Jessica Chaffin

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Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Scottish, Irish, English (mother; who converted to Judaism)

Jessica Chaffin is an American comedian, actress, and writer.

Her father was born to a Jewish family. Her mother, who had Scottish, Irish, and English, ancestry, converted to Judaism.

Jessica’s maternal grandfather was Chester Charles Mcdonald (the son of James A. Macdonald and Ella/Ellen Florence Curll). James was born in Canada, the son of James Macdonald and Elizabeth/Eliza Walker, and had Scottish ancestry. Ella was born in Massachusetts, to Canadian parents, John M. Curll and Ellen L. Morrison, and also had Scottish ancestry.

Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Millicent N. Kenning (the daughter of Henry Kenning and Eleanor Uniacke Townsend). Henry was born in England, the son of Henry Kenning and Mary. Eleanor was born in Ireland, the daughter of William Uniacke Townsend and Mary Anne Harriet/Harriett Coote.

Sources: Jessica’s maternal grandfather, Chester Charles Mcdonald, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jessica’s maternal grandmother, Millicent N. Kenning (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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