Derya Arbaş

by madman on March 7, 2018

Birth Name: Derya Zerrin Berti

Date of Birth: June 17, 1968

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: October 22, 2003

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*Apache Native American, possibly other (father)
*Circassian, Turkish (mother)

Derya Arbaş is an American actress. She was the daughter of Zerrin Arbaş and Dehl Berti (Dehl Franke Berti), both actors.

Derya’s paternal grandparents were Carillo and Uhernik.

Derya’s maternal grandparents were Avni Arbaş and Zerrin. Avni was a Circassian painter, who was born in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sources: Genealogies of Derya Arbaş – https://www.geni.com

Obituaries of Derya Arbaş – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Derya’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

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Effie Karabuda

by Manila on December 17, 2017

Birth Name: Effie Anna Barbara Karabuda

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 28 September, 1995

Ethnicity: Swedish, Turkish (maternal grandfather)

Effie Karabuda is a Swedish journalist.

She is the daughter of actor Bengt Wilhelm Carlsson and actress Christina Denize Karabuda.

Effie’s older half-sister is singer and songwriter Robyn.

Effie’s paternal grandfather was Sven Adolf Carlsson (the son of Adolf Vilhelm Carlsson and Hilda Amalia Johansson). Adolf was the son of Carl Jonasson and Maria Kristina Fredriksdotter. Hilda was the daughter of Johan Magnusson and Johanna Danielsdotter.

Effie’s paternal grandmother is Astrid Ingegerd “Inga” (who originally had no surname as she was orphaned, and was the biological daughter of Hans Fredrik Theodor Wåhlin and Ellen Maria Rydbeck). Theodor was an architect, and was the son of Carl Ludvig Wåhlin and Anna Johanna Haqvinia Meijer. Ellen was an artisan, and was the daughter of Carl Henrik Rydbeck and Christina Friberg.

Effie’s maternal grandfather is Güneş Karabuda (the son of Nail Karabuda and Atıfet Kapani Zade). Güneş is a Turkish photojournalist, from İzmir, İzmir. Atıfet was the daughter of Tahir Kapani Zade and Mediha.

Effie’s maternal grandmother is Gitta Barbro Gidlund (the daughter of Erik Alfons Gidlund and Rut Birgit Mickels). Alfons was the son of Jonas Erik Gidlund and Signe Katarina Lundqvist. Rut was the daughter of Mickels Otto Vilhelm Larsson and Maria Paulina Karlsson.

Effie’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Emma Margareta Karlsdotter (9 May 1843, Misterhult, Oskarshamn Municipality, Kalmar County – ?).

Source: Genealogy of Effie Karabuda – https://www.geni.com


Jason Davis

by madman on October 21, 2017

Jason Davis – HBO’s Post 2016 Golden Globe Awards Party – Arrivals – Circa 55 Restaurant at The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 14, 1984

*Turkish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jason Davis is an American actor and voice actor. He is the son of Nancy Davis and Nebil Zarif, a wine grower. His father is Turkish and his mother is American, and Jewish.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was Marvin H. Davis (the son of Jack Julius/Joel Davis and Jean Spitzer). Marvin was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Jack was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Abraham Davis and Eva Jacobs. Jean was born in New York, to Romanian Jewish parents, Joseph Spitzer and Yetta.

Jason’s maternal grandmother is named Barbara Levine.

Sources: Genealogy of Jason’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Jack Julius/Joel Davis, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Jack Julius/Joel Davis on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Jean Spitzer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Blair Fowler

by madman on October 11, 2017

Blair Fowler – “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – iPic Theaters, 10840 Wilshire Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Laura Elizabeth Fowler

Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1993

*English, possibly other (father)
*Turkish (mother)

Blair Fowler is an American YouTuber and actress. She is the daugther of Melisa K. and Scott Raymond Fowler, a physician. Her sister is youtuber Elle Fowler.

Blair’s mother was born in Istanbul, Turkey.


D’Arcy Carden

by bablah on July 15, 2017

D’Arcy Carden – 2016 Summer TCA Tour – NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: D’Arcy Beth Erokan

Place of Birth: Danville, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1980


*Turkish, Greek (father)

*German, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

D’Arcy Carden is an American actress and comedian.

D’Arcy’s grandparents were Dogan Hussein Erokan (son of Ferid Erokan and Hafize Fikret) and Athena Anita Caragianis (daughter of William/Vasili Caragianis and Helen/Eleni Venios). Dogan was born in either Palestine or Baghdad, Iraq to Turkish parents, Athena was born in Massachusetts to Greek parents.

D’Arcys maternal grandfather is Frederick John Engelfried, son of Frederick Charles Engelfried and Betty Keltz. Frederick Charles was the son of John Engelfried and Emilie Held. Betty was born in Germany and Frederick was born in San Francisco to parents from Württemberg.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother is Lila Jean Blumenthal, daughter of Harry Blumenthal and Sarah/Sherry Turtledove. Harry was the son of Isaac Blumethal (son of Mateus Blumenthal and Sarah Bookspon) and Rose Ross (daughter of Hirsh Ross and Dinna Koslowsky). Harry’s parents were Russian Jews. Sarah Turtledove was the daughter of Abraham Turtledove (son of Mendel Turteltaub and Hannah Rachel Ehrlich) and Clara Reisman (daughter of Barney Reisman and Eva), who were Romanian Jews.


D’Arcy’s family tree-geni.com

D’Arcy paternal grandfather’s border crossing record-familysearch.org

D’Arcy’s paternal grandmother on 1930 U.S. census-familysearch.org

D’Arcy’s maternal grandfather Frederick John Engelfried on 1930 U.S. census-familysearch.org

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Frederick Charles Engelfried on 1900 U.S. census-familysearch.org

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother Lila Jean Blumethal on 1930 U.S. census-familysearch.org

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Harry Blumenthal on 1910 U.S. census-familysearch.org

Marriage record of D’Arcy’s maternal great-great-grandparents Isaac Blumenthal and Rose Ross-familysearch.org

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandmother Sarah Turtledove on 1910 U.S. census-familysearch.org