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Colin Trevorrow

by stlucas on November 1, 2017

Birth Name: Colin Tyler Trevorrow

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 13, 1976

Ethnicity:
*English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish (mother)

Colin Trevorrow is an American film director and screenwriter.

Colin is the son of Yvette Toledano (Frieder) and Robert A. Trevorrow. Colin’s father has English, and possibly other, roots. Colin’s mother is Jewish.

Colin’s maternal grandfather was Leonard Peter Frieder (the son of Marcus Frieder and Bertha Kline). Marcus was born in Hungary, the son of Leopold Frieder and Rebecca Landesman. Bertha was also born in Hungary.

Colin’s maternal grandmother was Doris Toledano (the daughter of Isaac/Issac Levy Toledano and Zelia/Telia Sarah de Lemos). Doris was born in Panama, and was a Sephardi Jew (with recent roots in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, and Curaçao, and ultimately in Portugal and Spain). Isaac was the son of Levy Toledano and Branca Levy Maduro. Zelia was the daughter of Samuel Haim Moses Beneviste de Lemos and Sarah Celina de Castro.

Sources: Birth record of Colin Trevorrow – http://www.familysearch.org

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

Genealogy of Colin’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Colin’s maternal grandparents, Leonard Peter Frieder and Doris Toledano – http://www.familysearch.org

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Antonio Campos

by stlucas on October 8, 2017

Antonio Campos and Guest – 46th New York Film Festival Closing Night – “The Wrestler” Premiere – Arrivals – Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center – New York City, NY, USA –  Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: August 24, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Brazilian [Portuguese, Sephardi Jewish, possibly other] (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Antonio Campos is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

Antonio is the son of producer Rose Ganguzza and Brazilian journalist Lucas Mendes Campos.

Antonio’s father has Portuguese ancestry, and has also stated that one of his great-great-great-great-grandfathers was a Jewish ancestor from Portugal who moved to Brazil. Antonio’s mother was born in New Jersey, to Italian/Sicilian parents.

Antonio’s maternal grandparents were Anthony C. Ganguzza and Frances. Anthony was from Sicily, Italy. Frances was also Italian.

Sources: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment record of Antonio’s maternal grandfather, Anthony C. Ganguzza – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Antonio’s maternal grandfather, Anthony C. Ganguzza – http://www.legacy.com

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Josh Pais

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Pais

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

Date of Birth: June 21, 1964

Ethnicity:
*Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German (mother, who converted to Judaism)

Josh Pais is an American acting coach, and film and television actor.

He is the son of Lila Lee (Atwill) and Dutch-born physicist and historian Abraham Pais. Josh’s father was born in Amsterdam, to Dutch Jewish parents of Sephardi (with roots in Portugal and Italy) and Ashkenazi (with ancestry in Germany and Ukraine) origin. Josh’s mother was an American of English, Irish, German, and Swiss-German descent, who converted to Judaism when marrying Josh’s father.

Josh is married to life coach and motivational speaker Marie Forleo. He is the father of actor Zane Pais, with his former wife, actress Lisa Emery.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Isaiah/Jesaija “Jacques” Pais (the son of Abraham Pais and Naatje de Raaij). Abraham was the son of Jesaias Benjamin Pais and Rachel Meijer de Mark. Naatje was the daughter of Mozes de Raaij and Leentje Jonas Kloot.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Kaatje P. F. “Cato” van Kleeff (the daughter of Levie van Kleef/Kleeff and Anna Swaab). Levie was the son of Isaac van Kleeff and Betje Hekster. Anna was the daughter of Machiel Samuel Swaab and Kaatje de Groot.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Spurgeon Tennyson Atwill (the son of Lewis Franklin Atwill/Atwell and Rosetta “Rosa” Rowland). Lewis was the son of John Tennison Atwill/Atwell and Nancy Long. Rosetta was the daughter of William Thomas Rowland and Serena Arminta Billingsley.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Helen Louise Clark (the daughter of Clifford Henry “Cliff” Clark and Grace Farmham). Clifford was the son of Henry Clark and Parley/Parlee/Paralee L. Wensted/Winstad/Winstead. Grace was the daughter of William Logan Farmham and Sarah Elizabeth Heltzell.

Sources: Genealogy of Josh Pais (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy and obituary of Josh’s maternal grandfather, Spurgeon Tennyson Atwill – http://www.findagrave.com

Photo by Joe Seer/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Benjamin N. Cardozo

by follers on August 3, 2017

Birth Name: Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Date of Birth: May 24, 1870

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

Date of Death: July 9, 1938

Place of Death: Port Chester, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Benjamin N. Cardozo was an American lawyer and jurist. He was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from March 2, 1932 to July 9, 1938, his death. He was also Justice of the Supreme Court of New York for the First Judicial Division, from January 5, 1914 to January 15, 1917, and Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, from January 1, 1927 to March 7, 1932.

Justice Cardozo was the son of Rebecca Washington (Nathan) and Albert Jacob Cardozo. His family was Jewish, both Sephardi (from England, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco) and Ashkenazi (from Germany).

Justice Cardozo was a first cousin of poet Emma Lazarus. Their mothers were sisters.

Justice Cardozo could be considered the first Hispanic Justice on the United States Supreme Court, preceding Sonia Sotomayor.

Justice Cardozo’s paternal grandfather was Michael Hart Cardozo (the son of Isaac Nunez Cardozo and Sarah Hart). Michael was born in Pennsylvania. Isaac was born in London, England, the son of Aaron Nunez Cardozo and Sarah Nunez Navaro. Justice Cardozo’s great-grandmother Sarah Hart was the daughter of Myer Hart/Hart de Shira/Texeira and Rachel de Lyon.

Justice Cardozo’s paternal grandmother was Ellen Hart (the daughter of Abraham Hart). Ellen was born in Black River, St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica, and was a first cousin of Justice Cardozo’s paternal grandfather. Abraham was born in Virginia, the son of Myer Hart/Hart de Shira/Texeira and Rachel de Lyon.

Justice Cardozo’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Mendes Seixas Nathan (the son of Simon Nathan and Grace Mendes Seixas). Isaac was born in New York. Simon was born in Frome, Somerset, England, the son of Judah Nathan. Grace was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Isaac Mendes Seixas, who was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and of Rachel Franks Levy, who was born in London, England.

Justice Cardozo’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Mendes Seixas (the daughter of Benjamin Mendes Seixas and Zipporah Levy). Sarah was born in New York, and was a first cousin of Justice Cardozo’s maternal grandfather. Benjamin was born in Rhode Island, the son of Isaac Mendes Seixas and Rachel Franks Levy. Zipporah was born in New York, the daughter of Hayman Levy, who was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Sloe Myers.

Source: Genealogy of Benjamin N. Cardozo – https://www.geni.com

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Emma Lazarus

by follers on August 3, 2017

Date of Birth: July 22, 1849

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

Date of Death: November 19, 1887

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish, as well as possibly 1/16th English

Emma Lazarus was an American poet. She wrote The New Colossus, in 1883 (“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”). The poem was inscribed on a plaque in a pedestal in the Statue of Liberty in 1903.

She was the daughter of Esther Lydia Mary (Nathan) and Moses Lazarus. Her parents were both born in New York. Her family was Jewish, both Ashkenazi (from Germany) and Sephardi (from England, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco). One of her paternal great-great-grandmothers, Caroline Webb, may have been of English descent, and a convert to Judaism.

Emma was a first cousin of United Stated Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Their mothers were sisters.

Emma’s paternal grandfather was Eleazar Samuel Lazarus (the son of Samuel Eleazar Lazarus and Fanny Cushell). Emma’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Eleazer Lazarus.

Emma’s paternal grandmother was Zipporah Hart (the daughter of Jacob Naphtali Hart and Leah Thérèse Nathan). Zipporah was born in New York. Jacob was born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany, the son of Jacobus S. Hart. Leah was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Lyon Nathan and Caroline Webb.

Emma’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Mendes Seixas Nathan (the son of Simon Nathan and Grace Mendes Seixas). Isaac was born in New York. Simon was born in Frome, Somerset, England, the son of Judah Nathan. Grace was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Isaac Mendes Seixas, who was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and of Rachel Franks Levy, who was born in London, England.

Emma’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Mendes Seixas (the daughter of Benjamin Mendes Seixas and Zipporah Levy). Sarah was born in New York, and was a first cousin of Emma’s maternal grandfather. Benjamin was born in Rhode Island, the son of Isaac Mendes Seixas and Rachel Franks Levy. Zipporah was born in New York, the daughter of Hayman Levy, who was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Sloe Myers.

Source: Genealogy of Emma Lazarus – https://www.geni.com

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