Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by follers on January 14, 2018

Birth Name: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

Date of Birth: July 28, 1929

Place of Birth: Southampton, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: May 19, 1994

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

*English, as well as French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jackie Kennedy, also known as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was the First Lady of the United States, from 1961 to 1963. She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Jacqueline was the daughter of Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou Bouvier III, a stockbroker and socialite. Jacqueline and John had four children, including John F. Kennedy, Jr. Among her three grandchildren is Jack Schlossberg. Her surname is from her former husband, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Her father was of English, as well as French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant Dutch, ancestry. Her mother was of Irish descent.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandfather was John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. (the son of John Vernou/Vernon Bouvier and Caroline Maslin Ewing). Jacqueline’s great-grandfather John was the son of Michel/Michael Charles Bouvier, who was French, from Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, and of Louise Clifford Vernou. Caroline was the daughter of Robert Ewing and Caroline Maslin, whose own mother, Elizabeth Sarah Mohler/Maieler, was born in Hanover, Germany.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandmother was Maude Frances Sergeant (the daughter of William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman). Maude was born in Massachussetts, to English parents, from London. William was the son of William Sergeant and Mary Nicholson. Edith was the daughter of Andrew Valentine Leaman and Frances Catherine Lavers.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandfather was James Thomas Aloysius Lee (the son of James Lee and Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa Norton). Jacqueline’s grandfather James was born in New York, of Irish descent. Jacqueline’s great-grandfather James was the son of Thomas Lee and Frances/Fanny/Fannie Smith. Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Bridget.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandmother was Margaret A. Merritt (the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry). Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents. Thomas was born in Clare, the son of Samuel Merritt and Margaret Chambers. Mary was the daughter of Francis Curry and Margaret Curry.

Sources: Genealogy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis –

Jacqueline’s maternal grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Frances Sergeant, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s paternal great-grandparents, William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman –

Jacqueline’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Jacqueline’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry –


James Coburn

by madman on January 14, 2018

James Coburn – 2002 Stella Adler Awards – Arrivals – The Highlands – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Harrison Coburn

Date of Birth: August 31, 1928

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

Date of Death: November 18, 2002

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

*English, distant German (father)
*Swedish (mother)

James Coburn was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Affliction (1997).

James was the son of Mylet Signa (Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn. His father had English, and distant German, ancestry. His mother was born in Nebraska, to Swedish parents.

He was married to Jamaican-born actress and television host Paula Murad Coburn, until his death. He had two children with his former wife, Beverly Kelly.

James’ paternal grandfather was Daniel Dutton Coburn (the son of James Harrison Coburn and Jane M. Matthews). James’ great-grandfather James was the son of Nathaniel Coburn and Sophia Fisher. Jane was born in Ohio, to English parents, a father surnamed Matthews, and Mary Gibbs.

James’ paternal grandmother was Altha Ann Johnson (the daughter of Noah V. Johnson and Sarah Jane Mason). Noah was the son of Noah Johnson and Catharine Burkett. Sarah was the daughter of Jesse Mason and Melinda Edwards.

James’ maternal grandfather was Frans Johnsson (the son of Johannes Andersson and Brita Katarina Adolfsdotter). Frans was born in Långvattnet, Sweden. Johannes was the son of Anders Johansson and Elsa Margareta Johansdotter. Brita was the daughter of Adolf Larsson and Katarina Margareta Jonsdotter.

James’ maternal grandmother was Anna Emilia Lindström (the daughter of Johan August Lindström and Emma Gustava Persdotter). Anna was born in Tveta, Sweden.

Sources: Genealogies of James Coburn –

Genealogy of James’ paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Asa Coburn –

Genealogy of James’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Catharine Burkett –


The Moffatts

by Manila on January 14, 2018

Birth Names: (in birth order)
*Scott Andrew Moffatt
*Clinton Thomas John Moffatt
*Robert Franklin Peter Moffatt
*David Michael William Moffatt

Places of Birth:
*Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada (Scott)
*Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Clint, Bob, and Dave)

Dates of Birth:
*March 30, 1983 (Scott)
*March 8, 1984 (Clint, Bob, and Dave)

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, German, Scottish, Welsh, 1/64 Danish, 1/64 Swedish, as well as distant French, Irish, and Swiss-German

The Moffatts is a Canadian pop rock band formed by brothers Scott (lead vocals, guitars) and triplets Clint (backing vocals, bass, percussion), Bob (backing vocals, drums, congas), and Dave Moffatt (lead vocals, keyboards).

They are the sons of Darlana Arlene (Jahrig) Lohr and Franklin “Frank” Moffatt.

Clint has a son with his partner, Sydney McGovern. Bob is married to Amanda Zieschang.

The Moffatts’ paternal grandparents were Andrew “Bill” Moffatt and Dorothy Frances Powell. A picture of The Moffatts’ paternal grandparents can be seen here.

The Moffatts’ maternal grandfather was Clinton Booth Jahrig (the son of William Booth Jahrig and Verna Margaret Carbert). The Moffatts’ great-grandfather William was the son of Swedish emigrant, Emil (later Charles Samuel) Jährig, of Gothenburg, who was of part Danish and German descent, and of Elizabeth Lister, whose own parents, Joseph Lister and Mary Morris, were English emigrants, from Wisbech, Yorkshire (now Cambridgeshire) and Bolton, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester). Verna was the daughter of English emigrant, George Cecil Carbert, of Sandal Magna, Wakefield, Yorkshire (now West Yorkshire), and of Emma Jane Baker. The surname Carbert is of French origin.

The Moffatts’ maternal grandmother was Alice Mae Arlene Barbour (the daughter of Bocie Taft Barbour and Polly Alice Barber). The Moffatts’ grandmother Arlene was an American emigrant, from Ingrams, North Carolina. Bocie was the son of John Calvin Barbour and Louise Alei Benson. Polly was the daughter of Thomas R. “Tom” Barber and Edith Ellender Barber.

The Moffatts’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to their fourth great-grandmother, Seely Hill, of North Carolina.

Source: Genealogy of The Moffatts’ mother –


Terry Serpico

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Terry Serpico – “Righteous Kill” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Ziegfeld Theater – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Terrance Madison Serpico

Place of Birth: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 27, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, German

Terry Serpico is an American film and television actor.

Terry is the son of Mary Madison and Frank Lawrence Serpico, Sr. He has two children with his former wife, Erin Goodwin.

Terry’s paternal grandfather was Frank Sasti Serpico (the son of Dominic/Domenico Serpico and Antonetta/Antoinette Goodinelle). Frank was born in Italy, to parents from Marigliano, Naples, Campania. Dominic was the son of Giuseppe Serpico and Mariantonia Bonovalata.

Terry’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Mary Bernadette Schedeman (the daughter of Frederick/Fredrich Hall Schedeman and Helen “Nellie” Hart). Frederick’s parents were German.

Terry’s maternal grandfather was Charles Edward Madison (the son of Fred Smith Madison and Mary Louisa Napier). Fred was the son of Edward Madison and Melinda Thompson Ward. Mary Louisa was the daughter of Charles Fredric Napier, who was English, and of Ermina Augusta Musk, whose parents were English.

Terry’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Switzter (the daughter of Oscar William Switzter/Switzer and Elva Chestnut). Oscar was the son of George Leonard Switzer and Elizabeth Stephenson. Elva was the daughter of Christopher Columbus Chestnut and Lila Ann Cook.

Sources: Genealogy of Terry Serpico –

Obituary of Terry’s father –


Brian Stepanek

by stlucas on January 10, 2018

Brian Stepanek – “Home” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Brian Patrick Stepanek

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1971

Ethnicity: Czech, German, possibly other

Brian Stepanek is an American actor and voice actor.

Brian is the son of Constance G. “Connie” and William Joseph “Bill” Stepanek. His father is of half Czech and half German descent. Brian is married to Parisa, with whom he has three children.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was Anthony J. Stepanek (the son of Anton Stepanek and Nettie Zoupena). Brian’s grandfather Anthony was born in Ohio, to parents from Bohemia/Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic).

Brian’s paternal garndmother was Josephine R. Zehe (the daughter of John Zehe and Amelia Kleinhenz). Josephine was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany.

Sources: Obituary of Brian’s uncle (father’s brother), James A. “Champ” Stepanek –

Marriage record of Brian’s paternal grandparents, Anthony J. Stepanek and Josephine R. Zehe –