Jimmy Bennett

by bablah on September 19, 2017

Place of Birth: Seal Beach, Orange County, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1996

Ethnicity: Mexican (maternal grandmother), German, English, Scottish, Cornish

Jimmy Bennett is an American actor and musician.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather is James Donald Bennett (the son of Robert Bauer Bennett and Margaret Mary Stover). Robert was the son of William Joseph Bennett, whose mother was English, and of Ruth Edith Bauer. Margaret was the daughter of George Daniel Stover, who was of German descent, and of Edessa P. Pascoe, who was of Cornish, English, and Scottish descent.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother is named Mary Louisa Garcia. She is of Mexican descent.

Sources: Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Bauer Bennett and Margaret Mary Stover –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Joseph Bennett, on the 1900 U.S Census –

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, George Daniel Stover and Edessa P. Pascoe –

Death records of of Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Edessa P. Pascoe –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, George Daniel Stover, on the 1900 U.S Census –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Edessa P. Pascoe, on the 1910 U.S Census –

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Tommy Pallotta

by stlucas on September 12, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas Kenneth Pallotta

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 25, 1968

*Italian, English, possibly other (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Tommy Pallotta is an American film director and producer.

Tommy is the son of Maria Elena (Lopez) and Thomas Francis Pallotta.

Tommy’s paternal grandfather was Joseph/Giuseppe J. Pallotta (the son of Nicholas/Nicola Pallotta and Anna/Annie). Nicholas and Anna were Italian.

Tommy’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen Young.

Tommy’s maternal grandfather was Jose G. Lopez.

Tommy’s maternal grandmother was Julia Martinez (the daughter of Pablo Martinez and Paula Medina). Pablo was the son of Domingo/Domuigo Martinez and Isabel, whose own parents were Mexican.

Sources: Birth record of Tommy Pallotta –

Tommy’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Tommy’s paternal grandfather on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Tommy’s maternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Tommy’s maternal grandmother –

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Brianna Hildebrand

by stlucas on September 6, 2017

Brianna Hildebrand – 43rd Annual Saturn Awards – Arrivals – Castaway Restaurant, 1250 E Harvard Road – Burbank, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Brianna Caitlin Hildebrand

Place of Birth: College Station, Brazos, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 14, 1996

*German, English, Irish (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Brianna Hildebrand is an American actress.

Brianna is the daughter of Veronica (Bocanegra) and Caleb Jonathan Hildebrand. Brianna’s father is mostly of German, English, and Irish descent. Brianna’s mother has Mexican roots.

Brianna’s paternal grandfather was Caleb Hubert Hildebrand (the son of Caleb Gilbert Hildebrandt and Mary Eunice Jeffcoates/Jeffcoat). Brianna’s great-grandfather Caleb was the son of George William Hildebrandt, who as from Hanover, Germany, and of Martha Jane Milburn. Mary Eunice was the daughter of Ira Dee Jeffcoat and Mary Paralee Garner.

Brianna’s paternal grandmother was Patsy Lynn Gorman (the daughter of Horace Van Gorman and Margaret Louise “Lou” Rogers). Horace was the son of Christopher Columbus “Lum” Gorman and Dora Adelia “Delia” M. McCauley. Margaret was the daughter of William D. Rogers and Cecil V. Woods.

Brianna’s maternal grandfather was Pete Trujillo Bocanegra, Jr. (the son of Pete/Pedro R. Bocanegra, Sr. and Helen Luna Trujillo). Brianna’s great-grandfather Pete was the son of Eusebio C. Bocanegra, who was Mexican, and of Elena Rivas.

Brianna’s maternal grandmother was Jane Reyna.

Sources: Birth record of Brianna Hildebrand –

Birth record of Brianna’s father –

Birth record of Brianna’s paternal grandfather –

Obituary of Brianna’s paternal grandfather –

Birth record of Brianna’s mother –

Brianna’s maternal great-grandfather, Pete/Pedro R. Bocanegra, Sr. on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Jennifer Hanson

by bablah on September 4, 2017

Birth Name: Jennifer Kathleen Hanson

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 10, 1973

Ethnicity: Norwegian (7/16), German, Catalan, Mexican, Irish, possibly English

Jennifer Hanson is an American country music artist. She was Miss California 1994.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Orlano Edsel Hanson son of Oliver O. Hanson and Ethel Cora Ellingson. Oliver was the son of Ole Hanson and Anna Johnson. Ole was born in Norway to Hans Moen and Eli Olson. Anna was born in Norway to Johan Johnson and Marie Johnson. Ethel was the daughter of Elling Ellingson and Elena Johnson. Elling was born in Minnesota to Norwegian parents Syverd Ellingson and Ingeborg Bergrud. Elena was also born in Minnesota to Norwegian parents.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother is  Marvelle Joyce Foslien, daughter of Clarence Edward Foslien and Eleanor P. Ley. Clarence was the son of Alfred Knute Foslien (son of Fingar K. Foslien and Anne Maria Gilbertson) and Emma Olava Larson (daughter of Julian Larson and Thore Maria Hansdatter ). Clarence’s ancestors were all Norwegian. Emma’s parents were from Eidsberg, Østfold fylke, Norway. Eleanor was the daughter of John A. Ley and Pauline Petersen. John was of German, and Pauline was of Norwegian descent.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Joaquin Vendrell Jr., son of Joaquin Vendrell and Maria Comaleche/Comalich/Canalich. Joaquin was born in Spain and was most likely of Catalan origin. Mari was born in Guaymas, Sonora Mexico to parents Pedro Camalich and Angelina De La Cruz.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Matilda Amelia Cross, daughter of Charles J. Cross and Dora Matilda Bell. Charles was the son of John M. Cross and Minnie Kettenbe/Cottenburg. Dora was born in California to Canadian parents. Her father was Robert Bell, whose parents were from Ireland.

Sources: Jennifer’s paternal grandfather on 1930 U.S.

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather Oliver O. Hanson on 1920 U.S.

Death record of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather Oliver O.

Death record of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother Anna

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother Ethel C. Ellingson on 1920 U.S.

Jennifer’s paternal great-great-grandfather Elling Ellingson on 1885 Minnesota state

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather Clarence E.

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother Elanore P. Ley on 1920 U.S.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather on 1930 U.S.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother on 1930 U.S.

Jennifer’s maternal great-grandmother Dora Matilda Cross on 1910 U.S.

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Krysta Rodriguez

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Birth Name: Krysta Anne Rodriguez

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 23, 1984

*Mexican (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Krysta Rodriguez is an American actress and singer.

Krysta is the daughter of Kathleen A. (Haden) and Perry T. Rodriguez. Krysta’s father was born in California and has Mexican ancestry. Krysta’s mother is also from California, and has English, and possibly other, roots.

Krysta has stated:

Having grown up in Southern California, and being a ‘Rodriguez’, folks automatically assume I’m Mexican – and not American. For a while I didn’t know if I’d fit into the Latino acting community because my family is very acculturated and I don’t speak fluent Spanish – and, well, you know. I worried other Latino actors would consider me a “fake” Latina but that wasn’t the case, especially in New York.

Krysta’s paternal grandparents’ surnames were Rodriguez and Gonzales.

Krysta’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Haden and Bishop.

Sources: Birth record of Krysta Rodriguez –

Birth record of Krysta’s father –

Birth record of Krysta’s mother –

Marriage record of Krysta’s parents –

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