Melissa Haro

by stlucas on September 30, 2017

Melissa Haro – 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Party at LAX – Arrivals – LAX at the Luxor Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Melissa Rose Haro

Place of Birth: San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 5, 1987

*Italian, possibly Spanish (father)
*English, Irish, Scottish, distant French Huguenot (mother)

Melissa Haro is an American model.

Melissa is the daughter of Linda Mardell (Mason) and Dennis Keith Haro. Melissa’s father has Italian roots. Melissa’s mother is mostly of English, Irish, Scottish, and some French Huguenot, descent. Her French roots can be traced back to Leonard Dozier and Elizabeth Dupuy, who were born, c. 1649 and c. 1654, respectively, both in France.

Melissa’s paternal grandparents likely were Candido H. Haro and Carmella Farnese (the daughter of Petro/Pete Farnese and Rose Deluca). Candido was Spanish. Petro was born in Italy. Rose was born in California, to parents from Italy.

Melissa’s maternal grandmother was Patsy Ruth Perrin (the daughter of Henry Stuart/Stewart Perrin and Dessie Ray Trosper). Henry was the son of Seth Thomas Perrin and Viola Hale. Dessie was the daughter of James Loyd Trosper and Sallie M.

Sources: Birth record of Melissa Haro –

Marriage record of Melissa’s parents –

Birth record of Melissa’s father –

Birth record of Melissa’s likely paternal grandmother, Carmella Farnese –

Melissa’s likely paternal grandmother, Carmella Farnese, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Melissa’s mother –

Obituary of Melissa’s uncle (mother’s brother), Duane Keith Mason –

Melissa’s maternal grandmother, Patsy Ruth Perrin, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Melissa’s maternal grandmother, Patsy Ruth (Perrin) Mason –

Death records of Melissa’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Stuart/Stewart Perrin –

Genealogy of Melissa’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Loyd Trosper –


Kristian Bruun

by stlucas on August 18, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Kristian Bonnycastle Bruun

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: October 25, 1979

*Norwegian (paternal grandfather)
*Swedish, some English (paternal grandmother)
*English, Scottish, Irish, distant French Huguenot (mother)

Kristian Bruun is a Canadian actor.

Kristian is the son of Hilary Anne (Bonnycastle) and Karl Kristian Brunn.

Kristian’s father was born in Jakobstad, Finland, and was of Norwegian, Swedish, and some English descent. Kristian’s mother is from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and mostly has English, Scottish, and Irish roots. Some of her Irish roots can be traced back to a man named Stephen Etienne Cassan, a French Huguenot, who was born, c. 1659, in Montpellier, France, and moved to Ireland.

Kristian’s paternal grandfather was Karl Ragnar Bruun (the son of Karl Knudsen Bruun and Thora Amalie Wager). Kristian’s great-grandfather Karl was born in Beiarn, Norway, the son of Norwegian parents, Johannes Irgens Handeln Bruun and Hanna Knudsen. Kristian’s great-grandmother Thora was born in Sweden, the daughter of Norwegian parents, Thron Larsen Wager and Anne Pauline Burud.

Kristian’s paternal grandmother was Kate Harriet Warburton (the daughter of Thomas Harald Warburton and Elli Nordling). Thomas born in Forssa, Finland, to an English father, Thomas Warburton, and a Finnish mother of Swedish descent, Selma Johanna Rönnholm. Elli was born in Pori, Finland, to Finnish parents of Swedish descent, Julius Viktor Nordling and Fanny Lovisa Charlotta Åberg.

Kristian’s maternal grandfather was Charles Humphrey Bonnycastle (the son of Angus Lorne Bonnycastle and Ellen Mary Boulton). Angus was the son of Richard Henry Bonnycastle and Charlotte Kate Isabella Cassan. Ellen was the daughter of Charles Arkoll Boulton and Augusta Latter, who was born in India.

Charles was born in Dauphin, Manitoba,

Kristian’s maternal grandmother was Veronica Millicent Allen Clarke (the daughter of Charles Edward Clarke and Florence Miranda Allen). Charles was the son of John Clarke and Mary Russell. Florence was the daughter of J. K. Allen and Fanny Walbridge.

Sources: Genealogies of Kristian Bruun –

Obituary of Kristian’s father, Karl Kristian Bruun –

Photo by kathclick/


John Jay

by follers on August 2, 2017

Date of Birth: December 23, 1745

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, British America

Date of Death: May 17, 1829

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

*75% mix of Dutch, Frisian, and Belgian Flemish
*25% French Huguenot

John Jay was an American statesman, diplomat, and Patriot. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A signatory of the Treaty of Paris, he was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from September 26, 1789 to June 29, 1795, and the second Governor of New York, from July 1, 1795 to June 30, 1801.

He was also the 6th President of the Continental Congress, from December 10, 1778 to September 28, 1779, U.S. Minister to Spain, from September 27, 1779 to May 20, 1782, U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs, from May 7, 1784 to March 4, 1789, and again from July 27, 1789 to September 15, 1789, and U.S. Secretary of State (Acting), from September 15, 1789 to March 22, 1790.

He was a Federalist Party candidate for President of the United States in 1788-89, 1796, and 1800.

Chief Justice Jay was the son of Mary (Van Cortlandt) and Peter Jay. With his wife, Sarah Livingston, he had six children.

Chief Justice Jay’s paternal grandfather was Augustus Jay (the son of Pierre Jay and Judith François). Augustus was a French Huguenot, who was born in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.

Chief Justice Jay’s paternal grandmother was Anna Maria Bayard (the daughter of Balthazar Bayard and Marritje Loockermans). Anna was born in New York. Balthazar was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the son of Samuel Bayard and Anna Stuyvesant. Marritje was the daughter of Govert Loockermans and Ariaentje Jans, who had Dutch and Belgian (Flemish) ancestry.

Chief Justice Jay’s maternal grandfather was Jacobus van Cortlandt (the son of Oloff Stevense van Cortlandt and Annetje Loockermans). Jacobus was born in New York, and was a wealthy merchant, who was Mayor of New York City, from 1710 to 1711, and again from 1719 to 1720. Jacobus’ brother, Stephanus Van Cortlandt, was the first native-born Mayor of New York City. Oloff was born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, the Netherlands, the son of Steven Cornelissen van Cortlandt and Fijchgen Catherine Oloffs. Annetje was born in Turnhout, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium, the daughter of Jacob Lokermans and Maeyken Nicasius.

Chief Justice Jay’s maternal grandmother was Eva Maria de Vries (the daughter of Pieter Rudolphus de Vries and Margareta Hardenbroeck). Eva was born in New York. Pieter was born in Franeker, Franekeradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. Margareta was born in Elberfeld, Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, the daughter of Adolph Hardenbroeck, who was of Dutch descent, and of Maria Caterburg, who was Dutch.

Source: Genealogy of Chief Justice Jay –


Jesse Johnson

by madman on July 27, 2017

Birth Name: Jesse Wayne Johnson

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 7, 1982

Ethnicity: English, French, Irish, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, remote Dutch

Jesse Johnson is an American actor. He is the son of actors Patti D’Arbanville (Patricia Mary D’Arbanville) and Don Johnson (Donnie Wayne Johnson). His half-sister is actress Dakota Johnson.

Jesse’s father is of English, with some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, and remote Dutch and French Huguenot, descent. His mother has French, Irish, English, Swiss-German, and German, ancestry.

Jesse’s paternal grandfather is Freddie/Fred Wayne Johnson (the son of Frederick Franklin Johnson and Lena Breckenridge). Jesse’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Jesse Bynum Johnson and Bessie Olive Griffin. Lena was the daughter of James C. Breckenridge and Lona Belle Perkins.

Jesse’s paternal grandmother is Eva Lea “Nell” Wilson (the daughter of Marshall Venus Wilson and Florence Leatha Greenway). Marshall was the son of Alexander Wilson and Nellie Florence Eutsler. Jesse’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of John M. Greenway and Millie Gold.

Jesse’s maternal grandfather was George Maurice D’Arbanville (the son of Maurice D’Arbanville and Mary Agnes Sullivan). Jesse’s great-grandfather Maurice was born in Louisiana, to French parents, his father being Charles D’Arbanville. Mary Agnes was born in Ireland, the daughter of Florence Sullivan and Hanory Leavy.

Jesse’s maternal grandmother was Jean Lynn Scott (the daughter of Norman L. Scott and Marion E. Buck). Norman was likely the son of William Elmer Scott, who had English, and some German, ancestry, and of Daisy Justina Pfaffly, who was of Swiss-German and French descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Jesse Johnson –

Genealogy of Jesse’s father (through Jesse’s half-sister, Dakota Johnson) –

Jesse’s maternal grandfather, George Maurice D’Arbanville, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Jesse’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Agnes Sullivan –

Obituary of Jesse’s maternal grandmother, Jean Lynn Scott –

Likely a genealogy of Jesse’s maternal great-grandfather, Norman L. Scott –

Photo by DFree/


Allie Gonino

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Allie Gonino – Growze Store Opening Party Hosted by Mischa Barton – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alyssa Jean Gonino

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

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

*Italian (paternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Cherokee Native American, some English, Irish, and French Huguenot (mother)

Allie Gonino is an American actress.

Allie is the daughter of Linda Joyce (Henderson) and Vincent John Gonino, Jr.

Allie has stated that she has Italian and Cherokee Native American roots. Allie’s other roots are German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish. Allie’s German and Swiss roots can be traced back to Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, who was born, c. 1660, in Germany, and his wife, Maria Barbara Christeler, who was born, c. 1670, in Bern, Switzerland.

Allie’s paternal grandfather was Vincent “Vince” John Gonino, Sr. (the son of Agostino/Augustus Joseph Gonino and Louisa Maria Sylvestro). Agostino was born in Italy, the son of Vincent Gonino. Louisa was born in New York, the daughter of Italian parents, John Sylvestro/Silvestro and Silvia Di Sylvestro.

Allie’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Jean Deffenbaugh (the daughter of Clarence Roth Deffenbaugh and Hazel Ellen Hartley). Clarence was the son of Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack. Hazel was the daughter of Grant Hartley and Minerva “Minnie” Douglas.

Allie’s maternal grandfather was William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson, Jr. (the son of William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., and Lillian Oliver Gott).

Allie’s great-grandfather William, who was listed as white on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the son of Andrew Jackson Henderson and Martha Ellen Daugherty, who had some French Huguenot ancestry through the surname “Prevatte”.

Allie’s great-grandmother Lillian, who is listed as a Native American on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the daughter of Walter Duncan Gott and Lillian Adda Pennel.

Allie’s maternal grandmother was Geneva Sue Butler (the daughter of Gee/Geet Dick Butler and Mae Nichols). Geneva, as well as her parents, was also listed as a Native American on the 1940 U.S. Census.

Sources: Birth record of Allie Gonino –

Information about Allie’s paternal grandfather, Vincent “Vince” John Gonino –

Obituary of Allie’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Maria (Sylvestro) Gonino –

Obituary of Allie’s great-uncle (paternal grandmother’s brother), Daniel Grant “Bud” Deffenbaugh –

Genealogy of Allie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack –

Genealogies, and obituary, of Allie’s maternal grandfather, William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson –

Allie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Allie’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Oliver Gott, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Allie’s maternal grandmother, Geneva Sue Butler, on the 1940 U.S. Census –