Birth Name: Brandon Dan Bilzerian
Place of Birth: Tampa, Florida, United States
Date of Birth: December 7, 1980
Dan Bilzerian is an American social media personality and professional poker player.
Dan is the son of Terri Lee (Steffen) and Paul Bilzerian (Paul Alec Bilzerian), a corporate takeover specialist. His father is of half Armenian descent, with his other roots including French-Canadian, and possibly other. His mother has Swiss-German and Norwegian ancestry.
Dan’s paternal grandfather was Oscar A. Bilezerian (the son of Alexander Bilezerian and Lucy/Lusen Danielian/Dunelian). Oscar was born in Massachusetts, to Armenian parents.
Dan’s paternal grandmother was Joan S. Barrie (the daughter of Leon H. Barrie and Marie Claire Eveline Lachance). Leon was the son of Henry G. Barrie and Aileen L. Marie Claire was the daughter of Joseph H. Lachance and Georgiana Chartier.
Dan’s maternal grandfather was Harry Allen Steffen (the son of Samuel Steffen and Rose Susan Garber). Samuel was the son of Johannes “John” Steffen, who was born in Emmental, Switzerland, and of Magdalena J. Amstutz, who was born in Kidron, Ohio, of Swiss-German descent. Rose was the daughter of Israel Garber and Barbara Ann Suter, who were both of Swiss-German descent.
Dan’s maternal grandmother was Lois Jane Lanning (the daughter of Alfred Lanning and Alice Theoline Strand). Alfred was the son of Peder Sylversen Lanning, whose parents were Norweigan, and of Marta Olsdatter Gulden, who was Norwegian. Alice was the daughter of Helmer Parelius E. Strand and Emma Elvina Tollefson, who were both born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.
Sources: Obituary of Dan’s uncle, Dan Morgan Steffen – http://www.brenny.com
Dan’s paternal grandfather, Oscar A. Bilezerian, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Dan’s paternal grandmother, Joan S. (Barrie) Bilezerian – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Dan’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph H. Lachance (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.voyerbedard.gendexnetwork.org
Obituary of Dan’s maternal grandaunt, Doris A. Lanning – http://www.startribune.com
Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-grandfather, Alfred Lanning – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Peder Sylversen Lanning – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Dan’s maternal great-grandmother, Alice Theoline Strand – http://www.findagrave.com
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