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Dick Cavett

by madman on September 19, 2017

Dick Cavett – Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Honors Dick Cavett with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City – November 7, 2014 – Sportsman’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Richard Alva Cavett

Place of Birth: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States

Date of Birth: November 19, 1936

Ethnicity: German, Welsh, English, Scottish, distant Irish

Dick Cavett is an American television personality and former talk show host. He is the son of Erabel “Era” (Richards) and Alva Bayard Cavett.

When asked about his ancestry, Dick stated:

My grandfather came from… one of them came from England, the other one came from Wales… I’m Scottish, Irish, English, and possibly partly French, and a dose of German.

Dick’s paternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was Welsh. Dick’s paternal grandfather wasn’t English, as stated, although his ancestry was English and Scottish.

Dick’s paternal grandfather was Alva Arthur Cavett (the son of Andrew James Cavett/Cavitt and Miami Eaton Coupland). Andrew was the son of Richard Cavett/Cavitt and Margaret Graham. Miami was the daughter of Joseph Coupland, who was English, and Charity Wright.

Dick’s paternal grandmother Gertrude Pinsch (the daughter of Friedrich Pinsch and Maria). Gertrude was German.

Dick’s maternal grandfather was Richard Richards (the son of James Richards and Martha Evans). Richard was born in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Dick’s maternal grandmother was Etta May/Mae/Martha Mitchell (the daughter of William Mitchell and Eliza Ellen Mitchell). William was the son of John Silas Mitchell and Mary “Polly” Atkins. Eliza was the daughter of William Mitchell and Mary Anne Atkison.

Sources: Genealogy of Dick Cavett – https://www.geni.com/people/Dick-Cavett/6000000015924461714
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=46403&id=I59678

Genealogy of Dick’s father – https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=168573132

Genealogy of Dick’s mother – https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102547191

 

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Jeremy Davies

by stlucas on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Jeremy Davies Boring

Place of Birth: Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1969

Ethnicity: Scottish, Welsh, English

Jeremy Davies is an American television and film actor.

Jeremy is the son of author Mel Boring (born Melvin Lyle Boring). Jeremy’s mother’s surname is Davies, which is usually Welsh.

Jeremy’s paternal grandfather was Harold Truman Boring (the son of Estes Joseph Boring and Beatrice Pearl McLaughlin/McLachlin). Estes was the son of W. C. Boring and Sarah Ann Certain. Beatrice was the daughter of John Alexander McLachlan and Charlotte Elizabeth Thomas, who were Canadian.

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother was Helen Irene Hatfield (the daughter of William R. Hatfield and Elizabeth Hutchings/Hutchins). William was the son of Richard D. Hatfield and Ida L. Venness/Veness. Elizabeth was the daughter of Daniel Hutchings/Hutchins and Flora.

Sources: Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Harold Truman Boring, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jeremy’s paternal great-grandparents, Estes Joseph Boring and Beatrice Pearl McLaughlin/McLachlan – http://www.familysearch.org

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother, Helen Irene Hatfield, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jeremy’s paternal great-grandparents, William R. Hatfield and Elizabeth Hutchings/Hutchins – http://www.familysearch.org

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Aron Kader

by madman on September 16, 2017

Aron Kader – 1st Annual Middle Eastern Comedy Festival – Arrivals – The Laugh Factory – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos

Birth Name: Aron Moses Kader

Place of Birth: Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 24, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Palestinian Arab (father)
*Danish, English, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant German (mother)

Aron Kader is an American comedian.

Aron is the son of Nancy (Stowe), a bioethicist and management consultant, and Omar Kader, a professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. Aron’s father is a Muslim, of Palestinian Arab descent, and his mother is a Mormon.

Aron’s mother’s ancestry is approximately three eighths Danish, one eighth Welsh, one sixteenth Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), with the rest being English, and some German.

Aron’s maternal grandfather was William Hessel Stowe (the son of William Stowe and Pearl Violet Butcher). William was the son of Hyrum Stowe and Mary/Maria Julia Bensen/Benson, who was Danish. Pearl was the daughter of William Monroe Butcher and Mary Elizabeth Bailey, whose father was born in Scotland, to Northern Irish parents.

Aron’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Madsen (the daughter of Roland Adolphus Madsen and Abigail Rees). Roland was born in Utah, to Danish parents, Peter Fabricius Madsen and Emelia Cecilia Magdalena Dahlgren. Abigail was the daughter of David Morgan Rees, who was born in England, to Welsh parents, and Laura Burbank.

Sources: Genealogy of Aron’s maternal grandfather, William Hessel Stowe – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Aron’s maternal grandfather, William Hessel Stowe (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Aron’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Madsen – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Aron’s great-grandfather, William Stowe (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Aron’s great-great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Bailey – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Drake Doremus

by stlucas on September 12, 2017

Drake Doremus – GQ 2011 “Men of the Year” Party – Arrivals – Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Drake Depietro Doremus

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 29, 1983

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), English, Welsh, Scottish, German, 1/8 Swedish

Drake Doremus is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Drake is the son of Cherie Belle (Depietro) Kerr and Richard Lundin “Rick” Doremus.

Drake’s paternal grandfather was Richard H. Doremus (the son of Cornelius Richards Doremus and Margaret Ann/Anita Hand). Cornelius was the son of Abraham Fairbanks Doremus and Pauline Richards, whose mother was English. Margaret was the daughter of Hyrum Hand, who was English, and of Margaret “Maggie” Wride, whose mother was English.

Drake’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy L. Lundin (the daughter of Lester V. Lundin and Esther V. Bixler). Lester was the son of Gustaf William “Gust” Lundin, who was from Stockholm, Sweden, and of Fylena/Filina “Lena” Wolf, whose parents were German. Esther was the daughter of William O. Bixler and Bettie/Betty Olson, who was Swedish.

Drake’s maternal grandfather was Charles James Depietro (the son of Eugene James De Pietro and Frances/Francis). Eugene and Frances were Italian.

Drake’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Irene “Marge” Littlewood (the daughter of Frank Littlewood and Margaret Jane Scott). Frank was born in England, the son of George Littlewood and Sarah A. Whitty. Drake’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Scotland, the daughter of Robert Scott and Margaret Grant.

Sources: Birth record of Drake Doremus – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Drake’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Drake’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Drake’s paternal grandfather, Richard H. Doremus, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Drake’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy L. Lundin, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Drake’s maternal grandfather, Charles James Depietro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Drake’s maternal grandfather, Charles James Depietro – http://www.findagrave.com

Drake’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Irene “Marge” Littlewood, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Drake’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Littlewood and Margaret Jane Scott – http://www.familysearch.org

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Dedee Pfeiffer

by bablah on August 24, 2017

Birth Name: Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer

Place of Birth: Midway City, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 1, 1964

Ethnicity:
*25% German
*25% Swiss-German
*25% Swedish
*25% mix of English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, and Irish

Dedee Pfeiffer is an American film and television actress. She is the sister of actress, singer, and producer Michelle Pfeiffer.

Deedee is the daughter of Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer. Her paternal grandfather was of German descent, and her paternal grandmother had English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, and Irish ancestry. Her mother is of half Swiss-German and half Swedish descent.

Deedee has two children with her former husband, Santiago A. Gomez. Her niece is Claudia Rose Pfeiffer.

Dedee’s paternal grandfather was William J. Pfeiffer, Jr. (the son of Wilhelm Frederick John Pfeiffer and Susanna A. Mueller). Wilhelm was born in Colbe, Satle Province, Saxony, Germany, and was the son of Ernst Pfeiffer and Henrietta Borchert. Susanna was born in Minnesota, of German descent, and was the daughter of John Henry Mueller and Catherine Myers.

Dedee’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Stanley (the daughter of James Bert/Burton Stanley and Blanche Hulda Griffith). Dorothy, her parents, and all of her grandparents, were from Pennsylvania. Dorothy had English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, and Irish ancestry. Blanche was the daughter of Abner Messenheimer Griffith and Rachel Penrose; Rachel was the daughter of William Penrose and Rebecca Wright.

Dedee’s maternal grandfather was Jacob “Jake” Bernhard Taverna (the son of Jacob Taverna and Dorethea “Dorothy” Bernard). Dedee’s grandfather Jacob was born in New Rockford, Eddy Co, North Dakota, to Swiss parents (his father from Davos). He was of Swiss-German descent. Jacob may have been related to the Von Taverna family of Switzerland. Dedee’s great-grandfather Jacob was the son of Hans Taverna and Anna Engel.

Dedee’s maternal grandmother was Delma Lillian Hill (the daughter of John Sigurd Hill and Amanda Karolina Olson). John was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Johan Gustaf Peterson and Martha Kristina Johnsdotter. Amanda was born in Hornaryd, Sweden, the daughter of Sven Johan Olson and Sara Katarina Petersdotter.

Sources: Genealogy of Deedee Pfeiffer (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Dedee’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Stanley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dedee’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rachel Penrose (through Rachel’s brother, Mahlon Penrose) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Deedee Pfeiffer (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Dedee’s maternal grandfather, Jacob “Jake” Bernhard Taverna, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dedee’s maternal grandfather, Jacob “Jake” Bernhard Taverna – http://records.ancestry.com

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