Birth Name: Alexia Ioannides
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 12, 1998
*father – Greek
*maternal grandfather – Norwegian, as well as Dutch, German, some English, French, and Welsh
*maternal grandmother – Croatian
Ally Ioannides is an American actress.
Ally is the daughter of Christine and Aristides Ioannides. She was raised in Park City, Utah, and Burbank, California.
Ally’s paternal grandfather was named Romilos Aristides Ioannides. Romilos was born in Greece.
Ally’s paternal grandmother was Angela Chotas (the daughter of Yanni/John Demetri Chotas and Mary George Gavalas). Angela was born in Georgia. Yanni was born in Lechaina, Elis, Greece. Mary was born in Georgia, to Greek parents, George Gavalas and Angeliki/Anglica Leia Calamus.
Ally’s maternal grandfather was James Lee “Jim” Peterson (the son of Irving Ruthford Peterson and Frances Edna Mieras). James was born in Michigan. Irving was born in Iowa, the son of Peter Rasmus Peterson, whose father was Norwegian, and whose mother was the daughter of Norwegian parents; and of Christina Soppeland, whose parents were also Norwegian. Frances was born in Iowa, the daughter of Ralph William Mieras, whose father was the son of Dutch parents, and whose mother was German; and of Effie Rote Baker, who was mostly of German, English, French, Dutch, and Welsh ancestry.
On her grandfather’s side, Ally appears to be a descendant of Dutch father-and-son painters Jan van Mieris and Frans van Mieris the Elder.
Ally’s maternal grandmother was Helen L. Smokovich (the daughter of Francis “Frank” Smokovich and Caroline Vardigan). Helen was born in Michigan. Francis was born in Yugoslavia, the son of George Smokovich and Ruby Shomin. Caroline was born in either Yugoslavia or Michigan, the daughter of Paul Joseph Vardigan/Vardijan and Helen/Ellen Cernich. Ally’s great-grandparents Francis and Caroline, as well as their parents, were all listed as Croatian speakers on the 1930 U.S. Census.
Sources: Obituary of Ally’s paternal grandmother, Angela (Chotas) Ioannides – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Ally’s maternal grandfather, James Lee “Jim” Peterson – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Ally’s maternal grandmother, Helen L. (Smokovich) Peterson – https://www.stevenspointjournal.com