French Jewish

Neal H. Moritz

by stlucas on August 13, 2017

Neal Moritz – “Fast & Furious 6” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 6, 1959

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Neal H. Moritz is an American film producer.

Neal is the son of Barbara Maxine (Levin) and Milton Irving Moritz. Neal’s parents are Jewish. He has two children.

Neal’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Moritz and Edith Sternbergh. Joseph and Edith were from Poland.

Neal’s maternal grandparents were Henry Levin (likely the son of Samuel Levin and Ray) and Mollye/Molly Blagman. Henry was born in New York, to a father from Poland and a mother from France. Mollye was from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Neal H. Moritz – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Neal’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Neal’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Neal’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Neal’s maternal grandfather, Henry Levin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Karl Marx

by follers on July 5, 2017

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1818

Place of Birth: Trier, Kingdom of Prussia

Date of Death: 14 March, 1883

Place of Death: London, United Kingdom

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
(raised Lutheran)

Karl Marx was a Prussian-born philosopher, economist, journalist, sociologist, political theorist, and revolutionary socialist. Along with German philosopher Friedrich Engels, he published the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto.

Karl was the son of Henrietta/Henriette (Pressburg) and Heinrich Marx (born Herschel Mordechai), a lawyer and vineyards owner.

His father was born in Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany. His mother was born in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Karl’s parents were both from Jewish families. His father converted to Lutheranism during Karl’s early years, because of anti-Semitism, and changed his name from Herschel to Heinrich. The rest of the family also converted, and Karl was subsequently raised in the Lutheran religion.

Karl’s paternal line had been rabbis in Trier (now Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) since 1723.

Karl’s mother was from a prosperous business family that later founded the company Philips Electronics. She was an aunt of Benjamin Philips (1830–1900), a wealthy banker and industrialist, a great-aunt of industrialists Anton Philips and Gerard Philips, and a great-great-aunt of businessperson Frits Philips.

Karl was also a third cousin, once removed, of German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine, who was also from a Jewish family.

Karl’s paternal grandfather was Marx Levy/Levi Halevi ben Samuel ha-Levi Mordechai (the son of Samuel Schmuel Mordechai ha-Levi and Malka Spira). Karl’s grandfather Marx was the rabbi of Trier. Karl’s great-grandfather Samuel was born in Postoloprty, Usti nad Labem, in the Czech lands, and was the son of Mordechai Marx. Malka was the daughter of Loeb Elia haLevi Spira and Saerel Krotoschin.

Karl’s paternal grandmother was Chaje Eva Lwow (the daughter of Moses/Moïse Mosche ben Josua Heschel Lwów Levoff Lemberg and Bella Eger of Furth). Karl’s great-grandfather Moses was the son of Joshua Heschel Lwow, who was born in Westhoffen, Alsace, France, and of Merle Worms, who was born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Bella was the daughter of Meir Rabbi Eger, who was born in Furth, Germany, and of Esther Moses.

Karl’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Hijman “Chaim” Jitschak Preßburg (the son of Hirschl Michl Heymann Preßburg, ben Meir Michael, and of Heintje/Hendrina Isaac Kutsch Stoekoetz). Karl’s grandfather Isaac was born in Preßburg, now Slovakia, and was a Dutch rabbi. Hirschl was the son of Michel Lazar/Eliezer Simon Freistadt, who was born in Gyor, Gyõr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary, and of Rachel Levia Helene/HaLevi Pressburg Austerlitz, who was born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Heintje was the daughter of Isaac Kutsch.

Karl’s maternal grandmother was Nanette Salomon Cohen (the daughter of Salomon Shlomo David Cohen-Chazzan and Sara Chaya-Sara Marcus Brandes). Nanette was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Salomon was the son of David Cohen Chazzan and Fijtje Abraham van Minden. Sara was born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany, the daughter of Marcus Mordechai Eliaser Brandeis.

Source: Genealogy of Karl Marx – https://www.geni.com

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Chandler Canterbury

by madman on July 4, 2017

Chandler Canterbury – “The Host” Hollywood Premiere – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos 

Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 15, 1998

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish or Scottish, 1/16th Ashkenazi Jewish

Chandler Canterbury is an American actor. He is the son of Kristine Ann (Rohwer) and Russell Chester Canterbury. He is the brother of actor Colby Canterbury and actress Shelby Canterbury.

Chandler’s paternal grandfather was William Morris Canterbury (the son of Chester Lawson Canterbury and Ona Halff). Chester was the son of Redwood Cheswick Canterbury, whose parents were English, and of May R. Rial. Ona was the daughter of Morris Halff, who was Jewish, of French Jewish, German Jewish, and Dutch Jewish descent, and of Hattie Elizabeth Murdock.

Chandler’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Juanita Blythe (the daughter of T. S. Blythe and Allie).

Chandler’s maternal grandfather was Jay Thomas Rohwer (the son of Julius Theodore Rohwer and Isadore Louise Booth). Julius was of German descent, and was the son of Julius Rohwer and Emma Wanek/Waack/Waulk. Isadore was the daugther of Charles Norman Booth and Carrie Liceta Roberts.

Chandler’s maternal grandmother was Kay/Catherin Ann McCormick.

Sources: Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-grandfather, Chester Lawson Canterbury – https://www.findagrave.com

Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Redwood Cheswick Canterbury and May R. Rial, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-grandmother, Ona Halff – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Morris Halff – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Hattie Elizabeth Murdock (through Hattie’s brother, William Bozars Murdock) – https://www.ancestry.com

Chandler’s maternal great-grandfather, Julius Theodore Rohwer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Marisa Berenson

by stlucas on June 3, 2017

Birth Name: Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson

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

Date of Birth: February 15, 1947

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Swiss-French, Breton, Polish (maternal grandfather)
*Italian (maternal grandmother)

Marisa Berenson is an American actress and model. Marisa’s sister was photographer Berinthia “Berry” Berenson, who died in the September 11 attacks. Berinthia was married to actor Anthony Perkins.

Marisa is the daughter of socialite Gogo Schiaparelli (born Maria-Luisa Yvonne Radha de Wendt de Kerlor) and diplomat Robert Lawrence/Laurence Berenson.

Marisa’s father was Jewish, from a Jewish family from Lithuania, Russia, France, and Hungary. His family’s surname was originally spelt “Valvrojenski”. Marisa’s mother had Italian, Swiss-French, Breton, and Polish roots.

Marisa’s paternal grandfather was Bernard Berenson (the son of Leyb/Louis/Lewis Berenson and Sarah Bernstein). Bernard was born in Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents. Leyb was the son of Wolf Berenson and Baylee. Sarah was the daughter of Isaac Bernstein and Slova. Through this side, Marisa is a second cousin, once removed, of art historian Bernard Berenson and athlete and educator Senda Berenson, who is one of the first two women elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Marisa’s paternal grandmother was Corinne Francesca Levy (the daughter of Anatole/Anatol Levy and Elizabeth/Eliza Nathan). Anatole was born in France, the son of Nathan Levy and Rachel/Rachiel Klein. Elizabeth was born in Hungary, the daughter of Emanuel Nathan and Fanny.

Marisa’s maternal grandfather was Wilhelm Frederick Radha de Wendt de Kerlor. Wilhelm was born in Switzerland, of French, Breton, and Polish descent.

Marisa’s maternal grandmother was Elsa Luisa Maria Schiaparelli (the daughter of Celestino Schiaparelli and Maria-Luisa Domenitis). Elsa was a prominent fashion designer, from Rome, Italy. Celestino was a prominent scholar, from Piedmont, and was the son of Luigi Schiaparelli. Maria-Luisa was from a Neapolitan family, of aristocratic background. Elsa’s uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, was a prominent astronomer.

Sources: Genealogy of Marisa Berenson – http://www.geni.com

Marisa’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal grandparents, Bernard Berenson and Corinne Francesca Levy – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandparents, Leyb/Louis/Lewis Berenson and Sarah Bernstein – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Corinne Francesca Levy (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandparents, Anatole Levy and Elizabeth/Eliza Nathan – https://familysearch.org

http://www.theguardian.com
http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Frocking Life: Searching For Elsa Schiaparelli (2016), by Jean Druesedow – https://books.google.com.br

Photo by Denis Makarenko/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Corbin Bernsen

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Corbin Dean Bernsen

Place of Birth: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 7, 1954

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, distant Welsh (mother)

Corbin Bernsen is an American actor and director.

Corbin is the son of actress Jeanne Cooper (born Wilma Jeanne Cooper) and Harry Ike Bernsen, Jr., a producer. Corbin has a brother, Collin, and a sister, Caren. Corbin is married to English actress Amanda Pays.

Corbin’s father was Jewish. His surname was originally spelt “Bernstein”. Corbin’s mother had English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, and distant Welsh, ancestry. Corbin’s mother was said to have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Corbin is a practicing Christian.

Corbin’s paternal grandfather was Harry Ike Bernstein/Bernsen, Sr. (the son of Victor William Bernstein and Regina Summers/Sommer). Harry was born in Illinois, to parents from Germany.

Corbin’s paternal grandmother was Pearl Bloch/Block (the daughter of Emil Bloch/Block and Nettie Weinberg). Pearl was born in Ohio, to a father from France and a mother from Germany.

Corbin’s maternal grandfather was Albert Troy Cooper (the son of Carroll Allen Cooper and Sarah Malona “Lona” Smith). Carroll was the son of William Riley Cooper and Malinda Elvira Dawson. Sarah was the daughter of James Leroy Smith and Sarah “Sally” Robertson.

Corbin’s maternal grandmother was Sildeth Evelyn Moore (the daughter of Jesse Calvin Moore and Sildeth Evelyn McGuire). Jesse was the son of John Callaway Moore and Martha Evelyn/Eveline Patty. Corbin’s great-grandmother Sildeth was the daughter of John Jackson McGuire and Paulina Jane Anderson.

Sources: Birth record of Corbin Bernsen – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Corbin’s father, Harry Bernsen, Jr. – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Corbin’s paternal grandparents, Harry Ike Bernstein/Bernsen and Pearl Bloch/Block – http://www.familysearch.org

Corbin’s paternal grandmother, Esther Bloch/Block, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Corbin Bernsen (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Corbin’s mother, Wilma Jeanne Cooper – http://www.geni.com
http://www.findagrave.com

Birth record of Corbin’s mother, Wilma Jeanne Cooper – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Corbin’s mother, Wilma Jeanne Cooper – http://www.legacy.com

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