Birth Name: Daphne Nur Öz
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 17, 1986
*father – Turkish, some Circassian
*mother – Italian, Irish, Cornish, Swedish, Swiss-German
Daphne Öz is an American nutrition author and television host.
Her father is Dr. Öz (Mehmet Öz), a cardiothoracic surgeon, professor at Columbia University, author, and television personality. Her father is of Turkish descent, and also has some Circassian ancestry. Her mother, Lisa Öz (born Lisa Lemole), is an American-born producer, writer, and actress, and has Italian, Irish, Cornish, Swedish, and Swiss-German ancestry. Her uncle is producer Christopher Lemole. She is a sister of actors Arabella Öz and Oliver Öz.
Daphne graduated from Princeton University. She is married to investment fund analyst John Jovanovic, with whom she has three children.
Daphne’s paternal grandfather is named Mustafa Öz. Mustafa is from Bozkır, Konya Province. He came to Cleveland for a medical residency program in 1955.
Daphne’s paternal grandmother is named Suna Atabay (the daughter of Kemal Atabay). Suna is from a wealthy Istanbul family. Her great-grandparents were Shapsugs (a Circassian tribe).
Daphne’s maternal grandfather is Gerald Michael Lemole (the son of Joseph Michael “Joe” Lemole and Mary Bernadette Boylan). Joseph was of Italian origin, and was the son of Salvatore Lemole and Concetta “Kate” Leggiadro. He had roots in Potenza, Basilicata. Mary Bernadette was of Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Charles Michael Boylan and Margaret May Teresa O’Brien.
Daphne’s maternal grandmother was Emily Jane Asplundh (the daughter of Carl Hjalmar Asplundh and Emilie/Emily Mae Kessel). Carl was born in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, the son of a Swedish father, Carl Hjalmar Asplundh, from Stockholm, and of a Swiss-German mother, Emma Ludovika Steiger. Daphne’s great-grandmother Emily was the daughter of Edward Kessel, who was Cornish, from Mabe, and of Frances/Francis Ellen “Nellie” Spargo, who was born in Maine, to Cornish parents.
Genealogy of Daphne Öz – https://www.geni.com
Likely’s Daphne’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Michael Lemole, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Daphne’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Bernadette (Boylan) Lemole – http://legacy.com
Obituary of Daphne’s maternal great-grandfather, Carl Hjalmar Asplundh – http://archive.lib.msu.edu
Is “Lemole” really an Italian surname? It sounds more French to me. I couldn’t find any more information about Joseph Lemole and Mary Boylan, and their ancestry (although “Boylan” is clearly Irish).
Daphne’s maternal grandmother was Emily Jane Asplundh (the daughter of Carl Hjalmar J. Asplundh and Emily/Emelie Mae Kessel). Carl was born in Bryn Athyn, the son of a Swedish father, Carl Hjalmar J. Asplundh, and a Swiss-German mother, Emma Steiger. Emily was the daughter of Edward Kessel, who was Cornish, from Falmouth, Cornwall, and Frances/Francis Ellen “Nellie” Spargo, who was born in Maine, to Cornish parents.
Genealogies of Daphne’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.pennock.ws/surnames/fam/fam64709.html
Since, I assume, no Italian ancestry is documented, I’d change to:
*French, Irish, Cornish, Swedish, Swiss-German (mother)
“Lemole” is definitely an Italian surname, and Daphne’s great-grandfather was the son of Italian parents. Updated now.
correction: her father is half turkish half circassian! so she is 1/4 circassian 1/4 turkish 1/2 anglo-american
Both Dr Oz’s parents are Turkish.
Dr. Oz is half Circassian, both his parents were from Turkey, but only his father had Turkish ancestry.. If you look at Daphne Oz’s wiki page it has a quote of him saying she is a Circassian beauty, like his mother.
Well, she’s definitely not half Anglo-American.
Her father isn’t half Circassian, but he did have some very distant Circassian ancestry.
Dr.Oz’s father was Turkish, as with his mother(Suna) but she did have some Shapsug ancestry from her maternal great-grandparents. Suna’s dad was Turkish.
Correction: Dr.Oz’s mother Suna has some Shapsug(Circassian) descent from her maternal great-grandparents.