Ashkenazi Jewish

Damian Hurley

by follers on October 16, 2018

Birth Name: Damian Charles Hurley

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 April, 2002

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, English, Irish

Damian Hurley is a British actor and model. He is the son of British actress and model Elizabeth Hurley and American businessperson Steve Bing, and the great-grandson of prominent real estate developer Leo S. Bing.

Damian’s paternal grandfather is Peter S. Bing (the son of Leo Simon Bing and Anna H. Kostant). Peter was born in New York, to a Jewish family. Leo was born in New York, the son of Simon/Samuel Bing, a German Jewish emigrant, who was born in Langen, Darmstadt, Hesse; and of Louisa/Louise Cooper, who was born in New York, to German Jewish parents, Marum Cooper and Clara Goldsmith. Damian’s great-grandmother Anna was born in New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, with her father having been named Samuel Kostant. Anna later remarried to Aerol Arnold.

Damian’s paternal grandmother is named Helen Louise.

Damian’s maternal grandfather is named Roy Leonard Hurley. Roy was a major in the Royal Army Educational Corps.

Damian’s maternal grandmother is Angela Mary Titt (the daughter of Cyril George Titt and Ena Ranger). Angela was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Cyril was the son of Percy John Titt and Edith Knight. Ena was the daughter of Herbert Ranger and Eliza Berrett.

Sources: Genealogy of Damian Hurley –

Damian’s paternal great-grandfather, Leo Simon Bing, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Damian’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Louisa/Louise (Cooper) Bing –

Damian’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna H. Kostant, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Damian’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Percy John Titt and Edith Knight –

Genealogy of Damian’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Knight (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Mention of the family of Damian’s maternal great-grandmother, Ena Ranger –

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David Draiman

by Manila on October 13, 2018

Birth Name: David Michael Draiman

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 13, 1973

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

David Draiman is an American singer. He is the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Disturbed, as well as the industrial metal band Device.

David is the son of Miriam (Schwartz) and Yehuda Jay “YJ” Draiman.

David is married to former WWE Diva Lena Yada, with whom he has a son.

Source: Marriage record of David’s parents –

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Peter Strauss

by follers on October 11, 2018

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Birth Name: Peter Lawrence Strauss

Place of Birth: Croton-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 20, 1947

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Peter Strauss is an American actor.

He is the son of German Jewish parents, Antonie “Tonie” (Weisenfeld) and Werner/Warren B. Strauss, a wine importer, who was born in Duisburg. Peter is married to actress Rachel Ticotin. He has two children with his former wife, Nicole Fons.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Hermann/Herman Israel Strauss (the son of Binas/Pinas Löb Strauss and Therese Treine). Hermann was born in Lohrhaupten, Flörsbachtal, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany. Binas was born in Lohrhaupten, the son of Israel Ascher Strauss and Bess/Babette Frank.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Gretel/Margaretha Kaufmann (the daughter of David Kaufmann and Sophie Lieberg). Gretel was born in Basel, Switzerland, to parents from Kassel, Hessen, Germany. David was the son of Simon Kaufmann and Karoline. Sophie was born in Wolfshagen, the daughter of Wolf Lieberg and Betty/Betti Hesse.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Justus Weisenfeld (the son of Max Weisenfeld).

Peter’s maternal grandmother was named Elise K.

Source: Genealogy of Peter’s father –

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Ari Sandel

by stlucas on October 11, 2018

Ari Sandel – Netflix’s “When We First Met” Special Screening – Arrivals – The ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Ari Devon Sandel

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 5, 1974

*Israeli Jewish (father)
*English, Irish (mother)

Ari Sandel is an American filmmaker.

He is the son of Kathy and Daniel Sandel. His father is from Israel. His mother is American. Ari was raised Jewish in Calabasas and Tanzana, California.

Ari’s maternal grandfather was Edward Gordon Hale (the son of Amos Fleetwood Hale and Bertie Cartwright). Edward was born in Georgia. Amos and Bertie were also born in Georgia.

Ari’s maternal grandmother was Reta Gay Nichols (the daughter of Edward Dunning Nichols and Savella Vaughn Clark). Reta was born in Alabama. Edward was born in Mississippi, the son of Willis Henry Nichols and Mary Blair Dunning. Savella was born in Mississippi, the daughter of William Amos Clark and Catherine Mildred Farmer.


Rachel Ramras

by stlucas on October 7, 2018

Rachel Ramras – Paramount Network Launch Party – Arrivals – Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Rachel Leah Ramras

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 20, 1974

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rachel Ramras is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, and television writer.

Rachel is the daughter of Kathy and David Ramras. Her family is Jewish.

Rachel’s paternal grandfather was George Ramras (the son of Max Ramras and Jennie/Jenny Rock). George was born in New York, to parents from Galicia, Austria. Max was the son of Nathan Ramras and Anna Mayer. Jennie was the daughter of Mendel Rock and Adel Vishniwitz.

Rachel’s paternal grandmother was Lily Seidel (the daughter of Jacob Seidel and Ida Gril). Lily was born in New York. Jacob was from Austria. Ida was from Hungary.

Rachel’s maternal grandfather was Sheldon “Shel” Krasker (the son of Hyman William Krasker and Mollie B. Goodman). William was born in Russia, the son of Jacob Krasker and Rose/Rosie. Mollie was also born in Russia.

Rachel’s maternal grandmother was Elaine S. Sados (the daughter of Albert H. Sados and Sophie Shapiro). Elaine was born in New Hampshire. Albert was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia. Sophie was born in New Hampshire, the daughter of Shepsel “Sam” Shapiro and Razel, who were from Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine).

Sources: Obituary of Rachel’s paternal grandfather, George Ramras –

Obituary of Rachel’s mother –