Leslie-Anne Huff

by wanderer on February 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth: August 25, 1984

Ethnicity: Filipino(mother), English (father)

Leslie-Anne Huff is an American actress. She was born to an American father of English descent and a Filipino mother. She is the youngest child of Larry and Herminia Huff. Her father is from Fort Smith, Arkansas and her mother is a registered nurse from Manila, Philippines. She was highly involved with the Filipino community and co-produced the yearly Pilipino Cultural Night show.



John Thune

by madman on February 25, 2017

Birth Name: John Randolph Thune

Place of Birth: Pierre, South Dakota, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Norwegian (paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, distant Irish

John Thune is an American politician.

John is the son of Yvonne Patricia (Bodine) and Harold Richard Thune. His paternal grandfather was Norwegian. The rest of John’s ancestry is English, German, Scottish, and distant Irish.

John’s paternal grandfather was Nicholas Thune. Nicholas was Norwegian.

John’s paternal grandmother was Maude Luella Riley (the daughter of Henry Stephen Riley and Mary Jane Percival). Henry was the son of John Riley and Phredina Rawdon. Mary was the daughter of Warren Percival and Sophronia Eaton.

John’s maternal grandfather was Mahlon Leonard Leslie Bodine (the son of Marshall Erastius Sebastius Bodine and Margaret Isabelle Faulds). John’s grandfather Mahlon was born in Fingal, Ontario, Canada. Marshall was the son of Mahlon Bodine and Roxanne Wade, both of whom were born in Ontario, Canada, to American parents. Margaret was the daughter of Thomas Faulds, who was of Scottish origin, and Sarah Elizabeth Tuttle.

John’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Jane Miller (the daughter of Henry Miller and Ann/Anna Severin/Severien). Henry was born in Germany, the son of Henry Moeller and Sophie/Sophia. Ann was the daughter of John Severien and Dura Gobleby/Gobletry.

Sources: Genealogy of John Thune

Genealogy of John Thune (focusing on his mother’s side)

Genealogy of John’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side)

Genealogy of John’s paternal grandmother, Maude Luella Riley (focusing on her own father’s side)

Genealogy of John’s paternal grandmother, Maude Luella Riley (focusing on her own mother’s side)


Florence Henderson

by madman on February 25, 2017

Birth Name: Florence Agnes Henderson

Place of Birth: Dale, Indiana, United States

Date of Birth: February 14, 1934

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: November 24, 2016

Ethnicity: English, Irish, remote Scottish and French

Florence Henderson was an American actress and singer. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Pauline ‘Bessie’ (Elder) and Joseph Robert Henderson.

Florence’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Thomas Henderson (the son of Baylor Henderson and Elizabeth Milby). Baylor was the son of James Henderson and Elizabeth Barkley. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Wilson Milby and Catherine Larimore.

Florence’s paternal grandmother was Teresa Laha (the daughter of Daniel Laha and Catherine Holm). Daniel and Catherine were Irish immigrants.

Florence’s maternal grandfather was William Walter Elder (the son of Francis Xavier Elder and Margaret Molohon). Francis was the son of William W. Elder and Sarah Elizabeth Mattingly. Margaret was the daughter of James Molohon and Elizabeth Speake.

Florence’s maternal grandmother was Anna Justine Newton (the daughter of Henry Isaac Newton and Margarette Matilda Lewis). Henry was the son of Benedict Newton and Elizabeth Jane Cheshire. Margarette was the daughter of Joseph O. Lewis and Ann Nancy Hinton.

Source: Genealogy of Florence Henderson

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Gia Carides

by stlucas on February 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: June 7, 1964


*Greek (father)

*English (mother)

Gia Carides is an Australian actress. She was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to a Greek father and an English mother. Her sister, Zoe Carides, is also an actress.

She was married to Australian actor Anthony LaPaglia. They have a daughter, Bridget.

Source: https://www.femail.com.au/giacarides.htm

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Melissa George

by stlucas on February 25, 2017

Birth Name: Melissa Suzanne George

Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Birth: August 6, 1976

Ethnicity: Scottish, possibly English

Melissa George is an American-Australian actress. She was born in Perth, Western Australia, the daughter of Pamela (Ward) and Glenn George.

One of her maternal great-grandfathers was named William Ward.

Regarding her ethnicity, she has stated:

“My background is Scottish. My grandmother, my dad’s mum, grew up outside Glasgow, so your humour is my humour – we just happen to have different accents”.

One of Melissa’s cousins is Australian opera singer and cellist Taryn Fiebig.

Melissa is married to French film producer and entrepreneur Jean-David Blanc.

Sources: Genealogy of Melissa George (private) – https://www.geni.com/



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