Birth Name: Sarah Ashley Toups
Place of Birth: College Station, Brazos, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 17, 1995
Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (maternal grandfather), English, Cajun/French, German, Irish, 1/16th Ashkenazi Jewish
Sarati is an American actress and model. She was a model on game show Deal or No Deal.
Sarati’s paternal grandfather was Robert Edward Toups (the son of Robert Edward Toups and Patricia Anna Weinberg). Sarati’s great-grandfather Robert likely was the son of George E. Toups and Helena/Lena Bourgeois, who were Cajuns. Patricia’s father, Harold/Harald Weinberg, was born in Louisiana, to a German Jewish father and to a Russian Jewish mother. Patricia’s mother, Mercedes S. Spansel, was also born in Louisiana, the daughter of Michael Spansel and Mary Elizabeth Spellman, who likely were of German and Irish descent.
Sarati’s paternal grandmother was Mary Antoinette Eastland (the daughter of James Eldridge Eastland and Frances Matilda Kneisel). James was the son of Milton George Eastland and Minnie Elizabeth Riddle. Frances was the daughter of Paul O. Kneisel, who was German, and of Frances Alice/Alicia Farrell, whose father was born in Louisiana and whose mother was born in Scotland. All of her own grandparents were Irish.
Sarati’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Peter “Joe” Salvato (the son of Pietro/Peter/Pete Salvato and Vita Lena Stratta/Strader). Sarati’s great-grandfather Peter was born in Louisiana, to Sicilian parents, Nuncio/Nunzio/Nuzio Salvato and Louise/Luigia Augello/Accielo. Lena was born in either Sicily, Italy, or Texas, the daughter of Giuseppe/Joseph Stratta/Strada and Angelina/Angie Loria, who were from Poggioreale, Province of Trapani, Sicily.
Sarati’s maternal grandmother was Lella/Lilla Mae Pennington (the daughter of John Wesley Pennington and Leota L. Whittington). Sarati’s grandmother Lella was born in Texas. John was the son of William Mack Pennington and Nancy Elizabeth Bishop. Sarati’s great-grandmother Leota was the daughter of Silas Franklin Whittington and Manirva Jane Cargill.
Sources: Likely Sarati’s paternal great-grandfather, Robert Edward Toups, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Sarati’s paternal great-grandmother, Frances Matilda Kneisel, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Frances Matilda Kneisel on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Frances Matilda Kneisel on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Sarati’s maternal grandmother, Lella/Lilla Mae Pennington (through her own brother) – https://www.findagrave.com