Katey Sagal

by madman on January 25, 2016

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Birth Name: Catherine Louise Sagal

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 19, 1954

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, English, Swiss-German, French, Scottish (mother)

Katey Sagal is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her roles as Peggy Bundy in the sitcom Married… with Children, and Gemma Teller Morrow in the series Sons of Anarchy.

Katey is the daughter of Sara (Zwilling), a director and singer, and Boris Sagal, a director and writer. Boris was born in Yekaterinoslav, Soviet Union (present day Ukraine). Sara was born in Geneva, Illinois. Katey’s appearance on the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? (2016) can be seen here.

Katey is married to screenwriter, director, producer, and actor Kurt Sutter. She has two children with her former husband, Jack White, and a daughter with Kurt.

Katey’s paternal grandfather was Lewis/Louis Sagal (the son of Berka Sagal and Basha). Berka was born in Lipen’, Asipovichy District, Mogilev Region, Belarus, the son of Yosel Sagal. Basha was the daughter of Hanna.

Katey’s paternal grandmother was Rose Simina (the daughter of Hasya Simina). Rose was born in Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Katey’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Frederick Zwilling (the son of Daniel Zwilling and Alda Blanche Miller). Katey’s grandfather Daniel was born in Iowa. Katey’s great-grandfather Daniel was born in Ohio, the son of ethnic German parents, Heinrich/Henry Zwilling, from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and Julia Ann Howald, from Alsace-Lorraine, France. Alda was born in Marshall, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham H. Miller, who was of Swiss-German and German descent, and of Elizabeth Fleming.

Katey’s maternal grandmother was Virginia Lee Thompson (the daughter of Nathaniel Quitman Thompson and Virginia/Jennie Michaux Macon). Katey’s grandmother Virginia was born in Alabama, to parents from Mississippi. Nathaniel was the son of Joseph Underwood Thompson and Georgianne/Georgia Ann Ambrosia Abney. Virginia was the daughter of William W. Macon and Margaret Julia Binion.

Sources: Genealogy of Katey Sagal – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Katey Sagal (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Katey’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Katey’s great-great-grandfather, William Nathaniel Macon (through William’s brother, Jacob Macon; focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com.au

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neiltennant February 26, 2017 at 7:46 am


that is very strange she played KALEY CUOKOs mother in 2 series and the last being THE BIG BANG THEORY

vilgotaan February 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm

I remember seeing her listed as part Swedish one time I might be wrong.

madman February 26, 2017 at 1:17 am

You aren’t wrong. She was previously listed as part Swedish, because this genealogy of her mother incorrectly states that she has a Swedish-born ancestor:

vilgotaan February 26, 2017 at 3:22 am
vilgotaan February 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

So it’s false about her being part swedish?

madman February 27, 2017 at 7:47 am

Yes, as far as I can tell.

I trust these genealogies more, that lists the “Thompson”-line as being just English:

madman January 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, English, Swiss-German, French, Scottish (mother)

The only sources needed are:
Genealogy of Katey Sagal – https://www.geni.com/people/Katey-Sagal/6000000018747582062

Genealogy of Katey Sagal (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=tilston&id=I164224&style=TABLE

Genealogy of Katey’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12258263

Genealogy of Katey’s great-great-grandfather, William Nathaniel Macon (through his brother, Jacob Macon; focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/jacob-macon_109316380

neiltennant December 31, 2016 at 1:09 pm


and she broke the CURSE OF MARRIED WITH CHILDREN next to ED O NEIL

savanna April 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

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