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

Ethnicity:
*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) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Ashley’s paternal grandmother, Emma Lois Fitzgerald, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ashley Tisdale (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Ashley’s maternal grandfather, Arnold Frederick Morris, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ashley’s maternal grandfather, Arnold Frederick Morris – http://www.legacy.com

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

Genealogy entry for Ashley’s maternal great-grandmother, Betty Levin/Levine – http://www.tulpehockenroots.org

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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: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4XY-1XV

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,
too

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

Umm, no.

Amy February 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

You can’t be “half” Jewish. You’re either Jewish or you’re not. Plan and simple.

Adamina September 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Yes you can

storm January 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I never knew she wasn’t white

Ahmed March 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

she’s white smartass, look at her

tag November 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I love her but even before her nose job, her nose has always been BIG. actually its gotten smaller since her nose job. and ONLY reason she even got a nose job was for her health.

Haley January 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

That is very rude!

hmmm October 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

omg ashleytisdale is so beautiful

Fuzzybear April 17, 2011 at 3:58 am

To Me!

Sorry to jump in,but how would not knowing where Kuala Lumpur is prove someone was stupid?

Bea March 10, 2011 at 12:22 am

This is to: Me myself an I, I dnt care what race or religion she is, DO NOT CALL US AMERICANS STUPID!! And the word is spelled COLOR not COLOUR, OK?

Fuzzybear April 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

@me: Oh so it’s been proven huh?

Greg July 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

In other English speaking countries such as Australia, it is spelt “colour”.

Maria February 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Ya it`s spelt colour in Ireland aswell i think only in America that spells it color.

Kurt January 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

She is pretty.

Me! April 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

her nose is not like that’s called nose job ;)

Faizzia_Sharma August 27, 2011 at 4:43 am

There’s different types of ethnic Jews.

Ktulo December 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Ah yeh?

danaeSUCKS January 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

haha anyway nice

Me! April 16, 2011 at 8:37 am

hem mum is a Jewish woman and her dad a Christian guy.

Me! April 17, 2011 at 3:32 am

ethnic just one correction she doesn’t considers herself Jewish:
http://www.stylebistro.com/lookbook/Ashley+Tisdale/hsmPjSbFQz4 as I remember a cross is a Christianity sing not Jewish sing! ;)
and why are her ethnicities not English, Welsh and Irish.? you can never know is her mum or English or Irish or Welsh al all together! her dad is English for sure :)

Me! April 17, 2011 at 3:33 am

or all together.. mistake! xD

ethnic April 17, 2011 at 6:17 am

That cross must be just a fashion accessory to her and Id like to see some solid evidence of Welsh or Irish ancestry.

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

oh how stupid are you..! nobody can change her/his race and skin colour!

Zitch January 4, 2011 at 3:20 am

Caucasoid is the race but Jewish is an ethnicity.

Me! April 16, 2011 at 8:43 am

Me myself and I is right..!

Faizzia_Sharma August 27, 2011 at 5:23 am

Oh please I’m middle eastern and most middle easterners are “white”.Especially people from the Levant region.80% of “white” Europeans can even trace their ancestors to the middle east.Modt people where I’m from are Pinkish or peachy in complexion,I’m one of the only light brown ones yet I still see myself as white.
The golf Arabs are dark though but are still “white”.Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH ) whitness is made clear in the Hadiths.One extremist even said that if anyone called Muhammad black then he should be put to death.

What would anyone want to be jewish July 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Junior July 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Of course she is.

Dave July 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

You two are a real prize. Get a room.

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

she is really gorgeous!

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

See above.

Me! April 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

her nose what the heck.

Junior July 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Yeh but some Jewish have changed their last names, maybe the original was something like Morrisberg but her grandfather changed to Morris, btw, Jewish is both: A religion and an ethnicity.

LiL V4CH4 July 14, 2010 at 2:12 pm

yEAH i CAN SEE yUR p0iNt… yEAH iT C0ULd bE dAt REAS0N ALS0.! =D

Greg July 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Jewish is a religion, not a race.

Junior July 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

You are so stupid, Jewish is an ethnicity and a religion.

LiL V4CH4 July 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm

iTS B0tH.! BUt jEWiSH iS N0t A RACE… itS AN EtHNiCiTy.!

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

Yes.

Dave July 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Never heard of a “Morrisberg”, lol. But the name “Morris” itself can certainly be Jewish. In fact, Ashley’s g-g-grandfather was an Eastern European immigrant named Kidders Morris, who was a Jewish cantor (there’s a bit of her ancestry here http://www.thefullwiki.org/Ashley_Tisdale_(1985))

Me! November 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm

You obviously don’t know what a race is.. races are only:
White (European) race,
Black (African) race,
Yellow (Asian) race
Mixed
People of White race have White skin colour! People of Black race have Black skin colour, Yellow people have Yellow skin colour that’s the reason why their races are called like that: AFTER THEIR SKIN COLOUR!

Me! April 16, 2011 at 8:45 am

her dad is Christian and mum is Jewish.

hmm July 10, 2010 at 7:01 am

Jewish English. Alicia Silverstone is Jewish English too. I can see similarities.

LiL V4CH4 July 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

ALiCiA SiLVERSt0NE iS jEWiSH ANd SC0ttiSH. HER FAtHER iS FR0M ENgLANd BUt HE iS jEWiSH AND HER M0THER iS jUSt SC0ttiSH. =D

LiL V4CH4 March 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

Yeah Judaism is the religion and Jewish can be religion/AND ethnicity. Like because, there are Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews, and Mizrahi Jews and those are Ethnic groups. You can be an ethnic Jew or convert.

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

yes.. and what does it have to do with race..?

amy March 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

why is Jewish considered a race on here? I always thought of it as a religion…

Me myself and I January 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

it is not a race

La January 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

I know.

LiL V4CH4 March 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

As for Scarlett Johansson’s mother she’s 100% Jewish cuz her last name can still also be Jewish because this actress named, Lindsay Sloane, has the same last name but a different spelling and she’s 100% Jewish. So I think that makes sense.

LiL V4CH4 March 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

Actually Paul, on wikipedia it says It can also be an Americanization of several Jewish surnames such as Morse. And it says, It can also be an Americanization of several Jewish surnames. So her mother can still be 100% Jewish and have that last name cuz they could’ve Americanized it.

ethnic March 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

Id agree with you Paul.

Paul (: March 20, 2010 at 5:01 am

As her mother’s maiden name is Morris, she ‘might’ have Irish, English or Welsh in her from her side, too.
It’s like with Scarlett Johansson.. her mom’s surname is Scottish, but she’s listed as Jewish. It’s kind of confusing. :P

ethnic December 25, 2009 at 10:39 am

Mann is said to be a German surname.

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juli22 February 13, 2011 at 5:55 am

mann is a british name

Me! April 16, 2011 at 8:50 am

no it’s German and means man in English.! that’s how you say man in German–> Mann–!

Nathan Teasdale Mottram December 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm

omg ashley is not polish and for another thing morriss and mann are not polish names at all such rubbish

Beth Morris February 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

My great parents polish names were Morris Kadarycki and Briana Man. We do have the genealogy records from Poland. When they came to USA their names were changed to Kidders Morris and Bertha Mann. They had 8 kids- Annie, Molly, Joe, Mary, Abe, Nathan , Lilian and Esther. My grandfather was Abe. Ashley’s Great grandfather is Nathan. He grandfather is Arnold. Her mom is Lisa. Since her grandfather Arnold was my father’s 2nd cousin she is my 4th cousin. If any one wants to challenge me I can provide you with the family tree and documentation. I know that the Morris side is Polish but Poland was part of Russia during that time. I have never met Ashley but I have met her grandfather and half aunt and stepgrandmother

Beth Morris February 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Its actually Bryna Mann
My great parents polish names were Morris Kadarycki and Briana Man. We do have the genealogy records from Poland. When they came to USA their names were changed to Kidders Morris and Bertha Mann. They had 8 kids- Annie, Molly, Joe, Mary, Abe, Nathan , Lilian and Esther. My grandfather was Abe. Ashley’s Great grandfather is Nathan. He grandfather is Arnold. Her mom is Lisa. Since her grandfather Arnold was my father’s 2nd cousin she is my 4th cousin. If any one wants to challenge me I can provide you with the family tree and documentation. I know that the Morris side is Polish but Poland was part of Russia during that time. I have never met Ashley but I have met her grandfather and half aunt and stepgrandmother

ethnic December 20, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Morris thanks for the info. Ill look into it.

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Beth Morris February 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I can give you all the Morris Family genealogy if you would like proving this. Just email

Morris December 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Ashley Tisdale is my 4th cousin. Her great Great Grandparents were Kidders Morris and Bertha Mann from Poland. They had 8 children. Annie, Molly, Joe, Mary, Abe, Nat, Liliian and Esther. Abe was my grandfather. Nat married Betty and had Lester, Lenore, Arnold and Marilyn. Arnold Morris is Ashley’s grandfather he married Marilyn Keats and Had Kit and Lisa
Lisa married Michael Tisdale and had Ashley. I have only met Ashley’s Grandfather , Step Grandma and half Aunt Ronnie Popeil is the grandson of Mary Morris and Isadore Popeil

barbie November 27, 2009 at 4:39 am

dat girl wit da hairstyle u loca if she waz white it would ya it duh u white white hata

ethnic November 7, 2009 at 10:20 am

that was the only pic under the creative commons license that I could find. The good ones are protected but copyrights

Nathan Teasdale November 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

how doy ou change the pics of the celebs ethnic aministrator because she could have such a better picture ? :D

ethnic October 29, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Shes definitely not freaky.

Nathan Teasdale October 29, 2009 at 5:47 am

how does she look like a freaky hoe she is 34 in the worlds 100 sexiest females of all time shes tha freaky shes there ?? hmm

Nana October 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm

She does look like a freaky hoe

ethnic September 26, 2009 at 10:37 pm

She definitely has English heritage somewhere in her bloodline.

Nathan Teasdale September 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Anglo American does mean your of English Descent Ashley Tisalde Is English and Jewish Tisdale can be spelt in may ways like how my second name is spelt

ethnic July 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Thats true Irish. Anglo does mean English. But Somehow the meaning changed and many people use it to refer to Americans of Northern European descent.

Irish July 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

Irish people in the states are not anglo. Maybe people of other races think of them as such, but they are not. Anglo is short for Anglo-Saxon which is English. And it is mainly applied to protestants.

tash April 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I didn’t know she is half jewish that’s cool I’m to. No wonder I look like her

Me! April 16, 2011 at 8:55 am
ethnic March 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Thanks for the post. the name Tisdale is of English origin. Also Anglo means people of English origin. However in the States Irish, Welsh and Scots are often also referred to as Anglo-American. The Latin name for England is Anglia which means the land of Angels.

stepuptotheplateifyougotguts March 19, 2009 at 8:29 am

Yeah… but how do u know that she has British (English, Scottish, Irish, and/or Welsh) heritage??? I use Anglo too though… I don’t use it just for “British” people I used it for ALL people of European descent.

ethnic March 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm

It basically means an American who has British heritage.

princess March 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm

what is anglo-american?lol

What a lovely winter day December 1, 2008 at 4:36 pm

She is white white.

ethnic August 11, 2008 at 3:30 am

This term usually refers to English Americans, German Americans, Irish Americans, and other northern European descent peoples, comprising the majority of English-speaking Europeans in the United States. In other words Caucasian Americans.

mia August 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm

whats anglo-american

fuzzybear January 27, 2011 at 12:50 am

To MMI

Jews come in many colors,not just white

Me! April 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

M.M.I. fuzzybear is right! Jews are today mostly White also called Ashkenazi or something.. but there are also Black Ethiopians and others..! :)

Fuzzybear April 17, 2011 at 4:09 am

Also the black jews of south africa.There once were many black Jews in West Africa,Many were Houses in Fort Juda.However most I believe were shipped to different places over here.Oh also I forgot about the Asian Jews

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