Birth Name: Chad Lewis Duell
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 14, 1987
Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Manx, Welsh, Swiss-German, Swiss-Italian, one eighth Swedish, 1/16th Norwegian, distant Dutch
Chad Duell is an American actor.
Chad’s paternal grandfather was Frederick L. “Fred” Duell (the son of Frederick J. “Fred” Duell and Teresa Susan Sachi). Chad’s grandfather Frederick was born in Minnesota. Chad’s great-grandfather Frederick was born in Minnesota, to German parents, Erhard Duell and Barbara. Teresa was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Antonio Basil “Anton” Sachi/Sacchi, who was born in Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland, and of Maria Laurenzia “Mary Laura” Schmid, who was born in Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland.
Chad’s paternal grandmother was Audrey Jean Van Wey (the daughter of Robert William Van Wey and Irene Jeanette Helmer). Audrey was born in Minnesota. Robert was born in Iowa, the son of Mathew Simpson Van Wey and Sarah Rosella Nunn. Irene was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Myron W. Helmer and Minnie E. Morrow.
Chad’s maternal grandfather was Morris Ralph Arvidson (the son of Erik/Erick Melker Arvidson and Minnie Rose Miller). Morris was born in Minnesota. Erik was born in Sweden. Minnie was born in Tennessee.
Chad’s maternal grandmother was Joan Frances Newham (the daughter of Paul Davis Newham and Mary A. Stende). Joan was born in Minnesota. Paul was born in North Dakota, the son of George Jewitt Newham, who was English, and of Saphronia Belle Davis. Mary A. was born in North Dakota, the daughter of Andrew Stende, who was Norwegian, and of Francis Wallace, whose father was Irish and whose mother was the daughter of Irish parents.
Source: Obituary of Chad’s paternal grandfather, Frederick L. Duell – http://www.brainerddispatch.com
Maria Laurenzia “Mary Laura” Schmid was likely Romansh
If the birth place is correct, and she was born in Tujetsch, it seems plausible. Tujetsch is majority Romansh-speaking to this day.