Birth Name: Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Birth: 24 January, 1995
Ethnicity: Irish, with some Sephardi Jewish, English
Callan McAuliffe is an Australian actor. Two of his grandparents were Irish.
According to the IMDB, Callan is descended from Joseph Augustus Henriques, the first Consul for the United States in Australia (being appointed to his post, in Melbourne, in 1852). Joseph was a Sephardi Jew, born in Jamaica. Joseph’s wife, Louisa Leah Lopez, was also a Sephardi Jew from Jamaica. Their families had previously also lived in Barbados, and in Spain and Portugal. Louisa’s father, Isaac Lopez, was a rabbi. Joseph and Louisa were Callan’s great-great-great-grandparents, meaning that Callan is of at least one sixteenth Sephardi Jewish ancestry.
Callan also has English ancestry. His great-grandmother, Jessie Rita Lloyd, was of English origin, and was the daughter of Reginald Walter Lloyd and Mary Craw (she was married to Callan’s great-grandfather, Claude Augustus Henriques). Callan also likely has other English ancestry.
Sources: Article that mentions Callan’s Irish heritage – http://www.theaustralian.com.au
Genealogy of Callan’s great-grandfather, Claude Augustus Henriques (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Marriage announcement of Callan’s ancestors, Joseph Augustus Henriques and Louisa Leah Lopez – http://trove.nla.gov.au
Some of Callan’s Sephardic Jewish ancestors at the American Jewish Archives – http://americanjewisharchives.org
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