Birth Name: Leonard Austin Williams
Place of Birth: Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 20, 1994
*28.125% Ashkenazi Jewish
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