Derya Arbaş

Birth Name: Derya Zerrin Berti

Date of Birth: June 17, 1968

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: October 22, 2003

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*Mexican, Slovenian (father)
*Circassian, Turkish (mother)

Derya Arbaş is an American actress. She was the daughter of Zerrin Arbaş and Dehl Berti (Dehl Franke Berti), both actors.

Derya’s birth surname, Berti, comes from her father’s own stepfather, Thomas H. Bertie. Thomas was born in South America, to American parents, from California.

Derya’s paternal grandfather was John/Juan Edward Carillo (the son of Albert/Alberto Gerome Carillo and Elizabeth/Lizzie/Elisa Hidalgo/Heidalgo). John was born in New Mexico, and was of Mexican descent. Albert was the son of Juan Carillo, who was born in Mexico, and of Francisca Aguilar. Elizabeth was born in New Mexico, the daughter of Eugenio Hildalgo and Juana Ruival/Rival.

Derya’s paternal grandmother was named Cecilia Lucille Uhernik/Uhernick. Cecilia was born in Colorado, and likely had Slovenian ancestry.

Derya’s maternal grandparents were Avni Arbaş and Zerrin. Avni was a Circassian painter, who was born in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sources: Genealogies of Derya Arbaş – https://www.geni.com
https://www.findagrave.com

Obituaries of Derya Arbaş – http://www.legacy.com
https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Derya’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. madman says:

    *Mexican, Slovenian (father)

  2. bablah says:

    Dehl Berti (Edward Eugene Bertie/Carillo/Carless) on census:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHDJ-BPX

    Derya’s paternal grandfather was John/Juan Edward Carillo, son of Albert Gerome Carillo and Elizabeth/Lizzie/Elisa Hidalgo. John was born in New Mexico. Albert was the son of Juan Carillo and Francisca Aguilar. Albert’s father was born in Mexico. Elisa Hidalgo was born in New Mexico to Eugenio Hildalgo and Juana Ruival/Rival.

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGS8-85M
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTJ-PMW
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDPV-FFK
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZT2-Y16
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDPR-S7K
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFSW-J16

    Derya’s paternal grandmother was Cecilia Lucille Uhernik/Uhernick.

    Possibly Cecilia on a census:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK4J-VLR

    In any case even if that’s not her, She had to have been at least partially Slovenian considering her last name.

    • madman says:

      Also add this:
      Derya’s birth surname, Berti, comes from her father’s own stepfather, Thomas H. Bertie, whom her grandmother married. Thomas was born in South America, to American parents, from California.

  3. madman says:

    More info on her father? The surnames of his parents are strange, maybe he has some European ancestry as well.

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