Anabel Englund

by madman on February 20, 2018

Anabel Englund – Fendi New Bond Street Store 1st Anniversary Party – Arrivals – Fendi Store, New Bond Street – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: September 1, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/16th Bohemian [Czech]

Anabel Englund is an American singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of Pamela Lyn (Ralston) and Morgan Englund, an actor and singer.

Anabel’s father’s ancestry is British Isles/English, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish, and one eighth Bohemian (Czech). Her mother is of part Scottish descent.

Anabel’s paternal grandfather was editor, director, producer, and actor George Englund (born George Howe Ripley; the son of Harold Austin “Rip” Ripley and Mabel Albertson). George was adopted by his mother’s second husband, Ken Englund, whose surname he took; the surname Englund is Swedish.

Anabel’s great-grandfather Harold, a syndicated newspaper columnist for the Chicago Tribune, was the son of George H. Ripley and Julia C. Waters. Mabel, an actress, was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Leopold “Leo” Albertson and Flora Craft. Mabel’s brother, Anabel’s great-great-uncle, was actor, comedian, dancer, singer, and musician Jack Albertson.

Anabel’s paternal grandmother is actress and comedian Cloris Leachman (the daughter of Berkeley Claiborne “Buck” Leachman and Cloris Votruba Wallace). Anabel’s grandmother Cloris was born in Iowa. Berkeley was the son of Robert Parker Leachman and Rose Claiborne. Anabel’s great-grandmother Cloris was the daughter of Everett Oren Wallace and Bertha Votruba, whose parents were Bohemian Czech.

Source: Genealogy of Anabel Englund (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Anabel’s father –

Obituary of Anabel’s paternal great-grandfather, Harold Austin “Rip” Ripley –

Genealogy of Anabel’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Anabel’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Everett Oren Wallace and Bertha Votruba –

Anabel’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Bertha Votruba, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Trevor Wright

by stlucas on February 17, 2018

Trevor Wright – 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards – Arrivals – Marriott Marquis – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trevor Christopher Wright

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 23, 1980

*English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*Czech/Bohemian, German (maternal grandmother)

Trevor Wright is an American actor.

Trevor is the son of Rise Leigh (Barish) and Steven Christopher Wright. He was raised in La Jolla, California.

Trevor’s paternal grandfather was Donald James Wright (the son of Glenn Wright).

Trevor’s paternal grandmother was JoRuth East (the daughter of Ted B. East). Ted likely was the son of Henry Y. East and Martha/Mattie.

Trevor’s maternal grandfather was Fred Barish (who likely was the son of Samuel Barish and Sadie Fitch). Fred was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents from Romania.

Trevor’s maternal grandmother was Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak (who likely was the daughter of George John Chesak and Alice Elizabeth/Marie Kastel). George was the son of John H. Chesak, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Tena Hurt, who was born in Bohemia. Alice was the daughter of Adam/Allen J. Kastel, who was from Germany, and of Josephine Bauman, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Sources: Birth record of Trevor Wright –

Marriage record of Trevor’s parents –

Birth record of Trevor’s father –

Obituary of Trevor’s aunt (father’s sister), Suzan René (Wright) Black –

Marriage announcement of Trevor’s paternal grandparents, Donald James Wright and JoRuth East – http://cdnc.ucr

Birth record of Trevor’s mother –

Divorce record of Trevor’s maternal grandparents, Fred Barish and Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Genealogy of Trevor’s maternal grandmother, Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Information about Trevor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John H. Chesak and Tena Hurt –


Casey Siemaszko

by madman on February 9, 2018

Birth Name: Kazimierz A. Siemaszko

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 17, 1961

*Polish (father)
*Irish or Scottish, Czech (mother)

Casey Siemaszko is an American actor. He is the son of Collette E. (McAllister) and Konstanty Siemaszko. His sister is actress Nina Siemaszko.

His father was Polish. His mother was born in Brentford, Middlesex, England.

Casey’s maternal grandparents were William P. McAllister and Angela Forejt. William was Irish or Scottish. Angela was likely Czech.


Tom Wopat

by stlucas on February 9, 2018

Tom Wopat – “Sondheim on Sondheim” Broadway Show Opening Night After Party – Arrivals – Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 at 254 west 54th Street – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Thomas Steven Wopat

Place of Birth: Lodi, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1951

*75% Czech/Bohemian
*25% English, possibly other

Tom Wopat is an American actor and singer.

Tom is the son of Ruth Arlene/Arleen (Skarda) and Albin Carl Wopat. His father was of Czech/Bohemian ancestry. His mother was of half Czech/Bohemian and half British Isles descent.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Edmund Wopat (the son of Wencil Victor Wopat and Josefa/Josephine Holub). Wencil was the son of Czech parents from Bohemia, Martin Wopat and Marie Yansky/Jansky. Josefa was born in Plzeňský kraj, Czech Republic, the daughter of Josef/Joseph Holub and Marie/Mary Krejci.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Picha (the daughter of Matej/Mathias “Matt” Picha and Anna/Annie Urbanek). Matej was born in Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic, the son of Frantisek Picha and Anna Baxa. Tom’s great-grandmother Anna Urbanek was born in Plzeňský kraj, Czech Republic, the daughter of Jan/John Urbanek and Marie/Mary Fencl.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was named George Skarda. George was born in Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Alice Ellen Richards (the daughter of Willard M. Richards and Mary Ellen Dodge). Willard was the son of Roswell Miles Richards and Sarah Ann Davey. Tom’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was the daughter of George Dodge and Ellen Alice Brereton.

Sources: Genealogy of Tom Wopat –

Genealogy of Tom’s paternal grandparents, William Edward Wopat and Elsie Picha –


William Zabka

by stlucas on January 17, 2018

William Zabka and wife – The Karate Kid” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Mann’s Village Theater – Westwood, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: William Michael Zabka

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

Date of Birth: October 20, 1965

*Czech (father)

William Zabka is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.

William is the son of Nancy Heimert and composer/director Stanley William Zabka.

William’s paternal grandfather was Frank Zabka (the son of John Zabka and Anna). Frank was born in Czechoslovakia/Moravia (now Czech Republic).

William’s paternal grandmother was Marie Geraldine Buresh (the daughter of Frank/John/Albin Buresh and Marie/Mary Peharek/Pekarek). William’s grandmother Marie Geraldine was born in Nebraska, to parents from Czechoslovakia. William’s great-grandmother Marie/Mary was the daughter of John Pekarek.

Source: Marriage record of William’s parents –