Ezra Miller

11/13/2017 – Ezra Miller – “Justice League” World Premiere – Arrivals – Dolby Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Ezra Matthew Miller

Place of Birth: Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 30, 1992

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Dutch (mother)

Ezra Miller is an American actor, singer, musician, and model. Ezra starred in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and plays Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Ezra is the son of Marta (Koch) and Robert S. Miller. Ezra’s father worked at Hyperion Books and Workman Publishing, and Ezra’s mother is a modern dancer.

Ezra’s father is from a Jewish family (they emigrated from Germany, Russia, and Austria). Ezra’s maternal grandfather was of German and Dutch ancestry, while Ezra’s maternal grandmother’s parents were German immigrants.

In an interview for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz (2012), Ezra stated, “I consider myself completely Jewish.” Ezra has also described himself as “spiritual.”

A picture of Ezra’s father can be seen here. A picture of Ezra’s mother can be seen here. A picture of Ezra’s maternal grandmother can be seen here.

Ezra has also said:

…my immediate family is amazing. I recently found out that on my mother’s side I may be descended from the Jewish who first invented the cold cut so I have the greatest lineage of all time because cold cuts are the greatest.

It is not clear what ancestor Ezra was referring to.

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Ezra Miller in 2010, pic by lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Ezra’s paternal grandfather was E. Matthew Miller (the son of Harry Miller and Jean/Jennie Kligman). Ezra’s grandfather Matthew was born in Pennsylvania. Harry and Jean were also born in Pennsylvania, both of them to Russian Jewish parents. Jean was the daughter of Frank Kligman and Chasa/Gussie/Hussart Chasid.

Ezra’s paternal grandmother was born Lois Ann Blankensee/Blanckensee (the daughter of Phillip/Philip Julius Blankensee and Sarah Gerton). Lois was born in Pennsylvania. Phillip’s parents, Louis/Lewis Blankensee and Rose Salinger, were both born in Pennsylvania. Ezra’s great-great-grandfather Louis’s parents, Julius Blankensee and Sarah, were German Jewish immigrants, as were Ezra’s great-great-grandmother Rose’s parents, John P. Salinger and Amelia. Ezra’s great-grandmother Sarah Gerton’s father, Morris Gerton, was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while Sarah’s mother was a Jewish emigrant from either Austria or Russia (depending on the census). Ezra’s grandmother Lois later married Max Kraus, whose son and daughter-in-law are both rabbis, and whose grandson is writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus.

Ezra’s maternal grandfather was William John Koch, Jr. (the son of William John Koch and Johanna “Josie” Van Dyk/VanDyk/Dyke). Ezra’s grandfather William was born in New Jersey. Ezra’s great-grandfather William was the son of German parents, William J. Koch and Sabella Farthing. Johanna was born in New Jersey, to a Dutch father, Aart “Orey” Van Dyk, who was born in Doornspijk, Elburg, Gelderland, and to a mother, Bertha Kornet/Van Der Heide/VanDerHeide, who was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents, Johannes Kornet, from Den Bommel, Oostflakkee, Zuid-Holland, and Hendrikje Annie VanDerHeide/van der Heide, from Aperlo, Gelderland.

Ezra’s maternal grandmother was Astrid Regina Remmler (the daughter of Walter Karl Remmler and Louise/Louisa Salome Sturm). Astrid was born in New York, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Ezra’s paternal grandfather, E. Matthew Miller (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Ezra’s paternal grandfather, E. Matthew Miller, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry Miller and Jean/Jennie Kligman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandmother, Jean/Jennie Kligman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal grandmother, Lois Ann Blankensee/Blanckensee, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandfather, Phillip Julius Blankensee, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Phillip Julius Blankensee on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Louis/Lewis Blankensee, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rose Salinger, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandmother, Sarah Gerton, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Engagement announcement of Ezra’s maternal grandparents, William John Koch and Astrid Regina Remmler – http://fultonhistory.com

Genealogy of Ezra’s maternal grandfather, William John Koch, Jr. (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Ezra’s maternal grandfather, William John Koch, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s maternal grandmother, Astrid Regina Remmler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ezra’s maternal grandmother, Astrid Regina (Remmler) Koch Bosworth Martin – https://www.rowefuneral.com

Death records of Ezra’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Karl Remmler and Louise/Louisa Salome Sturm – http://www.findagrave.com

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68 Responses

  1. follers says:

    International newspapers print the strangest things:
    “I recently found out that on my mother’s side I may be descended from the Jewish who first invented the cold cut so I have the greatest lineage of all time because cold cuts are the greatest. So my journey has been different from Credence’s in that regard.”
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/showbiz/showbizabroad/674318/meet-the-fantastic-men-and-woman-of-lsquo-fantastic-beasts-the-crimes-of-grindlewald-rsquo/story/

  2. neiltennant says:

    Asian looking Jew

  3. JasonBaker says:

    I saw him in the Justice League trailer and I thought “ Oh, they’re going with an Asian Flash ´´.

  4. madman says:

    German, 1/4 Dutch

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