D’arcy Wretzky

1996 MTV Video Music Awards

Wretzky in 1996, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: D’arcy Elizabeth Wretzky

Place of Birth: South Haven, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 1, 1968

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Scandinavian (mother)

D’arcy Wretzky is an American musician. She is known as the original bass player of the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. The band’s members also include/have included Melissa Auf der Maur, Jimmy Chamberlin, Billy Corgan, and James Iha.

D’arcy’s father is from a Belarusian Jewish family. D’arcy’s mother, Vikke Anderson, is likely of Scandinavian descent.

D’arcy’s paternal grandfather was Herman/Chaim Khaym D. Wretzky/Uretzky (the son of Joseph Uretzky/Wretzky and Frieda/Freida/Fraydl Erenberg). Herman was born in Shchedrin, Bobruisk uezd, Minsk.

D’arcy’s paternal grandmother was Sophia Ruth “Sophie” Lipshitz/Lipshutz (the daughter of Benjamin “Ben” H. Lipshitz/Lipshutz and Katie/Katy Kaplan/Kapillon). Sophia was born in Chicago, Illinois, to parents from Shchedrin, Bobruisk uezd, Minsk. Benjamin was the son of Leyb/Louis Lipshutz/Lipshitz and Fanny/Zelda/Zlate Feiga Erenberg. Katie was the daughter of Nakhema/Nehemia/Nechemye/Nakhman Kaplan and Maryashe/Mariyash Erenberg/Erenburg/Ehrenberg.

Sources: Genealogy of D’arcy Wretzky (focusing on her father’s side) – http://ldorvdor.net

D’arcy’s paternal grandfather, Herman/Chaim Khaym D. Wretzky/Uretzky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of D’arcy’s paternal grandmother, Sophia Ruth “Sophie” Lipshitz/Lipshutz – https://www.geni.com


Finnish-Italian guy,

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    her mother’s surname is Anderson.

    Swedish? (Andersson)

  2. andrew says:

    Wikipedia: “American people of Polish descent” !

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