Christina Applegate

by ethnic on October 28, 2010

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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ses101 December 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

Applegate is a Scottish surname.

madman December 24, 2017 at 9:59 am
andrew December 24, 2017 at 10:37 am
madman December 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The surname goes back to Norfolk, England. If it was Scottish before that, it’s not worth mentioning ancestry-wise.

cdonorab July 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Correction her Weaver great great grandmother was named Jane “Jennie” McLean.

madman May 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Her “Driggs” line is Portuguese in origin. She is 1/512th Portuguese.

stlucas May 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

True. Her ancestor Joseph Driggs was originally named José Rodrigues, and he was born, c. 1686, in Portugal.

follers May 11, 2017 at 12:51 am

I don’t know. Is that for certain? According to this tree, the 1/512 “Driggs” ancestor was of Dutch descent.

madman May 11, 2017 at 9:41 am

“The Driggs family’s original immigrant ancestor has been widely cited as Josias Dratz of Brooklyn. This information has been included in published genealogies, family surname foundations, and other significant genealogical sources for two hundred years – but it appears that it is wrong. New evidence, including DNA testing, extensive research, and a thorough examination of the evidence by family researcher Richard W. Davis of Provo, Utah, indicates that Joseph Driggs was born Jose Rodrigues and was from Portugal, possibly from the Azore Islands.”

“This “theory” [about a Dutch origin for the family] has now been disproved through the Y-DNA testing of a confirmed direct descendant of Joseph Driggs and confirmed descendants of Josias Janszen Drats. Results of the testing show that any common ancestor of Joseph Driggs and Josias Janszen Drats would have lived more than 35,000 years ago. Based on the DNA testing and a review of old family letters and stories, it appears that Joseph Driggs was the anglicized name of José Rodrigues from Portugal.”

labird February 26, 2016 at 9:36 am

Correction she has Norwegian ancestry as well through an ancestor of 1600’s surnamed Bergen

visokozen June 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

That’s quite the mix

neiltennant January 21, 2014 at 7:45 am

typical super white woman

she has nothing black or dark in her.

Ajaxfan November 7, 2015 at 4:57 am

You are weird af

andrew September 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm
Alice January 8, 2014 at 3:25 am

Someone who really has green eyes.

Marc 2 December 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

So, i’m not sure but…. maybe Danish should be added…..and possibly Asgard …also :)


Marc 2 December 29, 2012 at 8:21 am

Her French ancestry from Applegate family branch

Hugh Runyan 1715
Francis Drake 1615
William Drake 1518
William Butler 1428
James Boteler III 1363
Edmund Le Boteler 1275
Theobald Le Boteler II 1200
Hervey De Clare 1090
Walter Giffard 1002
Gorm De Gamel 884
Harold of Denmark 846

Another branch of kings of Wessex

Aethelwulf Of Wessex 806
Eaba of Wessex 732
Cenred of Wessex 644
Cuthwine of Wessex 564
Crioda of Wessex 493
Esla 411

Alice December 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm

They are Norman names and there are a lot of people in the British Isles that have Norman names including myself. If this kind of ancestry is used then John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Gerard Butler should be listed as having French ancestry. It is too far back and also the Normans were a hybrid people. They were originally Vikings that were given part of northern France by treaty with the French crown.

Marc 2 December 28, 2012 at 7:54 am



Another brunch is going to Odin the God!!! …………………………….She is descended from the God!!!


Marc 2 December 28, 2012 at 7:44 am

Unbelievable! I’m in shock!!!

Christina descended from Danish vikings!!!

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