Brad Pitt

by ethnic on September 13, 2013

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Birth Name: William Bradley Pitt

Place of Birth: Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1963

Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, along with small amounts (to varying degrees) of German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, and French

Brad Pitt is an American actor and producer. He was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the son of Jane Etta (Hillhouse) and William Alvin Pitt, and was raised in Springfield, Missouri. He was raised a Baptist, but no longer practices the religion. Brad is married to actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he has six children. His brother is businessperson and philanthropist Douglas Pitt. Brad was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1995, and again in 2000.

Brad’s family has lived in the United States for many generations. Most of Brad’s documented ancestors are English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, along with small amounts (to varying degrees) of German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, and French.

During an interview on Inside the Actors Studio (2012), Brad stated that his ancestry is:

…probably… Irish-Scots, Germans who settled in the area… Native American Indian… I know we have some Seminole, and some Cherokee Indian, in us.

No Cherokee or Seminole Native American ancestors have been documented in publicly available family trees of Brad Pitt. While he did not mention English ancestry, English comprises much of Brad’s lineage.

Brad is a third cousin, once removed, of actor Tyler Christopher. Brad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, George Washington Dorris and Nanny Rosalene/Rosaleen Smith, were also Tyler’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents.

Brad’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Monroe Pitt (the son of Oliver Brown Pitt and Rosa Lee Dorris). Oliver was the son of Thomas Monroe Pitt and Mary Isabella/Belle Armor/Armer Ray. Rosa was the daughter of George Washington Dorris and Nanny Rosalene/Rosaleen Smith.

Brad’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Jean Brown (the daughter of Lester Benny Brown and Una Valerie Coker). Lester was the son of William Henry Brown and Minnie Martha Moore. Una was the daughter of Richard Ogle Coker and Laura Tryphena/Trephena Trotter.

Brad’s maternal grandfather was Hal Knox Hillhouse (the son of Emory/Emery A. Hillhouse and Etta Colemon/Colman/Coleman Williams). Emory was the son of Elijah Boyd Hillhouse, Jr. and Malinda/Melinda Burrel/Burrell Morris. Etta was the daughter of Henry Thomas Williams and Ida Mae Isbell.

Brad’s maternal grandmother was Clara Maurine/Mae Bell (the daughter of Finis Alonzo/Alonza Bell and Lenora Jane Hammer). Finis was the son of William Saterfield Bell and Sarah Elizabeth Neece. Lenora was the daughter of Felix Emery Hammer and Sarah Angeline Parker. Brad’s seven times great-grandfather, John Johannes Hammer, was born, c. 1683, in Palatimate, Germany.

Sources: Genealogies of Brad Pitt – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Brad’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Brad Pitt (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Brad’s maternal grandparents, Hal Knox Hillhouse and Clara Maurine/Mae Bell – http://www.findagrave.com

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

vilgotaan May 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Why does so may americans say they are of native american ethnicities?

andrew December 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm
andrew November 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm
andrew July 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm
Blackbuddafly June 27, 2016 at 12:21 am

Ignore the comments english peeps. Nothing to see here but insecure mediterraneans trolling the British. Hilariously enough they kiss up to northern europeans on other boards while being extra racist to latinos and arabs which is hilarious because they look closer to those latinos and arabs than they do northern europeans. I suppose that’s where some of the animosity comes from. Not being considered “true white”.

caligurl2 July 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm

So people who criticise the British are automatically mediterraneans? sounds like you’re just making assumption which brings up the question why jump to mediterraneans so quickly? animosity towards them? I do know that British girls have a thing for southern men. They always choose either Spain or Italy as the countries with the hottest men on every poll so maybe that’s why you dislike them? I notice that ethnic groups tend to dislike other ethnic groups a lot when their women are after them.

Tyler Durden February 10, 2016 at 10:55 am

LOL funny that everyone seems to hate the British but in the end everyone wants to look like them. I don’t understand why people especially Americans try so hard to dissolve the influence of the British on North America. Do you think it makes Americans ugly or something? because I gotta tell you, Australians are far more British than Americans and Australians are also better looking than Americans on average so there!

gel February 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

Thats because they’re Irish!

Tyler Durden February 10, 2016 at 12:07 pm

No, English are the majority by far. More Australians report English ancestry than anything else and most of the people who identify as “Australian” are English as well.

gel February 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm

They’re in denial.

Tyler Durden February 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Nah I think your super anti-english sentiment is just clouding your judgement. You can’t go to any country in the anglosphere without seeing lots of English/British cultural and phenotypical influence. Just get over it lol. The British were awesome just accept it and move on.

caligurl2 April 17, 2016 at 8:51 am

And Gel does have a point MANY Australians are mixed or not English. Especially the attractive entertainers. Just a few of the well known ones.

Hugh Jackman – Part Greek
David Zaharakis – Greek
Ryan Kwanten – Croatian
Yvonne Stahovski – Polish
Andy Whitfield – Welsh
Russle Crow – A mutt with Irish and Welsh

Even the Hemsworth brothers have German and Dutch ancestry. Australians are just like Americans today. No anglosphere nations are pure English anymore. Australia might have more English than America or Canada but they’re still mixed too. I don’t see why the English are put on a pedestal above everyone else. Often times the full English celebrities either look average or ugly with next to no sex appeal. The mixed ones are often the best look as we can see here with Brad Pitt.

caligurl2 April 17, 2016 at 8:34 am

Since when? The general consensus everywhere around the world is that the British are ugly. British themselves often don’t want to be British and lie about being something more exotic. Most of Britain’s celebs aren’t even all English. These days the British are as mixed up as Americans are.

There’s swedes, italians, irish, spanish, germans etc all over British entertainment. You’re more likely to see a British actor with multiple ancestries today than full English. No one wants to look British and that very claim, idealogy and arrogance is exactly why the Brits catch such a hard time from everyone.

visokozen April 27, 2016 at 10:39 am

Man that stupid argument is still going strong.I personally think brad pitt is ugly.

Greyface April 27, 2016 at 11:47 am

the average person of ANY ancestry is ugly, but the top tier model class English people are objectively the best looking.

gel April 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Quite a claim – who are these uber great-looking people?

Greyface April 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

I already listed plenty for you on emily blunt’s page yesterday.
the atlantid phenotype is SUPREME

visokozen April 28, 2016 at 1:32 am

Well good for you. I like scandinavians.

Arunkate3 January 9, 2016 at 6:15 pm

I was 2007 in Uk ( England , Wales, Ireland , Scottland )
i spent 3 Month there so i know about the British People . A lot of British Mens are more handsome than their women , british girls are not so attraktive .
Germany has more beautiful Girls / Women than Guys .

Arunkate3 January 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Hollywood Actors who looks like typical Germans are :
L Dicaprio , Kevin Kostner , Michael Fassbender , Kirsten Dunst

Brad Pitt looks so different , his facial features are so different it is not very common in Germany .

Im not gay but of course he is a handsome man , he is a work of art .

gel January 10, 2016 at 3:35 am

Brad Pitt reminds me of Dwight Eisenhower – so I guess its a German look:

http://images.art.com/images/products/regular/13213000/13213176.jpg

Arunkate3 December 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Im Caucasian with remote Indian ancetrsy ( great great Grandmother) living in Germany. Hey you fools nobody here in Germany looks like Brad Pitt because he has more British ancestry than others.
Please look at his Facial features , for me he looks more British than other ethnicity. Bye

caligurl2 December 31, 2015 at 8:33 am

LOL what’s with British people and this constant flip flopping with race?

When someone says you’re not Germanic enough, suddenly you all become “just like Germans” descendents of Thor and Scandinavians. When someone says a guy/girl looks more Germanic than the average Brit suddenly “no germans look like us” we look celt. You’re a homogeneous people until someone mentions you’re inbred or ugly then you become “the most diverse country in the world”. LOLbrits make up your goddamn minds.

ashash January 1, 2016 at 12:58 am

caligurl2, please get a life. Yes, a lot of actors have British ancestry, as they do German, Jewish, and Italian. It’s not a big deal. Your obsession with Brits is beyond creepy.

caligurl2 January 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

No what’s truly creepy is this sites obsession with British people. Desperation to portray actors as English (even going so far as to put English first and point out how insignificant their other ancestry is) when these actors themselves DON’T even consider themselves English. I was looking at the Chad M Murray page how he said himself he was Polish and Irish. Then you had someone already trying to tell him what he is despite him already identifying with what he was. Lets not forget the constant usage of “Anglo American” as a placeholder when this site is not sure of the person’s ancestry. It seems some people have a legit anglospheric view of the world. Brits don’t have a monopoly on fair skin, blue eyes and fair hair. Infact they’re the darkest of all northern europeans but some how when someone has these features automatically they’re anglo?

caligurl2 January 26, 2016 at 10:31 am

To simplify my point; This is not the 1600s anymore. Anglophiles pretending it is need to wake up (you’re one of the culprits). We are not British or mostly British, and even the people with English ancestry rarely identify with being English. So get out with this isolationist Anglo supremacy bs here pretending the US is still some Anglo saxon holy grail undermining the influence of everyone else. Anglophiles here do the same thing with statistics, trying desperately to make the population of other groups seem more insignificant to that of English despite all so called English Americans being just as mixed as any German American or what have you.

follers January 26, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Chad Michael Murray without question has English ancestry (and German, which he also didn’t mention). There’s no reason for this web site to exist if it’s just going to list what people have said about their own ancestry. We would still have half of A-list Hollywood actors listed as Cherokee Native Americans.

crunty February 1, 2016 at 6:48 am

If you travel to the shires, like norfolk, suffolk, essex, kent — in other words, outside of London, and in the direction of the north sea, you will find a lot of blondes there, especially amongst the kids. Combined, norfolk and suffolk are called east anglia, seeing as you sound so obsessed with “anglos”.

gel December 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

Don’t know any British who look like that.

What makes you say that? – You must have an example.

caligurl2 April 17, 2016 at 8:37 am

I’ve been to East England, infact there are loads of websites dedicated to this anthropology stuff that also has threads filled with East English people. They are dark haired on average and not Blonde. They’re not very tall either. It’s very peculiar that the British are so desperate to look Germanic because British culture is the exact opposite in the glorification of Rome and southern cultures.

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