Burr Steers

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Birth Name: Burr Gore Steers

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

Date of Birth: October 8, 1965

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, German

Burr Steers is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.

Burr is the son of socialite Nina Gore (Auchincloss) and politician Newton Ivan Steers, Jr. His father was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, from 1977 to 1979. His mother was a cousin of laywer/novelist Louis Auchincloss, a step-sister of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and a half-sister of writer Gore Vidal.

Burr’s paternal grandfather was Newton Ivan Steers, Sr. (the son of William Colyer Steers and Margaret R. Gault). Newton was born in New York, to a father from New York and a mother from Canada, whose own parents were Irish. William was the son of Thos E. Steers and Margaret Calhoun. Margaret was the daughter of Alex Gault and Elizabeth Campbell.

Burr’s paternal grandmother was Claire Louise Herder (the daughter of Peter Herder and Charlotte Maria Butler). Claire was born in New York, to a father from Germany and a mother from Ireland.

Burr’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Sr., and Emma Brewster Jennings). Burr’s great-grandfather Hugh was the son of John L. Auchincloss and Elizabeth Buck; John was born in New York, to a father from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Hugh Auchincloss, and a mother from Pennsylvania, Ann Anthony Stuart. Burr’s great-grandmother Emma was the daughter of Oliver Burr Jennings, a businessperson, who was one of the original stockholders in Standard Oil, and of Esther Judson Goodsell.

Burr’s maternal grandmother was Nina S. Gore (the daughter of Thomas Pryor Gore and Nina Belle Kay). Thomas was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, from 1907 to 1921, and again from 1931 to 1937. Thomas was the son of Thomas/Tom Madison Gore and Caroline/Carrie Elizabeth Wingo. Burr’s great-grandmother Nina was the daughter of John Thomas Kay and Marcella/Macilla McLaughlin.

Burr’s maternal “Gore” line can be traced back to James Gore, who was born, c. 1662, in Wales.

Sources: Genealogy of Burr Steers –

Marriage record of Burr’s paternal great-grandparents, William Colyer Steers and Margaret R. Gault –

Burr’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret R. Gault, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Burr’s paternal grandmother, Claire Louise Herder, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Burr Steers (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Burr’s maternal grandparents, Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. and Nina S. Gore –

Burr’s maternal great-grandmother, Nina Belle Kay, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Burr’s maternal great-grandmother, Nina Belle Kay (focusing on her father’s side) –

Photo by s_bukley/


Cal Ripken, Jr.

by bearboy on May 24, 2017

Birth Name: Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr.

Place of Birth: Havre de Grace, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 24, 1960

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, possibly other

Cal Ripken, Jr. is an American former baseball shortstop. He was a third baseman, and played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles.

Cal is the son of Violet and Cal Ripken, Sr.

Cal’s paternal grandfather was Arend Fredrick Ripken (the son of Peter Friedrich/Frederick Ludwig Ripken and Affena Lubina Wychgram). Peter was the son of Johann Friedrich Ripken and Anna Margrete Mueller. Affena was the daughter of Arend Wychgram and Rena Beredina Berends.

Cal’s paternal grandmother was Clara Amelia Oliver (the daughter of James Oliver and Mary Magdalena Stumpter). James was the son of William Oliver and Sarah McCoy. Mary Magdalena was the daughter of John Jacob Stumpter and Katherine Burkley.

Source: Genealogy of Cal Ripken, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) –

Photo by kathclick/

{ 1 comment }

Paul Molitor

by bearboy on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Paul Leo Molitor

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: August 22, 1956

Ethnicity: Luxembourgian, Irish, possibly German and other

Paul Molitor is an American former Major League Baseball player. He is a manager of the Minnesota Twins, and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Paul is the son of Kathleen Lois (Treanor) and Richard James Molitor.

Paul’s paternal grandparents were Leo Theodore Molitor (the son of Nicholas T. Molitor and Anna Miller) and Cecilia Effertz.

Paul’s maternal grandparents were Leo M. Treanor and Genevieve/Jenevive S. Leo’s parents were Irish.

Source: Paul’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Photo by

{ 1 comment }

Barry Keoghan

by follers on May 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth: 17 October, 1992

Ethnicity: Irish

Barry Keoghan is an Irish actor.


Jacquelyn Jablonski

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Fair Haven, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1991

Ethnicity: Polish, German, Irish

Jacquelyn Jablonski is an American model.

Jacquelyn is the daughter of Kath and Thomas “Tom” Jablonski. One of her brothers is named Tommy.

Jacquelyn has stated in an interview that she has Polish, German, and Irish ancestry.

Jacquelyn is pictured as a child with her parents and siblings here.


Photo by FashionStock/