Birth Name: Eric Michael Garcetti
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 4, 1971
*Mexican, along with 1/4 Italian and 1/8 Irish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Eric Garcetti is an American politician. He has served as Mayor of Los Angeles, since July 1, 2013. He was previously the 22nd President of the Los Angeles City Council, from January 1, 2006 to January 12, 2012.
Eric is the son of Rachel Susan “Sukey” (Roth) and Gil Garcetti (Gilbert Salvadore Iberri Garcetti), who was District Attorney of Los Angeles County, from 1992 to 2000. Eric is married to Rhodes Scholar Amy Wakeland, with whom he has a daughter.
Eric’s father is from a Mexican immigrant family, whose ancestry also includes one quarter Italian and one eighth Irish. Eric’s mother is Jewish (of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent). Eric was raised in the Jewish religion.
Eric’s paternal grandfather was Salvador Delgado Garcetti (the son of Massimo/Max Garcetti and Guadalupe “Lupe” Delgado Garcia). Salvador was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to an Italian father and a Mexican mother.
Eric’s paternal grandmother was Juanita Baine Iberri (the daughter of Jose Monteverde/Monteverdi Yberri and Juanita/Juana Dominguez Bain). Eric’s grandmother Juanita was born in Arizona. Jose was Mexican, born in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, the son of Jose Lino Iberri and Carolina Altamirano Monteverde. Eric’s great-grandmother Juanita was the daughter of Christopher Thomas Baine, an Irish immigrant, from Dublin, Ireland, and of Jesus Esquer Dominguez, who was Mexican, from Sonora, Mexico.
Eric’s maternal grandfather was Harry Hyman Roth (the son of Louis Rotblat/Rothblalt/Roth and Fannie Shane). Harry was born in California, to a Polish Jewish father, from Zakroczym, Masovian Voivodeship, and a Russian Jewish mother. Louis was the son of Hersz Chaim Rotblat and Simma Fromowitz.
Eric’s maternal grndmother was Julia Judith Lifshitz (the daughter of Louis Morris Lifshitz/Lifshetz and Elizabeth/Liza Peslin). Julia was born in New York, to Jewish immigrants parents. Louis was born in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, and his mother’s maiden name was “Dardick”. Elizabeth was born in Mogilev, Mahilyow District, Belarus.
Sources: Genealogy of Eric Garcetti – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Eric Garcetti (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Eric’s maternal grandfather, Harry Hyman Roth, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Eric’s maternal grandmother, Julia Judith Lifshitz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org