Caleb Landry Jones

by follers on October 19, 2012

2012 Toronto International Film Festival - "Byzantium" Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Garland, Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 7, 1989

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Welsh

Caleb Landry Jones is an American actor and musician.

His middle name, “Landry”, is French, but it is unclear if Caleb has French ancestry.

Caleb’s maternal grandfather is Thomas Eugene Gwin (the son of Carl Windell/Wendell Gwin and Beulah/Beaulah Elizabeth Giesler). Thomas was born in New Mexico. Carl was the son of David Floriden/Floridan Gwin and Lora E. Shofner. Beulah was the daughter of Gilbert Augusta/Augustus Giesler and Cora May Ford.

Caleb’s maternal grandmother is Betty Jean Hill (the daughter of Sylvester Parks Hill and Ruth Frances Jennings). Betty was born in Texas. Sylvester was the son of William Park Hill and Ardella Virginia Webb. Ruth was likely the daughter of Worth Alston Jennings, Sr. and Eddie Johnson Vansant.

Sources: Caleb’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Eugene Gwin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Caleb’s maternal great-grandmother, Beulah/Beaulah Elizabeth Giesler (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Caleb’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jean Hill, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Likely genealogy of Caleb’s maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Frances Jennings –

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phaedra April 10, 2016 at 1:29 am

He’s the whitest white guy.

LucarioCooper September 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

God, he’s pale.

follers September 15, 2013 at 7:21 am

Ethnic, picture please. :-)

follers September 16, 2013 at 6:16 am

Thank you! He looks like a young Willem Dafoe.

andrew September 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Dafoe is more ugly . His wife is Italian, for what it’s worth lol

follers November 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

He played Dafoe’s son in The Florida Project.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 6:10 am

full Welsh probably

follers September 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

It is unlikely, after a likely 300 years in the United States. Basically the only way he could be full Welsh is if his parents were born there.

The “Landry” middle name is French and might indicate some Cajun roots.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 6:19 am

agree, bit hard. But both surnames are Welsh. Landry is a middle name and it’s not ethnically relevant

follers September 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

I added more on his mother’s side. The name “Geisler” rules out a full Welsh family tree. Some lines on his ancestor’s tree go to England.

I know “Landry” is a middle name, but sometimes, especially in the American South, people use a grandmother’s or great-grandmother’s maiden name for someone’s middle name.

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