Billy Crawford

by Manila on October 16, 2018

Birth Name: Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 16, 1982

*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/128 Dutch, 1/256 German, as well distant Cornish, French, Irish, and Welsh (father)
*Filipino [Hiligaynon] (mother)

Billy Crawford is a Filipino-American actor, singer, and songwriter.

His father, Jack Von Crawford, is American, from Eastland, Texas. His mother, Marietta “Mayette” Ledesma, is Filipino, from Jaro, Iloilo City.

Billy is married to actress Coleen Garcia. He was previously married to French dance choreographer Marie Courchinoux, until their divorce.

Billy’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Andrew Crawford.

Billy’s paternal grandfather was Neafulus Baldridge “Baldy” Crawford (the son of Jesse Pitt Crawford and Ollie Mildred Davis). Baldridge was born in Thurber, Texas. Pitt was the son of Thomas “Tom” Crawford and Almeda Truelock. Ollie was the daughter of William Jefferson Davis and Tarla Ola Cody.

Billy’s maternal grandmother was Laura Jean Adams (the daughter of Loyd Glenn Adams and Olive Laura Ford). Jean was born in Dewey, Oklahoma. Loyd was the son of Glenn Carey Adams and Cora Estelle Pinney. Cora’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Rinear van Hoosear, was Dutch. Olive was the daughter of Louis Von Ford and Laura Belle Wright. Billy’s great-great-grandmother Laura’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Peter Schmuck, was German.

Sources: Birth record of Billy’s father –

Genealogies of Billy’s paternal grandfather, Neafulus Baldridge Crawford –

Genealogy of Billy’s paternal grandmother, Laura Jean (Adams) Crawford –

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Neil Armstrong

by follers on October 16, 2018

Birth Name: Neil Alden Armstrong

Date of Birth: August 5, 1930

Place of Birth: Wapakoneta, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: August 25, 2012

Place of Death: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

*75%+ German
*25%- mix of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh

Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

Neil was the son of Viola Louise (Engel) and Stephen Koenig Armstrong. His ancestry was just over three quarters German, with his other roots being Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Scottish, and Welsh. His surname was retained from his non-German ancestry.

Neil was married to Carol Held Knight, until his death. He had three children with his former wife, Janet Shearon Armstrong.

Neil’s paternal grandfather was Willis J. Armstrong (the son of Stephen Armstrong and Martha Watkins). Willis was born in Ohio. Stephen was the son of David Armstrong and Eleanor Scott. Martha was the daughter of William Watkins and Henretta Maria Purdum.

Neil’s paternal grandmother was Laura Mary Louise Koenig (the daughter of Jacob Koenig and Barbara Hoppel/Hopple). Laura was born in Ohio. Jacob was born in Koenigsburg, Germany, and his mother’s surname was Curd. Barbara was born in Ohio, to German parents, Adam Hoppel and Rachel Drexel.

Neil’s maternal grandfather was Martin August Engel (the son of Martin August Engel and Katharina Jacobs). Neil’s grandfather Martin was born in Ohio, to German parents, from Hessen. Neil’s great-grandfather Martin was the son of Johannes Engel.

Neil’s maternal grandmother was Caroline Matilda Katter (the daughter of Frederick W. “Fritz” Katter and Maria Martha Katterheinrich). Caroline was born in Ohio. Frederick was born in Ohio, the son of German parents, Heinrich/Henry William Kroger Katter, from Ladbergen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Anna Elizabeth Christina Peterjohan, from Tecklenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. Maria was born in Ohio, the daughter of H. Katterhenrich and Anna C. Lutterbeck.

Source: Genealogy of Neil Armstrong –


Pat Schroeder

by follers on October 11, 2018

Birth Name: Patricia Nell Scott

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1940

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, distant German

Pat Schroeder is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado, from January 3, 1973 to January 3, 1997.

She was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1988.

Pat is the daughter of Bernice Lemoin (Scott), a teacher, and Lee Combs Scott, a pilot and aviation insurance company owner. Her parents were born in Nebraska. She is married to Jim Schroeder, with whom she has two children.

Pat’s paternal grandfather was Frank H. Scott (the son of Robert McIntyre Scott and Rebecca Tinney). Frank was born in Pennsylvania, to Northern Irish parents. Robert was born in Londonderry, Donegal, the son of William David Scott and Sarah McIntyre.

Pat’s paternal grandmother was Clara May Combs (the daughter of Alonzo Leonidas Combs and Sarah Bunker Huntington). Clara was born in Nebraska. Alonzo was the son of William D. Combs and Mary Jane McGrew. Sarah was the daughter of Steven Ault Huntington and Clarissa Lovejoy Baldwin.

Pat’s maternal grandfather was Humphrey Clyde Scott (the son of William Crawford Scott and Louisa Frances Davis). Humphrey was born in Iowa. William was the son of David Irwin/Erwin Scott and Eleanor Malone. Louisa was the daughter of Richard M. Davis and Nancy A. Foutz.

Pat’s maternal grandmother was Nellie/Nelle Eugenia Webster (the daughter of Abraham Wheeler Webster and Rachel A. Young). Nelle was born in Indiana. Abraham was the son of Thomas Corbin Webster and Nancy Dowers. Rachel was the daughter of Amaziah Young and Mary Beebe.

Sources: Genealogy of Pat Schroeder (focusing on her father’s side) –

Pat’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Pat’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Pat’s mother –


Grace Gummer

by follers on October 11, 2018

Grace Gummer – “Wildlife” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA. USA –  Photo Credit: Photography by E /

Birth Name: Grace Jane Gummer

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

Date of Birth: May 9, 1986

Ethnicity: Norwegian (paternal grandmother), German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, approximately 1/16th French, remote Swedish

Grace Gummer is an American actress. She is the daughter of sculptor Don Gummer and actress Meryl Streep. Her siblings are musician and actor Henry Wolfe Gummer, actress Mamie Gummer, and model Louisa Gummer.

Grace’s father has Norwegian, English, and 1/8h French, ancestry. Grace’s mother has German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and remote French and Swedish, ancestry.

Grace’s paternal grandfather is William Adolph Gummer (the son of William Adolph Gummer and Rosa L. Hutton). Grace’s grandfather William was born in Tennessee. Grace’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Adolph E. Gummer and Kate/Katie E. Robbe, who was of French descent.

Grace’s paternal grandmother is Dorothy Jacobson (the daughter of Stanley Jacobsen/Jacobson and Celia/Cecilia Gesme). Dorothy was born in Wisconsin. Stanley was the son of Thomas Andreas Jacobsen and Berthe Marie/Mary Eids Bakken. Celia was the daughter of Jens James Knudson Gjesme and Inger Mikkelsen/Mickelson. All of Stanley and Celia’s grandparents were Norwegian.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Harry William Streep (the son of Harry William/Wilbur Streep and Helena/Helen/Carolena “Lena” Huber). Grace’s grandfather Harry was born in New Jersey, and was a pharmaceutical executive. Grace’s great-grandfather Harry was the son of Frederick Streeb/Streep and Elizabeth Amberger/Amsberger, who were born in New Jersey, both of them to German immigrant parents. Helena was the daughter of Wilhelm Balthazar “William” Huber, who was Swiss (of Swiss-German background), born in Giswil, in the canton of Obwalden, and of Helena/Carolina Fredericka “Lena” Halter/Haltee, whose parents were German.

Grace’s maternal grandmother was Mary Wolf Wilkinson (the daughter of Harry Rockafellow Wilkinson and Mary Agnes “Mamie” Wolf). Grace’s grandmother Mary Wolf was born in New York, and was a fine-artist and art editor. Harry was the son of Eleazer Twining Wilkinson and Margaretta/Margaret Scarborough Betts. Grace’s great-grandmother Mary “Mamie” Agnes was the daughter of Henry Charles Wolf, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, and of Mary Agnes McFadden, who was born in Ireland, the daughter Manus McFadden and Grace Strain.

Sources: Genealogy of Grace Gummer –

Genealogy of Grace’s father –

Obituary of Grace’s paternal grandfather, William Adolph Gummer –

Genealogy of Grace’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Jacobson (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Grace’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Jacobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Grace’s paternal great-grandfather, Stanley Jacobsen/Jacobson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Grace’s paternal great-grandmother, Celia Gesme, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Grace’s mother –

Genealogy of Grace Gummer (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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

Genealogies of Grace’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Grace’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Frederick Streeb/Streep and Elizabeth Amberger/Amsberger, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Family history of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Helena/Helen/Carolena “Lena” Huber –

Grace’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Wilhelm Balthazar “William” Huber and Helena/Carolina Fredericka “Lena” Halter/Haltee, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Agnes “Mamie” Wolf, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Death record of Grace’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Henry Charles Wolf and Mary Agnes McFadden –


Iain Armitage

by madman on September 28, 2018

Place of Birth: possibly Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 2008

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Iain Armitage is an American actor and theatre critic. He stars on the show Young Sheldon. He is the son of producer Lee Armitage and actor and singer Euan Morton (Euan Douglas George Morton; born Iain Middleton). His father was born in Bo’ness, Scotland.

Iain’s maternal grandfather is former naval officer Richard Armitage (born Richard Lee Armitage; the son of Leo Holmes Armitage and Ruth). Richard served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, from April 2, 1983 to June 5, 1989, and as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, from March 26, 2001 to February 23, 2005. Leo was the son of Arthur L. Armitage, who was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, and of Anastasia C. Boyd, who was born in Canada.

Iain’s maternal grandmother is Laura Alice Samford (the daughter of Frank Park Samford and Virginia Samford Donovan, born Virginia Carolyn Suydam). Frank was the son of Frank Park Samford and Hattie Mae Noland. Iain’s great-grandmother Virginia was an actress and philanthropist, after whom the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, was named. Virginia was born in Birmingham, the daughter of William Howard Suydam and Laura Alice Cousins.

Sources: Marriage record of Iain’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Park Samford and Virginia Samford Donovan –

Obituary of Iain’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Carolyn (Suydam) Samford Donovan –

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