Bryce Dallas Howard

by ethnic on September 1, 2010

Bryce Dallas Howard

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.

Sources: Genealogies of Bryce Dallas Howard – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

MettaWorkPlease November 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Thank goodness she doesn’t look like her dad

Man from Leblon October 29, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Correction please –
Rio Grande Do Sul, Empire of Brazil, of German descent.

kaiserreich – means empire in German and it is not a city in Brazil. Brazil was an Empire until it became a Republic.

CutieMeg May 6, 2015 at 10:28 am

looks russian. very pretty girl

Alice October 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

Hi follers – McBride can be Irish or Scottish. It originally came from Co Donegal in Ireland.
http://www.houseofnames.com/mcbride-family-crest

Alice November 10, 2012 at 5:35 am

I really think that there were Irish people in the US in these times. The St Patrick’s Day Parade started in 1737 in Boston. Irish were in the US from the start. There were Irish in the US before the potato famine.

Anonymous October 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

is German and Irish gonna get added

LIL VACHA September 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

YEAH ETHNIC, I THINK HER ETHNICITY IS ENGLISH, IRISH, AND GERMAN, BASED ON WHAT I SEE IN THE GENEALOGY WEBSITE. =]

Anonymous September 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Her maternal grandmother might be German their surnames are SCHMID and SCHULZ

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