Sophia Rose Stallone
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 27, 1996
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), French Breton, Irish, Polish, German, Danish or Norwegian, distant French-Canadian, possibly Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other
Sophia Rose Stallone is an American actress. She is the daughter of actor and filmmaker Sylvester Stallone and model, entrepreneur, and business owner Jennifer Flavin. Among her siblings is actor Sage Stallone and model Sistine Stallone. Her uncle is actor Frank Stallone.
Sophia’s paternal grandfather was Frank Stallone, Sr., who owned beauty salons and played polo (the son of Silvestro Stallone and Pulcheria Nicastri). Frank was born in Gioia del Colle, Provincia di Bari Puglia, Italy. Silvestro was the son of Domenico Stallone and Maria Giuditta Patarino. Pictures of Sophia’s grandfather and great-grandfather can be seen here. Sophia’s great-grandmother Pulcheria was the daughter of Francesco Nicastri and Nunziata Speranza.
Sophia’s paternal grandmother is Jackie Stallone, an astrologer, dancer, and women’s wrestling promoter (born Jacqueline Frances Labofish, the daughter of John Paul Labofish and Jeanne Victoria Adrienne Anne Clérec). Jackie was born in Washington, D.C. Sophia’s great-grandfather John was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles Schachan/Shashan Labofish/Labofisz and Rose Ethel Lemlich/Lamlec/Lamletz/Lemletz. On census records and in other documents, Charles and Rose were listed as born in Germany most of the time, or in Russia, some of the time. Their language was usually listed as “German.” Sophia’s great-grandmother Jeanne was born in Brittany, France, to French (Catholic) parents, Louis Victor Clérec and Marie Pauline Rodrigue, and had Breton ancestry.
Sophia’s maternal grandfather was Donald Hugh Flavin (the son of Hugh Edward Flavin and Theresa Wyrzykowski/Wyrsykowski). Donald was born in Minnesota. Sophia’s great-grandfather Hugh was the son of John Bernard Flavin, whose parents were Irish, and of Julia A. McGuire, who had Irish and French-Canadian ancestry. Julia’s maternal great-grandmother has been described as Ojibwe. Her surname is said to be Sauteuse, like the Saulteaux tribe. It is not clear if this is accurate. Sophia’s great-grandmother Theresa was born in Minnesota, to a Polish father, John Wyrzykowski, and of a German mother, Theresa A. Graf.
Sophia’s maternal grandmother is named Shirley Mae Knudsen. The surname Knudsen is of Danish or Norwegian origin.
It is not completely clear what Sophia’s paternal great-grandfather John Paul Labofish’s ethnic background was. There are some indications that the family was German, and lived in the Russian Empire. An article in The Daily Mail, a British middle-market tabloid, stated that Sophia’s paternal great-grandfather was of Jewish heritage, but it is not clear if this is accurate. There are many indications that he was not Jewish, and, it appears that, at least after they moved to the United States, Sophia’s paternal great-grandfather’s family were Christian by religion (although it is possible that they were born Jewish).
Genealogy of Sophia’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://geneasud.com
Immigration record of Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Silvestro Stallone – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Silvestro Stallone – https://www.washingtonpost.com
Sophia’s paternal great-grandfather, John Paul Labofish, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John Paul Labofish on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John Paul Labofish on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John Paul Labofish on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sophia’s maternal great-grandparents, Hugh Edward Flavin and Theresa Wyrzykowski/Wyrsykowski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, Hugh Edward Flavin, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Sophia’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John Bernard Flavin – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Sophia’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Julia A. (McGuire) Flavin – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Sophia’s maternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Augustin Cadot – https://www.wikitree.com