Corsican

Tania Raymonde

by stlucas on June 15, 2017

Tania Raymonde – Amazon’s “Goliath” Los Angeles Premiere – Photo Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Tania Raymonde Helen Katz

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 22, 1988

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Corsican Italian (mother)

Tania Raymonde is an American actress.

Tania is the daughter of Anna-Maria (Feretti) and Jon Franklin Katz.

Tania’s father was American, of Russian Jewish and some Austrian Jewish roots. Tania’s mother is from Bastia, Corsica, France, of Italian descent, and is Catholic.

Tania has said:

I was raised Jewish and Catholic. We did Christmas and Hanukkah… My mom was really into going to synagogue, and wanted to convert, but it just never happened.

A video of Tania visiting Corsica can be seen here. Tania is fluent in French.

Tania’s paternal grandfather was Bertram Katz (the son of Abraham Katz and Julia Sacher). Abraham was born in Russia. Julia was from Austria.

Tania’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Hume (the daughter of Abraham “Abe” Hume and Helen Rubenstein). Abraham and Helen were born in Russia.

Tania’s maternal grandparents were Henri Ferreti and Augustine.

Sources: Birth record of Tania Raymonde – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Tania’s father, Jon Franklin Katz – http://www.vindy.com

Tania’s paternal grandfather, Bertram Katz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Tania’s paternal grandfather, Bertram Katz – http://www4.vindy.com

Tania’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Hume, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Tania’s maternal grandfather, Henri Ferreti – http://www.corsematin.com

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Norodom Sihamoni

by Manila on April 6, 2017

Place of Birth: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1953

Ethnicity: Khmer, with some amounts of French, Corsican, and Chinese

Norodom Sihamoni is the King of Cambodia, having served in the position since 14 October, 2004.

Sihamoni’s father, Norodom Sihanouk, also served as the King of Cambodia, from 24 April 1941 to 2 March 1955, and from 24 September 1993 to 7 October 2004. Sihamoni’s mother, Norodom Monineath (Paule Monique Izzi), is of half French-Corsican descent.

Sihamoni’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 20th great-grandfather, Trosok Peam (Ponhea Chey), a cucumber gardener who ruled Khmer Empire from 1336 to 1340 after assassinating his predecessor, Jayavarman IX.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandfather was Norodom Suramarit (the son of Norodom Sothearos and Norodom Phangangam). Sothearos was the son of Ang Voddey (later Norodom of Cambodia) and Bossaba Yem. Phangangam was the daughter of Norodom of Cambodia and of Bopha Nuon.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandmother was Sisowath Kossamak (the daughter of Sisowath Monivong and Norodom Kanviman Norleak Tevi). Monivong was the son of Ang Sar (later Sisowath of Cambodia) and Van. Kanviman was the daughter of Norodom Hassakan and Sao Sambhat.

Sihamoni’s maternal grandparents were Jean-François Izzi and Pomme Peang (the daughter of Peang and Ouk). Jean-François was a French banker, of Corsican descent. Ouk was of part Chinese descent.

Source: Genealogy of Norodom Sihamoni – https://www.geni.com

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Bryant Gumbel

by stlucas on February 9, 2017

Birth Name: Bryant Charles Gumbel

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 29, 1948

Ethnicity: Louisiana Creole (African, French, approximately 3/32 Ashkenazi Jewish, distant Corsican Italian, possibly English)

Bryant Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster.

Bryant is the son of Rhea Alice (LeCesne) and Richard Dunbar Gumbel. His brother is television sportscaster Greg Gumbel. Bryant is married to Hilary Quinlan. He has two children with his former wife, June Baranco.

His parents were both black, of mainly African and French descent. The Gumbel family in Louisiana is of German Jewish origin. Bryant is of approximately 3/32 Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. He also has distant Corsican Italian, and possibly English, roots. Some of his ancestors lived in Haiti.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2017) stated that Bryant’s genetic ancestry is:

*65.1% European
——–*33.6% Northwestern European
——–*16.2% Southern European
——–*7.1% Ashkenazi [Jewish]
——–*1.7% Eastern European
——–*6.5% Broadly European
*34.1% Sub-Saharan African
*0.5% East Asian & Native American
*0.3% Unassigned

Bryant’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Elias Gimpel/Gümbel, who was born, c. 1776, in Framersheim, Hessen, Germany, and to his wife, Kaye Hirsch.

Bryant’s paternal grandfather was Richard Dunbar Gumbel (the son of Cornelius J. “Jack” Gumbel and Marie Valentine Allain Prevost). Cornelius was the son of Karl/Cornelius Gumbel, who was a Jewish emigrant, from Albisheim, Bayern, and of Angelina/Angelic Charamel. Marie Valentine was the daughter of John Prevost and Marie S. Allain.

Bryant’s paternal grandmother was Marie Lucretia Soulé (the daughter of Etienne Soulé and Eugenie Lumina Duplessis).

Bryant’s maternal grandfather was Adrian/Adrien Bartholomew LeCesne (the son of Albert Joseph LeCesne and Alice Lamotte). Albert was the son of Gustave Augustin LeCesne and Louise Blanc/Blano; Gustave’s paternal grandfather, Louis-Nicolas LeCesne, was born in France. Alice was the daughter of Martin LaMotte, who was born into slavery, and of Henriette Jaillot.

Bryant’s maternal grandmother was Adele G. Gaignard (the daughter of Charles L. Gaignard and Pauline Foster). Charles was the son of Louis Gaignard and Élisabeth Eulalie Warburg. Élisabeth’s father, Bryant’s great-great-great-grandfather Daniel Samuel Warburg, was a German Jew, who was born in Hamburg, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Bryant Gumbel – https://www.geni.com

Bryant’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Bryant’s paternal grandfather, Richard Dunbar Gumbel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.com

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Anthony Delon

by stlucas on January 25, 2017

Birth Name: Anthony G. Delon

Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 30, 1964

Ethnicity: French, Corsican Italian, German, Spanish

Anthony Delon is an American-born French actor. He was born in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, the son of actor and businessperson Alain Delon and actress Nathalie Delon (born Francine Canovas). They are pictured here.

His father was born in Sceaux, France, of French, Corsican Italian, and German descent. His mother was born in Oujda, Morocco. She is likely of Spanish descent. People of French and other European ancestry who lived in French North Africa were known as Pied-Noir (literally Black Feet).

Anthony is married to Sophie Clerico. His daughter is model and actress Alyson Le Borges.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was François Fabien Delon (the son of Jean Marcel Delon and Marie-Antoinette Evangelista). Jean was of French descent, the son of Fabien Delon and Marianne Adélaïde Delon. Anthony’s great-grandmother Marie-Antoinette was of Corsican Italian background, from Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo, and was the daughter of François Evangelista and Lucie Romani.

Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Édith Marie Suzanne Arnold (the daughter of Alfred Louis Arnold and Maria Minard). Alfred was of mostly German, and some French, origin, and was the son of Jost Aloïs Arnold and Odile Marie Adèle Liennemann. Anthony’s great-grandmother Maria was likely of French ancestry.

Anthony’s maternal grandparents were Louis Canovas and Antonietta Rodriguez.

Sources: http://www.gala.fr (in French)
http://cinevedette4.unblog.fr (in French)

Genealogy of Anthony Delon – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Anthony’s father – http://www.gatinaisgeneal.org

Genealogy of Anthony’s paternal grandfather, François Fabien Delon (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

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Alyson Le Borges

by stlucas on January 24, 2017

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 4 September, 1986

Ethnicity: French, Corsican Italian, German, Spanish

Alyson Le Borges is a French model and actress. She was born in Paris, France, the daughter of Marie-Hélène Le Borges and actor Anthony Delon. Her father was born in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., to French parents. Her mother is French. Alyson’s mother is pictured here.

Alyson’s paternal grandfather is French actor and businessperson Alain Delon (Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon, the son of François Fabien Delon and Édith Marie Suzanne Arnold). François was the son of Jean Marcel Delon, who was of French descent, and of Marie-Antoinette Evangelista, who was of Corsican Italian background, from Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo. Édith was the daughter of Alfred Louis Arnold, who was of mostly German, and some French, origin, and of Maria Minard, who was likely of French ancestry.

Alyson’s paternal grandmother is actress Nathalie Delon (originally Francine Canovas, the daughter of Louis Canovas and Antonietta Rodriguez). Nathalie was born in Oujda, Morocco. She is likely of Spanish descent. People of French and other European ancestry who lived in French North Africa were known as Pied-Noir (literally Black Feet).

Sources: http://www.gala.fr (in French)
http://cinevedette4.unblog.fr (in French)

Genealogy of Alyson Le Borges (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Alyson’s paternal grandfather, Alain Delon – http://www.gatinaisgeneal.org

Genealogy of Alyson’s paternal great-grandfather, François Fabien Delon (focusing on his father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

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