Patricia Clarkson

by madman on January 16, 2018

Birth Name: Patricia Davies Clarkson

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1959

Ethnicity: 1/8th Basque, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish (matrilineal), as well as German, English, French, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Dutch

Patricia Clarkson is an American actress. She is the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (born Jacquelyn Brechtel), a politician and councilwoman, and Arthur Alexander “Buzz” Clarkson, a school administrator.

Patricia’s father has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and remote Dutch ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of French, Irish, German, and English descent, while her maternal grandmother’s ancestry was half Basque (from Spain) and half Russian Jewish or Lithuanian Jewish.

Patricia’s paternal grandfather was likely Arthur Alexander Clarkson (the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Lillian May Strunk). Rutgers was the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Margaret Ann McLeod.

Patricia’s paternal grandmother was likely Elizabeth D. Portner (the daughter of Robert Prichard Portner and Katherine “Katie” Hammond Beggae/Bigger). Robert’s father was German.

Patricia’s maternal grandfather was John Patrick Brechtel (the son of John Patrick Brechtel and Jennie M. Shinn). John was the son of Charles Joseph Brechtel and Annie Whelan/Whalen, who was Irish. Jennie was the daughter of John Burr Shinn and Eulalie Dupuis.

Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Sophie Berengher (the daughter of Joseph Whilliam Berengher and Sophie Bass). Joseph was born in Bilbao, Spain. Sophie was born in Russia or Lithuania, and was Jewish.

Sources: Genealogies of Patricia’s paternal great-grandfather, Rutgers Clarkson – https://www.geni.com
https://www.ancestry.com
http://www.sharedtree.com

Patricia’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth D. Portner, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Patricia’s maternal grandfather, John Patrick Brechtel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
John Patrick Brechtel on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Patricia’s maternal great-grandmother, Jennie M. Shinn (through Jennie’s sister, Eulalie Teresa Shinn) – https://www.geni.com
https://www.ancestry.co.uk

Patricia’s maternal grandmother, Sophie Berengher, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Sophie Berengher on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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