Ian Nelson

by follers on November 13, 2014

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Birth Name: Ian Michael Nelson

Date of Birth: April 10, 1995

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ian Nelson is an American actor. He is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent).

Ian’s maternal grandfather was Mortimer Terrence Nelson (the son of Herman Nelson and Marian). Herman was born in Russia. Marian was born in New York, to a family from Russia.

Ian’s maternal grandmother is Marcia Judith Salander (the daughter of Nathan Salander and Lillian R. Kaplan). Nathan was born in New York, to parents from Austria, Abraham Salander and Jennie Tarnov/Scheindel/Scheps. Lillian was born in Russia.

Sources: Ian’s paternal grandfather, Mortimer Terrence Nelson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ian’s maternal grandfather, Mortimer Terrence Nelson – http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com

Ian’s maternal grandmother, Marcia Judith Salander, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:26 am

Cute guy. Nice eye colour and jawline.

Adrian1Cram February 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

He looks white to me.

Sully January 20, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I thought he was Hispanic.

jokin March 2, 2015 at 9:39 am

HISPANIC?? what race ist that???

Adrian1Cram February 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

Usually when someone says hispanic they’re referring to the stereotypical hispanic look(amerindian/mestiza).

xoxo November 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

I thought he was Hispanic too when I saw him on Teen Wolf.

lelo4 August 15, 2016 at 11:28 am

Because he looks Turkish like many other Jews, and Turkish people often have a pseudo castizo/mestizo look due to their Mongoloid genes.

andrew August 16, 2016 at 1:02 am

he’s 1000 times lighter than average Turkish person. Stop with this Jews-Turkish affinity that it doesn’t make sense.

follers August 16, 2016 at 1:15 am

Turkish is a popular ethnicity here. People said Johnny Simmons and Patricia Arquette look Turkish.

andrew August 16, 2016 at 1:17 am

both would stand out in a Turkish crowd

lelo4 August 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm

1000 times lighter? lol he’s actually pretty average for western Turkey and no one would take him for a foreigner. As for Simmons and Arquette, they can too pass in Turkey, Simmons better than Arquette though.

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