Evan Lysacek

by ethnic on March 23, 2010

Evan Lysacek

Birth Name: Evan Frank Lysacek

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 4, 1985

*Czech (father)
*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 descent. His mother is of half Italian and half Syrian ancestry. He is a Greek Orthodox Christian.

Evan’s paternal grandparents were Frank Lysacek and Eleanor Lillian Lazansky (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 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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah June 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm
bablah March 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm

He’s not tagged as Syrian

Hanka September 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

His surname is pronounced as “lee-sah-Chek.”

Kira:) March 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm


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