Acadian

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 – http://www.familysearch.org

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Shannon Leto

by andrew on August 25, 2016

3rd Annual Fashion Rocks to Kick Off 2007 New York Fashion Week

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). 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). 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) – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Shannon’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Shannon’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles J. Metrejean, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Shannon’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Mae Russell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

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

Genealogy of Shannon’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Shannon’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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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

Ethnicity:
*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 – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Freddie’s paternal grandparents, Dominick Percy Roach and Jessie Lambert Pushard – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Freddie’s paternal great-grandparents, Frederick B. Pushard and Effie McLeod – https://familysearch.org

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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) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.wikitree.com
http://www.bobhegerich.com

Genealogy and obituary of Sidney’s paternal grandmother, Linda Faye (Ball) Crosby – https://old.findagrave.com

Obituary of Sidney’s paternal grandmother, Linda Faye (Ball) Crosby – http://atlanticfuneralhomesdartmouth.sharingmemories.ca

Genealogy of Sidney Crosby (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Jared Leto

by Vadius on November 10, 2012

Jared Leto ethnicity

Birth Name: Jared Joseph Bryant

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

Date of Birth: December 26, 1971

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

Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club (2013). He is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, for which his brother, Shannon Leto, is the drummer.

Jared is the son of Constance (Metrejon) and Tony L. Bryant. Leto was the surname of Jared’s stepfather/adoptive father, Carl Leto (the surname is Italian). Pictures of Jared’s mother can be seen here (at the far left) and here.

Jared’s father, who was from Kentucky, had British Isles/English ancestry. Jared’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 Jared’s ancestors were born in Acadia (now Canada) and Barbados.

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

Jared’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.

Jared’s maternal grandfather was Edmond William “Willie” Lee Metrejon (the son of Charles J. Metrejean and Ethel Ryder). 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.

Jared’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Mae Russell (the daughter of Joseph Lee Russell and Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain). 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 Jared Leto (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Jared’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Jared’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles J. Metrejean, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jared’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Mae Russell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Jared’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jared’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Jared’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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