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Anahid wrote at 2007-10-21 13:16:38
Gregory Peck had Catholic Armenian roots from his paternal grandfather, Sam "Peck," an immigrant from England. After he married his second wife, Veronique Passani, she had his ancestry traced and discovered the Armenian lineage. Urging him to learn of his partial Armenian heritage and to learn the Armenian language, he took Armenain classes in his middle age. But by then his public persona was fixed. "Gregory" is a common Indo-European name and Armenian surname (Gregorian or Krikorian) and was the name of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, Apostle of Armenia (332 AD).  


louis wrote at 2010-10-03 17:16:46
He was part Armenian for sure. His paternal grandfather from England, a Catholic, was at least part Armenian.


Terry wrote at 2012-07-02 03:43:08
He may have come from Ireland as his father was Irish.


Liz wrote at 2014-03-01 00:41:57
Elizabeth is mistaken. Gregory Peck had Catholic Armenian roots from his paternal grandfather, Sam Peck, an immigrant from England. After he married his second wife, she had his ancestry traced and discovered the Armenian lineage. Urging him to learn of his partial Armenian heritage and to learn the Armenian language, he took Armenain classes in his middle age.


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