Birth Name: Cecil Mordecai Hart
Date of Birth: November 28, 1883
Place of Birth: Bedford, Québec, Canada
Date of Death: July 16, 1940
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Cecil Hart was a head coach of the Montréal Canadiens ice hockey team. He has an award for best regular season NHL player named after him, the Hart Memorial Trophy.
Cecil was the son of Sarah Matilda (David) and David Alexander Hart. He was a great-great-grandson of Aaron Hart, who is generally considered to have been Canada’s first Jewish settler, being born in London, England in 1724, and arriving in Trois-Rivières, Québec, in 1761. Aaron was a prominent fur trader. He was the son of Yehezkel Hirsh Hart, who was born in Wrocław, Poland, and of Rebecca Judah, who was born in Bavaria, Germany.
Cecil’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Thomas Hart (the son of Moses Hart and Sarah Judah). Alexander was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec. Moses was the son of Aaron Philip Hart and Dorothea Catherine Judah, who was born in Portsmouth. Sarah was the daughter of Uriah Judah.
Cecil’s paternal grandmother was Mariam/Miriam Judah (the daughter of Bernard Samuel Judah and Catherine Hart). Miriam was born in New Jersey, U.S. Bernard was born in London, England, the son of Samuel Judah and Elizabeth Ezekiel. Catherine was born in Trois-Rivières, the daughter of Aaron Philip Hart and Dorothea Catherine Judah.
Cecil’s maternal grandfather was Aaron Hart David (the son of Samuel David and Sarah Hart). Aaron was born in Montréal, Québec. Samuel was born in Montréal, the son of Lazarus David, who was born in Swansea, Wales, and of Phoebe Samuel, who was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. Sarah was born in Trois-Rivières, the daughter of Aaron Philip Hart and Dorothea Catherine Judah.
Cecil’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Joseph (the daughter of Henry Joseph and Rachel Solomons). Henry was born in London, England, the son of Naphtali Joseph, who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and of a woman surnamed Hart. Rachel was the daughter of Lucius Levy Solomons, who was born in England, and of Rebecca Franks.
Cecil’s paternal grandparents were first cousins. They and Cecil’s maternal grandfather were also first cousins.
Source: Genealogy of Cecil Hart – https://www.geni.com