by Manila on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Tyler Scott Marenyi

Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1990

*Hungarian (father)
*English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, as well as small amount of Cornish, Dutch, French, German, and Welsh (mother)

Nghtmre is an American DJ and electronic music producer.

His father, Tamás Róbert Marényi (later Thomas Robert “Tom” Marenyi), is a Hungarian emigrant, from Budapest. His mother, Ruth Ann (Sally), is an American, from Durham, North Carolina.

Nghtmre’s paternal grandparents were Ernő “Ernest” Marényi and Márta “Martha” Frimmel.

Nghtmre’s maternal grandfather was John Lea Sally, Jr. (the son of John Lea Sally and Mary Lee Adcock). Nghtmre’s grandfather John was born in Durham, North Carolina. Nghtmre’s great-grandfather John was the son of Albert Pinkney Sally and Martha Carter Bradsher. Mary was the daughter of William Frederick Adcock and Virginia Adaphine “Jennie” Wilkerson.

Nghtmre’s maternal grandmother was Betty Ruth Cunningham (the daughter of James Edwin Cunningham and Ruth Louise Hobgood). Betty was born in Durham, North Carolina. James was the son of Henry Vernon Cunningham and Elizabeth “Bettie” O’Kelly. Nghtmre’s great-grandmother Ruth was the daughter of Robert Maynard Hobgood and Elizabeth Lewis “Lizzie” Holloway.

Ngthmre’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Frances A. Moore (died October 27, 1849, Halifax County, Virginia).

Sources: Obituary of Nghtmare’s paternal uncle, Gábor Péter Marényi –

Genealogy of Nghtmre (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Nghtmre’s maternal grandfather, John Lea Sally, Jr. –

Genealogy of Nghtmre’s maternal grandmother, Betty Ruth (Cunningham) Sally –


Karen Moncrieff

by stlucas on September 10, 2018

Birth Name: Karen Marie Moncrieff

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 20, 1963

*Italian, Hungarian (mother)
*likely Scottish (father)

Karen Moncrieff is an American actress, director, and screenwriter.

Karen is the daughter of Susanne Cardillo and and a father surnamed Moncrieff. The surname Moncrieff is usually Scottish.

Karen’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Cardillo (the son of Joseph Cardillo and Catherine “Kate”). Eugene was born in New Jersey, to parents from Italy.

Karen’s maternal grandmother was Sylvia Izzi (the daughter of Kate Gall). Kate was born in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of John Gall and Susie.

Source: Obituary of Karen’s maternal grandfather, Eugene Cardillo –

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Danielle Rose Russell

by stlucas on July 5, 2018

Danielle Rose Russell – “Wonder” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Westwood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: David Gabber /

Place of Birth: Pequannock Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 31, 1999

*English, German, possibly other (father)
*Italian, Hungarian (mother)

Danielle Rose Russell is an American actress.

Danielle is the daughter of Rosemary and Ricky Russell. She was raised in West Milford, New Jersey.

Danielle’s paternal grandfather was Walter Richard Russell, Sr. (who likely was the son of Baxter/Baxtor Cornelius Russell and Maggie Lee Garrett). Walter was born in North Carolina. Baxter was born in North Carolina. Maggie was born in South Carolina, the daughter of Jack Moses Garrett and Georgianna Florence Richburg.

Danielle’s paternal grandmother was Jo Ann Tench (the daughter of George Wesley Tench and Dora Eliza Erwin). Jo Ann was born in Georgia. George was born in Georgia, the son of John H. Tench and Mary Whitworth. Dora was born in Georgia, the daughter of Cince R. Erwin and Eliza.

Danielle’s maternal grandfather is Daniel B. Rado (the son of Frank Rado and Rose Salinardi). Daniel was born in New Jersey. Frank and Rose were from Italy.

Danielle’s maternal grandmother is Irene Kady (the daughter of Joseph Kady and Mary). Irene was born in New Jersey. Joseph and Mary were born in Hungary.

Sources: Obituary of Danielle’s paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Tench) Russell Meloy –

Obituary of Danielle’s uncle (mother’s brother), Frank J. Rado –

Obituary of Danielle’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister), Johanna Rado –


Eric Close

by stlucas on July 1, 2018

Eric Close – People’s Choice Awards 2013 – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Eric Randolph Close

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 24, 1967

*English, German (father)
*Hungarian (mother)

Eric Close is an American actor.

Eric is the son of Eva Zomolilla and Frederick Wallace Close. His father is mostly of English and German descent. His mother is from Hungary. Eric is married to Keri, with whom he has two children.

Eric’s paternal grandfather likely was Maurice W. Close (the son of Benjamin Lockwood Close and Emma May Shumaker). Benjamin was the son of Samuel Lockwood Close and Mary Louisa Foote. Emma was the daughter of Joseph Shumaker and Mary Ann Bibighaus Weiler, whose father was German.

Eric’s paternal grandmother likely was Mildred Emma Nagle (the daughter of Charles Fredrick Nagle and Elmyra Ann “Myra” Draper). Charles was the son of German parents, August Nagle and Mary Kessler. Elmyra was the daughter of William Draper and Joanna E. Porter.

Eric’s maternal grandparents were Kalman Fordos and Zomilla. Kalman was born in Hungary, to a mother surnamed Tarcsi. Zomilla was also born in Hungary.

Sources: Death record of Eric’s maternal grandfather, Kalman Fordos –

Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Zomilla Fordos –

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Michael Rady

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

Michael Rady – “Capitalism: A Love Story” Los Angeles Premire – Arrivals – AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 15, 1981

*Hungarian, German, Irish, Slovak (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Michael Rady is an American actor. He played the Greek character Kostas in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.

Michael is the son of Annette (Gattone) and John F. Rady. His mother is of Italian/Sicilian ancestry.

Michael is married to actress Rachael Kemery, with whom he has a child.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Frederick A. Rady (the son of Benjamin G. Rady, Sr. and Barbara Greishammer/Grishammer). Frederick was born in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was born in Kassau, Austria-Hungary. Barbara was from Germany, and was the daughter of Amelia.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Teresa Irene Dougherty (the daughter of Charles S. Dougherty and Mary T.). Teresa was born in Pennsylvania. Charles’ parents were Irish. Mary was born in Pennsylvania. Mary’s parents were listed as “Austrian” and spoke “Slovack” on the 1920 U.S. Census.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Micheal Gattone (the son of Michael Gattone and Anna/Anne Panaccione). Eugene was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Angelina Magazzu (the daughter of Antonio Magazzu and Santa Munafo). Angelina was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Santo Stefano Medio, Messina, Sicily. Antonio was the son of Tommaso Magazzu and Angela Culici. Santa was the daughter of Giuseppe Munafo and Pietralina Nicosia.


Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Teresa I. (Dougherty) Rady –

Obituary of Michael’s uncle (mother’s brother), Robert A. Gattone –

Genealogies of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Eugene Micheal Gattone and Angelina Magazzu –

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