Latvian

Laura Rizzotto

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Laura de Carvalho Rizzotto

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 18 July, 1994

Ethnicity: Brazilian [one half Portuguese, one quarter Latvian, one eighth Italian, one eighth Austrian]

Laura Rizzotto is a Latvian-Brazilian musician. She represented Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Her father, Rodolfo Alberto Rizzotto, is a dual citizen of Latvia and Brazil. Her mother, Nelise Maria Barretto de Carvalho, is a Brazilian, of Portuguese descent.

Laura’s paternal grandfather was born in Brazil, to an Italian father and an Austrian mother.

Laura’s paternal grandmother is Antinea Dolores/Doloresu Cukurs (the daughter of Herberts Cukurs and Milda Bērzupe). Herberts was an aviator, and a war criminal, born in Liepaja, and was the son of Jānis Cukurs and Anna Skudra.

Laura’s maternal great-grandparents were all from Portugal, one from nearby Porto and three from Algarve.

Sources: https://skaties.lv
http://www.delfi.lv
https://observador.pt

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Corey Fogelmanis

by stlucas on August 11, 2017

Corey Fogelmanis – The Actors Fund’s 2016 Looking Ahead Awards – Arrivals – Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 Vine Street – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1999

Ethnicity: Latvian, English, Norwegian, Irish, possibly other

Corey Fogelmanis is an American actor.

Corey is the son of Shannon Lea (Gleeson) and Dain Andris Fogelmanis.

Corey’s paternal grandfather was Andris/Andy Fogelmanis (the son of Daina). Andris was Latvian.

Corey’s paternal grandmother was Martha Amelia Fousch/Fausch.

Corey’s maternal grandfather was Michael Wilson Gleeson (likely the son of Wilson Gleeson and Ruth Marie Langton). Wilson was the son of John Matthew Gleeson and Florence Render. Ruth was the daughter of M. Langton and Emma L. Jones.

Corey’s maternal grandmother was Carol Joanne Hocking (the daughter of George Henry Hocking and Marion Olive Johanna Dingle). Marion was the daughter of Arthur George Dingle, who was English, and of Johanna Marie Kraft/Kratt, whose own parents were from Norway.

Sources: Birth record of Corey’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Immigration record of Corey’s paternal grandfather, Andris Fogelmanis – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Corey’s paternal great-grandmother, Daina Fogelmanis – http://www.cagenweb.com

Marriage record of Corey’s maternal grandparents, Michael Wilson Gleeson and Carol Joanne Hocking – http://www.familysearch.org

Corey’s maternal great-grandmother, Marion Olive Johanna Dingle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Corey’s maternal great-grandmother, Marion Olive Johanna (Dingle) Hocking – http://www.legacy.com

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Lauv

by Manila on June 2, 2017

Birth Name: Ari Staprans Leff

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 8, 1994

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Latvian (mother)

Ari Leff is an American musician.

Ari’s father, Stuart Emery Leff, is Jewish American. Ari’s mother, Silvija Inga (Staprāns), is Latvian.

His stage name derived from the word “lauve”, which means “lion” in Latvian.

Ari’s paternal grandfather was Sanford Leonard Leff (the son of Harry Leff and Sarah Kohn). Harry was a Polish Jewish emigrant, from Łomża, Podlaskie, and was the son of Daron Leff and Leah Grunstein. Sarah was a Czech Jewish emigrant, from Želnava, Prachatice District, South Bohemian Region, and was the daughter of Meyer Jacob Kohn and Zypa “Sadie” Feimehl (also known as Goldsmith).

Ari’s paternal grandmother was Seena Sylvia Glaser (the daughter of Nathan Lefo Glaser and Anna Ella Silverman). Nathan was the son of Lithuanian Jewish immigrant, Mendel “Michael” Glaser, and of Latvian Jewish immigrant, Ida Sarah Fine. Anna was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Samuel Silverman and Sarah Rappaport (also known as Drew).

Sources: Interview about Lauv’s ancestry – https://nyulocal.com

Birth record of Lauv – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Lauv’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Lauv’s father – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Birth record of Lauv’s paternal grandfather, Sanford Leonard Leff – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Marriage record of Lauv’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry Leff and Sarah Kohn – https://familysearch.org

Lauv’s paternal grandmother, Seena Sylvia Glaser, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Sterling Jerins

by stlucas on May 13, 2017

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

Date of Birth: June 15, 2004

Ethnicity: Latvian, Ashkenazi Jewish

Sterling Jerins is an American actress.

Sterling is the daughter of Alana and Edgar Jerins. Sterling’s sister, Ruby Jerins, is also an actress. They were raised Jewish.

Sterling’s father is an artist from Omaha, Nebraska, and is of Latvian descent. Sterling’s mother is an actress from North Carolina, and is from a Jewish family. Sterling’s family belongs to a Conservative Jewish synagogue, which may mean that Sterling’s father converted to Judaism.

Sterling’s paternal grandparents were Gunars Stanislaus Jerins (the son of Janis Jerins and Pauline Subris) and Rita Cepure. Gunars and Rita were Latvian immigrants.

Sterling’s maternal grandparents likely were Stuart Teichman and Barbara Ross.

Sterling is pictured with her parents and sister here.

Sources: Interview with Sterling’s father – http://musicandartinterviews.blogspot.com

Obituary of Sterling’s uncle (father’s brother), Toms Erik Jerins – http://www.omaha.com

Obituary of Sterling’s paternal grandfather, Gunars Stanislaus Jerins – http://www.findagrave.com

Immigration record of Sterling’s paternal grandmother, Rita Cepure – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sterling’s paternal step-grandmother, Anne M. (Fridrich) Jerins – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by Debby Wong/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Ruby Jerins

by stlucas on May 13, 2017

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

Date of Birth: April 10, 1998

Ethnicity: Latvian, Ashkenazi Jewish

Ruby Jerins is an American actress.

Ruby is the daughter of Alana and Edgar Jerins. Ruby’s sister, Sterling Jerins, is also an actress. They were raised Jewish.

Ruby’s father is an artist from Omaha, Nebraska, and is of Latvian descent. Ruby’s mother is an actress from North Carolina, and is from a Jewish family. Ruby’s family belongs to a Conservative Jewish synagogue, which may mean that Ruby’s father converted to Judaism.

Ruby’s paternal grandparents were Gunars Stanislaus Jerins (the son of Janis Jerins and Pauline Subris) and Rita Cepure. Gunars and Rita were Latvian immigrants.

Ruby’s maternal grandparents likely were Stuart Teichman and Barbara Ross.

Ruby is pictured with her parents and sister here.

Sources: Interview with Ruby’s father – http://musicandartinterviews.blogspot.com

Obituary of Ruby’s uncle (father’s brother), Toms Erik Jerins – http://www.omaha.com

Obituary of Ruby’s paternal grandfather, Gunars Stanislaus Jerins – http://www.findagrave.com

Immigration record of Ruby’s paternal grandmother, Rita Cepure – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ruby’s paternal step-grandmother, Anne M. (Fridrich) Jerins – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by Debby Wong/www.bigstockphoto.com

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