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Seinfeld was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. His father, Kalmen Seinfeld (1918–1985), was of Austrian Jewish background. His mother, Betty (1915- ), is of Syrian Jewish descent.
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- "Jerry Seinfeld's Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- "Jerry Seinfeld - Genealogy Family Tree". Geni.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- "Jerry Seinfeld". Nndb.com. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
- "The Paper Trail of Jerry Seinfeld Leads Back to Ellis Island and Beyond". The New York Times. April 24, 2009.Her family identified their nationality as Turkish when they emigrated to the United States in 1917.