Travis Milne

by stlucas on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: George Travis Darold Milne XI

Place of Birth: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: July 18, 1986

Ethnicity: Scottish, Norwegian, possibly Irish, English, and Czech

Travis Milne is a Canadian actor.

Travis is the son of Patricia Flatla and George Milne X.

Travis’s father’s surname is of Scottish origin. Travis’ mother’s surname is Norwegian. Travis’ other roots are said to be English, Irish, and Czech.

Source: Certificate of birth of Travis Milne –

Photo by kathclick/


Matt Sorum

by bablah on September 11, 2017

Matt Sorum – 5th Anniversary Celebration of “The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil” at the Mirage in Las Vegas on June 8, 2011 – The Mirage Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA –  Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Matthew William Sorum

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 19, 1960

Ethnicity: Norwegian, German [including Swiss-German], English, Czech [Bohemian], Dutch, Irish

Matt Sorum is an American drummer and percussionist. He is a former member of the hard rock bands Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. Other members of the band include or have included Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash, and Izzy Stradlin.

Matt is married to Ace Harper.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Kermit Burdette Sorum (the son of Nels Sorum and Berith/Betsey Haugen). Nels was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents. Berith was from Norway.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Corolla Zelphia Paffrath (the daughter of William/Wilhelm Paffrath and Anna Bellig). William was born in Illinois, to German parents, Caspar Paffrath and Barbara Schnad. Anna was born in Minnesota, to a Swiss-German father, Samuel Bellig, and a Bohemian mother, Francis Jirousek.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Robert Wallace Winslow (the son of Leon Arnold Winslow and Elizabeth J./G. Rogers). Leon was the son of William H. Winslow and Addie Fisk. Elizabeth was the daughter of Frank E. Rogers and Elizabeth McGraw.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Gurnee (the daughter of Morris C. Gurnee and Lillian A. DeMocker). Morris was the son of John R. Gurnee and Eva/Ella. Lillian was the daughter of Jacob L. Demoeker, who was Dutch, and of Margaret B. Lindsey, who was Irish.

Sources: Marriage record of Matt’s parents –

Matt’s paternal grandfather, Kermit Burdette Sorum, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Matt’s paternal grandmother, Corolla Zelphia Paffrath, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Matt’s paternal great-grandfather, William/Wilhelm Paffrath, on the 1875 Minnesota State Census –

Matt’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Bellig, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Matt’s maternal grandparents, Robert Wallace Winslow and Josephine Gurnee –

Marriage record of Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Leon Arnold Winslow and Elizabeth J./G. Rogers –

Matt’s maternal great-grandfather, Morris C. Gurnee, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian A. DeMocker, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Nolan Sotillo

by stlucas on August 17, 2017

Birth Name: Nolan Andrew Sotillo

Place of Birth: West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 2, 1994

*Cuban [Spanish, possibly other] (father)
*Finnish, German, English, Bohemian/Czech (mother)

Nolan Sotillo is an American actor, singer, and songwriter.

Nolan is the son of Donna Marie (Lennertz) and Manuel Mauricio Sotillo. Nolan’s father has Cuban (including Spanish) roots. Nolan’s mother is of Finnish, English, German, and one eighth Bohemian/Czech, descent.

Nolan’s paternal grandmother was named Obdulia Caridad. Obdulia was born in Puerto Padre, Oriente, Cuba.

Nolan’s maternal grandfather is David George Lennertz (the son of George Peter Lennertz and Grace M. Schweitzer). Nolan’s great-grandfather George was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, Anton Lennertz and Angeline/Angela Lui/Lin. Grace was also born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Theodore Nicholas Schweitzer and Emma Clara Benish/Benesh/Benes, whose own parents were from Bohemia.

Nolan’s maternal grandmother is Cynthia Elizabeth Hill (the daughter of Raymond L. Hill and Aina M.). Cynthia is likely of Finnish or half Finnish descent.

Sources: (in Spanish)

Obituary of Nolan’s paternal grandmother, Obdulia Caridad Sotillo –

Information about Nolan’s maternal grandparents, David George Lennertz and Cynthia Elizabeth Hill –

Nolan’s maternal grandfather, David George Lennertz, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Nolan’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister), Angela Grace (Lennertz) Harris –

Nolan’s maternal great-grandfather, George Peter Lennertz, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Nolan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emma Clara Benish/Benesh/Benes, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Death record of Nolan’s maternal grandmother, Aina M. Hill –

Photo by kathclick/

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Clay Matthews

by bearboy on August 11, 2017

Clay Matthews and Hines Ward – 2011 CMT Music Awards – Press Room – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

Birth Name: William Clay Matthews III

Place of Birth: Northridge, Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth: May 14, 1986

Ethnicity: English, German, possibly Czech and other

Clay Matthews is an American football outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Clay is the son of Leslie and William Clay Matthews, Jr. Leslie’s maiden name may have been Zdenek.

Matthew’s paternal grandparents are/were William Clay Matthews Sr. (the son of Howard Lynn Matthews and Elsa Bargmann) and Carolyn K. Matthews.

Source: Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandfather –


Chad Stahelski

by stlucas on August 11, 2017

Chad Stahelski – “John Wick: Chapter 2” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Charles F. Stahelski

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

Date of Birth: September 20, 1968

Ethnicity: Czech (9/32s), Polish (one quarter), French-Canadian, Scottish, Irish, 1/32 Italian

Chad Stahelski is an American stuntman, actor, and film director.

Chad is the son of Kathleen (Diamond) and Gary Stahelski.

Chad’s paternal grandfather was Francis A. Stahelski (the son of Joseph Julius Stahelski and Valeria Ann Kissel). Joseph was born in Ruda, Podlaskie, Poland. Valeria was also Polish.

Chad’s paternal grandmother was Dorothea M. Gelly (the daughter of Earl/Earle T. Gelly and Mildred). Earl was the son of George E. Gelly, who was French-Canadian, and of Grace M. Marceau.

Chad’s maternal grandfather was Charles A. Diamond (the son of Charles J. Diamond and Irene May Kendrew). Chad’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles F. Diamond, whose own father was Irish and whose own mother was Scottish, and of Mary Cavanaugh, whose own parents were Irish. Irene’s father, Arthur Kendrew/Kendrow, was born in Czechoslovakia, to a Czech father, Frank Kendrew, and a mother from Italy, Johanna Massaria/Mararia/Massier. Irene’s mother, Rose L. Paul, was French-Canadian.

Chad’s maternal grandmother was Vlasta Leigner (the daughter of John Leigner and Elizabeth Strnad/Sternard). Vlasta was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic).

Sources: Chad’s paternal grandfather, Francis A. Stahelski, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chad’s paternal grandfather, Francis A. Stahelski –

Chad’s maternal grandfather, Charles A. Diamond, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Charles A. Diamond on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chad’s maternal grandfather, Charles A. Diamond –

Chad’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Charles F. Diamond, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Chad’s maternal great-grandmother, Irene May Kendrew, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Irene May Kendrew on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Chad’s maternal grandmother, Vlasta Leigner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –