Hélène Segara

by Yayoute on April 25, 2017

Birth Name: Hélène Aurore Alice Rizzo

Place of Birth: Six-Fours-les-Plages, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Date of Birth: 26 February, 1971


*Italian (father)

*Armenian (mother)

Family Background:

Hélène Segara is a French singer who came to prominence playing the role Esmeralda in the French musical Notre-Dame de Paris. Thanks to her duet with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, she has achieved success since 1996, surpassing 10 million records sold.

Helène Segara is the daughter of Bernard Rizzo and Thérèse Kasbarian. Hélène’s father is a French from an Italian family whose roots are from Liguria and Piemonte. Hélène’s mother is of Armenian descent whose ancestors were from Georgia and East Turkey.

Hélène’s paternal grandfather was Augustin Marius Rizzo (the son of Jean Rizzo and Bernadine Angèle Marenco). Jean was the son of Barthélémy Rizzo and Louise Maria Antonia Damiano, both native of Dego, Liguria, Italia. Bernadine Angèle was the daughter of Pierre François Marie Marenco and Marie Zunino, both born in Sassello, Liguria, Italia.

Hélène’s paternal grandmother was Augusta Joséphine Tappa (the daughter of Laurent Tappa and Maria Madeleine Giuseppina Tassistro). Laurent was born in Spigno Montferrato, Piemonte, Italia to Giovanni Tappa and Ferdinenda Viazzo. Maria Madeleine Giuseppina was born in Pareto, Piemonte, Italia to Dominique Tassistro and Rosa Parodi.

Hélène’s maternal grandfather was Zarzan Kasbarian. Zarzan was an Armenian born in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Hélène’s maternal grandmother was Marie-Andrée Dagarian (the daughter of Pienamine Dagarian and Satenik Avedissian). Pienamine was the son of Beghos Dagarian and Mariam Bedrossian. Marie-Andrée’s parents were Armenian born in Mush/Muş, Turkey. However, Mariam Bedrossian was native of Kars, Turkey.

Source: geneastar.org


Dominic Fumusa

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Dominic M. Fumusa

Place of Birth: McFarland, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 13, 1969

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian, possibly other

Dominic Fumusa is an American stage and television actor, and voice over artist.

Dominic is the son of Clara E. and Peter M. Fumusa. He has nine siblings. Dominic is married to actress Ilana Levine and converted to Judaism upon their marriage.

Dominic’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe/Joseph Fumusa (the son of Peter Fumusa and Catherine Belfiore/Bellafiore). Joseph was born in Sicily, Italy, and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dominic’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Sancetta (the daughter of Sam Sancetta and Molle). Josephine had Italian ancestry.


Marriage of Dominic’s paternal grandparents, Giuseppe/Joseph Fumusa and Josephine Sancetta – www.familysearch.org

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Wrenn Schmidt

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Melinda Wrenn Schmidt

Place of Birth: Lexington, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1983

Ethnicity: German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Austrian, Polish, Dutch, possibly other

Wrenn Schmidt is an American actor.

Wrenn is the daughter of Linda L. (McCord) and Roger Schmidt.

Wrenn’s parents have German, Austrian, Scots-Irish, Polish, Dutch, and possibly other roots.

Regarding her ethnic background, Wrenn has stated in an interview:

My dad’s German, obviously, and there’s also some English and Scotch-Irish and Polish and Austrian and a bunch of other things.

Wrenn’s maternal grandfather was John Thomas McCord, Sr (the son of Philip H. McCord and Alice J. Van Wyck). Alice was the daughter of William Ward Van Wyck and Carrie Ackerman. “Van Wyck” is a Dutch surname.

Wrenn’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Florence Aumick (the daughter of Everitt/Everett B. Aumick and Linda).

Sources: Genealogy of Wrenn’s maternal grandfather, John Thomas McCord, Sr. – www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Wrenn’s maternal grandfather, John Thomas McCord, Sr. – www.recordonline.com


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Kris Bryant

by bearboy on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Kristopher Lee Bryant

Place of Birth: Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 4, 1992

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish

Kris Bryant is an American professional baseball player. He is a third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Kris is the son of Sue (Braidman) and Michael Bryant.

Kris’s maternal grandfather is Jack Braidman (the son of Daniel Braidman and Gertrude Lessnow). Daniel was born in England, the son of Russian Jewish parents, Solomon Braidman and Jennie Laskin. Gertrude was born in Illinois, the daughter of German parents, August F. Lessnow and Emilia/Emily Elizabeth Doedge/Dodge.

Kris’s maternal grandmother is Donna McNish (the daughter of John D. McNish and Alice Mason).

Sources: Genealogy of Kris Bryant (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Kris’s maternal great-grandparents, Daniel Braidman and Gertrude Lessnow, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Alan Taylor

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Alan Jamieson Taylor

Place of Birth: United States

Date of Birth: January 13, 1959

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, French, some German and Dutch

Alan Taylor is an American screenwriter, producer, and film director.

Alan is the son of Mary Antoinette “Mimi” (Cazort) and James J. Taylor. Alan’s sister is indie-rock artist Anna Domino (born Anna Virginia Taylor).

Alan’s mother had mainly English, Scottish, Irish, and French, along with some German, and Dutch, ancestry; her surname was originally spelt “Cossart”. Alan’s father had Scottish and English roots.

Alan’s paternal grandparents were Nora/Norah J. and Edgar C. Taylor. Nora was born in Pennsylvania, to a father from England and a mother from Scotland. Edgar was born in New Hampshire, to a father from Canada and a mother from Scotland.

Alan’s maternal grandfather was Alan Garner Cazort (the son of William Alexander Cazort and May Garner). William was the son of Sidney Bumpass Cazort and Martha Harrell Wallace. May was the daughter of William W. Garner and Henrietta Humphry/Humphrey.

Alan’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Anthony Cossart, who was born, c. 1673, in France. He was the son of Jacques Cossart, who was from Rouen, France, and Lea Villeman, who was from Bavaria, Germany. Anthony’s wife, Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine, was born in New Jersey, U.S., to a Dutch father, Jan Tymensen Valentine, and a mother from New York, Catherine Tamamizer.

Alan’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lillian Carpenter (the daughter of Robert Lee Carpenter and Edith Mack). Robert was the son of Julius M. Carpenter and Sarah Reed. Edith was the daughter of Allen Pitt Mack and Mary Ellen Meriwether.

Sources: Obituary of Alan’s father, James J. Taylor – www.legacy.com

Alan’s paternal grandparents, Edgar C. Taylor and Nora/Norah J., on the 1930 U.S. Census – www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Alan’s mother, Mary Antoinette “Mimi” Cazort – www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Alan’s maternal grandfather, Alan Garner Cazort – www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Alan’s maternal grandmother, Mary Lillian Carpenter – www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Alan’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Allen Pitt Mack – www.ancestry.com

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