Traci Dinwiddie

by madman on March 19, 2018

Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 22, 1973

Ethnicity: Syrian, German, Cherokee Native American

Traci Dinwiddie is an American actress.

Traci’s surname, Dinwiddie, is from her stepfather, and is Scottish in origin. She has Syrian, German, and Cherokee Native American ancestry.

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Mitch Daniels

by follers on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Mitchell Elias Daniels, Jr.

Place of Birth: Monongahela, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 7, 1949

*Syrian (father)
*English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and Welsh (mother)

Mitch Daniels is an American academic administrator, businessperson, author, and politician. He has been President of the Purdue University System, since January 14, 2013. A Republican, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget, from January 20, 2001 to June 6, 2003, and Governor of Indiana, from January 10, 2005 to January 14, 2013.

Mitch is the son of Dorothy Mae (Wilkes) and Mitchell Elias Daniels. His father’s parents were Syrian, of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox church. His mother was of English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry, entirely descended from recent immigrants. Mitch is of the Presbyterian faith.

Mitch is married to Cheri Daniels, with whom he has four children.

Mitch’s paternal grandparents were Elias Daniels (the son of Assa Daniel) and Afifi/Hannah. Elias was born in Khiletiah, near Homs, Syria.

Mitch’s maternal grandfather was Russell W. Wilkes (the son of George W. Wilkes and Sarah Phebe Bytheway). Russell was born in Pennsylvania, to English parents. Sarah was born in Ettingshall, Shropshire, the daughter of Edward Bytheway and Jane Causer/Humphreys.

Mitch’s maternal grandmother was Bessie Riley (the daughter of William Riley and Hannah). Bessie was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of Thomas Riley, who was Scottish, and of Elizabeth, who was born in Pennsylvania or Scotland, to Welsh parents. Hannah was English.

Source: Genealogy of Mitch Daniels –


Michael Esper

by stlucas on February 13, 2018

Birth Name: Michael James Esper

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

Date of Birth: December 1, 1976

*40.625% German
*25% Syrian
*25% Italian
*9.375% English

Michael Esper is an American actor.

Michael is the son of acting teachers Suzanne Marie (Oberjat) and William Joseph “Bill” Esper. He has a sister, Shannon Lucia.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was James V. Esper (the son of Slaiby/Slaby Esper and Helen Joseph). Slaiby was born in Damascus, Syria, the son of Abraham Esper. Helen was also from Syria.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Daisy Mae/May Perram (the daughter of Elmer H. Perram and Clara L. Itschner). Elmer was the son of Charles Henry Perram, whose parents were English, and of Julia Ann Green, whose father was the son of German parents and whose mother was English. Clara was the daughter of Herman C. Itschner/Itchner, whose parents were German, and of Louisa Straub, whose parents were from France and Germany, and were ethnic Germans.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Emil Hans Oberjat, Jr. (the son of Emil Oberjat, Sr. and Elise Werner/Wagner). Michael’s grandfather Emil was born in Germany. Michael’s great-grandfather Emil was the son of Leopold Oberjat and Henriette Gelhaar. Elise was the daughter of Jacob Werner/Wagner and Elizabeth Hergenhau.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Lucia/Lucy Irene Lomacchio/Macchio/Machio (the daughter of Thomas J. Machio and Anne Spano). Lucia was born in New York, to parents from Italy.


Marriage record of Michael’s paternal grandparents, James V. Esper and Daisy Mae/May Perram –

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Daisy Mae/May (Perram) Esper –

Birth record of Michael’s mother –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister), Hannah L. (Oberjat) Wothe –

Death record of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Lucia/Lucy Irene (Lomacchio/Macchio/Machio) Oberjat –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Frances H. Machio –

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Marc Scibilia

by Manila on December 23, 2017

Birth Name: Marc Antony Scibilia

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

Date of Birth: June 20, 1986

*Italian (father)
*Syrian Arab (maternal grandfather)
*Lebanese Arab (maternal grandmother)

Marc Scibilia is an American singer and songwriter.

His father, Robert Francis Scibilia, is of Italian descent. His mother, Jeannine A. (Sawma), is of Lebanese and Syrian descent.

Marc is married to Mindy Skelton.

Marc’s paternal grandfather was Anthony J. “Tony” Scibilia (the son of Francesco “Frank” Scibilia and Anna Antonuccio). Frank was an Italian emigrant, from Messina, Sicily, and was the son of Antonio “Anthony/Tony” Scibilia and Maria “Mary” Carilli. Anna was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Giuseppe “Joseph/Joe” Antonuccio and Antonina “Nancy” Bessina.

Marc’s paternal grandmother was Jeanette A. Desiderio (the daughter of Camillo Desiderio and Giustina Paolini). Camillo was an Italian emigrant, from Moscufo, Pescara, Abruzzo, and was the son of Antonio Desiderio and Filomena Di Clemente. Giustina was also an Italian emigrant, from Moscufo, and was the daughter of Nicola Paolini and Serafina Tebo.

Marc’s maternal grandfather was Tafe Joseph Sawma (the son of Moses Sawma and Kaffa Esmer). Moses and Kaffa were Syrian emigrants.

Marc’s maternal grandmother was Jeanette Aboujaoude (the daughter of Assad Aboujaoude and Saleme Koury). Jeanette was a Lebanese emigrant, from Brummana, Mount Lebanon.

Sources: Marc’s paternal grandfather, Anthony J. Scibilia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Marc’s paternal great-grandparents, Francesco Scibilia and Anna Antonuccio –

Marc’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Antonuccio, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marc’s paternal grandmother, Jeanette A. (Desiderio) Scibilia –

Marriage record of Marc’s paternal great-grandparents, Camillo Desiderio and Giustina Paolini –

Birth record of Marc’s paternal great-grandfather, Camillo Desiderio –

Birth record of Marc’s paternal great-grandmother, Giustina Paolini –

Marriage record of Marc’s maternal grandfather, Tafe Joseph Sawma, to Rose Ross –

Obituary of Marc’s maternal grandfather, Tafe Joseph Sawma –

Obituary of Marc’s maternal grandmother, Jeanette (Aboujaoude) Sawma –

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Katee Sackhoff

by stlucas on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Kathryn Ann Sackhoff

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 8, 1980

Ethnicity: Luxembourgian (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, German, 1/16 Syrian-Lebanese

Kate Sackhoff is an American actress.

Kate is the daughter of Mary Helene (Grommesh) and Dennis Erick Sackhoff. Kate’s father has German roots. Kate’s mother is of Luxembourgian, Irish, English, and Syrian-Lebanese descent.

Kate’s maternal grandfather was Leo Edward Grommesh (the son of Hubert Henry Grommesh and Katherine Dimmer). Hubert was the son of Luxembourgian parents, Johann E. Grommesh and Clara Wagner, who were from Grevenmacher and Mersch, Luxembourg. Katherine was also the daughter of Luxembourgian parents, Johannes Dimmer and Margaretha Pleim, who were from Echternach, Luxembourg.

Kate’s maternal grandmother was Annette/Annett Marie Robins (the daughter of Walter Cecil Robins and Marcella Eve Bennett). Walter was the son of Albert Robins, who was born in Beirut, Ottoman Empire (now Lebanon), and of Alice M. Healy/Healey, who was English. Marcella was the daughter of Joseph Victor Bennett, whose mother was Irish, and of Minnie Connors, whose father was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Katee’s mother –

Obituary of Katee’s maternal grandfather, Leo Edward Grommesh –

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