Birth Name: Lani Desmonet Lydic
Place of Birth: Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 30, 1981
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, 1/8 Swedish
Desi Lydic is an American comedian and actress. She is a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, hosted by Trevor Noah.
Desi is the daughter of Onalee Reith Peterson and Jack Edward Lydic. Desi was raised in Louisville, Kentucky.
Desi’s paternal grandfather was Boyd Edward Lydic (the son of Edward Lydic/Lydick and Nellie/Nell Kunkle). Edward was the son of James S. Lydick and Elizabeth. Nellie was the daughter of Walter Balsar Kunkle and Mary Ellen McGeary.
Desi’s paternal grandmother was Lois Lee Williams.
Desi’s maternal grandfather was Willard Fredolph Peterson (the son of Fredolph Peterson and Lou Ella). Fredolph was born in Minnesota, to parents from Sweden. Lou Ella was also born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany.
Desi’s maternal grandmother was Anamarie Daun/Dawn Miller (the daughter of Edward Alexander Miller and Lillian Dowsland). Edward was the son of James K. Miller and Sarah Ann Stevenson. James was the son of Alexander Miller and Jennie King. Sarah was the daughter of Hugh Stevenson and Nancy Ann Leitch.
Desi’s great-grandfather Edward was born in Minnesota, to a father from either Scotland or Northern Ireland, whose own parents were Irish, and a mother from Canada, whose own parents were from Argyll, Scotland. Desi’s great-grandmother Lillian was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, to parents from England.
Sources: Birth record of Desi Lydic – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Desi’s paternal grandparents, Boyd Edward Lydic and Lois Lee Williams – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Desi’s paternal grandfather, Boyd Edward Lydic – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Desi’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie/Nell Kunkle – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Desi Lydic (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Obituary of Desi’s uncle (mother’s brother), Scott Peterson – http://postbulletin.com
Desi’s maternal grandfather, Willard Fredolph Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
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