D’Arcy Carden

by bablah on July 15, 2017

D’Arcy Carden – 2016 Summer TCA Tour – NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: D’Arcy Beth Erokan

Place of Birth: Danville, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1980


*Turkish, Greek (father)

*German, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

D’Arcy Carden is an American actress and comedian.

D’Arcy’s grandparents were Dogan Hussein Erokan (son of Ferid Erokan and Hafize Fikret) and Athena Anita Caragianis (daughter of William/Vasili Caragianis and Helen/Eleni Venios). Dogan was born in either Palestine or Baghdad, Iraq to Turkish parents, Athena was born in Massachusetts to Greek parents.

D’Arcys maternal grandfather is Frederick John Engelfried, son of Frederick Charles Engelfried and Betty Keltz. Frederick Charles was the son of John Engelfried and Emilie Held. Betty was born in Germany and Frederick was born in San Francisco to parents from Württemberg.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother is Lila Jean Blumenthal, daughter of Harry Blumenthal and Sarah/Sherry Turtledove. Harry was the son of Isaac Blumethal (son of Mateus Blumenthal and Sarah Bookspon) and Rose Ross (daughter of Hirsh Ross and Dinna Koslowsky). Harry’s parents were Russian Jews. Sarah Turtledove was the daughter of Abraham Turtledove (son of Mendel Turteltaub and Hannah Rachel Ehrlich) and Clara Reisman (daughter of Barney Reisman and Eva), who were Romanian Jews.


D’Arcy’s family

D’Arcy paternal grandfather’s border crossing

D’Arcy’s paternal grandmother on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandfather Frederick John Engelfried on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Frederick Charles Engelfried on 1900 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother Lila Jean Blumethal on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Harry Blumenthal on 1910 U.S.

Marriage record of D’Arcy’s maternal great-great-grandparents Isaac Blumenthal and Rose

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandmother Sarah Turtledove on 1910 U.S.


Birth Name: Richard Nikolaus Eijiro von Coudenhove-Kalergi

Date of Birth: November 16, 1894

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 27 July, 1972

Place of Death: Schruns, Austria

*German, as well as Greek and Russian, and Danish, Belgian [Flemish and Walloon], Lithuanian, and Polish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi was an Austrian-Japanese politician and philosopher. He served as the founding president of the Paneuropean Union for 49 years.

Richard was born in Tokyo, Japan, the son of Mitsuko “Mitsu” (Aoyama) and Heinrich Johann Maria von Coudenhove-Kalergi, a count and diplomat. His mother was born in Tokyo, Japan. His father was born in Vienna, Austria, of German, as well as Russian, Danish, Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Lithuanian, and Polish, descent.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was Franz Karl von Coudenhove (the son of Franz Ludwig Graf von Coudenhove and Katharina Jakobine Augusta von Löwenstern). Richard’s grandfather Franz was born in Vienna, Austria. Richard’s great-grandfather Franz was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, the son of Georg Ludwig von Coudenhoven and Sophia von Hatzfeld, and had German and Belgian ancestry. Katharina was born in Tartu, Estonia, the daughter of Paul Ludwig Johann von Löwenstern, from Vana-Antsla, Estonia, and of Christiane Friederike von Gersdorff, from Königsberg, Prussia.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Maria Kalergi (the daughter of Johannes/Joannou/Johan Ivan Emanuilovich Kalergis and Maria von Nesselrode). Richard’s grandmother Marie was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Johannes was the son of Manuel Kalergi/Kalergis and Charlotte Jörgensen. The Kalergi family was of at least part Greek origin. Richard’s great-great-grandfather Manuel is sometimes cited as Russian, though he might have had Greek ancestry. Charlotte’s surname is Danish or Norwegian.

Richard’s great-grandmother Maria, a pianist, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of Karl Friedrich Joseph Fedor Karlovich von Nesselrode, a diplomat, who had German ancestry, and of Tekla/Thekla von Gorska h. Nałęcz, who was of Polish and Lithuanian descent; Richard’s great-great-grandfather Karl’s mother, Josepha von Hatzfeldt-Wildenburg, is said to have been a practicing Protestant who was born Jewish. This does not appear to be accurate.

Richard’s maternal grandparents were Kihachi Aoyama and Tsuneko “Tsune” Iwata.

Sources: Genealogies of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi –


Sam Pepper

by stlucas on July 9, 2017

Birth Name: Samuel Nicholas Pepper

Place of Birth: Ashford, Kent, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: March, 1989

*Greek (father)
*English (mother)

Sam Pepper is a British Youtube personality, video blogger, and comedian.

Sam’s father is Greek. Sam’s mother, whose surname is Pepper, is English. Sam was raised by his mother in England.


Draw My Life video –

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Andrea Savage

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Andrea Kristen Savage

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 20, 1973

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Greek

Andrea Savage is an American actress, writer, and producer.

Andrea is the daughter of Sharon Lee (Chrystie) and Richard Savage.

Andrea’s paternal grandparents were Leonard Jay/James Savage and Florence Jane Kaplan (the daughter of Dorothy Silver). The surname “Savage” was originally “Shubkin”. Dorothy was the daughter of Barney Silver.

Andrea’s maternal grandfather was Harry C. Chrystie (the son of Christo Chrystie and Slavrorila Yasilikos). Harry was born in Valtesiniko, Arcadia, Greece.

Andrea’s maternal grandmother was Tillie/Lillie Groffman (the daughter of Isaac/Isaic Groffman/Grofman and Lillian Leah Solomon). Tillie was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Poland. Lillian was the daughter of Moishe Menke “Mordechai” Soloveitchik and Chaia Sarah.

Sources: Genealogy of Andrea Savage (focusing on her father’s side) –

Birth record of Andrea Savage –

Obituary of Andrea’s paternal grandfather, Leonard Jay/James Savage –

Birth record of Andrea’s mother, Sharon Lee Chrystie –

Marriage record of Andrea’s maternal grandparents, Harry C. Chrystie and Tillie/Lillie Groffman –

Andrea’s maternal grandmother, Tillie/Lillie Groffman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Andrea’s maternal grandmother, Tillie/Lillie (Groffman) Chrystie –

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by Manila on May 5, 2017

Birth Name: Dimitra Papadea

Place of Birth: Athens, Greece

Date of Birth: 21 August, 1991

Ethnicity: Greek

Demy is a Greek singer. She represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Her father, Epaminondas Papadeas, is an attorney, from Kampos, Messenia. Her mother, Elena Boubouli, is a school administrator.