Amber Heard

by ethnic on June 24, 2010

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Birth Name: Amber Laura Heard

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 22, 1986

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Irish, German, Scottish, Welsh

Amber Heard, previously also credited as Amber Heard Depp, is an American actress and model.

Her father’s ancestry includes Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), English, Scottish, and German. Her mother is of one quarter German and one quarter Irish ancestry, with her other roots being English, Scottish, and Welsh. Much of Amber’s family has lived in the United States for many generations.

Amber’s patrilineal line traces back to Stephen Heard, who was born, c. 1715, in Ulster, Tyrone, Ireland.

Amber’s paternal grandfather is Harlin Clinton Heard (the son of John Turner Heard and Luller/Lula Bell/Belle Dobbs). Harlin was born in Oklahoma. John was the son of William Paxton Heard and Mary Elizabeth/Isabelle/Isabell Nancy Copeland. Luller was the daughter of William Moore Dobbs and Elizabeth Casteel.

Amber’s paternal grandmother is Wanda Edelweiss Mcgee (also spelled Magee, the daughter of William Issac Magee and Edna Ethel Roach). Wanda was born in Indiana. William was the son of James Madison Magee and Amanda M. Spurlin. Edna was the daughter of David Chandler Roach and Mary Frances Cullison.

Amber’s maternal grandfather is William Joseph Parsons (the son of Edward Breck Parsons and Rose Neerlich). William was born in New York. Edward had English and Scottish ancestry, and was the son of William Henry Parsons and Sophia King Breck. Rose was German, the daughter of John Neerlich and Katherine Kaulas.

Amber’s maternal grandmother is Cecilia Corrinne Carroll (the daughter of Gerald Aloysius Carroll and Virginia Morgan McGie). Cecilia was born in Missouri. Gerald was of Irish descent, and was the son of Dennis Carroll and Johanna Barry. Virginia was the daughter of John McGie/McGee, who was born in Canada, to Scottish parents, and of Frances Louise Moore, who was from Virginia.

Sources: Genealogies of Amber Heard –

Genealogy of Amber’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Amber’s paternal grandfather, Harlin Clinton Heard –

Amber’s paternal grandfather, Harlin Clinton Heard, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Amber’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Amber’s paternal great-great-grandfather, David Chandler Roach –

Amber’s maternal grandmother, Cecilia Corrinne Carroll, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Amber’s maternal great-grandfather, Gerald Aloysius Carroll –

Amber’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Morgan McGie, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 10:49 pm

Meh. She looks like the average girl I see everyday. Nothing special, also a bit old looking if you ask me.

Greyface April 18, 2016 at 10:45 am

where do you live? I will gladly trade places

MettaWorkPlease December 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

I’d love to move to where you are at. But any, you’re entitled to your opinion, all I can say is: she’s beautiful, whether it’s average or extreme, no one can deny that about her, but, her personality or lack of,however, sticks. Like how no one cares about Megan Foxx anymore, despite of how beautiful she is, that doesn’t make up for her lack of personality & uninteresting she is

guyinsf May 10, 2018 at 12:39 am

Quite a troll of a comment there Adrian! I guess if you’re 12 years old then she is old looking.

ses101 May 22, 2018 at 2:08 pm

She was stunning when she started getting parts around 2008, but unsurprsingly (it happens to us all) she is a bit more “average” now. If you want the epitomy of blande blonde looks, Charlize Theron is the best example I can think of.

cwm85 August 7, 2015 at 8:31 am

Wow she is beautiful.

M May 31, 2015 at 9:11 am

I can’t believe Johnny left Vanessa for this basic woman. She’s pretty, but really nothing special. As some said previously, she’s bland. Vanessa is so beautiful.

Drea K June 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Amber looks beautiful but she’s just a dumb dumb that tries so hard to seem smart and bad ass and it’s just pathetic, because she just isn’t. She’s also a terrible actress. I have lost all respect for Johnny Depp since he got with her. He had a lovely family and Vanessa loved him, what he did to them was disgusting.

ihatemostpeople July 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Oh please, Vanessa wishes she looked as good as Amber. Vanessa used to be cute back in the day, now she looks older than she really is. Not to mention that disgusting gap in her teeth, damn all that money and her teeth look like a homeless person’s. She looks like a witch, Johnny made the right choice.

Drea K September 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

I agree on the points you make regarding Vanessa’s appearance. And you’re right it’s crazy how she’s aged so badly – but I think she’s been a smoker probably most of her life, that’s what happens to smokers they get old fast. Amber is a beauty, there’s no denying that. That being said, I stand by what I said: I have no respect for Johnny Depp, he had a family with Vanessa and she loved him, just because she aged badly and now looks like a witch doesn’t mean he should run off and leave her and his kids for a younger prettier girl…it means he never had any true love for her or the kids. Oh and btw since we’re going by looks here: Have you seen what he looks like lately?? Amber is just using him because he’s considered an A lister in Hollywood and nobody would be talking about her if she weren’t married to him, her acting sucks big time – it’s a smart career move on her part. But she did wreck a family on the process, she’s not the only one to blame though.

athelya November 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

that gap made her the face of many high fashion chains.. basically the key to her success just like eyebrows are for cara del.

mimi May 11, 2015 at 2:51 am

pretty but bland

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:09 pm

I see just English and German.

Alice July 1, 2015 at 1:40 am

Yes of course the Irish, Welsh and Scots look so drastically different than the English. :) Most of the populations in Britain and Ireland have intermixed literally forever. People have very odd perceptions about populations which I’m not sure what the source is. All those places are extremely geographically close and have an intertwined history. It is not black and white. No population has the same sort of look there is usually the most common look and then people that can have a more unusual look but there is variety in all populations.

Alice July 1, 2015 at 1:48 am

She even has my maiden name in her family tree.

ses101 May 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm

When you say English, I assume you mean British.

Nikki June 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm

she looks french

MettaWorkPlease September 7, 2016 at 1:51 am

Thought she must have some French in her too

shobohunter May 30, 2014 at 7:30 am

this is her best pic I’ve ever see..
she gorgeous is this look

shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm

she look like a cross love child between

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Keira Knightley …lol

mary Elizabeth winstead + keira Knightley = Amber Heard

ihatemostpeople March 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

She’s beautiful.

the punisher December 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

This is what I called a white girl

shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

so you dont consider ugly white people (girl)
white.. being white
it this some sort of privilege club. that only attractive Christian English speaking Nordic European are allowed..

levangelista36 May 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

er i don’t believe she is just english

she’s too pretty and she’s american

there’s probably a lot other than just english in her

scott January 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

ok you fucker

NathanR February 12, 2016 at 1:17 am

? Millions of Americans have English ancestry. Or are you just being a moron.

ses101 April 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

What a load of ignorant crap. Firstly, she’s of BRITISH descent, mainly Ulster-Scots. Secondly, there are plenty of good looking women in England.

Karro Jansson March 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

I can have wrong but Parsons CAN be amercanized.
It could have been swedish from the beginning,for exempel
”Pärson” or ”Persson”.

Marc April 9, 2012 at 7:07 am

No,these surnames have different origin. Swedish Persson from given name Per which derived from Greek -biblical name Peter.
English Parsons from French word parson what means priest

Meg January 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

Why are people bringing up how long English people have been in the U.S for? For all you know, her parents could be only first or second generation Americans. French people have been in this country for a while now too but that part of my family only came to this county mid-20th century.

Otto August 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

I’ve no doubt that she’s partly English, but what throws me off is that she was raised Catholic and the English are Protestant. Now the English have been in this country for 400 years, so there has been lots of intermarrying over the centuries. It’s rare to find an American WASP that is 100% English these days. I offer that she is most likely also part German or Austrian. It would explain the Catholic thing and there are TONS of Germans in Texas where she was born and raised. Plus, she looks very German. Just a thought for your consideration, Otto Schaffer.

ra.fael August 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm

the english came in 1620,less than 400 years.touchy subject for me as people ask me where im from i tell them.and they ask where are you from originally they think spanish just got here.ignoring the fact that we have been here over 500 years.oh and discovered and named this land.

NathanR February 12, 2016 at 1:18 am

English immigration to the USA has been steady to the present day. So you are talking bullshit.

Marc August 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

”she looks very German”

No you’re wrong Otto.she looks absolutely Western European(British).i agree that some Germans and Austrians look like British people,but it doesn’t mean that Amber has German ancestry.Moreover you say that there are great number of Germans in Texas,but Britains mutch more widspread there

SmartAss October 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

No you’re wrong she look’s absolutely not british

Marc 2 October 24, 2012 at 2:13 am

Let me f…ck syphilitic bear if I believe in this statistic based on biased self-determination of that americans that don’t wanna be part of British ancestry couldn’t be reliable . Guilt because of colonial past.inspired some f..ckin false hypocrites is to blame for it.
For example in 1980 61 mln.americans (apart from Irish and of course more than Germans)) claimed their British ancestry and just 36 mln. in 2000. )))

What about Amber…i see what kinda german ancestors 200 years ago :) she has . Fearnot and Bottram ….yah real german surnames )))

Marc 2 October 24, 2012 at 2:50 am

i don’t dispute that they aren’t Germans, i just wanna say, it woul be very, very hard to find people in Germany with those surnames.It seems that their ancestors immigrated to Germany from the west

Marc 2 October 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

But, these are the same ancestors of Amber.

What about another “Bottrams” . More like it is British surname

ses101 May 22, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Ireland is Catholic as well, and she has some Irish blood.

Marc July 28, 2011 at 4:14 am

surname of her mother is Parsons.

i agree,Anglo American is not correct term.
British American is more suitable.Both surnames Heard and Parsons more widespread in western part of England,Wales and Cornwall

Fuzzybear June 15, 2011 at 6:25 am

Anglo American,doesn’t that just mean she’s English?

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