Romanian Jewish

Peter Salett

by stlucas on November 26, 2017

Peter Salett – “Role Models” World Premiere – Arrivals – Mann’s Village Theater – Westwood, CA. USA – Keywords: Peter Salett – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Peter Joseph Salett

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 12, 1969

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Hungarian or Hungarian Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Peter Salett is an American singer and songwriter.

Peter is the son of Elizabeth M. “Eliza” (Pathy) and civil rights activist Stan Salett (born Stanley J./I. Salett). Peter’s brother, Steve, is also a musician. They were raised in Columbia, Maryland.

Peter’s father has Polish Jewish, Romanian Jewish, and Russian Jewish ancestry. Peter’s mother was born in Egypt, to parents from Hungary. It is not clear whether his mother is also Jewish.

Peter’s paternal grandparents were Abraham Salett and Irene M. Gottlieb. Abraham was from Poland. Irene was born in Massachusetts, and was likely the daughter of Joseph S. Gottlieb and Francis, who were from Russia and Romania, respectively.

Peter’s maternal grandparents were Ladislav/Ladislas/Laszlo Pathy and Olga. Ladislas and Olga were born in Hungary.


Peter’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Peter’s parents –

Obituary of Peter’s maternal grandfather –


Lili Mirojnick

by stlucas on November 21, 2017

Lili Mirojnick – 19th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Lili C. Mirojnick

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

Date of Birth: April 9, 1984

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Italian

Lili Mirojnick is an American film and television actress.

Lili is the daughter of designer and actress Ellen Mirojnick (born Ellen Rose Schneid) and Barry R. Mirojnick.

Lili’s paternal grandfather was the son of Max Mirojnick and Ida. Max was born in Russia. Ida was born in Poland.

Lili’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Micheal Esposito and Antoinette. Michael was born in Naples, Campania, Italy.

Lili’s maternal grandfather was Abraham “Abe” Schneid (the son of Henry Schneid and Golde). Henry was born in Israel, the son of Tzvi Schneid and Tzipora Bresler. Golde was born in Romania, the daughter of Rose Klein.

Lili’s maternal grandmother was Sonia Schneider (the daughter of Joseph Schneider and Ida Fritz). Joseph was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Louis Schneider, who was born in Russia, and of Julia. Ida was born in New York, the daughter of Hyman Fritz and Esther, who were born in Russia.

Source: Marriage record of Lili’s parents –


Stella Schnabel

by stlucas on November 18, 2017

Stella Schnabel – Salvatore Ferragamo “Signorina” Perfume Launch Party – Arrivals – Palazzo Chupi – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Wild1 / PR Photos

Birth Name: Stella Madrid Schnabel

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

Date of Birth: March 28, 1983

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Belgian (mother)

Stella Schnabel is an American actress.

Stella is the daughter of clothing designer Jacqueline (Beaurang) and painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Stella’s father is Jewish. Stella’s mother was born in Belgium, and is fluent in French.

Stella’s siblings are art curator Vito Schnabel and actress/director Lola Schnabel, and her half-siblings are actors Olmo Schnabel and Cy Schnabel, and Shooter Sandhed Schnabel.

Stella’s sister Lola has stated, “Milan is actually very underrated; it’s a bit like Antwerp, which is where my mother and my grandmother are from. It’s easy to work there and get things done.”

Stella’s paternal grandparents were Jacob “Jack” Schnabel and Esta/Estha/Esther Greenberg (the daughter of Julius Greenberg and Sadie). Jacob was born in Czechoslovakia. Esther was born in New York, to parents from Romania.


Genealogy of Stella Schnabel (focusing on her father’s side) –

Stella’s paternal grandfather, Jacob “Jack” Schnabel, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Stella’s paternal grandmother, Esta/Estha/Esther Greenberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Stella’s paternal grandmother, Esta/Estha/Esther (Greenberg) Schnabel –


Tyler Young

by follers on November 1, 2017

Birth Name: Tyler Matthew Young

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 17, 1990

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish (mother)

Tyler Young is an American actor.

His mother is Jewish.

Tyler’s maternal grandfather was Donald Ratke (the son of Louis Ratke and Riwke Rose Bronstein). Donald was born in Wisconsin, to a Romanian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Riwke was the daughter of David Bronstein and Rebecca.

Tyler’s maternal grandmother was born Arline Selma Pirsch (the daughter of Jacob Jay Pirsch and Louise Melhado). Jacob was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, Aron Solomon Pirsch and Rose Goldstein. Louise was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of English-born parents, Abraham Elias Melhado and Elizabeth Phillips, from Spitalfields, Middlesex, who were Sephardi Jews. Abraham and Elizabeth were both of Dutch Jewish descent, from Amsterdam, with some Italian Jewish ancestors. Tyler’s great-great-grandfather Abraham was the son of Elias Juda Melhado/Meljado and Leah Van Abraham Mendes. Tyler’s great-great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Philip Phillips, who was born in the Netherlands, and of Leah Abrahams.

Tyler’s matrilineal line traces back to a woman named Sarah, who was born, c. 1797, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Tyler’s brother once tweeted, “Just found out I’m exactly 50% Jewish.” He may have been referring to having taken a DNA test that showed him to be of 50% Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Tyler added, “And our grandfather speaks “Jewish”…”, perhaps referring to a census record that listed their grandfather’s language as “Jewish” (“Yiddish”).

Sources: Tyler’s maternal grandfather, Donald Ratke, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Tyler’s maternal grandmother, Arline Selma Pirsch, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Tyler’s maternal great-grandfather, Jacob Jay Pirsch, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Tyler’s maternal great-grandmother, Louise Melhado, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Louise Melhado on the 1910 U.S. Census –


Jason Davis

by madman on October 21, 2017

Jason Davis – HBO’s Post 2016 Golden Globe Awards Party – Arrivals – Circa 55 Restaurant at The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 14, 1984

*Turkish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jason Davis is an American actor and voice actor. He is the son of Nancy Davis and Nebil Zarif, a wine grower. His father is Turkish and his mother is American, and Jewish.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was Marvin H. Davis (the son of Jack Julius/Joel Davis and Jean Spitzer). Marvin was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Jack was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Abraham Davis and Eva Jacobs. Jean was born in New York, to Romanian Jewish parents, Joseph Spitzer and Yetta.

Jason’s maternal grandmother is named Barbara Levine.

Sources: Genealogy of Jason’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Jack Julius/Joel Davis, on the 1901 England and Wales Census –
Jack Julius/Joel Davis on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Jean Spitzer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –