Ashley Graham

by Sage on May 22, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS - FEB 28: Ashley Graham at the 2016 Vanity Fair Os

Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 30, 1987

*German (mother)
*English, possibly other (father)

Ashley Graham is an American model. She is known as a lingerie model for the plus-size clothing store Lane Bryant. She has appeared on the covers of Elle Quebec and Sports Illustrated. Ashley is married to videographer Justin Ervin.

Ashley’s maternal grandfather was John A. Friesen (the son of Franz/Frank K. Friesen and Anna Thiezen). Franz was born in Nebraska, the son of Klaas F. Friesen and Elisabeth Huebert, who were ethnic Germans from Russia. Anna was also born in Nebraska, also to ethnic German parents from Russia.

Ashley’s maternal grandmother was LeOra Siebert (the daughter of Aaron P. Siebert and Margaret Friesen). Aaron was born in Nebraska the son of ethnic German parents from Russia, Peter Siebert and Katherina/Katharina Regier. Margaret was also born in Nebraska, also to ethnic Germans from Russia, Jacob B. Friesen and Katharina Epp.

Sources: Obituary of Ashley’s maternal grandfather, John A. Friesen –

Ashley’s maternal great-grandparents, Franz/Frank K. Friesen and Anna Thiezen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Ashley’s maternal grandmother, LeOra (Siebert) Friesen –

Ashley’s maternal great-grandparents, Aaron P. Siebert and Margaret Friesen, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock

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andrew January 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm

on which basis her father is supposed to have English ancestry? “Graham” surname can be Scottish.

andrew May 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm

She isn’t fully Caucasian but there aren’t reliable sources to prove that.

follers May 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

She’s Tex-Mex.

andrew May 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

you did a good job indeed. “Possibly other” can mean anything.

Man in NY November 25, 2016 at 10:37 am

“She isn’t fully Caucasian but there aren’t reliable sources to prove that.”

She looks mixed to me, but as you said I have no proof. She reminds me of Eva Mendes a little bit.

midori29 January 19, 2017 at 7:13 am

English people have been mixed over the years with alot of different things its an international place now and there are tons of interracial couples. England is full of Indians, Africans and Middle Easterners. To say you are English is not fully accurate anymore at all. You have to actually say white European.

andrew February 2, 2017 at 2:14 pm

I actually would change to:

* unclear (father)

Nothing is publicly known about her father’s side.

crunty February 5, 2017 at 5:57 am

In the cities, maybe. Many white people who live there aren’t English anyway, but an imposter class — Irish, European, etc. But in terms of the true ethnic English, most live in the shires. Many North Americans only go to London, so that is all they see. And London has never really been an English city, especially after world war 2

andrew July 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

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