Coco Vandeweghe

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Colleen Hutchins Mullarkey

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

Date of Birth: December 6, 1991

Ethnicity: Irish, Belgian/Flemish, Austrian, German, Manx, English

Coco Vandeweghe is an American professional tennis player. She was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Robert “Bob” Kennish Mullarkey and Tauna Kay (Vandeweghe).

Coco’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Francis Xavier Mullarkey (the son of James Mullarkey and Florence). Thomas was born in New York, to parents from Ireland.

Coco’s paternal grandmother was Theresa Ann Mall (the daughter of John Sylvester Mall and Laura Kennish).

John’s parents were Alois Mall and Clara Holz. John was born in Colorado, to an Austrian father, and an American mother of German ancestry.

Laura’s parents were William Kennish (the son of Robert Kennish and Dora H. Skeels) and Martha Elizabeth Harshman (the daughter of Frank Nathan Harshman and Laura Ellen Bullard). Robert was born in the Isle of Man, to an English father and a Manx mother.

Coco’s maternal grandmother was Miss America 1952, Colleen Kay Hutchins. Colleen’s mother’s surname was Perry.

Coco’s maternal grandfather was basketball player Ernest Maurice “Ernie” Vandeweghe, Jr. His parents were Ernest Maurice Van de Weghe, Sr. and Mary Smith (the daughter of Rufus Smith). Ernest Maurice, Sr. was born in New York, to a father from Belgium, of Flemish descent, and a mother from Germany.

Coco’s uncle (mother’s brother) is basketball executive Kiki Vandeweghe.


Marriage record of Coco’s parents –

Obituary of Coco’s paternal grandfather, Thomas F. X. Mullarkey –

Genealogy of Coco’s paternal grandmother, Theresa Ann Mall –

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Dan Reynolds

by madman on August 2, 2016

45th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City - Arrivals

Birth Name: Daniel Coulter Reynolds

Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Date of Birth: July 14, 1987

*English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, remote Dutch (father)
*English, Danish, Manx (mother)

Dan Reynolds is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of the rock band Imagine Dragons. Dan is married to musician Aja Volkman, with whom he has a child.

Dan is the son of Christene M. (Callister) and Ronald Harold Reynolds, a lawyer and author. He was raised in the Mormon faith.

Dan’s mother is of 9/16ths English, 5/16ths Danish, and 1/8th Manx descent. Dan’s father has English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, and remote Dutch, ancestry.

Dan’s mother is descended only from fairly recent immigrants; all of Dan’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents were born outside the United States.

Dan’s patrilineal lineage can be traced back to his 8th great-grandfather, John Reynolds, who was born, c. 1630, in Llanwnnog, Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Dan’s paternal grandfather was Harold Noland Reynolds (the son of William Rodger/Roger Reynolds and Rosa Annabella/Annabelle McClane). William was the son of Richard Reynolds, who was born in Ohio, to a Welsh father and an English mother, and of Sarah Elizabeth Rower. Rosa was the daughter of John James McClane and Emma Isabelle Dinsmore, who was born in Ohio, to a Scots-Irish/Northern Irish father and a Scottish mother.

Dan’s paternal grandmother was Bethel Ernestine Talbott (the daughter of Chester Adrian Talbott and Susan Maria/Elizabeth Steck). Chester was the son of Allen Emery Talbott and Mary Annette McCleary. Susan was the daughter of James Coulter Steck and Lydia Ann Watson.

Dan’s maternal grandfather was Robert Marshall Callister (the son of Norval Eddington Callister and Ada May Hemsley). Norval was the son of Edward Henry Callister, who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents from the Isle of Man, and of Louisa Jane Eddington, who was also born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents. The surname “Eddington” possibly originates in Scotland or Ireland. Dan’s great-grandmother Ada was the daughter of James Hemsley and Annie Robinson. James was born in Dixie, Utah, to an English father and a Danish mother. Annie was English.

Dan’s maternal grandmother was Marco Rushton Christensen (the daughter of Christen N. Christensen and Edith Lenora Rushton). Dan’s great-grandfather Christen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Axel Christensen and Anna Marie Nielsen. Edith was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents, Edwin Rushton and Sarah Naomi Robinson.

Sources: Genealogy of Dan Reynolds –

Genealogies of Dan Reynolds (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Dan’s father, Ronald Reynolds (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal grandfather, Harold Noland Reynolds –

Genealogy of Dan’s paternal great-grandfather, William Rodger/Roger Reynolds (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal grandmother, Bethel Ernestine Talbott –

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal great-grandmother, Susan Maria/Elizabeth Steck (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Dan’s mother, Christene Callister (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Marshall Callister –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandmother, Marco Rushton Christensen –

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Alan Walker

by Manila on July 28, 2016

Birth Name: Alan Olav Walker

Place of Birth: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

Date of Birth: 24 August, 1997

*English, 1/8 Manx (father)
*Norwegian (mother)

Alan Walker is an English-Norwegian record producer. His father, Philip Alan Walker, is English. His mother, Hilde (Omdal), is Norwegian.

Alan’s paternal grandfather is William R. “Bill” Walker (the son of William Walker and Ellenore Jessie Strudwick). Alan’s great-grandfather William was likely the son of William Henry Walker and Louisa Newitt. Ellenore was the daughter of William Robert Strudwick and Ellenore Jessie Puckridge, who was Manx.

Alan’s paternal grandmother is Daphne E. Webb (the daughter of Leonard Alfred “Jack” Webb and Annie Mott). Leonard was the son of William Webb and Louisa Wigmore. Annie was the daughter ofLuke Mott and Sarah Ann Arthur.

Alan’s maternal grandfather is Olav Omdal (the son of Ingvald Emil Eliassen Omdal and Johanna Stapnes). Ingvald was the son of Elias Pedersen Omdal and Ingeborg Helene Nilsdatter Mong. Johanna was the daughter of Severin Helgesen Stapnes and Bertine Hansdatter Mong.

Alan’s maternal grandmother is Ingebjørg Larsdatter Degnepoll (the daughter of Lars Martin Larsen Degnepold, later Degnepoll, and of Maggy Lovise Andersdatter Ervik). Lars was the son of Lars Olsen Degnepold, later Degnepoll, and of Ingeborg Larsdatter Trollebø. Maggy was the daughter of Anders Mathias Ramussen Ervik and Entse Marie Jonsdatter Ferstad.

Source: Genealogy of Alan Walker –


Dan Auerbach

by madman on February 26, 2016

The Black Keys and The Maccabees in Concert at Pavilhao Atlantico in Lisbon - November 27, 2012

Birth Name: Daniel Quine Auerbach

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, United States

Date of Birth: May 14, 1979

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, French, 1/8th Manx, 1/8th German, remote Welsh, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) (mother)

Dan Auerbach is an American musician and record producer. He is the singer and guitarist of the blues rock band The Black Keys. Dan is the son of Mary Little (Quine), a teacher of French, and Charles N. Auerbach, an antique dealer. Charles was Jewish, of Polish Jewish extraction.

Dan’s maternal grandfather was John Robert Quine (the son of Harry Sanford Quine and Sarah Jahant). Harry was the son of Robert Stanford Quine, who was born in Andreas, Isle of Man, and of Katherine “Kate” Motz, who was born in Germany. Sarah was the daughter of August/Augustus Jahant, who was born in Akron, Ohio, to French parents, and of Mary McCartin/McCarten, who was born in Ontario, Canada, to Irish parents.

Dan’s maternal grandmother was Jane L. Little (the daughter of Henry Wirt Little and Eliza Catherine Belvin). Henry was the son of James Franklin Little and Mattie Jane Seal. James’ mother had Irish ancestry, and his father had English and distant Welsh ancestry. Mattie had English, some Irish, and distant Welsh and Scottish, ancestry. Dan’s great-grandmother Eliza was the daughter of James Peter Coladen Belvin and Mary Elizabeth Walton; they both had English ancestry, and James also had French roots.


Record of Dan Auerbach –

Genealogy of Dan’s mother, Mary Quine –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandfather, John Quine –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-grandfather, Harry Sanford Quine –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Jahant –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandmother, Jane L. Little –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Wirt Little –

Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-grandmother, Eliza Catherine Belvin –

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Bob Seger

by madman on January 4, 2016

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Robert Clark Seger

Place of Birth: Lincoln Park, Michigan, United States

Date of Birth: May 16, 1945

Ethnicity: German (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, Manx, distant Dutch, remote French and Welsh

Bob Seger is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Bob is the son of Charlotte A. (Zadow) and Stewart Clark Seger.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was George Clark Seger (the son of Hiram C. Seger and Sarah Ann Clark). Hiram was the son of George Washington Seger and Sarah M. Sherwin, and was of English, and distant Welsh, descent. Bob’s great-grandmother Sarah was born in Canada, to Irish parents, James Clark and Jane Vance, from County Armagh.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude I. Stewart (possibly the daughter of John Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Pridham). Gertrude was born in Canada, to an American father and a Scottish mother.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Albert Gustav Zadow (the son of Gustav Zadow and Augusta Kalisch). Albert was the son of German immigrants.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Mabel/Mable E. McClintock (the daughter of Oliver Allen Cromwell McClintock and Charlotte Pake/Peak). Oliver was born in County Cork, Ireland, the son of William H. McClintock and Mary Calhoon. Charlotte was born in Pickering Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Urius/Urias Sylvester Pake/Peak, who had Dutch, English, and distant French, ancestry, and of Harriet Scarff, who was born on the Isle of Man.

Sources: Genealogy of Bob Seger –

Genealogy of Bob Seger (focusing on his father’s side) –

Bob’s father on the 1930 census –

Bob’s paternal grandfather, George Clark Seger, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
George Clark Seger on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Bob’s paternal great-grandfather, Hiram C. Seger (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Bob’s paternal great-grandmother, Sarah Ann Clark –

Bob’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal grandmother, Mabel/Mable E. McClintock –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal grandmother, Mabel/Mable E. McClintock (through Mabel’s brother, James M. McClintock) –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal grandmother, Mabel/Mable E. McClintock (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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