Christina Applegate

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 25, 1971

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, more distant Dutch, French, Danish, Swedish, 1/512 Portuguese, remote Norwegian

Christine Applegate is an American actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Robert Applegate (Robert William Applegate), a record producer and executive, and Nancy Priddy (Nancy Lee Priddy), an actress and musician. She is married to musician Martyn LeNoble, with whom she has a daughter.

Most of her family has lived in the United States for many generations. Her ancestors were English, Scottish, German, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, more distant Dutch, French, Danish, Swedish, 1/512 Portuguese, and remote Norwegian. Her Portuguese roots come from her “Driggs” line, spelled Rodrigues many generations back.

Christina’s paternal grandfather was Paul Schallar/Scholler Applegate (the son of Elmer Morgan Applegate and Amy Wigglesworth). Elmer was the son of Peter Edward Applegate and Lydia Ann Kelley. Amy was English, born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, the daughter of James Wigglesworth and Elizabeth/Liza Ann Hudson.

Christina’s paternal grandmother was Lavina Victorine/Victorina/Victoria Shaw (the daughter of Ovid Victor Shaw and Lavina Weaver). Ovid was the son of William Columbus Shaw and Lucy Victorine Willett. Christina’s great-grandmother Lavina was the daughter of Jacob Weaver and Jane “Jennie” McLean/McLain.

Christina’s maternal grandfather was Carl Clarence Priddy (the son of Sylvester N. Priddy and Harriet Arena Clevenger). Sylvester was the son of John H. Priddy and Mary Ann Himes. Harriet was the daughter of Elisha Clevenger and Rebecca Eleanor/Ellen Tuttle.

Christina’s maternal grandmother was Katherina/Katherine Iona Driggs (the daughter of Herbert Charles/Cole Driggs and Minnie Handlong). Herbert was the son of Hiram C. Driggs and Louisa Woodruff May. Minnie was the daughter of Joseph Handlong and Alice Ripple.

Sources: Genealogies of Christina Applegate –

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  1. ses101 says:

    Applegate is a Scottish surname.

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