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Bud Abbott

by follers on May 25, 2017

Birth Name: William Alexander Abbott

Date of Birth: October 2, 1897

Place of Birth: Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: April 24, 1974

Place of Death: Woodland Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*English, possibly Welsh, and other (father)
*German [likely German Jewish] (mother)

Bud Abbott was an American actor, producer, and comedian. He was straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.

His parents were Rae/Ray (Fisher) and Harry/Henry Wilburn/C. Abbott. They worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Bud’s father had English, and likely Welsh, and other, ancestry. Bud’s mother was born in Maryland, the daughter of German immigrants, who were likely Jewish.

Bud’s paternal grandfather was Charles William Abbott (who likely was the son of John G. Abbott and Nancy Agnes Allen). John was the son of Nathan G. Abbott, who was English, and of Anna Johanna Gibson.

Bud’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Williams.

Bud’s maternal grandparents were Alexander/Aleck Fisher and Frederica/Rebecca/Reyka Buxbaum.

Sources: Genealogies of Bud Abbott – https://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Marriage record of Bud’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Bud’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Burr Steers

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Birth Name: Burr Gore Steers

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1965

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, German

Burr Steers is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.

Burr is the son of socialite Nina Gore (Auchincloss) and politician Newton Ivan Steers, Jr. His father was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, from 1977 to 1979. His mother was a cousin of laywer/novelist Louis Auchincloss, a step-sister of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and a half-sister of writer Gore Vidal.

Burr’s paternal grandfather was Newton Ivan Steers, Sr. (the son of William Colyer Steers and Margaret R. Gault). Newton was born in New York, to a father from New York and a mother from Canada, whose own parents were Irish. William was the son of Thos E. Steers and Margaret Calhoun. Margaret was the daughter of Alex Gault and Elizabeth Campbell.

Burr’s paternal grandmother was Claire Louise Herder (the daughter of Peter Herder and Charlotte Maria Butler). Claire was born in New York, to a father from Germany and a mother from Ireland.

Burr’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Sr., and Emma Brewster Jennings). Burr’s great-grandfather Hugh was the son of John L. Auchincloss and Elizabeth Buck; John was born in New York, to a father from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Hugh Auchincloss, and a mother from Pennsylvania, Ann Anthony Stuart. Burr’s great-grandmother Emma was the daughter of Oliver Burr Jennings, a businessperson, who was one of the original stockholders in Standard Oil, and of Esther Judson Goodsell.

Burr’s maternal grandmother was Nina S. Gore (the daughter of Thomas Pryor Gore and Nina Belle Kay). Thomas was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, from 1907 to 1921, and again from 1931 to 1937. Thomas was the son of Thomas/Tom Madison Gore and Caroline/Carrie Elizabeth Wingo. Burr’s great-grandmother Nina was the daughter of John Thomas Kay and Marcella/Macilla McLaughlin.

Burr’s maternal “Gore” line can be traced back to James Gore, who was born, c. 1662, in Wales.

Sources: Genealogy of Burr Steers – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Burr’s paternal great-grandparents, William Colyer Steers and Margaret R. Gault – http://www.familysearch.org

Burr’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret R. Gault, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Burr’s paternal grandmother, Claire Louise Herder, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Burr Steers (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Burr’s maternal grandparents, Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. and Nina S. Gore – https://www.findagrave.com

Burr’s maternal great-grandmother, Nina Belle Kay, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Burr’s maternal great-grandmother, Nina Belle Kay (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Corbin Bernsen

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Corbin Dean Bernsen

Place of Birth: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 7, 1954

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, distant Welsh (mother)

Corbin Bernsen is an American actor and director.

Corbin is the son of actress Jeanne Cooper (born Wilma Jeanne Cooper) and Harry Ike Bernsen, Jr., a producer. Corbin has a brother, Collin, and a sister, Caren. Corbin is married to English actress Amanda Pays.

Corbin’s father was Jewish. His surname was originally spelt “Bernstein”. Corbin’s mother had English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, and distant Welsh, ancestry. Corbin’s mother was said to have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Corbin is a practicing Christian.

Corbin’s paternal grandfather was Harry Ike Bernstein/Bernsen, Sr. (the son of Victor William Bernstein and Regina Summers/Sommer). Harry was born in Illinois, to parents from Germany.

Corbin’s paternal grandmother was Pearl Bloch/Block (the daughter of Emil Bloch/Block and Nettie Weinberg). Pearl was born in Ohio, to a father from France and a mother from Germany.

Corbin’s maternal grandfather was Albert Troy Cooper (the son of Carroll Allen Cooper and Sarah Malona “Lona” Smith). Carroll was the son of William Riley Cooper and Malinda Elvira Dawson. Sarah was the daughter of James Leroy Smith and Sarah “Sally” Robertson.

Corbin’s maternal grandmother was Sildeth Evelyn Moore (the daughter of Jesse Calvin Moore and Sildeth Evelyn McGuire). Jesse was the son of John Callaway Moore and Martha Evelyn/Eveline Patty. Corbin’s great-grandmother Sildeth was the daughter of John Jackson McGuire and Paulina Jane Anderson.

Sources: Birth record of Corbin Bernsen – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Corbin’s father, Harry Bernsen, Jr. – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Corbin’s paternal grandparents, Harry Ike Bernstein/Bernsen and Pearl Bloch/Block – http://www.familysearch.org

Corbin’s paternal grandmother, Esther Bloch/Block, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Corbin Bernsen (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Corbin’s mother, Wilma Jeanne Cooper – http://www.geni.com
http://www.findagrave.com

Birth record of Corbin’s mother, Wilma Jeanne Cooper – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Corbin’s mother, Wilma Jeanne Cooper – http://www.legacy.com

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Craig Parker

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Date of Birth: November 12, 1970

Ethnicity: Scottish (grandfather), Welsh, Danish, English, Cornish

Craig Parker is a Fiji-born New Zealand actor.

Craig’s mother is named Robin. Craig has a brother, David, and a sister, Wendy. They were raised in Auckland, New Zealand.

One of Craig’s grandfather was from Edinburgh, Scotland, and moved to Fiji. Craig’s other roots are said to be Danish, Welsh, English, and Cornish.

Sources: http://www.pressreader.com
http://kodiapps.com

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Callie Thorne

by stlucas on May 15, 2017

Birth Name: Calliope Silver Thorne

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 20, 1969

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather)
*Irish, English, Welsh (paternal grandmother)
*Assyrian, Armenian (mother)

Callie Thorne is an American actress.

Callie is the daughter of Karen Silver (Oshana) and Stuart Ewen Thorne.

Callie’s father is of half Ashkenazi Jewish and half British Isles (Irish, English, Welsh) ancestry. Callie’s mother has stated that she is of Assyrian and Armenian descent. Callie’s mother’s family were members of St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church.

Callie’s paternal great-grandfather, Lincoln MacVeagh, was a soldier, diplomat, businessperson, and archaeologist. Lincoln was the son of Charles MacVeah, who was ambassador to Japan, from 1925 to 1928, the grandson of Wayne MacVeagh, who was U.S. Attorney General, in 1881, and the great-nephew of Franklin MacVeagh, who was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, from 1909 to 1913.

Callie has stated:

I’m Armenian but I pass for several ethnicities, which is great. It’s easy for me, and I do accents really well. But it’s not all that I can do. That particular movie and this show — because I’m playing Laura Ballard, not Laura Esposito — show that.

Callie’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Edmund Thorne (the son of Bernard David Thorn and Julia/Julie Parvel/Pawel). Samuel was a legal historian and professor at Harvard Law School. Bernard was a Jewish immigrant, who was born in Austria, the son of Samuel Thorn and Rosa Bader. Julie was born in New York, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, Adolph Parvel/Pawel, from Leszno, Poland, and Emma Klein, from Leipzig, Germany.

Callie’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Ewen MacVeagh (the daughter of Davenport Lincoln MacVeagh and Margaret Charlton Lewis). Davenport Lincoln was the son of Charles Miner MacVeagh and Fanny Davenport Rogers. Callie’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of Charlton Thomas Lewis and Margaret Pierce Sherrard.

Callie’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Pius Oshana (the son of Pius Oshana and Martha). Samuel was born in either Russia or Connecticut, to Assyrian parents from Persia (now Iran).

Callie’s maternal grandmother was Beatrice Davidian (the daughter of Khachig/Rathador Davidian and Siranoush). Beatrice was born in Connecticut, to parents from Armenia.

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

Marriage record of Callie’s parents, Stuart E. Thorne and Karen Silver Oshana – http://www.familysearch.org

Callie’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Edmund Thorne, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Samuel Edmund Thorne on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Samuel Edmund Thorne on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Callie’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Edmund Thorne – http://www.nytimes.com

Marriage record of Callie’s paternal great-grandparents, Bernard David Thorn and Julia/Julie Parvel/Pawel – https://familysearch.org

Callie’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Pius Oshana, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Callie’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Pius Oshana – http://www.legacy.com

Callie’s maternal grandmother, Beatrice Davidian, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Callie’s maternal grandmother, Beatrice (Davidian) Oshana – http://www.legacy.com

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