Birth Name: Alyssa Jean Gonino
Place of Birth: Tarrant, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 30, 1990
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), Cherokee Native American, English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, distant French Huguenot
Allie Gonino is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her roles include the series The Lying Game and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Allie has stated that she has Italian and Cherokee Native American ancestry. Her other roots are German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish. Allie’s German and Swiss lines include her ancestors Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, who was born, c. 1660, in Germany, and his wife, Maria Barbara Christeler, who was born, c. 1670, in Bern, Switzerland.
Allie’s paternal grandfather was Vincent John “Vince” Gonino, Sr. (the son of Agostino/Augustus Joseph Gonino and Louisa Maria Sylvestro/Silvestro). Vincent was born in New York. Agostino was the son of Vincenzo “Vincent” Gonino and Maria Francesca Condino, who were from Guardia Piemontese, Cosenza, an Occitan enclave in Calabria, Southern Italy. Louisa was born in New York, the daughter of Italian parents, Giovanni/John Sylvestro/Silvestro and Celia Silvia Sylvestro/Silvestro.
Allie’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Jean Deffenbaugh (the daughter of Clarence Roth Deffenbaugh and Hazel Ellen Hartley). Virginia was born in Ohio. Clarence was the son of Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack. Hazel was the daughter of Grant Hartley and Minerva “Minnie” Douglas.
Allie’s maternal grandfather was William Lawrence “Bill” Henderson, Jr. (the son of William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., and Lillian Oliver Gott). Allie’s grandfather William was born in Oklahoma.
Allie’s great-grandfather William, who was listed as white on the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Censuses, was the son of Andrew Jackson Henderson and Martha Ellen Daugherty, who had some French Huguenot ancestry through the surname Prevatte.
Allie’s great-grandmother Lillian, who is listed as a Native American on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the daughter of Walter/Watt Duncan Gott, who had Cherokee Native American ancestry, and of Lillian/Lelu Adda Pennel, who was white.
Allie’s maternal grandmother was Geneva Sue Butler (the daughter of Gee/Geet/Gert Dick Butler and Mae Nichols). Geneva was born in Oklahoma. She is listed as Native American on the 1940 U.S. Census. Her father had Cherokee Native American ancestry and her mother was white. Gee was the son of George A. Butler and Charlotte Downing. Mae was the daughter of James M. Nichols.
Sources: Obituary of Allie’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Maria (Sylvestro) Gonino – http://articles.herald-mail.com
Obituary of Allie’s great-uncle (paternal grandmother’s brother) – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogies of Allie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack – http://www.findagrave.com
Allie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Allie’s maternal grandmother, Geneva Sue Butler, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Allie’s maternal great-grandparents, Gee/Geet/Gert Dick Butler and Mae Nichols, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Allie’s maternal great-grandfather, Gee/Geet/Gert Dick Butler, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org