Ashley Tisdale

by ethnic on July 7, 2008

Birth Name: Ashley Michelle Tisdale

Place of Birth: Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 2, 1985

*English, Irish, Scottish, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Ashley Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. Her sister is actress Jennifer Tisdale. Ashley is famous for her roles in the High School Musical films. Ashley is married to musician Christopher French.

Her father has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. Her mother is Jewish (from a family from Poland and Russia). Her mother has stated that Ashley was raised with “a little bit of both” of Ashley’s father’s Christianity and Ashley’s mother’s Judaism. Ashley has also been photographed wearing a cross (perhaps as a decoration).

The surname “Tisdale” is of English origin and comes from people who lived in areas called, Teesdale, in the counties of Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.

On her father’s side, Ashley is the granddaughter of Henry Franklin Tisdale, Sr. and Emma Lois Fitzgerald (the daughter of Thomas Samuel Fitzgerald, Sr. and Martha Rebecca Ogilvie). Emma was born in Tennessee. Thomas was born in Minnesota, the son of Robert Vaughn Fitzgerald and Alice Elizabeth Kaulback. Martha was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Hugh Ogilvie and Bessie Joe Pleasants.

Ashley’s maternal grandfather was Arnold Frederick Morris (the son of Nathan K. Morris and Betty Levin/Levine). Nathan was born in New Jersey, the son of Kidder Morris (the surname was originally “Kadaritsky/Kadaretzky”) and Bryna/Bertha Mann/Man, Jewish emigrants from Grajewo, Poland. Kidder was a cantor and shoemaker. Ashley’s great-grandmother Betty was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents, Lazarus Levin and Leinia/Lena Barr.

Ashley’s maternal grandmother is Marilyn Keats/Keays/Keys.

Sources: Genealogy of Ashley’s paternal grandmother, Emma Lois Fitzgerald (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Ashley’s paternal grandmother, Emma Lois Fitzgerald, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Ashley Tisdale (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Ashley’s maternal grandfather, Arnold Frederick Morris, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Ashley’s maternal grandfather, Arnold Frederick Morris –

Ashley’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Kidder Morris and Bryna/Bertha Mann/Man, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy entry for Ashley’s maternal great-grandmother, Betty Levin/Levine –

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

bearboy August 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Ashley Tisdale is beautiful! I could see her along with Dianna Agron, Abigail Breslin, and Amanda Bynes moving to Israel and becoming Israeli models.

bearboy January 4, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Ashley Tisdale is a great, beautiful actress. As it says in the profile “Tisdale” is a very common English surname. Although interestingly enough 38.77% of people with the surname are black along with 1.2% Hispanic and .24% Asian.

neiltennant July 12, 2015 at 5:02 pm

she was cute in the 2000s and why the hell dark brown eyed women dye their hair blonde? looks ridiculous

MichaelDubs January 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

who are u check 7t?
sign Michael Lipken

Angelalibohova April 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I don’t liker her look.

Check7t December 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I think she’s very beautiful.

neiltennant April 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

eye color: just dark brown

hair color: fake blonde

neiltennant April 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

shame on her.

J.J. January 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

correction; her eyes are hazel

neiltennant July 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm

no they are dark brown

Beth Morris January 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Ashley Tisdale’s grandfather Arnold Morris is my 2nd cousin.
Ashely’s great great Grandfather and my great Kidder Morris
was Polish and Russian. I will be happy to send you copy of Morris family tree which states this

follers January 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Kidder Morris on the 1930 U.S. Census:

J.J. September 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

correction; her eyes are hazel and her hair is virtually black (noirette) (dyed blonde) I think it should be listed

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

dying hair blonde

nnnnn May 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

i think, 80% of female celebrities dye their hair.

theropod June 26, 2013 at 1:23 am

Brown hair suits her.

She can might as well put blue eye contacts like Paris Hilton.

The only brown eyed person that suits blonde hair is Gwen Stefani.

andrew April 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Scary Movie V

DarellDianne April 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

Jews are awesome.

levangelista36 August 18, 2012 at 12:54 am

I have wanted to be one for the longest. :[

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 2:53 am

Anybody can convert

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm
Ahmed March 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Larry King, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron, Adam Sandler etc.
Who’s next Obama???

I love you, Roger Scientist March 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

There’s nothing wrong with it, though. :)

I love you, Roger Scientist March 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

Obama’s father was Kenyan.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

Obama’s dad is a Ethiopian Jew in denial.

Me myself and I January 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

Obama’s dad is a Kenyan Muslim you idiot

DK1x March 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

You’re stupid.

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Kutcher and Moore are Kaballah members

sarahle April 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

ashton kutcher isn’t…

christian March 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

she has dark brown eyes

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 2:55 am

If you are from Afghanistan, you have dark brown eyes,

andrew May 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Petrarca June 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Umm, no.

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