Danish Jewish

Lars Ulrich

by andrew on October 8, 2014

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Place of Birth: Gentofte, Denmark

Date of Birth: December 26, 1963

Ethnicity: Danish, Ashkenazi Jewish, German

Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer. He is one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. The band’s members also included/include Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Dave Mustaine.

Lars is the son of Lone (Sylvester-Hvid) and Torben Ulrich, from Frederiksberg, Denmark. Lars moved to the US in 1980 when he was 17 years old. He has a child with his ex-partner, actress Connie Nielsen.

Lars’s father’s ancestry is half Ashkenazi Jewish, with the rest being German, and possibly Danish. Lars’s mother was of Danish, and one eighth Jewish, background.

Lars’s paternal grandfather was Einer Ulrich (the son of Aage Louis Francis Ulrich and Ellen Margrethe Wiegell). Einer, a prominent tennis player, was born in 1896 in Copenhagen. Aage was the son of German parents, Carl Ludwig Lucien Ulrich and Nina Francisca Vilhelmine Holm, from Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein. Ellen may have also been of German descent.

Lars’s paternal grandmother was Ulla Meyer (the daughter of Otto Meyer and Alice Hertz). Ulla was a Danish Jew. Many of Ulla’s ancestors were German Jews and Czech Jews. After the Nazi occupation of Denmark in 1940, the family decided to stay in the country; as a result, they were persecuted. They then escaped to Sweden, but after the end of the war, they moved back to Denmark. Otto was the son of Julius Louis Alfred Meyer and Thea Marie Johanne Friedländer. Alice was the daughter of Jacob Peter Hertz and Harriet Bertha Bendix.

Lars’s maternal grandfather was Sven Sylvester Hvid (the son of Jens Simon Victor Sylvester Hvid and Anna Julie Domine Kragh). Jens was the son of Andreas Theodor Hvid and Rosa Ballin, who was Jewish. Anna was the daughter of Harald Ludvig Christian Kragh and Marie Dorothea Bruun.

Lars’s maternal grandmother was Gudrun Barfoed/Pedersen (the daughter of Alfred Barfoed/Pedersen and Juliane Eleonora Lützhøft). Alfred was the son of Martin Vilhelm Barfoed/Pedersen and Frederikke Margrethe Christine Nicoline Sandberg. Juliane was the daughter of Lauritz Nicolaus Lützhøft and Christiane Ericsen/Ericsson.

Sources: Genealogies of Lars Ulrich – http://www.noblecircles.com
https://www.geni.com

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David Cameron

by andrew on August 7, 2014

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Birth Name: David William Donald Cameron

Place of Birth: St. Marylebone, London, England, UK

Date of Birth: 9 October, 1966

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 3/32 Ashkenazi Jewish, small amounts of Welsh and Irish

David Cameron is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 11 May, 2010 to 13 July, 2016. He was a Member of Parliament for Witney, from 7 June, 2001 to 12 September, 2016, Leader of the Conservative Party, from 6 December, 2005 to 11 July, 2016, and Leader of the Opposition, from 6 December, 2005, to 11 May, 2010.

His father, Ian Donald Cameron, a stockbroker, was born at Blairmore House, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His mother, Mary Fleur (Mount), is the daughter of Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet. Prime Minister Cameron has English, Scottish, 3/32 Ashkenazi Jewish, and small amounts of Welsh and Irish, ancestry. His religion is Anglican.

Prime Minister Cameron’s paternal grandfather was Ewen Donald Cameron (the son of Ewen Allan Cameron and Rachel Margaret Geddes). Prime Minister Cameron’s great-grandfather Ewen was born in Shanghai, China, the son of Sir Ewen Cameron, from Invernessshire, Scotland, and of Josephine Elizabeth Houchen, from Shotford, Norfolk, England. Rachel was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, to a Scottish father, Alexander Geddes, and Frances R. Sharp.

Prime Minister Cameron’s paternal grandmother was Enid Agnes Maud Levita (the daughter of Arthur Francis Levita and Stephanie Agnes Cooper). Arthur was born in Manchester, England. Arthur’s father, Emile George Charles Levita, was a German Jewish financier, from Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, who obtained British citizenship in 1871, and was a banker; Arthur’s mother, Katherine/Chatrine Plumridge Rée, was born in Rusholme, Manchester, of Danish Jewish and English descent. Prime Minister Cameron’s great-grandmother Stephanie was the daughter of Sir Alfred Cooper and Lady Agnes Cecil Emmeline Duff.

Prime Minister Cameron’s maternal grandfather was Sir Willam Malcolm Mount, 2nd Bart (the son of Sir William Arthur Mount, 1st Bart, and of Hilda Lucy Adelaide Low). Prime Minister Cameron’s great-grandfather William was the son of William George Mount and Marianne Emily Clutterbuck. Hilda was the daughter of William Malcolm Low, who was born in Lucknow, India, and of Lady Ida Matilda Alice Feilding.

Prime Minister Cameron’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Nance Llewellyn (the daughter of Owen John Llewellyn and Anna Elizabeth Mann). Owen was the son of Evan Henry Llewellyn, from Llangyfelach, Wales, and of Mary Blanche Somers. Anna was the daughter of William John Mann and Julia Brown.

Through his paternal grandmother, Enid Agnes Maud Levita, Prime Minister Cameron is a lineal descendant of King William IV by his mistress Dorothea Bland, an Irish actress known on stage as Mrs. Jordan. It is through this union that Prime Minister Cameron is related to the royal family; he is a fifth cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth.

Sources: Genealogies of David Cameron – http://www.wargs.com
https://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://famouskin.com

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Information on some of David Cameron’s Jewish heritage – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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Martha Plimpton

by follers on April 27, 2014

Martha Plimpton at the Critics' Choice Television Awards Luncheo

Place of Birth: New York City, New York

Date of Birth: November 16, 1970

Ethnicity: English, along with small amounts of Ashkenazi Jewish, Danish, German, Swiss-German, distant Irish, Scottish, Dutch

Martha Plimpton is an American actress, singer, and model. She is the daughter of actors Keith Carradine (Keith Ian Carradine) and Shelley Plimpton, the niece of actor Robert Carradine, the half-niece of actor David Carradine, and the granddaughter of actor John Carradine.

Her father has English, Ashkenazi Jewish, Danish, German, Swiss-German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. Her mother has English, and distant Scottish, ancestry.

Martha’s paternal grandfather was John Carradine, an actor (born Richmond Reed Carradine, the son of William Reed Carradine and Genevieve Winifred Richmond). John had English, with distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. William was the son of The Rev. Beverly Francis Carradine, who was a Methodist religious author, and of Laura Green Reid. Genevieve was the daughter of Horace Calver Richmond and Winifred/Winifrede Ryan.

Martha’s paternal grandmother was Sonia Sorel, an actress (the daughter of Henry Robert Gustav Henius and Lillian Dorothy Fuess). Henry was the son of Max Henius, a prominent biochemist, who was a Danish Jew, and of Johanne Louise Heiberg, who was of Danish background. Lillian was the daughter of Joseph Fuess, who was German, from Roentgen, Baden, and of Anna Fischer, who was of German and Swiss-German descent.

Martha’s maternal grandparents were William Sherman Plimpton (the son of William Melvin Plimpton and Annabelle Campbell) and Martha Jane Williams. Martha’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Wright Plimpton and Alice Josephine Miller. Annabelle was the daughter of Horace Guy Campbell and Laura Belle Sherman.

The surname “Carradine” is sometimes said to have an Italian or Spanish origin. Martha’s last traceable patrilineal ancestor is believed to have been a man named Parker Carradine, who was born in Georgia, in North America, c. 1755. There is no evidence that Parker had Italian or Spanish ancestry.

Sources: A discussion of the Carradine family’s origins – http://www.familytreecircles.com

Genealogy of Martha Plimpton (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Martha’s father (through his own brother, David Carradine) (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Martha’s maternal grandfather, William Sherman Plimpton (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Robert Carradine

by follers on April 26, 2014

Robert Carradine at the 24th Santa Barbara Film Festival Opening

Birth Name: Robert Reed Carradine

Place of Birth: Hollywood, California

Date of Birth: March 24, 1954

Ethnicity:
*English, with distant Irish, Dutch (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Danish, German, Swiss-German (mother)

Robert Carradine is an American actor. He is the son of actors John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine) and Sonia Sorel (born Sonia Henius). He is a brother of actors Christopher Carradine and Keith Carradine, a half-brother of actors David Carradine and Michael Bowen, the father of actress Ever Carradine, and the uncle of actress Martha Plimpton.

Robert’s father was of mostly English ancestry, with distant Irish and Dutch roots. Robert’s maternal grandfather was of half Polish Jewish and half Danish ancestry. Robert’s maternal grandmother was of German and Swiss-German descent.

The surname “Carradine” is sometimes said to have an Italian or Spanish origin. Robert’s last traceable patrilineal ancestor is believed to have been a man named Parker Carradine, who was born in Georgia, in North America, c. 1755. There is no evidence that Parker had Italian or Spanish ancestry.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was William Reed Carradine (the son of The Rev. Beverly Francis Carradine and of Laura Green Reid). Beverly, a Methodist religious author, was the son of Henry Francis Carradine and Mary Caroline Hewitt. Laura was likely the daughter of David Young Reid and Martha Alice Goss.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Winifred Richmond (the daughter of Horace Calver Richmond and Winifred/Winifrede Ryan). Horace was the son of Killian van Rensselaer Richmond and Emily Culver.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was Henry Robert Gustav Henius (the son of Max Henius and Johanne Louise Heiberg). Max, a prominent biochemist, was a Danish Jew, the son of Polish Jewish immigrants Isidor Henius and Emilie Wasserzug. Johanne was of Danish background, the daughter of Emil Theodor Heiberg and Johanne Henriette Jacoba Schmidt, and the sister of historian/philologist Johan Ludvig Heiberg.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Dorothy Fuess (the daughter of Joseph Fuess and Anna Fischer). Joseph was German, from Roentgen, Baden, the son of Joseph Fuess and Margertha Hasselhofer. Anna was born in Illinois, to a German father, Joseph Fischer, and a Swiss-German mother, Elizabeth Eggan.

Sources: A discussion of the Carradine family’s origins – http://www.familytreecircles.com

Genealogies of Robert Carradine (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Robert Carradine (through his half-brother, David Carradine) (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Robert’s maternal grandmother, Lillian Dorothy Fuess, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Robert’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Fuess and Anna Fischer – https://familysearch.org

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Matt Lanter

by follers on May 23, 2013

Matt Lanter

Birth Name: Matthew Mackendree Lanter

Place of Birth: Massillon, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1983

Ethnicity: Polish, English, Austrian, Scottish, German, with distant Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish-Sephardi Jewish

Matt Lanter is an American actor and model.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Kenley Mackendree Lanter (the son of Robert Hayes Lanter and Elizabeth Sheftall MacKendree). Robert was the son of Austin Andrew Lanter and Phyllis Perry. Elizabeth was the daughter of Seaborn Marshall MacKendree and Daisy Mary Jane Sheftall.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Mae Fudge (the daughter of Joseph Franklin Fudge and Mattie Mae Everret). Joseph was the son of William David Fudge and Clara M. Cory.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Richard Norbert Wincek (the son of John Wincek and Frances/Francis Ann Sentz). John was born in Ohio, to George Wincek and Annie Kurteka, who were both Polish immigrants, as were all of John’s grandparents (Paul Wincek, Rosa Kaklewiez, Jacob Kurteka, and Mary Brodi). Frances was born in Michigan, the daughter of Stephen/Steve Sentz/Sencz and Katie Rebinski/Ribaynski/Ribaljinski, who were immigrants from Austria. Stephen may have been German. Katie likely had Polish ancestry.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Marilyn June Ware (the daughter of John Ellis Ware and Ruth Irene Mobley). John was the son of Wilbur William F. Ware and Mary May Ellis. Ruth was the daughter of John M. Mobley and Anna Pauline Matasky. Anna’s parents, Ignatz/Ignace Mataski and Florentia Hudinski, were Polish.

Matt’s five times paternal great-grandfather, Emanuel Sheftall, was Jewish. Emanuel’s parents, Levi Sheftall (born Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 1739) and Sarah De La Motta (born St Croix, Virgin Islands, 1754), were both Jewish. Emanuel’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin Sheftal, was a Prussian Jew, while Emanuel’s paternal grandmother, Hannah Solomons, was a Dutch Jew. Emanuel was of both Ashkenazi Jewish and Sephardi Jewish descent, and had Danish Jewish ancestors on his mother’s side. Levi’s brother, Mordecai Sheftall, was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Mordecai was the highest ranking Jewish officer of the Colonial forces. Mordecai is thus Matt’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-uncle. A picture and biography of Mordecai can be found here.

Sources: Genealogies of Matt Lanter – http://familypedia.wikia.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal grandfather, Kenley Mackendree Lanter (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Matt’s paternal grandmother, Jessie Mae Fudge, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandparents, George Wincek and Annie Kurteka – https://familysearch.org

Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Frances/Francis Ann Sentz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage records of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Stephen/Steve Sentz/Sencz and Katie Rebinski/Ribaynski/Ribaljinski – https://familysearch.org
https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Stephen/Steve Sentz/Sencz – http://www.newspapers.com

Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, John Ellis Ware and Ruth Irene Mobley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Irene Mobley, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ruth Irene Mobley on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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