Birth Name: Julian David Morris
Place of Birth: Haringey, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 13 January, 1983
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Julian Morris is a British actor. Julian’s parents are both Jewish. His father is from South Africa and his mother is from Zimbabwe. His parents’ families came to Africa from Eastern Europe (Latvia, Russia, Lithuania, and Belarus).
Julian’s paternal grandparents were Geoff Morris and Evelyn Lemkus (the daughter of Jack Lemkus and Lillian/Lilian). Jack was born in Latvia, to Moses/Moshe Lemkus (the son of Shmuel Dovid Lemkus and Chava) and Sarah/Shorah Weinberg (the daughter of Yitzchak/Yitzchok Weinberg and Yenta).
Julian’s maternal grandfather was Ian Ronald Edelstein (the son of Archie Edelstein and Leah Freedman). Archie was born in Salduz, the son of Rosa Hershman. Leah was born in Leeds, England, the daughter of Itzik/Isaac Freedman/Friedman and Frada/Fanny Bakalor, who were from Russia.
Julian’s maternal grandmother was Lorraine Beatrice Levin (the daughter of Solly Levin and Anna Kosina). Lorraine was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to parents who were both from Vitebsk, Belarus. Solly was the son of Leib/Leo Levin and Basha/Beatrice. Anna was the daughter of Nahum Kosin and Bella Ioffe; Bella was the daughter of Moisei Leibovitch “Leo” Ioffe and Chaya Leibovna. Bella was killed in the Holocaust, in 1941.
Sources: Genealogy of Julian Morris – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Julian Morris (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Family history of Julian’s maternal grandmother, Lorraine Beatrice Levin – http://www.zjc.org.il
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