Summer Phoenix

by andrew on January 10, 2017

Birth Name: Summer Joy Bottom

Place of Birth: Winter Park, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 10, 1978

*English, along with German, distant French Huguenot (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Summer Phoenix is an American actress, model, and designer. She is the the sister of actors River Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix. Summer is married to actor Casey Affleck, with whom she has two children.

Summer is the daughter of Arlyn Phoenix (born Arlyn Dunetz), a social activist, and John Phoenix (born Johnny Lee Bottom). Summer’s mother is Jewish; half of her family are Russian Jews and the other half are Hungarian Jews. Summer’s father is of mostly English descent, along with at least 1/128th German, from his ancestor, Johan Jacob Peter Kimberlin, and French Huguenot roots from another, distant, ancestor, Francis Posey, from Cambray, France.

Summer was raised in Florida and California. At one point, before her birth, Summer’s parents joined the religious group Children of God, which they later left.

Summer’s paternal grandfather was Robert Merrill Bottom (the son of William Dell Bottom and Cordelia Pearl Matherly). Robert was born in Kentucky, as weere all of his grandparents. William was the son of Fidellar/Phidellar Sharp Bottom and Rachel Ann Bolling/Bowling. Cordelia was the daughter of David Houston Matherly and Sarah Frances Purdom.

Summer’s paternal grandmother was Beulah Ernestine Ingram (the daughter of Robert Lee Ingram and Mary Elizabeth Leach or Leidy). Beulah was born in Missouri, and Beulah’s grandparents were born in Tennessee (two), Illinois, and Iowa. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of William John Leidy and Sarah Clarissa Dyer.

Summer’s maternal grandfather was Meyer Dunetz (the son of Samuel Dunetz and Libbe Grodenzik). Meyer was born in New York. Samuel and Libbe were Russian Jewish immigrants. Samuel was the son of Moses/Moshe Idel Dunetz and Shifra. Libbe was the daughter of Simon Gordon and Menucha.

Summer’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Lefkowitz (the daughter of Ignatz Lefkowitz and Mary Beck). Margaret was born in New York, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Ignatz was the son of Herman Lefkowitz and Rose Greenwald. Mary was the daughter of Ignatz Beck and Maly Frankel.

Sources: Genealogies of Summer Phoenix –

Genealogy of Summer’s paternal grandfather, Robert Merrill Bottom –

Summer’s uncle (father’s brother), Phillip Bottom, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Summer’s paternal grandmother, Beulah Ernestine Ingram, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Summer’s great-uncle (maternal grandfather’s brother), Bernard Dunetz, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Summer’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Lefkowitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Julia Sawalha

by madman on November 11, 2016

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Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England

Date of Birth: September 9, 1968

*Jordanian Arab (father)
*English, remote French Huguenot (mother)

Julia Sawalha is a British actress. She is known for her role as Saffron Monsoon on the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

Julia is the daughter of Roberta (Lane) and Nadim J. Sawalha. Her father was born in Madaba, Jordan. Her mother was from London, and had English ancestry, with remote French Huguenot roots.

Julia’s paternal grandparents were ? Sawalha and Julia Marar.

Julia’s maternal grandparents were Thomas Francis Lane and Gladys Kathleen Bridges (the daughter of George Henry N. Bridges and Gladys Ellen Dubock). Julia’s great-grandmother Gladys was the daughter of James Dubock and Eliza Jane Lusby.

Sources: Genealogy of Julia Sawalha (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Julia’s great-grandmother, Gladys Ellen Dubock –

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Ethan Suplee

by madman on October 5, 2016

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Birth Name: Ethan L. Suplee

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: May 25, 1976

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Welsh, remote French Huguenot

Ethan Suplee is an American actor. He is the son of actors Debbie Suplee (born Deborah Ann Deeble) and Bill Suplee (born William Frank/Fax Suplee). Ethan is a scientologist.

The Suplee family in America is said to originate with Andris Souplis, a French Huguenot, who was born in 1634. He moved to Germany in 1682, where he married Gertrude Stressinger, who was German. The couple relocated to Philadelphia in 1683.

Ethan’s paternal grandfather was Edward Lawrence Suplee (the son of William Thompson Suplee and Carrie McAdelain Whitehead). William was the son of Joseph Young Suplee and Isbelle Weldon Thompson.

Ethan’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Louise Bowers (the daughter of James Albert Bowers and Frances Cleveland Ferguson). James was the son of Albert Mansfield Bowers and Sarah “Sallie” R. Cable.

Ethan’s maternal grandparents were James Windsor Deeble and Victoria Burt (the daughter of Charles C. Burt and Jayne E. Llewellyn).

Source: Marriage record of Ethan’s parents –

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Chris Hardwick

by madman on September 21, 2016

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Birth Name: Christopher Ryan Hardwick

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: November 23, 1971

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), English, small amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and German, distant Irish and French Huguenot, 3/256ths Cherokee Native American

Chris Hardwick is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, musician, writer, television host, producer, and podcaster. He hosts the television aftershow Talking Dead on AMC and the late night Internet-based game show @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central.

Chris is the son of Sharon Lee Hills (Facente) and Billy Hardwick (born William Bruce Hardwick), a professional bowler. He is married to actress and model Lydia Hearst.

Chris’ father is of mostly English descent, with more distant Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and German roots. One of Chris’ ancestors on his father’s side was Rebecca Narcises, who was a Cherokee Native American. Rebecca was born in 1740 in Brunswick, Virginia, and married Chris’ ancestor Lanier Brewer, who was of English ancestry. Chris is descended from Rebecca twice, from both his patrilineal great-grandparents.

Chris’ paternal grandfather was Hubert Allen Hardwick (the son of Rufus Allison Hardwick and Lizzetta/Lizzette Mae/May McCrory). Rufus was the son of James L. Hardwick and Theodocia Z. Bennett. Lizzetta was the daughter of Cornelius Hugh McCrory and Mary Malvina Hollis.

Chris’ paternal grandmother was Mary McCaleb (the daughter of Melvin Bryan McCaleb and Ada Bell Tice). Melvin was the son of James Philemon Polk McCaleb and Virginia Bryan Hughes.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente (the son of Alfonso/Alphonse Facente and Maria Dominica Lombardi Introcaso). Emilio was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, from Montegiordano, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Antoinette Tommie Smith (the daughter of Thomas Alfred Smith and Aurelia Whitfield Chastain). Antoinette was born in Georgia. Aurelia was the daughter of Oscar Dennis Chastain and Mary Josephine “Mollie” McDuffie. Aurelia descended from The Rev. John Chastain, who was of half French Huguenot descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris Hardwick –

Genealogy of Chris’ father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandfather, Rufus Allison Hardwick –

Genealogies of Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Lizzetta/Lizzette Mae/May McCrory –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Lizzetta/Lizzette Mae/May McCrory (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nancy Emily Brewer (through Nancy’s brother, Richard McMillan Johnson Brewer) –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandfather, Melvin Bryan McCaleb (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Marriage record of Chris’ maternal grandparents, Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente and Antoinette Tommie Smith –

Information about Chris’ maternal grandfather, Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente –

Chris’ maternal grandfather, Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Immigration record of Chris’ maternal great-grandfather, Alfonso/Alphonse Facente –

Immigration record of Chris’ maternal great-grandmother, Maria Dominica Lombardi Introcaso –

Genealogy of Chris’ maternal great-grandmother, Aurelia Whitfield Chastain (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Sargent Shriver

by follers on September 11, 2016

Birth Name: Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 9, 1915

Place of Birth: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Death: January 18, 2011

Place of Death: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Irish, small amounts of Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenot

Sargent Shriver was an American politician and activist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 1st Director of the Peace Corps, from March 22, 1961 to February 28, 1966, the 1st Director of the OEO, from October 16, 1964 to March 22, 1968, and the 21st U.S. Ambassador to France, from April 22, 1968 to March 25, 1970.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1972. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1976.

Sargent was the son of Hilda (Shriver) and Robert Sargent Shriver. His parents were born with the same surname, and were second cousins. His ancestry was German and Irish, with small amounts of Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenot. He was married to Eunice Mary Kennedy, of the Kennedy political family. Among their children is journalist, activist, and writer Maria Shriver, and among their grandchildren is actor, model, and entrepreneur Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Sargent’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Lorenz Schreiber, who was born, c. 1630, in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Sargent’s paternal grandfather was Henry Shriver (the son of Joseph Shriver and Henrietta Jane Cansten). Joseph was the son of Andrew Shriver and Elizabeth Shultz/Schultze.

Sargent’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Sargent Van Lear Perry (the daughter of Thomas Johns Perry and Maria/Mary Louisa/Louise Van Lear). Thomas was the son of Roger Perry and Lucy Calmes. Maria/Mary Louisa/Louise was the daughter of William Horatio Van Lear and Louisa Christian Smith.

Sargent’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Herbert Shriver (the son of William Shriver and Mary Margaret Josephine Owings/Owing). William was the son of Andrew Shriver and Elizabeth Shultz/Schultze. Mary Margaret was the daughter of John Aloysius Owing and Margaret McAllister/McAlister.

Sargent’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Rosalia/Rosalie Lawson (the daughter of Robert Lawson and Margaret Quinn).

Sources: Genealogies of Sargent Shriver –

Genealogy of Sargent’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Shriver –

Sargent’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Rosalia/Rosalie Lawson, on the 1880 U.S. Census –