Danika Yarosh

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Yarosh in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1998

*father – Ukrainian
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, Irish, other

Danika Yarosh is an American actress.

Danika’s paternal grandfather was named William Yarosh. William was born in Ukraine.

Danika’s paternal grandmother was Irene Rempter (the daughter of Walter Rempter and Helen Teclaw). Irene’s family was from Kostopil, Ukraine.

Danika’s maternal grandfather was Donald Joseph Friedman/Freeman (the son of Joseph Friedman/Freedman/Freeman and Ruth Alberta Metz). Donald was born in New York. Danika’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in New York. His father, Ignatz Moses Friedman, was a Jewish emigrant, who was born in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Hungary, the son of Salamon. Joseph’s mother, Danika’s great-great-grandmother Teresa Elizabeth Angelica, was Italian. Danika’s maternal great-grandmother Ruth was the daughter of Irving Julius Metz, who was of German descent, and likely of the Lutheran faith; and of Josephine F./M. DeRevere, whose own parents were George W. DeRevere, who had Dutch, French, and Irish ancestry, and Amanda C. Nelson, who was Swedish.

Sources: Obituary of Danika’s paternal grandfather, William Yarosh – http://www.legacy.com

Obituaries of Danika’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Friedman/Freedman/Freeman and Ruth Alberta Metz – https://www.findagrave.com

Danika’s maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Alberta Metz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Ruth Alberta Metz on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Danika’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Irving Julius Metz, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

8 Responses

  1. madman says:


    Her maternal grandfather was Donald Joseph Freeman (the son of Joseph Freeman and Ruth A.).

    Her maternal grandmother was Judith A. Santora. (I’m not 100% sure about her surname, it is listed in the obituary but I don’t know if it’s her birth name)

    • andrew says:

      Santora is Italian. Freeman can be many things.

      • madman says:

        I know, but I don’t know if it’s her birth surname or not (it could be).

        On the census I linked, their surname is actually spelled Freedman (but Freeman everywhere else). If it was changed, she might be of Jewish descent, although there are also English people named Freedman.

  2. bablah says:

    Danika’s great-grandmother’s obituary:
    They were from Kostopil, Ukraine.

  3. MettaWorkPlease says:

    She’s the future, pretty girl

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