Polish Jewish

Jolene Purdy

by stlucas on January 10, 2018

Jolene Purdy – Audi Celebrates the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Catch LA, 8715 Melrose Avenue – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jolene Aiko Purdy

Place of Birth: Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 9, 1983

*English, Scottish, Irish, German, at least 1/8 Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Jolene Purdy is an American actress.

Jolene is the daughter of Cheryl A. (Sugimoto) and Donald Allen Purdy. Jolene’s father has German, English, Irish, and Scottish, as well as German Jewish and Polish Jewish, ancestry. Jolene’s mother has Japanese roots.

Jolene’s paternal grandfather was Carl Burdett Purdy (the son of Lawrence/Laurence William Purdy and Mabel Leona Livingston). Lawrence was the son of James Ira/Ira Rodgers Purdy and Sarah Elizabeth Mason. Mabel was the daughter of Chester M. Livingston and Martha Mickey.

Jolene’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Ann Schueler (the daughter of William A. Schueler and Naomi C. Mincer). William was the son of William Schueler and Augusta, who were from Germany. Naomi was the daughter of Oscar Joseph Mincer, whose parents were Polish Jews and German Jews, and of Lena Salina Hicks, who had English and Irish ancestry.

Jolene’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Sugimoto and Sugai.

Sources: Birth record of Jolene Purdy – http://www.familysearch.org

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

Birth record of Jolene’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jolene’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jolene’s paternal grandfather, Carl Burdett Purdy (through his own brother, Robert Lawrence Purdy) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Jolene’s paternal grandfather, Carl Burdett Purdy – http://www.legacy.com

Jolene’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Ann Schueler, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jolene’s paternal great-grandmother, Naomi C. Mincer (through Naomi’s own brother, Norman Oscar Mincer) – http://www.geni.com


Michael Blaiklock

by stlucas on January 10, 2018

Michael Blaiklock – The Paley Center Presents “Happy Endings and Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23” – Arrivals – The Paley Center – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael A. Blaiklock

Place of Birth: Ashland, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 14, 1983

*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Michael Blaiklock is an American actor and writer. Michael is also known as Mookie Blaiklock.

Michael is the son of Deborah “Debbie” Berch and Andrew T. “Andy” Blaiklock. Michael’s mother is Jewish.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Berch (the son of Henry H. Berch and Bessie Gordon). Lawrence was born in Massachusetts, to a father from Ukraine and a mother from Poland.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Helen Kooris, the daughter of Morris Maishe Kooris/Kurz and Sarah/Sadie Schlofsky/Sholovsky.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael’s mother – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal grandparents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Lawrence Berch – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Shirley H. (Kooris) Berch – http://www.legacy.com


Gillian Zinser

by stlucas on January 8, 2018

Birth Name: Gillian Amalia Zinser

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1985

*German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Gillian Zinser is an American actress.

Gillian is the daughter of Dale B. Appleman and Volker A. Zinser. Her father was born in Berlin, Germany, and was likely an ethnic German. Her mother is Jewish.

Gillian’s maternal grandfather was Irving L. Appleman (the son of Harron Appleman and Anna Weisman). Harron was born in Romania, the son of Ela Appleman. Anna was from Poland.

Gillian’s maternal grandmother was Harriet B. Birkenholtz (the daughter of Samuel “Sam” Birkenholtz/Birkenhotz and Ray Hornig). Samuel was born in Galicia, Austria, the son of Simon Birkenholtz and Fanny Levon. Ray was born in Galicia, the daughter of Hav Hornig and Rose Herbst.

Sources: Gillian’s maternal grandfather, Irving L. Appleman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Gillian’s maternal grandfather, Irving L. Appleman – http://www.legacy.com

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Amber Rose Revah

by stlucas on January 5, 2018

Amber Rose Revah – Netflix’s “Bright” UK Premiere – Arrivals – BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Hendon, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 June, 1986

*Kenyan Indian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Amber Rose Revah is a British actress.

Amber is the daughter of Riane (Forster) Hewitt and Benjamin Z. “Ben” Revah/Reva/Revan. Amber’s father is of Kenyan Indian descent. Amber’s mother is Jewish, of Polish Jewish descent.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was Bernard Forster (the son of Yehuda Leib Forster and Rivka Hochstein). Bernard was born in Szczecin, Poland. Rivka was the daughter of Shaul Hochstein and Gella.

Amber’s maternal grandmother was Stefania Raab (the daughter of Leon Raab and Eugenia Wohl). Stefania was born in Krakow, Poland. Leon was also born in Krakow, the son of Ozyasz Raab and Gitla Haniser. Eugenia was born in Krakow, the daughter of Salomon/Salamon Majer/Mayer Izaak Wohl and Feigel Holtzer.

Sources: http://www.tvovermind.com

Genealogy of Amber Rose Revah (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Amber Rose Revah – http://www.familysearch.org


Jaime Ray Newman

by stlucas on January 5, 2018

Place of Birth: Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 2, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jaime Ray Newman is an American actress and singer.

Jaime is the daughter of Marsha Jo (Raphael) and Fredric/Frederick Mark Newman. Jamie’s parents are Jewish. She has a sister, Beth Nicole. Jamie is married to Israeli-born writer/director Guy Nattiv, with whom she has a daughter.

Jaime’s paternal grandfather was Albert Newman (the son of Rubin/Ruben Benj Newman and Nettie). Rubin was from Lithuania. Nettie was from Poland.

Jaime’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Ruth Wener (the daughter of Samuel Wener and Lillian Hershcovitz). Samuel was born in Smela/Smila, Ukraine, the son of Frank Wener and Ida Shatz. Lillian was born in Romania.

Jaime’s maternal grandfather was named (Adolph) Ray Raphael (likely the son of Louis Raphael and Esther). Louis was from Poland. Esther was from Russia.

Jaime’s maternal grandmother was Ettie Sacks (the daughter of Wolf Sacks and Sarah Kaplan). Wolf was born in Russia, the son of Harry Sacks and Rebecca. Sarah was born in England, the daughter of Samuel Kaplan and Hannah.

Sources: Genealogy of Jaime Ray Newman (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com

Marriage announcement of Jamie’s parents – http://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of Jaime’s paternal grandfather, Albert Newman – http://www.irakaufman.com

Obituary of Jaime’s maternal grandmother, Ettie (Sacks) Raphael Handelman – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Jaime’s maternal great-grandparents, Wolf Sacks and Sarah Kaplan – http://www.familysearch.org

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