Birth Name: Wyatt Jess Oleff
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 13, 2003
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Cornish, German, Swiss-German, Dutch, English, Irish
Wyatt Oleff is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the It films, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Stay Awake, and on the show I Am Not Okay with This.
He is of the Reform Jewish religion. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in the 2010s.
Wyatt’s paternal grandfather is Paul Kenneth Oleff (the son of Fred M. Olefsky/Oleff and Diana/Diane Ester Davis/Davies). Paul was born in Illinois, to Jewish parents from Russia. Fred was the son of Meyer Olefsky and Miriam/Mary Chapelsky/Chipelsky. Diana was the daughter of Louis Dodin/Davis and Anna.
Wyatt’s paternal grandmother is Gayle Kastil (the daughter of Edward Isaac/Yitzhak Kestel/Kastil and Jean Cohen). Gayle is also from a Jewish family. Edward was the son of Victor/Vigdor Kestel/Kastil and Fanny/Fannie/Feiga Seltzer, who were from Volhynia, Russia. Jean was the daughter of Louis Cohen and Fanny.
Wyatt’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Walker.
Wyatt’s maternal grandmother is the daughter of Raymond James Bray and Verna Lucille Richards. Raymond was the son of Francis Frank Bray, whose parents were Cornish, and of Hilda Marcella/May Whear, who herself was born in Redruth, Cornwall, England. Verna was born in Muskegon, Michigan, the daughter of David Lee Richards, who was of German and Swiss-German descent, and of Verna Althnea VanderBoegh, whose paternal grandparents were from Zeeland and Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, respectively.
Sources: Genealogy of Wyatt Oleff (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Wyatt’s paternal great-grandfather, Fred M. Olefsky/Oleff, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Wyatt’s paternal great-grandmother, Diana/Diane Ester (Davis/Davies) Oleff – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Wyatt’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Isaac/Yitzhak Kestel/Kastil – http://articles.chicagotribune.com
Obituary of Wyatt’s paternal great-grandmother, Jean (Cohen) Kastil – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Wyatt’s maternal great-grandmother, Verna Lucille (Richards) Bray – https://www.shorelinemedia.net
Marriage record of Wyatt’s maternal great-great-grandparents, David Lee Richards and Verna Althnea VanderBoegh – https://www.familysearch.org
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