Azura Skye

by madman on July 23, 2017

Azura Skye – 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival – “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” Premiere – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Azura Dawn Storozynski

Place of Birth: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 8, 1981

Ethnicity: Polish, English, Swedish, 1/32 Hungarian

Azura Skye is an American actress. She is the daughter of Julie Lucille (Johnson) and Daniel H. Storozynski. Her father has Polish, and possibly other, ancestry. Her mother is of English, Swedish, and 1/16th Hungarian, descent.

Azura’s maternal grandfather was Brad Johnson (born Elmer Bradley Johnson; the son of Carl Elmer Johnson and Eula Belle Bradley), an actor. Carl was likely of Swedish descent.

Azura’s maternal grandmother was actress Amanda Webb (born Adele Joan Cook; the daughter of Kalman Spelletich Cook and Claribel/Clarabelle/Clairbel F. Shepherd), an actress. Kalman was the son of Reuel Bridge Cook and Eleanor Amelia Spelletich, whose father was Hungarian. Claribel was the daughter of Charles Ernest Shepherd and Francis Jewell Myers.

Sources: Marriage record of Azura’s maternal grandparents, Brad Johnson and Amanda Webb –

Genealogy of Azura’s maternal great-grandfather, Kalman Spelletich Cook (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Azura’s maternal great-grandfather, Kalman Spelletich Cook, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of maternal Azura’s great-great-grandfather, Reuel Bridge Cook –


Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad

by Manila on July 13, 2017

Birth Name: Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein

Place of Birth: Amman, Jordan

Date of Birth: 26 January, 1964

*Arab (paternal grandfather)
*Turkish (paternal grandmother)
*Swedish, remote French and Hungarian (mother)

Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad is a Jordanian diplomat. He has been the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, since 1 September, 2014. He had served as the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, from 7 August, 2000 to 2 January, 2007, and from September, 2010 to 22 July, 2014; and as the 18th Ambassador of Jordan to the United States, from 22 January, 2007 to 27 February, 2010.

Prince Zeid’s father, Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid, is the current Pretender of Iraq and Syria. Prince Zeid’s mother, Majda Raad (born Margaretha Inga Elisabeth Lind), is Swedish, from Arboga, Västmanland.

Prince Zeid is married to American-born Sarah Antonia Butler, of Houston, Texas.

Through the line of Hasan bin Ali, Prince Zeid’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 40th great-grandfather, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf. But traditionally, Hashim’s patrilineal ancestry can be further traced back to Ibrahim.

Prince Zeid’s paternal grandfather was Prince Zeid bin Hussein (the son of Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, and of Adila Khanum). Hussein was the son of Ali Pasha bin Muhammad and Sheikha Salha bint Gharam al-Shahar. Adila was the daughter of Salah Bey.

Prince Zeid’s paternal grandmother was Fahrelnissa Şakir (the daughter of Muhammad Shakir Pasha Kaba’aj and Sara Izmat Khanum). Fahrelnissa was a Turkish artist best known for her large-scale abstract paintings.

Prince Zeid’s maternal grandfather was Sven Gustav Lind (the son of Karl Gustaf Lind and Jenny Maria Scherqvist). Karl was the son of Carl Axel Lind and Anna Stina Rosengren. Jenny was the daughter of Adolf Wilhelm Scherqvist and Johanna Kjellén.

Prince Zeid’s maternal grandmother was Karin Gunlög Inga Birgitta Grönwall (the daughter of Eugen Assar Alexius Grönwall and Signe Maria Svensson). Assar was the son of Johan Henric Wilhelm Grönwall and Anna Laurentia Ahlström. Signe was the daughter of Per Svensson and Hilma Martina Hallbeck.

Prince Zeid’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Anna Maria Nilsson.

Source: Genealogy of Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad –


Vanessa Ray

by bablah on July 2, 2017

Vanessa Ray – Photo Credit: Janice Ogata /

Birth Name: Vanessa Rae Liptak

Place of Birth: Livermore, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 24, 1981

Ethnicity: English, possibly Hungarian

Vanessa Ray is an American actress and singer.

Vanessa’s maternal grandfather was John Wayne Smith (the son of Wayne Smith and Vivian Morris). Vanessa’s great-grandfather Wayne was the son of John W. Smith and Jennie Austin.

Vanessa’s maternal grandmother was Rebbeca Irene.

Sources: Birth record of Vanessa’s maternal grandfather, John Wayne Smith –

Vanessa’s maternal grandfather, John Wayne Smith, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Vanessa’s maternal great-grandfather, Wayne Smith, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Matthew Glave

by stlucas on May 29, 2017

Birth Name: Matthew Gregory Glave

Place of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 19, 1963

*25% German
*25% Polish
*25% Swiss-German
*25% Hungarian

Matthew Glave is an American actor.

Matthew is the son of Carol Ann (Ebnit) and Gerald Carl “Jerry” Glave. Matthew’s father is of half German and half Polish descent. Matthew’s mother is of half Swiss-German and half Hungarian descent.

Matthew’s paternal grandfather was Karl Frederick Glave (the son of Franz Frederick Glave and Wilhelmina B. Rupp). Franz was the son of Louis F. Glave and Emma F. Huffmaster, who were born in Michigan and New York, respectively, to parents from Germany. Wilhelmina was born in Michigan, to parents from Germany, John Leonard Rupp and Wilhelmina Straub.

Matthew’s paternal grandmother was Francis Chowaniec (the daughter of Joseph F. Chowaniec and Regina A. Hoydas). Francis was born in Texas, to parents from Poland.

Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Donald Edward Ebnit (the son of Adolph Ebnit and Rosina/Rose Ringenberg). Adolph and Rosina were born in Indiana, to parents from Bern, Switzerland. Adolph was the son of John Hans Inaebnit and Katharina Bernet. Rosina was the daughter of John Ringgenberg and Catherine Almer.

Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Anna L. Dorony (the daughter of Joseph Dorony and Anna Kinhou/Konyha). Joseph was born in Stara Sušica, Slovenia, the son of István Dorony, who was from Szalonna, Hungary, and of Teréz Tomari/Tomori, who was likely also Hungarian. Matthew’s great-grandmother Anna was born in New York, to parents from Austria-Hungary, of Hungarian descent.

Sources: Obituary of Matthew’s father, Gerald Carl “Jerry” Glave –

Matthew’s paternal great-grandfather, Franz Frederick Glave, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Matthew’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Leonard Rupp and Wilhelmina Straub –

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

Matthew’s maternal grandfather, Donald Edward Ebnit, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matthew’s maternal grandmother, Anna L. (Dorony) Ebnit –

Death record of Matthew’s maternal grandmother, Anna L. (Dorony) Ebnit –

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Joe Namath

by bearboy on May 28, 2017

Birth Name: Joseph William Namath

Place of Birth: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1943

Ethnicity: Hungarian

Joe Namath is an American football quarterback and actor.

Joe is the son of Rose E. (Juhasz) and John Andrew Namath.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was András “Andrew” Németh/Namath.

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Alexander Juhasz and Rose Simon.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe Namath –

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