Burt Reynolds

by follers on May 4, 2014

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Birth Name: Burton Leon Reynolds

Place of Birth: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1936

Ethnicity: English, with some German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and Dutch

Burt Reynolds is an American actor, director, and producer. Burt is the son of Fern/Fernette Harrietta (Miller) and Burton Milo Reynolds. He has English, and some German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and Dutch, ancestry.

Burt is sometimes said to have Italian ancestry. This is not accurate.

Burt is often cited as having some degree of Cherokee Native American ancestry, specifically on his father’s side. This Cherokee Native American ancestry has never been documented/verified.

Burt’s paternal grandfather was John Burton Reynolds (the son of John/Eli Burton Reynolds and Elizabeth Lattimore). Burt’s great-grandfather John was the son of Eli S. Reynolds and Anna Hurd Field. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Lattimore and Elizabeth Stanley.

Burt’s paternal grandmother was Effie M. Thompson (the daughter of Milo Thompson and Ann Eliza Wilcox). Milo was the son of Orin Thompson and Susannah Wright. Ann was the daughter of George Wilcox and Laura Sophronia Olmstead.

Burt’s maternal grandfather was Leon Chauncey Miller (the son of Charles Aldrille Miller and Annette Florilla/Flora Bell). Charles was the son of George Miller and Anna Akerly. Burt’s great-grandmother Annette was the daughter of David Bell and Lucy Ann Blodgett.

Burt’s maternal grandmother was Nina Bell Wheeler (the daughter of George C. Wheeler and Harriette/Harriet A. Hungerford). George was the son of William Wheeler and Sarah Wright. Harriette was the daughter of Elias B. Hungerford and Polly Lovina Tucker.

Sources: Genealogy of Burt Reynolds – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Burt’s parents – http://findagrave.com

Burt’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Burt’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Burt’s paternal grandmother, Effie M. Thompson, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Burt’s maternal grandmother, Nina Bell Wheeler, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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neiltennant June 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

ETHNICELEBS is so strange

1 year ago there were 20 celebs with PROOFED NATIVE AMERICAN DESCENT

TAYLOR LAUTNER
TOMMY LEE JONES
AARON CARTER
BURT REYNOLDS
and many more

and now 1 year later all of them are only whites with european descent
very strange

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Yeah, I don’t get it.

He definitely has native ancestry. Anglo-Celtics don’t look like that. Lol.

Even George Clooney is hiding something. Though it isn’t native blood, but perhaps Arab or Spanish.

andrew June 16, 2016 at 2:41 am
Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

nice mustache

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Always thought he was more dutch or even some Latin on him. The native American rumors were stupid. Lol. He looks fully European. Let him go to a tribe claiming he is native American. Some native groups like Cherokees are lighter… but he wouldn’t pass as one.

neiltennant July 17, 2015 at 6:32 am

no cherokee ?

Rekta April 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

He looks Hungarian of Turanid type.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 2:02 am

Why are British/Irish Americans more darker than actual British-British people?

andrew April 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm

they tan much more

JohnC April 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Have you ever been to the UK? You seem to think that all Britons are of the pale skin variety. There are plenty of Britons with tannable skin.

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

No I haven’t, frankly. But I do watch their shows and movies, and virtually all of them are rather pale and white.

Okay, maybe in America they tan because of the stronger sun there, but then again Australia is a hot ass country and many of Anglos here are blonde and blue eyed. Can you answer that? I rarely come across George Clooney anglos in here, and when I do they happen to be mixed with Italians or Greeks…Hm…

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