Wil Dasovich

by Manila on September 2, 2018

Birth Name: Wil Lising Dasovich

Place of Birth: Sonoma, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1991

*Croatian (paternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, as well as small amount of Scottish and Welsh (paternal grandmother)
*Filipino (mother)

Wil Dasovich is a Filipino-American television personality, model, and vlogger.

His father, Stephen Mark “Steve” Dasovich, is an American merchant mariner, from Staten Island, New York City. His mother, Charry Lising, is Filipino.

Wil’s paternal grandfather is Stephen John “Steve” Dasovich (the son of Frane Dasović, later Frank Dasovich, and of Nellie Karpan). Wil’s grandfather Steve was born in Keewatin, Minnesota. Frank was a Croatian emigrant, from Švica, Ličko-Senjska, and was the son of Stipan Dasović and Kata Grljević. Nellie was the daughter of Croatian emigrants, Marko Krpan (later Mark “Mike” Karpan) and Kata Šerić (later Catherine Sherick), both of Gospić, Lika-Senj.

Wil’s paternal grandmother is Sheila Tooker (the daughter of Lewis Owen Tooker and Catherine Mary Saunders). Sheila was born in New London, Connecticut. Lewis was the son of Charles Elbert Tooker, who was of English, as well as small amount of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, descent, and of Mary E. Kilcollum, whose own parents, Owen Kilcollum and Ellen Gilmartin, were Irish emigrants. Catherine was the daughter of Irish emigrants, Patrick Saunders and Bridget Garvey.

Sources: Birth record of Wil Dasovich –

Marriage record of Wil’s parents –

Genealogy of Wil’s father –

Wil’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Mark “Steve” Dasovich, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Baptismal record of Wil’s paternal great-grandfather, Frane Dasović –

Naturalization record of Wil’s paternal great-grandfather, Frank Dasovich –

Wil’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Karpan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Wil’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie (Karpan) Dasovich –

Declaration of intention record of Wil’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Marko Krpan –

Wil’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Owen Tooker, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Wil’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary E. Kilcollum, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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Rob Kerkovich

by stlucas on August 24, 2018

Birth Name: Robert F. Kerkovich

Place of Birth: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 11, 1979

*Croatian or Serbian (father)
*French-Canadian, possibly other (mother)

Rob Kerkovich is an American television and film actor.

Rob is the son of Maureen and Thomas Kerkovich.

Rob’s paternal grandparents were Matteo Kerkovich and Anna. Matteo and Anna were born in Yugoslavia.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Jeannette/Jeannett Marie Collette (the daughter of William J. Collette and Clarinda/Clarenda Riendeau). Jeannette was born in Massachusetts. William was born in Massachusetts, the son of French-Canadian parents, Gilas Collette and LeaRose/Rose/Rosalie St. Jean, who were from Québec. Clarinda was born in Massachusetts, to French-Canadian parents, Pierre Riendeau and Marie Onesime Mercure, who were also from Québec.

Sources: Birth record of Rob’s maternal grandmother, Jeannette/Jeannett Marie Collette –

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Marin Čilić

by andrew on July 19, 2018

Place of Birth: Krstine, Međugorje, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Date of Birth: 28 September, 1988

Ethnicity: Croatian

Marin Čilić is a Croatian professional tennis player. He won the 2014 US Open men’s singles.

Marin was born in Krstine, the son of Croatian parents, Koviljka and Zdenko Čilić. He was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Marin stands at 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in).

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Sean McKittrick

by stlucas on July 11, 2018

Sean McKittrick – “Bad Words” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Sean P. McKittrick

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 20, 1975

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Swiss-German, German, French, Croatian

Sean McKittrick is an American film producer.

Sean is the son of Susan J. (Gardella) and Michael Patrick McKittrick.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was Walter F. McKittrick (the son of Barney/Bernard McKittrick and Margaret McNally). Walter was born in Montana, to Irish parents.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Tschannen (the daughter of Walter Tschannen and Hazel Mary Ellen Flynn). Virginia was born in Idaho. Walter was born in Illinois, the son of Johann Alfred “John” Tschannen, who was from Switzerland, and of Dora Ohrt/Ort, who was German. Hazel was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Thomas Sheridan Flynn and Flora Isabell Brown.

Sean’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Louis Gardella, Jr. (the son of Joseph L. Gardella, Sr. and Amelia Henrietta Piccardo). Sean’s grandfather Joseph was born in California. Sean’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in California, to Italian parents, Charles Gardella and Rose Ghiradel. Amelia was born in California, also to Italian parents, Andrea/Andrew Piccardo, from Voltri, and Rosa Angela Albina Yolanda Ginocchio, from Borzonasca, Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie/Margery Ann/Anne Tallia (the daughter of John Martin Tallia and Margaret E. Richards/Richardo). Marjorie was born in California.

Sean’s great-grandfather John was born in California, and likely was the son of Peter Tallia/Talia, who was born in Dalmatia, Austria, and was likely an ethnic Croatian; and of Adele “Della/Dell” Balés/Balese, who had French ancestry. Sean’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in California, the daughter of William J. Richards/Richardo, whose parents were from England and Germany, and of Helen/Ellen J. Delbridge, whose parents were Canadian.

Sources: Birth record of Sean McKittrick –

Marriage record of Sean’s parents –

Birth record of Sean’s father –

Obituary of Sean’s father –

Death record of Sean’s paternal grandfather, Walter F. McKittrick –

Obituary of Sean’s paternal grandmother, Virginia (Tschannen) McKittrick –

Genealogy of Sean’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Louis Gardella, Jr. –

Genealogy of Sean’s maternal great-grandmother, Amelia Henrietta Piccardo (focusing on her father’s side) –

Sean’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie/Margery Ann/Anne Tallia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Sean’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Lowella M. “Lou” (Tallia) Nannery –


Goran Ivanišević

by andrew on July 10, 2018

Place of Birth: Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia

Date of Birth: 13 September, 1971

Ethnicity: Croatian

Goran Ivanišević is a Croatian professional tennis player, tennis coach and entrepeneur. He won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon in 2001.

Goran is the son of Gorana (Škaričić) and Srđan Ivanišević. He stands at 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in).

Goran resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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