Scott Weinger

by follers on July 16, 2017

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

Date of Birth: October 5, 1975

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Scott Weinger is an American actor, writer, and producer. He appeared on the show Full House and voiced Aladdin in the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name.

He is married to writer and producer Rina Mimoun.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Myron A. Maged (the son of Benjamin F. Maged and Hannah). Benjamin was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the son of Samuel Maged and Hennie Mastrovoy. Hannah was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold (the daughter of Wolf/William Michel Goldwag/Gold and Esther Rosenstein). Marjorie was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Wolf was the son of Szloma Falek Goldwag, who was born in Tarnogród, Poland, and of Margalit/Margula Gulcha Rozencwajg, who was born in Lublin, Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Scott Weinger (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Myron A. Maged, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold (focusing on her father’s side) –

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Dr. Luke

by Manila on July 7, 2017

Birth Name: Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald

Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 26, 1973

*Polish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Dr. Luke is an American record producer and songwriter.

Dr. Luke’s father, Janusz Jerzy Gottwald, was a Polish architect, from Łask, Sieradz (now part of Łódź). The surname Gottwald is usually of German origin. However, it is not clear if Dr. Luke has German ancestry. Dr. Luke’s mother, Laura, an interior designer, is Jewish.

Source: Obituary of Dr. Luke’s father –


Karl Marx

by follers on July 5, 2017

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1818

Place of Birth: Trier, Kingdom of Prussia

Date of Death: 14 March, 1883

Place of Death: London, United Kingdom

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
(raised Lutheran)

Karl Marx was a Prussian-born philosopher, economist, journalist, sociologist, political theorist, and revolutionary socialist. Along with German philosopher Friedrich Engels, he published the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto.

Karl was the son of Henrietta/Henriette (Pressburg) and Heinrich Marx (born Herschel Mordechai), a lawyer and vineyards owner.

His father was born in Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany. His mother was born in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Karl’s parents were both from Jewish families. His father converted to Lutheranism during Karl’s early years, because of anti-Semitism, and changed his name from Herschel to Heinrich. The rest of the family also converted, and Karl was subsequently raised in the Lutheran religion.

Karl’s paternal line had been rabbis in Trier (now Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) since 1723.

Karl’s mother was from a prosperous business family that later founded the company Philips Electronics. She was an aunt of Benjamin Philips (1830–1900), a wealthy banker and industrialist, a great-aunt of industrialists Anton Philips and Gerard Philips, and a great-great-aunt of businessperson Frits Philips.

Karl was also a third cousin, once removed, of German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine, who was also from a Jewish family.

Karl’s paternal grandfather was Marx Levy/Levi Halevi ben Samuel ha-Levi Mordechai (the son of Samuel Schmuel Mordechai ha-Levi and Malka Spira). Karl’s grandfather Marx was the rabbi of Trier. Karl’s great-grandfather Samuel was born in Postoloprty, Usti nad Labem, in the Czech lands, and was the son of Mordechai Marx. Malka was the daughter of Loeb Elia haLevi Spira and Saerel Krotoschin.

Karl’s paternal grandmother was Chaje Eva Lwow (the daughter of Moses/Moïse Mosche ben Josua Heschel Lwów Levoff Lemberg and Bella Eger of Furth). Karl’s great-grandfather Moses was the son of Joshua Heschel Lwow, who was born in Westhoffen, Alsace, France, and of Merle Worms, who was born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Bella was the daughter of Meir Rabbi Eger, who was born in Furth, Germany, and of Esther Moses.

Karl’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Hijman “Chaim” Jitschak Preßburg (the son of Hirschl Michl Heymann Preßburg, ben Meir Michael, and of Heintje/Hendrina Isaac Kutsch Stoekoetz). Karl’s grandfather Isaac was born in Preßburg, now Slovakia, and was a Dutch rabbi. Hirschl was the son of Michel Lazar/Eliezer Simon Freistadt, who was born in Gyor, Gyõr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary, and of Rachel Levia Helene/HaLevi Pressburg Austerlitz, who was born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Heintje was the daughter of Isaac Kutsch.

Karl’s maternal grandmother was Nanette Salomon Cohen (the daughter of Salomon Shlomo David Cohen-Chazzan and Sara Chaya-Sara Marcus Brandes). Nanette was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Salomon was the son of David Cohen Chazzan and Fijtje Abraham van Minden. Sara was born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany, the daughter of Marcus Mordechai Eliaser Brandeis.

Source: Genealogy of Karl Marx –


Bobby Coleman

by madman on July 5, 2017

Bobby Coleman – “The Last Song” World Premiere – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Robert Moorhouse Coleman III

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 5, 1997

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/8th Irish, 1/16th German, small amounts of Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Bobby Coleman is an American actor. He is the son of Doris (Berg) and Robert Moorhouse Coleman II.

Bobby’s paternal grandfather was Robert Moorhouse Coleman (the son of Fred Hughes Coleman and Helen Moorhouse). Fred was the son of Edward Gallie Coleman and Mary Elizabeth Boddie. Helen was the daughter of Robert T. Moorhouse and Kate Wharton.

Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Claire Virginia Baum (the daughter of Seymour Jesse Baum and Anne/Anna Margaret Lynch). Seymour was born in New York, to Jewish parents, Alfred Baum, from Germany, and Lucy Grant, from Poland. Anne was the daughter of Thomas James Lynch and Margaret/Mary Agnes Batterbuch/Batterbury, and all of her grandparents were Irish.

Bobby’s maternal grandfather was Paul Conrad Berg (the son of Conrad Dietrick Berg and Etta Almira Luce). Conrad was the son of Conrad Henrich Wilhelm Diederick Berg, who was German and Sarah Emeline Baker. Etta was the daughter of Spencer Watson Luce and Emily Alice Webster.

Bobby’s maternal grandmother was Rosalie Elizabeth Helm (the daugther of Lee Roy Helm and Rose Etta Dewey). Lee was the son of John Douglas Helm and Susan Caroline Bell. Rose was the daughter of Charles Anson Dewey and Emma Matilda Crawford.

Sources: Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal grandfather, Robert Moorhouse Coleman (through Robert’s brother, Fred Hughes Coleman) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Claire Virginia Baum –

Obituary of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Claire Virginia (Baum) Coleman –

Bobby’s paternal great-grandfather, Seymour Jesse Baum, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Article about Bobby’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas James Lynch –

Obituary of Bobby’s maternal grandfather, Paul Conrad Berg –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Emeline Baker (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Spencer Watson Luce (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Alice Webster (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Bobby’s maternal grandmother, Rosalie Elizabeth Helm –


Monique Gabriela Curnen

by stlucas on July 5, 2017

Monique Gabriela Curnen – Cadillac Celebrates the 89th Annual Academy Awards – Photo Credit: 

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

Date of Birth: September 7, 1970

*Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Monique Gabriela Curnen is an American film and television actress.

Monique is the daughter of Zorina (Muratti/Murati Fajardo) and Robert “Bob” E. Curnen. Monique’s father is from New York, of Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and possibly other, descent. Monique’s mother is from Puerto Rico.

Monique’s paternal grandfather was Frank L. Curnen (the son of Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer). Edward was the son of Luke Curnen and Annie Doyle, who were Irish. Florence was the daughter of Max/William Mayer, who was a German Jew, from Oberissenheim, Hessia, and of Sarah Rice, who was also Jewish.

Monique’s maternal grandparents were Francisco Murati Martínez and Florence Fajardo.

Sources: Marriage record of Monique’s parents –

Obituary of Monique’s paternal grandfather, Frank L. Curnen –

Marriage record of Monique’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer –

Monique’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Monique’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Max/William Mayer and Sarah Rice –

Monique’s mother, Zorina Muratti/Murati Fajardo, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Immigration record of Monique’s mother, Zorina Muratti/Murati Fajardo –