Birth Name: Julian David Morris
Place of Birth: Haringey, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 13 January, 1983
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Julian Morris is a British actor. Julian’s parents are both Jewish. His father is from South Africa and his mother is from Zimbabwe, and Julian has spent time living in both countries. His parents’ families came to Africa from Latvia, Russia, Lithuania, and Belarus.
Julian’s paternal grandfather was named Geoffrey Morris. Julian has said of his grandfather, “…he fought in the second World War, and he was actually captured and taken to this prison camp in Italy a couple of months prior to when the Germans came to take those that were Jewish to the concentration camps. He managed to escape, and he did this incredible trek across the Alps and he kept a diary the whole time he did it… when I was very young he gave it to me.”
Julian’s paternal grandmother is Evelyn Lemkus (the daughter of Jack Lemkus and Lillian/Lilian). Evelyn was born in Transvaal, South Africa. Jack was born in Latvia, to Moses/Moshe Lemkus (the son of Shmuel Dovid Lemkus and Chava) and Sarah/Shorah Weinberg (the daughter of Yitzchak/Yitzchok Weinberg and Yenta).
Julian’s maternal grandfather is Ian Ronald Edelstein (the son of Archie Edelstein and Leah Freedman). Archie was born in Salduz, the son of Rosa Hershman. Leah was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Itzik/Isaac Freedman/Friedman and Frada/Fanny Bakalor, who were from Russia.
Julian’s maternal grandmother is Lorraine Beatrice Levin (the daughter of Solly Levin and Anna Kosina). Lorraine was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to parents who were from Vitebsk, Belarus. Solly was the son of Leib/Leo Levin and Basha/Beatrice. Anna was the daughter of Nahum Kosin and Bella Ioffe; Bella was the daughter of Moisei Leibovitch “Leo” Ioffe and Chaya Leibovna. Bella was killed in the Holocaust, in 1941.
Sources: Genealogy of Julian Morris – http://www.geni.com
Family history of Julian’s maternal grandmother, Lorraine Beatrice Levin – http://www.zjc.org.il