Brock O’Hurn

by stlucas on November 23, 2017

Brock O’Hurn – Celebrity Sweat’s 2016 Post-ESPY Awards VIP Bash – Arrivals – The Palm Restaurant, 1100 S Flower Street – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Brock Vincent Phill Hurn

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 19, 1991

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, French, possibly other

Brock O’Hurn is an American model and actor.

Brock is the son of Paige (Hillenbrand) and Adam Vincent Hurn. His siblings are Aspyn, Carly, and Drake. His parents’ surnames are of German and Irish origin.

A 23andMe DNA test whose results were displayed on a Youtube video stated that Brock’s genetic ancestry is:

*98% Northwestern European
——–*55% British & Irish
——–*27% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*12% French & German
——–*3% Scandinavian
*0.2% Southern European
*0.2% East Asian & Native American

Sources: Birth record of Brock O’Hurn –

Marriage record of Brock’s parents –


David Cassidy R.I.P.

by stlucas on November 23, 2017

Birth Name: David Bruce Cassidy

Date of Birth: April 12, 1950

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

Date of Death: November 21, 2017

Place of Death: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Irish, Swiss-German, English, distant Scottish, remote Welsh

David Cassidy was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

David was the son of actors Evelyn Ward and Jack Cassidy (born John Joseph Edward Cassidy). David was partly raised in West Orange, New Jersey. David’s father was of half Irish and half German descent. David’s mother had English, Swiss-German, some German, distant Scottish, and remote Welsh, ancestry.

David has a son with his former wife, Sue Shifrin; and a daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, with model Cheryl “Sherry” Benedon.

David’s paternal grandfather was William George Cassidy (the son of Patrick Cassidy and Delia Dooley). Patrick was born in New York, to parents from Ireland, Patrick Cassidy, from Drumnanane, Inniskillen, Fermanagh, and Mary Berriger. Delia was also born in New York, also to parents from Ireland, John Dooley and Mary Ann.

David’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte “Lottie” Koehler (the daughter of William Koehler and Wilhelmine Caroline Henriette Borchardt). Charlotte was born in New York, to parents from Germany.

David’s maternal grandfather was Frederick Charles Ward (the son of Frederick T. Ward and Lillie Frink). Frederick was the son of Aaron J. Ward and Sophie Abby Thompson. Lillie was the daughter of Isaac Pendleton Frink and Jane Ann Frances Burdick.

David’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Laurinda Wheeler (the daughter of Horace Perry “Harris” Wheeler and Laura Laurinda Williams). Horace was the son of John Wheeler (born Johannes Weiler), who was from Sulz, Zürich, Switzerland, and of Marietta E. Herdman, who had German ancestry. Laura was the daughter of William Hyatt Williams and Rebecca Day.

Sources: Notes on David’s family history, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak –

Genealogies of David Cassidy –

Genealogy of David Cassidy (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of David’s maternal grandmother, Ethel Laurinda Wheeler –

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Melissa Schuman

by ashash on November 23, 2017

Melissa Schuman – 2016 Lupus LA’s Orange Ball: A Night of Superheroes – Arrivals – Fox Studios “New York Street” Set, 10201 West Pico Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Melissa Amber Schuman

Place of Birth: Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 21, 1984

Ethnicity: German, Portuguese, possibly other

Melissa Schuman is an American singer and actress.

She is the daughter of Leisha (Prutsman) and Jerome Schuman. She is married to dancer Brandon Henschel, with whom she has a son.

Melissa’s paternal grandmother’s surname is Rocha.


Carly Craig

by stlucas on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Carly Christina Craig

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 12, 1980

*German, Irish, Dutch, English, Channel Islander/Guernsey (father)
*Swedish (maternal grandfather)
*Italian (maternal grandmother)

Carly Craig is an American actress.

Carly is the daughter of Marzalie Ann “Marz” (Olson) Moore and Rocky/Rockne Eugene Craig. Carly has a brother, Casey.

Carly’s paternal grandfather was Frank Eugene Craig (the son of Lewis Elva “Lou” Craig and Rachel Matilda “Tillie” Teter). Lewis was the son of James Craig, whose mother was from Guernsey, Channel Islands, and of Elizabeth Jane Arnold. Rachel was the daughter of George Parker Teter and Rachel Amanda McFerron.

Carly’s paternal grandmother was named Kay Ford.

Carly’s maternal grandfather was Harold Roderick Olson (the son of Oscar B. Olson/Olsen and Lillian Irene). Oscar was Swedish. Lillian was born in Nebraska, to parents from Sweden.

Carly’s maternal grandmother was Josephine “Jo” Distefano (the daughter of Antonino/Anthony Distefano and Marianna/Mary A. Seratore). Josephine was born in Nebraska, to parents from Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Carly Craig –

Genealogy of Carly’s father –

Carly’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Carly’s maternal grandfather –

Obituary of Carly’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Fina (Distefano) Smith –

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Alison Haislip

by stlucas on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Alison Fesq Haislip

Place of Birth: Tewksbury Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1981

Ethnicity: German, Italian, French-Canadian

Alison Haislip is an American actress and television correspondant.

Alison is the daughter of Jacqueline Anne (Fesq) and Bruce D. Haislip. Alison has a brother, Greg.

Alison’s paternal grandfather was Edward Thomas Haislip (the son of Richard Allen Haislip and Mare Mauguerite Thomas). Richard was the son of Reuben Drake Haislip and Moritzetta Susan “Etta” Heller, whose father was from Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, and was likely an ethnic German. Mare was born in Québec, Canada.

Alison’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Amelia Weiss (the daughter of Addie Ackerman). Addie was the daughter of John Augustus Ackerman and Emma Schreiber.

Alison’s maternal grandfather was John Fred Henry Fesq (the son of Edward Julius Fesq and Alberta S. Behm). Edward was the son of Johann/John Fritz Henry Fesq, who was German, and of Margarethe/Margaret Elizabeth Brud/Brust, whose own parents, Joseph Brust and Barbara Williams, were German. Alberta was the daughter of Vallera.

Alison’s maternal grandmother was Natalie Nicola Nasuti (the daughter of Vincenzo Nasuti and Antoinette Breghella). Vincenzo and Antoinette were Italian.

Sources: Genealogy of Alison’s mother –

Alison’s maternal grandfather, John Fred Henry Fesq, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alison’s maternal grandfather, John Fred Henry Fesq –

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