Birth Name: Cam Joslin Gigandet
Place of Birth: Tacoma, Washington, Uited States
Date of Birth: August 16, 1982
Ethnicity: French, English, Finnish, German, Swedish, Dutch
Cam Gigandet is an American actor. He co-starred in the film Twilight and the television series The O.C. He is of approximately one sixteenth French ancestry, with his other roots including English, Finnish, German, Swedish, and Dutch.
Cam’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Hubert/Herbert Amos Gigandet, was the son of French immigrants, Francis Vincent Gigandet and Mary Humbert.
Cam’s paternal grandfather was Herbert James Gigandet (the son of James Sylvestor Gigandet and Pearl Emily Bremm). Cam’s great-grandfather James was the son of Hubert/Herbert Amos Gigandet and Clara Counts, and was of half French ancestry, along with English roots. Pearl’s parents, Peter Bremm and Dorette Wissel/Weisner, were of German descent.
Cam’s paternal grandmother is Eleanore Mae Ranta (the daughter of Onni Oscar Ranta and Edith Mildred Joslin). Onni was born in York, Ontario, Canada, to Finnish parents, John Ranta and Matilda Lindala. Edith’s father, John Carlos Joslin, had English ancestry. Edith’s mother, Myrtle Florence LaPearl Chilgren, was born to a Swedish father, Peter Chilgren, and an American-born mother, Anna/Angelica Vrooman, who had Dutch and English ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Cam’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Eliza Jane Monroe (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Cam’s paternal great-grandfather, Onni Oscar Ranta – http://www.newspapers.com
Genealogy of Cam’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Myrtle Florence LaPearl Chilgren (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com