Hungarian Jewish

Billy Eichner

by madman on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: William R. Eichner

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

Date of Birth: September 18, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Billy Eichner is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television personality.

Billy’s paternal grandparents were Jerome Eichner (the son of Jacob Eichner and Rebecca Licyler) and Bella. Jacob was born in Austria. Rebecca was born in Hungary.

Source: Birth certificate of Billy’s paternal grandfather, Jerome Eichner –

Photo by kathclick/


Chilly Gonzales

by stlucas on February 2, 2017

Birth Name: Jason Charles Beck

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: March 20, 1972

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Chilly Gonzales is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He was born in Montréal, Québec, to Hungarian Jewish parents.

His father’s name is John.



Sheryl Sandberg

by follers on January 22, 2017

Birth Name: Sheryl Kara Sandberg

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author.

Sheryl’s paternal grandfather was Emanuel Sandberg (the son of Gimple Sandberg and Sadie Berler). Gimple was the son of H. David Sandberg. Sadie was the daughter of Shiya.

Sheryl’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Kreiner (the daughter of Samuel Kreiner and Kate Provisor). Samuel was the son of Abram Kreiner and Sara. Kate was the daughter of Max Provisor and Rachel Josef.

Sheryl’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin Abraham Einhorn (the son of Isser Einhorn and Minnie Shupper). Isser was the son of Abraham Einhorn and Minnie. Sheryl’s great-grandmother Minnie was the daughter of Benjamin Shupper and Anna Scherlein.

Sheryl’s maternal grandmother was Rosalind Nuss (the daughter of Israel Aaron Nuss and Sarah Gross). Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Gross and Yetta Schwartz, who was born in Hungary.

Source: Genealogy of Sheryl Sandberg –


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 –

Photo: kathclick/

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Henry Heimlich

by Manila on December 18, 2016

Birth Name: Henry Judah Heimlich

Date of Birth: February 3, 1920

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Date of Death: December 17, 2016

Place of Death: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Henry Heimlich was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. He is generally credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking.

Henry was the son of Mary (Epstein) and Pincus “Philip” Heimlich. He was married to Jane Murray, whose father was ballroom-dancing entrepreneur Arthur Murray (born Moses Teichman). He was a relative of actor Anson Williams (born Anson William Heimlich).

Henry’s paternal grandfather was Max Heimlich (the son of Natan Heimlich and Johanna “Hani” Pfirish/Pfirsich). Max was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, from Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia). Natan was the son of Mozes Henrik Heimlich and Szali Jara “Sara” Teitelbaum.

Henry’s paternal grandmother was Lottie Geiger (the daughter of Bernát Geiger and Rosi Weinberger). Lottie was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, from Sátoraljaújhely, Zemplén (now part of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén). Bernát was the son of David Geiger and Mina Geiger. Rosi was the daughter of Pincus “Phillip” Weinberger and Sali Strausz.

Henry’s maternal grandparents were Louis Epstein and Celia Barovitskaya. Louis and Celia were Russian Jewish immigrants.

Sources: Genealogy of Henry Heimlich (focusing on his father’s side) –

Henry’s birth record –