Birth Name: Evan Thomas Spiegel
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 4, 1990
Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, small amounts of French, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, remote Cornish
Evan Spiegel is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the mobile application Snapchat.
He is the son of Melissa Ann (Thomas) and John Willson Spiegel. His ancestry is German, Irish, English, small amounts of French, Scottish, Swiss-German, and Welsh, and remote Cornish. Evan is married to Australian model Miranda Kerr, with whom he has two children.
While some websites state that Evan is Jewish, this is not the case. He is not of Jewish heritage. In terms of religion, he was raised an Episcopalian.
Evan’s paternal grandfather was Hart Hunter Spiegel (the son of Jacob Birk Spiegel and Margaret Jane Glazier, later Hunter). Hart was born in Colorado or Arizona. Hart was a prominent San Francisco attorney. Jacob was the son of German immigrants, Johannes “John” Spiegel and Christina Birk, both of Aldingen. Margaret was born in Ashfield, Ontario, Canada, to George Glazier, an Irish immigrant, from Kilcooly, County Tipperary, and Louisa Jane “Lucy” Alton.
Evan’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Josephine “Gen” Willson (the daughter of John Earl Willson and Clara Ottilie Amanda “Tilly” Schubring). Genevieve was born in Idaho. John was the son of Harry Loyal Willson and Emily Elizabeth Bowers. Clara was the daughter of German emigrants, Julius Reinhold Schubring, of Neustettin, Prussia (present-day Szczecinek, Poland), and Augusta Wilhelmina Carolina Pagel, of Regenwalde, Prussia (present-day Resko, Poland).
Evan’s maternal grandfather was Frank Henry Thomas (the son of Frank Henry Thomas and Edith R. Blessing). Evan’s grandfather Frank was born in Montana. Evan’s great-grandfather Frank was born in Somerset, Nova Scotia, Canada, to John Burpee Thomas and Susie Morse Fisher. Edith was the daughter of John Joseph Blessing and Catherine S. Hayes, a Canadian emigrant, from Dundas (now part of Hamilton), Ontario, whose own parents were Irish immigrants.
Evan’s maternal grandmother was Ann Theresa Beyerle (the daughter of Frank Christopher Beyerle and Sarah A. O’Malley). Ann was born in California. Frank was the son of Christian Beyerle, a German immigrant, and of Rosa Meyers, whose parents were German immigrants. Sarah was the daughter of Peter O’Malley and Mary O’Driscoll, a Canadian emigrant, from Georgetown, Ontario, whose own parents were Irish immigrants.
Sources: Birth record of Evan’s paternal grandfather, Hart Hunter Spiegel – http://genealogy.az.gov
Birth record of Evan’s paternal great-grandfather, Jacob Birk Spiegel – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Evan’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Jane Glazier – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Genevieve Josephine Willson (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Genevieve Josephine (Willson) Spiegel – http://www.legacy.com
Biography of Evan’s maternal grandfather, Frank Henry Thomas – http://sergeant.senate.ca.gov
Evan’s maternal grandfather, Frank Henry Thomas, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Evan’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Henry Thomas and Edith R. Blessing – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Evan’s maternal grandmother, Ann Theresa Beyerle – https://familysearch.org
Evan’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Christopher Beyerle, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Evan’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah A. O’Malley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org