Randy Rhoads

by madman on February 13, 2017

Birth Name: Randall William Rhoads

Date of Birth: December 6, 1956

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: March 19, 1982

Place of Death: Leesburg, Florida, United States

Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, remote French

Randy Rhoads was an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was the son of Delores Violet (Kell) and William Arthur Rhoads.

Randy’s paternal grandfather was William Arthur Rhoads (the son of ? Rhoads and ? Bell).

Randy’s paternal grandmother was Leslie Fern Maurer (the daughter of Andrew Maurer and Susan Whitson). Andrew was German. Susan was the daughter of Charles Whitson and Sarah Davis.

Randy’s maternal grandfather was Frederick B. Kell (the son of Charles Delos Kell and Sarah E. Faust). Charles was the son of James Kell and Margaret Baldridge. Sarah was the daughter of Foladen Reuben Faust and Permelia King McElheney.

Randy’s maternal grandmother was Lelia Erma Johnson (the daughter of James Albert Johnson and Daisy Belle Niesel). James was the son of John W. Johnson and Catherine Highland. Daisy was the daughter of Henry Niesel, who was German, and of Sarah M. Palmer.

Sources: Genealogy of Randy Rhoads –

Genealogy of Randy’s paternal great-grandmother, Susan Whitson –

Genealogy of Randy Rhoads (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Randy’s maternal grandfather, Frederick B. Kell (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

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Wes Anderson

by stlucas on February 13, 2017

Birth Name: Wesley Wales Anderson

Place of Birth: May 1, 1969

Date of Birth: Houston, Texas, U.S.


*Swedish (paternal grandfather)

*Norwegian (paternal grandmother)

*English, Scots-Irish, German (mother)

Wes Anderson is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor. He was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Melver Leonard J. Anderson and Texas Ann (Burroughs). He has two brothers, Mel and Eric.

Melver is of half-Swedish and half-Norwegian ancestry. Texas is said to have English, Scots-Irish, and German heritage.

His paternal grandfather was Melver Leonard Anderson. His parents were Ernest Melver Leonard Anderson (the son of Charles W. Anderson and Emana C.) and Esther Johanna Jacobson (the daughter of Nels Gustaf Jacobson and Johanna Gustava Svenson). Ernest and Esther were first-generation Americans, born in Illinois, to Swedish parents.

His paternal grandmother was Mildred Nelson. Her parents were Abram Edvard (Abraham Edward) Nelson and Inga Christina Olson. Both Abram and Inga were Norwegian immigrants.

His maternal grandfather was Edgar Wales Burroughs. His parents were John Wales Burroughs (the son of George T. Burroughs and Margaret McEntire) and Augusta Ann Stricklin (the daughter of Jonathan Garner Stricklin and Elizabeth Johnson).

His maternal grandmother was Texas Pringle Bates. Her parents were Albert Franklin Bates (the son of Aaron H. Bates and Frances C.) and Texas Cope Pringle (the daughter of William Green Pringle and Virginia Phoebe Johnston).

Wes has once stated in an interview that he is “half-Norwegian, half-Swedish”, which doesn’t seem to be accurate, as he clearly is one quarter Norwegian and one quarter Swedish.

Sources: Genealogy of Wes Anderson (private) –

Genealogy of Wes’ (maternal) uncle, Stephen Burroughs –

Genealogy of Wes’ paternal grandfather, Melver Anderson –

Obituary of Wes’ paternal grandmother, Mildred Nelson –

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Maty Noyes

by Manila on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Madeline Ashley Noyes

Place of Birth: Corinth, Mississippi, United States

Date of Birth: August 25, 1997

Ethnicity: Channel Islander (Jersey), Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Swedish, Swiss-German, Welsh, as well as remote Austrian, Danish, Faroese, and Patawomeck Native American

Maty Noyes is an American singer. Her father, Timothy Lee Noyes, is a physician. Her mother, Erica Lynn (Moore), is a pediatrician.

Maty’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninteenth great-grandfather, Robert Noyes.

Maty’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Lee “Tom” Noyes (the son of Okell Noyes and Mary Kathryn McCullah, later Case). Okell was the son of Estel Noyes and Golden Leona Grant. Kathryn was the biological daughter of Charles McCullah and Clara. She was raised by Charley Dotson “Dot” Case and Lena Eva Miller.

Maty’s paternal grandmother is Lynn Wherry.

Maty’s maternal grandfather is Eric Dean Moore (the son of Asier Dean Moore and Connie Louaine Johnson). Connie was the daughter of Thomas Edna “Ed” Johnson and Connie Zelma Phelps.

Maty’s maternal grandmother is Geraldine Virginia “Geri” Cook (the daughter of Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist). Frederick was the son of Frank Crawford Cook and Louise Fredericka Holtgreve. Evelyn was the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Arvid Nathanael Nyquist (later Arvid Nathaniel Newquist) and Hanna Kristina Olsdotter (later Hannah Christina Olson), both of Sunne, Värmland.

Sources: Obituary of Maty’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Lee Noyes –

Maty’s paternal great-grandfather, Okell Noyes, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Maty’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Kathryn (McCullah) Noyes –

Obituaries of Maty’s maternal great-grandmother, Connie Louaine (Johnson) Moore –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal grandmother, Geraldine Virginia Cook –

Marriage record of Maty’s maternal great-grandparents, Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Arvid Natanael Nyqvist –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hanna Kristina Olsdotter –

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Tom Brokaw

by stlucas on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas John Brokaw

Place of Birth: Webster, South Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1940

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Swiss, Dutch, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), 1/256th French Huguenot, remote Welsh

Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author. He was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004.

Tom is the son of Eugenia “Jean” (Conley) and Anthony Orville “Red” Brokaw.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Loren Brokaw (the son of Richard Patterson Brokaw and Anna M./E. Hyde). Richard was the son of Joseph Brokaw and Sarah Patterson. Anna was the daughter of Elias Hyde and Sarah Bethiah/Berthia Woodward.

According to Tom’s official website, he has French Huguenot ancestry through his “Brokaw” line, originally “Broucard”. His ancestor, John Broucard, was born, c. 1680, in New York, to Bourgon Broucard and Catherine Lefevre, who were French Huguenots. John’s wife, Sarah Teunis (van Middleswart), was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Elisabeth/Elizabeth Meuer. Her father was born “at sea”, likely of German descent, and her mother was German.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was James Henry Conley (the son of Thomas Conley and Matilda Moser). Thomas was born in Wisconsin, to Irish parents. Matilda was born in Minnesota, to Swiss parents, Henry Moser and Anna.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Lalla Ethel Baker (the daughter of Eugene Baker and Addie Bradford Sperry). Eugene was the son of Nathan M. Baker and Elmina. Addie was the daughter of Charles B. Sperry and Mary E.

Sources: Genealogies of Tom Brokaw –

Genealogy of Tom’s father –

Tom’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Tom’s maternal grandfather, James Henry Conley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – (official website)

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by madman on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Ryan Gary Raddon

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: February 25, 1972

Ethnicity: English, Danish, Scottish, 1/16th Norwegian, smaller amounts of German and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)

Kaskade is an American DJ, record producer, and remixer. He is the son of Lynda Lee Toliver and Gerald “Gary” Hollis Raddon. He was brought up a Mormon.

Kaskade’s father was of one quarter English, one quarter Scottish, one eight Norwegian, and three eighths Danish, descent. Kaskade’s maternal grandfather had English, Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry, while his maternal grandmother was of English descent.

Kaskade’s paternal grandfather was Hollis Ralph Raddon (the son of Ralph Henry Raddon and Marion Mitchell Boyle). Ralph was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents, Thomas Richard Raddon and Rebecca Powell. Marion was born in Richfield, Utah, to Scottish parents, Andrew McDougal Boyle and Margaret Graham Young.

Kaskade’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Anna Lund (the daughter of James Glass Lund and Anina Kristiane Christensen). James was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a Norwegian father, Gustave Joseph Lund, and a Danish mother, Petrena Petersen. Anina was born in Hobro, Randers, Denmark, to Jens Christensen and Ane Sophie Jensen.

Kaskade’s maternal grandfather was Marion Earnest Toliver (the son of Joseph Harrison Toliver and Mary Lee Branstetter). Joseph was the son of Alfred B. Toliver and Mary Emiline Gash. Mary was the daughter of Peter Lancaster Branstetter and Missouri Ann Henderson.

Kaskade’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis Eliza Willmore (the daughter of Frank W. Willmore and Eliza Alice James). Frank was born in Logan, Utah, to English parents, Alfred James Willmore and Eliza Catherine Webb. Eliza was born in Cottonwood, Utah, also to English parents, Henry Allen James and Elizabeth Alice Unsworth.

Source: Obituary of Kaskade’s father –

Obituary (and genealogy) of Kaskade’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis Eliza Willmore –

Genealogy of Kaskade’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Kaskade’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogies of Kaskade’s paternal grandfather, Hollis Ralph Raddon (through his sister, Hellen Rebecca Raddon) –

Genealogies of Kaskade’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Anna Lund (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Kaskade’s great-grandmother, Mary Lee Branstetter –

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