Rafi Gavron

by follers on October 19, 2012

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Birth Name: Raphael Pichey Gavron

Place of Birth: Hendon, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 June, 1989

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*French-Canadian (maternal grandfather)
*German or German Jewish (maternal grandmother)

Rafi Gavron is a British actor. He is the son of Simon Gavron, a British-born publisher, and Martha Pichey, an American-born writer.

Rafi was raised in a Jewish household.

Rafi’s paternal grandparents were born in London, England, and Tel Aviv, Israel, respectively, both of them to Ashkenazi Jewish families. The family surname was originally spelled Gavronsky. Rafi’s maternal grandfather was from a French-Canadian (Catholic) family. Rafi’s maternal grandmother is of German or German Jewish background.

His father’s half-brother is director Sarah Gavron.

Rafi’s paternal grandfather was Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron (born Israel Gavron, the son of Nathan/Natie Gavron and Lily/Lilly Ettman). Robert was a printing millionaire, philanthropist, and Labour Life Peer. He was born in Hampstead, London, England, to a Jewish family with ancestors who lived in Lithuania, Moravia, Belarus, Germany, and Poland. Nathan was the son of Israel Gavronsky, who was born in Klikole, Lithuania, and of Esther Katz. Lily was the daughter of Lazar Etman and Jenny Jawitz/Yaabetz Zusman.

Rafi’s paternal grandmother was Hannah Fyvel (the daughter of T. R. Fyvel, Tosco Raphael Fyvel, and of Mary Kirschner). Hannah was a sociologist, and was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, which was then part of the British Mandate for Palestine. T. R. was an author, journalist, and literary editor, and was born as Raphael Joseph Feiwel in Cologne, Germany, to a Moravian-born Jewish father, Berthold Feiwel, and to a Belarusian Jewish mother, Sterna Schneersohn, who was from the Schneerson family, and whose own father was a rabbi. Mary was born in Benoni, South Africa, to Lithuanian Jewish parents, Nikolai Kirschner and Rosie Hillman.

Rafi’s maternal grandfather was J. Raymond Pichey (the son of Joseph Pichey and Yvonne). J. Raymond was born in Massachusetts, to French-Canadian parents. His family was Catholic.

Rafi’s maternal grandmother was born Alberta Meyer. It is unclear if she is of German and/or German Jewish background.

Rafi is a descendant of Naphtali Hirsch Treves, a 15th century scholar and kabalist, and of the famous Judah Loew ben Bezalel (c. 1520-1609), a leading Rabbi, mystic, and scholar in Prague. It should be noted, however, that most or all Ashkenazi Jews likely descend from Naphtali and Judah.

Sources: Genealogy of Rafi Gavron (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Rafi’s father’s family – http://www.craiglevin.com

Rafi’s maternal grandfather, J. Raymond Pichey (“Raymond Piche”), on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Rafi’s maternal grandfather, J. Raymond Pichey – http://www.findagrave.com

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant October 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

he would fit perfectly in Tel Aviv.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:13 am

He looks half Maori/Islander

thomas1987 November 15, 2014 at 2:52 am

no he does not look black
he looks Jewish.

M July 27, 2015 at 6:51 pm

He looks part Black.

cwm85 July 31, 2015 at 11:26 am

What?! Martin Short looks part black to you.. Conan O’brien looks part black to you… jay leno… who doesn’t look part black to you M? Every post you think someone is part african. You’re a trool!

Connerfromvine August 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

I really think this is what the Jewish people who were alive during Jesus times would have looked like.

shobohunter April 11, 2014 at 12:41 am

look black

andrew April 16, 2014 at 6:52 am
shobohunter November 15, 2014 at 1:54 am

to Andrew

Black footballer
Mousa Dembélé (, born 1987) from west Africa


andrew November 15, 2014 at 3:35 am

he is not black, he is a mulatto. There are tons of mulattoes in International football

nina February 25, 2015 at 2:59 pm

He is arab he’s name is mousa doesn’t that say enough

WTF November 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Omg I was surprised to find out he has ZERO black in him. He looks like a mulatto….

andrew November 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm
follers November 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Which famous people of part black ancestry does he resemble?

He looks like Liam Payne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

rickyflo November 14, 2014 at 12:47 am

Wow what is this a tampon. He looks just as white as the next mo..fu. as you.. word Caucasian comes from where ? Look it up.. most people that are actually supposed to be Caucasian are Brown sking, brunette hair and the resemblence of him.. I could show you pure Caucasians that are Brown as Fuck. And you keep losing this battle. Because what I have told you guys is concrete theories and evidence before.. and a race is ultimately all people that have certain diverse genetic pool. Why do you think even people with 3 percent black or native American are Caucasian. Not prejudicial but nature itself. And maybe the way you percept is wrong because of cultural lessions of seeing.

jokin March 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm

He is fully White, come on….look at his lips, nose, eyes, hair, general complexión….where do you see black in him??

andrew March 20, 2014 at 6:37 am

stupid comments below

ihatemostpeople March 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

Piss off. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. I wasn’t the only one who thought he had some black in him, so I guess it’s very obvious he’s not 100% white. A lot of celebrities lie about their heritage because it could “damage” their careers.

andrew March 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

all by non white people (not residents in Europe) who alwais see non European/Caucasian sides in people of European/Caucasian heritage

rickyflo November 14, 2014 at 12:58 am

If he was scared of his heritage why show it in the first place??? People that do that right there is a prejudiced mongrel and not the truth.. he is 100 percent Caucasian. . Even European people most times will tell you he is white even though he may not be equal, Jewish is judged because of ethnicity and their culture. Anglos also do not think the way you do.. they think differently. And one ethnicity is never a race, but can be led to a certain race.. evidence and theories declare you are wrong and stupid..

indo March 20, 2014 at 12:32 am

No Spanish or black in him?

lelo4 August 2, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Spanish? lol you are aware Spaniards are genetically close to French people. It’s his Ashkenazi ancestry that gives him his exotic looks.

ihatemostpeople February 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

He looks like he has some black in him.

J.J. January 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunet)

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