Justin Kurzel

by stlucas on February 13, 2017

Place of Birth: Gawler, South Australia, Australia

Date of Birth: August 3, 1974

Ethnicity: Polish, Maltese

Justin Kurzel is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His brother is musician and film director Jed Kurzel.

Justin’s father, Zdzislaw Kurzel, was originally from Poland, and moved to Australia in 1960 as a refugee. Justin’s mother was born in Malta.

About his ethnicity, he has stated:

I suppose it’s true that those of us who aren’t indigenous have a problem relating to the past. My father’s family migrated from Poland after the war. They could pick a boat to get them out of Europe, and by chance the one they chose was headed to Australia, which is where my dad met my mum, whose family came from Malta.

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Angélica Ksyvickis

by stlucas on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Angélica Ksyvickis

Place of Birth: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 30, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian, Croatian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, some Romanian, Moldovan, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, distant Piquerobi Native Brazilian

Angélica Ksyvickis is a Brazilian television presenter, actress, and singer. She is the hostess of the Brazilian television show “Estrelas”.

She is the daughter of Angelina Capraro Fogo and Francisco Ksyvickis.

In 2015, she became a guest on her own television show “Estrelas” in which she was presented her origins and family tree as a suprise.

She found out that her mother has recent Italian, Croatian, and Portuguese ancestry, and that her father is mostly of Russian and Polish descent. She was also said to have Moldovan, Romanian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and some Piquerobi Native Brazilian ancestry.

Her maternal grandfather was Domingos Capraro (the son of Antônio Capraro and Juliana/Giuliana Alauk). Antônio was originally from Naples, Italy, and moved to Brazil with his parents, Biagio and Domenica Capraro, at the age of 10. Juliana had Croatian ancestry.

Her maternal grandmother was Albina Maria Sales (the daughter of Francisco de Sales Galvão Freire and Ana Cândida de Jesus). Albina had Portuguese roots.

Her paternal grandfather was Wladislav Ksyvickis. He had Polish ancestry. The female version of his surname is “Krzywicka”.

Her paternal grandmother was Antônia Casemiro (the daughter of Dominic Casimirov and Josefa Yachen). Both Dominic and Josefa were Russian immigrants.

Source: https://globoplay.globo.com/v/4687405/


Carl Barât

by madman on February 4, 2017

Birth Name: Carl Ashley Raphael Barât

Place of Birth: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: June 6, 1978

Ethnicity: French, Russian, Polish, English

Carl Barât is a British musician. He is the co-vocalist and guitarist of the rock band The Libertines, and was previously the lead guitarist of the rock band Dirty Pretty Things.

Carl is the son of Christine A. “Chrissie” (Picking) Ferngrove and Derek M. Barat. He has stated that he is of French, Russian, and Polish descent. He also has English ancestry.

Carl’s paternal grandparents were Derek A. A. Barat (the son of George F. Hugh Barat and Gertrude Parke) and Juanita G. Didier.

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Ksenia Sobchak

by wanderer on January 29, 2017

Birth Name: Ksenia Anatolyevna Sobchak

Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Russia

Date of Birth: 5 November, 1981

Ethnicity: Polish, Czech, Russian, Ukrainian, Ashkenazi Jewish

Ksenia Sobchak is a Russian television anchor, journalist, socialite, and actress.

Her father, Anatoly Sobchak, a politician, was Mayor of Saint Petersburg, from 1991 to 1996, and co-wrote the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Her mother, Lyudmila Narusova, is a politician, who was a member of the Federation Council of Russia, representing Tyva Republic and Bryansk Oblast. Her father was of Polish, Czech, Russian, and Ukrainian descent. Her mother is of Russian and Jewish origin. She identifies herself as of Jewish heritage, but not religiously.

Ksenia’s paternal grandfather is Aleksander Antonovich Sobchak (the son of Anton Semyonovich Sobchak and Anna Ivanovna). Ksenia’s great-grandfather Anton was Polish. Anna was Czech.

Ksenia’s paternal grandmother is Nadezhda Andreyevna Litvinova (the daughter of Andrey Litvinov). Nadezhda’s father was Russian and her mother was Ukrainian.

Ksenia’s maternal grandparents are Boris Moiseevich Narusovich (the son of Moisey Narusovich) and Valentina Vladimirovna Hlebospolova (the daughter of Vladimir Hlebospolov). Boris is Jewish.

Sources: http://sobchak.org

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Dick Dale

by madman on January 28, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Anthony Monsour

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: May 4, 1937

*Lebanese (father)
*Polish, Belarusian (mother)

Dick Dale, also known as The King of the Surf Guitar, is an American musician and songwriter. He is the son of Fern and James Monsour. His father was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Lebanese parents. His mother is said to be of Polish and Belarusian descent.

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