Kelly Thiebaud

by stlucas on September 14, 2017

Birth Name: Kelly Hager Thiebaud

Place of Birth: El Campo, Wharton, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1982

Ethnicity: German, English, 1/8 Swiss-French

Kelly Thiebaud is an American actress. Kelly was previously married to actor Bryan Craig.

Kelly is the daughter of Suzanne Louise (Hager) and Gary Franklyn Thiebaud. Kelly’s parents have German, English, and Swiss-German roots.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Franklyn Julius Thiebaud (the son of Oscar Jules Thiebaud and Mary Melba/Mebba Anderson). Oscar was born in Noiraigue, Switzerland, the son of Gustave M. Thiebaud and Dina. Mary Melba was the daughter of William Wesley Anderson and Eliza Ann “Kittie” Ham.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Betty Prough (the daughter of Ralph Prough and Lucy Turner). Ralph was the son of Huston Prough and Martha Alice Brown. Lucy was the daughter of Turk/Turp/Turpin Turner and Margaret “Maggie” Allen.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was Otto J. Hager. Otto was the stepson of Charles McClure and Elsa.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ellen Lake (the daughter of Charles Leslie Lake and Margaret Ana Jenkins). Charles was the son of Ely T. Lake and Ella Temple. Margaret was the daughter of David J. Jenkins and Mary Jones.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Thiebaud –

Birth record of Kelly Thiebaud –

Marriage announcement of Kelly’s brother, Brian Alan Thiebaud –

Kelly’s paternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kelly’s paternal great-grandfather, Oscar Jules Thiebaud –

Kelly’s paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kelly’s maternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kelly’s maternal grandmother –

Marriage record of Kelly’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Leslie Lake and Margaret Ana Jenkins –

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Marisa Berenson

by stlucas on June 3, 2017

Birth Name: Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson

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

Date of Birth: February 15, 1947

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Swiss-French, Breton, Polish (maternal grandfather)
*Italian (maternal grandmother)

Marisa Berenson is an American actress and model. Marisa’s sister was photographer Berinthia “Berry” Berenson, who died in the September 11 attacks. Berinthia was married to actor Anthony Perkins.

Marisa is the daughter of socialite Gogo Schiaparelli (born Maria-Luisa Yvonne Radha de Wendt de Kerlor) and diplomat Robert Lawrence/Laurence Berenson.

Marisa’s father was Jewish, from a Jewish family from Lithuania, Russia, France, and Hungary. His family’s surname was originally spelt “Valvrojenski”. Marisa’s mother had Italian, Swiss-French, Breton, and Polish roots.

Marisa’s paternal grandfather was Bernard Berenson (the son of Leyb/Louis/Lewis Berenson and Sarah Bernstein). Bernard was born in Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents. Leyb was the son of Wolf Berenson and Baylee. Sarah was the daughter of Isaac Bernstein and Slova. Through this side, Marisa is a second cousin, once removed, of art historian Bernard Berenson and athlete and educator Senda Berenson, who is one of the first two women elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Marisa’s paternal grandmother was Corinne Francesca Levy (the daughter of Anatole/Anatol Levy and Elizabeth/Eliza Nathan). Anatole was born in France, the son of Nathan Levy and Rachel/Rachiel Klein. Elizabeth was born in Hungary, the daughter of Emanuel Nathan and Fanny.

Marisa’s maternal grandfather was Wilhelm Frederick Radha de Wendt de Kerlor. Wilhelm was born in Switzerland, of French, Breton, and Polish descent.

Marisa’s maternal grandmother was Elsa Luisa Maria Schiaparelli (the daughter of Celestino Schiaparelli and Maria-Luisa Domenitis). Elsa was a prominent fashion designer, from Rome, Italy. Celestino was a prominent scholar, from Piedmont, and was the son of Luigi Schiaparelli. Maria-Luisa was from a Neapolitan family, of aristocratic background. Elsa’s uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, was a prominent astronomer.

Sources: Genealogy of Marisa Berenson –

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

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal grandparents, Bernard Berenson and Corinne Francesca Levy –

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandparents, Leyb/Louis/Lewis Berenson and Sarah Bernstein –

Genealogy of Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Corinne Francesca Levy (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandparents, Anatole Levy and Elizabeth/Eliza Nathan –

Frocking Life: Searching For Elsa Schiaparelli (2016), by Jean Druesedow –

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Bodie Olmos

by stlucas on April 28, 2017

Birth Name: Bodie James Olmos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 27, 1975

*Mexican (father)
*English, German, some Swiss-French (maternal grandfather)
*Swedish (maternal grandmother)

Bodie Olmos is an American television and film actor.

Bodie is the son of Kaija Liane (Keel) and actor Edward James Olmos. Bodie’s siblings are Mico and Daniela.

Bodie’s father is of Mexican ancestry. He has also stated that his family’s surname was originally “Olmosh”, and that he has Hungarian Jewish ancestry from the surname. It is not clear, however, if this information has been verified/documented. “Olmos” is a common Spanish surname. The surname “Olmosh” does not appear to exist in Hungary.

Bodie’s mother is of one half Swedish, one quarter German, and English descent, along with some Swiss-French roots.

Bodie’s paternal grandfather was Pedro Olmos. Pedro was a Mexican immigrant.

Bodie’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Huizar (the daughter of Alfredo Franco Huizar). Alfredo was born in Texas, to parents from Mexico, Agustin Huizar and Maria/Mary Franco.

Bodie’s maternal grandfather was actor and singer Howard Keel, who was born Harry Clifford Keel (the son of Charles Homer Keel and Grace/Gracey M. Osterkamp). Charles was the son of William Carter Keel and Sarah E. Duncan. Grace was the daughter of Frederick “Fred” Osterkamp, who was German, and of Tilley/Tillie Miller, who was born in Illinois, to parents from Germany.

Bodie’s maternal grandmother was Helen Elizabeth Anderson (the daughter of Adolf Anderson and Esther Lundberg). Helen was born in New Jersey, to Swedish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Bodie Olmos –

Birth record of Bodie Olmos –

Bodie’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Huizar, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Bodie’s paternal great-grandfather, Alfredo Franco Huizar, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Bodie’s maternal grandparents, Harry Clifford Keel and Helen Elizabeth Anderson –

Bodie’s maternal great-grandmother, Grace/Gracey M. Osterkamp, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Bodie’s maternal grandmother, Helen Elizabeth Anderson, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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Chris Parnell

by madman on February 2, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas Christopher Parnell

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Date of Birth: February 5, 1967

*English, possibly other (father)
*German, Swiss-French/Swiss-German (mother)

Chris Parnell is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is the son of Shirley Russ (Rauchle) and Jack Parnell.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was August Carl Rauchle (the son of August Carl Rauchle and Louise Manner). Chris’ grandfather August was born in Tennessee, to German parents. Chris’ great-grandfather August was the son of Christian Rauchle. Louise was the daughter of Gottfried Manner and Elizabeth.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Clara Bessire (the daughter of Fred Bessire and Louise Yancer). Clara was born in Tennessee, to Swiss parents, her father of Swiss-French origin, and her mother of Swiss-German descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris Parnell (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Chris’s maternal grandmother, Clara Bessire, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Pattie Mallette

by stlucas on January 24, 2017

Birth Name: Patricia Mallette

Place of Birth: Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 2, 1975

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, with remote English, Swiss-French, and Scottish

Pattie Mallette is a Canadian author and film producer. She was born in Stratford, Ontario, to French-Canadian parents, Diane M. Henry and Michael Mallette. Pattie is the mother of Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor Justin Bieber.

Pattie’s paternal grandfather was Alexandre Mallette/Mallet (the son of Felix Alfred Telesphore Mallette/Mallet and Alida Lachance). Felix was the son of Felix Mallet and Elisabeth Romain. Alida was the daughter of Alexandre-Ildephonse Lachance and Adelaide Marleau.

Pattie’s paternal grandmother was Therese/Theresa Hamelin/Hamblin.

Pattie’s maternal grandfather was Venant Eugène Henry (the son of Joseph Daniel Henry and Marguerite Léocadie/Louse Babin). Joseph was the son of Pierre Henry and Elizabeth/Élisabeth Bujold. Marguerite was the daughter of Ambroise/Ambrose Babin and Charlotte Bourdages/Bourdage.

Pattie’s maternal grandmother was Estelle Germain (the daughter of Joseph-Roland Garneau Germain and Marie-Alphonsine-Germaine Breton). Joseph was the son of Trefflé Germain and Marie Laura Armiene/Herminie/Hermine Armenie Tousignant. Marie-Alphonsine-Germaine was the daughter of Joseph-Francois-Amédée Breton and Antoinette Audet.

Pattie’s matrilineal ancestry traces back to Marie Meilleur, who was born, c. 1599, in Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Ventrouse, Perche, France.

Sources: Genealogies of Pattie Mallette –

Genealogy of Pattie Mallette (through her son, Justin) –

Genealogy of Pattie Mallette (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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