French Canadian

Black Atlass

by Mixed Kidd on July 16, 2018

Birth Name: Alexander Sandford Fleming

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: 1994

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, other

Black Atlass is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer.

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Brie Gabrielle

by stlucas on July 3, 2018

Brie Gabrielle – Miss California USA 2012 Pageant Show – McCallum Theatre – Palm Desert, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis / PR Photos

Birth Name: Briegitte Marie Gabrielle Baldrica

Place of Birth: West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 4, 1990

Ethnicity: Italian, French-Canadian, English, Irish, Czech

Brie Gabrielle is an American actress, television host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. Brie was crowned Miss Florida USA 2016.

Brie is the daughter of Lori Joan (Gabrielle) and Robert “Bob” Baldrica.

Brie’s paternal grandfather was Mervin Robert “Bob” Baldrica (the son of Robert Joseph Baldrica and Mary Frankovic). Mervin was born in Michigan. Brie’s great-grandfather Robert was born in Michigan, to Italian parents, Natale Baldrica and Letizia/Lettza Tomassoni. Mary was born in Michigan, to parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Louis G. Frankovic, from Igló-Hutta, Szepes, Hungary (now Novaveská Huta, Slovakia), and Anna M. “Annie” Skruvani/Scruvani, from Budapest, Hungary. They were listed as Czech speakers on the 1920 U.S. Census.

Brie’s paternal grandmother was Carmen E. Bashaw (the daughter of George A. Bashaw and Clara Brisson). Carmen was born in Michigan. George was born in Michigan, the son of Thomas Bashaw and Margaret “Maggie” Slater. Clara was born in Michigan, the daughter of William “Willy” Brisson/Brission, whose parents were from Québec, Canada, and of Senaide/Celaide Beaudries, who was from Québec.

Brie’s maternal grandfather was Joseph R. Gabrielle (the son of Fiore Gabrielle and Mary). Joseph was born in Rhode Island. Fiore was born in Rhode Island, to Italian parents, Joseph Gabrielle and Annie. Mary was born in Italy.

Brie’s maternal grandmother is Evelyn Lash (the daughter of William Francis Lash and Alice M.). Evelyn was born in Massachusetts. William was born in Massachusetts, the son of Patrick Lash, who was from Newfoundland, Canada, and of Mary Ann Powers. Alice was born in Massachusetts.

Sources: Obituary of Brie’s paternal grandfather, Mervin Robert “Bob” Baldrica –

Obituary of Brie’s paternal grandmother, Carmen E. (Bashaw) Baldrica –

Obituary of Brie’s maternal grandfather, Joseph R. Gabrielle –

Obituary of Brie’s maternal great-grandmother, Alice M. Lash Lajoie –

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Mark Valley

by stlucas on July 3, 2018

Mark Valley – Fox All-Star Party – Arrivals – Villa Sorisso – Pasadena, CA, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mark Thomas Valley

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

Date of Birth: December 24, 1964

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Irish, possibly other

Mark Valley is an American film and television actor.

Mark is the son of Martha and Michael Valley. His father is mostly of French-Canadian and Irish descent.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was Lionel H. “Leo” Valley (the son of Leo Adolph Valley and Bernadette Gamache). Lionel was born in New York. Mark’s great-grandfather Leo was born in New York, the son of French-Canadian parents from Québec, Alexander A. Vallee and Eleanor Coyette/Guyette. Bernadette was born in New York, the daughter of Israel Gamache and Sophie Sebolette.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Margaret S. Mallette (the daughter of Nelson Frances Mallette and Helen Sears). Margaret was born in New York. Nelson was born in New York, the son of Henry Mallette, Sr., who was from Québec, and of Mary O’Malley, who was Irish. Helen was born in New York, the daughter of James J. Sears, whose parents were from Québec, and of Sarah E. Cavanough/Cavanaugh, whose father was Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Mark Valley (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Mark’s paternal grandmother, Margaret S. (Mallette) Valley –


Zak Bagans

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Zak Bagans – “VEGAS! the Show” 1st Anniversary Celebration – Arrivals – Saxe Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Keywords: Ghost Adventures Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Zachary Alexander Bagans

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1977

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, Irish, French-Canadian, Scottish, at least 1/64 Chippewa [Ojibwe] Native American

Zak Bagans is an American actor, television personality, paranormal investigator, and author.

Zak is the son of Jeanne K. (Kilroy) and Lawrence J. “Larry” Bagans.

Zak’s paternal grandfather was Clarence Willis Bagans (the son of Henry C. Bagans and Martha M. A. Wenzel). Clarence was born in Michigan. Henry was born in New York, to parents from Germany, Henry Bagans and Justina/Justine Glonacki. Martha was born in Michigan, the daughter of parents from Germany, Rudolph Wenzel and Louise Isabel.

Zak’s paternal grandmother was Grace Gorno (the daughter of Nick Gorno and Josephine Conflitti). Grace was born in Michigan, to parents from Italy.

Zak’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Kilroy, Sr.

Zak’s maternal grandmother was Edythe/Edith M. Grow (the daughter of Neil Harris Paul Grow and Dolly B. Branchaud). Edythe was born in Minnesota. Neil was born in Minnesota, the son of Adolphus Edwin Grow/Groulx and Edith Amanda Ross. Dolly was born in the White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, the daughter of William Branchaud and Viola Armstrong.

Zak’s great-great-grandmother Viola Armstrong was the granddaughter of Benjamin Green Armstrong, whose father was Scottish, and of Charlotte Ma Dwa Gwan Buffalo. Charlotte was born, c. 1830, in Wisconsin, to Chippewa (Ojibwe) Native American parents, Chief Moses/Moyses Medweigwan Buffalo and Magdalena or Ne wa da no kwa do kwe/Me Wa Dan A Kwead Okwe.

Sources: Obituary of Zak’s paternal grandfather, Clarence Willis Bagans –

Obituary of Zak’s maternal grandmother, Grace (Gorno) Grow –

Obituary of Zak’s mother –

Genealogy of Zak’s maternal grandmother, Edythe/Edith M. Grow –

Obituary of Zak’s maternal grandmother, Edythe/Edith M. (Grow) Kilroy Wilhelm –

Zak’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Charlotte Ma Dwa Gwan Buffalo Armstrong, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Information about Zak’s maternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Chief Moses/Moyses Medweigwan Buffalo –

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Frankie Jonas

by follers on June 22, 2018

Frankie Jonas – 2011 Five-Star PR Holiday Party – Arrivals – Rubix Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA -Photo Credit: Robert Delgadillo / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 28, 2000

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian

Frankie Jonas is an American actor. He is the brother of singers and actors Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas, who make up the band The Jonas Brothers.

Frankie’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Frankie’s mother, Denise (Miller), who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, Italian/Sicilian, and French-Canadian ancestry.

The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Frankie is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Frankie descends from the same Jonas line.

It is not publicly known who Frankie’s biological paternal grandfather is.

Frankie’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilla/Cecilia Paulette Jonas (the daughter of Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May/Mae Fox). Cecilia was born in North Carolina. Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee/Leigh Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan/Walter Henry Fox and Elizabeth/Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the Jonas line, Frankie is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.

Frankie’s maternal grandfather was named Gerald “Jerry” Miller.

Frankie’s maternal grandmother is Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo “Frank” Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, the son of Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were of Italian descent, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Mary/Rose Ducharme, who were of French-Canadian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Frankie Jonas –

Information on Frankie’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas –

Genealogy of Frankie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Frankie’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas –

Family history of Frankie’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia –