Sephardi Jewish

Sunny Hostin

by stlucas on June 7, 2018

Sunny Hostin – Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 27th Anniversary Gala – Arrivals – Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Lisa Holte / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Asunción Cummings

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

Date of Birth: October 20, 1968

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Sunny Hostin is an American lawyer, columnist, journalist, and social commentator.

Sunny is the daughter of Rosa Beza and William Cummings. Her father is African-American. Her mother is Puerto Rican. Sunny was raised in South Bronx. Sunny is married to orthopedic surgeon Emmanuel Hostin, with whom she has two children.

A DNA test whose results Sunny displayed on her Twitter page stated that Sunny’s genetic ancestry is:

*52.2% Sub-Saharan African
——–*46.9% West African
——–*2.6% Central & South African
——–*0.2% East African
——–*2.5% Broadly Sub-Saharan African
*36.8% European
——–*22% Southern European
————*9.2% Iberian
————*1.3% Italian
————*11.5% Broadly Southern European
——–*7.1% Northwestern European
————*1.6% British & Irish
————*5.5% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*1.1% Ashkenazi Jewish
——–*6.5% Broadly European
*8.3% East Asian & Native American
——–*6.5% Native American
——–*1.3% Southeast Asian
——–*0.5% Broadly East Asian & Native American
*1.1% Middle Eastern & North African
——–*1.1% North African
——–*<0.1% Broadly Middle Eastern & North African
*1.6% Unassigned

Sunny has stated that her maternal grandfather had Sephardi Jewish ancestry. Her DNA result included Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, as well as other population matches that may be Sephardi (Broadly Southern European, North African, etc.).

Source: http://www.youtube.com

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Diego Velázquez

by eiifun on May 27, 2018

Birth Name: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

Date of Birth: baptized June 6, 1599

Place of Birth: Seville, Spain

Date of Death: August 6, 1660

Place of Death: Madrid, Spain

Ethnicity: Portuguese, Spanish [Andalusian], possibly Sephardi Jewish

Diego Velázquez was a Spanish painter. He was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.

Diego was the son of João Rodrigues da Silva and Jerónima Velázquez de Buenrostro.

Diego’s paternal grandparents were Diogo da Silva and Maria Rodrigues. They were from Oporto, Portugal.

Diego’s maternal grandparents were Juan Velázquez Moreno and Catalina de Buon Rostro y de Zayas. They were from Seville, Andalusia.

According some references, his paternal family were of Sephardi Jewish descent.

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Netta Barzilai

by Manila on May 13, 2018

Place of Birth: Hod HaSharon, Central District, Israel

Date of Birth: 22 January, 1993

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish

Netta Barzilai is an Israeli singer and looping artist. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, representing Israel.

Netta is the daughter of Einat (Ben-Simon) and Erez Barzilai.

Netta’s paternal grandparents are Pinhas Barzilai and Ilana.

Netta’s maternal grandparents are Rami Ben-Simon and Dalia.

Source: Genealogy of Netta Barzilai – https://www.geni.com

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Alon Aboutboul

by follers on April 23, 2018

Alon Moni Abutbul – FX’s “Snowfall” TV Series Season 1 Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 933 S Broadway – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alon Moni Abutbul/Aboutboul

Place of Birth: Kiryat Ata, Israel

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1965

Ethnicity: Egyptian Jewish, Algerian Jewish

Alon Aboutboul, also credited as Alon Moni Aboutboul or Abutbul, is an Israeli actor.

He has four children with his partner, director Shir Bilya.

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Zak Abel

by Manila on April 3, 2018

Birth Name: Zak David Zilesnick

Place of Birth: Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1995

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Zak Abel is a British musician.

His father was Moroccan Jewish, who moved to Israel. His mother, Rachel H. Zilesnick, is English Jewish.

Zak’s maternal grandfather is Harold Zilesnick (the son of Samuel “Sam” Zilesnick and Mary Bardofsky). Samuel was a Ukrainian Jewish emigrant, from Kiev, and was the son of Hyman Zilesnick and Miriam Kaplan. Mary was the daughter of Russian Jewish emigrants, Israel Bardofsky and Sarah Basia Sorrel.

Zak’s maternal grandmother is Ann S. Zola (the daughter of Joseph Zola and Minnie Derfield). Joseph was the son of a Polish Jewish emigrant, Morris Zola, of Warsaw, and of Kate Emanuel, who was also of Polish Jewish descent. Minnie was the daughter of Henry “Harry” Derfield, whose own parents, Aaron Derfler (later Derfield) and Rachel Levy, were Austrian Jewish and German Jewish emigrants, respectively, and of a Polish Jewish emigrant, Rose “Rosy” Appelbaum.

Zak’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Shinah Leibah “Jeanette/Jenetta/Janet/Georgina” Marchant (c. 1853, Poland – 1937, Stepney, London).

Sources: News article about Zak’s ancestry – https://www.pressreader.com

Birth record of Zak Abel – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zak’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal grandparents, Harold Zilesnick and Ann S. Zola – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Zak’s maternal grandfather, Harold Zilesnick – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Zak’s maternal grandfather, Harold Zilesnick – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zak’s maternal grandmother, Ann S. Zola – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Zola and Minnie Derfield – https://www.familysearch.org

Zak’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Zola, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Morris Zola and Kate Emanuel – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zak’s maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Derfield – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Harry Derfield and Rose Appelbaum – https://www.familysearch.org

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