Birth Name: Justin Paul Theroux
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States
Date of Birth: August 10, 1971
*French-Canadian (paternal grandfather)
*Italian (paternal grandmother)
*English, with more distant German, and even more distant Spanish and Dutch (mother)
Justin’s father is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Justin’s mother is of mostly English ancestry; Justin is also of 1/32 German and 1/128 Spanish descent, through his mother’s ancestors. Justin’s mother also has remote Dutch ancestors.
Justin’s paternal grandfather was Albert-Eugene Theroux (the son of Joseph-Louis-Eugene Theroux and Eva-Almira Brousseau). Albert-Eugene was of French-Canadian descent. Joseph-Louis-Eugene was the son of Pierre Theroux and Marie Catherine Eugenie L’Oiseau-Cardin. Eva-Almira was the daughter of François-Xavier Brousseau and Delphine/Delphina Picard/Pecor.
Justin’s paternal grandmother was Annina/Anna Francesca/Frances Dittami (the daughter of Alessandro/Alexander Louis Dittami and Angelina/Angela M. Calesa). Annina was of Italian ancestry. Alexander was from Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Angelina was from Piacenza, also in Emilia-Romagna, and was the daughter of Francesco Bonifacio Calesa and Ermengilda Buongioni.
Justin’s maternal grandfather is John de Lafayette Grissim (the son of John de Lafayette Grissim and Irene Baker). Justin’s great-grandfather John was the son of John DeLafayette Grissim and Hannah Annette Ransdale Moore. Irene was the daughter of George Washington Baker and Mary Agnes Hall.
Justin’s maternal grandmother is Phyllis Hollins (the daughter of Gerald Vanderbilt Hollins and Virginia Kobbé). Gerald was the son of Harry Bowly Hollins, a financier, and of Evelina Merseole Knapp. Virginia was the daughter of Gustav Kobbé, a music critic and author, and of Carolyn Wheeler. Much of Justin’s mother’s ancestry is English. Gustav’s father was a German immigrant, and one of Gustav’s maternal great-grandfathers, Gabriel Sistare, was a Spanish immigrant, thus making Justin Theroux 1/32 German and 1/128 Spanish (through those lines). Justin’s mother also has remote Dutch ancestry.
Genealogies and obituaries of Justin’s paternal grandparents, Albert-Eugene Theroux and Annina/Anna Francesca/Frances Dittami – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Justin’s maternal grandfather, John de Lafayette Grissim (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Justin’s maternal great-grandfather, Gerald Vanderbilt Hollins (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Justin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Gustav Kobbé (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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