Lucas Bryant

by stlucas on May 28, 2017

Place of Birth: Elmira, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: September 28, 1978

Ethnicity: Irish, Finnish, English, possibly other

Lucas Bryant is a Canadian-American actor.

Lucas Bryant is the son of Susan (Hodges) and M. Darrol Bryant.

Lucas’s father, who is from North Dakota, U.S., has partial Finnish ancestry, as Lucas has stated. Lucas’ mother has Irish ancestry.

Lucas’ maternal grandmother was Claire Fitzpatrick (the daughter of James Maurice Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Susan “Susie” Marie Cassidy). Lucas’ great-grandfather James was the son of Maurice Fitzpatrick, who was born in England to Irish parents, and of Mary Esther Shea, who was born in Rhode Island to Irish parents. Lucas’ great-grandmother Susan was the daughter of Terrence H. Cassidy, who was born in Massachusetts to parents from Ireland, and of Mary E. Ford, who was Irish.

Sources: Obituary of Lucas’ uncle (mother’s brother), H. Thomas Hodges –

Obituary of Lucas’ great-uncle (maternal grandmother’s brother), James Maurice Fitzpatrick, Jr. –

Genealogy of Lucas’ maternal great-grandfather, James Maurice Fitzpatrick, Sr. –

Obituary of Lucas’ maternal great-grandfather, James Maurice Fitzpatrick, Sr. –

Lucas’ maternal great-great-grandparents, Maurice Fitzpatrick and Mary Esther Shea, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Lucas’ maternal great-grandmother, Susan “Susie” Marie Cassidy, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Nancy Juvonen

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Marin, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 18, 1967

Ethnicity: Finnish (paternal grandfather), English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Nancy Juvonen is an American film producer.

Nancy is married to television host Jimmy Fallon. Nancy is also known for being the owner of production company Flower Films, alongside Drew Barrymore.

Nancy is the daughter of Pamela R. (Newell) and William Harwood Juvonen. Nancy has a brother, James.

Nancy’s paternal grandfather was Aaro William Juvonen (the son of William Juvonen and Ida Hyvonen). Aaro was born in California, to Finnish parents.

Nancy’s paternal grandmother was Laura Catherine Harwood (the daughter of Ben B. Harwood and Harriet E. Gates).

Nancy’s maternal grandfather was ? Newell (the son of Rufus Ingalls Newell and Janet Wilson). Rufus was the son of Eugene Newell and Lucy Bacon. Janet was the daughter of Charles R. Wilson, who was from Canada.

Nancy’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Buell Welts (the daughter of Robert Victor Welts and Persis Buell). Robert was the son of Richard Opdyke Welts and Edith Peck, who was from Canada. Persis was the daughter of Fred J. Buell and Carrie May Reel/Reil, whose father, Theodore Reil, was German, and whose mother, Martha Maria Bradshaw, had Northern Irish roots (from County Down).

Sources: Marriage record of Nancy’s parents, William Harwood Juvonen and Pamela R. Newell –

Birth record of Nancy’s father, William Harwood Juvonen –

Marriage record of Nancy’s paternal grandparents, Aaro William Juvonen and Laura Catherine Harwood –

Genealogy of Nancy Juvonen (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Information about the Bradshaw family –

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Nicklas Bäckström

by bearboy on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Lars Nicklas Bäckström

Place of Birth: Valbo, Sweden

Date of Birth: November 23, 1987

Ethnicity: Swedish, Finnish

Nicklas Bäckström is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Nicklas is the son of Anders Bäckström and Catrin (Larsdr) Bäckström who was born in Finland.


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Elizabeth McLaughlin

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Elizabeth Sarah McLaughlin

Place of Birth: Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 2, 1993

Ethnicity: Finnish (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, possibly other

Elizabeth McLaughlin is an American actress.

She was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, the daughter of Kimberly “Kim” (Salmi) and Larry McLaughlin. Elizabeth was raised in Zephyrhills, Florida. Her siblings are Matthew and Nathaniel.

Elizabeth’s paternal grandparents were Arnold E. McLaughlin (the son of Arch E. McLaughlin and Mabel) and Iris Dean.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather is Reino Jacob Salmi (the son of Otto Salmi and Lydia Perkiö). Reino was born in Wisconsin, to Finnish parents.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother is Rachel Elizabeth McAllister (the daughter of Luther Allen McAllister and Ruth Gosnell).

Elizabeth’s parents are pictured here.

Sources: Obituary of Elizabeth’s brother, Nathaniel James McLaughlin –

Marriage record of Elizabeth’s maternal grandparents, Reino Jacob Salmi and Rachel Elizabeth McAllister –

Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather, Reino Jacob Salmi, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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John Karna

by stlucas on March 6, 2017

Birth Name: John Timothy Karna

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1992

Ethnicity: Finnish (paternal grandfather), Irish, English

John Karna is an American actor. He was born in Houston, Texas, the son of James Timothy “Jim” Karna and Carol Anne (O’Brien). He has a half-brother, James Theodore.

John’s paternal grandparents were Rosemary Buckley and Oiva Johannes “John” Karna (the son of John Karna and Ida Sivonen). Oiva Johannes was born in America, to Finnish parents who arrived in the U.S. in the early 1900s.

John’s parents are pictured here.

Sources: Birth certificate of John Karna –

Obituary of John’s great-aunt (John’s paternal grandfather’s sister), Aino Caroline (Karna) McDonald –

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