Birth Name: Evan Frank Lysacek
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 4, 1985
*Italian, Syrian (mother)
Evan Lysacek is an American figure skater. He is a 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time (2005, 2007) Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time (2007, 2008) U.S. national champion. He appeared on Dancing with the Stars.
His father is of Czech/Moravian descent. His mother is of half Italian and half Syrian ancestry. He is a Greek Orthodox Christian.
Evan’s paternal grandfather was Frank Lysacek (the son of František/Frank Lysáček and Anna Slepicka). Evan’s great-grandfather František was from Sidonie, Brumov-Bylnice, Moravia.
Evan’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Lillian Lazansky/Lazawsky (the daughter of Emil F. Lazansky and Petronila Fau). Emil was Czech, and was the son of Emil Lazansky and Antoinette Hanzlik.
Evan’s maternal grandparents are Sam Santoro and Edna L. Ward (the daughter of Elias Ward and Mary Sanner). Edna was born in Pennsylvania, to Syrian parents.
Sources: Death record of Evan’s paternal grandfather, Frank Lysacek – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Evan’s paternal great-grandfather, Emil F. Lazansky – https://familysearch.org
Evan’s maternal grandmother, Edna L. Ward, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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