Ian Verdun

Verdun in 2018, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Ian McShane Verdun

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 22, 1985

Ethnicity: Louisiana Creole [African, French], African-American, as well as remote Italian and German, possibly other

Ian Verdun is an American actor.

Ian’s paternal grandparents were named Ruben Washington and Vera.

Ian’s maternal grandfather is James Camille/Camillie Verdun (the son of Joseph Verdun and Elvina/Elvena/Elvira Gadney/Gradney). James was born in Texas. Joseph was born in Louisiana, the son of Camille/Camile Verdun and Mary Boutte. Elvina was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Meo/”Mayo” Gradenigo/Gradney and Rosa Fontenot.

Ian’s maternal grandmother is Barbara Joe Hebert (the daughter of Cojo Hebert and Genevieve Doll). Barbara was born in Louisiana.

Source: Obituary of Ian’s father – http://www.legacy.com

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Genealogy of Ian’s maternal great-grandfather, Elvina/Elvena/Elvira Gadney/Gradney (through her brother) – https://www.geni.com/people/James-Gradney/6000000001247208027?through=6000000001247210864

    Thus Ian has also distant Italian/Venetian (1/256 if I’m right) and German (1/512) ancestry, from Rhineland-Palatinate. And African-American: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Chavis_family.htm

    His “Gradney” line traces back to a member of one of the most prominent Venetian families: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gradenigo.
    Three members of the Gradenigo family served as Doges (“dukes”) of Venice in the 13th and 14th centuries

    Infos here: http://www.mylhcv.com/creoles-aristocratic-origins/

  2. andrew says:


    Genealogy of Ian’s maternal grandfather, James Camille Verdun – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186564044/james-camille-verdun

  3. bablah says:

    I don’t think his father is European. I think his father is African-American. At least the man in the obituary is.

    His parents were Ruben Washington and Vera.


    Possibly Vera:

    • andrew says:

      I think his father may be white. I saw his mum, aunt and grandma on Instagram and they all have black hair, eyes and brown skin, so I wonder where his light features and pigmentation come from.

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