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

*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 –

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

Genealogy of Connie Stevens (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Connie’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Connie’s maternal grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley –

Connie’s maternal grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher –

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

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White –

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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

*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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by stlucas on December 25, 2016

Birth Name: Russell Vitale

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1992

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian

Russ is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He is part of the rap group DIEMON Crew.

Russ was born in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He has Italian/Sicilian ancestry.



Natalie Merchant

by madman on December 16, 2016

Birth Name: Natalie Anne Merchant

Place of Birth: Jamestown, New York, United States

Date of Birth: October 26, 1963

*Italian/Sicilian (father)
*German, Irish, French-Canadian (mother)

Natalie Merchant is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of Anne (Meyer) and Anthony Merchant.

Natalie’s paternal grandparents were Anthony “Tony” Merchant/Mercante (the son of Joseph L. Mercante and Rose) and Ida/Ada R. Benenati. Anthony and Ida were Italian immigrants.

Natalie’s maternal grandfather was Jerome Joseph Meyer (the son of Joseph A. Meyer and Elizabeth C.). Elizabeth’s mother was Irish.

Natalie’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Charlotte Boesch (the daughter of Oliver Wendell Boesch and Marion Couvrette). Oliver was the son of John Boesch, who was German, and of Stella Ralph. Marion was the daughter of Syripine/Cyprian Couvrette, who was French-Canadian, and of Anna J. Byron, who was Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Natalie Merchant (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Natalie’s father –

Genealogy of Natalie’s mother –

Obituary of Natalie’s mother –

Natalie’s maternal grandfather, Jerome Joseph Meyer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage records of Natalie’s maternal great-grandparents, Oliver Wendell Boesch and Marion Couvrette –

Natalie’s maternal great-grandfather, Oliver Wendell Boesch, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Natalie’s maternal great-grandmother, Marion Couvrette, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Jean Alesi

by andrew on December 13, 2016

Birth Name: Giovanni Roberto Alesi

Place of Birth: Avignon, Vaucluse, France

Date of Birth: 11 June, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian (Sicilian)

Jean Alesi is a French former F1 racing driver.

Jean was born in Avignon, France, to Sicilian parents. His father, Franco Alesi, was from Alcamo, Province of Trapani. His mother, Marcella, was from Riesi, Province of Caltanissetta.

Jean is married to Japanese actress Kumiko Gotō, with whom has four children. He resides in Geneve, Switzerland

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