French Canadian

Ryan Gaul

by stlucas on March 20, 2018

Ryan Gaul – “Killing Gunther” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Ryan F. Gaul

Place of Birth: Damariscotta, Maine, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1973

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, English, Northern Irish

Ryan Gaul is an American writer and actor.

Ryan is the son of Mary (Tompkins) and David R. Gaul.

Ryan’s paternal grandparents were Howard R. Gaul and Elizabeth W. Johnson. Howard was born in Canada, and likely was the son of Constantine Gaul and Annie Eliza Collins. Elizabeth was English.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather was named M. Hobart Tompkins.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Helen Ann Quinn (the daughter of John Quinn and Catherine/Katherine). John was born in New Jersey, to a father from Northern Ireland and a mother from England. Catherine was born in New Jersey, to Northern Irish parents.

Sources: Obituary of Ryan’s uncle (father’s brother), Lawrence M. Gaul –

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Helen Ann (Quinn) Tompkins –


Gracie Dzienny

by stlucas on March 15, 2018

11/17/2012 – Gracie Dzienny – 2012 Halo Awards – Arrivals – Hollywood Palladium, 6215 West Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards – Arrivals Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: August 26, 1995

Ethnicity: Polish (paternal grandfather), French-Canadian, Hungarian, Northern Irish, German, English

Gracie Dzienny is an American actress.

Gracie is the daughter of Tara and Michael “Mike” Dzienny.

Gracie’s paternal grandfather was Arnold S. Dzienny (the son of Stanley Dzienny and Helen Jazwiecki). Stanley was born in Poland, the son of Andrew Dzienny and Pelagia Wroblewski. Helen was born in Ohio, of Polish descent.

Gracie’s paternal grandmother was Ann M. Cousino (the daughter of Dennis Cousino and Isabell M. Bubenko). Dennis was the son of Lawrence C. Cousino and Julia E. Scofield. Isabell was the daughter of Hungarian parents, Matthew/Matthars Bubenko and Elizabeth Kustarau.

Gracie’s maternal grandfather was Donald E. Anderson (the son of Harold Anderson and Margaret). Harold’s father was from Northern Ireland. Margaret was born in Ohio.

Gracie’s maternal grandmother is named Una W. Stiebler.

Sources: Obituary of Gracie’s paternal great-grandmother, Isabell M. (Bubenko) Cousino –

Obituary of Gracie’s maternal grandfather, Donald E. Anderson –


Ellen Hollman

by stlucas on March 4, 2018

Ellen Hollman – “In The Tub, Vol. 2” Book Launch by director TJ Scott – Cinematic Pictures Group Gallery, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene /

Birth Name: Ellen Kristen Hollman

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1983

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, Austrian, French, French-Canadian, Swiss-French

Ellen Hollman is an American actress.

Ellen is the daughter of Julie (Joliat) and Hart H. Hollman.

Ellen’s maternal grandfather was John Francis “Jack” Joliat (the son of Leo Francis Joliat and Marcella Maria Schwertner). Leo was the son of Sebastian Joliat, who was born in Switzerland, and of Josephine Balizet, whose parents were French. Marcella was the daughter of Frank A. Schwertner, who had Austrian and Alsatian German ancestry, and of Frieda Wilhelmina Klorer, who was German.

Ellen’s maternal grandmother was Rosemary LaJoie (the daughter of Ernest Phillip LaJoie and Jane/Jene C. Murphy). Ernest was born in Canada, the son of Heloise. Jane was born in Michigan, to parents from Ontario, Canada.

Sources: Genealogy of Ellen’s mother –

Obituary of Ellen’s maternal grandfather, John F. “Jack” Hollman –

Obituary of Ellen’s maternal grandmother, Rosemary (LaJoie) Joliat –


Alex Goyette

by stlucas on February 16, 2018

Alex Goyette – AwesomenessTV’s “Expelled” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Westwood Village Theatre – Westwood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Mayuka Ishikawa /

Birth Name: Alexandre Marcel Goyette

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 5, 1988

*French-Canadian (father)
*Irish, Japanese (mother)

Alex Goyette is an American film director, writer, producer, actor, and Youtube personality.

Alex is the son of Margaret L. “Margo” (Hewey) and Marc L. Goyette. His father is Canadian, and has French-Canadian ancestry. His mother is of half Japanese descent, and also has Irish roots. Alex was raised in Mercer Island, Washington.

Alex’s maternal grandmother’s surname was Kumomi.

Sources: Birth record of Alex Goyette –

Birth record of Alex’s mother –

Marriage record of Alex’s parents –


Erin Darke

by stlucas on February 13, 2018

Erin Darke – “Kill Your Darlings” New York City Screening Hosted by Cinema Society and Johnston & Murphy – Arrivals – Paris Theatre – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Debby Wong / PR Photos

Birth Name: Erin Constance Maja-Darke

Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 10, 1984

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, French-Canadian, 1/8 Swedish

Erin Darke is an American actress.

Erin is the daughter of Kristina “Kris” (Strand) and Ian Harvey Darke.

Erin’s paternal grandfather was Reginald Harvey “Reg” Darke (the son of Percival “Percy” Darke and Constance Scott). Percival was the son of Harvey Darke, who was from Manchester, England, and of Susannah Jacques, who was from Sunderland, England. Constance was also a British immigrant to Canada.

Erin’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Nora Jean Milne (the daughter of Andrew Milne and Mary Baxter Dale). Agnes was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Andrew was born in Canada, to Scottish parents, Peter Milne, who was from Maud, Aberdeenshire, and Elspeth. Mary Baxter was also born in Canada, the daughter of Peter Dale and Maria Green.

Erin’s maternal grandfather was David Norman Strand (the son of Oscar Laurence Strand and Eletha Henrietta Cole). Oscar was the son of Swedish parents, John K. Strand and Christine Hagelin/Hazelin. Eletha was the daughter of William Jefferson Cole and Emily Jane Patten, who was from Ontario, Canada.

Erin’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis June Goff (the daughter of Clarence E. Goff and Edna K. Beaubien/Beaubian). Clarence was the son of Edward Goff and Bertha Sager. Edna was the daughter of Frederick Joseph Beaubian and Lillian/Lillie Mary Richard.

Sources: Genealogy of Erin’s father –

Information about Erin’s paternal great-grandparents, Percival “Percy” Darke and Constance Scott –

Obituary of Erin’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Nora Jean (Milne) Darke –

Obituary of Erin’s maternal grandfather, David Norman Strand –

Obituary of Erin’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis June (Goff) Strand –