Dianna Agron

by ethnic on May 12, 2010

Birth Name: Dianna Elise Agron

Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 30, 1986

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Irish, English (mother, who converted to Judaism)

Dianna Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer, and director. She is famous for starring in the television series Glee.

Dianna’s father is from a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Latvia, and Estonia). Dianna’s mother has German, Irish, and English, ancestry; she converted to Judaism when marrying Dianna’s father. Dianna was raised Jewish and was Bat Mitzvah.

Dianna is a fifth cousin, once removed, of singer Jack Gilinsky. Dianna’s paternal four times great-grandparents, Shmuel Labe Agronsky and Fruma Chana Bakhrakh, were also the paternal five times great-grandparents of Jack Gilinsky.

Dianna is married to British musician Winston Marshall, of the band Mumford & Sons. Winston’s father is British businessperson Paul Marshall. Winston’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, from the Zelinger De Balkany family, and Winston’s maternal grandmother, Molly Perrini, was of Italian Catholic descent.

Dianna’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Shmuel Labe Agronsky, who was born, c. 1820, in Russia.

Dianna’s paternal grandfather was Howard Alan Agron (the son of Jack Agron and Edith Kohn). Howard was born in Oklahoma. Jack was born in Sivers’k, Artemivs’kyi district, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, to a Jewish family, the son of Hillel “Hilya”/”Harry” Agronsky and Sonya Sophie Chernikoff. Edith was born in Kansas, to Jewish parents who immigrated from Eastern Europe, Samuel Kohn and Anna; one census lists them as having been born in Russia, and another census lists them as having been born in Poland.

Dianna’s paternal grandmother was Frieda Joy “Joyce” Wasserman (the daughter of Leopold Aman Wasserman and Ethel Arona Friedman). Leopold was a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Ethel was born in Texas, to Jewish parents, Bernhard Zadoc Friedman and Chane Rosalie Blackman; they are listed as having been born in Estonia on one census, and Russia on another census.

Dianna’s maternal grandfather was surnamed “Barnes”.

Dianna’s maternal grandmother was Georgina Mabel Hustedt (the daughter of Henry John Hustedt and Mabel A. Connelly). Henry was the son of Henry/Harry John Hustedt and Georgina Louise Hoeveler, who were both German immigrants. Dianna’s great-grandmother Mabel was born in California, the daughter of Joseph William Connelly and Mary O’Donnell, who were both born in California, both of them to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Dianna Agron (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Dianna’s paternal grandfather, Howard Alan Agron (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Dianna’s paternal grandfather, Howard Alan Agron, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dianna’s paternal great-grandmother, Edith Kohn, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dianna’s paternal grandmother, Frieda Joy “Joyce” (Wasserman) Agron – http://www.wikitree.com

Dianna’s paternal great-grandparents, Leopold Aman Wasserman and Ethel Arona Friedman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dianna’s maternal grandmother, Georgina Mabel Hustedt – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

Dianna’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry John Hustedt, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dianna’s maternal great-grandmother, Mabel A. Connelly, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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bearboy January 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm

She is unbelievably beautiful! I think it is accurate to say Dianna is 50% Ashkenazi Jewish through her father’s side of the family, 12.5% German and Irish through her maternal grandmother’s side, and 25% English and other through her maternal grandfather.

bearboy February 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

“Barnes” is an English surname like stated above! But @Bearboy believes the surname could also be Irish, French, and Jewish!

JoshG October 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Hot, I hope she ages well.

Brigzzz98 January 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Her eyes are so unique but so beautiful why don’t I have green eyes like that!

indogirl67 November 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Correction :

She’s also part English. Barnes is an English surname. So that makes her 1/4 English.

follers November 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I suppose you could assume so. But “1/4” is not a certainty.

pookerella February 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

No, it doesn’t “make” her 1/4 English. That name could be passed down father to son for generations.

pookerella February 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm

And FYI, people change their names. I knew a Carol Barnes. African American. Not English.

nathtisdale June 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

and barnes would of been given to her ancestors by an English owner during slavery

victoria February 21, 2013 at 5:03 am

She’s pretty

Lotus January 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm
FiscalCliffer January 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Jewish is an ethnicity and a religion.

beyfox January 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

she is boring not pretty to me

ashash April 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

You wish you looked like her.

me December 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

nice pic,she looks better with this haircut.

me April 21, 2012 at 7:02 am

she’s the skinny version of Scarlett Johansson,cute

nnnnn April 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

If a woman is normal, she’s “skinny”?

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

I have no doubt now, that “me” is female.

Markus April 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

What a beautiful woman.

DarellDianne April 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

She is pretty nuff said

Nino April 3, 2012 at 10:23 am
Blu March 31, 2012 at 12:33 am

IMO she kind of looks like she has a bit of east Indian (India) in her. She’s very exotic looking.

Nino April 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

she doesn’t look exotic at all, but ,yes,she looks a bit east indian ,gypsy or something.

I love you, Roger Scientist April 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Probably shouldn’t classify her by her nose. She has had two nose jobs because of injury.


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