Wil Wheaton

by lbb107 on May 4, 2014

Majel Barrett Roddenberry Memorial Service - Arrivals

Birth Name: Richard William Wheaton III

Place of Birth: Burbank, California, USA

Date of Birth: July 29, 1972

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Welsh, German, French, 1/8th Sephardi Jewish

Wil Wheaton is an American actor, writer, and blogger. His maternal grandmother was born in Panama, and Wil’s matrilineal great-grandmother was Sephardi Jewish. Wil’s other ancestry is English, Irish, Welsh, German, and French.

Wil’s paternal grandparents were Richard William Wheaton (the son of Donald Ulysses Wheaton and Mary Frances Ostrander) and Dorothy Virginia Morton (the daughter of Harold Coleman Morton and Dorothy Frances Smith).

Wil’s maternal grandfather was Dwyer/Dean Frank O’Connor (born Dwyer F. O’Connor, the son of Francis Leo O’Connor and Susan C. Gay).

Wil’s maternal grandmother was Norma Aleene Farrington (the daughter of Edwin Flavel Kortright Farrington and Daphne Pretto Silvera). Norma was born in Colón, Panama. Edwin was also born in Panama, which was then part of Colombia; Edwin had English and French ancestry. Will’s matrilineal great-grandmother Daphne was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Theodore Edward Silvera and Deborah Pretto, who were Sephardi Jews. Theodore was born in Jamaica, the son of Alexis Silvera and Caroline Aarons/Ahrens. Will’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother Deborah was born in St. Thomas, then in the Danish Virgin Islands, to Abraham Elias Pretto and Rachel Pretto Henriquez.

Sources: Genealogies of Wil Wheaton – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Wil Wheaton (focusing on his father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Article about Wil’s mother’s family history, by Chris Dunham – http://www.genealogywise.com

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neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 5:54 am


i always wondered about his appearance

i can definitely see the medierienan thing

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