Ellen Pompeo

by ethnic on November 7, 2009

Birth Name: Ellen Kathleen Pompeo

Place of Birth: Everett, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 10, 1969

Ethnicity:
*Italian (paternal grandfather)
*Irish, English (paternal grandmother)
*Irish (mother)

Ellen Pompeo is an American actress and producer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian, and her paternal grandmother was of Irish and English ancestry. Her mother was of Irish descent. She is famous for her role on the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, as Meredith Grey. She is married to record producer Chris Ivery (Chris’s father was African-American and Chris’s mother was Jewish).

Ellen’s paternal grandfather was Angelo Pompeo (the son of Giuseppe/Joseph Pompeo and Isabella/Isabel DellErario). Angelo was Italian, from Gesualdo, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.

Ellen’s paternal grandmother was Marie J. Burnham (the daughter of Horace E. Burnham and Honora Frances Elizabeth Dawson). Marie J. had English and Irish ancestry (her own maternal grandparents were born in Ireland).

Ellen’s maternal grandparents were Dennis Francis O’Keefe (the son of William Francis O’Keefe and Ellen Bridget Twomey) and Edith H. Brady. William and Ellen were Irish. Edith was also of Irish descent.

Sources: Obituary of Ellen’s father – http://charlestownbridge.com

Ellen’s paternal grandfather, Angelo Pompeo, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ellen’s paternal great-grandfather, Horace E. Burnham, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ellen Pompeo (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

photo by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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andrew October 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Ellen’s grandfather was from Gesualdo, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.

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