German Jewish

Jamie Cullum

by andrew on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Jamie Paul J. Cullum

Place of Birth: Southend On Sea, Essex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 20 August, 1979

*English, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Indian, Burmese, possibly some Spanish (mother)

Jamie Cullum is a British jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and radio host. He is the son of Yvonne and John Cullum.

Jamie has stated:

My dad was born in Jerusalem; his mother managed to get out of Nazi Germany. My mum was born in Burma and when the Japanese invaded came over to the UK when she was five. Her father was Indian, her mother was Burmese. You know, dark-skinned kids in the middle of Wales in the Fifties.

He has also said, “My mother was born in Burma but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix…”

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was Harry Cullum, a British Army officer.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother, Irma, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia. She lost her relatives in Holocaust. Irma is pictured here.

Jamie’s maternal grandparents were named Leonard and Hazel.

Photo by kathclick/


Connie Stevens

by andrew on January 6, 2017

Birth Name: Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia

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

Date of Birth: August 8, 1938

*50% Italian (including Sicilian)
*25% Irish
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish

Connie Stevens is an American actress, singer, producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor.

Connie is the daughter of Eleanor McGinley, a singer, and Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens. Her father was of Italian (including Sicilian) descent. Her maternal grandfather was of Irish ancestry and her maternal grandmother was from a Jewish family (from Poland and Germany).

Connie was married to singer Eddie Fisher, with whom she has two daughters, actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

Connie’s paternal grandparents were Charles Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti (the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Coletti). Connie’s grandparents Charles and Concetta were both born in Italy. The surname “Ingoglia” is usually Sicilian, from Palermo or Trapani.

Connie’s maternal grandfather was Charles Jonathan McGinley (the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan). Charles’s parents were Irish.

Connie’s maternal grandmother was Sarah “Sadie” Asher (the daughter of Isidore Harry Asher and Esther/Ester “Essie” White). Isidore was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish immigrant parents, John Asher, who was born in Poland, and Henrietta Ober, who was born in Germany. Esther was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Isaac White and Sarah Simon/Simons.

Sources: Genealogy of Connie Stevens –

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

Genealogy of Connie Stevens (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Connie’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Connie’s maternal grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley –

Connie’s maternal grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher –

Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White, on the 1871 England and Wales Census –

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White –

Photo by kathclick/


Tiago Splitter

by stlucas on December 25, 2016

Birth Name: Tiago Splitter Beims

Place of Birth: Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Date of Birth: January 1, 1985

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Ashkenazi Jewish, German, possibly other)

Tiago Splitter is a Brazilian professional basketball player.

Tiago was born in Joinville, Santa Catarina, the son of Elisabeth (Beims) and Cassio Roberto Splitter. He was raised in Blumenau, Santa Catarina.

Tiago’s father has Jewish origins and his mother has German ancestry. Tiago was raised Roman Catholic, and speaks fluent Portuguese, English, Spanish, and German.

Tiago’s great-great-grandfather, Johann Splitter, left Germany in 1870, and settled in Brazil with his wife, Anna Saul.

Tiago’s maternal grandmother is Elvira Splitter.

Tiago’s parents are pictured here.



Jason Kander

by follers on December 4, 2016

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Place of Birth: Overland Park, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 4, 1981

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jason Kander is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as the Secretary of State of Missouri, from January 14, 2013. He is a military veteran.

His great-uncle is composer John Kander. Jason is married to Diana, who is a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Jason’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Myer Kander, who was born, c. 1818, in Achim, Lower Saxony, Germany, and to Myer’s wife, Sarah Ullman.

Jason’s paternal grandfather is the son of Harold S. Kander and Bernice Aaron. Harold was born in Missouri, the son of Felix Victor Kander, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German Jewish parents, and of Matilda E. Epstein. Bernice was also born in Missouri, the daughter of Edward Aaron, who was born in Illinois, to German Jewish parents, and of Annie Boas, who was born in New York, to German Jewish parents, from Berlin.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Ann B. Benjamin (the daughter of Alfred Leopold Benjamin and Dorothy Block). Ann was born in Missouri. Alfred was also born in Missouri, the son of David Benjamin and Linnie. Dorothy was also born in Missouri, the daughter of Sol Block and Anna Goslin, who was born in Kansas, of German Jewish descent.

Source: Genealogy of Jason Kander (focusing on his father’s side) –

Photo by Gino Santa Maria/


Bex Taylor-Klaus

by stlucas on November 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES - DEC 4:  Bex Taylor-Klaus at the he Shannara Chroni

Birth Name: Rebecca Edison Taylor-Klaus

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 12, 1994

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Bex Taylor-Klaus is an American actress. She is from a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Germany, Romania, Latvia, Russia, Poland, and Lithuania). Bex had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

She has said:

I speak a little Spanish and my Hebrew is a little rusty — I can understand better than I speak!

In an interview, Bex seemingly stated that she has Cuban ancestry. However, she was referring to the background of her close friend.

Bex’s paternal grandfather was Richard M. Klaus (the son of Irving Goncer/Gonny Klaus and Ruth Mendel). Richard was born in Pensnylvania. Irving was born in New York, the son of Samuel Solomon Klaus and Mary Goncer, who were from Ostroh, Ukraine. Ruth was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Solomon Mendel, who was from Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and of Bertha Buka, who was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, her father from Neustadt and her mother from Laupheim.

Bex’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Ann Tuckerman (the daughter of Arthur David Tuckerman and Bernice Ruth Maimin). Arthur was born in Massachusetts, the son of Theodore Tuckerman, who was form Brăila, Romania, and of Sarah Abramson, who was from Botoșani, Moldavia, Romania. Bernice was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of David Abraham Maimin, who was born in Riga, Kreutzburg, Latvia, and of Rosa Henrietta Bernstein, who was born in Pennsylvania.

Bex’s maternal grandfather is Mark K. Taylor (the son of Herbert Taylor and Esther Kahn). Herbert was born in Georgia, the son of Charles Taylor and Mollie, who were born in Russia. Esther was also born in Georgia, the daughter of Marcus Kahn and Janice, who were from Bialystok, Poland.

Bex’s maternal grandmother is Judith Grossman (the daughter of Sidney/Sid Grossman and Sylvia Edison). Judith was born in New York. Sidney was born in Lithuania, the son of Zavel Grosman/Grossman and Golda Fichel/Fikhel. Sylvia was born in New York, the daughter of Joseph Edison and Clara, who were born in Russia.


Genealogy of Bex Taylor-Klaus –

Bex’s paternal great-grandfather, Arthur David Tuckerman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Bex’s maternal great-grandfather, Herbert Taylor, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Bex’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Taylor and Mollie, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Bex’s maternal great-grandfather, Sidney/Sid Grossman –

Photo by kathclick/