Brandi Glanville

by bablah on August 19, 2017

Birth Name: Brandi Lynn Glanville

Place of Birth: Salinas, Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 16, 1972

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, possibly French-Canadian and German

Brandi Glanville is an American television personality, author, and model. She has two children with her former husband, actor Eddie Cibrian.

Brandi’s paternal grandfather was Guy Warren Glanville, son of William Thorn Glanville and Lillian Hettie Oliver. William was born in England to English father and Welsh mother. Lillian was born in Arkansas to Joseph Oliver and Hannah Bancroft. Joseph was Welsh from Newton, Montgomeryshire (Powys today), and Hannah was English from Derbyshire.

Brandi’s paternal grandmother Paulette C. Hetuer was born in Massachusetts, possibly of French-Canadian descent.

Sources: Brandi’s grandfather Guy Glanville on a 1930 U.S. census –

Brandi’s geat-grandmother Lillian Oliver on a 1900 U.S. census –

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Richard Dean Anderson

by madman on August 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1950

Ethnicity: Finland-Swedish (paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, French-Canadian, Irish

Richard Dean Anderson is an American actor and producer. He is known for his lead role in the television series MacGyver.

Richard is the son of Jocelyn Rhae (Carter), an artist, and Stuart Jay Anderson, a teacher. Richard’s paternal grandfather was born in Wisconsin, to Finland-Swedish (ethnic Swedes from Finland) parents. His paternal grandmother was of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. Richard’s mother has German, English, and French-Canadian ancestry.

Richard has said that he has Mohawk Native American ancestry on his mother’s side. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was John Irenus Anderson (the son of John Anderson and Sophia Silvart). John and Sophia were ethnic Swedish immigrants from Finland. Richard’s great-grandfather John was the son of Andrew Anderson and Susanna Johandotter. Sophia was the daugther of Jacob Silvart and Susanna Gunard.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Verna Jane Hall (the daughter of Charles Frederick Hall and Jennie Margaret McGeorge). Charles was born in New Brunswick, Canada, the son of George Stillman Hall and Hannah E. Knight, who was born in Maine. Jennie was also born in New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Peter McGeorge, who was Scottish, and of Eleanor Kelly, whose father was Irish.

Richard’s maternal grandfather was Ralph Thomas Carter (the son of Francis Marion Carter and Otilia/Otellia Emilie/Amelia “Tillie” Gust). Francis was the son of Thomas Henry Carter and Cynthia Ann Trenary. Otilia was German.

Richard’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Marie Rodd (the daughter of Richard Edward Rodd and Clara Bell Gray). Richard’s great-grandfather Richard Rodd was the son of Charles A. Rodd, who was of French-Canadian descent, and of Susanna Steffers, who was German. Clara was the daughter of David W. Gray, who was Canadian, and of Mary Elizabeth Hammer, whose father was German.

Sources: Genealogy of Richard Dean Anderson –

Genealogies of Richard Dean Anderson (focusing on his father’s side) –

Richard’s paternal grandparents, John Irenus Anderson and Verna Jane Hall, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Richard’s paternal grandfather, John Irenus Anderson –

Genealogy of Richard’s maternal grandfather, Ralph Thomas Carter (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Richard’s maternal grandmother, Hazel Marie Rodd –

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Bruce McGill

by madman on August 18, 2017

Birth Name: Bruce Travis McGill

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 11, 1950

*Irish, English, distant French (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Bruce McGill is an American actor.

Bruce is the son of Adriel Rose (Jacobs), an artist, and Woodrow Wilson McGill, a real estate and insurance agent. His father has Irish, English, and French ancestry. His mother is Ashkenazi Jewish.

He is married to Gloria Lee.

Bruce’s paternal grandfather was Tuble Stephens McGill (the son of Andrew Franklin McGill and Nancy Elizabeth Priscilla Stephens). Andrew was of Irish descent, the son of William McGill and Martha Seymour. Nancy was the daughter of Alsey Stephens and Priscilla Ozier.

Bruce’s paternal grandmother was Clara Belle Travis (the daughter of Stoddard Carleton Travis and Martha Ada Edwards). Stoddard was the son of Howard Carleton Travis and Mary Louise Moore. Martha was the daughter of William Berry Edwards and Sarah Jane Couch.

Bruce’s maternal grandfather was Leon Jacobs (the son of Reuben Jacobs and Sarah Edloff). Reuben was Jewish, and was born in Vishtinetz, Lithuania, the son of Nathan Lichtenstein. Sarah was born in New York, the daughter of Moses Edloff, who was a Polish Jew, and of Rosa “Rosalie” Wahl, a German Jew.

Bruce’s maternal grandmother was Bella Mazur (the daughter of Abraham/Abram Mazur and Caroline Meyer). Bella was born in Texas. Abraham was a Polish Jew, and was the son of W. M. Mazur and Reva. Caroline was a German Jew.

Sources: Genealogies of Bruce McGill – (through his brother, Lee Stephen McGill)

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

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

Bruce’s maternal grandparents, Leon Jacobs and Bella Mazur, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Bruce’s maternal great-grandparents, Reuben Jacobs and Sarah Edloff, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Kristian Bruun

by stlucas on August 18, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Kristian Bonnycastle Bruun

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: October 25, 1979

*Norwegian (paternal grandfather)
*Swedish, some English (paternal grandmother)
*English, Scottish, Irish, distant French Huguenot (mother)

Kristian Bruun is a Canadian actor.

Kristian is the son of Hilary Anne (Bonnycastle) and Karl Kristian Brunn.

Kristian’s father was born in Jakobstad, Finland, and was of Norwegian, Swedish, and some English descent. Kristian’s mother is from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and mostly has English, Scottish, and Irish roots. Some of her Irish roots can be traced back to a man named Stephen Etienne Cassan, a French Huguenot, who was born, c. 1659, in Montpellier, France, and moved to Ireland.

Kristian’s paternal grandfather was Karl Ragnar Bruun (the son of Karl Knudsen Bruun and Thora Amalie Wager). Kristian’s great-grandfather Karl was born in Beiarn, Norway, the son of Norwegian parents, Johannes Irgens Handeln Bruun and Hanna Knudsen. Kristian’s great-grandmother Thora was born in Sweden, the daughter of Norwegian parents, Thron Larsen Wager and Anne Pauline Burud.

Kristian’s paternal grandmother was Kate Harriet Warburton (the daughter of Thomas Harald Warburton and Elli Nordling). Thomas born in Forssa, Finland, to an English father, Thomas Warburton, and a Finnish mother of Swedish descent, Selma Johanna Rönnholm. Elli was born in Pori, Finland, to Finnish parents of Swedish descent, Julius Viktor Nordling and Fanny Lovisa Charlotta Åberg.

Kristian’s maternal grandfather was Charles Humphrey Bonnycastle (the son of Angus Lorne Bonnycastle and Ellen Mary Boulton). Angus was the son of Richard Henry Bonnycastle and Charlotte Kate Isabella Cassan. Ellen was the daughter of Charles Arkoll Boulton and Augusta Latter, who was born in India.

Charles was born in Dauphin, Manitoba,

Kristian’s maternal grandmother was Veronica Millicent Allen Clarke (the daughter of Charles Edward Clarke and Florence Miranda Allen). Charles was the son of John Clarke and Mary Russell. Florence was the daughter of J. K. Allen and Fanny Walbridge.

Sources: Genealogies of Kristian Bruun –

Obituary of Kristian’s father, Karl Kristian Bruun –

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Janet Leigh

by bablah on August 17, 2017

Birth Name: Janett Helen Morrison

Date of Birth: July 6, 1927

Place of Birth: Merced, California, United States

Date of Death: October 3, 2004

Place of Death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Swiss-German, remote French (father)
*Danish (mother)

Janet Leigh was an American actress, singer, dancer and author. She is the mother of actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, with her former husband, actor Tony Curtis.

Janet’s paternal grandfather was John Beauregard Morrison (the son of McHenry Henry Morrison and Susan Ellen/Eliza Tichenor/Titchenal). Susan was the daughter of William Herbert Titchenal and Sarah Ann Dickason.

Janet’s paternal grandmother was Katharine/Katherina/Katherine Francis/Frances Reeb (the daughter of George Reeb/Rube and Rosina Hunziker). George was born in Zutzendorf Bas-Rhin, France, to an ethnic German family, the son of Johann Theobald Reeb and Margaretha Elizabetha Hanns. Rosina was born in Switzerland, of Swiss-German descent.

Janet’s maternal grandparents were Wilhelm/William Marius/Marios Anders Westergaard and Lita Olga Gordia Magelia Kofoed/Coffee (the daughter of Peter Lucius Kofoed/Coffee, from Ronne, and of Margarethe Kristine/Laura Larsen). Wilhelm and Lita were Danish.

Sources: Genealogies of Janet Leigh –

Genealogy of Janet Leigh (focusing on her father’s side) –

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