Chris Evans

by ethnic on August 1, 2010

Birth Name: Christopher Robert Evans

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

Date of Birth: June 13, 1981

*25% German
*25% Irish
*25% Italian
*25% mix of Welsh, English, and Scottish

Chris Evans is an American actor and director/filmmaker. Often recognized for appearing in films adapted from comic books, he is perhaps best known for his roles in the film Not Another Teen Movie (2001), as the Human Torch in two Fantastic Four films, and for portraying Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He is the son of Lisa (Capuano) and George Robert “Bob” Evans III. His uncle (mother’s brother) is congressman Mike Capuano (D) of Massachusetts. His brother, Scott Evans, is also an actor.

Chris’s paternal grandfather was of Welsh, English, and Scottish descent, while Chris’s paternal grandmother was of German ancestry. Chris’s mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent.

Chris’s paternal grandfather is George Robert Evans, Jr. (the son of George Robert Evans and Maude/Maud Ellen Davis, born Maude/Maud Ellen Cryer). Chris’s grandfather George was born in Texas, and is a prominent graphic arts executive. Chris’s great-grandfather George was the son of Mathew James Evans, who was Welsh, and of Mary Anne “Annie” Morlee, who was born in Illinois, to English parents; Matthew’s own father was named John M. Evans. Chris’s great-grandmother Maude was the daughter of Thomas Leo Cryer and Lola Ellen McCollom; she later took on the surname of her stepfather, John Mitchell Davis.

Chris’s paternal grandmother was Alma Emma Behling (the daughter of John Frank Behling and Ruth Annette Marold). Alma was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Johann Dietrich/Detrich Behling and Johanna Marschhausen/Marchhausen, who were German. Ruth was the daughter of John C. Marold and Emma Louise Schneider, who were both also of German descent.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Capuano (the son of Michele “Michael” Capuano and Sabina Solimina/Solimene/Solimele). Andrew was born in Massachusetts, to parents who were born in Candida, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. Michele was the son of Ignato Capuano. Sabina was the daughter of Sabbato Solimele and Luigia/Louise Rullo.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Rita Marie Garvey (the daughter of Earl Everett Garvey and Grace Agnes Shaughnessy). Rita was born in Massachusetts. Earl was the son of Thomas F. Garvey, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Coggin/Coggins, who was Irish. Grace was the daughter of Irish-born parents, Martin Shaughnessy and Margaret “Maggie” Burke.

Chris’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Honora Morgan, who was born in Ireland.

Sources: Notes on Chris’s ancestry –

Genealogies of Chris Evans –

Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, George Robert Evans, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
George Robert Evans on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, George Robert Evans –

Genealogy of Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Maude/Maud Ellen Cryer/Davis (focusing on her stepfather, John Mitchell Davis) –

Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Maude/Maud Ellen Cryer/Davis, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary and genealogy of Chris’s paternal grandmother, Alma Emma (Behling) Evans –

Genealogy of Chris’s mother (through her own brother, Michael Everett Capuano) –

Chris’s maternal grandfather, Andrew Capuano, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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andrew September 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm
MettaWorkPlease November 11, 2016 at 4:52 am

He really is Captain America. He’s got top 4 ethnicities most white Americans have

andrew June 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm
andrew September 2, 2017 at 8:15 pm
andrew May 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

His brother Scott Evans is an actor.

crunty May 7, 2016 at 11:06 am

With a surname like Evans, he’s definitely got some Welsh boyo in him.

caligurl2 April 18, 2016 at 8:26 pm

I can see the Italian, some expressions he makes he looks like Paolo Cannavaro

andrew October 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Candida, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.

klsoukup June 25, 2015 at 6:27 pm

*possible* correction re: findagrave links

I found this article in regards to whom I believe to be Chris’s great grandfather. Says he is buried in West Point Military Cemetery, and is linked to a Mary Ellen Davis Evans

Your link to Maud has a different Maud Davis Evans.

Interested to see what you think

follers June 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Chris’s great-grandmother, Maude Ellen Davis, was born around 1911 according to the 1940 census, and is listed by birth name in books like “Who’s Who in California” and on the Texas Birth Records.

I think it’s possible that Chris’s great-grandfather re-married. Notice that Mary Ellen Evans is listed as having been born in 1917, which means she was very unlikely to have been the mother of someone who was born in 1931, Chris’s grandfather. Chris’s great-grandparents George and Maude were still married in 1940, so the re-marriage would have had to have happened later.

klsoukup June 25, 2015 at 10:16 pm

i think you are correct. thanks for following up!

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 6:19 am

25% Italian

No wonder I kinda found him attractive even though he was never my type. There was something Italian about him that I can’t put my finger on…

GLXY October 26, 2014 at 3:13 am

I knew he wasn’t just Irish and Italian

SeanieCooper April 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

His father is possibly Irish with remote a Welsh.

JasonBaker April 20, 2014 at 6:16 am

He’s hot as hell!

Gurrl February 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm

looks british isles with a touch of Italian.

Multiethnicchick February 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

50% sexy

roman2886 February 3, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I always thought he had Welsh in him has last name is Welsh.

Alice February 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Yes definitely somewhere in his ancestry.

L January 15, 2014 at 5:53 am

he looks like sam rockwell

Jerry December 27, 2013 at 3:13 am

Wow, the admins here dont even filter out racial slurs….

hyperjamie September 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I thought he was half Irish and half Italian. So I guess he is half Irish, quarter Welsh, quarter Italian, yes?

follers April 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

His mother is half Italian and half Irish (not just Italian). See the tree below, of her brother, congressman Michael Capuano.

How do we know that his father is Welsh and Irish, though? There doesn’t seem to be much on his background anywhere.

andrew April 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Capuano is a common Southern Italian surname.

LOPAC AGREES March 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm


andrew April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

man get a life and stop trolling. Grow up!!

Wow March 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

WOP is an offensive term to Italians, kinda like calling Latin Americans “spics” just so you know.

Wow March 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

You are right Dolphin. Chris Evans is CLEARLY Black and Asian.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

He is. :D

Me myself and I January 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

to those who don’t get it, (Lopac) this is sarcasm. :)

lopac March 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

din’t you say that southern europeans are white now your saying there not. wow I din’t know retarted people can use computers.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

You just do not get my humor.

storm January 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

i never knew he wasn’t white. southern europeans are mixed live with it ok. my german friends say they are the true whites. i will never consider him, robert de niro, megan fox, anne hathaway, britney spears, hayden panettierre, katy perry, paris hilton, lindsay lohan, russell Crowe, jessica simpson, elvis pressley white mmkay. they may look white but their DNA don’t say they are white. it says they are mixed. white Australians, Canadians, and ESP. Americans say they are white but they lie. I can see the native and black in them from a mile away. true whites are Germans only

Jerry December 27, 2013 at 3:12 am

Wow you are straight up retardedly racist. You base this one what? Warped interpretations of hitlers agenda? Hey, guess what! Hitler’s mentor and closest ally was Mussolini (the leader of Italy). Hitler himself didn’t view Italians as non-whites, so not sure why morons like you who probably praise the guy would. Man, the ignorance and racism just runs rampant here.

martin January 4, 2014 at 10:42 am
Eduardo January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Im not gay but man he is hot and what a bod have you seen the movie fantastic four when he was wearing the towel his bod DAMN ha ha.

longhaired thick lightskinned gyal December 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Ain’t nothing with being gay, but yeah what you said does sound zesty. It’s ok to come out the closet boo.

ratkom January 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm

italian and irish chris too would like to see Italy!

M December 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

Evans is a Welsh name too so he may have some Welsh ancestry on his father’s side

myspace celebrity August 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm

He’s awesome.

Dave August 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

His maternal grandfather was Italian, but his maternal grandmother was Irish, too.

His mother’s brother is congressman Mike Capuano, whose ancestry is traced here (Andrew Capuano and Rita Garvey are Chris’ maternal grandparents)

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