Birth Name: Christopher Raymond Galya
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 12, 1987
*father – Hungarian, Italian/Sicilian
*mother – German, Scottish, some English, small amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Welsh
Chris Galya is an American actor.
Chris’ paternal grandfather is John C. Galya (who is likely the son of John Galya and Anna Szollosi/Sallosy). Chris’ grandfather John was born in New Jersey. Chris’ great-grandfather John was born in New York, to parents from Hungary, John Galya and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Spisák. Anna was born in New York, to parents from Austria, Alexander Szollosi/Sallosy and Teresa Till, who were listed as “Magyar”-speakers on the 1920 U.S. Census.
Chris’ paternal grandmother is Mary A. Cassiba (the daughter of Vicenzo Giuseppe “Vincent Joseph” Cassiba and Marie Guddemi/Guddeme). Mary A. was born in New Jersey. Vicenzo was born in Ribera, province of Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. Marie was born in New Jersey, to parents from Italy, Giuseppe “Joseph” Guddemi/Guddeme and Maria “Mary” Spinelli, who were also from Ribera.
Chris’ maternal grandmother likely is Richard L. Keffer (the son of Paul Ellsworth Keffer and Dorothy Jean Alford). Richard was born in New Jersey. Paul was the son of Albert Cameron Keffer, who had deep roots in the U.S., and of Mary Elizabeth Dagnell, the daughter of emigrants from Ireland and England, respectively. Dorothy was the daughter of Richard Alexander Alford, an emigrant from Oldham, Lancashire, England, who was of three quarters Scottish and one quarter English descent; and of Barbara Elizabeth Roesler, a German immigrant.
Chris’ maternal grandmother is named Doris Vivienne Fisher (the daughter of Raymond Frederick Fisher and Thelma M.). Doris was born in New Jersey. Raymond was born in New Jersey, the son of Frederick G. “Fred” Fisher, who was German, and of Minnie F. Heydecker/Heydecke, whose parents were also German. Thelma was born in New Jersey.
Sources: Chris’ paternal grandfather, John C. Galya, on the 1950 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Chris’ paternal great-grandparents, John Galya and Anna Sallosy – https://www.familysearch.org
Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Anna Szollosi/Sallosy, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Chris’ paternal grandmother, Mary A. Cassiba, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Chris’ uncle (mother’s brother) – http://usobit.com
Chris’ maternal grandmother, Doris Vivienne Fisher, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org