Birth Name: Julian Francis Edelman
Place of Birth: Redwood City, California
Date of Birth: May 22, 1986
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (great-grandfather), Greek (great-grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, German
Julian Edelman is an American football player. His ancestry includes Ashkenazi Jewish (from a great-grandfather), Greek (from another great-grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, and German.
While he was not raised in the Jewish religion, Julian now practices Judaism.
Julian’s paternal grandfather was John Harry Edelman (the son of Harry Edelman and Mabel Hennessey). John was born in England. Julian’s great-grandfather Harry was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Julian’s great-grandmother Mabel was born in Lancashire, England, and was Roman Catholic by religion (she was likely of Irish ancestry).
Julian’s paternal grandmother was Mary Louise Gregory (the daughter of William “Bill” M. Gregory and Mary J. Chriss). Mary Louise was born in Oklahoma. William Gregory was born in Palovia, Greece. Mary Chriss was the daughter of Marion E. Chriss and Allie Claire Wheat.
Sources: Genealogy of Julian Edelman – http://www.geni.com
Partial family history of Julian Edelman – http://familyhistoryinsider.com
Obituary of Julian’s paternal grandfather, John Harry Edelman – http://www.newspapers.com
Gravestone of Julian’s paternal grandfather, John Harry Edelman – http://www.findagrave.com
Julian’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary J. Chriss, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org