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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

Ethnicity:
*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) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Andrea Savage – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Andrea’s paternal grandfather, Leonard Jay/James Savage – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Andrea’s mother, Sharon Lee Chrystie – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Andrea’s maternal grandparents, Harry C. Chrystie and Tillie/Lillie Groffman – http://www.familysearch.org

Andrea’s maternal grandmother, Tillie/Lillie Groffman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Andrea’s maternal grandmother, Tillie/Lillie (Groffman) Chrystie – http://www.legacy.com

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Demy

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.

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George Eads

by stlucas on May 3, 2017

Birth Name: George Coleman Eads III

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1967

Ethnicity:
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (father)
*Greek (mother)

George Eads is an American actor.

George is the son of Vivian (Athens) and Arthur Coleman “Cappy” Eads. He has a sister, Angela.

When asked in an interview whether he has Irish roots, George stated:

D’you know, I’m not too sure I do. My mother’s Greek and on my father’s side, the family tree just dies in Texas. My dad’s a big guy, but I’m not sure what his background is.

George’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Eads and his wife, Hannah Clark, who were born, c. 1685, in Surrey and Yorkshire, England, respectively.

George’s paternal grandfather was George Coleman Eads, Jr. (the son of George Coleman Eads, Sr. and Mary Byrd Ramsey). George Eads’ great-grandfather George was the son of William Alexander Eads and Mary Ann Murphy. George Eads’ great-grandmother Mary Byrd Ramsey was the daughter of Ambrose Knox Ramsey and Sarah C. Taylor.

George’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Mae Ballard (the daughter of Arthur Elmer Ballard and Minnie Mae McNatt). Arthur was the son of Thomas Sanford Ballard and Elizabeth Pamelia Conder. Minnie was the daughter of Benjamin “Benj” Franklin McNatt and Annie Maria Jackson.

Sources: Genealogies of George Eads (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://familypedia.wikia.com

Obituary of George’s father, Arthur Coleman “Cappy” Eads – http:/www.findagrave.com

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Ana Gasteyer

by stlucas on April 25, 2017

Birth Name: Ana Kristina Gasteyer

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: May 4, 1967

Ethnicity:
*English, German, possibly other (father)
*Greek (maternal grandfather)
*Romanian (maternal grandmother)

Ana Gasteyer is an American film, stage, and television actress.

Ana is the daughter of Mariana (Roumell) and Philip “Phil” M. Gasteyer. Her father has German, English, and possibly other, ancestry. Her mother is of half Greek and half Romanian descent.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Karl Francis Gasteyer (the son of Karl/Charles Herman Gasteyer and Blanche May Hall). Ana’s great-grandfather Karl was born in Bad Köstritz, Thuringia, Germany, the son of Karl Friedrich Theodor Gasteyer and Henrietta Wilhelmine Friedemann. Blanche was born in Missouri, the daughter of Green Francis Hall and Edna Abigail Seeds.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was Mary Catherine Boyle. She was born in Nebraska, and was the adopted daughter of Charles H. Boyle and Gladys Northrup.

Ana’s maternal grandfather was Stephen T. Roumell/Rummell (the son of Theodore Rumeliotes/Roumell and Sophie Chroney). Stephen was born in Greece, and his family was from Kalamata/Calamata, Greece. Theodore was the son of George Rumeliotes and Alexandra.

Ana’s maternal grandmother was Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras (the daughter of Todor/Theodore Andras and Mary/Maria Prebeck). Vilma was from Romania. Todor was the son of John Andras and Ecca Tortan. Mary/Maria was born in Székesaranyág, Arad County, the daughter of Milun/Milan Pribog/Prebeck.

Sources: http://www.sandovalsignpost.com
http://www.classof.newbuffalo.com

Genealogy of Ana Gasteyer (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Ana’s father, Phillip M. Gasteyer – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Ana’s paternal grandfather, Karl Francis Gasteyer – https://www.findagrave.com

Ana’s paternal grandmother, Mary Catherine Boyle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ana’s maternal grandparents, Stephen T. Roumell/Rummell and Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Passenger record of Ana’s maternal great-grandfather, Theodore Rumeliotes/Roumell – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Death record of Ana’s maternal great-grandfather, Theodore Rumeliotes/Roumell – https://familysearch.org

Passenger record of Ana’s maternal grandmother, Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Ana’s maternal grandmother, Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Ana’s maternal great-grandfather, Todor/Theodore Andras – https://familysearch.org

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Amy Sedaris

by stlucas on April 23, 2017

Birth Name: Amy Louise Sedaris

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

Date of Birth: March 29, 1961

Ethnicity:
*Greek (father)
*English, Scottish (mother)

Amy Sedaris is an American actress, voice actress, author, screenwriter, singer, and comedian. Her brother is comedian David Sedaris.

Amy is the daughter of Sharon Elizabeth (Leonard) and Louis Harry “Lou” Sedaris. Amy’s father is of Greek descent. Amy’s mother, whose family has lived in the United States since the 1600s, had English and Scottish ancestry.

Amy’s paternal grandparents were Heracles “Harry” Sedaris (the son of Elias Siderakos and Georgia Attilakou) and Adamandia Thomakou. Heracles was born in Apidia, Laconia, Greece. Adamandia was also born in Apidia, Laconia, Greece.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Ray W. Leonard (the son of Frank Leonard and Hattie McDonald). Frank was the son of John Leonard and Sarah.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth H. Beebe (the daughter of Kirkham/Kirk P. Beebe and Mary Hitchcock). Kirkham was the son of Martin E. Beebe and Jerusha Brown.

A DNA test of Amy’s brother David, whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014), stated that David’s genetic ancestry includes:

*42% Italy/Greece
*4% Caucasus
*2% European Jewish

The other results were not displayed.

Source: Genealogy of Amy Sedaris – https://www.geni.com

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