Birth Name: Victoria Syde Praver
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 4, 1987
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Italian, Norwegian, German, Czech/Bohemian, some Dutch (mother)
Tori Praver is an American model and swimwear fashion designer. She was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Lori J. (Boggio) and Stephen L. Praver. She had a brother, Ryan. Tori was raised in Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Tori is married to surfer, model, photographer, and independent filmmaker Danny Fuller. They have two children.
Tori’s paternal grandfather was Edwin Praver (the son of Albert Praver and Eve/Eva). The surname “Praver” can be traced back to Galicia (now Poland/Ukraine). Albert was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Eva was also born in New York, also to Russian Jews.
Tori’s paternal grandmother was Joan L. Rauch (the daughter of Benjamin G. Rauch and Syde). Benjamin was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents. Syde was also Jewish, and was born in New York, to a father from Russia and a mother from New York.
Tori’s maternal grandfather was Joseph” Joe” Louis Boggio. He had Italian ancestry.
Tori’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Ann Bergsrud (the daughter of Burton Andrew Bergsrud and Irma Zita Hinker). Burton was born in Iowa, to a Norwegian father, Hans Bergsrud, and a first-generation American mother, Anna G., whose parents hailed from Norway. Irma’s father, John Henry Huinker/Hinker, was born in Iowa, of mostly German, and some Dutch, descent, with German roots in North Rhine-Westphalia. Irma’s mother, Tori’s great-great-grandmother Rose, was born in Iowa, to Bohemian parents, Frederick Houdek and Kathryn Houska.
Sources: Birth certificate of Tori Praver – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Tori’s brother, Ryan B. Praver – http://archives.starbulletin.com
Tori’s surname origin – http://www.geshergalicia.org
Engagement announcement of Tori’s paternal grandparents, Edwin Praver and Joan L. Rauch – https://www.newspapers.com
Tori’s paternal grandfather, Edwin Praver, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Tori’s paternal grandmother, Joan L. Rauch, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Tori’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” L. Boggio – http://www.recordgazette.net
Genealogy of Tori’s mother’s family – http://stlucas.square7.ch
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