Birth Name: Halston Jean Schrage
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth: May 10, 1993
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Halston Sage is an American actress and singer.
Halston was raised Jewish. At least three of Halston’s grandparents were/are Jewish (their families were from Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Romania, and Russia). It is not clear if Halston’s paternal grandmother is Jewish as well; she evidently met Halston’s paternal grandfather in Cuba.
Halston’s paternal grandfather was Morris Schrage (known as Morris Sage, the son of Michael K. Schrage and Rose Bercowitz). Morris was born in Lodz, Poland, to parents from Riga, Latvia. Morris lived in Cuba before settling in Los Angeles. Michael was the son of Mozes Faivela Sraga and Matle D. Kapulsky.
Halston’s paternal grandmother is Helen E. Samanich (the daughter of Ivan/Yvan Samanich).
Halston’s maternal grandfather is Sol W. Weiss (the son of Abraham Weissbein/Weiss and Jennie/Jean Glussmann). Abraham was born in Melitopol’, Zaporiz’ka oblast, Ukraine, to Aron Samuel Weissbein and Rakhil/Rose Wengerow. Jennie was born in Zurich, Switzerland, to parents from Russia, Michael Glusman and Perla/Pearl Herschberg.
Halston’s maternal grandmother is Marcia Arlene Siegel (the daughter of George Joseph Siegel and Kay Salve). George was born in New York, the son of parents from Romania, Arthur Norman Siegel and Eva Leah Faibish Friedman/Freedman. Kay was also born in New York, the daughter of Max Salve, an immigrant from Poland, and of Sara Budewitz, a who was born in Russia.
Sources: Genealogy of Halston’s paternal grandfather, Morris Schrage – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
Obituary of Halston’s paternal grandfather, Morris Schrage (Morrie Sage) – http://www.legacy.com
Halston’s maternal grandfather, Sol W. Weiss, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Halston’s maternal great-grandfather, George Joseph Siegel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Halston’s maternal great-grandmother, Kay Salve, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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