Leonard Williams

Birth Name: Leonard Austin Williams

Place of Birth: Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 20, 1994

*50% African-American
*28.125% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% English/Irish
*9.375% Mexican

Leonard Williams is an American football player. He is a defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).

His father is African-American. Leonard’s maternal grandfather is of about three eighths Mexican, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, and one half English/Irish, descent. Leonard’s maternal grandmother was Ashkenazi Jewish.

Leonard’s maternal grandfather was David George Russek (the son of Simon Edward Russek and Melva Elizabeth Seeds). David was born in California. Leonard’s great-grandfather Simon was born in Sonora, Mexico, and was a Nazarene Christian, who pastored three churches. He was the son of Simon Russek, whose father was Polish Jewish and whose mother likely was Mexican, and of Rose Marie/Maria Gavvivay/Garibay/Garriby. Leonard’s great-grandmother Melva was born in California, the daughter of Henry Norton Seeds and Ana/Anna J. McEvoy.

Leonard’s maternal grandmother was Heidi Robin Wisotsky (the daughter of Max Wisotsky and Helyn Bernice Levine). Heidi was born in California. Max was the son of Jack Wisotsky and Rissel/Rae Schwartz, who were Ukrainian Jews. Helyn was the daughter of Belarusian Jewish parents, Philip/Phillip Levine and Mollie Epstein.

Sources: Genealogy of Leonard’s maternal grandfather, David George Russek (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Leonard’s maternal great-grandfather, Simon Edward Russek – https://obituaries.desertsun.com

Death record of Leonard’s maternal great-grandmother, Melva Elizabeth (Seeds) Russek – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Leonard’s maternal great-grandmother, Helyn Bernice (Levine) Wisotsky – https://www.dignitymemorial.com

17 Responses

  1. madman says:

    112.5% in total. Quite impressive.

  2. jackson9 says:

    To add to what Bablah originally said, Leonard Williams is at least 1/4 Ashkenazi Jewish. Hedi Robin Witsotsky (the maternal grandmother) was the daughter of Max and Helyn Bernice Levine. Max was the son of Jack Wisotsky and Rissel Rae Schwartz. Both Jack and Rissel were Ukrainian Jews. Helyn’s parents were Philip Levine and Mollie Epstein. Philip and Mollie were Belarusian Jews.

  3. andrew says:

    Is this woman his mother?

    • andrew says:

      Most likely.

      Russek is Polish.

    • bablah says:

      You could have just googled ”Leonard Williams mother”. I don’t know why you’d post her arrest record.


      Leonard’s maternal grandmother was Heidi Robin Wisotsky (the daughter of Max Wisotsky and Helyn Bernice Levine). Heidi was born in California. Max was the son of Jack Wisotsky and Rae Schwartz Helyn was the daughter of Phillip Levine and Mollie Epstein.

      I doubt his mother is anything other than Ashkenazi Jewish.

      • andrew says:

        Because there’s nothing about her, except for the mugshot and her Twitter account.

        It seems Russek can be Ashkenazi Jewish too, yes.

        • jackson9 says:

          I thought his maternal grandmother might be Witosky from my research.

          • andrew says:

            Well, you should have wrote “African-American, other”

            How many AA you find named Russek?

          • jackson9 says:

            I thought it was the wrong grandmother and I couldn’t find the origin of the name Russek. Should of known if was Polish or that region. I assumed regular English surname… sorry

          • andrew says:

            How can Russek be English: do you have an inferiority complex towards the English? Because sometimes you use to overrate the English ancestry when you submit profiles.

          • jackson9 says:

            1. I am Irish not English, I have no obsession with the English culture. 2. the reason I assumed British and/or Irish is because that’s the type of surnames most African Americans tend to have.3. which profiles? with celebs with mainly English ancestry I usually add the remote German, Irish, Scottish, etc ancestry?

          • andrew says:

            I don’t remember his name, but it was a politician who turned out to have a lot of German ancestry while you submitted him as “English, possibly other” (he also did not look English at all).

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