Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date of Birth: June 21, 1978
Ethnicity: Irish, one quarter Italian, Dutch, English, German, Scottish, French-Canadian, Welsh
Erica Durance is a Canadian actress, producer, and director. She is known for her roles on the series Smallville and Saving Hope, and in the film The House of the Dead.
Erica was raised in Three Hills, Alberta. She is married to actor David Palffy, with whom she has two children. She has also been billed as Erica Parker, the surname of her former husband Wesley Parker.
Erica’s paternal grandfather was Leon Jones/Jone Durance (the son of Clarence Winfield Durance and Mabel Estelle Soutar). Leon was born in Washington. Clarence was born in Michigan, the son of Jones Durance, whose father was English and whose mother was of half French-Canadian and half Colonial American descent; and of Lula Olive Carter. Mabel was born in Washington, to a Scottish father, Andrew Soutar, and to an English mother, Annie Pettett.
Erica’s paternal grandmother was Anna Elizabeth Carson (the daughter of George Hugh Carson and Margaret Ann/Anna “Maggie” Stafford). Anna was born in Alberta, to Irish parents. George was the son of William Carson and Anne Jane McCourt.
Erica’s maternal grandfather was named Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz (the son of Maurizio G. “Maurice” Borroz and Semeria/Semere Maria “Mary”). Oresto was born in Illinois, to Italian parents, from Aosta Valley. Maurizio was born in Nus, the son of Girolamo “Jerome” Borroz and Favra.
Erica’s maternal grandmother was Nina M. Stonebrink (the daughter of George W. Stonebrink and Grace Ethyl/Ethel Edwards). Nina was born in New Mexico. George was born in Kansas, the son of Gerben Hidde “George” Stonebrink, who was Dutch, and of Mary Ann Mahoney, who was Irish. Grace was born in Indiana, the daughter of Edmund Andrew Edwards and Christena/Christiana Clarissa Potts.
Sources: Marriage record of Erica’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Erica’s paternal grandfather, Leon Jones/Jone Durance – https://www.familysearch.org
Erica’s paternal grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Carson, on the 1916 Canada, Prairie Provinces Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Erica’s paternal great-grandfather, George Hugh Carson – https://www.familysearch.org
Erica’s maternal grandfather, Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Erica’s maternal grandfather, Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz – http://www.findagrave.com