Julian Edelman

by follers on January 26, 2015

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 grandmother, Mary Louise Gregory, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mary Louise Gregory on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julian’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary J. Chriss, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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follers February 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

The internet thinks he has more Jewish ancestry than he actually does.

bearboy February 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm

As much as I am a fan of Tom Brady I believe this guy should of been named MVP of Super Bowl 49.

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