Hungarian Jewish

Logan Paul

by stlucas on October 14, 2017

Birth Name: Logan Alexander Paul

Place of Birth: Westlake, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1995

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, at least 1/16th Ashkenazi Jewish

Logan Paul is an American Youtube personality and actor.

Logan is the son of Pamela Ann/Anne (Meredith) Stepnick and Gregory Allan Paul. Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, is also a Youtube personality and actor. Logan’s mother has English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry, along with some German Jewish, Hungarian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish roots, as she has stated (at 3:25).

Logan’s maternal grandfather was Wilbur R. “Spike” Meredith III (the son of Wilbur R. “Rob” Meredith, II and Lillian Max Buxbaum). Logan’s great-grandfather Wilbur was the son of Wilbur R. Meredith and Mary Davies. Logan’s great-grandmother Lillian was the daughter of Isidore “Harry” Buxbaum, whose parents were Jewish emigrants from Germany and Hungary, and of Lillian McLean/Maclean, whose father was English and whose mother had German parents.

Sources: Obituary of Logan’s maternal grandfather, Wilbur R. “Spike” Meredith III –

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Lee Unkrich

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Birth Name: Lee Edward Unkrich

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 8, 1967

*English, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Lee Unkrich is an American director, film editor, and screenwriter.

Lee is the son of Emilie A. (Leuchtag) and Robert Lewis Unkrich. Lee’s father has English and German roots and Lee’s mother is Jewish; Lee was raised in his mother’s faith.

Lee’s paternal grandfather was Lewis S. Unkrich (the son of Julius H. Unkrich and Edith M. Carter). Julius was the son of German parents, Simon Unkrich and Sophia. Edith was the daughter of Fred L. Carter, whose own mother was English, and of an English mother.

Lee’s paternal grandmother was Gladys H. Stone (the daughter of Hubert J. Stone and Cora/Corra Ada Kibby). Hubert was the son of Canadian parents. Cora was the daughter of Halium D. Kibby and Martha.

Lee’s maternal grandfather was Leo L. Leuchtag (the son of Emil Leuchtag and Ethel Kurcz/Kirtz). Emil was born in Hungary, the son of Herman Leuchtag and Augusta Hutz. Ethel was also born in Hungary, the daughter of Leopold Lipot Kirtz and Rosa Hollander, who were from Huncovce and Hrabušice, Slovakia.

Lee’s maternal grandmother was Helen Francis Schuster (the daughter of Isaac Schuster and Martha Jacobs). Martha was the daughter of Jacob Jacobs and Hannah Frank.

Sources: Birth record of Lee’s father –

Lee’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Lee’s paternal grandparents, Lewis S. Unkrich and Gladys H. Stone –

Lee’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Lee’s maternal great-grandparents, Emil Leuchtag and Ethel Kurcz/Kirtz –

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Kevin Spirtas

by stlucas on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Kevin Blair Spirtas

Place of Birth: Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 29, 1962

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Kevin Spirtas is an American actor.

Kevin is the son of Sandra Joy/Toy (Arky) and Arnold Raymond Spirtas. Kevin’s parents are Jewish.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Spirtas (the son of Abraham “Abe” Spirtas and Rose/Rosa). Joseph was born in Missouri, to parents from Russia.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother was Gussie Rubin (the daughter of Morris Rubin and Rose). Gussie was born in Missouri, to a father from Austria and a mother from either Russia or Poland.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Morris Arky (the son of Leopold Arky and Rose). Morris was born in Czechoslovakia.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Schwartz (the daughter of Julius Schwartz and Julia). Josephine was born in Illinois, to parents from Hungary.

Sources: Genealogy of Kevin’s father –

Kevin’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kevin’s aunt (father’s sister) –

Kevin’s paternal grandmother, Gussie Rubin, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kevin’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Photo by kathclick/


Greg Rucka

by stlucas on September 14, 2017

Greg Rucka – “Whiteout” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Mann’s Village Theater – Westwood, CA. USA – Keywords: Greg Rucka – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Gregory A. Rucka

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 29, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Greg Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist.

Greg is the son of Corrina J. “Corry” (Schnitzer/Schnitze) and Noel/Noel Michael Rucka. Greg’s parents were Jewish.

Greg’s paternal grandparents were Arthur “Art” Rucka and Nettie L. Arthur was born in Czechoslovakia.

Greg’s maternal grandfather was Bernard/Bernad Schnitzer (the son of Benjamin “Benny” Schnitzer and Jeanetta “Jenny” Rosenthal). Benjamin was from Hungary. Jeanetta was from Austria.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Mary Breitbart (the daughter of Hersch/Harry Breitbart and Bessie). Mary was born in Austria. Hersch was born in either Austria or Kozova, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, the son of Bernard Shimon Dov Breitbart.

Sources: Genealogy of Greg Rucka (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Birth record of Greg Rucka –

Marriage record of Greg’s parents –

Obituary of Greg’s father –

Death record of Greg’s paternal grandfather –

Greg’s maternal grandfather on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Greg’s maternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Mageina Tovah

by stlucas on September 12, 2017

Mageina Tovah – HBO’s “Hung” Los Angeles Premiere Season 2 – Arrivals – Paramount Pictures Studio – Los Angeles, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mageina Tovah Begtrup

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 26, 1979

*Norwegian (paternal grandfather)
*English, German (paternal grandmother)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Mageina Tovah is an American actress.

Mageina is the daughter of Barbara Helen (Goldblatt) and Robert Begtrup. Mageina’s father has Norwegian, English, and German roots. Mageina’s mother has Hungarian Jewish and Austrian Jewish ancestry.

Mageina’s paternal grandfather was Olaf Neumann Thune “Oley” Begtrup (the son of Oscar Nielsen Begtrup and Sophie Johanna Thune). Oscar born in Trondheim, Norway, the son of Olaf Nielsen/Jensen and Magdalene Susanna Begtrup. Sophie was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Norwegian parents, Lars Knudson Thune and Kari Endresdatter Boyum.

Mageina’s paternal grandmother was Julia Margaret “Peggy” Rinker (the daughter of George Ernest Rinker and Effie B. Sidles). George was the son of Robert Franklin Rinker, I and Julia Ann Brinkley. Effie was the daughter of John Alexander Sidles and Elvira Bradley.

Mageina’s maternal grandfather was Marvin Daryl Goldblatt (the son of William Goldblatt and Helen Klein). William was the son of Samuel Goldblatt and Pearl Schwartz, who were from Austria. Helen was the daughter of Yechiel Klein and Mulvina.

Mageina’s maternal grandmother was Elaine Rita Klein (the daughter of Armin Klein and Elsie Kovacz). Armin was born in Hungary, the son of Martin Klein and Betty. Elsie was also born in Hungary, the daughter of Adolf Kovacz and Rose Lustig.

Sources: Genealogy of Mageina Tovah –

Obituary of Mageina’s paternal grandfather –

Obituary of Mageina’s paternal grandmother –