Dylan Lee

by stlucas on January 24, 2017

Birth Name: Dylan Jagger Lee

Place of Birth: Malibu, California, U.S

Date of Birth: December 29, 1997

Ethnicity: Greek (one quarter), Finnish (one eighth), English, Russian, Irish, French, at least 1/2048 Powhatan Native American

Dylan Lee is an American model. He was born in Malibu, California, to Greek-born American musician Tommy Lee and Canadian-American actress and model Pamela Anderson. Dylan’s brother is Brandon Thomas Lee.

Dylan’s paternal grandfather was David Oliver Bass (the son of John Samuel Bass and Julia E. Sanders). David was American, and had English, some Irish and French, and at least 1/1024 Powhatan Native American, ancestry. John was the son of Josiah J. Bass and Alice E. Oliver. Julia was the daughter of Henry A. Sanders, who was of French and Irish descent, and of May E. Patrick.

Dylan’s paternal grandmother is Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou. Vassiliki is Greek.

Dylan’s maternal grandfather is Barry Anderson (the son of Herman Anderson and Marjorie Sherwood or Sherwin). Herman was of Finnish descent, and had family from Saarijärvi; he was the son of Juho Herman Hyytiäinen/Anderson and Rachel Evelyn Solmie. The surnames “Sherwood” or “Sherwin” are usually English.

Dylan’s maternal grandmother was Carol Grosco. Carol had Russian ancestry. One of her grandfathers was named Dale Jagger Grosco.

Dylan’s father is descended from John Bass, who was born in Suffolk, Virginia. John was the son of William Basse and Catherine/Katherine Lanier/Lanyere. William was the son of John Basse, an English immigrant, and of Elizabeth Nansemond, who was Native American, and a princess of the Nansemond tribe. Catherine’s ancestry is disputed. Some sources state that she too was a Nansemond Native American, while others say that she was born to English immigrants. While some genealogies list her as the daughter of John Lanier and Lucreece Bassano, this is not the case, as their only daughter, Katherine, died as an infant.

Sources: Genealogies of Dylan Lee –

Genealogy of Dylan’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Dylan’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Josiah Bass –

Genealogy of Dylan’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Arthur Bass –

Article about Dylan’s mother’s Finnish relatives –

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Alex Sawyer

by fraciscovargas1545 on January 22, 2017

Birth Name: Alexander James Sawyer

Place of Birth: Bexley, Kent, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 February, 1993

*English, Finnish (father)
*Ghanaian (mother)

Alex Sawyer is a British actor, director, and singer. He is known for playing Alfie Lewis on the Belgian/American/British teen drama mystery series House of Anubis on Nickelodeon.

Alex was born in Kent, England. His father, Lars T. Sawyer, is of English and Finnish descent. His mother, Anita V. (Wilson), is Ghanaian.

Alex’s paternal grandparents’ surnames were “Sawyer” and “Hammaren”.

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Jaco Pastorius

by madman on November 20, 2016

Birth Name: John Francis Anthony Pastorius III

Date of Birth: December 1, 1951

Place of Birth: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: September 21, 1987

Place of Death: Wilton Manors, Florida, United States

*German, Irish (father)
*Finnish, Swedish, distant Sami (mother)

Jaco Pastorius was an American musician, composer, and producer. He was the son of Verna Katarina “Stephanie” (Haapala) and John Francis Pastorius.

Jaco’s paternal grandfather was John Francis Anthony Pastorius (the son of Francis Joseph Pistorius/Pastorius and Winifred/Winnifred “Winnie” Malley/Melley). Jaco’s great-grandfather Francis was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to German parents, Johann/John Nikolaus/Nicholas Pistorius/Pastorius and Margarethe/Margaret Fritzen. Winifred was born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, to Irish parents; her father was named Condy Melley.

Jaco’s paternal grandmother was Rose Gertrude Carr (the daughter of John Vincent Carr and Sarah Gertrude Zink). John was the son of John Carr and Rose Harkins, and was most likely of Irish ancestry. Sarah was the daughter of George Zink, who was born in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, to German parents, and of Mary Jane Mullholland, who was likely the daughter of Irish parents.

Jaco’s maternal grandfather was David Haapala (the son of Antti “Andrew” Olofsson Haapala/Haapalainen and Josephina Gustavsdotter Bucht). Antti was born in Nedersotkamo, Oulu, Finland, the son of Olof Andersson Haapalainen and Caisa Isakdotter Nykänen. Josephina was born in Korpijärvi, Norrbotten, Sweden, the daughter of Gustaf Isaksson Bucht and Maria Cajsa Nilsdotter Oradd. Josephina had ancestors who lived in Finland.

Jaco’s maternal grandmother was Kaisa Eriika Isojärvi (the daughter of Heikki Pekanpoika Isojärvi and Briita Kaisa Jaakontytär Karjalainen). Jaco’s grandmother Kaisa was born in Kuolajärvi, Lappi, Finland. Heikki was the son of Pekka Ollinpoika Isojärvi and Maria Ollintytär Maajaakkola. Briita was the daughter of Jaakko Jaakonp Karjalainen and Maria Sigfridint Pitkä Tiermas.

Sources: Genealogy of Jaco Pastorius –

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

Genealogy of Jaco’s paternal grandfather, John Francis Anthony Pastorius –

Jaco’s paternal grandfather, John Francis Anthony Pastorius, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Possibly Jaco’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Jane Mullholland, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jaco Pastorius (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Jaco’s mother (through her sister, Hazel Eliina Haapala) –


Nico Rosberg

by andrew on November 8, 2016

2010 Formula 1 Racing - Circuito de Jerez - Testing - February 12, 2010

Birth Name: Nico Erik Rosberg

Place of Birth: Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany

Date of Birth: 27 June, 1985

*Finnish (father)
*German (mother)

Nico Rosberg is a German driver. He raced in Formula One.

Nico born in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany, and brought up in Monaco. His father is Finnish Formula One driver Keke Rosberg. His mother, Sina, is German.

He speaks fluent French, Italian, German, English, and some Spanish.

Nico holds German and Finnish citizenship, and has competed under both the Finnish and German flag.


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Aino Jawo

by madman on October 31, 2016

Primark's King of Prussia Store Opening Celebration at Skybox Event Center in Philadelphia - November 19, 2015

Birth Name: Aino Neneh Jawo

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: Juli 7, 1986

*Gambian (father)
*Finnish (mother)

Aino Jawo is a Swedish singer. She is known as one half of the Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop, alongside Caroline Hjelt.

Aino’s father is Gambian and her mother is Finnish. They met in Stockholm. Aino went to a Finnish school and can speak Finnish.


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