Betty Cantrell

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Baciliky Andris Cantrell

Place of Birth: Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 1, 1994

Ethnicity:
*German, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch (father)
*Greek (mother)

Betty Cantrell is an American beauty pageant titleholder. She was named Miss America 2016.

Betty is the daughter of Anastasia and Michael “Mike” Cantrell. Her name, “Baciliky”, comes from the Greek word “Βασιλική” (pronounced “Vasiliki”), and means “royalty”.

She has stated:

My mother’s mother was named Vasiliki, and her American nickname was Betty. My mom said that when she had a daughter she would name her Vasiliki and call her Betty, so here I am.

One of Betty’s paternal great-grandfathers was an opera singer in his native Germany.

Betty’s paternal grandparents are Boyd Theodore Cantrell, Jr. (the son of Boyd T. Cantrell and Willie Woods) and Lieselotte/Lottie Rose Wutzer.

Sources: http://www.grreporter.info
http://www.ajc.com
http://www.macon.com

Betty’s paternal grandfather, Boyd Theodore Cantrell, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Betty’s paternal great-grandparents, Boyd T. Cantrell and Willie Woods – https://familysearch.org

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1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Father’s birth record
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8FD-1QK
    Grandparents are Boyd Theodore Cantrell Jr. and Lieselotte Rose Wutzer.

    Grandfather
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3ND6-33Z
    great-grandparents
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW3B-GHS

    Her father is also of Scottish, English, Irish and Dutch ancestry.

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