Abby Huntsman

by follers on July 27, 2015

Birth Name: Abigail Haight Huntsman

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 1, 1986

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, 1/16th Norwegian, 1/16th Swedish, 1/32 Danish, distant Swiss-German and Dutch, remote French Huguenot

Abby Huntsman is an American television personality and political commentator.

She is the daughter of Mary Kaye (Cooper), an activist, and Jon Huntsman, Jr., a politician, diplomat, and businessman. Her father has served as a Governor of Utah (from 2005 to 2009), a U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (from 1992 to 1993), a U.S. Ambassador to China (from 2009 to 2011), and a U.S. Ambassador To Russia (from 2017). Abby is married to Jeffrey Livingston, with whom she has a daughter.

A picture of Abby’s father can be seen here. A picture of Abby’s mother can be seen here.

Abby’s paternal grandfather was Jon Huntsman, Sr. (Jon Meade Huntsman, the son of Alonzo Blaine Huntsman and Sarah Kathleen Robison). Abby’s grandfather Jon was born in Idaho. He was a billionaire businessperson and philanthropist, who founded the Huntsman Chemical Corporation. Alonzo was the son of Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman and Nellie Dean Melville. Sarah was the daughter of Joseph Alfred Robison and Mary Elizabeth/Mattie Keith.

Abby’s paternal grandmother is Karen Christina Haight (the daughter of David Bruce Haight and Ruby Mildred Olson). Karen was born in California. Abby’s great-grandfather David B. Haight was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS church. David was the son of Hector Caleb Haight and Clara Josephine Tuttle. Ruby was the daughter of Pehr Olofsson/Olson, who was born in Ofratop, Kvistbro, Sweden, and of Christena Maria Larsen, who was born in Utah, to Norwegian parents.

Abby’s maternal grandfather is Charles Floyd Cooper (the son of Ruby Floyd Cooper and Gladys Irene Boyce). Charles was born in Florida. Ruby was the son of Henry Allen Cooper and Anna/Annie Bell Turlington. Gladys was the daughter of James F. Boyce and Kate Garrett.

Abby’s maternal grandmother is Mary Anne Galloway (the daughter of John Leon Galloway and Helen R. Goetchius). Mary Anne was born in Florida. John was the son of Jefferson Davis Galloway and Sarah Florence Swain. Helen was the daughter of Charles B. Goetchius and Elizabeth G. Daniel.

Abby is a third half-cousin, twice removed, of politician Mitt Romney. Abby’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, early LDS leader Parley Parker Pratt, was also Mitt’s paternal great-great-grandfather.

Sources: Genealogy of Abby Huntsman –

Genealogy of Abby’s father –

Genealogies of Abby’s paternal great-grandparents, Alonzo Blaine Huntsman and Sarah Kathleen Robison –

Genealogies of Abby’s paternal great-grandparents, David Bruce Haight and Ruby Mildred Olson –

Wedding announcement of Abby’s maternal grandparents, Charles Floyd Cooper and Mary Anne Galloway –

Genealogy of Abby’s maternal great-grandfather, Ruby Floyd Cooper –

Obituary of Abby’s maternal great-grandfather, Ruby Floyd Cooper –

photo by Myurow at English Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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andrew March 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm
Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:27 am

She’s a mix of the most whitest European ancestries? Seriously?

She looks rather exotic. Try Spanish, Italian, Jewish….

andrew October 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

what a shocker for you!

follers October 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Abby would make a good physical fit with her fourth half-cousin, once removed, Craig Romney, son of Mitt.

andrew October 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm

he looks kinda Hispanic. Who’s his mother?

follers October 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Ann Romney (who is of Welsh and English descent) is the mother of all five of Mitt’s children.

One of their sons is blond, and the other, Craig, is very dark. It just shows you the diversity within one family, a family that isn’t even multi-ethnic (they are of WASP descent, even if they’re not Protestant).

andrew October 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

is Craig a biological son of the couple?

follers October 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Yes, of course. He even looks like Mitt.

andrew October 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

he doesn’t look fully European to me, he looks mixed with something non-Caucasian.

ashash November 11, 2015 at 7:36 pm

I’m sure he does to you, andrew.

ashash November 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Her parents are activist Mary Kaye and famous politician Jon Huntsman … Neither are Italian, Spanish, nor Jewish.

ashash November 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm
marjanel December 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Most whitest country? So having more blondes and nlue eyed people means whitest.Sorry but whit all migration I doubt that England are whiter than Spain.

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

No, not really. She could even be Norwegian or Swedish, although at the same time still pas as Italian or Spanish.


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