Michael Graziadei

by stlucas on December 20, 2017

Birth Name: Michael A. Graziadei

Place of Birth: Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Date of Birth: September 22, 1979

*Italian, distant Swiss (father)
*Lithuanian (mother)

Michael Graziadei is an American actor.

Michael was born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the son of American parents, Helene Ruth (Jasalavich) and Silvio Albert Graziadei. Michael was raised in the U.S. from the age of eleven.

His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of Lithuanian ancestry. Michael’s parents are pictured here.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Michael P. Graziadei (the son of Rocco Graziadei and Philomena Dellia). Michael was born in Rome, Italy.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Ida Buono/Bunona (the daughter of Tommaso “Thomas” Buono/Bunona and Anna “Annie” Capalli). Ida was born in Chiusano di San Domenico, Avellino, Campania, Italy. Tommaso was the son of Dominic Buono and Baroness Ernesta (Maria Louisa Ernestina) Flugi d’Aspermont. Annie was the daughter of a man surnamed Capall/Yapelli, and of Countess Juliette Flugi d’Aspermont. Countess Juliette’s father, Officer Francesco Constantin/Costantino Camillo Flugi von Aspermonte, is widely believed to be the biological father of French poet, writer, and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire. D’Aspermont (or Von Aspermonte) is a branch of a noble family with origins in St. Moritz, Grisons, Switzerland, that settled in Italy.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Stanley Anthony Jasalavich (the son of Anthony Joseph Jasalavitch/Jasiulevicius and Antonia Jezukevitch). Stanley was born in New Hampshire, to Lithuanian parents, from Pūčkornės and Merkinė, respectively.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Helene Rita Norenkevich (the daughter of John Norenkevich and Tekla Piarudnia/Piarndnia). John was born in Lithuania, the son of Peter Norenkiewicz and Ursza Karsokeue/Korsak. Tekla was born in Žasliai, Lithuania, the daughter of Tamorzus Piarndnia and Ursza/Ursula Giczerska.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Graziadei –

Obituary of Michael’s father –

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal grandparents, Michael P. Graziadei and Ida Buono/Bunona –

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Officer Francesco Constantin/Costantino Camillo Flugi von Aspermonte (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Photo by kathclick/


Sufjan Stevens

by bablah on November 28, 2017

Sufjan Stevens – The Great Escape Festival 2011 – Day 3 – Brighton Dome – Brighton, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 1, 1975

Ethnicity: Greek, Lithuanian

Sufjan Stevens is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Sufjan’s mother was Greek. He is also said to be of Lithuanian descent.

Sufjan’s maternal grandparents were Nick Marabeas (son of Gust O. Marabeas and Kyriakoula/Carrie O. [likely Alexandros/Alexandreas]) and Stella Thomas. Both were of Greek descent. Gust was from Stoupa, Greece.

Sources: Sufjan’s maternal grandfather, Nick Marabeas, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sufjan’s maternal grandmother, Stella Thomas, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Ruta Lee

by bablah on November 26, 2017

Ruta Lee – “Architects of Denial” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine Street – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene /

Birth Name: Ruta Mary Kilmonis

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: May 30, 1935

Ethnicity: Lithuanian

Ruta Lee is a Canadian actress and dancer. She was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, to Lithuanian immigrants, Marijona/Mary (Kamandulis) and Juozas/Joseph Kilmonis. Ruta is married to American restaurant executive Webster B. “Webb” Lowe, Jr.

Ruta’s paternal grandparents were John Kilmonis and Pranciska/Francis Dobravalais.

Ruta’s maternal grandmother was named Liudvise.

Sources: Death record of Ruta’s father –

Death record of Ruta’s maternal grandmother, Liudvise Kamandulis –


Bria Vinaite

by ashash on November 26, 2017

Place of Birth: Lithuania

Date of Birth: June 10, 1993

Ethnicity: Lithuanian

Bria Vinaite is an American actress. She stars in the 2017 film The Florida Project.

She was born in Lithuania, and moved to Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., during her early years.



Charles, Prince of Wales

by follers on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Philip Arthur George

Place of Birth: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 November, 1948

Ethnicity: European Royal, English (mostly), small amounts of German, Hungarian, French, Anglo-Irish, distant Irish, Danish, Swedish, Swiss, Belgian, Dutch, Bohemian/Czech, Scottish, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish

Charles, Prince of Wales, is the heir apparent to the British throne.

He is the son of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Charles is married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. With his former wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, he is the father of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales.

Prince Charles’ paternal grandfather was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (the son of George I of Greece, and of Olga Constantinovna of Russia). Prince Andrew was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece. George I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Christian IX, King of Denmark, and of Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Olga was born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire, the daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin/Constantine Nikolayevich/Nikolaevich/Nicholaievitch of Russia, and of Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg.

Prince Charles’ paternal grandmother was Princess Alice of Battenberg (the daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg, and of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine). Princess Alice was born in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England. Prince Louis was born in Graz, Austrian Empire, the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and of Countess Julia/Julie Therese Salome Hauke. Princess Victoria was born in Windsor Castle, the daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom.

Prince Charles’ maternal grandfather was George VI, who was King of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952 (the son of George V, and of Mary of Teck). George VI was born in York Cottage, Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom. George V was born in Marlborough House, London, and was King from 1910 to 1936. He was the son of Edward VII, who was King from 1901 to 1910, and of Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Mary of Teck was born in Kensington Palace, London, the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, and of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.

Prince Charles’ maternal grandmother was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne). Lady Elizabeth was born in England. Claude was the son of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of Frances Dora Smith Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Cecilia was the daughter of The Rev. Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck and Caroline Louisa Burnaby.

Sources: Genealogies of Charles, Prince of Wales –

Genealogy of Charles, Prince of Wales (through his son, Prince William) –

Photo by palinchak/