Albert Hughes

by stlucas on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Albert Eric Hughes

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1972

*African-American (father)
*Armenian (mother)

Albert Hughes is an American film director and producer.

Albert and his twin brother, Allen Hughes, who is also a film director and producer, have often worked together, and are known professionally as the Hughes Brothers.

Albert is the son of Aida (Megerdichian) and Albert Hughes. His father is African-American. His mother comes from an ethnic Armenian family from Tehran, Iran. He has a daughter.

Albert has said:

One thing [our Armenian side] did was to provide an audience. When we began making movies, they were supportive. While the black side was not open to us because we were half white, the Armenian half always welcomed us. I attribute generosity and humbleness to Armenians… Armenians, in my opinion, are generous to a fault. I’ve never been greedy and that comes from my Armenian side.

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Deran Sarafian

by stlucas on May 29, 2018

Deran Sarafian – WonderCon 2013 – Day 1 – Arrivals – Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA, USA – Keywords: head and upper-torso portrait, “Hemlock Grove”, producer, grey jacket, grey t-shirt, blue jeans Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Barbara Henderson / PR Photos

Birth Name: Deran C. Sarafian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 17, 1958

*Armenian (father)
*German, Swiss-German, English, Scottish, Dutch (mother)

Deran Sarafian is an American film and television director, and actor.

Deran is the son of Helen Joan (Altman) and film director Richard Casper Sarafian. Among Deran’s siblings are screenwriter Tedi Sarafian and special effects expert Damon B. Sarafian. Deran has two children with his wife, actress Laurie Fortier. His uncle was director, screenwriter, and producer Robert Altman.

Deran’s paternal grandparents were Armenian.

Deran’s maternal grandfather was Bernard Clement Altman (the son of Frank Gerhardt Altman/Altmann and Annette Matilda Bolt). Frank was the son of German parents, Clement Altmann and Wilhelmina Rolling/Roling. Annette was the daughter of parents from Switzerland, Benjamin Bolt and Mary Elizabeth Smith.

Deran’s maternal grandmother was Helen Mathews (the daughter of Elisha Mathews and Gatie/Kittie L. Strawn). Elisha was the son of James Matthews and Ellen. Gatie was the daughter of Jacob Strawn and Mary Jane Patterson.

Sources: Genealogy of Deran Sarafian (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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

Deran’s maternal grandfather, Bernard Clement Altman, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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

Genealogy of Deran’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jacob Strawn –

Genealogy of Deran’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Isaiah Strawn (through Isaiah’s brother, John Strawn) –

Genealogy of Deran’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Phoebe Emerson Gates (through Phoebe’s sister, Maria Gates) –

Genealogy of Deran’s maternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Samuel Hale Gates –

Genealogy of Deran’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Susanna Emerson –


Prince George of Cambridge

by follers on May 19, 2018

05/02/2015 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and son Prince George of Cambridge – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: George Alexander Louis

Place of Birth: St Mary’s Hospital, London

Date of Birth: 22 July, 2013

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as European Royal (mostly), Scottish, and German, Irish, French, Anglo-Irish, Hungarian, likely 1/256th Indian or 1/512th Indian, and smaller amounts of Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, Channel Islander/Jersey, possibly 1/512th Armenian

Prince George of Cambridge is a member of the British Royal Family, and is third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. He is the son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He is the grandson of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and the great-grandson of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Elizabeth II, who is the Queen of England, and of many member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

He is the nephew of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Pippa Middleton.

Prince George’s paternal grandfather is Charles, Prince of Wales (the son of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and of Elizabeth II). Prince Charles was born in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London. Prince Philip was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece, and is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Elizabeth II is the daughter of George VI, who was King of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952, and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

Prince George’s paternal grandmother was Diana, Princess of Wales (the daughter of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and of The Honourable Frances Roche). Princess Diana was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Edward was the son of Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, and of Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton Spencer. Frances was the daughter of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, and of Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche, Baroness Fermoy.

Prince George’s maternal grandfather is Michael Francis Middleton (the son of Peter Francis Middleton and Valerie Glassborow). Michael was born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Peter was the son of Richard Noël Middleton and Olive Christiana Lupton. Valerie was the daughter of Frederick George Glassborow and Constance Robison.

Prince George’s maternal grandmother is Carole Elizabeth (Goldsmith (the daughter of Ronald John James Goldsmith and Dorothy Harrison). Carole was born in Ealing, London. Ronald was the son of Stephen Charles Goldsmith and Edith Eliza Chandler. Dorothy was the daughter of Thomas Harrison and Elizabeth Mary Temple.

Sources: Genealogies of Prince George of Cambridge –

Genealogies of Prince George’s father –

CNN article on Prince George’s father’s likely Indian mitochondrial DNA line –

Article about Prince George’s paternal ancestor, Eliza Kewark –

Genealogies of Prince George’s mother –

Information on some of Prince George’s Lupton relatives –


Marty Papazian

by stlucas on May 18, 2018

Ruben Chato Hinojosa Jr. and Martin Papazian – 2013 San Diego Film Festival – Day 3 – Q&A Session with Saginaw Grant, Martin Papazian, Bella King and Jose Yenque – Reading Theatre – San Diego, CA USA – Photo Credit: Joshua Tousey /

Birth Name: Martin A. Papazian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 18, 1976

*Armenian (father)
*Irish, English (mother)

Marty Papazian is an American television and film actor, and director. He has also been credited as Martin Papazian.

Marty is the son of Sandy (McDaniel) and film producer Robert Arthur Papazian. Marty’s father is of Armenian descent. Marty’s mother mostly has Irish and English ancestry.

Marty’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Papazian/Papagian/Pakazian. Arthur was born in Rhode Island.

Marty’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Betty” Manning/Moosekian (the daughter of Elizabeth). Marty’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in Massachusetts. Marty’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was born in Armenia.

Marty’s maternal grandfather was Herman Harold McDaniel (the son of William Lafayette McDaniel and Mattie A. Brown). William was born in North Carolina, the son of James L. McDaniel and Adeline Eliza. Mattie was born in Texas.

Marty’s maternal grandmother was Rose Bridget McDermott (the daughter of John McDermott and Bridget Fox). Rose was born in South Dakota, to Irish parents. John was born in County Cavan, the son of Patrick McDermott, who was from County Louth, and of Mary Clark. Marty’s great-grandmother Bridget was born in County Cavan, the daughter of James Fox and Bridget McMahon.

Sources: Genealogy of Marty Papazian –

Birth record of Marty Papazian –

Record of Marty’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Moosekian, on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Daron Malakian

by Manila on May 6, 2018

Birth Name: Daron Vartan Malakian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 18, 1975

Ethnicity: Armenian

Daron Malakian is an American musician. He is known as the guitarist, songwriter and second vocalist of the heavy metal band System of a Down and as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the rock band Scars on Broadway. Serj Tankian is also a member of System of a Down.

His father, Vartan Malakian, is a painter, dancer, and choreographer. His mother, Zepur (Markarian), is a sculptor. They are both ethnic Armenian emigrants, originally from Iraq.

Source: Birth record of Daron Malakian –