New York Jets player. Her mother, Lisa (D’Amico), is a Manhattan socialite. Brittny is known for starring on the reality series The Gastineau Girls and Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.

Brittny’s father has French and English ancestry. Brittny’s mother has Italian, Polish, and Russian ancestry.

Brittny’s paternal grandparents are Ernest Cordell Gastineau (the son of Claud Ernest Gastineau and Mary Alice Judd) and Wanda Lucille Nuttall.

Brittny’s maternal grandfather is Leo D’Amico.

Brittny’s maternal grandmother is Joan Caveleski (the daughter of Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski and Martha Levinsky). Joseph was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Polish parents, William Covaleski/Coveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski and Anna Rosezyk/Kasack. Martha was born in Minsk, Belarus (then in the Russian Empire), the daughter of Ivan Levinsky and Martha/Natale/Natalia Maruga/Marnga Levaskevich.

Sources: Marriage record of Brittny’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski and Martha Levinsky – https://familysearch.org

Brittny’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph Covaleski/Caveleski/Kovelsky/Kowaleski on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

contributed by Ann

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follers July 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

Bablah, any guesses as to what is going on here, ethnically speaking?

bablah July 3, 2017 at 11:40 am

Joseph on censi
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4KL-S83
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M614-K9P
His brother Boleslaw (Boleston on these above) was married by a Rev. Fr. Kurkowski, so I’m guessing he was Polish not Jewish.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHFQ-BX6

Can’t find anything on Martha, but Levinsky is usually Jewish. I can’t say for sure if she was Jewish though.

follers July 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

Oh yes, Joseph Covaleski was definitely of Polish Catholic descent. I was more confused more Martha Levinsky, although two of the top three Martha Levinskys here aren’t Jewish.
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AMartha~%20%2Bsurname%3ALevinsky~

bablah July 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Lewinski can be Polish, but her being from Minsk is making me second-guess.

passingtime85 July 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Better check Ancestry before their open records promotion ends tomorrow.

madman July 3, 2017 at 3:08 am

Minsk is in Belarus.

ann October 31, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Her maternal grandmother was Joan Caveleski (the daughter of Joseph Caveleski and Marie). Joseph was born in New Jersey. Marie was born in Russia.

ann January 7, 2015 at 5:39 am

She and her mother stated that paternal grandfather Leo D’Amico is Sicilian and grandmother Joan is Russian

andrew January 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I would have guessed some Italian from this pic..maybe Russian means Russian Jewish?

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