Bjorn Borg

by andrew on July 23, 2018

Bjorn Borg – Bjorn Borg Men’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Sportswear Launch at Harrods in London on September 7, 2012 – Harrods Urban Sports Room, Knightsbridge – London, UK –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Björn Rune Borg

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 6 June, 1956

Ethnicity: Swedish

Björn Borg is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

Björn was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the only child of Margaretha and Rune Borg. He grew up in nearby Södertälje. He is married to Patricia Östfeld. He has a son, tennis player Leo Borg, with Patricia; and a child with model Jannike Björling.


Taylor Handley

by stlucas on July 12, 2018

Taylor Handley – “Battle: Los Angeles” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Westwood, CA, USA – Keywords: “World Invasion: Battle LA”, “Battle: LA”, “World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles” Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Birth Name: Taylor Laurence Handley

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 1, 1984

Ethnicity: Dutch (paternal grandmother), Danish (maternal grandmother), English, German, 1/8th Swedish, 1/16th Mexican

Taylor Handley is an American actor.

Taylor is the son of Patrice Ilene (Aspegren) and Laurence Owen Handley. Taylor’s father is mostly of English, German, Dutch, and possibly some Mexican, descent. Taylor’s mother has Swedish, English, German, and Danish roots.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Owen Barry Handley (the son of Owen Berry Handley and Martha Sophie Huchting). Taylor’s grandfather Owen was born in California. Taylor’s great-grandfather Owen was born in Kentucky, the son of Vandois Edward Handley and Emma/Emily Mary Wallace. Martha was born in California, the daughter of August H. Huchting, who was German, and of Concepcion Marie Gonzales, whose parents were Pablo Antonio Gonzales and Maria Del Refugio Ortega.

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Lucille Koel (the daughter of John Koel and Anna Buwalda/Buwoldo). Lucille was born in Iowa, to parents from the Netherlands.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Paul Edward Aspegren (the son of Wallace Walford Aspegren and Blanche May Riley). Paul was born in Kansas. Wallace was born in Iowa, to Swedish parents, Charles August Aspegren and Hulda S. Larson. Blanche was born in Kansas, the daughter of Samuel Edward Riley, whose father was English, and of Mary Elizabeth Freytag, whose parents were German.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Martha May “Marti” Lauritzen/Lauretzen (the daughter of Thomas Christian Lauritzen and Anna Jebina “Annie” Hansen). Martha was born in Kansas, to Danish parents, from Aadum and Sjelborg, Jutland, respectively.

Sources: Birth record of Taylor Handley – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Taylor’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Taylor’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Taylor’s paternal grandparents, Owen Barry Handley and Lucille Koel – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, Martha Sophie (Huchting) Handley – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal grandfather, Paul Edward Aspegren – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Taylor’s maternal grandfather, Paul Edward Aspegren – http://obits.ocregister.com

Obituary of Taylor’s maternal grandmother, Martha May “Marti” (Lauritzen/Lauretzen) Aspegren – http://obits.ocregister.com


Perttu Kivilaakso

by Manila on June 29, 2018

Apocalyptica – Apocalyptica in Concert at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale – March 3, 2011 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA – Keywords: Perttu Kivilaakso Orientation: Portrait – False – Photo Credit: LUIS BLANCO / PR Photos

Birth Name: Perttu Päivö Kullervo Kivilaakso

Place of Birth: Helsinki, Finland

Date of Birth: 11 May, 1978

Ethnicity: Finnish, some Swedish

Perttu Kivilaakso is a Finnish cellist. He is a member of the Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica.

His father, Veikko Juhani Kivilaakso, is also a cellist. His mother is named Seija Iris Kohonen. Perttu is married to beauty queen Johanna Ahlbäck. He was previously married to Laura Vehkanen, until their divorce.

Perttu’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Risto Ollinpoika Liukoin/Liukonnen (1693 – 7 February 1763, Luhanka, Western Finland).

Perttu’s paternal grandparents were Hemmo Veikko Kivilaakso (the son of Vilho Johannes Kivilaakso and Beata Kristina “Kirsti” Liljeblad) and Kyllikki Räsänen. Hemmo and Kyllikki were born in Luhanka. Vilho was the son of Juho (or Johannes in Swedish) Varmanen (later Kivilaakso) and Anna Loviisa (or Lovisa in Swedish) Ahola. Kristina was the daughter of Gustaf Wilhelm Liljeblad, who was of part Swedish descent, and of Reeta Liisa (or Lisa in Swedish) Leiviskä.

Source: Genealogy of Perttu Kivilaakso (focusing on his father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org


James Lastovic

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

James Lastovic – 12th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Hosted by CURE JM Benefiting Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles – Arrivals – Avalon Hollywood Nightclub, 1735 Vine Street – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Joseph Prejean

Place of Birth: Sonoma, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 15, 1994

*French, English, Swedish, German (father)
*Croatian, Italian (mother)

James Lastovic is an American actor, writer, and producer.

James is the son of Lucienne Michelle Lastovic and Kevin James Prejean. James’ father has French, English, Swedish, and German, ancestry. James’ mother is of Croatian and Italian descent.

James’ paternal grandfather is James Stamford “Jim” Prejean. James was born in California, to a mother surnamed Watts.

James’ paternal grandmother is Linda Marie Shogren/Swogren (the daughter of Norman C. Shogren and Marie Emma Witt). Norman was born in Minnesota, the son of Swedish parents, William Shogren and Hannah Swanson. Marie was born in Iowa, the daughter of John Henry Witt, who was German, and of Augusta Caroline Brandt, whose parents were German.

James’ maternal grandfather was Joseph L. LaStovic (the son of Joseph Louie “Joe” Lastovic and Katherine “Katie” Cikar). James’ grandfather Joseph was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Yugoslavia, and were possibly of Croatian descent.

James’ maternal grandmother was Lucienne Muriel Fina (the daughter of Donald P. Fina and Lucille Gastaldi). Lucienne was born in Wisconsin. Donald was born in New York, to Italian parents, Joseph Fina and Vincenza. Lucille was born in Missouri, also to Italian parents, Dominic M. Gastaldi and Blanche.

Sources: Birth record of James Lastovic – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of James’ aunt (father’s sister), Danielle Louise Prejean – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of James’ paternal grandfather, James Stamford Prejean – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of James’ paternal great-grandmother, Marie Emma (Witt) Shogren – http://lacrossetribune.com

Birth record of James’ mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of James’ maternal grandmother, Lucienne Muriel (Fina) Lastovic – http://www.newspapers.com


Jenée LaMarque

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Jenee LaMarque – “The Pretty One” Press Day at The Standard in Hollywood on February 4, 2014 – The Standard, Hollywood Hotel, 8300 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jenée Nicole Lamarque

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 2, 1980

*Mexican (father)
*English, French, Norwegian, Swedish (mother)

Jenée LaMarque is an American filmmaker, writer, and director.

Jenée is the daughter of Janice Lynette (Millsap) and Hector M. LaMarque. Jenée is married to film composer Julian Wass, with whom she has two children.

Jenée has stated:

I think that my struggle with identity that comes from being a biracial woman has come to really define my voice as a filmmaker. Identity is the main topic that has woven its way through all of my work.

Jenée’s paternal grandfather was named Robert Ortiz LaMarque. Robert was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Jenée’s paternal grandmother was Evangeline “Calino” Gonzales (the daughter of Jesus C. Gonzalez and Lus). Evangeline was born in California. Jesus and Lus were from Mexico.

Jenée’s maternal grandfather was Warren Harding Millsap (the son of Volney Millsap and Willie Mae/Willamay Frame). Warren was born in Arkansas. Volney was the son of James Lampson Millsap and Sally Florene Beneux. Willie was the daughter of William Frank Frame and Essie Rosetta Jeffers.

Jenée’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Sathler/Sather (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Oscar Sather and Marguerite Elizabeth “Marge” Ennis). Lewis was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents from Oppland, Christian Olson Sætre and Anna/Anne Larsdatter Kvissel. Marguerite was the daughter of Lewis George Annis and Caroline Westerlund, who was Swedish.

Sources: Birth record of Jenée LaMarque – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jenée’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jenée’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jenée’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jenée’s paternal grandfather, Robert Ortiz LaMarque – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal great-grandmother, Marguerite E. Fisher – http://www.newspapers.com