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Adam Sztykiel

by stlucas on October 14, 2017

Birth Name: Adam John Sztykiel

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 9, 1978

Ethnicity:
*Polish (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Adam Sztykiel is an American screenwriter and film producer.

Adam is the son of Lynn (Stevenson) and Witold Atty “Vito” Sztykiel. Adam’s father was born in England, and had Polish roots.

Adam’s paternal grandparents were Jerzy W. “George” Sztykiel and Krystyna Teresa Mordas (the daughter of Jan Mordas and Rosalia). Jerzy was likely Polish; Krystyna was born in Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). Jerzy and Krystyna got married in England and moved to the U.S. in 1955.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was J. E. Stevenson, Jr.

Sources: Marriage record of Adam’s paternal grandparents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandmother – http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com

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Devon Sawa

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Birth Name: Devon Edward Sawa

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: September 7, 1978

Ethnicity: Polish, other

Devon Sawa is a Canadian actor.

Devon is the son of Joyce and Edward Sawa. Devon has stated that his father is of Polish descent.

Devon is married to Dawni Sahanovitch, with whom he has two children.

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Joe Lando

by stlucas on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Joseph John Lando

Place of Birth: Prairie View, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 9, 1961

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*Polish (mother)

Joe Lando is an American actor.

Joe is the son of Virginia C. (Szymanski) and Antonio/Anthony Joseph (Joseph Antonio/Anthony) “Joe” Lando. He has a sister, Kathy. Joe is married to Kirsten Barlow, with whom he has four children.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Samuel John “Sam” Lando. Samuel was from Rossana, Italy.

Joe’s paternal grandmother was Yoland/Yolanda Bergamin (the daughter of Eugenio Bergamin and Amelia Bortoloso/Bortolazzo). Yoland was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada, of Italian descent.

Sources: Birth record of Joe’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Joe’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Joe’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Joe’s paternal grandmother, Yoland/Yolanda Bergamin – http://www.familysearch.org

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Rob Dyrdek

by stlucas on October 8, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Stanley Dyrdek

Place of Birth: Kettering, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 28, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Polish (father)
*English, Irish, German, possibly some Dutch (mother)

Rob Dyrdek is an American entrepreneur, skateboarder, actor, producer, and reality television star.

Rob is the son of Patricia J. “Patty” (Hackenberg) and Eugene Raymond “Gene” Dyrdek. Rob has a sister, Denise.

Rob’s paternal grandparents were Stanley Dyrdek and Louise Kolodziej. Stanley and Louise were Polish.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Robert Edgar Hackenberg (the son of Clarence Leroy Hackenberg and Nellie E. Franks). Clarence was the son of Arthur Allen Hackenberg and Cora Arvine Burgner. Nellie was the daughter of Lewis Franks and Orphelia McDowell.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Cleary (the daughter of John Cleary and Elizabeth Rose Staats). John was the son of Uriah Cleary and Margaret Graham. Elizabeth was the daughter of Alexander Allan Staats and Margaret Summers.

Sources: Obituary of Rob’s aunt (father’s sister), Helen Joan (Dyrdek) Barbina – http://www.timesleaderonline.com

Obituary of Rob’s uncle (mother’s brother), Robert E. “Bob” Hackenberg – http://www.legacy.com

Rob’s maternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census, Robert Edgar Hackenberg – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Rob’s maternal grandmother, Mildred (Cleary) Hackenberg – http://www.legacy.com

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Sophia Lillis

by madman on October 3, 2017

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

Date of Birth: February 13, 2002

Ethnicity: Irish, Polish, Swiss-German

Sophia Lillis is an American actress.

Sophia is the daughter of Juliana Marit (Moday) Mellevold and David Martin Lillis. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, photographer, and filmmaker Christopher Mellevold.

Sophie’s paternal grandfather was Richard Albert Lillis (the son of James T. Lillis and Marie V. Luscher). Marie V. born in France, to Swiss-German parents, Albert Luscher and Verna.

Sophie’s paternal grandmother is Charla Jo Hall.

Sophia’s maternal grandfather is Donald Joseph Moday (the son of Stephen/Steven M. Moday and Louise M. Luke). Stephen’s parents were Polish; their names likely were Michael Mady and Kalie. Louise was the daughter of Frank J. Luke, who was likely of Polish descent, and of Helen C. Hudzeniski, who was Polish.

Sophia’s maternal grandmother is Margaret K. Travers (the daughter of John William Travers and Dorothy Marie R.). John was the son of John J. Travers and Margaret F., who were born in New York, both of them to Irish parents.

Sources: Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Richard Albert Lillis, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Richard Albert Lillis – http://www.legacy.com

Sophia’s paternal great-grandmother, Marie V. Luscher, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marie V. Luscher on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sophia’s maternal grandparents, Donald Joseph Moday and Margaret K. Travers – https://www.familysearch.org

Sophia’s maternal great-grandparents, Stephen/Steven M. Moday and Louise M., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Likely Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, Stephen/Steven M. Moday, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, John William Travers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, John William Travers – http://www.legacy.com

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