Chelsea Tyler

by madman on August 15, 2016

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Birth Name: Chelsea Anna Tallarico

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 6, 1989

Ethnicity: English, German, 1/8th Italian, 1/8th Polish, 1/8th Greek, small amounts of Welsh, Scottish, about 1/128th African-American, 1/256th Cherokee Native American, remote French

Chelsea Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of musician Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico) and fashion desginer Teresa Ann Barrick. Among Chelsea’s half-siblings are actresses/models Liv Tyler and Mia Tyler. Chelsea is married to actor Jon Foster, and together they form the electro soul duo Kaneholler.

Chelsea’s father is of one quarter Italian, one quarter German, and one quarter Polish, descent, and also has English, and distant Welsh, ancestry; on the show Who Do You Think You Are? (2017), Chelsea’s sister Liv discovered that her great-great-great-great-grandfather, Robert J. Elliott, was of half or part African-American ancestry. He was married to her ancestor, English-born Elizabeth “Betsey”/”Betsy” Rollins, in New York.

Chelsea’s mother is of 1/4 Greek, as well as English, German, small amounts of Scottish, Welsh, at least 1/128th Cherokee Native American, and remote French, ancestry. One of Chelsea’s maternal fifth great-grandfathers, Hair “De-Go-S-Ka” Conrad, was the son of Onai of Ani’-Tsi’skwa (Bird Clan), a Cherokee Native American, and of Hamilton Gunrod Conrad, whose father, Johann Jacob Conrad, was a German or Dutch immigrant, and whose mother, Jennie Taylor, was apparently Scottish (although some sources state that she was a Cherokee Native American, or of half Scottish/Cherokee descent).

Chelsea’s paternal grandfather was Victor Alphonse Tallarico (the son of Giovanni Tallarico and Panta Olga Constanze/Constance Neidhart). Giovanni was born in Cotronei, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, the son of Alfonso Tallarico and Stella Albi. Panta was born in New York, to German parents, Oscar Neidhart, from Gerlachsheim, Lauda-Königshofen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann, from Berlin.

Chelsea’s paternal grandmother was Susan Ray Blancha (the daughter of Felix Carol Blancha, whose surname was originally “Czarnyszewicz”, and of Bessie June Elliott). Felix was a Polish emigrant, from Klitchew Klichev, and was the son of Franciszek Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia Miluta. Bessie was the daughter of Robert J. Elliot and Edna Raynette Tibbittsthaver/Tibbits.

Chelsea’s maternal grandfather was Marion Frank Barrick (the son of Marion Frank Barrick and Scottie May/Mae Hampton). Chelsea’s great-grandfather Marion was the son of George Alexander Barrick and Emmaline/Emaline “Eva” Hair. Scottie was the daughter of John Anderson Hampton and Ella L. Redwine.

Chelsea’s maternal grandmother is Helan Addie Shultz (the daughter of Orville/Arvil L. Shultz and Fannie/Fanny Kyron). Orville was the son of James Fay Shultz and Addie Belle/Joahana Adda Shackelford. Fannie was born in Turkey, and was likely of Greek descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Chelsea Tyler (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogies of Chelsea’s father (through Chelsea’s half-sister, Liv Tyler) –

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots, at The Huffington Post –

Obituary of Chelsea’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico –

Genealogy of Chelsea Tyler (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emmaline/Emaline Hair –

Chelsea’s maternal great-grandmother, Scottie May/Mae Hampton, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Information about Chelsea’s Cherokee Native American ancestry –

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal grandmother, Helan Addie Shultz (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Chelsea’s maternal great-grandparents, Orville/Arvil L. Shultz and Fannie/Fanny Kyron, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

madman March 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

Fannie Kyron’s language isn’t listed as Greek on the 1930 U.S. Census. I don’t think it says Turkish either. Maybe someone who is more familiar with handwriting can read what it says.

bablah March 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

It says unknown.

follers March 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Most Kyrons are ethnic Greeks.

madman August 16, 2016 at 1:51 am

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal grandmother, Helan Addie Shultz –

madman August 16, 2016 at 1:52 am

Chelsea’s mother is of 1/8th Greek —> Chelsea’s mother is of 1/4 Greek

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