Ryan Cabrera

by ethnic on June 9, 2010

Birth Name: Ryan Frank Cabrera

Place of Birth: Denton, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1982

Ethnicity:
*Colombian (father)
*Lithuanian, Irish, German, English, Welsh (mother)

Ryan Cabrera is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

His father, Marcos “Marc” Cabrera, is a Colombian immigrant. His mother, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (Noreika), is American.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather is Robert Laurette Noreika (the son of Martin J. Noreika and Dorothy Healy). Martin was the son of Lithuanian immigrants, Aleksandras “Alexander” Noreika and Josephina “Josephine” Kurkulionytė, both of Kaunas. Dorothy was the daughter of Irish immigrants, John J. Healy and Margaret O’Hara.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Madeleine Knapp (the daughter of Edward Griffiths Knapp and Louise May Lehmann). Edward was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England, the son of George Henry Knapp, who was an American, from New York City, New York, and of Mary “Polly” Griffiths, who was English, from Woolton, Liverpool, and was of half Welsh descent. Ryan’s great-grandfather Louise was born in New Jersey, of German descent, and was the daughter of Charles Edward Lehmann and Magdalena Elizabeth Flora “Madeline” Zimmermann.

Ryan’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Anne-Marie Stockel.

Sources: Genealogy of Ryan Cabrera (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Laurette Noreika, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy (Healy) Brightly – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Madeleine (Knapp) Noreika – http://www.legacy.com

Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Louise May Lehmann, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Magdalena Elizabeth Flora Zimmermann – https://familysearch.org

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madman May 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

Who was his Native ancestor?

I can’t find any good tree of his great-great-grandfather George Henry Knapp. The genealogy on familysearch.com lists him as having English, Irish or Scottish (Cochrane surname), Dutch, German, French, and 1/64th Native American ancestry. However, we don’t know if the tree accurately lists his ancestors. In my experience, familysearch’s family trees become less credible the further back you go. And the tree also includes many exclamation marks, meaning there’s a problem with the information listed. For example, it says that George Knapp was born after his mother died, so maybe even his immediate ancestors are wrong (although it might be the dates, and not the ancestors, which are inaccurate). Maybe someone could try to verify who his parents were.

Also, his Native ancestor is listed in the tree as Mary “Little Dove” Hyanno (later Bearse), but her existence is disputed and believed by many to be a myth. It’s the same woman who Amanda Bearse alledgely descends from.

https://familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/LHF7-99Z/landscape

follers May 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Familysearch trees annoy me since I (and others) can’t excess them without an account. But if you’re saying you want me to remove the Native American information on the pages of Cabrera and Bearse, I will.

madman May 30, 2017 at 12:42 am

You should make an account, it’s free and very helpful. The same goes for geneanet.

For Cabrera it should definitely be removed (possibly along with Dutch and French too, if we can’t verify who George’s parents were). For Bearse you can make your own judgement based on the information available, since she actually is a direct descendant of the woman who is said to be Native American.

bablah May 30, 2017 at 6:44 am

Get an account follers.
So many photos of the documents are available only to signed-in members, and it doesn’t even cost anything. Since I index for the site, I know that what you’re allowed to index is very constraining and there’s always more info on the actual document.

follers May 30, 2017 at 8:53 am

I know it’s free. I’m just blasé about it.

Familysearch.org accounts are just not in vogue right now. There’s nothing sexy about them.

follers April 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm
Manila April 22, 2017 at 6:30 am

His father, Marcos “Marc” Cabrera, is a Colombian immigrant. His mother, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (Noreika), is American.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather is Robert Laurette Noreika (the son of Martin J. Noreika and Dorothy Healy). Martin was the son of Lithuanian immigrants, Aleksandras “Alexander” Noreika and Josephina “Josephine” Kurkulionytė, both of Kaunas. Dorothy was the daughter of Irish immigrants John J. Healy and Margaret O’Hara.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Madeleine Knapp (the daughter of Edward Griffiths Knapp and Louise May Lehmann). Edward was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England, to George Henry Knapp, who was American from New York City, New York, and was of Dutch, English, French, German, and Wampanoag Native American descent, and of Mary “Polly” Griffiths, who was English from Woolton, Liverpool, and was of half-Welsh descent. Louise was of Ashkenazi Jewish and German descent, and was the daughter of Charles Edward Lehmann and Magdalena Elizabeth Flora “Madeline” Zimmermann.

Ryan’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Anne-Marie Stockel.

Sources: Ryan’s birth record – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VDYD-3Z4

Genealogy of Ryan Cabrera (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/a/w/Robert-Mawby/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0743.html

Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Laurette Noreika, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3T2-GK5

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Madeleine Knapp – http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176957111

Obituary of Ryan’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy (Healy) Brightly – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKLQ-XFB3

Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Louise May Lehmann, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4X7-199

Birth record of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Magdalena Elizabeth Flora Zimmermann – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDY4-Y62

Manila April 22, 2017 at 6:31 am

He was born in Dallas, Texas, United States.

follers April 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

I don’t think Cabrera’s great-grandmother Louise May Lehmann had any Jewish ancestry. Which ancestors of hers do you think were Jewish?

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

WTF…anglo?? I’m Colombian myself 100%. He is not. I read somewhere a long time ago that is only half and the other parent white.

Anonymous July 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm

His mother is only mention as an American. they do not mention him his mother having anglo ancestry.

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