Channing Tatum

by ethnic on October 19, 2014

Birth Name: Channing Matthew Tatum

Place of Birth: Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 26, 1980

Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), distant Scottish, German, and Welsh, remote French

Channing Tatum is an American film actor, model, dancer, and producer. After early film roles, including Coach Carter, Supercross, and Havoc, he became famous for starring in the hit films Step Up, Dear John, The Vow, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike, among others. He is married to actress, producer, dancer, and model Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Channing was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2012. He is the first person born in the 1980s to have been given this title by the magazine, and thus could be considered the first millennial to have been given it.

Channing’s patrilineal line traces back to Nathaniel Tatum, who was born, c. 1599, in London, England. Channing’s family has lived in the United States, and specifically in the American South, for many generations. His documented ancestry includes English, some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), distant Scottish, German, and Welsh, and remote French.

Channing has stated that he has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. Channing’s grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. Various fan websites, citing no apparent sources, have also stated that Channing is of 1/16th African-American ancestry. No evidence has ever been produced to support this statement, either. Channing has also said that his father has Creole ancestry, possibly confusing “Creole” and “Cajun”, although no Creole nor Cajun ancestry is contained among any of his genealogy.

Channing’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Hudson Tatum (the son of Enoch Wilkerson/Wilkinson/Wilson Tatum, Sr. and Josephine/Jo Hunt). Enoch was the son of James Thomas Tatum and Martha Lisa Frances Anderson. Josephine was the daughter of James William Hunt and Alice Ferrell.

Channing’s paternal grandmother was Avis Jearlene/Jearleane/Jerlene Hunt (the daughter of Harvey Reed Hunt and Nellie Pearl Esco). Harvey was the son of William Henry Hunt and Aurelia Corrine/Corine Ross. Nellie was the daughter of Charles Fleming Esco and Georgia Lucinda Elizabeth Hopper.

Channing’s maternal grandfather was Bascom Floyd Faust (the son of Amariah/Amirah Biggs Faust and Rozella/Rosella/Rosellar Rhodes). Amariah was the son of William Lemuel/Leonard Faust and Missouri Ellen Stubbs. Rozella was the daughter of John Thomas Rhodes and Mary Elizabeth McCall.

Channing’s maternal grandmother was Mayzell/Mazell “Mozell”/”Mazzie” Allen (the daughter of William Alonzo “Lon” Allen and Ada Beatrice McGrady). William was the son of Thomas Edman Allen and Sarah Ann Frances Elizabeth Thomas. Ada was the daughter of Robert Farmer McGrady and Catherine Watson.

Sources: Genealogies of Channing Tatum – https://sites.google.com
http://gw.geneanet.org
http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Channing’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Hudson Tatum – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

Channing’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Hudson Tatum, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s paternal great-grandfather, Enoch Wilkerson/Wilkinson/Wilson Tatum (“Eugene W. Tatum”), on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Josephine/Jo Hunt (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Josephine/Jo Hunt, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s paternal grandmother, Avis Jearlene/Jearleane/Jerlene Hunt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s paternal great-grandfather, Harvey Reed Hunt, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Story about Channing’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Augustus Ross (who was the maternal grandfather of Channing’s paternal great-grandfather, Harvey Reed Hunt) – http://ca.omg.yahoo.com

Genealogies of Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Pearl Esco – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Pearl Esco, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Nellie Pearl Esco on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Channing’s maternal grandparents, Bascom Floyd Faust and Mayzell/Mazell “Mozell”/”Mazzie” Allen – http://www.findagrave.com

Channing’s maternal grandfather, Bascom Floyd Faust, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandfather, Amariah/Amirah Biggs Faust, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Channing’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Missouri Ellen Stubbs – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Channing’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Missouri Ellen Stubbs, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Missouri Ellen Stubbs on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozella/Rosella/Rosellar Rhodes, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Thomas Rhodes and Mary Elizabeth McCall, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal grandmother, Mayzell/Mazell “Mozell”/”Mazzie” Allen, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandfather, William Alonzo “Lon” Allen, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandmother, Ada Beatrice McGrady, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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cdonorab December 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

He also has a but of French in him. His great grandmother Nellie Escos mother had French ancestry through her Leseur ancestry. It can be raced to a David Leseur born in Calais in the 1680s.

phaedra April 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

People either find him crazily hot or butt ugly. Am I the only one who thinks that he’s alright? He was more attractive when he was young though. And I always preferred if he had dark eyes for some reason.

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 4:40 am

So that rumor wasn’t even true about him being a 1/4 black??

M May 31, 2015 at 8:22 am

Overrated and ugly.

abbracci May 28, 2015 at 2:39 am
celebfan May 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

It’s been alleged that his father has Creole or Cajun ancestry, but I’ve never seen it verified.

visokozen April 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Look a bit like wayne rooney.

chris91 August 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

He looks retarded to me. His eyes seem to close together and narrow his neck is huge. I dont get the appeal

J.J. September 26, 2014 at 1:49 am

he does have adhd

jaimarai April 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Me either. I don’t think he’s good looking.

WTF August 15, 2014 at 2:16 am

i think he’s ugly as fuck. he’s has a nice body, but that’s the only thing he’s got going for him. male butterface.

sararuiz July 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

I honestly don’t see what all the fuss is about Channing, I look at him, especially in the pic above and just do not find him cute at all. His features are way to close together and get a gay vibe from him, I just don’t find him atrractive

WTF August 15, 2014 at 4:54 am

lmfao i agree

andrew June 16, 2014 at 7:57 am

too white for Step Up

follers June 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

If you count the two lead actors of each film, the only non-white Step Up actors have been Ryan Guzman (half Mexican) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (if you count her as non-white because she’s 1/4 Lebanese).

J.J. July 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm

being part labanese does not make one not white and being half maxican doesn’t either unless the mexican is native/mestizo

cinnamongirlz June 15, 2014 at 4:22 am
Europa May 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Looks 100% white and caucasian.

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

He does for me too.

Don’t get the whole “1/10 Indian” thing.

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