Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 2, 1981
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, remote French and Dutch
Bryce Dallas Howard is an American actress, writer, and director. She is the daughter of actor, director, and producer Ron Howard (Ronald William Howard) and writer Cheryl Howard Crew (née Alley), and the niece of actor Clint Howard. Bryce is married to actor Seth Gabel.
Her ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, Irish, and very distant French and Dutch, roots.
Bryce’s paternal grandfather is Rance Howard (born Harold Rance Beckenholdt, the son of Engel Beckenholdt and Ethel Cleo Tomlin). Rance changed his surname to “Howard” when he became an actor. Engel was the son of J. Heinrich/Henry Beckenholdt and Caroline Engelking, who were both of German descent. Ethel was the daughter of Ralph Jedediah Tomlin and Carrie Melissa Freeman.
Bryce’s paternal grandmother was Jean Frances Speegle (the daughter of William Allen Speegle and Louise Dewey). Jean was also an actress. William was the son of William T. Speegle and Lela Allen. Louise was the daughter of Edward Chancy Dewey and Sallie Ballard Johnston. Ron Howard’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Sallie E. Ballard, who was born c. 1854.
Bryce’s maternal grandfather was Charles Enos Alley, Jr. (the son of Charles Enos Alley and Maude Crew). Bryce’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Canadian parents, Jeremiah Alley and Catherine B. Gifford, from Ontario, Canada. Maude was the daughter of Robert H. Crew and Elizabeth Ann Gilcrease.
Bryce’s maternal grandmother was Vivian Joyce Schmid (the daughter of Lester Simmons Schmid and Lillian Bertha Schulz). Vivian was of German or mostly German descent. Lester was the son of Fredrick Wilhelm Schmid and Avis Mary Simmons. Lillian’s parents were Heinrich “Henry” August Schulz and Clara H. Haelfrisch. Heinrich was born in Rio Grande Do Sul, Empire of Brazil, of German descent.
Bryce’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Henrietta Louise Pautz, who was born, c. 1833, in Germany.
Genealogy of Bryce’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Bertha Schulz (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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