French Canadian

Elley Duhé

by Manila on September 21, 2018

Birth Name: Elley Frances Duhé

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 14, 1992

Ethnicity: Breton, Dutch [including Frisian], English, French [including French-Canadian], German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 65/512 Italian, 1/128 Belgian [Flemish], 15/2048 Shawnee Native American, 1/256 Cherokee Native American, 1/512 Swiss-German, 5/16384 Manx, 1/4096 Swedish, as well as distant Cornish

Elley Duhé is an American singer and songwriter.

Elley is the daughter of Teena and Robert Duhé.

Elley’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Jacques Duhée.

Elley’s paternal grandfather is Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé III (the son of Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé, Jr. and Angelina “Jennie” Lovetro). Elley’s grandfather Willie was born in Louisiana. Elley’s great-grandfather Willie was the son of Willie Joseph Duhé and Léonie Millet. Elley’s great-great-grandfather Willie’s maternal fifth great-grandmother, Verena Hirtzel, was Swiss-German, from Pfäffikon, Canton of Zürich. Also, his maternal fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich Albert Schexnayder, was Belgian, from Brussels. Léonie’s paternal fourth great-grandfather, Christopher Johannes (or Jean Christphe in French) Huber, was also Belgian, from Leuven, Flemish Brabant. Also, one of Léonie’s paternal eighth great-grandfathers was Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler. Leónie’s paternal third great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Manuel (or Jean Baptiste Manuel in French) Bacas, was Italian, from Genoa. Jennie was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Antonio “Anthony” Lovetro and Angelina Ferrara.

Elley’s paternal grandmother is named Barbara Kennedy.

Elley’s maternal grandfather is Colonel Walker “Bud” Scott, Jr. (the son of Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. and Dorothy May Davis). Elley’s grandfather Colonel was born in Cattlesburg, Kentucky. Elley’s great-grandfather Colonel was the biological father of criminal and cult leader Charles Manson, and was the son of Walker Henderson Scott and Gladys Ella Cline. Two of Elley’s great-great-grandfather Walker’s sixth great-grandparents, Sven Rambo and Ann Christian, were ethnic Swedish and Manx, respectively. His twice ninth great-grandfather, William McChristen, was also a Manx, from Milntown. Dorothy was a World War II veteran, and was the daughter of Melvin Davis and Dora Castle. Melvin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Nakitika, was a Cherokee Native American. Melvin’s maternal great-great-grandfather and Dora’s paternal great-grandfather, Inman Castle, was 5/8 Shawnee Native American.

Elley’s maternal grandmother was Frances Jeanette “Frankie” McDowell (the daughter of Harvey James McDowell and Thelma Josephine Wright). Frances was born in Grayson, Kentucky. Harvey was the son of Charles Leander “Charlie” McDowell and Fanny B. Sexton. Thelma was the daughter of James Lewis Wright and Elizabeth Ellen Burchett.

Elley’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Elizabeth Patrick (September 15, 1831, Morgan County, Kentucky – February 14, 1910, Magoffin County, Kentucky).

Sources: Genealogy of Elley’s paternal grandfather, Willie Joseph Duhé III –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandfather, Colonel Walker Scott, Jr. –

Genealogy of Elley’s paternal great-grandfather, Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. –

Birth record of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis –

Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May (Davis) Canterbury –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell –

Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette (McDowell) Scott –

Elley’s maternal great-grandfather, Harvey James McDowell, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright –

Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Corey Sevier

by follers on September 14, 2018

Corey Sevier – “Immortals” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Corey Sevier Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Tina Gill / PR Photos

Birth Name: Corey Daniel Sevier

Place of Birth: Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 3, 1984

Ethnicity: French, possibly other

Corey Sevier is a Canadian actor.


Tom Segura

by madman on September 13, 2018

Birth Name: Thomas W. Segura

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 16, 1979

*French-Canadian, Irish, English, Cajun/French, Spanish (father)
*Peruvian (mother)

Tom Segura is an American comedian, actor, and podcaster.

Tom has written:

I’m unequal parts French, Spanish, Peruvian, and Irish. The part of me that likes to smell your stinky stuff, I’m guessing that’s French.

Tom has also stated:

Now, as you can tell, I speak beautiful, perfect Spanish. And… It is to no credit of my own. My mother is Peruvian, and her English wasn’t good. So, she spoke to us in Spanish. And that’s how I picked up on Spanish. I get so many different reactions when people find out I speak Spanish. I either get completely incredulous people who are like, “Holy fuckin’ shit. I can’t believe what’s coming out of your mouth right now. I think I’m gonna piss my pants.” And I’m like, “I don’t speak Aramaic. I speak Spanish. Why is this…?” They’re like, “It’s not supposed to come outta you, bro.”

Tom’s mother is Peruvian. His paternal grandfather had Spanish and Cajun (French) ancestry on one side and British Isles/English on the other, and his paternal grandmother was of half French-Canadian and half Irish descent.

Tom is married to stand-up comedian and podcaster Christina Pazsitzky, with whom he has two children.

Tom’s paternal grandfather likely was Horatio Weston Segura (the son of Joseph Otto Segura and Mable/Mabel Weston). Joseph was born in Louisiana, the son of Odra Emmanuel Segura and Emethilde Broussard, and had Spanish and Cajun/French ancestry. Mable was the daughter of Horatio Stephen Weston and Elizabeth A. Wall, and was of British Isles descent.

Tom’s paternal grandmother likely was Jane Ann Nadeau (the daughter of Alexandre Thomas Nadeau and Cecilia Margaret Stack). Alexandre was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, the son of Jean Baptiste Nadeau and Mary Louise Drolet. Cecilia was the daughter of John King Stack, who was born in Duagh, County Kerry, Ireland, and of Jane Ann Brown, who was born in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, to an Irish father and a Welsh-born mother, who was likely of Irish descent.

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Brenda Strong

by stlucas on September 10, 2018

Brenda Strong – Variety and Women in Film Host Pre-68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Celebration – Arrivals – Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Avenue – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Brenda Lee Strong

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1960

Ethnicity: English, Irish, some French-Canadian

Brenda Strong is an American actress.

Brenda is the daughter of Jean and Jack Strong. Her uncle (father’s brother) was American painter Ray Strong (born Raymond Stanford Strong). Brenda is married to director and actor John Farmanesh-Bocca. She has a son with her former husband, Tom Henri.

Brenda’s paternal grandfather was Harold William Strong (the son of Edward Webster Strong and Isabella W. Watts). Harold was born in Oregon. Edward was born in Oregon, the son of William Riley Strong and Harriett Eletia Galloway. Isabella was born in Oregon, the daughter of William Watts and Mary Ann Butterworth.

Brenda’s paternal grandmother was Ethelwyn “Ethel” Hillman (the daughter of Samuel Thomas Hillman and Hannah B. Bennett). Ethelwyn was born in Oregon. Samuel was born in Washington, the son of George Washington Hillman and Chloe Ann Dayton. Hannah was born in Illinois, to English parents, George Bennett and Rachel Emma Warwick.

Brenda’s maternal grandfather was Horatio Rialto “Ike” Weatherford (the son of Marion Earl Weatherford and Minnie Clarra/Clara Blanch Snell). Horatio was born in Oregon. Marion was born in Oregon, the son of William Washington Weatherford and Samantha Alice Sperry. Minnie was born in Nevada, the daughter of Benjamin Tasker Snell and Margaret Melvina Foubert Perrault, who was French-Canadian.

Brenda’s maternal grandmother was Edith Mary White (the daughter of Arthur Francis White and Anne Elizabeth Wood). Edith was born in Michigan. Arthur was born in Vermont, the son of Charles Sidney White and Caroline Reed Merrifield. Anne was born in Michigan, the daughter of James Simpson Wood and Sara Elizabeth Smith.

Sources: Obituary of Brenda’s mother –

Obituary of Brenda’s uncle (mother’s brother), Arthur White Weatherford –


Derek Hough

by follers on August 30, 2018

Derek Hough – The Art of Elysium presents John Legend’s HEAVEN – Celebrating the 11th Anniversary – Arrivals – Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1985

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16th Danish, 1/32 Swedish, French

Derek Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer. His sister is dancer, singer, and actress Julianne Hough.

Derek is a second cousin of actor and singer Ross Lynch. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters.

Derek’s paternal grandfather was Robert Virgil “Bob” Hough (the son of Virgil Hough and Margaret Maude Pearl “Peggy” Revert). Robert was born in Oklahoma. Derek’s great-grandfather Virgil was the son of Thomas Hough and Eva Adella Truex. Maude was the daughter of William Perry Revert and Jesse/Jessie Clyde Lucas.

Derek’s paternal grandmother is Colleen Pearl Henrietta Wood (the daughter of Alexander August Wood and Wilamina Bertha Tena Vredevelt). Colleen was born in Washington. Alexander was born in Canada, to French-Canadian parents, Joseph Oliver DuBois, from Québec, and Elizabeth Marie Elzira/Alzire “Lizzie” Plante, from Ontario. The family changed their name to Wood from Dubois (“bois” means “wood” in French). Wilamina was born in Washington state, to Dutch parents, Jan/John Vredevelt, from Beilen, Midden-Drenthe, Drenthe, and Henderkien/Henrietta/Hendrekje “Reta” Vos, from Groningen.

Derek’s maternal grandfather is Don Oliver Heaton (the son of Vernon Harris Heaton and Rosella/Rozella Cleverley/Cleverly). Don was born in Idaho, and his ancestry is English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and one eighth Swedish. Vernon was the son of Jonas Sinclair Heaton and Annie/Anne Jane Harris. Rosella was the daughter of George Franklin Cleverley/Cleverly and Hannah Peterson.

Derek’s maternal grandmother is Beth Romaine Young (the daughter of Phares Philip Young and Thelma Frandsen). Beth was born in Idaho, and her ancestry is English and one quarter Danish. Phares was the son of Alfred Phillip Young and Jeanette/Janet Holden “Nettie” Millward. Thelma was the daughter of Thomas Christian Frandsen, who was born in Grenaa, Randers, Denmark, and of Mary Elizabeth Haycock.

Sources: Genealogy of Derek Hough –

Genealogies of Derek Hough (through his sister, Julianne Hough) –

Genealogy of Derek’s father –

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

Derek’s paternal grandmother, Colleen Pearl Henrietta Wood, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Derek’s maternal great-grandfather, Vernon Harris Heaton –

Genealogy of Derek’s maternal great-grandmother, Rosella/Rozella Cleverley/Cleverly –

Genealogy of Derek’s maternal grandmother, Beth Romaine Young –