Birth Name: Lynsey Marie Bartilson
Place of Birth: Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: July 1, 1983
*50% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% mix of English, Irish, and French
Lynsey Bartilson is an American actress, singer, and dancer.
Lynsey is the daughter of Laurie Jo (Neiger) and Stanley Wayne Bartilson, Jr. Lynsey’s father is of half Norwegian, a quarter Dutch, and a quarter English, Irish, and French, descent. Lynsey’s mother is Jewish, of German Jewish and Ukrainian Jewish descent.
Lynsey’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Wayne Bartilson, Sr. (the son of John Casper Bartilson and Mabel Amelia Stalson). Lynsey’s great-grandfather John was the son of Mikkel Andreas Bartilson, whose parents were Norwegian, and of Jannette Sophia Holt, whose parents were also Norwegian. Lynsey’s great-grandmother Mabel was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Hans Gabriel Stalson and Klara Edwin.
Lynsey’s paternal grandmother was Cecile Ruth DeSoto (the daughter of Clinton B. DeSoto and Ruth Higbie). Clinton was the son of William DeSoto/DeSota, whose parents were Dutch, and of Mary, whose parents were also Dutch. Ruth was the daughter of George Higbie, whose mother had French roots, and of Mamie Studley, whose father was English and whose mother had Irish ancestry.
Lynsey’s maternal grandfather was Irving Max Neiger (the son of Benjamin J. “Ben” Neiger/Niger and Isabelle Louise/Louisa “Bella/Belle” Decker). Benjamin was the son of German Jewish parents, Isaac Neiger/Niger and Theresa/Therese Deutsch. Isabel was also the daughter of German Jewish parents, Edward Decker and Johanna Hanchen Lesermann.
Lynsey’s maternal grandmother was Audrey Mae Binstok (the daughter of Benjamin Bernard Binstok and Ida Leila Goldstein). Benjamin was the son of Myer/Meyer Binstok and Eva, who were Jewish emigrants from Volina, Russia (likely Volyn Oblast, Ukraine). Ida was the daughter of Jewish parents, Samuel Goldstein and Mary Pschatter.
Sources: Genealogy of Lynsey Bartilson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Birth record of Lynsey Bartilson – http://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Lynsey’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org
Lynsey’s paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Lynsey’s maternal grandfather – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lynsey’s maternal grandparents – http://www.geni.com
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