Sam Harris

Place of Birth: Ithaca, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 26, 1988

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, German, Dutch, Scottish, Irish, French, Italian, Belgian

Sam Harris is an American musician. He is the lead vocalist for pop rock band X Ambassadors.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was named Irving Harris (the son of a mother surnamed Farber).

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Paula Plotkin (the daughter of Rubin Plotkin and Elkie Simnowitz). Paula’s parents were Polish Jews, from modern day Podlaskie Voivodeship. Elkie was the daughter of Moszk Dawid Zimnowicz, from Szczuczyn, and of Czyza Surawicz, from Radzilow.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Frank Hart Wakeley (the son of William Easton Wakeley and Sophie Bryan Hart). Frank was born in New Jersey, of predominantly English descent, as well as distant Dutch, German, French, Scottish, Irish, and Italian Sicilian.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Clara Harder Gebhard (the daughter of Peter Ten Eyck Gebhard and Isabel Richmond Harder). Clara was born in Hudson, New York. Peter was half Dutch and quarter German, with the remaining quarter being a mix of English, Irish, and Scottish. Isabel was predominantly German, quarter Dutch, and distant English and Belgian, as well as ancestors born on Jamaica and Barbados.

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