Cara Zavaleta

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Cara Zavaleta – “Svetlana” TV Series Los Angeles Premiere Presented by HDNET – Arrivals – The Landmark – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cara S. Zavaleta

Place of Birth: Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1980

*Mexican [Basque, possibly other] (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German (mother)

Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress.

Cara is the daughter of Shelly Ann (Shope) and Arnold Zavaleta. Cara’s father has Mexican ancestry, and his surname is of Basque origin.

Cara’s paternal grandfather was Bartolo C. Zavaleta (the son of Abraham Zavaleta and Estéfana Chapa Sáenz). Abraham was born in Mexico. Estéfana was born in Texas.

Cara’s paternal grandmother was Adelaida Ledesma (the daughter of José Encarnación Ledesma and Maria Vela). Adelaida was born in Texas.

Cara’s maternal grandfather was David Elias Shope (the son of Elias Crawford Shope and Bertha Knack). Elias was the son of William Coffin Shope and Elizabeth Iliff. Bertha was the daughter of German parents, Herman Knack and Johanna Knack.

Cara’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Ann Lee (the daughter of Lehr Leonard Lee and Vera A. Mcgriff). Lehr was the son of Charles Theodore Lee and Eva J. Bowerman. Vera was the daughter of Verlia Mcgriff and Emma M. Clow.

Sources: Obituary of Cara’s paternal grandmother, Adelaida (Ledesma) Zavaleta –

Information about the Zavaleta family –

Genealogy of Cara’s maternal grandparents, David Elias Shope and Patricia Ann Lee –

Obituary of Cara’s maternal grandfather, David Elias Shope –


David Twohy

by stlucas on June 18, 2018

David Twohy – “Riddick” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: David Neil Twohy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 18, 1955

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German

David Twohy is an American film director and screenwriter.

David is the son of Virginia Lee (Hall) and Richardson Thomas Twohy.

David’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Eustace Twohy (the son of Eustace John Twohy and Rose Blocklinger/Blocklin). David’s great-grandfather Eustace was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Henry D. Twohy, who was from Plymouth, England, and of Jane Sutherland Malcolmson, who was Scottish. Rose was born in Iowa, to parents from Switzerland, Godfrey Joseph Blocklinger and Ursula Hilti.

David’s paternal grandmother was Doris Leutitia Richardson (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Richardson and Ida Belle Jones). Benjamin was the son of George R. Richardson, who was English, and of Elizabeth Ann Liddle, whose parents were English. Ida was the daughter of Noah Jones and Letitia Paullin.

David’s maternal grandfather was Frank Walliston Hall (the son of William Hall and Ella Walliston). Frank was born in Maine.

David’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Gladys Smith (the daughter of Charles Warren Smith and Evaline Jennie Howard). Charles was the son of Parker Smith and Louvisa Christiana Clark. Evaline was the daughter of Charles W. Howard and Mariette C. Putney.

Sources: Birth record of David Twohy –

Marriage record of David’s parents –

Obituary of David’s mother –


Brendan Coyle

by madman on June 15, 2018

Birth Name: David Coyle

Place of Birth: Corby, Northamptonshire, England

Date of Birth: 2 December, 1962

Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish

Brendan Coyle is a British actor. He was born in Corby, England, to an Irish father, Patrick, and a Scottish mother, Delia, who had both emigrated from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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Jade Tailor

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Jade Tailor – Regard Magazine’s Spring 2018 Cover Unveiling Party – Arrivals – Riviera 31 Lounge at Sofitel Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan /

Birth Name: Jessica Lee Kravich

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 12, 1985

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, English, Irish, Dutch, Scottish (mother)

Jade Tailor is an American television and film actress.

Jade is the daughter of actress Sally Kravich (born Sally Van Devanter Pansing) and Josef P. “Joe/Joseph” Kravich. She has a brother, Shawn.

Jade’s father was born in Israel. Jade’s mother has German, English, Irish, Dutch, and Scottish ancestry, and is also said to have Native American ancestry. It isn’t clear whether this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Jade’s maternal grandfather was Charles Frederick Pansing (the son of Floyd Ollin/Olin Pansing and Lucille/Lucile Coppock). Floyd was the son of Frederich Benton Pansing, who was German, and of Susannah Spitler. Lucille was the daughter of Charles O. Coppock and Emma Henderson.

Jade’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Lothrop Luttrell (the daughter of Guy Alexander Luttrell and Patience Van Devanter). Guy was the son of Samuel Sousberry Luttrell and Margaret/Maggie Belle Harris. Patience was the daughter of Addison Clarke Van Devanter and Lillian “Lilly” Paxson.

Sources: Birth record of Jade Tailor –

Marriage record of Jade’s parents –


Sam Witwer

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Sam Witwer – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Miss Golden Globe 2013 Party – Arrivals – Cecconi’s Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Stewart Witwer

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

Date of Birth: October 20, 1977

Ethnicity: Basque (maternal grandmother), German, English, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss-German

Sam Witwer is an American actor and musician.

Sam is the son of Susan “Susie” (Stewart) and Samuel Witwer.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Weiler Witwer II (the son of Samuel Weiler Witwer and Lulu Catherine Richmond). Sam’s grandfather Samuel was born in Colorado. Sam’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Henry Witwer and Dexteretta Amelia Weiler. Lulu was the daughter of Curtis Rutt Richmond and Sarah H. Miller.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Ethyl Lorraine Wilkins (the daughter of Jacob Calvin Wilkins and Nellie L. Nelson). Jacob’s father was German. Nellie was the daughter of Annie Johnson, whose mother was Canadian.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Douglas Alonzo Stewart (the son of Isaac Alonzo Stewart and Alma Christine Reno). Isaac was the son of Anthony Stewart and Rachel Ann Lacy/Lacey. Alma was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Henrik Olsen Reno and Gurine Andersdatter Oxstad.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Suzanne Jane Irigoin (the daughter of Jean Irigoin and Marianne/Marien Eyherabide). Suzanne was born in Montana, to Basque parents from France. Jean was born in Mendive, France, the son of Bernard Irigoin and Jane Berhabe. Marianne was born in Uhart-Cize, France, the daughter of Jean E. Eyherabide/Eyharabide and Katherine Erguy.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Weiler Witwer II –

Obituary of Sam’s paternal grandmother, Ethyl Lorraine (Wilkins) Witwer –

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Suzanne Jane (Irigoin) Stewart –

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