Desi Lydic

Lydic in 2009, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Lani Desmonet Lydic

Place of Birth: Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: June 30, 1981

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, one eighth Swedish

Desi Lydic is an American comedian and actress. She has been a correspondent on The Daily Show.

She was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She is married to Gannon Brousseau, with whom she has a son.

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 named Lois Lee Williams.

Desi’s maternal grandfather was named Willard Fredolph Peterson (the son of Fredolph/Fredalph Peterson and Lou Ella). Willard was born in Lake City, Minnesota. 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). Anamrie was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 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: Marriage record of Desi’s paternal grandparents, Boyd Edward Lydic and Lois Lee Williams –

Obituary of Desi’s paternal grandfather, Boyd Edward Lydic –

Obituary of Desi’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie/Nell Kunkle –

Genealogy of Desi Lydic (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Desi’s uncle (mother’s brother) –

Desi’s maternal grandfather, Willard Fredolph Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. vilgotaan says:

    Lol “Swedsh”

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