Evan Dando

by madman on February 25, 2017

Birth Name: Evan Griffith Dando

Place of Birth: Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: March 4, 1967

*Welsh, English, German, French Huguenot, Irish, Swiss-German (father)
*Swedish, possibly other (mother)

Evan Dando is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the singer and guitarist of the rock band The Lemonheads.

Evan is the son of Susan (Schmedes), a model, and Jeffrey Dando. He has stated:

My family have a history of religion and addictions. My grandfather was a Jesus freak and an alcoholic. I never met him – nor did my mother, for that matter. I come from a weird demon spawn, a couple of weird Swedes and a Welsh person or something.

Evan’s father has Welsh, English, German, French Huguenot, Irish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. The Swedish presumably comes from his mother’s side.

Evan’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Dando (the son of Albert James Dando and Anna W. Griffith). Albert’s father was Welsh. Anna was the daughter of William C. Griffith and Laura K. Walton.

Evan’s paternal grandmother was Margaret “Peg” Ellis (the daughter of Raymond Grant Ellis and Helen Alberta Trapier). Raymond was the son of George Wilson Ellis and Anna Mary Light. Helen was the daughter of William Shubrick/Whindam Trapier and Mary Ann Roberts, whose parents were English.

Evan’s maternal grandmother was Hazel D. Schmedes.

Sources: Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Margaret “Peg” Ellis –

Obituary of Evan’s maternal grandmother, Hazel D. –

Genealogy of Evan’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-grandfather, Anna W. Griffith –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-grandfather, Raymond Grant Ellis (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-great-grandmother, Anna Mary Light –

Genealogy of Evan’s great-great-grandfather, William Shubrick/Whindam Trapier –

Evan’s great-grandfather, Albert James Dando, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Eli Manning

by bearboy on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Elisha Nelson Manning

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 3, 1981

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, German, and Swiss-German, remote French

Eli Manning is an American professional football player. He is an NFL quarterback, and plays for the New York Giants.

Eli is the son of Olivia (Williams) and Archie Manning (Elisha Archibald Manning). His father was also a professional football player, as is his brother, Peyton Manning.

Eli’s paternal grandfather was Elisha Archibald Manning (the son of Archibald Elisha Manning and Annie Sophia Gaddy). Eli’s great-grandfather Archibald was the son of Richard Elam Manning and Elizabeth Ann Pevey. Eli’s great-grandmother Annie was the daughter of John Columbus Gaddy and Virginia Johnson.

Eli’s paternal grandmother was Jane Elizabeth Nelson (the daughter of Joseph Lafayette Nelson and Olivia Beady).

Eli’s maternal grandfather was Amzie Cooper Williams (the son of Amzie Jackson Williams and Nannie Mae Stribling). Nannie was the daughter of John Nathaniel Stribling and Virginia Lee Lang.

Eli’s maternal grandmother was Frances Irene Thomas (the daughter of John James Seale Thomas and Mary Bell Warren). John was the son of Abraham Elijah Thomas and Virginia Eveline Seale. Mary Bell was the daughter of William Moses Warren and Clara Swan Hamilton.

Sources: Genealogies of Eli Manning –

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Alex Jones (radio host)

by bearboy on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Alexander Emric/Emerick Jones

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1974

Ethnicity: English, along with some Scottish, Welsh, Irish, German, and Swiss-German

Alex Jones is an American far-right radio show host, filmmaker, writer, and conspiracy theorist.

Alex is the son of Carol Gretchen (Hamman) and David Ross Jones.

In one of Alex’s video podcasts, he stated that he is of partial Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Jerry Jones (the son of William Ross Jones and Clara Theodorsia McElroy). William was the son of William Jeremiah Jones and Mary Elizabeth Warwick. Clara was the daughter of Charles Terry McElroy and Mary Frances Jackson.

Alex’s paternal grandmother was Patricia/Pattie Louise Johnson (the daughter of Peyton Lacy Johnson and Jessie Louise Brown). Peyton was the son of John Lamb Johnson and Martha L. Bridges. Jessie was the daughter of Stewart Murray Brown and Julia Ester Selman.

Alex’s maternal grandfather was Clyde William Hamman (the son of Clyde William Hamman and Margaret Frances Gresham). Alex’s great-grandfather Clyde was the son of William David Hamman and Katherine Merilza Fowler. Margaret was the daughter of Oliver Pinkney Gresham and Ann Moshelle Moore.

Alex’s maternal grandmother is Bennie Grayce Pope (the daughter of William Forrest Pope and Verna Grayce Cleveland). William was the son of Nathaniel/Nathan Pope and Adaline Marguerite Gibson. Verna was the daughter of David Henry Craig Cleveland and Etta Lecil Acker.

Sources: Genealogies of Alex Jones –


Maty Noyes

by Manila on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Madeline Ashley Noyes

Place of Birth: Corinth, Mississippi, United States

Date of Birth: August 25, 1997

Ethnicity: Channel Islander (Jersey), Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Swedish, Swiss-German, Welsh, as well as remote Austrian, Danish, Faroese, and Patawomeck Native American

Maty Noyes is an American singer. Her father, Timothy Lee Noyes, is a physician. Her mother, Erica Lynn (Moore), is a pediatrician.

Maty’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninteenth great-grandfather, Robert Noyes.

Maty’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Lee “Tom” Noyes (the son of Okell Noyes and Mary Kathryn McCullah, later Case). Okell was the son of Estel Noyes and Golden Leona Grant. Kathryn was the biological daughter of Charles McCullah and Clara. She was raised by Charley Dotson “Dot” Case and Lena Eva Miller.

Maty’s paternal grandmother is Lynn Wherry.

Maty’s maternal grandfather is Eric Dean Moore (the son of Asier Dean Moore and Connie Louaine Johnson). Connie was the daughter of Thomas Edna “Ed” Johnson and Connie Zelma Phelps.

Maty’s maternal grandmother is Geraldine Virginia “Geri” Cook (the daughter of Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist). Frederick was the son of Frank Crawford Cook and Louise Fredericka Holtgreve. Evelyn was the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Arvid Nathanael Nyquist (later Arvid Nathaniel Newquist) and Hanna Kristina Olsdotter (later Hannah Christina Olson), both of Sunne, Värmland.

Sources: Obituary of Maty’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Lee Noyes –

Maty’s paternal great-grandfather, Okell Noyes, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Maty’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Kathryn (McCullah) Noyes –

Obituaries of Maty’s maternal great-grandmother, Connie Louaine (Johnson) Moore –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal grandmother, Geraldine Virginia Cook –

Marriage record of Maty’s maternal great-grandparents, Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Arvid Natanael Nyqvist –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hanna Kristina Olsdotter –

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Tom Brokaw

by stlucas on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas John Brokaw

Place of Birth: Webster, South Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1940

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Swiss, Dutch, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), 1/256th French Huguenot, remote Welsh

Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author. He was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004.

Tom is the son of Eugenia “Jean” (Conley) and Anthony Orville “Red” Brokaw.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Loren Brokaw (the son of Richard Patterson Brokaw and Anna M./E. Hyde). Richard was the son of Joseph Brokaw and Sarah Patterson. Anna was the daughter of Elias Hyde and Sarah Bethiah/Berthia Woodward.

According to Tom’s official website, he has French Huguenot ancestry through his “Brokaw” line, originally “Broucard”. His ancestor, John Broucard, was born, c. 1680, in New York, to Bourgon Broucard and Catherine Lefevre, who were French Huguenots. John’s wife, Sarah Teunis (van Middleswart), was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Elisabeth/Elizabeth Meuer. Her father was born “at sea”, likely of German descent, and her mother was German.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was James Henry Conley (the son of Thomas Conley and Matilda Moser). Thomas was born in Wisconsin, to Irish parents. Matilda was born in Minnesota, to Swiss parents, Henry Moser and Anna.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Lalla Ethel Baker (the daughter of Eugene Baker and Addie Bradford Sperry). Eugene was the son of Nathan M. Baker and Elmina. Addie was the daughter of Charles B. Sperry and Mary E.

Sources: Genealogies of Tom Brokaw –

Genealogy of Tom’s father –

Tom’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Tom’s maternal grandfather, James Henry Conley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – (official website)

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