Elliott Yamin

Yamin in 2008, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Efraym Elliott Yamin

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 20, 1978

*Iraqi Jewish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Elliott Yamin is an American singer. He placed third on the fifth season of American Idol. He is also known as E-Dub.

Elliott’s father, Shaul Yamin, is an Israeli Jew, of Iraqi Jewish descent. Elliott’s mother, Claudette, was a Jewish American, of Ashkenazi descent. She was a professional singer. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia, from the age of eleven.

Elliott’s maternal grandfather was Mitchell Michael “Mickey” Goldberg (the son of Abraham “Abe” Golberg and Rebecca “Beckie” Friedman). Mitchell was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents.

Elliott’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Dorothy Hoffman (the daughter of Frank Hoffman and Ethel “Bessie” Cohen). Bernice was born in Iowa. Frank was the son of German Jewish immigrants, Morris Hoffman and Clara Sitovskaya, or Sitowsky in English. Ethel was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and was the daughter of Abraham “Abe” Cohen and Ida Oranskaya, or Oransky in English.

Sources: Marriage record of Elliott’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Elliott’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

Elliott’s maternal grandfather, Mitchell Michael Golberg, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Elliott’s maternal great-grandparents, Abraham Goldberg and Rebecca Friedman – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Elliott’s maternal grandmother, Bernice Dorothy Hoffman – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Elliott’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Hoffman and Ethel Cohen – https://familysearch.org

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