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Marissa Ribisi

by andrew on February 13, 2017

Birth Name: Santina Marissa Ribisi

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 17, 1974

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (paternal grandfather), German, English

Marissa Ribisi is an American actress. Her twin brother is actor Giovanni Ribisi. Her father is of half Italian/Sicilian, one quarter German, and roughly one quarter English/British Isles ancestry. Her mother has English ancestry. Marissa is married to musician Beck, with whom she has two children.

Marissa’s paternal grandfather was Albert Prescott Ribisi (the son of Salvatore/Salvador Ribisi and Mary DiSalvo). Albert was of Italian/Sicilian descent. Mary was the daughter of Vincenzo DiSalvo and Teresa Inglima.

Marissa’s paternal grandmother was Anne Kathleen Delsman (the daughter of Bernard Ludwig Delsman, originally Delsmann, and Anna Elizabeth Bailey). Bernard was of German descent, the son of John Bernard Delsman and Clara Heitkemper. Anna had English ancestry, the daughter of John Wright Bailey and Mary Anne Craney.

Marissa’s maternal grandfather was Tom J. Landrum (the son of John Walden Landrum and Mamie/Mary B. Hale). John was the son of James David Landrum and Catherine Robbins.

Marissa’s maternal grandmother was Gay Corrine Threadgill (the daughter of Robert David Threadgill and Mae Adeline Finch). Robert was the son of Thomas Daniel Chrisenberrt Threadgill and Helen Irene Cowan. Mae was the daughter of Sidney Marion Fairfax Finch and Alice Melissa Collier.

Sources: Genealogies of Marissa Ribisi – http://home.iae.nl
https://www.geni.com

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Juan-Luc Mélenchon

by Manila on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon

Place of Birth: Tangier, Tangier International Zone (now Morocco)

Date of Birth: 19 August, 1951

Ethnicity:
*75% Spanish (Castilian and Valencian)
*25% Italian (Neapolitan and Sicilian)

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a French politician. He is the French member of the European Parliament. He previously served as the Minister of Vocational Education, from 27 March 2000 to 6 May 2002. He also previously represented Essonne in the French Senate, from 2 October 1986 to 24 September 1995, and from 1 October 2004 to 7 January 2010.

Jean-Luc’s father, Georges Mélenchon, is a postmaster. Jean-Luc’s mother, Jeanine Bayona, is a primary school teacher. Jean-Luc was married to Bernadette Abriel and Pascale Le Néouannic.

Juan-Luc’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Francisco Melenchón.

Jean-Luc’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Miguel Melenchón Martínez (or Antoine Mélenchon in French, the son of Bernabé Melenchón y Castillejo and María de los Dolores Martínez Hurtado). Antonio was a Spanish immigrant, from Mula, Murcia. Bernabé was the son of Bernabé Melinchón y Talavera and Josefa Castillejo y Toledo. Dolores was the daughter of Manuel Martínez Espín and María Hurtado Martínez.

Jean-Luc’s paternal grandmother was Aimée Canicio (the daughter of François Canicio and Joaquina Serrano Avargues). François was the son of Spanish immigrants Francisco Pedro José (or François in French) Canicio Sepulcre, of Novelda, Alicante, and of María Josefa (or Joséphine in French) Cardona Crespo, of Benissa, Alicante. Joaquina was the daughter of Spanish immigrants Juan Francisco Serrano Castillo, of Elche, Alicante, and of María Rita Avargues Garcela, of Calp, Alicante.

Jean-Luc’s maternal grandparents were Francisco Bayona (or François in French) and Jeanne Emmanuelle Caserta (the daughter of Jean Caserta and Caterina, or Catherine in French, Alaimo). Jean-Luc’s grandfather Francisco was a Spanish immigrant, from Valencia, Valencia. Jean was the son of Italian immigrant Emmanuel Caserta, of Ustica, Palermo, and of Catherine Volto, who was half-Sicilian and half-Neapolitan. Caterina was also born in Ustica, to Francesco (or François in French) Alaimo and Caterina (or Catherine in French) Licciardi.

Sources: Genealogy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon – http://gw.geneanet.org

Baptismal record of Jean-Luc’s paternal great-great-grandfather Bernabé Melinchón y Talavera – https://familysearch.org

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Joely Fisher

by pookerella on January 21, 2017

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

Date of Birth: October 29, 1967

Ethnicity:
*62.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Italian (including Sicilian)
*12.5% Irish

Joely Fisher is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring in two television series, Ellen and ‘Til Death.

Joely is the daughter of actors and singers Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens. Her younger sister is actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. She is the half-sister of actress Carrie Fisher and TV and filmmaker Todd Fisher. Her niece is actress Billie Lourd.

Her father was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. Her mother was born in New York. Joely’s maternal grandfather was of Italian (including Sicilian) ancestry, and Joely’s maternal grandmother was of Irish (from her own father) and Polish Jewish and German Jewish (from her own mother) descent.

Joely’s paternal grandparents were Joseph P. Fisher/Tisch (the son of David or Nathan Tisch/Fisher and Anna or Linnie) and Kate Winokur (the daughter of Zelig/Selig Zadik Minniker/Winokur and Ida).

Joely’s maternal grandfather was Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens (the son of Charles Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti). Charles and Concetta were both born in Italy. The surname “Ingoglia” is usually Sicilian, from Palermo or Trapani. Concetta was the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Coletti.

Joely’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor McGinley, a singer (the daughter of Charles Jonathan McGinley and Sarah “Sadie” Asher). Charles was the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan, who were Irish. Sarah was the daughter of Isidore Harry Asher, who was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish immigrant parents from Poland and Germany, and of Esther/Ester “Essie” White, who was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Isaac White and Sarah Simon/Simons.

Sources: Genealogies of Joely Fisher – https://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Joely’s father – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Joely’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Joely’s maternal grandfather, Peter Ingoglia, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Joely’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor McGinley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Joely’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley – https://familysearch.org

Joely’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Joely’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Joely’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher – https://familysearch.org

Joely’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Joely’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” (White) Asher – https://familysearch.org

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Connie Stevens

by andrew on January 6, 2017

Birth Name: Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia

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

Date of Birth: August 8, 1938

Ethnicity:
*50% Italian (including Sicilian)
*25% Irish
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish

Connie Stevens is an American actress, singer, producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor.

Connie is the daughter of Eleanor McGinley, a singer, and Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens. Her father was of Italian (including Sicilian) descent. Her maternal grandfather was of Irish ancestry and her maternal grandmother was from a Jewish family (from Poland and Germany).

Connie was married to singer Eddie Fisher, with whom she has two daughters, actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

Connie’s paternal grandparents were Charles Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti (the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Coletti). Connie’s grandparents Charles and Concetta were both born in Italy. The surname “Ingoglia” is usually Sicilian, from Palermo or Trapani.

Connie’s maternal grandfather was Charles Jonathan McGinley (the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan). Charles’s parents were Irish.

Connie’s maternal grandmother was Sarah “Sadie” Asher (the daughter of Isidore Harry Asher and Esther/Ester “Essie” White). Isidore was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish immigrant parents, John Asher, who was born in Poland, and Henrietta Ober, who was born in Germany. Esther was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Isaac White and Sarah Simon/Simons.

Sources: Genealogy of Connie Stevens – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Connie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Connie Stevens (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Connie’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Connie’s maternal grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley – https://familysearch.org

Connie’s maternal grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher – https://familysearch.org

Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” (White) Asher – https://familysearch.org

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Sean Cronin

by madman on December 25, 2016

Place of Birth: London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: July 10, 1964

Ethnicity:
*Irish, Spanish, Welsh (father)
*English, Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Sean Cronin is a British actor, director, and singer.

About his ancestry, Sean has stated:

It’s just a real mixture. My father’s side is Irish, Spanish and Welsh. In fact, my great-grandfather was a Spanish horse thief. He would capture wild horses in Spain, sail them in a large flat-topped galleon, and bring the horses to England. He would actually break them on deck. He died at sea ultimately and only worked a few times. That’s my grandmother’s side, with Spanish, Welsh and Irish blood from my father, and from my mother’s side, half was very posh English and the other half was Sicilian from Palermo where the real Mafia come from, so watch out!

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