Birth Name: Marissa Lee Neitling
Place of Birth: Lake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 8, 1984
Ethnicity: Greek (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, German, 1/32 Dutch
Marissa Neitling is an American actress.
Marissa’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Joseph Neitling, Sr. (the son of Joseph George Neitling and Frances H.). Joseph was the son of Nicklaus Neitling, whose own parents were German, and of Theresia Rinner, whose own parents were also German. Frances was born in South Dakota, to a father from Germany and a mother from New York.
Marissa’s paternal grandmother was Mary Veronica Vandenberg (the daughter of David Raymond Vandenberg and Veronica V. McCawley).
Marissa’s great-grandfather David was the son of Henry Vandenberg, whose own parents were Dutch and German, and of Mary Burris, whose own parents were Irish. Marissa’s great-grandmother Veronica was the daughter of W. John McCawley, whose own mother was Irish, and of Mary Ann Brennan, whose own father was Irish and whose own mother was Canadian.
Marissa’s maternal grandfather was Theodore “Ted” William Dress (the son of William Peter Dress and Helen Gianopoulos). Theodore was born in Minnesota, to parents from Greece.
Marissa’s maternal grandmother was Darlene Louise Jones (the daughter of Charles/Charley Jones and Hattie Simms). Charles was the son of Owen Jones and Anne Williams. Hattie was the daughter of John Simms and Agnes, who were both Irish.
Sources: Marissa’s paternal great-grandfather, David R. Vandenberg, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Marissa’s paternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com
Birth record of Marissa’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org
Marissa’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Marissa’s maternal grandfather – http://www.legacy.com
Marissa’s maternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
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