DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin

Yedlin in 2015, photo by Photo Works/

Birth Name: DeAndre Roselle Yedlin

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1993

*father – African-American, Dominican Republic, Native American
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

DeAndre Yedlin is an American professional soccer player. He has mostly played as a right-back, and has also been a right wing-back and wide midfielder. He plays with the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami and the U.S. national team. He was previously with the Seattle Sounders FC U-23, the Seattle Sounders FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Newcastle United, and Galatasaray.

His mother, Rebecca Yedlin, who is white, is Ashkenazi Jewish. His father, who is black, is evidently of African-American, Dominican Republic, and Native American ancestry. DeAndre was raised by his mother’s family.

DeAndre’s maternal grandfather is Ira Nathan Yedlin (the son of Bert Yedlin and Elena Lola Gor). Bert was the son of Isidor Yedlin and Irene Schneiderman, who were born in New York, both of them to Russian Jewish parents. Lola was a Jewish emigrant. She was born in Moscow, Russia, the daughter of Solomon Gor and Maria Gos.

DeAndre’s maternal grandmother is Linda Gayle Schaffer (the daughter of Irving J. Schaffer and Shyrle R. Peskind). Irving was born in New York, the son of Russian Jewish parents, Benjamin Charles Schaffer and Jennie/Jane Belloff. Shyrle was born in Illinois, the daughter of Paul Peskind, who was born in Missouri, to Russian Jewish parents; and of Molly/Mollie Geiser, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Sources: DeAndre’s maternal great-grandfather, Bert Yedlin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

DeAndre’s maternal great-grandfather, Irving J. Schaffer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of DeAndre’s maternal great-grandfather, Irving J. Schaffer –

DeAndre’s maternal great-grandmother, Shyrle R. Peskind, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

19 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >Lola Gor). Bert was the son of Isidor Yedlin and Irene Schneiderman. Lola was born in Moscow, Russia, to Solomon Gor and Maria Gos.

    >Shyrle R. Peskind). Irving was the son of Benjamin Charles Schaffer and Jennie Belloff. Shyrle was the daughter of Paul Peskind and Molly Geiser.

    Add Polish Jewish tag.

  2. bablah says:

    If anybody has any info about his father’s birth date and whether he by any chance went by the last name DeFilippis, that would be great.
    I suspect that Larry River might be the son of Lawrence DeFilippis and Brenda Rivers. Lawrence’s parents were Mabel Anderson and Michael DeFilippis, and Brenda’s were Samuel Rivers and Ruth Maude Jackson. Lawrence and Brenda married in 1972 and divorced in 1989.

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