Bobby Darin

by madman on January 8, 2017

Publicity photo of Bobby Darin

Birth Name: Walden Robert Cassotto

Date of Birth: May 14, 1936

Place of Birth: East Harlem, New York, United States

Date of Death: December 20, 1973

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*English, Danish (maternal grandmother)
*publicly unknown (biological father)

Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was married to actress Sandra Dee.

Bobby’s mother was Vanina Juliette “Nina” Cassotto. She became pregnant with him at the age of eighteen during a summer. Bobby was raised believing that his maternal grandmother was his mother, and that his mother was his sister. Even after the true circumstances of his birth was revealed to him at age 32, she refused to tell Bobby who his biological father was.

Bobby’s maternal grandfather was Saverio Antonio “Sam” Cassotto (the son of Paulo Cassotto and Giovannina Sacchitelli). Saverio was an Italian immigrant.

Bobby’s maternal grandmother was Vivian Fern “Polly”/”Paula”/”Pauline” Walden (the daughter of Frank Salisbury Walden and Julia/Juliet E. Hanson). Frank was born in Rhode Island, the son of Job A. Walden and Narcissa Lavinia/Lavina Salisbury, and had English ancestry. Julia was born in Wisconsin, to Danish parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Bobby Darin (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Bobby’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Bobby’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Bobby’s maternal grandparents, Saverio Antonio “Sam” Cassotto and Vivian Fern “Polly”/”Paula”/”Pauline” Walden – https://familysearch.org

Bobby’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Salisbury Walden and Julia/Juliet E. Hanson, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Bobby’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Salisbury Walden – https://familysearch.org


Lauren Hashian

by madman on December 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES - MAR 28:  Lauren Hashian, Dwayne Johnson arrives at

Lauren Hashian with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Birth Name: Lauren Kristina Hashian

Place of Birth: Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: September 8, 1984

Ethnicity: Armenian, German, around 1/32 Danish

Lauren Hashian is an American singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of Suzanne J. (Jipp), a former model, and Sib Hashian (John Thomas Hashian), the former drummer of the band Boston. Lauren has a child with her partner, wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Lauren’s father is of either fully or half Armenian ancestry. Lauren’s maternal grandfather was of German, and some Danish, descent.

Lauren’s paternal grandfather was James Thaddeus “Jack” Hashian.

Lauren’s maternal grandfather was John Emil Jipp (the son of Emil E. Jipp and Hazel Amelia Wollesen). Lauren’s great-grandfather Emil was the son of German parents, August Christian Jipp and Doris Wilken. Hazel was the daughter of Johannes Dietrich Wollesen, who was born in Germany, of Danish and German descent, and of Anna Katherine Schultz, who was born in Iowa, to German parents.

Lauren’s maternal grandmother was Doris Harn.

Source: Genealogies of Lauren’s maternal grandfather, John Emil Jipp – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Lauren’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Amelia Wollesen (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://gedbas.genealogy.net

Obituary of Lauren’s maternal grandmother, Doris (Harn) Jipp – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com


Ryan Hansen

by madman on November 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES - MAR 12:  Ryan Hansen arrives to the ""Veronica Mar

Birth Name: Ryan Albert Hansen

Place of Birth: Fountain Valley, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 5, 1981

Ethnicity: Danish or Norwegian, Irish

Ryan Hansen is an American actor. He is the son of Jayne M. (McDorman) and Bradley W. Hansen.

Photo by DFree/Bigstock.com


Josephine Skriver

by wanderer on November 17, 2016

Tommy Hilfiger - Fall 2016 Collection - Part 2

Birth Name: Josephine Skriver Karlsen

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark

Date of Birth: April 14, 1993

*Dutch (father)
*Danish (mother)

Josephine Skriver is a Danish fashion model. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Source: http://www.supermodels.nl

Photo by excelentphoto/Bigstock.com


Carl Bildt

by Manila on November 16, 2016

Birth Name: Nils Daniel Carl Bildt

Place of Birth: Halmstad, Halland, Sweden

Date of Birth: 15 July, 1949

Ethnicity: Swedish, Danish

Carl Bildt is a Swedish politician and diplomat. He served as the 28th Prime Minister of Sweden, from 4 October, 1991 to 7 October, 1994. He was also Leader of the Moderate Party, from 23 August, 1986 to 4 September, 1999, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 14 December, 1995 to 18 June, 1997, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, from 6 October, 2006 to 3 October, 2014.

Carl’s father, Nils Daniel Fredrik Bildt, was a former major in the reserves of the now defunct Halland Regiment, and a former bureau director in the now defunct Civil Defense Board’s Education Bureau. Carl’s mother, Rut Kerstin Maria (Andersson-Alvå), was also born in Halmstad.

Carl is married to Italian-born politician Anna Maria Corazza. He was previously married to Kerstin Zetterberg and Gunnel Maria Kristina “Mia” Bohman.

Carl’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifteenth great-grandfather, Jon.

Carl’s paternal grandfather was Nils Gustaf Knut Bildt (the son of Knut Gillis Bildt and Christina Elisabet Helena Åkerhielm af Blombacka). Carl’s great-grandfather Knut was the son of Didrik Anders Gillis Bildt and Rose Lucie Dufva. Christina was the daughter of Oscar August Blixt Åkerhielm af Blombacka, and of Christina Fredrika Åkerhielm af Margretelund.

Carl’s paternal grandmother was Fritze Caroline Sneedorf-Willemoes (the daughter of Fredrik Sneedorff-Willemoës and Emily Blom, also known as Emily Caroline Blom). Fritze was Danish, from Copenhagen. Carl’s great-grandfather Fredrik was the son of Frederik Christian Willemoës and Hanne Arnoldine Lovise Sneedorff. Emily was the daughter of Julius Andreas Blom and Frederikke Caroline Funch.

Carl’s maternal grandfather was Karl Andersson (the son of Anders Persson and Kerstin Johansdotter). Anders was the son of Per Bengtsson and Anna Carlsdotter. Kerstin was the daughter of Johannes Bengtsson and Johanna Olsdotter.

Carl’s maternal grandmother was Justina Johannesdotter (the daughter of Johannes Larsson and Neta Jönsdotter). Carl’s great-grandfather Johannes was the son of Lars Jönsson and Anna Jönsdotter. Neta was the daughter of Jöns Bengtsson and Petronilla Johannesdotter.

Carl’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Kersti Johansdotter (c. 1787 – 17 April 1870, Snöstorp, Halland).

Source: Genealogy of Carl Bildt – https://www.geni.com

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