1 Actor/Actress

Jason Lewis

by bablah on September 19, 2017

Jason Lewis – “My Valentine” Video Premiere Hosted by Paul McCartney and Stella McCartney – Arrivals – 8823 Beverly Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

Place of Birth: Newport Beach, Orange County, California, United States [evidently]

Date of Birth: June 25, 1971

Ethnicity: English, some Dutch

Jason Lewis is an American actor and fashion model.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was William Jack Lewis (the son of Edward Wayland Lewis and Florence E. Buxton). Edward was the son of Simpson Hawley Lewis and Medora Jane Gregory. Florence was the daughter of William John Buxton, whose father was English, and of Eva Yount.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Helen F. Towner (the daughter of Clem A. Towner and Bernice Faye Horrell). Clem was the son of Benjamin Mac D. Towner and Florence M. Wimberley.

Sources: Jason’s paternal grandfather, William Jack Lewis, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of Jason’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Wayland Lewis and Florence E. Buxton – findagrave.com

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Wayland Lewis, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Clem A. Towner, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Bob Dornan

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Kenneth Dornan

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

Date of Birth: April 3, 1933

Ethnicity: Irish

Bob Dornan is an American politician, actor, and radio host. A Republican, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1983, and again from January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1997.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1996.

Bob is the son of Gertrude Consuelo (McFadden) and Harry Joseph Dornan.

Bob is married to Sallie Hansen, with whom he has five children.

Bob’s paternal grandparents were William Dornan (the son of Patrick Dornan) and Mary Hyland. William was Irish. Mary was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Bob’s maternal grandparents were James Frederick McFadden (the son of Fergus Fredrick McFadden and Mary Ennis). James was born in Pennsylvania. Fergus was born in Donegal, Ireland, the son of Owen “John” McFadden and Johanna “Jane” Coyle. Mary was the daughter of Irish parents, John Ennis and Sarah Ann Kelly.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Cecilia “Kate” McDonough (the daughter of Owen McDonough and Catherine C. Scanlon).

Sources: Bob’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Bob’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Bob’s maternal grandparents, James Frederick McFadden and Catherine Cecilia “Kate” McDonough – https://www.familysearch.org

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Randy Quaid

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Randall Rudy Quaid

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1950

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German

Randy Quaid is an American actor. He is the son of Juanita “Nita” Bonniedale (Jordan) and William Rudy Quaid. His younger brother is actor Dennis Quaid, and his nephew is actor Jack Quaid. He is married to film director Evi Quaid. He has a daughter with his former wife, model Ella Marie Jolly.

Randy has English, and a smaller amount of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German, ancestry. During his interview on Inside the Actors Studio (2002), Randy’s brother stated that he has Irish and Cajun ancestry. It is not clear where this Cajun (French) ancestry comes from. None of Randy’s grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Louisiana, the state usually associated with Cajuns.

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents were Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom. Silas and Mourning were said to have been of partially and/or fully Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified as accurate.

Randy’s paternal grandfather was William Jessie/Jesse Quaid (the son of John Thomas Quaid and Martha Louisa Lola Ozment). William was born in Texas, to parents from Texas. John was the son of Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell. Martha was the daughter of Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda/Melinda Pierce.

Randy’s paternal grandmother was Grace Dakota Corbett. Grace was born in South Dakota, to a father from Iowa and a mother from South Dakota.

Randy’s maternal grandfather was George Waymon Jordan (the son of Nathan James Hezicar Henry Clay Jordan and Martha Ellen Austin). George was born in Tennessee. Nathan was the son of Thomas Jordan and Nancy Tabitha Clark. Martha was the daughter of Thomas M./J. Austin and Sarah Pelina Beavert.

Randy’s maternal grandmother was Ollie Lula French (the daughter of Gardner Zale French and Dezzie Octavia/Octava Cagle). Gardner was the son of Azale J. “Zale” French and Sarah Moore. Dezzie was the daughter of James Pinkney Cagle and Rebecca Jane Clardy.

Randy is a first cousin, twice removed, of performer Gene Autry, known as The Singing Cowboy. Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda Pierce, were the maternal grandparents of Gene Autry. Randy is also a cousin of actors Corbett Tuck and Hillary Tuck.

Sources: Information about Randy’s possible Choctaw Native American ancestry – http://objgenealogy.com

Genealogies of Randy Quaid – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.wikitree.com
https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Randy Quaid (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://objgenealogy.com

Genealogy of Randy’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Randy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Randy’s paternal great-grandfather, John Thomas Quaid, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emily Ann Meese (Moore) Quaid, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Randy’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy, and obituary, of Randy’s maternal grandmother, Ollie Lula (French) Jordan – http://www.findagrave.com

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Anthony Atamanuik

by madman on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Anthony Lawrence Atamanuik

Date of Birth: June 15, 1974

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish

Anthony Atamanuik is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He is the son of Marlena Yannetti (Marlene J. Yannetti), an actress and dancer, and Lawrence Peter “Larry” Atamanuik, a musician.

Anthony’s surname is Ukrainian. It appears that his mother’s ancestry is Italian and Ashkenazi Jewish.

Anthony’s maternal grandparents were Gildo Anthony/Antonio Yannetti (the son of Martin/Amatino Yannetti and Theresa/Teresa L. Gioiosa) and Thelma Bengin (the daughter of Louis Bengin and Rose Silverman).

Sources: Anthony’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Anthony’s maternal grandparents’ marriage record – https://www.familysearch.org

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Meredith Hagner

by stlucas on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Meredith Kathleen Hagner

Place of Birth: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1987

Ethnicity:
*German, possibly other (father)
*Irish (mother)

Meredith Hagner is an American actress.

Meredith is the daughter of Karen Agnes (Parker) and Ronald Joseph “Ron” Hagner.

Meredith’s paternal grandfather was Ronald Joseph Hagner (the son of Dorothy Schmidt and Philip William Hagner). Philip was the son of William Louis Hagner, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth E. Stenglein. Dorothy was the daughter of Charles Schmidt and Alice Meyers, who were German.

Meredith’s maternal grandfather was Edmond/Edmund J. Parker (the son of Michael Parker and Mary Nagle). Michael was born in Fenit, County Kerry, Ireland. Mary was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Irish parents, Ganet Nagle and Catherine.

Meredith’s maternal grandmother was Isabell E Carmody (likely the daughter of John Carmody and Agnes Foley). Isabell was born in New York, to parents from Ireland.

Sources: Meredith’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Schmidt – http://www.timesenterprise.com

Information about Meredith’s maternal great-grandfather – http://www.ancientfaces.com

Meredith’s maternal grandfather on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Meredith’s maternal grandfather – http://www.legacy.com

Meredith’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Nagle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Meredith’s maternal grandmother on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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