Trishelle Cannatella

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

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Birth Name: Trishelle Elaine Cannatella

Place of Birth: Cut Off, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Cajun/French/French-Canadian/Acadian, as well as approximately one eighth Italian, some English, Irish, and Canary Islander Spanish, distant German

Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality television personality, model, and actress.

Trishelle is the daughter of Sharon (Plaisance) and Andrew “Drew” Cannatella. Trishelle has a sister, Buffy. Her ancestry is Cajun/French/French-Canadian/Acadian, as well as approximately one eighth Italian (mostly Sicilian), some English, Irish, and Canary Islander Spanish, and distant German. Her Spanish ancestors include Joseph Cevallos/Cevalos, who was born, c. 1785, in the Canary Islands, Spain, the son of Domingo José Cavallos and Rita Elvira Ferron.

Trishelle is married to John Hensz.

Trishelle is a third cousin of actress Lacey Chabert. Trishelle’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Louis Sacerdos Chabert and Ernestine Eve LeFort, were also Lacey’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Trishelle’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Jerome Cannatella (the son of Joseph Paul Cannatella and Rose Lee Walker). Joseph was the son of Italian parents, Andrew J. Cannatella, from Palermo, Sicily, and Providence Licari, who was likely also from Sicily. Rose was the daughter of Leander Logan Walker and Katherine/Catherine E. Colston.

Trishelle’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Mae Orgeron (the daughter of Juan/John Joseph Orgeron and Lillian Marie “Lilia”/Lelia Kieff/Kiffe). Juan was the son of Joseph Eugene Orgeron and Rosela/Rosella Pauline Williams. Lillian was the daughter of Gerisse/Garres/Keres/Harris Kiff/Kieff and Lucie Marie Chouest.

Trishelle’s maternal grandfather was Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. (the son of Horace Able/bel Plaisance and Virginia Ethna Orgeron). Dudley was born in Louisiana. Horace was born in Louisiana, the son of Napoleon Migno Plaisance and Françoise Marcelline Allemand. Virginia was the daughter of Paul Jean Orgeron and Augustine Marie Cantrelle.

Trishelle’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Frances Lorraine (the daughter of Arcene Alsindor/Alcindore Lorraine and Antoinette Lorenza Chabert). Yvonne was born in Louisiana. Arcene was born in Louisiana, the son of William Charles Lorraine, who was English, and of Philomene Marcelline “Melina” Bruce. Antoinette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Sacerdos/Sacerdose Chabert and Ernestine Eve Lefort.

Sources: Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandfather, Andrew Jerome Cannatella –

Death record of Trishelle’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew J. Cannatella and Providence Licari –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae Orgeron (through Gloria’s own brother) –

Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae (Orgeron) Cannatella –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Gerisse/Garres/Keres/Harris Kiff/Kieff (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s mother –

Obituary of Trishelle’s mother –

Genealogies of Trishelle’s maternal grandparents, Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. and Yvonne Frances Lorraine –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandmother, Yvonne Frances Lorraine –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandmother, Yvonne Frances Lorraine (focusing on her own mother’s side) –


Chris Terrio

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Birth Name: Christopher F. Terrio

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 31, 1976 (or 1975)

Ethnicity: Italian, Irish, possibly Acadian/French

Chris Terrio is an American screenwriter and film director.

Chris is the son of Arleen R. (possibly Amatullo) and Francis “Frank” Charles Terrio. Chris was raised in Midland Beach, Staten Island.

Chris has Italian and Irish roots. Chris is also said to have some Acadian/French roots.

Chris has stated:

He [Tony Mendez]’s fourth generation. Which was another interesting thing for me… to say that there are Latinos in this country… who… he was here long before my family was, certainly, being Italian-American and Irish-American. It’s funny that, at least in my mind, you hear the name Mendez and you think New American… at least I do living in New York. But, in fact, Tony has American creds that go much deeper into American history than I do.

Source: Possible marriage record of Chris’ parents –

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Shannon Leto

by andrew on August 25, 2016

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Place of Birth: Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1970

Ethnicity: English, Cajun/French, smaller amounts of Irish, German, Scottish, at least 1/512 Spanish, remote Dutch and Mi’kmaq First Nations

Shannon Leto is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, for which his brother, actor Jared Leto, is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.

Shannon is the son of Constance (Metrejon) and Tony L. Bryant. Leto was the surname of Shannon’s stepfather/adoptive father, Carl Leto (the surname is Italian).

Shannon’s father, who was from Kentucky, had British Isles/English ancestry. Shannon’s mother, who is from Louisiana, has Cajun (French), smaller amounts of English, Irish, German, and Scottish, at least 1/256 Spanish, and remote Dutch and Mi’kmaq First Nations, ancestry. Some of Shannon’s ancestors were born in Acadia (now Canada) and Barbados.

At a concert, Shannon’s brother Jared waved the Spanish flag and stated that his maternal grandfather was of part Spanish descent. One of Shannon’s maternal seven times great-grandfathers, Manuel Quintero, was Spanish, and was born, c. 1745, in Sainte Croix, Canary Islands, Spain. This makes Shannon of 1/512 Spanish descent. It is not clear if he has any other Spanish ancestry, as some people of Cajun descent do.

Shannon’s mother’s Metrejon line can be traced back to Joseph Marie Maitrejean, who was born, c. 1778, in Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, an island off the coast of Brittany.

Shannon’s maternal grandfather was Edmond William “Willie” Lee Metrejon (the son of Charles J. Metrejean and Ethel Ryder). Edmond was born in Louisiana. The Metrejon/Metrejean surname had originally been spelled Maitrejean. Charles and Ethel were born in Louisiana. Charles was the son of Joseph-Frédéric Metrejean and Victoire-Octana Savoy. Ethel was the daughter of William/Willie Ryder and Marie Berthilde “Bertha” Wyble.

Shannon’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Mae Russell (the daughter of Joseph Lee Russell and Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain). Ruby was born in Louisiana. Joseph was born in Florida, to a father from Alabama, Pat H. Russell, and a mother from Georgia, Ella. Helen was born in Louisiana, to Henry Marshall Hoffpauir (the son of Thomas J. Hoffpauir and Anne Dailey/Daily) and Katherine Euranie/Urina Foreman.

Sources: Genealogies of Shannon Leto (through Shannon’s brother, Jared) (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Shannon’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Shannon’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles J. Metrejean, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Shannon’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Mae Russell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Shannon’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Lee Russell and Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Shannon’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Shannon’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir –

Shannon’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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Freddie Roach (boxing)

by Manila on October 16, 2015

2008 Boxing - "The Dream Match" Oscar De La Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao - December 6, 2008

Birth Name: Frederick Steven Roach

Place of Birth: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: March 5, 1960

*French-Canadian (Acadian), remote Belgian (Walloon), remote English, remote Irish (paternal grandfather)
*English, Scottish (paternal grandmother)
*unknown (mother)

Freddie Roach is an American boxing trainer and former boxer. He is the son of Barbara Ann and Paul William Roach.

Freddie’s paternal grandfather was Dominick Percy Roach (the son of Pépin Roach and Louise Doucet). Dominick was a Canadian immigrant, from Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, of French-Canadian (Acadian) descent. Pépin was the son of Frédéric Roach and Henriette Deveau. Louise was the daughter of Dominique Doucet and Joséphine Muise.

Freddie’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Lambert Pushard (the daughter of Frederick B. “Fred” Pushard and Effie McLeod). Frederick was the son of Warren Pushard and Mary Lambert. Effie was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Philip McLeod and Jessie McLeod. Philip and Jessie were both born with the same surname.

Sources: Freddie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Freddie’s paternal grandparents, Dominick Percy Roach and Jessie Lambert Pushard –

Marriage record of Freddie’s paternal great-grandparents, Frederick B. Pushard and Effie McLeod –

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Sidney Crosby

by follers on March 5, 2014

2010 NHL Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Sidney Patrick Crosby

Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Birth: August 7, 1987

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English, Acadian/French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German

Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional hockey player. He is the son of Trina (Forbes) and Troy Crosby.

Sidney’s paternal grandfather’s surname was Crosby.

Sidney’s paternal grandmother was Linda Faye Ball (the daughter of Sidney/Sydney Ball and Nancy Bradshaw Harvey). Linda was born in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sidney’s great-grandfather Sidney Ball was born in England, the son of Herbert Ball. Nancy was the daughter of Stewart Blackler Harvey and Margaret Jane “Maggie” Isnor/Eisner.

Sidney’s maternal grandfather was named Harry/Henry Patrick Forbes.

Sidney’s maternal grandmother was Mary Catherine/Katherine “Kate” McCarron (the daughter of Gregory McCarron and Julia Myrtle Firlotte). Gregory was the son of William Edward McCarron and Mary McKinnon. Julia was of Acadian (French-Canadian) descent, and was the daughter of Peter Andrew Furlotte and Marie Louise Page.

Sources: Genealogies of Sidney Crosby (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy and obituary of Sidney’s paternal grandmother, Linda Faye (Ball) Crosby –

Obituary of Sidney’s paternal grandmother, Linda Faye (Ball) Crosby –

Genealogy of Sidney Crosby (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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