Sara Paxton

by ethnic on April 23, 2009

Place of Birth: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 25, 1988

Ethnicity:
*Irish, Scottish, English, very distant French (father, who converted to Judaism)
*Mexican [Spanish and Dutch Jewish, some German and Chilean] (mother, who was born into the Jewish faith)

Sara Paxton is an American actress, singer, and model.

Sara’s father, Steven Ray “Steve” Paxton, is of Irish, Scottish, English, and very distant French, descent. Steven is a convert to Judaism.

Sara’s mother, Lucía (Menchaca Zuckerman), was born and raised in Mexico. Lucía was raised Jewish. Lucía’s maternal grandfather was a Dutch Jewish immigrant, while the rest of her family is Mexican, with 1/16th German and 1/16th Chilean ancestry. Lucía’s maternal grandmother almost certainly converted to Judaism when marrying her grandfather, and Lucía’s father, who was buried in a Jewish ceremony, almost certainly converted to Judaism when marrying her mother.

Sara was raised Jewish.

Sara stated in an interview that she is able to speak some Spanish, but not fluently. She also mentioned that her mother stopped speaking to her in English to make her learn Spanish.

Sara’s paternal grandfather is Raymond Emery Paxton (the son of Russell McQuiston Paxton and Vita Marie Gerard). Russell was the son of James Emory Paxton and Eva Carolyn McQuiston. Vita was the daughter of Charles Raymond/Ray Gerard and Carrie May Warner.

Sara’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Lou Layne (the daughter of Lewis Libourn Layne and Beulah Bunch). Lewis was the son of William Howard Layne and Maude/Maud Lewis. Beulah was the daughter of Earnest C. Bunch and Florence M. Inman.

Sara’s maternal grandfather was Rafael Menchaca Villareal (the son of Eduardo Menchaca Constancia and Jesusita [also known as María de Jesús] Villarreal Guerra). Sara’s grandfather Rafael was born in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila. Eduardo was born in Jiménez, Coahuila, the son of Rafael Menchaca de la Garza and Gabina Constancia Rubio. Jesusita was also born in Jiménez, Coahuila, the daughter of Anacleto Villarreal Villarreal and Victoriana Guerra Martínez.

Sara’s maternal grandmother is María Guadalupe Zuckerman Riebeling (the daughter of Max/Moisés K. Zuckerman and Carolina Riebeling y García Conde). María Guadalupe was born in Puebla, Puebla. Sara’s great-grandfather Max was a Dutch Jewish immigrant. Sara’s great-grandmother Carolina was born in Mexico City, the daughter of Clemente Ricardo Riebeling/Rievelig Rivera and Teresa García Conde y Albiano. Ricardo’s father, Manuel Ernest Riebeling, was a German emigrant, from Kassel, and Ricardo’s mother, Dolores Rivera Jiménez, was a Chilean immigrant. Albiano is usually an Italian surname; it is not clear if Sara’s Albiano line was of Italian origin.

Sara is apparently a seventh cousin of actor Bill Paxton, through their apparent six times great-grandparents, Agnes and Samuel Paxton.

Sources: Article on Sara’s Jewish background (2007) – http://www.jweekly.com

Genealogy of Sara Paxton – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Sara Paxton (focusing on her father’s side) – http://famouskin.com

Marriage record of Sara’s paternal grandparents, Raymond Emery Paxton and Barbara Lou Layne – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sara’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Emery Paxton (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Sara’s paternal great-grandfather, Russell McQuiston Paxton – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Sara’s paternal great-grandmother, Beulah Bunch – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Birth record of Sara’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Sara’s maternal grandfather, Rafael Menchaca Villareal – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Sara’s maternal grandfather, Rafael Menchaca Villareal – http://www.jewishjournal.com

Birth record of Sara’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Rafael Menchaca de la Garza – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Sara’s maternal great-grandmother, Jesusita [also known as María de Jesús] Villarreal Guerra – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Sara’s maternal great-grandmother, Carolina Riebeling y García Conde – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Sara’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Clemente Ricardo Riebeling Rivera – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sara’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Teresa (García Conde y Albiano) Riebeling – https://familysearch.org

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Adamina September 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm

She is very gorgeous. She kinda looks like Barbie to me

Kimmel June 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Very interesting.

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