Ryan Cabrera

06/22/2015 – Ryan Cabrera – “Escobar: Paradise Lost” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ryan Frank Cabrera

Place of Birth: Denton, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1982

*father – Colombian
*mother – Lithuanian, Irish, German, English, Welsh

Ryan Cabrera is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is known for his songs “On the Way Down,” “True,” and “40 Kinds of Sadness.”

His father, Marcos “Marc” Cabrera, is a Colombian immigrant. His mother, Deborah Ann “Debbie,” is American. He was raised in Flower Mound, Texas, a Dallas suburb. He is married to professional wrestler Alexa Bliss, with whom he has a daughter.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather is Robert Laurette Noreika (the son of Martin J. Noreika and Dorothy Healy). Robert was born in New York. Martin was the son of Lithuanian emigrants, Aleksandras “Alexander” Noreika and Josephina “Josephine” Kurkulionytė, both of Kaunas. Dorothy was the daughter of Irish immigrants, John J. Healy and Margaret O’Hara.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Madeleine Knapp (the daughter of Edward Griffiths Knapp and Louise May Lehmann). Madeleine was born in New Jersey. Edward was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England, the son of George Henry Knapp, who was an American, from New York City, New York, and of Mary “Polly” Griffiths, who was English, from Woolton, Liverpool, and was of half Welsh descent. Ryan’s great-grandfather Louise was born in New Jersey, of German descent, and was the daughter of Charles Edward Lehmann and Magdalena Elizabeth Flora “Madeline” Zimmermann.

Ryan’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Anne-Marie Stockel.

Sources: Genealogy of Ryan Cabrera (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Laurette Noreika, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy (Healy) Brightly – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Madeleine (Knapp) Noreika – http://www.legacy.com

Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Louise May Lehmann, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Magdalena Elizabeth Flora Zimmermann – https://familysearch.org


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  1. Mr. Postman says:

    He is now married to professional wrestler Alexa Bliss.

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