Northern Irish

Iain Armitage

by madman on September 28, 2018

Place of Birth: possibly Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 2008

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Iain Armitage is an American actor and theatre critic. He stars on the show Young Sheldon. He is the son of producer Lee Armitage and actor and singer Euan Morton (Euan Douglas George Morton; born Iain Middleton). His father was born in Bo’ness, Scotland.

Iain’s maternal grandfather is former naval officer Richard Armitage (born Richard Lee Armitage; the son of Leo Holmes Armitage and Ruth). Richard served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, from April 2, 1983 to June 5, 1989, and as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, from March 26, 2001 to February 23, 2005. Leo was the son of Arthur L. Armitage, who was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, and of Anastasia C. Boyd, who was born in Canada.

Iain’s maternal grandmother is Laura Alice Samford (the daughter of Frank Park Samford and Virginia Samford Donovan, born Virginia Carolyn Suydam). Frank was the son of Frank Park Samford and Hattie Mae Noland. Iain’s great-grandmother Virginia was an actress and philanthropist, after whom the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, was named. Virginia was born in Birmingham, the daughter of William Howard Suydam and Laura Alice Cousins.

Sources: Marriage record of Iain’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Park Samford and Virginia Samford Donovan –

Obituary of Iain’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Carolyn (Suydam) Samford Donovan –

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Ben Folds

by Manila on September 25, 2018

Birth Name: Benjamin Scott Folds

Place of Birth: Guilford, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 12, 1966

Ethincity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

Ben Folds is an American musician and record producer. He was the vocalist and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five.

His father, Carlos Dean Folds, is a carpenter. His mother, Sylvia Scott (Kellam), is a painter. Ben has two children with his former wife, Australian musician Frally Hynes.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Charles Edgar Kellam, Jr. (the son of Charles Edgar Kellam and Hattie Anna Hicks). Ben’s grandfather Charles was born in High Point, North Carolina. Ben’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Samuel Alford Kellam and Frances Catherine Parker. Anna was the daughter of James Franklin Hicks and Mary Charlotte Wright.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Lois Mae Scott (the daughter of Olie Odham Scott and America Ann Watson). Lois was born in New Madrid, Missouri. Olie was the son of Wiley Washington Scott and Armilda M. Fitzgerald.

Sources: Birth record of Ben Folds –

Birth record of Ben’s mother –

Genealogy of Ben’s maternal grandfather, Charles Edgar Kellam, Jr. –

Death record of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Lois Mae (Scott) Tysinger –

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Elley Duhé

by Manila on September 21, 2018

Birth Name: Elley Frances Duhé

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 14, 1992

Ethnicity: Breton, Dutch [including Frisian], English, French [including French-Canadian], German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 65/512 Italian, 1/128 Belgian [Flemish], 15/2048 Shawnee Native American, 1/256 Cherokee Native American, 1/512 Swiss-German, 5/16384 Manx, 1/4096 Swedish, as well as distant Cornish

Elley Duhé is an American singer and songwriter.

Elley is the daughter of Teena and Robert Duhé.

Elley’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Jacques Duhée.

Elley’s paternal grandfather is Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé III (the son of Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé, Jr. and Angelina “Jennie” Lovetro). Elley’s grandfather Willie was born in Louisiana. Elley’s great-grandfather Willie was the son of Willie Joseph Duhé and Léonie Millet. Elley’s great-great-grandfather Willie’s maternal fifth great-grandmother, Verena Hirtzel, was Swiss-German, from Pfäffikon, Canton of Zürich. Also, his maternal fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich Albert Schexnayder, was Belgian, from Brussels. Léonie’s paternal fourth great-grandfather, Christopher Johannes (or Jean Christphe in French) Huber, was also Belgian, from Leuven, Flemish Brabant. Also, one of Léonie’s paternal eighth great-grandfathers was Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler. Leónie’s paternal third great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Manuel (or Jean Baptiste Manuel in French) Bacas, was Italian, from Genoa. Jennie was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Antonio “Anthony” Lovetro and Angelina Ferrara.

Elley’s paternal grandmother is named Barbara Kennedy.

Elley’s maternal grandfather is Colonel Walker “Bud” Scott, Jr. (the son of Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. and Dorothy May Davis). Elley’s grandfather Colonel was born in Cattlesburg, Kentucky. Elley’s great-grandfather Colonel was the biological father of criminal and cult leader Charles Manson, and was the son of Walker Henderson Scott and Gladys Ella Cline. Two of Elley’s great-great-grandfather Walker’s sixth great-grandparents, Sven Rambo and Ann Christian, were ethnic Swedish and Manx, respectively. His twice ninth great-grandfather, William McChristen, was also a Manx, from Milntown. Dorothy was a World War II veteran, and was the daughter of Melvin Davis and Dora Castle. Melvin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Nakitika, was a Cherokee Native American. Melvin’s maternal great-great-grandfather and Dora’s paternal great-grandfather, Inman Castle, was 5/8 Shawnee Native American.

Elley’s maternal grandmother was Frances Jeanette “Frankie” McDowell (the daughter of Harvey James McDowell and Thelma Josephine Wright). Frances was born in Grayson, Kentucky. Harvey was the son of Charles Leander “Charlie” McDowell and Fanny B. Sexton. Thelma was the daughter of James Lewis Wright and Elizabeth Ellen Burchett.

Elley’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Elizabeth Patrick (September 15, 1831, Morgan County, Kentucky – February 14, 1910, Magoffin County, Kentucky).

Sources: Genealogy of Elley’s paternal grandfather, Willie Joseph Duhé III –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandfather, Colonel Walker Scott, Jr. –

Genealogy of Elley’s paternal great-grandfather, Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. –

Birth record of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis –

Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May (Davis) Canterbury –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell –

Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette (McDowell) Scott –

Elley’s maternal great-grandfather, Harvey James McDowell, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright –

Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census –



by Manila on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Tyler Scott Marenyi

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

Date of Birth: October 11, 1990

*Hungarian (father)
*English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, as well as small amount of Cornish, Dutch, French, German, and Welsh (mother)

Nghtmre is an American DJ and electronic music producer.

His father, Tamás Róbert Marényi (later Thomas Robert “Tom” Marenyi), is a Hungarian emigrant, from Budapest. His mother, Ruth Ann (Sally), is an American, from Durham, North Carolina.

Nghtmre’s paternal grandparents were Ernő “Ernest” Marényi and Márta “Martha” Frimmel.

Nghtmre’s maternal grandfather was John Lea Sally, Jr. (the son of John Lea Sally and Mary Lee Adcock). Nghtmre’s grandfather John was born in Durham, North Carolina. Nghtmre’s great-grandfather John was the son of Albert Pinkney Sally and Martha Carter Bradsher. Mary was the daughter of William Frederick Adcock and Virginia Adaphine “Jennie” Wilkerson.

Nghtmre’s maternal grandmother was Betty Ruth Cunningham (the daughter of James Edwin Cunningham and Ruth Louise Hobgood). Betty was born in Durham, North Carolina. James was the son of Henry Vernon Cunningham and Elizabeth “Bettie” O’Kelly. Nghtmre’s great-grandmother Ruth was the daughter of Robert Maynard Hobgood and Elizabeth Lewis “Lizzie” Holloway.

Ngthmre’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Frances A. Moore (died October 27, 1849, Halifax County, Virginia).

Sources: Obituary of Nghtmare’s paternal uncle, Gábor Péter Marényi –

Genealogy of Nghtmre (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Nghtmre’s maternal grandfather, John Lea Sally, Jr. –

Genealogy of Nghtmre’s maternal grandmother, Betty Ruth (Cunningham) Sally –


Seven Lions

by Manila on September 3, 2018

Birth Name: Jeffrey Allen Montalvo

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 31, 1987

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, possibly other] (paternal grandfather), Cornish, English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, remote Manx

Seven Lions is an American DJ, record producer, instrumentalist, and remixer.

Seven Lions is the son of Joan and Robert Montalvo.

Seven Lions’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Juan R. Montalvo.

Seven Lions’ paternal grandfather was Luis Antonio Montalvo y Espinoza (later Louis Anthony “Tony” Montalvo, the son of Juan Nepomuceno Montalvo y Cintrón and Rita Carmen Espinosa y Ortiz). Tony, who was a native of San Germán, Puerto Rico, was a U.S. Air Force officer, who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Juan was the son of José Ramón Montalvo y Quiñones and Rosalía Cintrón y Toro. Rita was the daughter of Juan Apolinario Espinosa y Ortiz and María de los Ángeles “Ángela” Ortiz y Toro.

Seven Lions’ paternal grandmother was Adele Lutter (the daughter of Max Georg, also known as Maxwell George, Lutter and Addie Jane McCaskill). Adele was born in San Antonio, Texas. Max was an Austrian Jewish emigrant, from Vienna. Addie was the daughter of Daniel Alexander McCaskill and Elizabeth Matilda Baldwin.

Seven Lions’ maternal grandfather was James Carl “Boomer” Braithwaite (the son of Harry Green Braithwaite and Grace Mayer). James was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Harry was the son of Charles Edward Braithwaite and Elizabeth M. “Bettie” Weakley. Grace was the daughter of a German emigrant, August C. Meyer, and of Maria M. “Mary” Resch, whose own parents were German.

Seven Lions’ maternal grandmother is named Bonnie Jean.

Sources: Birth record of Seven Lions –

Marriage record of Seven Lions’ parents –

Birth record of Seven Lions’ paternal grandfather, Luis Antonio Montalvo y Espinoza –

Seven Lions’ paternal grandmother, Adele Lutter, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Seven Lions’ paternal grandmother, Adele (Lutter) Montalvo –

Genealogy of Seven Lions’ paternal great-grandmother, Addie Jane (McCaskill) Lutter –

Genealogy of Seven Lions’ maternal grandfather, James Carl Braithwaite –

Obituary of Seven Lions’ maternal grandfather, James Carl Braithwaite –

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