Len Cariou

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Len Cariou – York Theatre Company’s 24th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala – Photo Credit: PR Photos /

Birth Name: Leonard Joseph Cariou

Place of Birth: St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada

Date of Birth: September 30, 1939

*Breton, French (father)
*Irish (mother)

Len Cariou is a Canadian actor.

Len is the son of Molly/Mollie/Mary Estelle (Moore) and George Marius Cariou. Len was raised in East Kildonan, Manitoba.

Len’s father was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, of Breton and French descent. Len’s mother was born in Québec, Canada, of Irish descent.

Len’s paternal grandfather was Corentin Mathieu Cariou. Corentin was born in France, and had Breton roots.

Len’s paternal grandmother was Ursula Capitaine (the daughter of Charles Edward Capitaine and Alexandrine Gourmelen). Ursula was born in Algeria, to parents from France.

Len’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Moore III (the son of Thomas Moore II and Mary Hardgrove). Len’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Ontario, Canada, the son of Irish parents from County Tipperary and County Limerick, Thomas Moore and Catherine Doheny. Mary was born in County Clare, Ireland, the daughter of Richard Hardgrove and Bridget MacNamara.

Len’s maternal grandmother was Agnes Ann Thompson (the daughter of John Patrick Thompson and Jane Moran). John was the son of Alexander Thompson, who was from County Cork, Ireland, and of Eleanor Ellen Casserly. Jane was born in Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Len Cariou –

Genealogy of Len’s mother, Molly/Mollie/Mary Estelle Moore –


Allie Gonino

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Allie Gonino – Growze Store Opening Party Hosted by Mischa Barton – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alyssa Jean Gonino

Place of Birth: Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

*Italian (paternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Cherokee Native American, some English, Irish, and French Huguenot (mother)

Allie Gonino is an American actress.

Allie is the daughter of Linda Joyce (Henderson) and Vincent John Gonino, Jr.

Allie has stated that she has Italian and Cherokee Native American roots. Allie’s other roots are German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish. Allie’s German and Swiss roots can be traced back to Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, who was born, c. 1660, in Germany, and his wife, Maria Barbara Christeler, who was born, c. 1670, in Bern, Switzerland.

Allie’s paternal grandfather was Vincent “Vince” John Gonino, Sr. (the son of Agostino/Augustus Joseph Gonino and Louisa Maria Sylvestro). Agostino was born in Italy, the son of Vincent Gonino. Louisa was born in New York, the daughter of Italian parents, John Sylvestro/Silvestro and Silvia Di Sylvestro.

Allie’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Jean Deffenbaugh (the daughter of Clarence Roth Deffenbaugh and Hazel Ellen Hartley). Clarence was the son of Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack. Hazel was the daughter of Grant Hartley and Minerva “Minnie” Douglas.

Allie’s maternal grandfather was William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson, Jr. (the son of William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., and Lillian Oliver Gott).

Allie’s great-grandfather William, who was listed as white on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the son of Andrew Jackson Henderson and Martha Ellen Daugherty, who had some French Huguenot ancestry through the surname “Prevatte”.

Allie’s great-grandmother Lillian, who is listed as a Native American on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the daughter of Walter Duncan Gott and Lillian Adda Pennel.

Allie’s maternal grandmother was Geneva Sue Butler (the daughter of Gee/Geet Dick Butler and Mae Nichols). Geneva, as well as her parents, was also listed as a Native American on the 1940 U.S. Census.

Sources: Birth record of Allie Gonino –

Information about Allie’s paternal grandfather, Vincent “Vince” John Gonino –

Obituary of Allie’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Maria (Sylvestro) Gonino –

Obituary of Allie’s great-uncle (paternal grandmother’s brother), Daniel Grant “Bud” Deffenbaugh –

Genealogy of Allie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack –

Genealogies, and obituary, of Allie’s maternal grandfather, William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson –

Allie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Allie’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Oliver Gott, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Allie’s maternal grandmother, Geneva Sue Butler, on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Celina Jade

by stlucas on June 23, 2017

Birth Name: Celina Horan

Place of Birth: Hong Kong, China

Date of Birth: June 10, 1985

*English, Irish, German, French [including French-Canadian] (father)
*Chinese (mother)

Celina Jade is a Chinese-born American actress, model, singer, songwriter, and martial artist.

Celina is the daughter of Christina (Hui) and Roy Horan (born Roy Horan, III), an American actor and martial artist. Celina’s father is of English, Irish, German, and French/French-Canadian descent. Celina’s mother is from Hong Kong, China.

Celina has stated:

I grew up very confused! My mom is Hong Kong-Chinese and she speaks Cantonese to me. My father speaks English to me. My parents speak Mandarin to each other.

Celina’s paternal grandfather was Roy Horan, Jr. (the son of Roy Horan, Sr. and Helen Demarest). Celina’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of Michael James Horan, whose father was Irish, and of Ida Wetterschreck/Wettschreck, who was German. Celina’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Samuel A. Demarest and Bertha O. Carpenter.

Celina’s paternal grandmother was Eileen Mary Buckley (the daughter of Andrew Wright Buckley and Florence Audette/Andette/Audet). Andrew was born in Rhode Island, to parents from England. Florence was the daughter of Ephrem/Ephraim Audette and Odile/Odeal Patenaude, who had French-Canadian roots.

Sources: Obituary of Celina’s paternal grandfather, Roy Horan, Jr. –

Celina’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Michael James Horan and Ida Wetterschreck/Wettschreck, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Celina’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen (Demarest) Horan –

Marriage record of Celina’s paternal great-grandparents, Samuel A. Demarest and Bertha O. Carpenter –

Obituary of Celina’s paternal grandmother, Eileen Mary (Buckley) Horan –

Celina’s paternal great-grandparents, Andrew Wright Buckley and Florence Audette/Andette, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Information about the Demarest family –

Photo by kathclick/


Melanie Scrofano

by Harriet on June 22, 2017

Birth Name: Melanie Neige Scrofano

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: c. 1982

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian

Melanie Scrofano is a Canadian actress. Her paternal grandmother was from Sicily, Italy. Her grandfather may have been Sicilian, as well. Her surname is commonly Sicilian.


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Nap Lajoie

by bearboy on June 19, 2017

Birth Name: Napoléon Lajoie

Date of Birth: September 5, 1874

Place of Birth: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States

Date of Death: February 7, 1959

Place of Death: Daytona Beach, Florida

Ethnicity: French-Canadian

Nap Lajoie was an American professional baseball player. He was a second baseman and player-manager. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937, as a Cleveland Indians player.

Nap was the son of Celina (Geurtin) and Jean Baptiste Lajoie.

Nap’s maternal grandparents were Pierre Guertin and Angalique Pareau.


Genealogy of Nap Lajoie –