Carlos Menem

by madman on October 24, 2016

Birth Name: Carlos Saúl Menem

Place of Birth: Anillaco, La Rioja Province, Argentina

Date of Birth: July 2, 1930

Ethnicity: Syrian

Carlos Menem is an Argentinian politician. A member of the Justicialist Party, he served as President of Argentina, from 8 July, 1989 to 10 December, 1999. He was previously Governor of La Rioja, from May 25, 1973 to March 24, 1976, and again from December 10, 1983 to July 8, 1989, among other duties.

President Menem is the son of Mohibe (Akil) and Saúl Menem. His parents were Syrian immigrants, from Yabroud, Syria. President Menem was raised a Sunni Muslim, but converted to Roman Catholicism later in life.

President Menem is married to actress, television host, and beauty queen Cecilia Bolocco, who was Miss Chile and Miss Universe 1987, and the two have a son.

Source: Genealogy of Carlos Menem –

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Patrick Baladi

by madman on April 4, 2016

"Set Fire to the Stars" UK Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Patrick Bashir Baladi

Place of Birth: Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England

Date of Birth: December 25, 1971

*Syrian (father)
*English (mother)

Patrick Baladi is a Britsih actor. Patrick is the son of Rosemary (Clenton), a nurse, and Joseph Baladi, a gynaecologist. Joseph, who was a Christian, spent much time working in Libya.

Patrick’s maternal grandparents were Eric J. Clenton (the son of Clenton and Jordan) and Frances E. Russon (the daughter of William H. Russon and Frances Burke).


Birth certificate of Patrick Baladi –

Marriage record of Patrick’s parents –

Birth certificate of Patrick’s mother –

Marriage record of Patrick’s maternal grandparents, Eric J. Clenton and Frances E. Russon –

Birth certificate of Patrick’s maternal grandfather, Eric J. Clenton –

Birth certificate of Patrick’s maternal grandmother, Frances E. Russon –

Marriage record of Patrick’s maternal great-grandparents, William H. Russon and Frances Burke –

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Farrah Abraham

by Sage on March 29, 2016

"The Hungover Games" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Farrah Lynn Abraham

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1991

Ethnicity: Syrian, Italian (including Sicilian), 1/8 Danish, English, distant Irish and German

Farrah Abraham is an American reality television personality.

Farrah has said:

I am Syrian, Italian, Sicilian and Danish… Syrian and Italian on my dad’s side and on my mom’s it’s Sicilian and Danish.

Farrah’s maternal grandfather was Goodman Harold “Sonny” Danielsen/Danielson, Jr. (the son of Goodmond/Goodman Harold Danielsen, Sr. and Dorothy Harriet Hays). Farrah’s great-grandfather Goodmond was born in Iowa, the son of Danish parents, R. Marius Danielsen and Emily Sophia Johnson. Dorothy was the daughter of George Augustus Hays and Myrtle Dell Palmer.

Farrah’s maternal grandmother is Carmella Bersane (the daughter of Giussepe “Joseph” Rocco Bersane, Sr. and Sylvia Pruitt). Giussepe was the son of Italian parents, Rocco Bersani/Bersane and Carmela Beranti. Sylvia was the daughter of Henry Stuart Pruett/Pruitt and Mary Croghan/Crogan.

Source: Farrah’s maternal grandfather, Goodman Harold “Sonny” Danielsen/Danielson, Jr., on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Farrah’s maternal grandfather, Goodman Harold “Sonny” Danielsen/Danielson, Jr. –

Birth record of Farrah’s maternal great-grandfather, Goodmond/Goodman Harold Danielsen –

Farrah’s maternal great-grandfather, Goodmond/Goodman Harold Danielsen, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Farrah’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Harriet Hays, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Farrah’s maternal great-great-grandfather, George Augustus Hays (focusing on his father’s side) –

Farrah’s maternal grandmother, Carmella Bersane, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Farrah’s maternal great-grandmother, Sylvia Pruitt, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Farrah’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Henry Stuart Pruett/Pruitt and Mary Croghan/Crogan –

Genealogy of Farrah’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Croghan/Crogan –

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Justin Amash

by follers on March 10, 2016

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 18, 1980

Ethnicity: Palestinian Arab, Syrian Arab

Justin Amash is an American attorney and politician. A Republican, he has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, since January 3, 2011.

His father, Attallah, is from a Palestinian Arab Christian (Antiochian Orthodox) family, and moved to the U.S. in 1956. His mother, Mimi, is Syrian, from a Syrian Orthodox family.

Justin’s paternal grandparents were Elias A. Amash and Fotten. Fotten was born in Lid.

Source: Obituary of Justin’s paternal grandmother, Fotten Amash –

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Jillian Michaels

by follers on January 29, 2016

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Birth Name: Jillian L. McKarus

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth: February 18, 1974

*Syrian/Lebanese (father)
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandmother)

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businessperson, author, and television personality.

Jillian’s paternal grandparents were Roger Essa McKarus (the son of Essa Makarus and Ruth Jamba) and Nellie Eva Courey (the daughter of Naijeeb Courey and Ratha Elizabeth Saba). Roger was Syrian. Nellie was born in Michigan, to Syrian parents. Some of Jillian’s father’s family also identified as Lebanese.

Jillian’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Saldi (the son of Michael Saldi and Raffaele Iacino) and Regina Maltson (the daughter of Casper Maltson and Minnie Landkron). Joseph was the son of Italian parents. Regina was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, to a Russian Jewish father and an Austrian Jewish mother.

Source: Genealogy of Jillian Michaels –