Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 14, 2001
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Jack Hughes is an American ice hockey player. He was the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and was selected by the New Jersey Devils. His mother, Ellen Weinberg-Hughes, has played ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, and competed internationally for the U.S. women’s national hockey team. His father, Jim Hughes, is a hockey player and team captain. His brothers are professional ice hockey players Quinn Hughes and Luke Hughes. Jack was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Jack had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Jack’s paternal grandfather is named Marty Hughes.
Jack’s maternal grandfather was Warren Abraham Weinberg (the son of Nathan Weinberg and Pauline Stein). Warren was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Nathan was born in Tennessee or Arkansas, the son of Jewish emigrants, Adolph Weinberg, from Russia, and Mollie/Molly Groskind, from Poland/Russia. Pauline was born in Indiana, the daughter of Abraham Stein and Freda/Frieda, who were Austrian Jewish immigrants.
Jack’s maternal grandmother is Lynne Penny Klamon (the daughter of Jerome/Jerry Erwin Klaymon/Klayman/Klamon and Burnise Mildred Gruskin). Jerry was born in Missouri, the son of Russian Jewish parents, Leo/Layzar Mutkah Kayman/Klaymon/Klayman/Kilemnik and Dora Herman, from Rovno. Burnise was born in Poland, the daughter of Morris Carl Gruskin, a Russian Jewish emigrant, who had roots in Kaunas, Lithuania, and of Elenor/Eleanor “Nell” Rubenstein, who was born in England, to Russian Jewish parents.
Sources: Marriage announcement of Jack’s maternal grandparents, Warren Abraham Weinberg and Lynne Penny Klamon – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogy of Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Nathan Weinberg (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Jack’s maternal great-grandmother, Pauline Stein, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jack’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Jerome/Jerry Erwin Klaymon/Klayman/Klamon, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Jack’s maternal great-grandmother, Burnise Mildred Gruskin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org