Carly Craig

by stlucas on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Carly Christina Craig

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 12, 1980

*German, Irish, Dutch, English, Channel Islander/Guernsey (father)
*Swedish (maternal grandfather)
*Italian (maternal grandmother)

Carly Craig is an American actress.

Carly is the daughter of Marzalie Ann “Marz” (Olson) Moore and Rocky/Rockne Eugene Craig. Carly has a brother, Casey.

Carly’s paternal grandfather was Frank Eugene Craig (the son of Lewis Elva “Lou” Craig and Rachel Matilda “Tillie” Teter). Lewis was the son of James Craig, whose mother was from Guernsey, Channel Islands, and of Elizabeth Jane Arnold. Rachel was the daughter of George Parker Teter and Rachel Amanda McFerron.

Carly’s paternal grandmother was named Kay Ford.

Carly’s maternal grandfather was Harold Roderick Olson (the son of Oscar B. Olson/Olsen and Lillian Irene). Oscar was Swedish. Lillian was born in Nebraska, to parents from Sweden.

Carly’s maternal grandmother was Josephine “Jo” Distefano (the daughter of Antonino/Anthony Distefano and Marianna/Mary A. Seratore). Josephine was born in Nebraska, to parents from Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Carly Craig –

Genealogy of Carly’s father –

Carly’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Carly’s maternal grandfather –

Obituary of Carly’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Fina (Distefano) Smith –

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Ned Luke

by Manila on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Ned Armstrong Luke

Place of Birth: Danville, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1958

Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, as well as remote Breton, French, Guernsey Channel Islander, Irish, Italian (Venetian), and Native American (Nansemond and Powhatan)

Ned Luke is an American actor.

He is the son of Cynthia Lenora “Cindy” (Smith) and Frederick William “Fred” Luke.

Ned is married to a yoga instructor Amy Sax, with whom he has a son. They are pictured here.

Ned’s paternal grandfather was Robert John Luke (the son of Frederick William “Fred/Fritz” Luke and Emma F. Schultz). Ned’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of German immigrants Carl Friederich Lück (later Charles Frederick Luke), of Kletzke, Prignitz, Brandenburg, and of Caroline Frederike Köhler, of Kleinwelsbach, Thuringia. Emma was the daughter of German immigrants “John F.” Schultz, of Stettin (now Szczecin, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland), and of Elizabeth “Lissa” Ringler, of Darmstadt, Hesse.

Ned’s paternal grandmother was Marie Smith (the daughter of John William Smith and Antonette/Jenetta “Nettie” Storm). Ned’s great-grandfather John was the son of Charles Everett Smith and Mary Bianca McMillen. Nettie was the daughter of John Harvey Storm and Hannah Hiatt.

Ned’s maternal grandfather was Paul Birch (the son of Charles Henry Paul Smith and Leonora Sarah Lowery). Charles was the son of Henry Paul Smith and Sarah Ann America Henderson. Leonora was the daughter of William Walter Lowery and Mary Francis Florence Beck.

Ned’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Evelyn Farish (the daughter of Lawrence Buckner Farish and Cynthia Mims). Lawrence was the son of Edward Stevens “Big Ned” Farish and Ladonia “Donee” Patrick. Cynthia was the daughter of David Cullen Mims and Amanda Hasseltine “Hattie” Beard.

Ned’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Bettania Georgia Ross.

Sources: Ned’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Ned’s paternal grandfather, Robert John Luke, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Ned’s paternal great-grandparents, Frederick William Luke and Emma F. Schultz –

Death record of Ned’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederick William Luke –

Death record of Ned’s paternal great-grandmother, Emma F. (Schultz) Luke –

Ned’s paternal grandmother, Marie Smith, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Ned’s paternal great-grandparents, John William Smith and Jenetta Storm –

Ned’s maternal grandfather, Paul Birch, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal grandparents, Paul Birch and Margaret Evelyn Farish –

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal grandfather, Paul Birch, to Betsy Ann Ross –

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Henry Paul Smith and Leonora Sarah Lowery –

Genealogy of Ned’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Henry Paul Smith – The Flow of Fountains from Darlington County, South Carolina to Monroe County, Alabama (1999), by June Jones Igo

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Henry Paul Smith –

Ned’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Paul Smith, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

Ned’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Ann America Henderson, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-grandmother, Leonora Sarah (Lowery) Smith –

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Walter Lowery and Mary Francis Florence Beck –

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Walter Lowery –

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Francis Florence (Beck) Lowery –

Ned’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Evelyn Farish, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-grandfather, Lawrence Buckner Farish –

Ned’s maternal great-grandmother, Cynthia Mims, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Joan Fontaine

by madman on August 13, 2016

Birth Name: Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland

Date of Birth: October 22, 1917

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: December 15, 2013

Place of Death: Carmel Highlands, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Guernsey Channel Islander (paternal grandfather), English, some Anglo-Irish

Joan Fontaine was an English actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Suspicion (1941).

She was the sister of actress Olivia de Havilland. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents, Lillian Fontaine (born Lillian Augusta Ruse), an actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, a patent attorney and professor. Her paternal grandfather was from a family from Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. Her other ancestry includes English and some Anglo-Irish. She is a cousin of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, an aircraft designer and founder of the de Havilland aircraft company.

Joan’s paternal grandfather was Charles Richard de Havilland (the son of Charles Fiott de Havilland and Marthe/Martha Saumarez). Joan’s great-grandfather Charles was born on Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, the son of Peter De Havilland and Carterette Fiott. Marthe was also born on Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, the daughter of Richard Saumarez and Marthe/Martha Le Mesurier.

Joan’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Letitia Molesworth (the daughter of John Molesworth and Louisa/Louise Tomkyns). John was born in Ireland, the son of Richard Molesworth and Catherine Cobb, who was English.

Joan’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Joseph Bunning Ruse (the son of Joseph Surridge Ruse and Mary Bunning). Joan’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of William Ruse and Mary Surridge. Olivia’s great-grandmother Mary Bunning was the daughter of Joseph Bunning and Mary Stephenson.

Joan’s maternal grandmother was Mary Jane Hockin (the daughter of Thomas Hockin and Elizabeth Jane Hawkins). Thomas was the son of William Hockin. Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Dowle Hawkins.

Sources: Genealogy of Joan Fontaine –

Genealogies of Joan Fontaine (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Manuel Pellegrini

by andrew on June 5, 2016

BARCELONA - JAN 5: Manuel Pellegrini coach of Villareal during a

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean (Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque) and distant Argentinian, distant Guernsey/Channel Islander and Belgian/Flemish

Manuel Pellegrini is a Chilean professional football manager and former footballer. He won the English Premier League title in 2014 as coach of Manchester City.

Manuel is the son of Silvia Ripamonti Barros and Emilio Pellegrini Portales.

He descends from Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock (known as Guillermo Tupper in Spanish), who was born, c. 1800, in Guernsey, Channel Islands (or Scotland), and died in the Chilean War of Independence.

Manuel is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actor Santiago Cabrera. Manuel’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, María Ignacia Isidora Zegers Montenegro (known as Isidora Zegers), was also the four times great-grandmother of Santiago Cabrera. María Ignacia Isidora was a prominent artist and composer in Chile; she was born in Madrid, Spain, and was the daughter of Juan Francisco Zegers Durás, who was born, c. 1781, in France, and of Florencia Montenegro Rodríguez de Toledo, who was born, c. 1785, in Madrid. Isidora was married to Manuel’s ancestor Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock.

The Zegers family are Flemish Belgians.

Manuel’s paternal grandfather was Giulio/Julio Pellegrini Pellegrini (the son of Guilio Pellegrini and Catalina Pellegrini). Manuel’s grandfather Giulio was an emigrant from Tuscany, Italy.

Manuel’s paternal grandmother was Malvina Portales Solari (the son of Víctor Portales Cruzat and Isabel Solari). Victor was the son of José Gustavo Portales Aliaga and Rosario Cruzat y Silva.

Manuel’s maternal grandfather was Julio Ripamonti Corominas (the son of Higinio Ripamonti Vigil and Dolores Corominas Clusellas). Higinio was the son of Alejandro Ripamonti Fernandez and Venencia Vigil y Antelo. Ripamonti is an Italian surname, but that branch of Manuel’s family comes from La Coruna, Galicia, Spain. Dolores was the daughter of José Corominas and Francisca Clusellas.

Manuel’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Barros Puelma (the daughter of Manuel Barros Borgoño and Elisa Puelma Tupper). Manuel’s great-grandfather Manuel Barros Borgoño was the son of Manuel Barros Arana and Eugenia Borgoño Vergara. Manuel’s great-grandmother Elisa was the daughter of Francisco Segundo Puelma Castillo and Elisa Tupper Zegers.

Sources: Genealogies of Manuel Pellegrini –

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Buffalo Bill

by savanna on December 15, 2015

Birth Name: William Frederick Cody

Date of Birth: February 26, 1846

Place of Birth: Le Claire, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Death: January 10, 1917

Place of Death: Denver, Colorado

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant French Huguenot/Guernsey/Jersey (Channel Islander)

Buffalo Bill was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, a circus-like attraction, in 1883, bringing his company on tours throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Buffalo Bill was the son of Mary Ann Bonsell (Laycock) and Isaac Cody. With his wife, Louisa Frederici, he had four children.

Buffalo Bill’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Guillaume Lecaudey (1480-1568). Buffalo Bill’s ancestor, Philippe Lecaudey/Lescaude (1668-1743), emigrated from France to Massachusetts, U.S., and changed the surname to Cody (“Le Cody”).

Buffalo Bill’s paternal grandfather was Phillip/Philip J. Cody, Jr. (the son of Phillip/Philip Cody and Abigail Emerson/Emmerson). Buffalo Bill’s great-grandfather Phillip was the son of Joseph LeCody/Cody/Le Caudey/Lecaudy and Mary Martin. Abigail was the daughter of James Emerson and Sarah Locke.

Buffalo Bill’s paternal grandmother was Lydia Martin (the daughter of Robert Martin and Elizabeth/Betsey/Betsy Lewis). Elizabeth was the daughter of George Lewis and Susannah Hall.

Buffalo Bill’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Laycock (the son of Thomas Laycock and Hannah Bunting). Thomas was born in Pennsylvania, the son of English parents, William Laycock, from Glusburn, and Hannah Hedley, from Bellerby. Buffalo Bill’s great-grandmother Hannah Bunting was the daughter of Samuel Bunting, from Matlock, Derbyshire, England, and of Sarah Fearne.

Buffalo Bill’s maternal grandmother was Hannah Taylor (the daughter of Enoch Taylor and Elizabeth Maris). Enoch was the son of Nathan Taylor and Ruth Evans. Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Maris and Ann Shipley.

Sources: Genealogies of Buffalo Bill –

Buffalo Bill on the 1850 U.S. Census –