Birth Name: Ethan Gregory Peck
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 2, 1986
*Finnish (paternal grandmother)
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*as well as Irish, English, 1/8th French-Canadian, small amount of German and Welsh
Ethan Peck is an American actor. He is the son of Stephen Peck, an actor and documentary filmmaker, and Francine Matarazzo, an abstract artist. He is the grandson of actor Gregory Peck and real estate broker Greta Kukkonen. His sister is writer Marisa Matarazzo.
Ethan’s paternal grandfather was Gregory Peck (Eldred Gregory Peck, the son of Gregory Pearl Peck and Bernice Mary Ayres). Ethan’s grandfather Gregory had Irish, English, some German, and distant Welsh, ancestry. Ethan’s great-grandfather Gregory was the son of Samuel Peck and Catherine Ashe, who was born in East Minard, County Kerry, Ireland. Bernice was the daughter of John Daggett Ayers II and Kathryn/Katherine Elizabeth Forse/Force.
Ethan’s paternal grandmother was Greta Kukkonen (Eine Matilda Kukkonen, the daughter of Matti Aleksanteri Kukkonen and Emilia Milja/Matilda Viljanen). Greta was Finnish, born in Helsinki.
Ethan’s maternal grandparents were John Ralph Matarazzo (the son of Giovanni Matarazzo and Carmela Debernardo) and Mildred Margaret Reilly (the daughter of Francis M. Reilly and Hazel Milo). John was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents, from Santa Maria Capua Vetere (province of Caserta, Campania). Mildred was also born in Connecticut, and had Irish and French-Canadian ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Ethan Peck (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Ethan’s paternal grandfather, Gregory Peck – http://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Ethan’s paternal grandfather, Gregory Peck (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com
Information about Ethan’s grandfather Gregory’s visit to Ireland – http://www.askaboutireland.ie
Obituary of Ethan’s maternal grandfather, John Ralph Matarazzo – http://articles.courant.com
Ethan’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Margaret Reilly, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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