J Mascis

by madman on January 22, 2017

Birth Name: Joseph Donald Mascis, Jr.

Place of Birth: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: December 10, 1965

Ethnicity: Italian, possibly Irish

J Mascis is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Dinosaur Jr.

J is the son of Theresa (Ennis) and Joseph Donald Mascis. His father was born in Massachusetts, to Italian immigrants. His mother’s surname, “Ennis”, is often Irish.

J’s paternal grandparents were Luigi/Louis Mascis and Antoinetta/Antonette Gala.

Sources: J’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of J’s father –

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Joely Fisher

by pookerella on January 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 29, 1967

*62.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Italian (including Sicilian)
*12.5% Irish

Joely Fisher is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring in two television series, Ellen and ‘Til Death.

Joely is the daughter of actors and singers Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens. Her younger sister is actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. She is the half-sister of actress Carrie Fisher and TV and filmmaker Todd Fisher. Her niece is actress Billie Lourd.

Her father was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. Her mother was born in New York. Joely’s maternal grandfather was of Italian (including Sicilian) ancestry, and Joely’s maternal grandmother was of Irish (from her own father) and Polish Jewish and German Jewish (from her own mother) descent.

Joely’s paternal grandparents were Joseph P. Fisher/Tisch (the son of David or Nathan Tisch/Fisher and Anna or Linnie) and Kate Winokur (the daughter of Zelig/Selig Zadik Minniker/Winokur and Ida).

Joely’s maternal grandfather was Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens (the son of Charles Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti). Charles and Concetta were both born in Italy. The surname “Ingoglia” is usually Sicilian, from Palermo or Trapani. Concetta was the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Coletti.

Joely’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor McGinley, a singer (the daughter of Charles Jonathan McGinley and Sarah “Sadie” Asher). Charles was the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan, who were Irish. Sarah was the daughter of Isidore Harry Asher, who was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish immigrant parents from Poland and Germany, and of Esther/Ester “Essie” White, who was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Isaac White and Sarah Simon/Simons.

Sources: Genealogies of Joely Fisher –

Genealogy of Joely’s father –

Genealogy of Joely’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Joely’s maternal grandfather, Peter Ingoglia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joely’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor McGinley, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Joely’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley –

Joely’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Joely’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Death record of Joely’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher –

Joely’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White, on the 1871 England and Wales Census –

Death record of Joely’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” (White) Asher –



Paige Turco

by stlucas on January 19, 2017

Birth Name: Jean Paige Turco

Place of Birth: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1965

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, Irish, French-Canadian

Paige Turco is an American actress. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joyce Jean (Jodoin) and David Vincent Turco. Paige is married to Irish actor Jason O’Mara.

Paige’s paternal grandparents were Salvatore P. Turco (the son of Frank Turco and Rose) and Miriam M. Adair (the daughter of David Adair and Margaret Marie Wright). Salvatore was born in Calabria, Italy.

Paige’s maternal grandparents were Raymond Alfred Jodoin and Doris Marie Lambert (the daughter of Ernest Lambert and Mary Jane Maguire).


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Kim Zolciak-Biermann

by stlucas on January 19, 2017

Birth Name: Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak

Place of Birth: Pensacola, Florida, U.S

Date of Birth: May 19, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian, Polish

Kim Zolciak is an American television personality. She was born in Pensacola, Florida, to parents Joseph and Karen. She has a brother, Michael.

Her surname is of Polish origin. She has also stated that she comes from an Italian Roman Catholic family.

She is married to football star Kroy Biermann.


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Brant Daugherty

by madman on January 18, 2017

Birth Name: Brant David Daugherty

Place of Birth: Mason, Ohio, United States

Date of Birth: August 20, 1985

*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Slovak, Italian (mother)

Brant Daugherty is an American actor and dancer. He is the son of Mary Beth (Hirt) and David Daugherty, an art teacher.

Brant’s maternal grandfather was Andrew/Ondrej J. Hirt (the son of Ondrej M. Hirt and Mary Syc). Brant’s grandfather Andrew was born in Pohorela, Slovakia.

Brant’s maternal grandmother was Florence Eleanor Tessari (the daughter of Antonio Tessari and Elizabeth/Elizabetta Menegatti). Antonio was born in Brazil, to Italian parents. Elizabeth was Italian.

Source: Obituary of Brant’s maternal grandfather, Andrew/Ondrej J. Hirt –

Obituary of Brant’s maternal granduncle, Michael A. Tessari –

Brant’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Tessari, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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