Patricia Clarkson

by madman on January 16, 2018

Birth Name: Patricia Davies Clarkson

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1959

Ethnicity: 1/8th Basque, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish (matrilineal), as well as German, English, French, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Dutch

Patricia Clarkson is an American actress. She is the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (born Jacquelyn Brechtel), a politician and councilwoman, and Arthur Alexander “Buzz” Clarkson, a school administrator.

Patricia’s father has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and remote Dutch ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of French, Irish, German, and English descent, while her maternal grandmother’s ancestry was half Basque (from Spain) and half Russian Jewish or Lithuanian Jewish.

Patricia’s paternal grandfather was likely Arthur Alexander Clarkson (the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Lillian May Strunk). Rutgers was the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Margaret Ann McLeod.

Patricia’s paternal grandmother was likely Elizabeth D. Portner (the daughter of Robert Prichard Portner and Katherine “Katie” Hammond Beggae/Bigger). Robert’s father was German.

Patricia’s maternal grandfather was John Patrick Brechtel (the son of John Patrick Brechtel and Jennie M. Shinn). John was the son of Charles Joseph Brechtel and Annie Whelan/Whalen, who was Irish. Jennie was the daughter of John Burr Shinn and Eulalie Dupuis.

Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Sophie Berengher (the daughter of Joseph Whilliam Berengher and Sophie Bass). Joseph was born in Bilbao, Spain. Sophie was born in Russia or Lithuania, and was Jewish.

Sources: Genealogies of Patricia’s paternal great-grandfather, Rutgers Clarkson – https://www.geni.com

Patricia’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth D. Portner, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Patricia’s maternal grandfather, John Patrick Brechtel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
John Patrick Brechtel on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Patricia’s maternal great-grandmother, Jennie M. Shinn (through Jennie’s sister, Eulalie Teresa Shinn) – https://www.geni.com

Patricia’s maternal grandmother, Sophie Berengher, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Sophie Berengher on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Jacki Weaver

by follers on January 14, 2018

Jacki Weaver – “Passengers” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Westwood, CA, USA -Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jacqueline Ruth Weaver

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 25 May, 1947

Ethnicity: English

Jacki Weaver is an Australian actress. She is a two time Academy Award nominee.

She is the daughter of Edith (Simpson) and Arthur Weaver. Her father was from Sydney and her mother was English.

Jacki’s paternal grandfather was named William Onions.

Jacki’s paternal grandmother was named Grace (the daughter of Adeline).


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by follers on January 14, 2018

Birth Name: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

Date of Birth: July 28, 1929

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

Date of Death: May 19, 1994

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York, U.S.

*English, as well as French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jackie Kennedy, also known as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was the First Lady of the United States, from 1961 to 1963. She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Jacqueline was the daughter of Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou Bouvier III, a stockbroker and socialite. Jacqueline and John had four children, including John F. Kennedy, Jr. Among her three grandchildren is Jack Schlossberg. Her surname is from her former husband, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Her father was of English, as well as French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant Dutch, ancestry. Her mother was of Irish descent.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandfather was John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. (the son of John Vernou/Vernon Bouvier and Caroline Maslin Ewing). Jacqueline’s great-grandfather John was the son of Michel/Michael Charles Bouvier, who was French, from Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, and of Louise Clifford Vernou. Caroline was the daughter of Robert Ewing and Caroline Maslin, whose own mother, Elizabeth Sarah Mohler/Maieler, was born in Hanover, Germany.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandmother was Maude Frances Sergeant (the daughter of William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman). Maude was born in Massachussetts, to English parents, from London. William was the son of William Sergeant and Mary Nicholson. Edith was the daughter of Andrew Valentine Leaman and Frances Catherine Lavers.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandfather was James Thomas Aloysius Lee (the son of James Lee and Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa Norton). Jacqueline’s grandfather James was born in New York, of Irish descent. Jacqueline’s great-grandfather James was the son of Thomas Lee and Frances/Fanny/Fannie Smith. Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Bridget.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandmother was Margaret A. Merritt (the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry). Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents. Thomas was born in Clare, the son of Samuel Merritt and Margaret Chambers. Mary was the daughter of Francis Curry and Margaret Curry.

Sources: Genealogy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – https://www.geni.com

Jacqueline’s maternal grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Frances Sergeant, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s paternal great-grandparents, William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman – https://www.familysearch.org

Jacqueline’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jacqueline’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry – https://www.familysearch.org


James Coburn

by madman on January 14, 2018

James Coburn – 2002 Stella Adler Awards – Arrivals – The Highlands – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Harrison Coburn

Date of Birth: August 31, 1928

Place of Birth: Laurel, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: November 18, 2002

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

*English, distant German (father)
*Swedish (mother)

James Coburn was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Affliction (1997).

James was the son of Mylet Signa (Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn. His father had English, and distant German, ancestry. His mother was born in Nebraska, to Swedish parents.

He was married to Jamaican-born actress and television host Paula Murad Coburn, until his death. He had two children with his former wife, Beverly Kelly.

James’ paternal grandfather was Daniel Dutton Coburn (the son of James Harrison Coburn and Jane M. Matthews). James’ great-grandfather James was the son of Nathaniel Coburn and Sophia Fisher. Jane was born in Ohio, to English parents, a father surnamed Matthews, and Mary Gibbs.

James’ paternal grandmother was Altha Ann Johnson (the daughter of Noah V. Johnson and Sarah Jane Mason). Noah was the son of Noah Johnson and Catharine Burkett. Sarah was the daughter of Jesse Mason and Melinda Edwards.

James’ maternal grandfather was Frans Johnsson (the son of Johannes Andersson and Brita Katarina Adolfsdotter). Frans was born in Långvattnet, Sweden. Johannes was the son of Anders Johansson and Elsa Margareta Johansdotter. Brita was the daughter of Adolf Larsson and Katarina Margareta Jonsdotter.

James’ maternal grandmother was Anna Emilia Lindström (the daughter of Johan August Lindström and Emma Gustava Persdotter). Anna was born in Tveta, Sweden.

Sources: Genealogies of James Coburn – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of James’ paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Asa Coburn – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of James’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Catharine Burkett – https://www.wikitree.com


Gig Young

by madman on January 14, 2018

Birth Name: Byron Elsworth Barr

Date of Birth: November 4, 1913

Place of Birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.

Date of Death: October 19, 1978

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Dutch, English, Scottish, 1/128th Huron Native Canadian

Gig Young was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969).

Gig was the son of Emma Clements (Dingman) and James Earl “John” Barr. His father was born in Iowa, to Canadian parents. His mother was born in Minnesota, also to Canadian parents. He was married to drama coach Sophie Rosenstein, until her death, and to magazine editor Kim Schmidt, until his death. He had a daughter with his former wife, real estate agent Elaine Williams.

Gig’s paternal grandparents were William E. Barr and Jane Rice.

Gig’s maternal grandfather was Solomon Howard Dingman (the son of Jacob Schuyler Dingman and Phoebe Ann Tripp). Jacob was born in Charleston, New York, the son of Peter Dingman and Margaret Gardiner, of Dutch ancestry. Phoebe was born in Canada, the daughter of Charles Tripp and Jane E. Catherine Emma Woodworth.

Gig’s maternal grandmother was Clemence Meyette Croisetiere (the daughter of Charles Croisetiere and Julie Portneuf Heneau). Clemence was born in Québec, Canada. Charles was the son of Etienne Claude Croisetiere and Marie-Catherine Barthe.

Source: Genealogy of Gig Young (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com