Lebanese

Jeanine Pirro

by madman on December 4, 2016

23rd Anniversary Thurgood Marshall College Fund Awards Dinner - Arrivals

Birth Name: Jeanine Ferris

Place of Birth: Elmira, New York, United States

Date of Birth: June 2, 1951

Ethnicity: Lebanese

Jeanine Pirro is an American legal analyst, television personality, politician, prosecutor, and judge. She has hosted the political commentary television show Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox since 2011. A Republican, she served as District Attorney of Westchester County, from January 1, 1994 to January 1, 2006.

Jeanine is the daughter of Esther (Awad) and Nasser “Leo” Ferris. Her parents are both of Lebanese descent. Jeanine is married to lobbyist Albert Pirro, who is of Italian descent.

Jeanine’s maternal grandparents were Charles Awad and ? Murad.

Source: http://pa-politics.blogspot.se

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Gigi Gorgeous

by Emilia on August 11, 2016

LOS ANGELES - MAY 12:  Gigi Gorgeous at the NYLON Young Hollywoo

Place of Birth: Montreal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: April 20, 1992

Ethnicity: Italian, French-Canadian, Lebanese

Gigi Gorgeous is a Canadian actress, model, internet personality, and makeup artist. She has publicly come out as a transgender woman.

She was mentioned as having French/French-Canadian, Italian, and Lebanese background in her “Draw My Life” YouTube video.

The surname “Lazzarato” is an Italian surname most common in the Veneto region, in the North-Eastern part of Italy.

Gigi’s paternal grandparents are Chester Lazzarato (the son of Angelo Lazzarato and Constance Barbariol) and Marilyn.

Gigi’s mother was born in St. John, New Brunswick, to Barb MacNeil; she was adopted by Loretta and Bud Belding.

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Ralph Nader

by follers on July 18, 2016

Ralph Nader "Only the Superrich Can Save Us" Book Signing at Bookends in Ridgewood on September 22, 2009

Place of Birth: Winsted, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 27, 1934

Ethnicity: Lebanese

Ralph Nader is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney.

Ralph is the son of Rose (Bouziane) and Nathra Nader. His parents were born in Zahlé, Lebanon. The family was of the Antioch Greek Orthodox religion.

He was the Green Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1996 and 2000, and was an independent candidate for President in 2004 and 2008 (he was also nominated by the Peace and Freedom Party in 2008). He was also a write-in contender for the Presidential nomination in several 1992 primaries.

Ralph’s paternal grandmother’s name was Sadih.

Source: Genealogy of Ralph Nader – http://www.wargs.com

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Daniella Sarahyba

by stlucas on June 23, 2016

Daniella Sarahyba at the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Birth Name: Daniella Sarahyba Fernandes

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

Date of Birth: July 8, 1984

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Lebanese, Galician Spanish, Portuguese, possibly other)

Daniella Sarahyba is a Brazilian model. Her parents are Mara Lúcia Rebello Sarahyba, a retired model, and Orlando Fernandes Neto, a lawyer, who are both Brazilian.

A picture of Daniella with her brother and mother can be seen here.

Her surname “Fernandes”, is mainly Portuguese, while the similar form, “Fernandez”, is mostly Spanish.

Sources: http://starsinbikini.blogspot.com.br
http://america.pink

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J.J. Totah

by follers on June 21, 2016

"Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Joseph Jacob Totah

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 5, 2001

Ethnicity:
*50% Palestinian Arab
*25% Lebanese Arab
*12.5% Italian
*6.25% Irish
*6.25% German

J.J. Totah is an American actor, comedian, and singer.

J.J.’s father is of Arab Palestinian (Christian) descent. J.J.’s mother is of half Lebanese Arab, one quarter Italian, one eighth Irish, and one eighth German, ancestry.

J.J.’s paternal grandfather was Mansur Isa Totah (the son of Esa Totah and Hilweh Shatara). Mansur’s family was from Ramallah, Palestine. Esa was the son of Ghannam Totah and Hanneh Balat. Hilweh was the daughter of Elias Shatara and Nimeh Araj.

J.J.’s paternal grandmother was Naimeh Muhawieh (the daughter of Issa Muhawieh and Nazeera/Nazira Tarazi). Naimeh was born in 1937 in Ramallah, Palestine. Issa was the son of Ibrahim Muhawieh and Martha Balat.

J.J.’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Charles Jacobs (the son of Joseph G. Jacobs and Sadie “Sally” Samaha). J.J.’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in California, the son of Lebanese parents, Mike Joseph Jacobs and Sarah Nemee. Sadie was born in California, the daughter of Lebanese parents, Ayoub “Joe” Samaha and Mamie J. Shehady.

J.J.’s maternal grandmother is Mary Frances Riley (the daughter of Harold Edwin Riley and Loretta Cleon DiCresce). Harold was born in Ohio, the son of Lancelot Vernill/Vernell Riley, who had Irish ancestry, and of Mary Ella/Ellen Fisher, whose parents were German. Loretta was born in Ohio, to Italian parents, Santo Alexander DiCresce and Francis D’Alphonso.

Sources: Genealogy of J.J. Totah (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of J.J.’s paternal grandmother, Naimeh (Muhawieh) Totah – http://www.legacy.com

J.J.’s maternal great-grandfather, Harold Edwin Riley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

J.J.’s maternal great-grandmother, Loretta Cleon DiCresce, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of J.J.’s maternal great-grandmother, Loretta Cleon (DiCresce) Riley – http://www.recordnet.com

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