French Canadian

Melanie Scrofano

by Harriet on June 22, 2017

Birth Name: Melanie Neige Scrofano

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: abt. 1982

Ethnicity: Italian and French-Canadian

Family Background: Her paternal Grandmother was from the Italian region of Sicily.

Source: http://www.panoramitalia.com/en/arts-culture/music/lives-melanie-scrofano/1283/

 

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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.

Sources: http://baseballhall.org

Genealogy of Nap Lajoie – https://www.geni.com

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Bryan Lee O’Malley

by stlucas on June 17, 2017

Bryan Lee O’Malley – “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” UK Premiere –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: February 21, 1979

Ethnicity:
*Irish, French-Canadian (father)
*Korean (mother)

Bryan Lee O’Malley is a Canadian cartoonist and writer. Bryan was previously married to American cartoonist Hope Larson (who is of German and Swedish descent).

Bryan’s father has French-Canadian and Irish roots. Brian’s mother is Korean, and holds the surname “Lee”.

Bryan has said:

I am mixed (white and Korean) and grew up being told that race didn’t matter – that race was kinda over… As with many things you’re told as a kid, it took me many years to realise that it wasn’t really true… It was kinda wishful thinking on the part of my parents, who were in a mixed relationship. I mean, I wish it was true, we all wish it was true, but it’s not true.

Sources: http://www.nbcnews.com
http://www.twitter.com

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Ryan Sypek

by stlucas on June 15, 2017

Birth Name: Ryan Edward Sypek

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 6, 1982

Ethnicity:
*50% French-Canadian
*25% Polish
*25% Portuguese

Ryan Sypek is an American actor.

Ryan is the son of Muriel (Dumas) and Edward S. Sypek. Ryan’s father has Polish and Portuguese roots. Ryan’s mother is of French-Canadian descent.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Sypek (the son of Albert Sypek and Frances Wilczynska). Albert was born in Poland, the son of John Sypek and Victoria Kucimierz. Frances was also from Poland, the daughter of Florian Wilczynska/Wilczynski and Regina Szinlej.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Gilda S. Domingos (the daughter of Manuel Domingos and Georgiana/Josena). Manuel and Georgiana were from Portugal.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Herve J. Dumas (the son of Alphonse Dumas and Eveline/Evelyn Pelletier). Alphonse and Eveline were French-Canadian.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Lucienne B. Guimond (the daughter of Charles Guimond and Pamela Neveu). Charles was from Québec, Canada, the son of Georges Guimond and Eleanore Rousseau. Pamela was also born in Québec, Canada, the daughter of Theodule Neveu and Olivine Guay.

Sources: Ryan’s paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Sypek, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Sypek – http://fall-river.wickedlocal.com

Marriage record of Ryan’s paternal great-grandparents, Albert Sypek and Frances Wilczynska – http://www.familysearch.org

Ryan’s paternal grandmother, Gilda S. Domingos, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ryan Sypek (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Herve J. Dumas, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Lucienne B. (Guimond) Dumas – http://westport.wickedlocal.com

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Martine Ouellet

by follers on June 11, 2017

Place of Birth: Longueuil, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: April 8, 1969

Ethnicity: French-Canadian

Martine Ouellet is a Canadian politician. She has been the leader of the Bloc Québécois, since March 18, 2017. She has also been a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Vachon, since July 5, 2010.

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