Birth Name: Raymond Thomas Broussard Nicholson
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 20, 1992
*paternal grandfather – either Italian or Latvian/Ashkenazi Jewish
*other ancestry – Cajun/French, Irish, English, small amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Welsh
Ray Nicholson is an American actor. He has starred in the film Out of the Blue and on the show Panic.
He is the son of actors Rebecca Broussard and Jack Nicholson.
Ray’s paternal grandfather was either Donald Furcillo or Edgar Alfred Kirschfeld/Kirschfeldt. Donald was of Italian descent. Edgar was born in Liepāja, Latvia, and was of either Ashkenazi Jewish or Latvian descent.
Ray’s paternal grandmother was June Frances Nicholson (the daughter of John Joseph Nicholson and Ethel May Rhoads). June was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and was a showgirl. John was the son of Irish parents, Joseph J. Nicholson, who was likely from Sligo, and Ella/Ellen Lynch, who was from Cork. Ethel was the daughter of William Jakel Rhoads/Rhoades and Mary Alice Wilkinson.
Ray’s maternal grandfather was Jerome Thomas Broussard (the son of Jerome Anthony Broussard and Tommye Maude Griffis). Jerome was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana. Jerome was the son of Adolph Gaston Broussard and Anita Marie Millot. Tommye was the daughter of Thomas Owen Griffis and Bertha Virginia McCord.
Ray’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca Ann “Becky” Chaney (the daughter of John Edgar Chaney and Eleanor Grace Neff). Rebecca was born in Jeanerette, Louisiana. John was the son of Edgar Lincoln Chaney and Mabel Irene Ring. Eleanor was the daughter of Louis Claude Neff and Eleanor Philomine Bergeron.
Ray’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ray’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Ray’s paternal grandmother, June Frances Nicholson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Ray’s paternal great-grandfather, John Joseph Nicholson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ray’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Joseph J. Nicholson and Ella/Ellen Lynch – https://familysearch.org
Ray’s paternal great-great-grandfather, William Jakel Rhoads/Rhoades, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ray’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Alfred Cook Rhoads/Rhoades and Margaret Blanche “Maggie” Jakels – https://www.familysearch.org
Ray’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Alice Wilkinson, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Adherents.com material on Ray’s father’s religious and family background – http://www.adherents.com