Brendan Murray

by Manila on February 26, 2017

Place of Birth: Galway, County Galway, Ireland

Date of Birth: 16 November 1996

Ethnicity: Irish

Brendan Murray is an Irish singer. He is the former member of the Irish boy band Hometown. He will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Brendan’s father, Frank Murray, is a native of Cavan, County Cavan. Brendan’s mother, Julianne, is a native of Ballyheigue, County Kerry.



Anja Nissen

by Manila on February 26, 2017

Place of Birth: Winmalee, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 6 November 1995

Ethnicity: Danish

Anja Nissen is a Danish-Australian singer-songwriter and actress. She is the winner of the third series of The Voice in Australia. She will represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Anja’s father, Birger Nissen, is a Danish entrepreneur, who co-founded Vegmasters in 1986. Anja’s mother, Betina (Østergaard), who is also a Danish immigrant, now runs the company.

Anja’s maternal grandparents are Egon Østergaard and Grethe.



Yésica Toscanini

by stlucas on February 26, 2017

Place of Birth: March 8, 1986

Date of Birth: Ituzaingó, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Italian, possibly other)

Yésica Toscanini is an Argentinian model. She was born in Ituzaingó, Argentina.

Her surname is of Italian origin.

Source: (in Spanish)

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Estella Warren

by stlucas on February 26, 2017

Birth Name: Estella Dawn Warren

Place of Birth: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: December 23, 1978

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Estella Warren is a Canadian actress, fashion model, and former synchronized swimmer. She was born in Peterborough, Ontario, the daughter of Donald Warren and Esther (Hicks). She has two sisters, Esther and Julia.

Her maternal grandfather was William James Thomas Hicks. His parents were William Henry Hicks (the son of James Hicks and Charlotte Lorinda Ireland) and Gertrude Mary Bright.

Her maternal grandmother was Esther Elizabeth Beare (the daughter of John Beare and Wilhelmina Rose Clayton). John was originally from Devon, England. Wilhelmina was born in Ontario, Canada, to English parents, from Derbyshire.

Source: Family Tree of Estella Warren (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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Evan Dando

by madman on February 25, 2017

Birth Name: Evan Griffith Dando

Place of Birth: Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: March 4, 1967

*Welsh, English, German, French Huguenot, Irish, Swiss-German (father)
*Swedish, possibly other (mother)

Evan Dando is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the singer and guitarist of the rock band The Lemonheads.

Evan is the son of Susan (Schmedes), a model, and Jeffrey Dando. He has stated:

My family have a history of religion and addictions. My grandfather was a Jesus freak and an alcoholic. I never met him – nor did my mother, for that matter. I come from a weird demon spawn, a couple of weird Swedes and a Welsh person or something.

Evan’s father has Welsh, English, German, French Huguenot, Irish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. The Swedish presumably comes from his mother’s side.

Evan’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Dando (the son of Albert James Dando and Anna W. Griffith). Albert’s father was Welsh. Anna was the daughter of William C. Griffith and Laura K. Walton.

Evan’s paternal grandmother was Margaret “Peg” Ellis (the daughter of Raymond Grant Ellis and Helen Alberta Trapier). Raymond was the son of George Wilson Ellis and Anna Mary Light. Helen was the daughter of William Shubrick/Whindam Trapier and Mary Ann Roberts, whose parents were English.

Evan’s maternal grandmother was Hazel D. Schmedes.

Sources: Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Margaret “Peg” Ellis –

Obituary of Evan’s maternal grandmother, Hazel D. –

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

Genealogy of Evan’s great-grandfather, Anna W. Griffith –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-grandfather, Raymond Grant Ellis (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-great-grandmother, Anna Mary Light –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-great-grandfather, William Shubrick/Whindam Trapier –

Evan’s great-grandfather, Albert James Dando, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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