Matt Walsh

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Matthew Paul Walsh

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

Ethnicity: Irish (father), Slovenian (maternal grandfather), English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, 1/2048th African

Matt Walsh is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer.

Matt is the son of Audrey J. (Gosack) and Richard “Dick” Jude Walsh. Matt’s father was of Irish descent. Matt’s mother has Slovenian ancestry on one side, and English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and Dutch, on the other. Through his maternal grandmother, Matt is also descended from James Pendarvis (Matt’s eighth great-grandfather), who was born 1723, to Joseph Pendarvis, who was white, and Parthenia, an African slave. This makes Matt of 1/2048th African descent.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Francis Walsh (the son of Michael Walsh and Mary Grady). Patrick was an Irish immigrant, from County Mayo, Ireland.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Bridget Gavin (the daughter of Michael Gavin and Mary McGreal). Agnes was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents.

Matt’s maternal grandparents were Michael Peter Gosack (the son of Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci). Matt’s great-grandparents Michael and Theresa were Yugoslavian immigrants, likely of Slovenian descent. Matt’s great-grandfather Michael was the son of Franz Gosack and Mary Berevadt.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Edith Lorraine Thompson (the daughter of Luther Otto Thompson and Zetta Corene Fry). Luther was the son of Thomas Twigg Thompson and Susan Jane Day. Zetta was the daughter of Henry Lee Fry and Pearl Viola Palmer.

Sources: Obituary of Matt’s father –

Genealogy of Matt’s father (through his sister, Mary Agnella Walsh) –

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

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Michael Peter Gosack –

Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Twigg Thompson (through Thomas’s brother, Benjamin M. Thompson) –

Genealogies of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Louisa Garrett –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, William B. Garrett –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Frances Ann Young –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal fifth great-grandfather, James Wood Pendarvis –

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Kelly Rohrbach

by follers on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Kelly Wholey Rohrbach

Place of Birth: Connecticut

Date of Birth: January 21, 1990

Ethnicity: Irish, German, Danish, English, Swiss-German, 1/16th Italian

Kelly Rohrbach is an American model and actress.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Clayton John Rohrbach, Jr. (the son of Clayton John Rohrbach and Josephine Frances Langan). Kelly’s great-grandfather Clayton was the son of John Rohrbach, who was born in New York, to parents from Verkehrsprüfzentrum Berner Oberland, Thun, Bern, Switzerland, and of Elizabeth Abbeal. Josephine was the daughter of Joseph Amatio Longone/Langan, who was born in Altavilla Silentina, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy, and of Blanche Freeman, who was born in Pennsylvania, to an Irish-born father.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Carolee Mae Anderson (the daughter of Fred George Anderson and Maude/Maud Ellen Buck). Fred was born in New York, to Danish parents. Maude was the daughter of William “Hosmer” Buck and Isabelle “Belle” A. Radley.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was Robert C. Wholey (the son of Robert Leo Wholey and Frances C. Mullen). Kelly’s great-grandfather Robert was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Wholey, who was from Cork, Ireland, and of Ellen M. Quinlan, who was born in Wales, likely of Irish descent. Frances was also born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Irish parents, John Mullen and Catherine.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother is Lois Mary Dinneen (the daughter of Leo A. Dinneen and Olivia Mary Anna Gensler). Leo was the son of John Dinneen, who was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, and of Mathilda Och, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents. Olivia was the daughter of John Henry Gensler and Mary Magdelena Eiben, who was born in Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Rohrbach –

Kelly’s paternal grandmother, Carolee Mae Anderson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kelly’s maternal great-grandfather, Leo A. Dinneen, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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William Mapother

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: William Reibert Mapother

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: April 17, 1965

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish

William Mapother is an American actor. He is the son of Louisa (Riehm) and William Reibert Mapother. His first cousin is actor Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV). Their fathers are siblings.

William’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Cruise Mapother II (the son of Thomas O’Mara, whose name was later changed to Thomas Cruise Mapother, and of Anna Stewart Bateman). William’s great-grandfather Thomas O’Mara’s parents, Thomas O’Mara and Mary Paulina Cruise, were both of Irish descent. William’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Thomas J. Bateman and Elvira Eva Tompkins, and had English and Welsh ancestry.

William’s great-great-grandmother, Mary Cruise, married twice. Her first husband was Dillon Henry Mapother, by whom she had six children. After Dillon’s death, she remarried to Thomas O’Mara. Their son, who was born as Thomas O’Mara, was listed under that name in the 1880 Census. His name was later changed to Thomas Cruise Mapother. The reason(s) for him changing his name are not clear.

William’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Louise Reibert (the daughter of William Reibert and Charlotte Louise Voelker). William’s great-grandparents William and Charlotte were both of German descent. William’s great-grandfather William Reibert was the son of Adam Andrew Reibert and Francisca/Francis/Frances Boesser. Charlotte was the daughter of John Voelker and Louisa Steadle.

William’s maternal grandfather was Charles E. Riehm (the son of John Lawrence Riehm and Minnie C. Phelan). John was of German descent. Minnie’s father was Irish.

William’s maternal grandmother was Katherine Amelia Grigsby (the daughter of Beverly Prewitt Grigsby and Louisa Amelia Baldwin). Beverly was the son of Beverly Pruett Grigsby and Katherine Ella Willis. Louisa was the daughter of Alvin Burr Baldwin and Louisa Amelia Barber.

Sources: Genealogy of William Mapother –

Genealogy of William Mapother (focusing on his father’s side) –

William’s maternal grandfather, Charles E. Riehm, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Charles E. Riehm on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of William’s maternal great-grandfather, Beverly Prewitt Grigsby (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Alexis Dziena

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Alexis M. Dziena

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

Date of Birth: July 8, 1984

*Polish, Irish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Alexis Dziena is an American actress. She is the daughter of Madeline/Madeleine (Didio) and Alexander Dziena.

On her father’s side, Alexis is the granddaughter of Henry J. Dziena (the son of Thomas Dziena and Sophina) and Rita R. Finnerty. Henry was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

Alexis’ maternal grandparents were Ameliano/Mellon De Deo/Didio and Angelina/Angeline/Angie Amoroso (the daughter of Florenzo Amoroso and Giacinta DiGermanio).


Alexis’ paternal grandfather, Henry J. Dziena, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alexis’ paternal grandfather, Henry J. Dziena –

Death record of Alexis’ maternal grandparents, Ameliano/Mellon De Deo/Didio and Angelina/Angeline/Angie (Amoroso) Didio –

Obituary of Alexis’ maternal grandfather, Ameliano/Mellon De Deo/Didio –

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Lewis Tan

by follers on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Lewis Sing Wah Tan

Place of Birth: Salford, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 February, 1987

*Chinese (father)
*Irish, possibly English (mother)

Lewis Tan is a British actor and martial artist. He is known for his role as Zhou Cheng on the show Iron Fist.

His father, Philip Tan, is a national champion martial artist, gymnast, dancer, action director, and stuntman. His mother is a model.

His father is of Chinese origin. His mother, who is British, is white.

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