Jansen Panettiere

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Panettiere in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Date of Birth: September 25, 1994

Place of Birth: Palisades, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: February 19, 2023

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Italian, German, and English

Jansen Panettiere was an American actor. His roles included the films The Perfect Game, Tiger Cruise, Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Last Day of Summer, The Babysitters, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, Summer Forever, The Martial Arts Kid, and How High 2.

He was the son of Alan Panettiere and Lesley R. Vogel, an actress. He was the brother of actress, model, singer, and activist Hayden Panettiere.

His mother is of half Italian descent. His other roots included German and English. His surname, Panettiere, is also Italian; it is pronounced pan-uh-tee-air-ee, and means “baker” in Italian.

Jansen’s sister Hayden has said:

My mom is from Kentucky and my [paternal] grandmother is from Corpus Christi, so I had a better understanding of the South than the average person moving from New York. At my core, this is the kind of person I am and want to be. I like being in a place where people appreciate the little things and don’t need a lot of stuff to be happy. You can put a group of Southerners in any scenario and they’ll have a good time.

Jansen’s paternal grandmother is Nann Nix Boland (the daughter of Joseph Edmond Boland and Elva Irene Cavnor/Cavnar). Nann was born in Texas. Joseph was the son of David Edmond Boland and Margaret May/Mae/Maye “Maggie” Fondren.

Jansen’s maternal grandfather is John Leslie Vogel (the son of John Raymond Vogel and Elizabeth Francis Long). Jansen’s grandfather John was born in Kentucky. Jansen’s great-grandfather John was the son of John J. Vogel and Anna F. Miller, who were the children of German parents. Jansen’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Leslie Preston Long and Hulda Frances Bessie Wilson, who had English ancestry.

Jansen’s maternal grandmother is Eunice B. “Tam” Latty (the daughter of Salvino/Salvin Frank Latty and Rose/Rosyln L. Shaw). Eunice was born in Maine, to Italian parents. Rose was the daughter of Joseph Shaw and Maria/Mary Pagoni.

Sources: Jansen’s paternal grandfather, Dominick N. Panettiere, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jansen’s paternal great-grandfather, Donato/Daniel Panettieri/Panettiere – https://www.familysearch.org

Jansen’s paternal grandmother, Nann Nix Boland, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jansen’s paternal great-grandmother, Elva Irene Cavnor/Cavnar, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jansen’s maternal grandfather, John Leslie Vogel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jansen’s maternal grandmother, Eunice B. “Tam” Latty, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jansen’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose/Rosyln L. Shaw, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. Devotion says:

    Looks more Italian than anything

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