Derya Arbaş

by madman on March 7, 2018

Birth Name: Derya Zerrin Berti

Date of Birth: June 17, 1968

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: October 22, 2003

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*Apache Native American, possibly other (father)
*Circassian, Turkish (mother)

Derya Arbaş is an American actress. She was the daughter of Zerrin Arbaş and Dehl Berti (Dehl Franke Berti), both actors.

Derya’s paternal grandparents were Carillo and Uhernik.

Derya’s maternal grandparents were Avni Arbaş and Zerrin. Avni was a Circassian painter, who was born in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sources: Genealogies of Derya Arbaş –

Obituaries of Derya Arbaş –

Death record of Derya’s father –

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Daphne Öz

by Gurrl on August 18, 2014

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Birth Name: Daphne Nur Öz

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1986

*Turkish, some Circassian (father)
*Italian, Irish, Cornish, Swedish, Swiss-German (mother)

Daphne Öz is an American author and television host.

Her father is Dr. Öz (Mehmet Öz), a cardiothoracic surgeon, professor at Columbia University, author, and television personality. Her father is of Turkish descent, and also has some Circassian ancestry. Her mother, Lisa Öz (born Lisa Lemole), is an American-born producer, writer, and actress, and has Italian, Irish, Cornish, Swedish, and Swiss-German ancestry.

Daphne graduated from Princeton University. She is married to investment fund analyst John Jovanovic, with whom she has two children.

Daphne’s paternal grandparents are Mustafa Öz and Suna Atabay (the daughter of Kemal Atabay).

Daphne’s maternal grandfather is Gerald Michael Lemole (the son of Joseph Michael Lemole and Mary Bernadette Boylan). Joseph was of Italian origin, the son of Salvatore Lemole and Concetta Leggiadro. Mary Bernadette had Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Charles Michael Boylan and Margaret May Teresa O’Brien.

Daphne’s maternal grandmother was Emily Jane Asplundh (the daughter of Carl Hjalmar J. Asplundh and Emily/Emelie Mae Kessel). Carl was born in Bryn Athyn, the son of a Swedish father, Carl Hjalmar J. Asplundh, and of a Swiss-German mother, Emma Steiger. Daphne’s great-grandmother Emily was the daughter of Edward Kessel, who was Cornish, from Falmouth, Cornwall, and of Frances/Francis Ellen “Nellie” Spargo, who was born in Maine, to Cornish parents.


Likely’s Daphne’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Michael Lemole, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Daphne’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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Mehmet Öz

by ethnic on July 20, 2010

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Birth Name: Mehmet Cengiz Öz

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 11, 1960

Ethnicity: Turkish, some Circassian

Mehmet Öz is an American cardiothoracic surgeon, professor at Columbia University, author, and television personality. He has hosted The Dr. Oz Show since 2009.

Mehmet was born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., the son of Turkish parents, Suna (Atabay) and Mustafa Öz, from Konya Province. He is married to Lisa Öz (born Lisa Lemole), a producer, writer, and actress. They have four children, including television personality Daphne Öz.

Mehmet’s maternal grandfather was Kemal Atabay.

His great-great-grandparents on his mother’s side were Shapsugs (a Circassian tribe).

Source: Genealogy of Mehmet Öz (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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Boris Johnson

by ethnic on May 16, 2010

Birth Name: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

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

Date of Birth: 19 June, 1964

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Turkish, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, small amounts of Swiss-German, German, French, European Royal, and Irish

Boris Johnson is a British politician, historian, and journalist. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, since 13 July, 2016. He has been an MP since 7 May, 2015. He was previously an MP from 9 June, 2001 to 4 June, 2008, and Mayor of London, from 4 May, 2008 to 9 May, 2016, among other duties.

Boris was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, to British parents, Charlotte Maria (Fawcett), an artist, and Stanley Johnson (Stanley Patrick Johnson), a politician and author who has served as an MEP. His family returned to England later in 1964.

He is said to have been named Boris after a Russian-born man his parents knew.

Boris’ paternal grandfather was of one half Turkish (possibly one quarter Turkish and one quarter Circassian), one quarter Swiss-German, and one quarter English, ancestry. Boris’ paternal grandmother was of one half English, three sixteenths German, three sixteenths French, one sixteenth European Royal, and one sixteenth Irish, ancestry. Boris’ mother is of three quarters English (with one quarter being English-American, with deep roots in New England) and one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish (from Lithuania and Russia) descent.

Boris is married to lawyer, author, and columnist Marina Wheeler, with whom he has four children. He also has a daughter with arts consultant Helen MacIntyre.

Boris’s paternal grandfather was Osman Wilfred Johnson, born Osman Wilfred Kemal (the son of Ali Kemal Bey and Winifred Brun). Ali was Turkish, born in Süleymaniye, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, to Ahmet Hamdi Kemal and Hanife Fered, and was a liberal newspaper editor, journalist, poet, and Minister of the Interior in the Ottoman Empire; Ali’s mother might have been a slave of Circassian descent. Winifred had English and Swiss-German ancestry. Ali and Winifred met during a visit to Switzerland. Winifred’s father, Francis Julius Brun, was born in Switzerland, and Winifred’s mother was named Margaret Johnson, from whom Boris’s family’s surname comes from.

Boris’s paternal grandmother was Irene Eileen Williams (the daughter of Stanley Fred Williams and Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel). Stanley was English. Marie Louise was born in France, the daughter of Hubert, Baron von Pfeffel (grandson of Prince Paul of Württemberg), who was German, and of Helene von Rivière, who was French, along with likely 1/4 Irish ancestry, from Marie’s great-grandmother, Marie Tobin. Baron von Pfeffel’s mother, Adelheid Pauline von Rothenburg, was the illegitimate daughter of Prince Paul of Württemberg and his mistress Friederike Margrethe Porth.

Boris’s maternal grandfather was James Edmund Sandford Fawcett, a lawyer (the son of The Rev. Joseph Fawcett and Edith Annie Scattergood). James was English.

Boris’s maternal grandmother was Frances Beatrice Lowe (the daughter of Elias Avery Lowe, born Elias Avery Loew, and Helen Tracy Porter). Frances was American-born. Elias was born in present day Žemaičių Kalvarija, Lithuania, to Charles Loew/Lowe and Sarah Ragoler; his father’s family was Lithuanian Jewish, and his mother’s family was Russian Jewish. Boris’s great-grandmother Helen was born in Pennsylvania, had English ancestry, and was the daughter of Henry Clinton Porter and Clara Holcombe. Helen Porter’s aunt, Boris’s great-great-great-aunt Charlotte Porter, was a prominent American poet, translator, and literary critic.


Genealogies of Boris Johnson –

Genealogy of Boris’ paternal great-grandmother, Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel –

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