Birth Name: Brandon Paul Flynn
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 11, 1993
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, English, Scottish
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish
Brandon Flynn is an American actor. He is known for his role as Justin in the series 13 Reasons Why.
Brandon has stated that he is Jewish.
Brandon’s father is somewhere between one eighth and three eighths Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. His other roots are English, Irish, and Scottish.
Brandon’s mother is Ashkenazi Jewish.
Brandon’s paternal great-great-grandfather Abraham Samuel Dzialynski was among the first Jewish people to be born in Florida, having been born, in 1876, at Fort Meade, Polk, Florida.
Brandon’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Arthur Flynn (the son of Gertrude Delinski). Maurice was born in Florida. Gertrude was born in Florida, the daughter of Abraham Samuel/J. Dzialynski/Delinski and Ellalu Lee Green, from Alabama. Abraham was Jewish, and was the son of Philip/Phillip Dzialynski and Mary Cohen, who were born in Poland and/or Prussia. Brandon’s great-great-grandmother Ellalu was the daughter of William Randolph Green and Antoinette Virginia VanZandt/Vanzant. Brandon’s great-grandmother Gertrude Delinski was first married to Harold Arthur Rainess, who was Jewish. She later re-married to Harry Wiseman Flynn. It is not (publicly) clear which of the two was Maurice’s biological father, though Maurice shared a middle name with Harold and a surname with Harry.
Brandon’s maternal grandmother was Elaine Fuller (the daughter of Paul Albert Fuller and Regina Theresa Hope). Elaine was born in Ohio. Paul was the son of Albert B. Fuller, who had English and Scottish ancestry, and of Orlene Money/Morey. Regina was the daughter of Edward C. Hope and Mary Anne Walsh, and was of Irish descent.
Brandon’s maternal grandfather is George Henry Soulé (the son of Edward Stanley Soulé and Ann/Anna/Annie Doris Schampan). George was born in Ohio. Edward was born in Pennsylvania, the son of George Soule and Hattie Lengberg/Lenzberg, who were both the children of German Jewish immigrants. Brandon’s great-grandmother Ann was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Hyman Schampan, who was a Russian Jewish emigrant, from Prorence, Plock, and of Pauline Pulvermacher/Powdermaker/Pulnermacher, who was born in Honine, in the Poland-Russia area, to a Jewish family, and then moved to Liverpool, England, and then the U.S.
Brandon’s maternal grandmother was Freda/Freida Ann Spector (the daughter of Julius Spector and Ruth Brown). Freda was born in Florida. Julius was born in Massachusetts, the son of Samuel J. Spector and Mary Kriensky, who were Russian Jewish emigrants, from Odessa. Brandon’s great-grandmother Ruth was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Frank Brown and Mollie/Molly Mazonson.
A picture of Julius and Ruth can be seen here.
Sources: Genealogy of Brandon’s paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Delinski (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Brandon’s paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Delinski, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ellalu Lee Green, on the 1895 Kansas State Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Brandon’s maternal great-grandparents, Edward Stanley Soulé and Ann/Anna Doris Schampan – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward Stanley Soulé, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-great-grandfather, George Soule, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Brandon’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Simon Soule and Hannah Rosenberg – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-grandmother, Ann/Anna/Annie Doris Schampan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Pauline Pulvermacher, on the 1891 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Brandon’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Pauline (Pulvermacher) Schampan – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Brandon’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.spectorandsons.com