Carrie Underwood

by ethnic on February 8, 2010

Birth Name: Carrie Marie Underwood

Place of Birth: Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1983

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Irish, and German

Carrie Underwood is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actress. She won the fourth season of the show American Idol (in 2005). See other American Idol winners here.

Carrie was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and was raised in Checotah, Oklahoma.

Carrie is married to Canadian-born hockey player Mike Fisher, with whom she has a son.

Carrie has English, as well as some Scottish, Irish, and German, ancestry. There are internet claims that she has some degree of Muscogee Creek (Native American) heritage. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. In a 2013 interview, Carrie herself seemed to say that she does not have Native American ancestry.

Asked about having Scottish ancestry, she said:

That’s on my Wikipedia and I don’t know why. Someone keeps putting it up there. According to that page I’m also a member of a Native American tribe… We keep changing it and they keep changing it back: they’re adamant I’m Scottish… I mean, I could be. My dad recently told me that my great-great-grandfather was born in Ireland.

Carrie’s paternal grandfather was Bryan Gladys Underwood (the son of Harmon H. Underwood and Myrtle Higgins). Bryan was born in Oklahoma. Harmon was the son of James Gideon Underwood and Eliza Jane Allen. Myrtle was the daughter of William W. Higgins and Elizabeth Corbett.

Carrie’s paternal grandmother was Nell Ella Green (the daughter of William Henry Green and Susan Estelle Spicer). Nell was born in Oklahoma. Susan was the daughter of Louis Spicer and Palmyra McCullar.

Carrie’s maternal grandfather was William Carl Shatswell (the son of Lester B. Shatswell and Rosie E. Needham). William was born in Oklahoma. Lester was the son of George Riley Shatswell and Sarah Emeline/Emmaline Pierce. Rosie was the daughter of Ira Andrew Needham and Bertha M. Spencer.

Carrie’s maternal grandmother was Gladys Faye Luke (the daughter of Stanton M. Luke and Adeline Gillespie). Gladys was born in Oklahoma. Stanton was the son of Thomas K. Luke and Nancy Jane Whisenhunt.

Sources: Genealogies of Carrie Underwood –

Genealogies of Carrie’s maternal grandparents, William Carl Shatswell and Gladys Faye (Luke) Shatswell –

Carrie’s maternal grandfather, William Carl Shatswell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Carrie’s maternal great-grandfather, Lester B. Shatswell, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Carrie’s maternal great-grandparents, Stanton M. Luke and Adeline Gillespie, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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andrew July 15, 2016 at 7:19 pm
follers July 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

According to who? This is all already addressed in the text.

andrew July 16, 2016 at 3:54 am

You already know the answer…btw I found Stanton Luke

cwm85 August 4, 2015 at 8:19 am

Her husband is very lucky… I always despite surname thought she’d be more german, Swedish, danish… but english people generally are not the tannest in Britain anyway…

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

she looks so german

A user July 28, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Its funny how when someone is majority english descent, if their blonde “they look so german” if their dark featured “they look so italian”.

neiltennant August 4, 2015 at 8:14 am

I do live in germany and really i knew girls who looked like her

and i mean the face and not the bleached hair etc.

by the way those girls who resemble her were both brown haired

crunty July 18, 2016 at 1:07 pm

People are generally ignorant, and look at the world one dimensionally. They can be forgiven…or perhaps not. Underwood is an English surname, but the USA was full of imposters in the past, anglicizing their names to fit in. This lady looks like she has some English ancestry, though.

neiltennant May 20, 2018 at 3:19 am

YOU PIECE OF S–T cannot read

i already mentioned that im from germany and have seen tons of girls with that looks

and those were brunettes like CARRIE UNDERWOOD

she is a fake blonde

J.J. November 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm

looks and awful lot like emily osment

fuzzybear44 May 3, 2015 at 11:46 pm

I was going to say that

Crates December 26, 2012 at 7:02 am

so exotic and mongoloid looking

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

Umm are we looking at the same picture??? She looks like a white girl, like straight up white. Not exotic at all. You need glasses.

follers November 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

She would fit perfectly in Mongoloidia.

AM April 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Obviously, Carrie Underwood cares whether she’s 1/32 Native American. And that”s all that matters; end of story!

Ariana March 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

who cares abt the NA blood. its fucking only 1/32…. shes white end of story!!

Crates December 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

non-white is non white, no middle ground

This land is our.. blood this... January 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm

“…and we shall all be Americans; you will mix with us by marriage, your blood will run in our veins, and will spread with us over this great island” – Thomas Jefferson

Me January 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Who cares?

great May 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

always makes me laugh when people are in disbelief of a white skin person having native american blood. have you ever heard of intermixing? she has some exotic features like her eyes, nose and shape of her face. besides she’s from the south, many southerners are part NA. many are even proud of it. it is NOT a big deal people…

Selene-The-Immortal January 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

She is 1/32nd Muscogee Creek Native American.

Amala January 30, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I heard somewhere that she said she had no Scottish blood. I think it was in a fanclub interview or something…

Mia August 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

She reminds me of Emily Osment, both her voice and face

anna August 22, 2010 at 10:14 am
ethnic August 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Anna, thanks for the links but they are just speculating that she is English and is 1/32 Native American. however I do believe she has English heritage, but I need a solid source.

another thing is that I agree with that blog post, in that its strange they dont mention Muscogee Creek heritage on Wikipedia.

anna August 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

i’m sorry,i read it on a fansite forum.i have to check it again because i can’t remember the name..:)

ethnic August 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Anna do you have a link for that info?

anna August 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

she’s also partly english and only 1/32 native american…

Micia Leigh August 10, 2010 at 5:46 am

she does NOT look native american! i mean, SHES BLONDE!

Paul. January 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm

It’s called hydrogen peroxide.

baby fantasy January 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm

stupid but yeah thats true

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 12, 2010 at 6:40 am

thats because alot of people are der considering the english ruled nearly the whole of the world thats why and its says right there so get ya facts right

Anonymous February 12, 2010 at 12:38 am

He thinks everyone is english! LOL

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm
Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 7:57 am


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