Swiss-German

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

Ethnicity:
*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 – http://www.legacy.com/

Obituary of Evan’s maternal grandmother, Hazel D. – http://www.legacy.com/

Genealogy of Evan’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Genealogy of Evan’s great-grandfather, Anna W. Griffith – http://www.ourfamilygenealogies.com/

Genealogy of Evan’s great-grandfather, Raymond Grant Ellis (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Genealogy of Evan’s great-great-grandmother, Anna Mary Light – https://www.geni.com/

Genealogy of Evan’s great-great-grandfather, William Shubrick/Whindam Trapier – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Evan’s great-grandfather, Albert James Dando, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/

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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 – http://www.wargs.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.geni.com

Photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

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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 – http://gw.geneanet.org
https://www.geni.com

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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 – http://bolivarmonews.com

Maty’s paternal great-grandfather, Okell Noyes, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Maty’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Kathryn (McCullah) Noyes – http://www.ozarksremembers.com

Obituaries of Maty’s maternal great-grandmother, Connie Louaine (Johnson) Moore – http://dailycorinthian.com
http://www.semissourian.com

Birth record of Maty’s maternal grandmother, Geraldine Virginia Cook – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Maty’s maternal great-grandparents, Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Arvid Natanael Nyqvist – http://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hanna Kristina Olsdotter – http://search.ancestry.com

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Bradley Nowell

by madman on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Bradley James Nowell

Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 22, 1968

Place of Death: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Death: May 25, 1996

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, 1/16th Czech (Bohemian), as well as small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, distant Welsh, French, and Swiss-German

Bradley Nowell was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He was the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Sublime.

Bradley was the son of Nancy Loiuse (Shomler) and James Arthur Nowell. His ancestry included English, German, Irish, 1/16th Czech (Bohemian), as well as small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, and distant Welsh, French, and Swiss-German. Additionally, one of Bradley’s 9th great-grandmothers, Jane Sandusky, was said to be a Native American princess, although it does not appear to exist any particular evidence for this.

Bradley’s paternal grandfather was Louis Ray Nowell (the son of Oliver Nowell and Minnie Gordon). Bradley’s grandfather Louis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a Mormon family. Oliver was the son of Oliver Nowell and Mary Newton, whose parents were English. Minnie was the daughter of John Henry Gordon, who was English, and Mary Rebecca Bolton.

Bradley’s paternal grandmother was Maxine Dolores Barlow (the son of Edmund/Edward/Edwin Joseph Barlow and Irene Mildred Blahna). Edmund was the son of John H. Barlow, whose parents were Irish, and Emma H., whose parents were German. Irene was the daughter of Peter Blahna, who was born in Crawford, Wisconsin, to Czech parents, and Mary Jane, who was born in Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada, and had an Irish father.

Bradley’s maternal grandfather was Myron Shomler (the son of Florence Isaac Shomler and Frances Maud Darling). Florence was the son of Florence Shomler, who was German, and Lucretia E. Noe. Frances was the daughter of Gilivan Edson Darling and Roselvina Stephens.

Bradley’s maternal grandmother was Annie Louise Carroll (the son of Almeron Edgar Carroll and Annie Mary Gribble). Almeron was the son of Luke Carroll, who was Canadian, and Louisa Olive Patrick. Annie was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of English parents, William Henry Gribble and Ann Wimperis.

Source: Genealogy of Bradley Nowell – 

Genealogy of Bradley’s maternal grandmother, Annie Louise Carroll (through her sister, Virginia Eileen Carroll) –

Genealogies of Bradley’s great-grandfather, Florence Isaac Shomler – https://www.geni.com/people/F-Shomler/6000000023211949598
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

Genealogies of Bradley’s great-grandmother, Frances Maud Darling – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Genealogy of Bradley’s great-great-grandfather, Luke Carroll – 

Bradley’s great-grandmother, Irene Mildred Blahna, on the 1905 Wisconsin Census – 

Bradley’s great-grandfather, Edmund/Edward/Edwin Joseph Barlow, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9Q4-2F1
Edmund/Edward/Edwin on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML1D-9NC

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