Vinessa Shaw

by follers on February 19, 2014

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Birth Name: Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth: July 19, 1976

*Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather)
*German, Irish, English, Mexican (paternal grandmother)
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*Swedish, Irish (maternal grandmother)

Vinessa Shaw is an American actress and model.

Her father is of half Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with his other roots being German, Irish, English, and Mexican. Her mother is of half Italian, one quarter Swedish, and one quarter Irish, ancestry.

Vinessa’s paternal grandfather was Nathan Shaw (born Nathan Schwartz, the son of Abraham Schwartz and Rebecca Germansky). Nathan was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Vinessa’s paternal grandmother was Kathryn Grey Trapheagen (the daughter of Daniel Trapheagen and Dora Grey). Daniel was born in Kansas. Dora was born in either Maine, Arizona, or Mexico, to a New York-born father whose surname was “Grey” and a Mexican-born mother whose surname was “Pierda”.

Vinessa’s maternal grandparents were Vincent Damante (the son of Joseph Damante and Catherine/Katherine Pacillo) and Marjorie “Margie” Dolores Anderson (the daughter of Raymond Anderson and Rhea Maloney). Joseph was born in Italy. Catherine was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents. Raymond had Swedish ancestry. Rhea had Irish ancestry.

Sources: Vinessa’s paternal grandmother, Kathryn Grey Trapheagen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Vinessa’s paternal great-grandparents, Daniel Trapheagen and Dora Grey, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Vinessa’s maternal grandfather, Vincent Damante, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Vinessa’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie “Margie” Dolores (Anderson) Damante –

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andrew February 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm

interesting ancestry

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