Rachel Roy

Roy in 2010, Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Rachel Irene Roy

Place of Birth: San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 15, 1974

*father – Bengali Indian
*mother – Frisian, Dutch

Rachel Roy is an American fashion designer.

Her father, who is from Madras, India, is of Bengali Indian descent. Her mother, who is American-born, is of Frisian and Dutch descent. Rachel has two children with her former husband, entrepreneur and record executive Damon Dash. Damon is a cousin of actress Stacey Dash.

Rachel’s maternal grandfather was George Norman Monsma (the son of Jan J. Monsma and Hieke Klazes Kikstra). George was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Dutch parents.

Rachel’s maternal grandmother is Irene A. Pals (the daughter of Arie Iemkes Pals and Hellena Jort Kooyman). Irene was born in Iowa. Arie was born in Terschelling, Netherlands. Hellena was born in Midsland, Netherlands.

Sources: http://www.asiancemagazine.com

Genealogy of Rachel Roy (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com


Curious about ethnicity

20 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Dutch —> Frisian, Dutch

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