Birth Name: Kyra Elizabeth Zagorsky
Place of Birth: New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 6, 1976
*father – Polish, some Lithuanian
*mother – one quarter Dutch, three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish
Kyra Zagorsky is an American film and television actress.
She is married to Canadian actor, stunt performer, and drama teacher Patrick Sabongui, with whom she has two children, actors Ashé Sabongui and Bodhi Sabongui. She was raised in Colorado.
Her father is of three quarters Polish and one quarter Lithuanian descent. Her mother is Jewish; three of Kyra’s mother’s grandparents were Ashkenazi Jews, while Kyra’s mother’s maternal grandfather was of Dutch descent, and was almost certainly a convert to Judaism.
Kyra’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Charles Zagorsky (the son of Stanslaus Francis “Stanley” Zagorsky/Zagorski and Stella Kransky). Kyra’s grandfather Stanley was born in Pennsylvania. Stanislaus was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland, Peter Zagorski and Bella Christpa. Stella was born in Pennsylvania, also to Polish parents, Casimir Kransky and Victoria Zurinski.
Kyra’s paternal grandmother was Constance F. “Connie” Volinsky/Volensky (the daughter of Frank Volinsky/Walutkiewicz and Rosalia “Rose” Slavinski). Constance was born in Pennsylvania. Frank was born in Tolkuny, Smolensk, Russia, the son of Jos Walutkiewicz and Susan Furtonovicz. He was listed as a Polish speaker on the 1920 U.S. Census. Rosalia was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Lithuania, Jonas “John” Slavinski/Slavinskas/Slavinskienė and Viktorija “Victoria” Leskauskas/Laskauckas/Leskauskaitė.
Kyra’s maternal grandfather was Robert Rappel (the son of Frank J. Rappel/Reppel and Elizabeth Kaufman). Robert was born in New York. Frank was born in New York, to German Jewish parents, Frank Rappel and Margaretha “Margaret” Rhein. Elizabeth was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, Philip Kaufman and Anna Klief.
Kyra’s maternal grandmother was Ann Waller (the daughter of Antonius/Albert Waller and Tzivia “Celia” Trotsky/Trotskaya/Travers). Ann was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and was raised Jewish. Kyra’s great-grandfather Antonius was born in Hof van Delft, the Netherlands, the son of Adriaan Hendrik Waller and Maria Anna Smeelen. Antonius almost certainly converted to Judaism (he is buried with a Star of David on his grave). Kyra’s great-grandmother Tzivia was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, to Jewish parents, Isaac Trotsky/Travers and Hannah Lieberman.
Sources: Genealogy of Kyra’s father – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Kyra’s father – http://findagrave.com
Genealogy of Kyra Zagorsky (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Kyra’s maternal grandfather, Robert Rappel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Kyra’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank J. Rappel/Reppel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Kyra’s maternal great-great-aunt, Marion (Rappel) Price, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Information on the Waller family – http://waller.nl
Death records of Kyra’s maternal great-grandparents, Antonius/Albert Waller and Tzivia “Celia” (Trotsky/Trotskaya/Travers) Waller – https://www.findagrave.com