Michael Cavadias

by stlucas on December 9, 2017

Birth Name: Michael D. Cavadias

Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 16, 1970

*Greek (father)
*Irish, Welsh, English, 1/4 Czech/Bohemian (mother)

Michael Cavadias is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Kathleen (McGuire) and Marios Roosevelt Cavadias. Michael’s father had Greek ancestry. Michael’s mother was of Irish, Welsh, English, and Czech/Bohemian descent.

Michael’s paternal grandparents were Dennis/Dan George Cavadias and Alexandria Arvanitakis. Dennis was Greek. Alexandra was born in Corfu, Greece.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Elmer James “Jim” McGuire, Jr. (the son of Elmer James McGuire, Sr. and Helen Welsh). Michael’s great-grandfather Elmer was the daughter of Mary, who was Welsh. Helen was the daughter of an Irish father.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Jean Ann Gregson (the daughter of Walter Stanley Gregson and Mary G. Kral). Walter was the son of Frank Gregson and Nancy. Mary was born in Kansas, to parents from Bohemia, Anton Kral and Anna.

Sources: Birth record of Michael Cavadias –

Birth record of Michael’s father –

Marriage record of Michael’s parents –

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Dennis/Dan George Cavadias –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandfather, James E. “Jim” McGuire, Jr. –

Birth record of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Jean Ann Gregson –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Jean Ann (Gregson) McGuire –

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Rip Torn

by madman on November 30, 2017

Rip Torn – 2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Official New York Oscar Night Party – Arrivals – Carlyle Hotel – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Elmore Rudolph/Rual Torn

Place of Birth: Temple, Bell, Texas, United States

Date of Birth: February 6, 1931

*37.5% German
*37.5% Moravian
*12.5% Austrian
*12.5% Bohemian

Rip Torn is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Rip is the son of Thelma Mary (Spacek) and Elmore Rudolph Torn. Rip’s father was of one half German, one quarter Austrian, and one quarter Bohemian (Czech), descent. Rip’s mother was of three quarters Moravian (Czech) and one quarter German descent.

Rip’s first cousin is actress and singer Sissy Spacek. Rip has two children with his wife, actress and model Amy Wright; three children with his late wife, actress Geraldine Page, to whom he was married until her death; and a daughter with his first wife, actress Ann Wedgeworth. One of Rip’s children with Geraldine is actress Angelica Page.

Rip’s paternal grandfather was Rudolph Frank Torn (the son of Franz Torn and Anna Hribeck). Franz was Austrian. Anna was Bohemian.

Rip’s paternal grandmother was Othilie/Otillie S. “Tillie” Sarrazin (the son of Arnold S. Sarrazin and Wilhelmina Aschenbeck). Arnold was born in Texas, to German parents, from Paderborn, Joseph Sarrazin/Sierson and Auguste Louise Amalia Ploeger. Wilhelmina was born in Texas, to German parents.

Rip’s maternal grandfather was Arnold Adolph Špaček (the son of Frank John Špaček and Julia/Julie Anna Gloeckner/Gloekner). Arnold was born in Texas, to a father from Bordovice, Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) and a mother from Neustadt, Germany. Frank was the son of František/Frank Špaček and Antonia. Julia was the daughter of William Gloekner and Johanna Kirsch.

Rip’s maternal grandmother was Mary Julia Červenka (the daughter of Josef Friedrich Červenka and Anna Machu). Mary Julia was born in Texas, to a father from Huckvaldy, Moravia (now the Czech Republic) and a mother from Senince Usti, Vsetin Valley, Moravia (also now the Czech Republic). Anna was the daughter of Pavel Machu and Rozina Talica.

Sources: Genealogies of Rip Torn –

Rip Torn on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Rip’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Rip’s paternal grandmother, Othilie/Otillie S. “Tillie” Sarrazin, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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Josh Meyers

by stlucas on November 18, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Dylan Meyers

Place of Birth: Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 8, 1976

*31.25% Swedish
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% Bohemian/Czech
*12.5% Croatian
*12.5% English
*6.25% German

Josh Meyers is an American actor and comedian.

Josh is the son of Hilary Claire (Olson) and Laurence Meyers, Jr. His brother is actor, comedian, and television personality Seth Meyers.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Jewish. The remainder of Josh’s ancestry is Bohemian (Czech) and Croatian, from Josh’s paternal grandmother, who was Catholic, and Swedish, English, and German, from Josh’s mother.

Josh’s brother Seth has stated:

Growing up, my father-whose father was Jewish-embraced borscht and gefilte fish. My brother and I thought it was disgusting. That is not gateway food if you want your kids to embrace Judaism…

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Lawrence Lashe Meyers (the son of Mendel/Morris Meyers and Rose/Rosa Cohen). Mendel and Rose were Jewish emigrants from Austria. Mendel was the son of Guttle Meyers. Rose was the daughter of Simon Cohen and Fruma.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Marcheck (the daughter of Stanislaus “Stanley” Marcheck and Anna Maganaw). Stanislaus was of Bohemian (Czech) ancestry, and was the son of Joannis Maracek and Anna Detka. Josh’s great-grandmother Anna Maganaw was Croatian.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Edward Olson (the son of Elmer C. Olson and Anna). Elmer and Anna were of Swedish descent.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Adelaide Jeanette Whetham (the daughter of Frederick Good Whetham and Anna Marie Gung Leslie). Frederick was English, the son of Stephen Whetham and Adelaide Jane Good. Anna had a German father and a Swedish mother.

Sources: Genealogy of Josh Meyers (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Josh’s paternal grandparents, Lawrence Lashe Meyers and Barbara Marcheck –

Obituary of Josh’s paternal grandfather, Lawrence Lashe Meyers –

Josh’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Marcheck, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Adelaide Jeanette (Whetham) Osborne –

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Charles, Prince of Wales

by follers on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Philip Arthur George

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

Date of Birth: 14 November, 1948

Ethnicity: European Royal, English (mostly), small amounts of German, Hungarian, French, Anglo-Irish, distant Irish, Danish, Swedish, Swiss, Belgian, Dutch, Bohemian/Czech, Scottish, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish

Charles, Prince of Wales, is the heir apparent to the British throne.

He is the son of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Charles is married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. With his former wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, he is the father of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales.

Prince Charles’ paternal grandfather was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (the son of George I of Greece, and of Olga Constantinovna of Russia). Prince Andrew was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece. George I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Christian IX, King of Denmark, and of Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Olga was born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire, the daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin/Constantine Nikolayevich/Nikolaevich/Nicholaievitch of Russia, and of Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg.

Prince Charles’ paternal grandmother was Princess Alice of Battenberg (the daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg, and of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine). Princess Alice was born in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England. Prince Louis was born in Graz, Austrian Empire, the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and of Countess Julia/Julie Therese Salome Hauke. Princess Victoria was born in Windsor Castle, the daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom.

Prince Charles’ maternal grandfather was George VI, who was King of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952 (the son of George V, and of Mary of Teck). George VI was born in York Cottage, Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom. George V was born in Marlborough House, London, and was King from 1910 to 1936. He was the son of Edward VII, who was King from 1901 to 1910, and of Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Mary of Teck was born in Kensington Palace, London, the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, and of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.

Prince Charles’ maternal grandmother was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne). Lady Elizabeth was born in England. Claude was the son of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of Frances Dora Smith Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Cecilia was the daughter of The Rev. Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck and Caroline Louisa Burnaby.

Sources: Genealogies of Charles, Prince of Wales –

Genealogy of Charles, Prince of Wales (through his son, Prince William) –

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Kyle Newacheck

by stlucas on November 11, 2017

Kyle Newacheck – Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 – Day 1 – “Workaholics” Press Interviews – Hilton San Diego Bayfront – San Diego, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kyle Richard Newacheck

Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), Welsh, English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, Czech/Bohemian

Kyle Newacheck is an American television writer, director, producer, and actor.

Kyle is the son of Pamela A. (Kahn) and Richard Alan “Rick” Newacheck. Kyle’s father has Czech/Bohemian, Welsh, German, Swiss-German, Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Kyle’s mother is mostly of German Jewish and English descent.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Richard Newacheck (the son of Franklin William Newacheck and Hazel May Brewer). Franklin was the son of Frank Joseph Newacheck, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Rosenia “Rose” Vogt, whose father was Swiss and whose mother was German. Hazel was the daughter of Albert A. Brewer and Emma M. Leachman.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Ellen Davis (the daughter of Lloyd/Loyd Edward Davis and Ezel Bea Agnew). Lloyd was the son of James E. “Jas” Davis, whose parents were Welsh, and of Ella/Eleanor, whose father was English and whose mother was Irish. Ezel was the daughter of Robert E. Agnew and Birdie, whose father was English.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather was Stephen “Steve” Kahn (the son of Irving H. Kahn and Beatrice Meltzer). Irving was the son of Solomon Kahn, whose parents were from Germany, and of Lillie Behrendt, whose parents were also from Germany. Beatrice was the daughter of parents from Germany, Joseph Meltzer and Ida R.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Shirley R. Perry (who was likely the daughter of Earl Hamilton Perry and Margurette/Mazie). Earl was the son of Eldred Perry and Carrie.

Sources: Genealogy of Kyle Newacheck –

Birth record of Kyle Newacheck –

Birth record of Kyle’s father –

Marriage record of Kyle’s parents –

Kyle’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kyle’s paternal grandmother –