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The Miz

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin – 5th Annual Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center Gala – Arrivals – Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Claudio Uema / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael Gregory Mizanin

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

Date of Birth: October 8, 1980

Ethnicity: Greek (maternal grandfather), Slovak, Romanian, German, English

The Miz is an American professional wrestler, actor, and television personality.

The Miz is the son of Barbara Lynn (Pappas) and George L. Mizanin. He is married to Canadian WWE wrestler Maryse Ouellet, with whom he has a daughter.

The Miz’s paternal grandfather was George W. Mizanin (the son of Michael “Mike” Mizanin and Mary Uhren). George was born in Ohio. Michael was born in Austria-Hungary (now Czechoslovakia), the son of Michael Mizanin and Mary Fiaris. The Miz’s great-grandmother Mary was also born in Austria-Hungary (now Czechoslovakia), the daughter of Michael Uhren/Uhrin and Anna Borouski. The Miz’s great-grandparents Michael and Mary likely were of Slovak origin.

The Miz’s paternal grandmother was Eugenia Sylvia “Ginnie” Eridon (the daughter of John Eridon and Fira Radu/Radon). Eugenia was born in Ohio. John was born in either Hungary or Romania, the son of Daniel Eridon and Mary Krechon. Fira was also born in either Hungary or Romania. John and Fira’s surnames likely are of Romanian origin.

The Miz’s maternal grandfather was Gregory N. Pappas (the son of Nicholas Pappas and Dimitra). Gregory was born in Patra, Greece.

The Miz’s maternal grandmother is Dixie Datus (the daughter of Virgil E. Datus and Helen Copsey). Dixie was born in Nebraska. Virgil was the son of John Datus, whose parents were German, and of Mae G. Baker. Helen was the daughter of Milton Fred Copsey and Anna Saloma Amos.

Sources: Obituary of The Miz’s paternal grandmother, Eugenia Sylvia “Ginnie” (Eridon) Mizanin – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of The Miz’s maternal grandfather, Gregory N. Pappas – http://obits.cleveland.com

Genealogy of The Miz’s maternal grandmother, Dixie (Datus) Pappas (through Dixie’s own sister, Beatrice Elaine Datus Cooley) – http://www.findagrave.com

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Burl Ives

by madman on June 22, 2018

Birth Name: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Date of Birth: June 14, 1909

Place of Birth: Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: April 14, 1995

Place of Death: Anacortes, Washington, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French Huguenot, 1/64th Cherokee Native American

Burl Ives was an American singer and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Country (1958).

Burl was the son of Cordelia “Dellie” (White) and Levi Franklin “Frank” Ives, a farmer and contractor. He had English, Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French ancestry. Also, one of his fourth great-grandmothers, Morning Dove, was likely a Cherokee Native American.

Burl was married to Dorothy Koster Paul, until his death. He had a son with his former wife, Helen Peck Ehrlich.

Burl’s paternal grandfather was William Riley Ives (the son of John Ives and Martha “Patty” Vanatter). John was the son of John Ives and Mehitabel Rose.

Burl’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Josephine Ordaway (the daughter of Abraham A. Ordway and Sally Wright). Charlotte was born in New York. Abraham was the son of Aaron Ordway and Susannah Johnson.

Burl’s maternal grandfather was Cyrus G. White (the son of Warren White and Dica Sanders). Cyrus was born in Indiana. Warren was the son of David White and Mary “Polly” Denney/Denny. Dica was the daughter of Joseph Sanders and Nancy Cox.

Burl’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Catherine Flynn/Flinn (the daughter of Josiah Flynn/Flinn and Sarah Ellen McDonald). Burl’s grandmother Sarah was born in Indiana. Josiah was the son of Josiah W. Flynn/Flinn and Cathrine Moser/Mosher. Burl’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Joseph McDonald and Hannah Carl.

Sources: Genealogies of Burl Ives – https://www.geni.com
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Burl’s maternal great-grandmother, Dica Sanders – https://www.geni.com
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Noah Cyrus

by follers on June 22, 2018

Noah Cyrus – Variety’s Inaugural Hitmakers Luncheon – Arrivals – Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Noah Lindsey Cyrus

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 8, 2000

Ethnicity: English, along with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Dutch, German

Noah Cyrus is an American actress and singer.

Noah is the daughter of Leticia (Finley) and singer, songwriter, and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. Her paternal grandfather, Ron Cyrus (Ronald Ray Cyrus), was a politician and public worker. Among her siblings are actress and singer Miley Cyrus and musician Trace Cyrus.

Several family trees indicate that the Cyrus surname was spelled Siers many generations back. Most or all of Noah’s ancestors since the start of the 1800s were born in the United States. Much of her ancestry is English, with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Dutch, and German.

Noah has stated that she has Cherokee Native American ancestry, as has her father. It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Noah’s paternal grandfather was Ronald Ray Cyrus (the son of The Rev. Eldon Lindsey/Lindsay Cyrus and Verlina Adeline Hay). Ronald was born in Kentucky. Eldon was the son of Joseph Morgan Cyrus and Sarah Elvessa Hayes. Verlina was the daughter of Martin Alexander Hay and Mary Jane Hayes.

Noah’s paternal grandmother is Ruth Ann Casto (the daughter of William Clayton Casto and Mary Guila/Guilla Boggs). Ruth was born in Kentucky. William was the son of Joseph C./Johnsey Casto and Josie E. Johnson. Mary was the daughter of Clement Alexander Boggs and Leora Olive McAtee.

Noah’s maternal grandfather was Glenmore Finley (the son of Benjamin Harrison Finley and Ada Cornett). Glenmore was born in Kentucky. Benjamin was the son of John Patton Finley and Nancy Louisa Berry.

Noah’s maternal grandmother was Loretta Jean Palmer (the daughter of Neville Hardy Palmer and Nellie Burch Howard). Loretta was born in Kentucky. Neville was the son of Andrew Jackson Palmer and Fannie Pink Woolum. Nellie was the daughter of Adren/Adron D. Howard and Fronie/Frony Hill.

Sources: Genealogy of Noah Cyrus – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Noah Cyrus (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.wargs.com
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Noah’s father – http://www.castoconnections.com

Obituary of Noah’s great-uncle, Eugene Finley (the brother of Noah’s maternal grandfather, Glenmore Finley) – http://www.richmondregister.com

Genealogy of Noah’s maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison Finley (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Noah’s maternal grandmother, Loretta Jean Palmer, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Frankie Jonas

by follers on June 22, 2018

Frankie Jonas – 2011 Five-Star PR Holiday Party – Arrivals – Rubix Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA -Photo Credit: Robert Delgadillo / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 28, 2000

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian

Frankie Jonas is an American actor. He is the brother of singers and actors Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas, who make up the band The Jonas Brothers.

Frankie’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Frankie’s mother, Denise (Miller), who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, Italian/Sicilian, and French-Canadian ancestry.

The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Frankie is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Frankie descends from the same Jonas line.

It is not publicly known who Frankie’s biological paternal grandfather is.

Frankie’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilla/Cecilia Paulette Jonas (the daughter of Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May/Mae Fox). Cecilia was born in North Carolina. Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee/Leigh Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan/Walter Henry Fox and Elizabeth/Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the Jonas line, Frankie is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.

Frankie’s maternal grandfather was named Gerald “Jerry” Miller.

Frankie’s maternal grandmother is Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo “Frank” Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, the son of Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were of Italian descent, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Mary/Rose Ducharme, who were of French-Canadian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Frankie Jonas – https://www.geni.com

Information on Frankie’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Frankie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Frankie’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas – http://www.legacy.com

Family history of Frankie’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Cara Zavaleta

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Cara Zavaleta – “Svetlana” TV Series Los Angeles Premiere Presented by HDNET – Arrivals – The Landmark – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cara S. Zavaleta

Place of Birth: Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1980

Ethnicity:
*Mexican [Basque, possibly other] (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German (mother)

Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress.

Cara is the daughter of Shelly Ann (Shope) and Arnold Zavaleta. Cara’s father has Mexican ancestry, and his surname is of Basque origin.

Cara’s paternal grandfather was Bartolo C. Zavaleta (the son of Abraham Zavaleta and Estéfana Chapa Sáenz). Abraham was born in Mexico. Estéfana was born in Texas.

Cara’s paternal grandmother was Adelaida Ledesma (the daughter of José Encarnación Ledesma and Maria Vela). Adelaida was born in Texas.

Cara’s maternal grandfather was David Elias Shope (the son of Elias Crawford Shope and Bertha Knack). Elias was the son of William Coffin Shope and Elizabeth Iliff. Bertha was the daughter of German parents, Herman Knack and Johanna Knack.

Cara’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Ann Lee (the daughter of Lehr Leonard Lee and Vera A. Mcgriff). Lehr was the son of Charles Theodore Lee and Eva J. Bowerman. Vera was the daughter of Verlia Mcgriff and Emma M. Clow.

Sources: Obituary of Cara’s paternal grandmother, Adelaida (Ledesma) Zavaleta – http://www.legacy.com

Information about the Zavaleta family – http://www.researchgate.net

Genealogy of Cara’s maternal grandparents, David Elias Shope and Patricia Ann Lee – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Cara’s maternal grandfather, David Elias Shope – http://www.legacy.com

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