Birth Name: Edward Lawrence Kitsis
Place of Birth: Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: February 4, 1971
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Edward Kitsis is an American television writer and producer.
Edward is the son of Tybelle (Scherling) and Arlen Thomas Kitsis.
Edward’s paternal grandfather was Louis Kitsis (the son of Samuel Kitsis and Basha/Bessie Goss). Louis was born in Russia/Ukraine. Samuel was the son of Jules Kitsis and Hanna Faya.
Edward’s paternal grandmother was Florence Marcus (the daughter of Max Marcus and Annie). Florence was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Russia.
Edward’s maternal grandparents were Simon Scherling and Rose Burnstein/Bernstein (the daughter of Jacob Bernstein and Lizzie). Simon was born in Lithuania. Rose was born in Minnesota, to parents from Romania.
Sources: Birth record of Edward Kitsis – https://familysearch.org
Edward’s paternal grandfather, Louis Kitsis, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Edward’s paternal grandmother, Florence Marcus, on the 1905 Wisconsin State Census – https://familysearch.org
Edward’s mother, Tybelle Scherling, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Edward’s maternal grandmother, Rose Burnstein/Bernstein, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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His surname sounds kinda Lithuanian.
I thought the same
Just about all “Kitsis” families in the U.S. are Russian Jewish. Edward’s last name goes back to his great-grandfather Jules Kitsis.
Judd Hirsch’s mother is also a Kitzis.