German Jewish

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

by follers on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr.

Date of Birth: December 9, 1909

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States

Date of Death: May 7, 2000

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

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, possibly other

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. was an American actor. He was a decorated naval officer in World War II.

Douglas was the son of Anna Beth (Sully) and famed matinee idol Douglas Fairbanks, who was also a screenwriter, director, and producer.

Douglas was married to merchandiser Vera Shelton, until his death, and to Mary Lee Hartford (born Mary Lee Epling), until her death. Douglas and Mary Lee had three children.

Douglas’s paternal grandfather was Hezekiah Charles Ullman (the son of Lazarus Ullman and Lydia Abrams). Douglas’s grandfather Hezekiah was Jewish. Lazarus was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the son of Hayim Simon Uhlmann and Rosa V. Lydia was the daughter of Levi Abrams, from Bittkau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, and of Roseanna Lindermann, from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Douglas’s paternal grandmother was Ella Adelaide Marsh.

Douglas’s maternal grandfather was Daniel John Sully (the son of Abram/Abraham Charles Sully and Jane). Daniel was born in Rhode Island, to English and Scottish parents.

Douglas’s maternal grandmother was Emma Frances Thompson (the daughter of David M. Thompson and Anna J.). Emma was born in Massachusetts.

Sources: History of the Ullman family –

Genealogy of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. –

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Douglas’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Douglas’s maternal grandparents, Daniel John Sully and Emma Frances Thompson –

Douglas’s maternal grandparents, Daniel John Sully and Emma Frances Thompson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Sam Simon

by stlucas on November 13, 2017

Sam Simon – 4th Annual All In For CP Charity Poker Tournament – Arrivals – Venetian Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Michael Simon

Date of Birth: June 6, 1955

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: March 8, 2015

Place of Death: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sam Simon was an American director, producer, and writer. He is known for co-developing television series The Simpsons, alongside James L. Brooks and Matt Groening.

Sam was the son of Joan M. (Feld) and Arthur Sheldon Simon. Sam’s parents were Jewish.

Sam was previously married to actress Jennifer Tilly.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel H. Simon (the son of Charles Simon and Leah Bloom). Samuel was born in Canada. Charles was born in Germany, the son of Harris Simon and Sarah. Leah was born in Poland, the daughter of Moses Bloom and Iowa.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude Riman (the daughter of Mendel Riman and Bessie Fox). Gertrude was born in Canada, to parents who were born in Galicia, Austria.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Morris J. Epelfeld/Feld (the son of Aaron Epelfeld/Feld and Chava “Eva” Grabelsky). Morris was born in Russia. Chava was the daughter of David Grabelsky and Esther Chunis.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Goldberg (the daughter of Abraham Goldberg and Fannie). Abraham and Fannie were from Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam Simon –

Birth record of Sam Simon –

Marriage record of Sam’s parents –


Kyle Newacheck

by stlucas on November 11, 2017

Kyle Newacheck – Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 – Day 1 – “Workaholics” Press Interviews – Hilton San Diego Bayfront – San Diego, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kyle Richard Newacheck

Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), Welsh, English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, Czech/Bohemian

Kyle Newacheck is an American television writer, director, producer, and actor.

Kyle is the son of Pamela A. (Kahn) and Richard Alan “Rick” Newacheck. Kyle’s father has Czech/Bohemian, Welsh, German, Swiss-German, Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Kyle’s mother is mostly of German Jewish and English descent.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Richard Newacheck (the son of Franklin William Newacheck and Hazel May Brewer). Franklin was the son of Frank Joseph Newacheck, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Rosenia “Rose” Vogt, whose father was Swiss and whose mother was German. Hazel was the daughter of Albert A. Brewer and Emma M. Leachman.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Ellen Davis (the daughter of Lloyd/Loyd Edward Davis and Ezel Bea Agnew). Lloyd was the son of James E. “Jas” Davis, whose parents were Welsh, and of Ella/Eleanor, whose father was English and whose mother was Irish. Ezel was the daughter of Robert E. Agnew and Birdie, whose father was English.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather was Stephen “Steve” Kahn (the son of Irving H. Kahn and Beatrice Meltzer). Irving was the son of Solomon Kahn, whose parents were from Germany, and of Lillie Behrendt, whose parents were also from Germany. Beatrice was the daughter of parents from Germany, Joseph Meltzer and Ida R.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Shirley R. Perry (who was likely the daughter of Earl Hamilton Perry and Margurette/Mazie). Earl was the son of Eldred Perry and Carrie.

Sources: Genealogy of Kyle Newacheck –

Birth record of Kyle Newacheck –

Birth record of Kyle’s father –

Marriage record of Kyle’s parents –

Kyle’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kyle’s paternal grandmother –


Eric Ladin

by stlucas on November 11, 2017

Birth Name: Eric Stephen Ladin

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

Date of Birth: February 16, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Eric Ladin is an American actor.

Eric is the son of Jean (Schwartz) and Ronald Mark Ladin. Eric’s parents are Jewish. Eric is married to Kathryn C. “Katy” Hull, with whom he has a son.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Sidney Samuel Ladin (the son of Samuel P. Ladin and Eva Levinson). Samuel was from Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine). Eva was also from Russia.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Lanora/Lenora Turk (the daughter of Morris Turk and Rose Sonnenberg). Morris was born in Poland. Rose was born in New Jersey, to a father from Poland and a mother from Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Eric Ladin –

Birth record of Eric’s father –

Obituary of Eric’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Max P. Ladin, Sr. –

Eric’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Eric’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Ike Turk –

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Allan Corduner

by madman on November 11, 2017

Allan Corduner – “Defiance” London Premiere – Arrivals – Odeon, Leicester Square – London, UK – Keywords: European Premiere of Defiance – False – – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Allan D. Corduner

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

Date of Birth: April 2, 1950

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Allan Corduner is a British actor.

Allan is the son of Lilian Therese (Zentler) and Lars “Lasse” Corduner. Allan’s father was born in Helsinki, Finland, to a Jewish family, originally from Ukraine and Poland, that moved to Stockholm, Sweden, shortly after his father’s birth. Allan’s mother, who was also Jewish, was born in Berlin, Germany, and was a refugee who moved to the U.K.

Allan’s parents were both Ashkenazi Jews. While he is sometimes said to have Sephardi ancestry on his father’s side, Corduner is usually an Ashkenazi surname. Allan grew up in England, and had a secular Jewish upbringing.

Allan is married to Finnish actor and writer Juha Sorola.

Allan’s paternal grandfather was Alexander “Alex” Corduner. Alexander was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Allan’s paternal grandmother was Ethel “Ecko” Gottstein (the daughter of Haim Itzka Gottstein and Gnendel Levit). Ethel was born in Helsinki, Finland. Haim was born in Suwalki, Poland, the son of Mordechai Gottstein. Gnendel was born in Helsinki, the daughter of parents from Poland, Abraham Levit, who was from Nowogrod, Lomza, and Lea.

Source: Genealogy of Allan’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –