Chrissy Teigen

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Birth Name: Christine Diane Teigen

Place of Birth: Delta, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Norwegian, German (father)
*Thai (mother)

Chrissy Teigen is an American model.

Her father is of Norwegian and German descent. Her mother is Thai. Chrissy is married to musician John Legend, with whom she has two children.

Chrissy’s paternal grandfather was Henry Elmer Teigen (the son of Hans Iversen Teigen and Ida Helmin Dahl). Henry was born in North Dakota. Hans was the son of Iver Hansen Kirketeigen/Teigen and Kari Olsdatter Stigen, who were born in Oppland, Norway. Ida was also Norwegian.

LOS ANGELES – JUN 14: Chrissy Teigen arrives to the “Lip Sync Battle” FYC Event on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. photo by DFree

Chrissy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth H. Schafer (the daughter of Richard John Schafer and Minnie Augusta Heller). Ruth was born in North Dakota. Richard was born in Minnesota, of German descent, the son of Mathias Schäfer and Katherine Maria Warmuth. Minnie was a German immigrant, from Flatow, Brandenburg, and was the daughter of John Albert Heller and Rosella Frantz.

Chrissy possibly has remote English roots. Her ninth great-grandmother, Susanna Stevens, was from Oberlangen. Susanna’s surname is of English origin. However, it is not clear if Susanna was of English ancestry.

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Genealogy of Chrissy Teigen (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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37 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Chrissy has possibly remote English roots. Her 9th great-grandmother was Susanna Stevens, of Oberlangen. Susanna’s surname is of English origin. However, it is not clear if Chrissy has English ancestry.

  2. Manila says:

    Richard Schafer’s father, Mathias “Matthew/Matt” Schäfer, was probably born in Luxembourg. However, I cannot confirm that yet.

  3. Manila says:

    Hans I. Teigen’s middle name is Iversen. He had no middle name at the time of his confirmation to the Lutheran Church.

  4. Manila says:

    I looked at Chrissy’s genealogy and her paternal grandmother was an ethnic German. Ruth’s maiden surname is Schafer. She was the daughter of Richard John Schafer and Minnie Augusta Heller. Minnie was a German immigrant, from Flatow, Brandenburg.

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