Birth Name: Jeremy Michael Jordan
Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Texas
Date of Birth: November 20, 1984
*English, Scottish, Welsh, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Jeremy Jordan is an American actor and singer. He is married to actress Ashley Spencer.
Jeremy’s father has English, Scottish, Welsh, and German, ancestry. Jeremy’s mother is Jewish (of Polish Jewish, Russian Jewish, Latvian Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish, descent).
Jeremy’s paternal grandfather is Johnny Lonny Jordan (the son of Grady Corban Jordan and Orbie Louisa Lewis). Grady was the son of William Aaron Jordan and Celia Jane White. Orbie was the daughter of Thomas David Lewis and Ethel Smith.
Jeremy’s paternal grandmother is Helen E. Gill (the daughter of Otto Bamber Gill and Retty Mae McCloud). Otto was the son of The Rev. William Alexander Gill and Helen Virginia Cottrill. Retty was the daughter of Byous/Bias/Byron Elias McLoud/McLeod and Melissa Etheridge.
Jeremy’s maternal grandfather is Jay L. Stone (the son of Samuel Stone and Ida Tarasow). Samuel Stone was an Orthodox rabbi. Ida was born in Poland, to Rabbi Simon Tarasow and Fannie Kaminetsky.
Jeremy’s maternal grandmother is Susan Carol Lifshutz (the daughter of Aaron “Archie” Lifshutz and Pearl Spitz). Aaron was born in Texas, the son of Solomon Lifshutz, who was born in Russia, and of Pauline Westerman, who was born in Baussca, Latvia. Pearl was born in Texas, to Abraham “Abe” Spitz and Sarah Langlaben, who were immigrants from Lithuania and Russia, respectively.
Sources: Genealogy of Jeremy’s paternal great-grandfather, Otto Bamber Gill (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Partial genealogy of Jeremy’s mother – http://records.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Jeremy’s maternal grandmother, Susan Carol Lifshutz (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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