Beau Garrett

by bablah on September 21, 2017

Birth Name: Beau Jesse Garrett

Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 28, 1982

*possibly English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*English, German, Irish (maternal grandmother)

Beau Garrett is an American actress and model.

Beau is said to be a cousin of actor Kyle Chandler. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Beau’s maternal grandfather was Roger Rowland (born Roger Rosenberg, the son of Barnett Rosenberg/Rowland and Mindell/Minnie Greenberg). Barnett and Mindell were born in Vilnius, to Jewish parents. Barnett was the son of Abraham Rosenberg and Susie Bowjarswy. Mindell was the daughter of Karl Greenberg and Jetty Beitelman.

Beau’s maternal grandmother was Vanessa Elizabeth Middlekauff (the daughter of Harold Kelly Middlekauff and Dadee Vanessa Brewer). Harold was the son of Charles Middlekauff and Lucy Kelley. Vanessa was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Carrie E. Wilson.

Sources: Marriage record of Beau’s maternal grandparents, Roger Rosenberg/Rowland and Vanessa Elizabeth Middlekauff –

Beau’s maternal grandfather, Roger Rosenberg/Rowland, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Beau’s maternal great-grandparents, Barnett Rosenberg/Rowland and Mindell/Minnie Greenberg –

Beau’s maternal grandmother, Vanessa Elizabeth Middlekauff, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Beau’s maternal great-grandparents, Harold Kelly Middlekauff and Dadee Vanessa Brewer –

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Christian Hackenberg

by bearboy on September 21, 2017

Birth Name: Christian Blaize Hackenberg

Place of Birth: Lehighton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 14, 1995

Ethnicity: German, possibly other

Christian Hackenberg is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League.

Christian is the son of Erick D. Hackenberg and Nichole (Miller) Hackenberg.

Christian’s paternal grandparent’s were Barry Miller Hackenberg (the son of Charles Lee Hackenberg and Mabel Elizabeth Miller) and Elaine Sherer Schrader (the daughter of Kenneth Clarence Schrader and Ruth I. Shearer).

Sources: (obituary of Christian’s paternal grandfather)


Dick Cavett

by madman on September 19, 2017

Dick Cavett – Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Honors Dick Cavett with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City – November 7, 2014 – Sportsman’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Richard Alva Cavett

Place of Birth: Gibbon, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 19, 1936

Ethnicity: German, Welsh, English, Scottish, distant Irish

Dick Cavett is an American television personality and talk show host. He was the host of The Dick Cavett Show from 1968 to 1986.

Dick is the son of Erabel “Era” (Richards) and Alva Bayard Cavett. Dick is married to author Martha Rogers. He was previously married to actress Carrie Nye, until her death.

Dick has stated:

My grandfather came from… one of them came from England, the other one came from Wales… I’m Scottish, Irish, English, and possibly partly French, and a dose of German.

Dick’s paternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was Welsh. Dick’s paternal grandfather was not English, as stated, although his ancestry was English and Scottish.

Dick’s paternal grandfather was Alva Arthur Cavett (the son of Andrew James Cavett/Cavitt and Miami Eaton Coupland). Andrew was the son of Richard Cavett/Cavitt and Margaret Graham. Miami was the daughter of Joseph Coupland, who was English, and of Charity Wright.

Dick’s paternal grandmother Gertrude Pinsch (the daughter of Friedrich Pinsch and Maria). Gertrude was German.

Dick’s maternal grandfather was Richard Richards (the son of James Richards and Martha Evans). Richard was born in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Dick’s maternal grandmother was Etta May/Mae/Martha Mitchell (the daughter of William Mitchell and Eliza Ellen Mitchell). William was the son of John Silas Mitchell and Mary “Polly” Atkins. Eliza was the daughter of William Mitchell and Mary Anne Atkison.

Sources: Genealogies of Dick Cavett –

Genealogy of Dick’s father –

Genealogy of Dick’s mother –


Randy Quaid

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Randall Rudy Quaid

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

Date of Birth: October 1, 1950

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German

Randy Quaid is an American actor. He is the son of Juanita “Nita” Bonniedale (Jordan) and William Rudy Quaid. His younger brother is actor Dennis Quaid, and his nephew is actor Jack Quaid. He is married to film director Evi Quaid. He has a daughter with his former wife, model Ella Marie Jolly.

Randy has English, and a smaller amount of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German, ancestry. During his interview on Inside the Actors Studio (2002), Randy’s brother stated that he has Irish and Cajun ancestry. It is not clear where this Cajun (French) ancestry comes from. None of Randy’s grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Louisiana, the state usually associated with Cajuns.

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents were Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom. Silas and Mourning were said to have been of partially and/or fully Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified as accurate.

Randy’s paternal grandfather was William Jessie/Jesse Quaid (the son of John Thomas Quaid and Martha Louisa Lola Ozment). William was born in Texas, to parents from Texas. John was the son of Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell. Martha was the daughter of Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda/Melinda Pierce.

Randy’s paternal grandmother was Grace Dakota Corbett. Grace was born in South Dakota, to a father from Iowa and a mother from South Dakota.

Randy’s maternal grandfather was George Waymon Jordan (the son of Nathan James Hezicar Henry Clay Jordan and Martha Ellen Austin). George was born in Tennessee. Nathan was the son of Thomas Jordan and Nancy Tabitha Clark. Martha was the daughter of Thomas M./J. Austin and Sarah Pelina Beavert.

Randy’s maternal grandmother was Ollie Lula French (the daughter of Gardner Zale French and Dezzie Octavia/Octava Cagle). Gardner was the son of Azale J. “Zale” French and Sarah Moore. Dezzie was the daughter of James Pinkney Cagle and Rebecca Jane Clardy.

Randy is a first cousin, twice removed, of performer Gene Autry, known as The Singing Cowboy. Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda Pierce, were the maternal grandparents of Gene Autry. Randy is also a cousin of actors Corbett Tuck and Hillary Tuck.

Sources: Information about Randy’s possible Choctaw Native American ancestry –

Genealogies of Randy Quaid –

Genealogies of Randy Quaid (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Randy’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Randy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-grandfather, John Thomas Quaid, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emily Ann Meese (Moore) Quaid, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

Randy’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy, and obituary, of Randy’s maternal grandmother, Ollie Lula (French) Jordan –

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Meredith Hagner

by stlucas on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Meredith Kathleen Hagner

Place of Birth: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1987

*German, possibly other (father)
*Irish (mother)

Meredith Hagner is an American actress.

Meredith is the daughter of Karen Agnes (Parker) and Ronald Joseph “Ron” Hagner.

Meredith’s paternal grandfather was Ronald Joseph Hagner (the son of Dorothy Schmidt and Philip William Hagner). Philip was the son of William Louis Hagner, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth E. Stenglein. Dorothy was the daughter of Charles Schmidt and Alice Meyers, who were German.

Meredith’s maternal grandfather was Edmond/Edmund J. Parker (the son of Michael Parker and Mary Nagle). Michael was born in Fenit, County Kerry, Ireland. Mary was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Irish parents, Ganet Nagle and Catherine.

Meredith’s maternal grandmother was Isabell E Carmody (likely the daughter of John Carmody and Agnes Foley). Isabell was born in New York, to parents from Ireland.

Sources: Meredith’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Schmidt –

Information about Meredith’s maternal great-grandfather –

Meredith’s maternal grandfather on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Meredith’s maternal grandfather –

Meredith’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Nagle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Meredith’s maternal grandmother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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