Russian Jewish

Scott Weinger

by follers on July 16, 2017

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

Date of Birth: October 5, 1975

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Scott Weinger is an American actor, writer, and producer. He appeared on the show Full House and voiced Aladdin in the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name.

He is married to writer and producer Rina Mimoun.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Myron A. Maged (the son of Benjamin F. Maged and Hannah). Benjamin was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the son of Samuel Maged and Hennie Mastrovoy. Hannah was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold (the daughter of Wolf/William Michel Goldwag/Gold and Esther Rosenstein). Marjorie was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Wolf was the son of Szloma Falek Goldwag, who was born in Tarnogród, Poland, and of Margalit/Margula Gulcha Rozencwajg, who was born in Lublin, Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Scott Weinger (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Myron A. Maged, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold (focusing on her father’s side) –

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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D’Arcy Carden

by bablah on July 15, 2017

D’Arcy Carden – 2016 Summer TCA Tour – NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: D’Arcy Beth Erokan

Place of Birth: Danville, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1980


*Turkish, Greek (father)

*German, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

D’Arcy Carden is an American actress and comedian.

D’Arcy’s grandparents were Dogan Hussein Erokan (son of Ferid Erokan and Hafize Fikret) and Athena Anita Caragianis (daughter of William/Vasili Caragianis and Helen/Eleni Venios). Dogan was born in either Palestine or Baghdad, Iraq to Turkish parents, Athena was born in Massachusetts to Greek parents.

D’Arcys maternal grandfather is Frederick John Engelfried, son of Frederick Charles Engelfried and Betty Keltz. Frederick Charles was the son of John Engelfried and Emilie Held. Betty was born in Germany and Frederick was born in San Francisco to parents from Württemberg.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother is Lila Jean Blumenthal, daughter of Harry Blumenthal and Sarah/Sherry Turtledove. Harry was the son of Isaac Blumethal (son of Mateus Blumenthal and Sarah Bookspon) and Rose Ross (daughter of Hirsh Ross and Dinna Koslowsky). Harry’s parents were Russian Jews. Sarah Turtledove was the daughter of Abraham Turtledove (son of Mendel Turteltaub and Hannah Rachel Ehrlich) and Clara Reisman (daughter of Barney Reisman and Eva), who were Romanian Jews.


D’Arcy’s family

D’Arcy paternal grandfather’s border crossing

D’Arcy’s paternal grandmother on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandfather Frederick John Engelfried on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Frederick Charles Engelfried on 1900 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother Lila Jean Blumethal on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Harry Blumenthal on 1910 U.S.

Marriage record of D’Arcy’s maternal great-great-grandparents Isaac Blumenthal and Rose

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandmother Sarah Turtledove on 1910 U.S.


Victor Garber

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Victor Garber – “Elling” Broadway Opening Night -Photo Credit: christopher smith / PR Photos

Birth Name: Victor Joseph Garber

Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 16, 1949

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Victor Garber is a Canadian film, stage, and television actor, and singer.

Victor is the son of actress Hope Garber (born Bessie Hope Wolf) and Joseph “Joe” Garber. Victor’s parents were of Russian Jewish descent.

Victor’s paternal grandparents were Nathan Garber and Sima Gross.

Victor’s maternal grandparents were Louis Wolf and Fruma.

Sources: Genealogy of Victor Garber –


Peggy Lipton

by follers on June 22, 2017

Peggy Lipton – Mentor LA’s Promise Gala Honoring Tom Cruise – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / Photorazzi

Birth Name: Margaret Ann Lipton

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

Date of Birth: August 30, 1946

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Peggy Lipton is an American actress and model.

Peggy is the mother of model, actress, and fashion designer Kidada Jones and actress, writer, and producer Rashida Jones, with her former husband, music, film, and television producer and instrumentalist Quincy Jones.

Peggy is the daughter of Rita Hetty (Benson/Rosenberg) and Harold Arlen Lipton. Her father was born in The Bronx, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants. Her mother was born in Dublin, Ireland, of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent.

Peggy’s paternal grandfather was Max Lipschitz (the son of Harris/Harold Lipschitz and Rebecca Leah Pitovsky/Witkowsky). Max was from Slutsk.

Peggy’s paternal grandmother was Alice Goldfarb (the daughter of Aaron Goldfarb and Frieda/Freude Bass/Bab). Alice was from Brest.

Peggy’s maternal grandfather was Hyman Rosenberg (the son of Marko Benjamin Rosenberg and Sarah Hahn). Hyman was a Russian Jewish immigrant, who was born in Saga.

Peggy’s maternal grandmother was Jeanie “Jane” Benson (the daughter of Benjamin Joseph Bensohn/Benson, from Kovno, and Sophia Winestein/Weinstein). Jeanie was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, to Latvian Jewish parents. Benjamin was the son of Schlaume/Solomon Benson and Gittel Vamer. Sophia was the daughter of Joseph Weinstein and Jane.

Sources: Genealogies of Peggy Lipton –

Genealogy of Peggy Lipton (focusing on her mother’s side) –


John Heard

by follers on June 19, 2017

John Heard – “Homecoming” Los Angeles Premiere –  Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos 

Date of Birth: March 7, 1946

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

Date of Death: July 21, 2017

Place of Death: Palo Alto, California

Ethnicity: Irish, English, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish

John Heard was an American actor. He was the son of Helen (Sperling) and John Heard. One of his siblings, sister Cordis Heard, is also an actor. The Heard family is said to have settled in the Ipswich, Massachusetts, area, in 1640.

His father was of English and Irish descent. His mother was of half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father) and half English/British Isles (from her mother) descent.

John was raised Catholic.

John had three children, including a son with his former partner, actress Melissa Leo.

John’s paternal grandfather was John L. Heard (the son of John Heard and Alice “Abbie” Leeds). John’s great-grandfather John was the son of George Washington Heard and Elisabeth Ann Farley. Alice was the daughter of George C. Leeds and Caroline Treadwell.

John’s paternal grandmother was Grace Irene Clifford (the daughter of Theodore J. Clifford and Mary Ellen O’Connell/Cornel/Connel). Theodore was born in Massachusetts, the son of Irish parents, Jeremiah J. Clifford, from Kerry, and Mary A. Fenton. John’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was also born in Massachusetts, and was also the daughter of Irish parents, Phillip/Philip O’Connell and Margaret.

John’s maternal grandfather was Harry Louis Sperling (the son of Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock). Harry was born in New York, to Jewish parents, his father from Dobrzyń, Poland, and his mother from Barcza, either in Hungary or Poland. Jacob was the son of Mayer/Meyer/Myer Josef/Joseph Sperling and Hani/Hannah/Hanna. Rebecca was the daughter of Solamon Roth and Rozi.

John’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Ebeth” A. Burton (the daughter of William Stancil Burton and Eliza E. Hayes). William was the son of Allen C. Burton and Elizabeth Ann Holmes. William’s brother, John’s great-great-uncle Joseph R. Burton (Joseph Ralph Burton), was a Republican U.S. Senator from Kansas, from 1901 to 1906.

Sources: Genealogy of John Heard –

Marriage record of John’s paternal great-grandparents, Theodore J. Clifford and Mary Ellen O’Connell/Cornel/Connel –

John’s paternal great-grandparents, Theodore J. Clifford and Mary Ellen O’Connell/Cornel/Connel, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of John’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock –

John’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock, on the 1880 U.S. Census –
Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock on the 1930 U.S. Census –