Icelandic

Katrín Jakobsdóttir

by Manila on December 7, 2017

Place of Birth: Reykjavík, Iceland

Date of Birth: 1 February, 1976

Ethnicity: Icelandic, Danish, small amount of Polish

Katrín Jakobsdóttir is an Icelandic politician. She has served as the 28th Prime Minister of Iceland, since 30 November, 2017. She has been the Chair of the Left-Green Movement, since 24 February, 2013. She was previously Minister of Education, Science and Culture, from 2 February, 2009 to 23 May, 2013.

She is the daughter of Jakob Ármannsson and Signý Thoroddsen. Her father’s last name is a patronymic, while her mother’s last name is a family name.

She is married to Gunnar Örn Sigvaldason, with whom she has three sons.

Prime Minister Katrín’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Jón Bjarnason (c. 1778, Eyrar – between 1850 and 1855).

Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal grandfather was Ármann Jakobsson (the son of Jakob Guðjón Bjarnason and Guðrún Sesselja Ármannsdóttir). Prime Minister Katrín’s great-grandfather Jakob was the son of Bjarni Bjarnason and Hildur Þorláksdóttir. Guðrún was the daughter of Ármann Jónsson and Katrín Sveinsdóttir.

Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal grandmother was Hildur Sigríður Svavarsdóttir (the daughter of Svavar Sigurbjarnarsson Svavars and Jóna Bjarnadóttir. Svavar was the son of Sigurbjörn Jónsson and Guðrún Jónatansdóttir. Jóna was the daughter of Bjarni Siggeirsson and Jensína Hildur Jónsdóttir.

Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal grandfather was Sigurður Skúlason Thoroddsen (the son of Skúli Thoroddsen and Theódóra Friðrika Guðmundsdóttir). Sigurður was also a member of the Althing. Skúli was a politician and judge, and was the son of poet Jón Thoroddsen and Kristín Ólína Þorvaldsdóttir Sivertsen. Theódóra was a poet, and was the daughter of Guðmundur Einarsson and Katrín Ólafsdóttir.

Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal grandmother was Jakobína Margrét “Bína” Tulinius (the daughter of Ottó Friðrik Tulinius and Valgerður Ólafía Möller). Ottó was the son of Danish merchant Carl Daniel Gottlieb Tulinius, of Pellworm (now part of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany), and of Guðrún Þórarinsdóttir. Valgerður was the daughter of Friðrik Pétur Möller and Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir.

Prime Minister Katrín’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Sigríður Finnsdóttir (c. 1800, Höskuldsstaðir – after 1855).

Sources: Althing profile of Katrín Jakobsdóttir – http://www.althingi.is

Obituary of Prime Minister Katrín’s father – http://www.mbl.is

Obituary of Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal grandfather, Ármann Jakobsson – http://www.mbl.is

Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal great-grandfather, Jakob Guðjón Bjarnason, on the 1890 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

Baptismal record of Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal great-grandmother, Guðrún Sesselja Ármannsdóttir – https://www.familysearch.org

Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal grandmother, Hildur Sigríður Svavarsdóttir, on the 1920 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

Obituary of Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal grandmother, Hildur Sigríður Svavarsdóttir – http://www.mbl.is

Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal great-grandparents, Svavar Sigurbjarnarsson and Jóna Bjarnadóttir, on the 1910 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

Obituary of Prime Minister Katrín’s paternal great-grandmother, Jóna Bjarnadóttir – http://timarit.is

Obituary of Prime Minister Katrín’s mother – http://www.mbl.is

Althing profile of Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal grandfather, Sigurður Skúlason Thoroddsen – https://www.althingi.is

Althing profile of Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal great-grandfather, Skúli Thoroddsen – https://www.althingi.is

Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal grandmother, Jakobína Margrét Tulinius, on the 1910 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

Genealogy of Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal great-grandfather, Ottó Friðrik Tulinius – https://www.geni.com

Baptismal record of Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal great-grandmother, Valgerður Ólafía Möller – https://www.familysearch.org

Prime Minister Katrín’s maternal great-grandmother, Valgerður Ólafía Möller, on the 1880 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

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Gunnar Nelson

by Manila on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: Gunnar Lúðvík Nelson

Place of Birth: Akureyri, Northeastern Region, Iceland

Date of Birth: 28 July, 1988

Ethnicity: Icelandic, English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, 3/32 Swedish, 1/32 Norwegian

Gunnar Nelson is an Icelandic mixed martial artist.

He is the son of Haraldur Dean “Halli” Nelson and Guðrún Hulda Gunnarsdóttir. His father’s last name is a family name, while his mother’s last name is a patronymic.

Gunnar’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Albert Nilsson (later Nelson), who was a Swedish immigrant.

Gunnar’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Dean Nelson (the son of Harvey Buerkman Nelson and Clairbel “Clair” Snelling McLain). Kenneth was American, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Harvey was of 3/4 Swedish and 1/4 Norwegian descent, and was the son of Axel Friedolf Nelson and Anna Buerkman. Clairbel was the daughter of Herbert Glen McLain and Grace Longfellow.

Gunnar’s paternal grandmother was Berta Guðbjörg Rafnsdóttir (the daughter of Rafn Júlíus Guðberg Einarsson and Særún Árný Magnúsdóttir). Rafn was the son of Einar Brynjólfsson and Þorstína Þorsteinsdóttir. Særún was the daughter of Magnús Sigurður Sigurðarson and Ása Ingibjörg Sæmundsdóttir.

Gunnar’s maternal grandfather is named Gunnar.

Sources: Obituaries of Gunnar’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Dean Nelson – http://www.mbl.is
https://www.familysearch.org
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Death record of Gunnar’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Dean Nelson – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Gunnar’s paternal great-grandfather, Harvey Buerkman Nelson – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Gunnar’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Axel Friedolf Nelson – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Gunnar’s paternal great-grandmother, Clairbel Snelling (McLain) Nelson – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Gunnar’s paternal grandmother, Berta Guðbjörg Rafnsdóttir – http://www.mbl.is

Gunnar’s paternal great-grandfather, Rafn Júlíus Guðberg Einarsson, on the 1920 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

Gunnar’s paternal great-grandmother, Særún Árný Magnúsdóttir, on the 1920 Icelandic census – http://www.manntal.is

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Meaghan Waller

by stlucas on September 21, 2017

Meaghan Waller – Canada’s Next Top Model Winner Meaghan Waller Visits MuchOnDemand on July 15, 2009 – CTV Queen Street Headquarters – Toronto, Canada – Photo Credit: Robin Wong / PR Photos

Birth Name: Meaghan DeWarrenne-Waller

Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: October 16, 1989

Ethnicity:
*Ukrainian, Polish, English, possibly Icelandic and other (father)
*Scottish (mother)

Meaghan Waller is a Canadian fashion model. Meaghan is known for being the winner of the third season of Canada’s Next Top Model.

Meaghan is the daughter of Val and Richard Waller. Meaghan has a brother, Matthew. They were raised in Charleswood, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It is said that her mother is of Scottish descent and her father is of Icelandic, Polish, Ukrainian, and other, ancestry.

Meaghan’s paternal grandfather was Barry Waller. “Waller” is usually an English surname.

Meaghan’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Bette” Cherneski (the daughter of Joseph Adam Cherneski and Ann/Anne Presunka). Ann was born in either Poland or Austria, the daughter of and George Presunka and Teenie Goran.

Sources: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com

Obituary of Meaghan’s paternal grandmother – http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com

Obituary of Meaghan’s paternal great-grandmother, Ann/Anne (Presunka) Cherneski – http://newspaperarchive.com

Obituary of Meghan’s paternal great-grandmother’s sister, Mary (Presunka) Stralak – http://newspaperarchive.com

Obituary of Meaghan’s paternal great-great-grandfather, George Presunka – http://newspaperarchive.com

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David Paetkau

by stlucas on September 4, 2017

David Paetkau – CTV 2010 Upfront Party – Thompson Hotel, Toronto – Toronto, Canada – Keywords: Flashpoint – 0 – – Photo Credit: Robin Wong / PR Photos

Birth Name: David E. Paetkau

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: November 10, 1978

Ethnicity:
*German, possibly other (father)
*Icelandic (mother)

David Paetkau is a Canadian actor. David is married to actress Evangeline Duy.

David is the son of Baldrun Bonnie (Johnson) and Eric Jacob Paetkau. David’s father has German, and possibly other, roots. David’s mother has Icelandic ancestry. Two of David’s siblings are Mark and Carla.

David’s father’s surname hails from the Chortitza Colony (now Zaporizhia, Ukraine), a village founded by German-speaking Mennonite settlers from West Prussia.

David’s maternal grandfather was Oskar Johnson (the son of Jóhannes Jónsson and Ólöf Sigurveig Jónsdóttir). Oskar was born in Manitoba, to parents from Iceland.

David’s maternal grandmother was Olga Thorhildur Eyford (the daughter of Baldrun Jörundsdóttir and Framar Jónsson Eyford). Olga was born in Manitoba, to parents from Iceland.

Sources: Obituary of David’s aunt (mother’s sister), Olof Sigurveig (Johnson) Nightingale – http://www.inlofna.org

Obituary of David’s maternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

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Peter Steele

by madman on July 30, 2017

Birth Name: Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk

Date of Birth: January 4, 1962

Place of Birth: Red Hook, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 14, 2010

Place of Death: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Ethnicity: Polish (father), as well as Russian, Icelandic, Scottish, Irish

Peter Steele was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He was the lead singer and bassist of the rock band Type O Negative.

Peter was the son of Annette Catherine (Pallon) and Peter P. Ratajczyk. His paternal grandparents were Polish. Peter had said that he was of Polish, Russian, Icelandic, and Scottish descent. He also had Irish ancestry.

Peter’s paternal grandparents were Jozef/Joseph Ratajczyk and Frances/Franciszka Kacierowska. Jozef was born in Kurnin, Poland. Franciszka was from Jroistkow, Poland.

Peter’s maternal grandparents were Louis A. Pallon and Annette J. Patterson (the daughter of James J. Patterson). James was born in New York, to a Scottish father and an Irish mother.

Sources: Peter’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death records of Peter’s paternal grandparents, Jozef/Joseph Ratajczyk and Frances/Franciszka Kacierowska – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Peter Steele (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Peter’s maternal grandmother, Annette J. Patterson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Annette J. Patterson on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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