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Kyle Secor

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Birth Name: Kyle Ivan Secor

Place of Birth: Tacoma, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1957

Ethnicity: English, Irish, French, Norwegian, possibly Dutch

Kyle Secor is an American television and film actor.

Kyle is the son of Shirley Avis (Waite) and James Walter “Jim” Secor. Kyle is married to actress Kari Coleman, with whom he has two children.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Lorenzo W. Secor (the son of William Jackson Secor and Harriet/Hattie May McNeal/McNeil). William was the son of John J. Secor and Alice C. Ray. Harriet was the daughter of Montreville E. McNeil and Catherine Fitzgerald.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was Arvilla Willsher (the daughter of William Henry/Harry Willsher and Ann/Annie Hall). Arvilla was born in Essex, Ontario, Canada. William and Ann were born in Canada, to parents from England.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather was Ivan Waite (the son of Philo M. Waite and Hattie L. Drown). Philo was the son of Martin Waite and Jane Vanockner. Hattie was the daughter of Roswell D. Drown and Dianna Smith.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Hilda Theoline Lokken. Hilda had Norwegian ancestry.

Sources: Obituary and Genealogy of Kyle’s father – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Kyle’s mother – http://obituaries.desertsun.com

Obituary of Kyle’s uncle (mother’s brother), Wayne Archie Waite – http://www.mountainviewtacoma.com

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Alexandre Desplat

by follers on January 8, 2018

Alexandre Desplat – NBCUniversal’s 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Shogo Okishio / HNW / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 23 August, 1961

Ethnicity:
*French (father)
*Greek (mother)

Alexandre Desplat is a French film composer. His French father and Greek mother met in the U.S.

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France Gall

by Manila on January 8, 2018

Birth Name: Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall

Date of Birth: 9 October, 1947

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Death: 7 January, 2018

Place of Death: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Ethnicity: French, distant German

France Gall was a French singer. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, representing Luxembourg.

Her father, Robert Henri Gall, was a lyricist. Her mother, Céline Marie Germaine Berthier, was a singer.

France was married to singer and songwriter Michel Berger (born Michel Jean Hamburger), until his death, with whom she has two children.

France’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Jean Georges Gall (died 17 October 1759, Rosheim, Bas-Rhin).

France’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Gall (the son of Henri François Gall and Eléonore Poitel). Henri was the son of François Gall and Catherine Debras. Eléonore was the daughter of Jean Pierre Antoine Poitel and Anne Sauldois.

France’s paternal grandmother was Ernestine Edmée Micheline Marie Anne David (the daughter of Edmé Alexandre Léon Clément David and Joséphine Claire Marie Anne Colin). Léon was the son of Jacques Léon David and Victoire Clémentine Picq. Joséphine was the daughter of Pierre Colin and Anne Goyard.

France’s maternal grandfather was Paul Auguste Berthier (the son of Jules Auguste Berthier and Marie Marguerite Thierry). Paul was the co-founder of Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois (The Little Singers of Paris). Jules was the son of Louis Auguste Berthier and Anne Marie Ravin. France’s great-grandmother Marie Marguerite was the daughter of Jules Alfred Thierry and Marie Jenny Raveneau.

France’s maternal grandmother was Marie Solange Geneviève Parquin (the daughter of Antoine Gustave Parquin and Marie Cécile Isabelle Gauchery). Gustave was the son of Jean Antoine Léon Parquin and Adèle Hortense Lallemand. Isabelle was the daughter of Pierre Marie Théodore Abel Gauchery and Marie Joséphine Legneux.

France’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandmother, Germaine Lafond (7 January 1664, Auxerre, Yonne – 27 March 1759, Auxerre).

Sources: Genealogies of France Gall – https://gw.geneanet.org
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Chuck Palahniuk

by stlucas on January 5, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk – “Choke” New York City Special Screening – Arrivals – Landmark Sunshine Cinemas, 143 Houston Street – New York City, NY, USA –  Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Charles Michael Palahniuk

Place of Birth: Pasco, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1962

Ethnicity:
*Ukrainian (father)
*French-Canadian, English, Irish, 1/4 Belgian (mother)

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist and journalist.

Chuck is the son of Carol Adele (Tallent) Meader and Fred Leander Palahniuk. He was raised in Burbank, Washington. Chuck is said to be distantly related to actor and singer Jack Palance.

Chuck’s paternal grandfather was Nick Palahniuk (the son of George Palahniuk and Mary Stuss). Nick was born in Boryshkivtsi, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, into an ethnic Ukrainian family. George was born in Galicia, the son of Adam Palahniuk and Nanacian. Mary was also born in Galicia.

Chuck’s paternal grandmother was Pareska Jeromchek (the daughter of Wenzel Jeromchek and Mary Fronchek). Pareska was also of Ukrainian ancestry. Wenzel was born in Austria-Hungary.

Chuck’s maternal grandfather was Joseph J. Tallent (the son of Charles Arthur Tallent and Josephine De Kelaer). Charles was the son of Edward Tallent, who was English, and of Catherine Cummings, who was Irish. Josephine was the daughter of Belgian parents, Frank De Kelaer/De Keliar and Mary Vincent.

Chuck’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Adel/Adele Remillard (the daughter of Edward Stephen “Steve” Remillard and Lou White). Edward was the son of Edward Remillard, who was Canadian, and of Asylda Benjamin, whose parents were Canadian.

Sources: Genealogy of Chuck Palahniuk – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Chuck’s mother – http://www.memorialsolutions.com

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Kaiane Aldorino

by Manila on January 5, 2018

Birth Name: Kaiane Loise Aldorino

Place of Birth: Gibraltar

Date of Birth: 8 July, 1986

Ethnicity: Gibraltarian (Italian, Maltese, Spanish [Andalusian, Valencian], Catalan, Portuguese), 1/4 Austrian, distant French, Slovenian, and Irish

Kaiane Aldorino is a Gibraltarian politician and beauty pageant titleholder. She has served as the 16th Mayor of Gibraltar, since 5 April, 2017. She was crowned Miss Gibraltar 2009 and Miss World 2009.

Her father, Randal José Aldorino, works for the Ministry of Defence. Her mother, Elke (Czasch), is of half Austrian descent.

Mayor Aldorino is married to marine surveyor Aaron James Lopez, with whom she has a daughter.

Mayor Aldorino’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Arduino, of Loano, Savona, Italy.

Mayor Aldorino’s paternal grandfather was Luis Aldorino (the son of Manuel Aldorino and Rosa Rodríguez). Manuel was the son of José Aldorino and María Encarnación Alman. Rosa was the daughter of Manuel Rodríguez and María Avellano.

Mayor Aldorino’s paternal grandmother was María del Carmen Moya Espinosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Moya and Espinosa). Carmen was Spanish.

Mayor Aldorino’s maternal grandfather was named Erwin Czasch. Erwin was Austrian.

Mayor Aldorino’s maternal grandmother is Sonia Victory (the daughter of Elliott Victory and Mary Berllaque, born María Beryaque). Elliott was the son of Alberto (later Albert Edward) Victory and Giuseppa (later Josefina/Josephine) Panzavecchia, who was of Maltese, Irish, and Italian descent. Mary was the daughter of Juan Beryaque and Joaquina Barranco Díaz, who was Spanish, from Benalauría, Málaga.

Mayor Aldorino’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, María Díaz.

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Birth record of Kaiane Aldorino – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal grandparents, Luis Aldorino and María del Carmen Moya Espinosa – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal grandfather, Luis Aldorino – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal grandfather, Luis Aldorino – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-grandparents, Manuel Aldorino and Rosa Rodríguez – https://www.familysearch.org (civil index)
https://www.familysearch.org (church copy)

Baptismal record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-grandfather, Manuel Aldorino – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandparents, José Aldorino and María Encarnación Alman – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandfather, José Aldorino – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandmother, María Encarnación Alman – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-grandmother, Rosa Rodríguez – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-grandmother, Rosa Rodríguez – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Manuel Rodríguez and María Avellano – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Manuel Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandmother, María Avellano – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mayor Aldorino’s paternal great-great-grandmother, María Avellano – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal grandparents, Erwin Czasch and Sonia Victory – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal grandmother, Sonia Victory – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-grandfather, Elliott Victory – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-grandfather, Elliott Victory – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth records of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Alberto Victory – https://www.familysearch.org (index)
https://www.familysearch.org (register)

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Albert Edward Victory and Josefina Panzavecchia – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Berllaque – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-grandmother, María Beryaque – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Aldorino’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Juan Berllaque and Joaquina Barranco Díaz – https://www.familysearch.org

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